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I'm challenging myself to read ALL the V.C. Andrews books (even the ghost-written ones) by the end of the year(2009). I'll keep track here. There are a total of 64, in case you're wondering.

I'll cross them off when I finish them, probably once a week.

66/66

Complete List of V.C. Andrews Novels, in Series and Publication Order: )

[EDIT:01/03/10] Well, I failed miserably at that. LOL. There are now a total of 66 books. Or will be when the second in the new series comes out in Feb/Mar 2010. I'm still going to finish the books, but now as part of the [livejournal.com profile] 100booksayear challenge. I'll start that challenge with book #52 on this list, since I'm mostly done with #51.

I think I'll keep a running tally of that list here, as well.
100 books a year challenge )
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
I guess it's time. I haven't really felt like updating lately. Or doing anything, really. I just can't get motivated. And I've been getting distracted so easily. I've just been having these crazy mood swings lately. It's from the stupid Prednisone. The Dr. and I were talking about it the other day. He was telling me how he's on 60mg short term and it's giving him crazy mood swings. I realized that why I had a REALLY depressive day like, a week and a half ago. I just wanted to stop taking all my medications and just go to sleep and just sleep for days. And the day I went to the Dr, I was fine in the morning. I was actually in a decent mood. By late afternoon/evening I was just in a terrible mood. And it didn't help that people kept getting on me about all kinds of stuff. Not that they really knew I was in a bad mood, but that's not the point. They shouldn't have been acting the way they did in the first place.
cut for length and depressive crap )
Also, I've actually been reading lately. As far as my challenges go, I've got most of the V.C. Andrews books read. I'm going to slip "The Time Travelers Wife" in there next, though. I want to watch the movie first. The way I see it, if I read the book first, I'll ruin the movie for myself. If I watch the movie, I'll just find there book that much better. I really wish i was feeling more up to doing things and wasn't getting so distracted all the time so I could fly through books like I was at the end of last year. Hopefully that will get better as I wean off the steroids.

I keep trying to work on that Conan smut I started a couple weeks ago, but I keep getting distracted. I'll open it up and then I'll go check my mail and then I'll end up on Facebook, then here, and never get to it before I go to bed. It's starting to annoy me. But watch, tomorrow night I'll open it up and not be able to write anything either.

I also need to write some non-smut. Seriously. I feel bad for anyone on my F-list that doesn't like smut (how many of you are there, anyway?), so can't read any of the stuff I write. Not that I think I'm a great writer or anything. I do have one story I've been wanting to write for years. I have some rough character sketches and a general outline for it in my head, but I've never been able to start it. I may have to just write scenes randomly and fill it in.

Anyway, that's about all I can think of and make myself do. I'm honestly going to try to be a little more present around here. We'll see how it goes.
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I haven't updated since the day after Christmas and haven't done a REAL update in about 3 weeks. I guess it's about time. I don't know why, but I haven't been feeling like posting. Like, something will happen, or I'll want to say something and think to myself 'I need to post on LJ...' but then I just don't. I'm trying. I'm going to make more of an effort. I should really make a little more of an effort to comment, too.

LOL. I just did it again. I opened this window and typed that last paragraph about an hour and a half ago. I seem to get distracted easier nowadays.

Anywho, back to what I was saying before...First of all, I TOTALLY missed my deadline for my challenge. :( But I had no way to get my books for a while, so... At the suggestion of [livejournal.com profile] 100booksayear . I'm actually going to put my mind to it and do this. 100 books a year is only about 2 a week. Before I was doing about 4-5 a week. And I know as soon as I get home and have no TV to watch (we have no cable and no digital converter) I can go back to a few a week. I'm sure I'm going to start out slow, but I think I can do it this time.


Ugh. I keep bruising from shots and getting blood drawn. I have 2 small, dark bruises on the inside of my elbow where they drew blood last week. The girl accidentally poked through my vein. For some reason it's bruised in 2 spots. I still have a bruise from my shot about a month ago, though that one is faded quite a bit. I have a fading bruise on the other arm from 2 weeks ago. AND I have a bruise on the first arm from last week. I look like I got beat in the arms. :(


Got a little more written on my George/Ringo.  I actually had a little burst of creativity last night.  I'm going to work on it again and hope that burst comes back after I make this post.  I'd like to finish it soon.  Heck, I'd just like to finish it.




