Showing posts from February, 2012

Written Word Wednesday...

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett - I love all things Pratchett and Discworld, so I didn't doubt for a moment that I would love this book. That being said it is such an amazing and hysterical book. It is lightly poking fun at the football hooligans from Great Britain, well okay kind of roughly shoving fun at the hooligans. The characters are lovably flawed as always, and the twists and turns are ridiculous and wonderful. We get to visit some of our old favorite characters and lots of new ones too. And if you listen to the audiobook it is read for you by the amazing Stephen Briggs, who wrote the discworld companion, so he knows the world inside out and upside down. Just read the book. You will love it. :) 

1984 by George Orwell - I started this today on audio book, because Greg Proops keeps talking about it on his podcast, Smartest Man in the World, and I can't remember if I ever read it. I still don't know if I have read it It seems familiar, but I think I may be confus…

Two years later...

Today is the two year anniversary of this blog. :) Yep it was two years ago today that I decided to jump into the world of blogging not really even knowing what that meant. And it has been a great two years. I have gotten to know so many amazing people from all across the globe and it is a beautiful thing.
In case you were curious, this is my very first post.  Funny how much things can change, rearrange, be reevaluated and rejected in two years, isn't it?

And where am I today?

Well I am working on changing my major to English, so I can transfer to a four year college to continue my bachelor's, master's and possibly phd. We shall see. I am going to start applying for scholarships like mad so that after the wedding I can hopefully start attending class full time and work part time (if at all) to finish my degree.

Seth is still looking for work after being laid off at the beginning of the year. The biggest issue is that he is not going to find a job that pays as well as his pr…

When I grow up...

I want to be an English professor. I want to teach people how to love books. I want to write. I want to help other people with their writing. I want to be happy. I want to be loved. I want to love. I want to be encouraged to be crazy. I want to be creative. I want to be a roller girl. I want to travel more. I want to be comfortable, but not rich. I want to be an awesome aunt. I want to be more "green". I want to be a great wife. I want to take more time to read. I want more tattoos. I want to add colored stripes to my hair. I want to get my phd. I want to volunteer more. I want to make more art. I want to stop compromising.

So I am going to. :)

Written Word Wednesday...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson - There was so much hype surrounding this book that I was afraid that it could never live up to it. The book is an amazing and interesting mystery/thriller though and really delivers a top notch story. The first part of the book moves a bit slowly, but keep pushing forward, because once the action starts it doesn't stop. The heroine, Lisbeth, is so strangely likable and I kept thinking that if she were real we could be friends. :) All in all a great book, though a bit raw at times both in violence and sexual themes, so be warned.

I am going to try to get my hands on the other two books soon, and will let you know what I think.

Tying-the-knot Tuesdays

With Joann's having an amazing President's day sale this weekend we went on Sunday to look for the fabrics we needed for Seth and Chris' vests and for my jacket. We went back and forth, but we found fabric for both. The fabric for the vests is an olive green ultra suede. The fabric for my jacket is a beautiful rust with a pattern in golds, greens, and other fall like colors.

I also got some pretty floral pieces to add to my bouquet. 

And just because I can here are some new button pieces for my bouquet, and how a watch spring is going to make awesome spiralies for the bouquet. 

Things are coming along!! Less than 8 months to go. 

New Glasses and Roller Derby

On Saturday I picked up my new glasses. I really like them and think they will be very apparent for a while.I will get a better picture soon. This was taken at halftime during the bout. :)

Later in the night we went to see the Ohio Roller Girls in their first bout of the season against the River City Roller Girls out of Virginia. While there I bought a book about Derby and a tank top from the River City Girls. We won both bouts as you will see in the next couple photos. I forgot my camera (sad) so these are from my phone. Better pictures next time I promise.
The first bout was our Gang Green (the B team) vs. their Warriors (also the B team).
The second bout was their main team vs. our all stars. This bout was a little more balanced. And maybe one of the most action packed bouts I have seen in a while. It was great fun. I yelled a lot.  The book I picked up is called Jam and it's like a graphic novel of stories. Fabulous. 
My tank top is purple and has the River City logo on it. So...

To all my beautiful friends...

May the light and fire of Brigid fill you with the blessings of Spring.

Blessed Imbolc!!