Showing posts from December, 2014

My Year in Books 2014

I set myself an ambitious goal this year, 30 books (because, where was I going to find the time to read, right?) Apparently I found the time to complete 34 and I am in the middle of 35, but I don't think I will finish Drums of Autumn before midnight tonight. There should be more here, I started a lot of free ones that turned out to be rubbish and a waste of time, but the ones that I did finish, I at least rated so I could go back later and write reviews for. Maybe that should be my resolution for 2015 -- to finish everything I start writing. As much as I love real books, my tablet is infinitely more portable. I read almost entirely on my Nexus 7 using either the Kindle app, Google Play Books, or Overdrive . At the beginning of the year I used the library a LOT (until I forgot to return some dead tree books ... and, some of you may know how that goes). My goal this year was to actually read more than listen to books, though sometimes audiobooks are the only way I can get through

Nerdvember Recap

Unlike the smart people who made time to do weekly recaps, I thought it would be easy to do a recap at the end of the month. But you know what? Instagram doesn't exactly make it easy , even with the ability to embed. But, thanks to Google-fu, I found a few nifty tools to help me through the consequences of my procrastination. Collage created by (thanks for the heads up BonjourBlogger ) and LoupeCollage Now, the fun part (if I dressed up well enough). The collage above is not in order. If you weren't following my antics before, you should be able to hover over and match the photos to the descriptions below. Tiana as Naveen (Cross-play) Zoe Washburn t-shirt T.A.R.D.I.S. Eeyore Jedi in training Cosima (Orphan Black, if you have not watched this show, get on it! New season starts soon!) Wonder Woman #1 Big Bang Theory Paternoster Gang/Powerpuff Girls Mrs. Doubtfire Steve Rogers (Capt. America in street wear) River Song I tried and failed to

Menu Plan Monday: Cooking for One

I hate hate hate hate hate cooking for only myself! Last week I pretty much refused to, since getting lunch was usually large enough to be two portions. But, by the weekend I was down for the count. No energy, back problems, not completely attributed to the change in weather, but more likely to the increased gluten (bread) intake (yes, I have been emo-eating again. Peppermint brownies, can you blame me?). So, yesterday I started cooking for myself again and clean eating. Sunday : Ghetto Fabulous Claim Jumpers Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Monday: Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders (no breading) with steamed veggies Tuesday:   Tilapia with green beans and grape tomatoes Wednesday: Cedar Planked Maple Salmon  - or leftovers from work holiday party. I'll be making Sweet Potato Pie . No, it does not taste like pumpkin pie, it tastes MUCH better. Thursday:   Curry Shrimp and Spinach Friday:  Something with steak. Saturday: Primal Jambalaya

Throwback Thursday: Disneyland 2003

On the Mark Twain, back when my son was shorter than me and I was skinny.