I...don't think I have anything else right now.  I don't know, I've been a little jumbled lately.
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
Let's do this one a little differently and see how it works out...



Okay, let's see. I've read 50/64 of the V.C. Andrews books. 2-3 weeks of books left to read and about a month and a half left of the year. I think I made pretty good time. And speaking of books, I am dingy. When I went to my appointment, I took the last two books I had just finished so I could take them back and pick up the next 9. I got there and turned off the car and then realized, "It's noon and there are only 2 cars here... *facepalm* It's Veteran's Day! They're closed today." So I had to drive around the block to drop the books in the after-hours drop box.


Like I said before, the Dr. doubled my MTX from 6.25mg to 12.5mg. It was such a small dose before I really didn't feel it, but this time It really stung and actually kind of hurt for a few minutes. It's so thick, too. I am definitely NOT looking forward to getting these shots now every week. *meep* With the increase, he's hoping I see some improvement quicker. Haven't seen any yet. Most people seem to say it takes about 12 weeks to see any real results, so I'm about halfway there.
Also, since I got back on my Prednisone (didn't have the money to get it for a couple weeks), I feel a little better. Pain has already gone down a tiny bit. Hopefully in a few more days it will be even better. I need to get a refill as soon as dad gets paid, though.


Also, as I said before, Corie has Mono. Still can't figure out where she got it, but she does. So, I'll be here a few days to help out until the fatigue starts wearing off a bit and she feels up to it. The kids seem like they should be okay. They haven't been too bad lately. We'll see after a few days.


As I said in my mini!post, I've been around (quite a bit, actually), but I just haven't really felt up to posting. There have been so many things I've wanted to say/rant about, but I just didn't feel it. I've been reading and commenting when I had something to say, so I haven't been ignoring you all. Just been kind of blah lately. I think I've been mostly tired.




I wish I had steady internet access/a reliable computer. I kind of wish I was taking part in NaNo. Can you believe I've never NaNo'd? Oh, well. One of these years, I guess. I just want to work on something. I have a couple things I need to finish (anyone remember me mentioning a certain George/Ringo Slash I wanted to write? Well I started it shortly after that, but then got quite stuck. A few weeks ago, I nearly doubled it in length, but it needs more. I just need to figure out a couple transitions and details and I should be able to finish it. Plus, that Kirill-Hans story I mentioned forever and a half ago over at VFB. I have that thing a little over half done and need to finish it, as well. AND I need to finish that Karl/Anita story. *headdesk* So much to write, but not quite enough muse to go around. And nowhere to keep it all in one place. And, and, and...


Okay. I think I'm done for now. Let's see how this post looks when it's posted. Just wanted to do something a little different.
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
Had my second shot of methotrexate on Tuesday. No side effects, which is good, but also no results yet. Of course, I didn't expect any yet. The Dr. is keeping me on the steroids until the MTX starts showing some results. He said it would be a while. Especially since I'm starting on only 6.25mg. Now, I just need to remind dad to go pick up the rest of my Rx. Been off it for a bit b/c he lost his medical expense card and didn't have the cash. He just got his replacement card the other day. From most accounts, it looks like you commonly see results in the first 12 weeks, so...

Also had to get some antibiotics b/c my toe is infected again.

Ugh. I've been trying to avoid it, but i think I may have to give in. Especially after the last couple days. I think I may have to start using a cane. man, the other day in the store... I actually had to use one of those electric carts. I've tried to avoid those since the pain started. Plus before that for about a week, anytime I was in the store I could only go a couple aisles before hurting so bad I had to stop and sit on a bench or lean on something.

OH. And my 10 year High School reunion tonight. Only a couple people have said they will be there, but some are trying. I guess I'll have to see tonight. Only problem is, it's at a local cafe/bar and I have no money for drinks. I can't drink alcohol on the MTX, but I'll need some pop at least. I need to come up with maybe $5. Even at that expensive place, that should be enough for a couple pops. I'll ask dad, I guess. I wish Neal would just give me the $15-$20 he owes me.

