Thursday, March 27, 2008

I'm not surprised.....

This does not surprise me. Although I would rank my artistic side higher than the computer side.....

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Anime Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Social Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
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Monday, March 24, 2008

The Once Upon a Time II Challenge

Yay! It's that time of year again, it's the start of -The Once Upon a Time II Challenge!!! I did this Challenge last year and I found so many new authors to read, so when Carl V over at Stainless Steel Droppings made the announcement, I started compiling my list.

I'll be doing Quest the Third which is:

Fulfill the requirements for Quest the First or Quest the Second AND top it off with a June reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Quest the Second is: Read at least one book from each of the four categories. In this quest you will be reading 4 books total: one fantasy, one folklore, one fairy tale, and one mythology.

So my list of books (which I reserve the right to change up at any time) are:

1) Fantasy-Magic bites by Andrews, Ilona

2) Folklore- Swimming without a net by MaryJanice Davidson, a modern mermaid story.

3) Fairy Tale- Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, I've read another of her stories for the 1st challenge

4) Mythology- Legend by David Lynn Golemon, is a stretch, it's a thriller about the search for El Dorado. I may replace this if I find something not set in today's world....but I'm excited to read this one.

I'm so looking forward to everyone's review and find new great reads.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lucky/Not So Lucky

I had an interesting weekend.

Friday Night: Atlanta, GA
Area: Cabbagetown
Interesting Occurrence: Tornado
Saturday Night: Savannah, GA
Interesting Occurrence: Tornado
Personal Damage: None.
Friday afternoon, my girlfriend Elli (who lives in Amsterdam) came into Atlanta for a visit. Zalebaby and I went to Heat's house in Cabbagetown, along with a bunch of other friends, to meet Elli and her husband and go to dinner. We all went to dinner at a Mexican place a couple of miles away in the Virginia-Highlands. On our way back to Heat's house, around 10 ish, we noticed the stop-lights were out around their house and the power was out on the block. No biggie, that usually happens when it rains that we went in and lit candles and hung out for a while. Then one of the girls gets a panic phone everyone alright?
It freaked us all out. None of us had been listening to the radio on the way back from the restaurant. We didn't know that a tornado had ripped the roof off of the lofts that are 300 yards down the street from Heat's house. In the dark we couldn't see a thing. When we stopped by Heat's on the way to Savannah Saturday morning, we could see the damage. wow.
Like I said, we went to Savannah on Saturday. Guess what happened there? There was 11 of us that went to Savannah for the festivities. We were roaming Riverwalk after dinner (more like wiggling thru the crowds, getting beer spilled on you with every step) when J tripped and twisted his ankle- the irony of this is he doesn't drink. J and A were sharing a room with Zalebaby and I, so we decided to get him back to the Motel where he could put his foot up, leaving the rest of the gang to enjoy the crowds. I was so over the crowds. During the day, it was a lot of fun, after dark, not so much.
I was a good thing we went back when we did. We had no sooner gotten back to the motel and settled in, then the power went out. A was in the shower and she yelled at us to quit fooling around and turn the lights on! We propped the bathroom door and the room door open so the emergency lights could give her enough light to finish up in there. We dragged the chairs out onto the walk way and enjoyed the night air. (we were on the 2nd floor) Our friends, fortunately, had left river walk before the lights went out and were wandering around City Market looking at the vender's when the power went out down there. Imagining trying to get out of river walk, in the dark with that many people jammed into it scares the bjesus out of me.
So our friends make it back to the motel and we are all sitting around, talking and drinking, the tornado siren goes off. Lovely. The tornado didn't set down anywhere near us, but enough is enough! What a weekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

worry and frett.

All the Details have been ironed out and Zalebaby and I are going to Savannah for the weekend. Well, really just overnight on Saturday. The dog care has been arranged, the hotel is booked, Zalebaby is excited and I am dreading it.

We're going with a bunch of friends who want to do the St. Patty's day parting. I'm not looking forward to the drunk party crowds that Savannah's St Patty's day weekend seems to be. I say seems, since I've never been there during St Patty's day. I love Savannah, it is so beautiful. I'm a bit of a history junky and love to do museum tours. I'm whiny because I don't want deal with the hassle. Boy is it going to be a hassle. I'd be less whiny if we had planed this earlier and gotten a hotel room on river street and we could just walk out the door and do as we please, but the planners of this adventure got a hotel in the outskirts of Savanna and are planing on driving in so we can party on river street. Like that is going to work out well. Hello---drinking and driving? Not to mention parking is going to be a joke. I know that there are going to be shuttles, so I'm going to do some research and find out where the stops are.

This party weekend is so not the break my heart, mind and body are crying for.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

This and that a'la Christy

This and that a'la Christy:

I'm a bit disorganized lately. I'm not finishing what I started. I've been using my nautical purse, but I haven't added anything to it yet. I'm thinking I'm going to add an applique whale to it. Very simple to do, if I'd just sit down and cut out the whale.

I also scored big when I went thrifting. I've been meaning to take pictures of the patterns, but it hasn't happened yet. I picked up 10 to 15 1950 patterns in my size (unheard of!) at .25 each! I found a wrap dress that is adorable. I so want to show it to Erin at Dress A Day. She would so get my love for it. Pictures, soon, I promise!

The cause of my worse than usual disorganization? Lost Odyssey. My Tax return came in last Friday and briefly I was rich. Then I paid the bills and bought myself a treat. It's the first true RPG (role-playing game) I've had for the 360. I am so addicted. This game should keep me occupied for a month, at least. The high-def graphics blow me away. So far, there is only one thing I'm not thrilled with, the world is not 360 and I can't look thru the characters eyes when I move around. It doesn't stop me from wanting to play. Last night I only stopped because it was the season finally of the Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Parting shot:

This was parked outside of my office this morning. To bad I didn't see the sales rep, I so would have hit him up for samples!