Night before last, I had a weird dream. I worked at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital. Well, Cuddy had triplets, but they were...liquid... I totally don't know, but the "liquid" babies looked weird. Almost like egg whites with little bits in it that started collecting and then other stuff started showing up and started turning into a baby. Well, two of them developed into babies, the other didn't. I was given the task of telling her. I kept wondering why I had to tell her and not Cameron, as she'd be better at that sort of thing. I was floundering, trying to figure out a way to tell her. Well, House keeps telling me to just say it, but I wanted to be nice about it. Well, I finally decided that I was going to have to tell her, so I went to her room. House came in while I was trying to find my words and just blurted it out. Like, "One of your babies didn't form." Everything was all quiet while she and I stared at him. A few other things happened, but nothing real significant, or "House" related. or weird. Just me calling someone and walking over there from the hospital.

Only got a couple more books read for my little challenge. But I had to wait a while to go pick up my books and got most of the way through that Poe collection. About 3/4 done.

I think there was more I wanted to say, but I can't remember what it was. I have to go take a shower soon so I can get ready to go to my reunion anyway. I didn't bring all my clothes, so I'm gonna have to go home and get dressed first.
domino43: (ST11: Stop shots)
Got my first dose of Methotrexate yesterday. I'll be going in every Tuesday now to get each dose. I wonder how long it will take to start working...

I'm going to try to catch up on things before I go home tonight, but no guarantees. I'll catch up as much as possible anyway.

Also, while I'm waiting for the first couple books in the next series, I got out "The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe" because my county library is having a Poe month for October since this year is the bicentenial of his birth. I've already read about 1/5 of it. And it's 1174 pgs. You know, reading Poe with just the sound of a ticking clock is kind of creepy. I kind of don't want to read "The Tell-Tale Heart" at home. LOL

OH! And brother just bought a Wii on Sunday. I played a little of Wii Sports that night before I went home, just to see how it was. I'm awesome at bowling.

Checking in

Oct. 8th, 2009 09:03 pm
domino43: (domino43 - hearts)
First off, thanks for the birthday wishes to everyone. :)

Getting along fine in my book challenge. Almost halfway there. Looks like I will be done by the end of the year. Especially since these next couple of series' are shorter than previous ones.

Ugh. Had a Dr.s appointment on my birthday. Mostly a check-up, but he wanted some tests. Plus, since I'm on steroids, which work as an immunosuppressant, he wanted me to get a flu shot and a pneumonia shot, just to be safe. So for my birthday I got 2 shots, chest x-rays and some blood drawn. Yippee. Also, they ordered my methotrexate. They called me on Monday afternoon to tell me that I needed to set up an appointment on Tuesday. Not sure if that's when I get my first shot or if I need to talk to the Dr of Pharmacy again first. I'll see when I get there, I guess.

OH! I went to my local Social Services office this morning. We can get help turning on our electric, but only $300. That's a little less than half, but some help is better than none. Gotta get some stuff from the electric company first and then come up with the rest...but we should have it on in the next month or so. Yay. We're not doing bad without it, though. Worst thing, and the tough part, is not having running water. But we're making it work. Not much longer.

Not really much else to say right now.

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OMG. I. LOVE. Project Runway.
domino43: (Monk - Cast look)
*waves* Hello. I know it's been a while and I said I was going to be here last Thursday to check in since I had a Dr. appointment on Friday, but I ended up going to my aunts b/c it was closer to home and dad didn't have the gas to drive all the way out here. Now, how to update... I guess chronologically would be best. If I can keep it that way. lol I'll probably start out chronologically and end up categorizing it instead. And/or switching back and forth.

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I went home on the 15th, right? Well, the power was still on, but I knew, with my luck, it would be off the next day, so I made the chocolate cake we had that night before I went to bed, since I knew it wouldn't need refrigerated, just covered. Dad decided to call it "survival cake". And it has been. Nearly everyday I've eaten a piece or two to keep myself fed. There are still a couple pieces left, though they're starting to get dry. I would have had it gone by now, but Neal brought over ANOTHER cake that needed eaten and I had a few pieces of that, though dad ate more than half of it. I just didn't like the frosting. It was way too sweet for me.

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Okay, so last Friday I had an appointment with the Podiatrist about my toe. He hadn't made it, but my Primary Care Physician wanted me to do a follow up and they're basically through the same office in the clinic. Like my Dr.'s name is on both doors. So I went and told him my toe was mostly healed but it was starting to hurt again. It had been infected once since I had the nail cut out. He looked at it and said that it looked like the skin was just irritated so he trimmed it again. This time without anesthetic. It hurt a bit, as you can imagine. A couple days later it stopped hurting so much. It's still a little tender, but it's alright. Healing up alright for now.

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Pretty much all that weekend and this past week were spent reading. I've been averaging about one book a day. In fact, last Friday and on...Tuesday, I read TWO whole books a day. A few days I read a little more than one a day. So, as you can see I've got 20/64 books read. I have 5 more waiting for me and I've requested 10 more for now. At the rate I'm going, I may be able to get all of them done by the beginning of December. That would be cool. We'll see.

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Oh, and I had sent out my application for Cash assistance/Food Stamps/Medicaid on the 15th or so. I had an appointment for that yesterday. Took in the little bit of paperwork I had that they wanted/needed. She said cash assistance and medicaid were both dependent on my getting SSI. Which doesn't really make any sense to me, but...whatever. She also said the medical would take a while and I need some papers filled out by my Dr., which I'm getting next Friday at my appointment. But I DID get Food Stamps. I got approved for $200/month! That's WAY more than I expected. That will be nice. Right now, we have now power still, but dad's gonna find one of our coolers (or buy a cheap foam on) to clean out and getting some ice so we can at least keep things for a couple of days. Anyway... So, she told me that if/when I get approved for SSI, my balance will change (it'll probably go down to about $100), but that would be totally fine, because I'd have some money to put toward food. She signed the papers and said I qualified for expedited food stamps, so I'd get the card in 7-10 business days. Well, this morning before we were getting ready to leave for here, there was a knock on the door. I went to answer it and no one was there. I thought Neal had maybe knocked on the door and run off, so I was going to step out and see if he was out there, but I looked down and saw a large envelope in front of the door. I picked it up and showed it to dad who asked who it was for. I finally looked at it and saw it was for me. I opened it and found a regular business sized envelope. It was my card. They ended up overnighting it to me. Apparently, I was more serious a case than I thought. lol I called and set it up and I have $306 available to me right now. I can't wait to go get some food. I'm making brother take me to the store so I can grab a few things tomorrow. I really shouldn't be this excited about buying food.

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On the electric front, we couldn't get it turned on like we wanted because it would have cost even more. So, dad is trying to find ways to make money. Hopefully we'll be able to come up with it in a few weeks. Especially since Neal plans on moving into the upstairs bedroom sometime soon. He's supposed to help come up with some of the money.

Also, dad couldn't find the old camp stove, so he had to go buy another one. He picked it up last night, so when I buy food, I can at least buy real food sometimes. It'll mostly been soup and canned pastas like ravioli/spaghetti-o's. But I know that sometime next week I'm going to buy some big, fat, juicy steaks and some onions and mushrooms and...something for the side. Because I want steak for my birthday. There I go again with the food. lol

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Speaking of being fat... I really need to tell the Dr. that I've been having pain again. And I've been having slight headaches for the last week or so. I might leave out the headaches because they're a common side effect, but the pain is getting on my nerves. My back and knees and ankles are just in so much pain lately.

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I know there was more, but I can't think of it right now. I'll be here tomorrow too, so if I think of it, I'll post it.
domino43: (George - sit hat)
Still at brother's. Dad came to get me last night, but they weren't back at 2:30am, so he had to go home, since he works today. I fell asleep before they got home, which was probably about 4 or 5am. The way it looks now, he'll be taking me home after he gets home from work tonight. He's putting in deadbolts right now, so he won't have time to take me before work. Whatever. Doesn't really matter to me.

I'm feeling very melancholy today. I know part of it is because I'm tired. The rest, I don't know. I'm just sort of... Blah. Guess I'm just in one of those moods. Maybe it's the prednisone. It can cause mood changes. And fatigue/insomnia. Which would explain how tired I've been lately. Maybe I'll feel better later. All I know is that I need to tell the Dr. that the pain is getting worse again, see if I need to start on the Naproxen again. Or something. I don't know. We'll see what he has to say.

On the book front... I've fallen way behind with this last book. I'm only about 1/3 through it, though under normal circumstances I'd be just about done with it, or maybe done. I just couldn't concentrate on reading yesterday. I couldn't hold my eyes open and actually had to take a nap in the early evening.

Well, I guess it's time to go take my prednisone and find some lunch.
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
Stupid internet keeps going out all day today and yesterday.

Anyway, yesterday I had an appointment with the Dr. of Pharmacy at the Dr.s office. It was just so she could ask me questions to see if I was a good candidate. She said she'd look over my charts again and talk with the Dr. and tell him what she thought. If they decide I should be on it, which he sounds pretty certain of, I'll go back in and we'll talk about it in more detail. I have an appointment with the Dr. on October 2nd (Birthday!appointment) when is probably when I'll find out what's going on. I'm sure I'll get my appointment with her shortly after that. So I'll probably start the shots sometime in October.

On the V.C. Andrews Book Challenge front. I've read 9 out of the 64 books. I've got a running tally over here. I'll update it probably once or twice a week, as I finish books. I thought I was going to fall behind the other day because I took, like 4-5 days to read Dark Angel. But then I went and read Fallen Hearts in just a little over 24 hours. Got myself back on track. In a few days I'll have no TV or internet to distract me, so I'll be able to read most of the books in about a day or two. I just may be able to do this. *fingers crossed*

Ugh. This whole electricity thing is just starting to annoy me. I called the electric company to see if, like the gas and phone companies, they'd take the deposit in installments. I was told they don't do that, but they do have a thing where, if you get someone that qualifies to sign as your guarantor, you don't need a deposit. In order for the person to qualify they have to have had electric service with the company for at least 2 years at a different address with no more than 1 late payment. I could only think of 2 people I know that fit that description. My Grandma & Uncle and my Grandpa. Well, my Uncle was out of work for a while and since my Grandma only works part time, things are still a little tight for them. Plus, she would never sign as Guarantor anyway. So I called my Grandpa. Well, I'd talked to my cousin who "warned" me that he's got a power-of-attorney. Well, he's under the false impression that for anything that's connected to anything financial he has to get their permission first. That's not how it works, but, whatever. So he said he'd talk to them (won't tell anyone who it is, but I think it's one of his old boss' "lady friends". For some reason he always thinks very highly of them, even though most of them are, excuse the harsh word, scum. I just get the feeling that it's someone that doesn't know anyone in the family.) and let me know, but to expect a 'no'. He called this morning and confirmed the 'no'. The thing is, I think he wanted to, because he sounded really sorry and kept asking me not to be mad at him. I understand where he's coming from and I'm not mad. I wasn't counting on it and figured it couldn't hurt to ask. I told him all that. But now, I don't know what we're going to do. And the power gets shut off on Monday sometime. I guess we're buying some batteries for the one flashlight/lantern and my CD player, some candles so I can have light at night, a cheap foam cooler for a few food items. And digging out those kerosene lamps and the camp stove. [sarcasm]Indoor camping! Woo![/sarcasm]

But at least, even if we still have no power when it gets cold, we have a propane heater that's strong enough to heat the whole house that wed won't need power for. So, even though we'll be in the dark, we'll be warm. :)

That's all I can think of right this second.
domino43: (Books)
Quiz real quick:

How true.


You Hike Through Life



Your journey through life is challenging, exhilarating, and at times difficult.

You are curious about the world, and you're willing to go off the beaten path to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.



Your mind is always alert and churning something over. You enjoy solving problems, and adversity makes you feel alive.

You are both independent and skeptical. You often need to see something with your own eyes before you'll believe it.



And a Book Meme I pilfered from [livejournal.com profile] ashes_to_roses

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book? )
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
I have made a decision. The other day, I decided that I'm going to read ALL the V.C. Andrews books. My goal is to get them all read by the end of the year. If I keep reading them at the rate I have been, I should easily be able to do it. Especially after they move out and I have no internet. I'll have nothing to do all day, anyway. I'll probably see if I can do like I have in the past when I have no net and see if I can go over there once or twice a week to check up on things. Hopefully they'll say I can. We'll see.

Oh. And I was googling my grandpa's name (I really don't know why. I just felt like it) and stumbled on a MySpace of a girl in San Antonio that said her Grandpa, with the same name, had 5 kids, blah, blah, blah. The way she described him just sounded right. She also resembled one of my cousins up here, so I sent her a message telling her I thought we might be related and asked her some stuff. Turns out I was right. Just got a message back from her today telling me, yes, my assumptions were right. She mentioned her mom's name and my dad said, "Yeah!" b/c he couldn't remember if his oldest brother had 5 or 6 kids. So, I sent her a message back. It's so cool to actually know the name of someone down there, besides my uncle and a couple of his kids. I know my dad's been wanting to go down there for a while. The last time we saw my uncle was when he was up here about 5 years ago. And he's getting pretty old. I think he's...like 79 or so. I'd like to go down there and see him sometime before he dies, too. I mean, I've probably only seen him a dozen times in my life. And most of those times I was pretty young. Like, under 10. The last time I was down in San Antonio to see family down there, I was a month old. The only thing is, dad doesn't get his vacation and personal days until next September. He gets vacation soon, but it wouldn't be enough time. Hopefully he'll be able to take the full 2 weeks next year because he also needs to head over to Idaho and get his truck out of storage and send it back over here.

And just because I feel nostalgic, a pic of me when I was in San Antonio last time.

cut for size )
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
Twins had their first day of 1st grade today. Apparently, Ryan announced in front of the entire class the he had peed the bed. *facepalm* He hasn't peed in a long time, but I guess him and Thomas both did last night. I attribute it to tiring themselves out yesterday and first day jitters. Still...

Anyway, I had planned to get up and then go back to bed for a bit. I ended up not waking up until nearly 1pm. I went and laid back down until 3 and watched TV. When I got up I had cucumber sandwiches and mint tea for lunch. Well, it was technically breakfast since I hadn't eaten yet, but...

I had also planned on giving my eyes and brain a rest today from reading. I've read 3 whole books in 6 days. I ended up starting the 4th one last night. I'll probably do another couple chapters before bed tonight. I'm bad at following through. lol

I've been feeling creative lately. I might make some icons/banners/something this week. We'll see how up to it I am.

Not really anything else I wanted to say right now...
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
Went to see an disability Dr yesterday for a breathing test. How ridiculous is this. This Dr was about a 40 min drive from me. I had to ask my Grandma to take me because brother is on second shift again, as is dad. Anywho, it took about 40 min to get there, I filled out the one little paper I had to do. Then I told them the meds I'm currently on, waited a few minutes and got called back. Go to the back and the nurse asks me a couple things, puts a couple things in the little machine and tells me how to use it. Apparently I didn't do it right the first time, so she reset the machine and had me do it again, 3 times total. And that was it. Almost an hour and a half round trip for a 5 min appt.

But on the way back I did stop at the library and pick up my books that were on hold. I got the whole Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews. I started Flowers In The Attic last night. As of this writing, I'm about halfway through it. By the time I go to sleep I should be at least 2/3 done. I've got all 5 books for a month, so I'm HOPING to average about 4-5 days each book. Probably less on the ones I read over weekends.

Oh. They got a call from the bank and the USDA inspection got done. The house appraised a little higher than what they're paying. Also, they did their inspection and the owner said he was leaving them the lawnmower and all the tools and all kinds of odds and ends their daughter left behind. So now they won't have to buy one. Their closing date, as of now, is September 18th.

Only problem is dad and I have to figure out how to get about $600 by then for a deposit on electricity. He's getting big chunks of money taken out by the Department of Education, so he's going to have to try to figure out some way to come up with it. Grr. I don't know how we're going to do this. AND, we'll be without TV, cable, internet, phone....for quite some time. I need a bit of money to get the internet turned back on in my name. We might be able to swing enough for a converter box or two, so we can at least watch broadcast TV... I guess I'm going to be reading a LOT come September.

Also, I. am. TIRED. I don't really know why, but I got no real sleep last night. I slept, just not well. I have been beat all day today. I almost took a nap early this afternoon, but then Corie said she was taking one. This was just as brother was getting ready to leave for work, so I had to keep an eye on kiddies. I don't think I'll read too long tonight so I can try to get to sleep before 2 or 3.

I wish this bruise on my arm from my B12 shot would go away. It's been a week since I got that thing and I still have a bruise and little lump. :(
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Just sitting here waiting for my popcorn, reading. Strike that. Just pulled my popcorn out of the microwave and waiting for laundry to finish so I can switch it over to the dryer and reading.

Speaking of, since Friday afternoon I've read Home is the Hunter(Star Trek #52) by Dana Kramer-Rolls and 2/3 of My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews. I realized earlier this weekend that when I have nothing better to do and new/interesting books that I'm a voracious reader. I would actually be done with both books, but I'm also reading [livejournal.com profile] abrynne's book. A little over half done with that one, since I can only read it when I'm on the computer.

I had to re-read Home is the Hunter. We used to have it and I'd read it years ago, when it was a newer book, and have always liked it. One of these days when I get money, I need to buy a copy so I can have one of my own.

As for My Sweet Audrina, I'm liking it so far. I already know the gist of the book, so nothing is really a surprise, but it seems to be unfolding nicely.

Next on my list of books is more V.C. Andrews. I think I'll go with the Dollanger Saga first, then the Logan Series. We'll see after that. I may just go ahead and read ALL the V.C. Andrews books, even though most of them are ghost-written.

Also, since Friday, I've been taking Prednisone. Guh, I hate how hungry this stuff makes me. I've been doing a pretty decent job of not giving in to the hunger. Don't know how long I can keep that up. Luckily I'm only on it for 2 weeks.

Anyway, back to reading [livejournal.com profile] abrynne's book while I wait for the washer to finish and polish off the rest of my popcorn.
domino43: (Maybe Baby - Dear LJ)
I just caught the end of a report last night on CNN about this place. They get donations of new and used books and sell them cheap. Their profits go to help literacy programs around the world. Most of the used books are under $4. All the books have free shipping in the US, $3.97 worldwide. I know next time I want a book I'm going to look here first.

Better World Books
domino43: (Hansard - listen)
from [livejournal.com profile] hermione0

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded.


Bold the ones you've read,
underline the ones you read for school,
italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.
add * beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read them for school in the first place.

whole list under cut )


As you can see, a large part of the ones I had to read in school I never finished. How did I get straight A's in Enlish? Let's just say I can BS my way through just about anything. :D
domino43: (1776)
Before anything else, I'd like to wish a (somewhat late) Happy Birthday to Ranger.

Been a long boring week. Though, I have read three books this week. Two just yesterday alone. Over Tuesday and Wednesday (as I mentioned in the last post) I read The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. When I opened it I realized that I was supposed to have read it in H.S. as there were notes about the story written, by me, on the front page. I guess I skipped it b/c as I read it, I certainly didn't remember it. But then, I did that with a lot of our books in English, just listened really well in class and used that stuff for the tests.

Wednesday late, I had started to re-read Star Trek: The New Voyages 2. It's a collection of short stories (a few poems/other things) written by ST fans. It's from, like, 1977 or something, so it deals only with TOS, but it's a GREAT read for any TOS fan. If you can find it, read it. The story "The Procrustean Petard" is especially interesting.
Anyway, I had only read the intro to the first story and the first couple pages before I had to stop.

Thursday I spent the day with Dad. Was gonna help him with some of his work, but he ended up not doing it. He has to wait until tomorrow. But I did help him get a rough estimate for a gutter cover job. So he should be doing that sometime in the next couple weeks. YAY!

Yesterday I spent all day reading. Finished New Voyages 2 and also read all of The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. Not bad. Nice short book. Not too involved, but you do get to know the charachters. Next I plan to read Dubliners by James Joyce. When I dug it out, I found that I had already read the first piece in it (bookmark was at the second piece), but since I don't rememeber it, I'm going to start all over again.

Spent all day today (b/4 getting online at about 5:30) watching Star Trek TOS. Funny, last night I had a TOS dream. Don't really remember much of it. All I remember is that I was on the bridge and I heard Kirk say something about Corbomite. At first, today, I thought it was about the epi "The Corbomite Maneuver", but when that epi came on today, I realized that I had clearly seen Checkov sitting at Navigation and he wasn't a part of the crew of The Enterprise yet during that epi. I also remember there being some discussion of trying to maneuver out of firing range of some other ship, so maybe seeing that TCM was going to be on the night before, my brain decided to make it a physical strategic maneuver. I just wish I could remember the rest of it.

I want another ST dream. Or maybe a M*A*S*H dream. That would be nice.

and onto the quizzes... )

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