Archive for August, 2007

When Tuesday Lists Attack

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. You might want to be careful of the list this week. I think I saw it foaming at the mouth. We might need to call Crocodile Dundee to help corral it.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is The Black Dudley Murder by Margery Allingham, so please join me for a discussion of the book on Friday, September 7, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles.

The Monday Game (a.k.a. A Book By Any Other Name) has begun anew. The number is lower this week, and the forfeit has changed. Stop by and check it out!

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

The Black Dudley Murder by Margery Allingham – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’m reading along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – I need to spend more time reading this one.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – I’m a whole page further along.

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – Barely looked at it this week.

Mental_Floss (Sept./Oct. ‘07) – I love this magazine.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 28th August 2007
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Okay. I’m Scared.

I’ve been reading through the information that they gave me at the Doctor’s office. All of these tests and procedures.

Maybe it’s just that I’ve been trying to get pregnant for three and a half years. At this point I can barely talk to a child without getting depressed afterwards. Or perhaps that’s the whole HSP thing. I’m not sure.

Well…actually, I’m sure that even though I’ve had surgery in the past (I’m Gall Bladder-free!) the whole idea of any invasive procedure freaks me out. I know that the end result if worth all of the stress, but I know me a bit too well. I’m going to need to go home and take a nap after any of the more stressful parts of this. After Wednesday’s appointment I *did* go home and lie down for a bit. Luckily, my appt. was at 9am, and I didn’t have to go in to work until 12:45pm. I hope that I can work my schedule around this without causing too much comment. Because, for all that I like to talk too much, I really don’t want to explain this stuff to any of the folks at work.

Hmm…it could just be that I’m getting mental and I need a nice relaxing vacation. I like that better.

Oh, and according to my info packet I need to lose weight. Ugh. Oh well. That’s enough complaining for today.

Posted on 24th August 2007
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An Interesting Blog…

A couple of days ago, i ran across a blog that seems to be just starting out. It’s called Dear Anonymous. Basically, you are invited to send in rants/raves/confessions/etc. in a format that does not name names, and the “Postmaster” will post them. I know that there are a bunch of folks out there who like to have a good rant, so now you have a public forum to do that in. I’m thinking of sending them my “Open Letter to a Spammer.”

Posted on 22nd August 2007
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Appointment Number One…Completed

Wow. I was really nervous. I’m still kind of shaky, actually. That’s not too surprising with my sensitive nervous system.

Anyway. I’ve got 2 blood tests to do, I need to bring in a “sample” from my husband (as he won’t go to the hospital himself), and then I need to get that dye test done to find out if my tubes are blocked.

Luckily, I chose the insurance that covers infertility stuff with just a co-pay.

My new OB/GYN is really good, by the way. She’s quick and she really knows her stuff. She says that we will try some limited Infertility work out of her office, and if things need escalation, then she’ll send me to the larger Infertility Clinic at Kaiser Santa Clara.

So, that’s where things stand right now. Sorry I haven’t been updating too much lately. Things have been a bit insane.

Posted on 22nd August 2007
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The Tuesday List Affair

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. I would like to take this moment to say that I don’t know anything about any stolen art. Or any cute Irish guys that might have stolen it. Just get that thought out of your head right now.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, so please join me for a discussion of the book on This Friday, August 24, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles.

Have you noticed that I have a different Monday Game this week? Why not check it out?

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’m reading along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – I like the way he thinks.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – A lot of blood has been shed in Scotland.

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – I’ve only managed one more page.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 21st August 2007
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George of the Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. This week I suppose that I should ask George not to run into the shelves. Although…what he’s doing swinging around on a vine in here I just don’t know.

I still haven’t managed to read Stardust by Neil Gaiman, but I did see the film. I have to tell you that I loved it. It’s the sort of film that leaves you feeling satisfied. Actually, I want to see it again, if only for Robert De Niro.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, so please join me for a discussion of the book on Friday, August 24, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is 110 titles this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’ve finished Chapter one for the read-along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – Chapter one was quite good.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – A lot of blood has been shed in Scotland.

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – I know. So very surprising that I’m reading this.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 14th August 2007
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Do you ever…

Do you ever: Call in sick, because you’ve been feeling ill for the last couple of days, and sit around doing very little. You don’t feel too bad so you finally go out to dinner with the Hubby, only to discover that the reason you were feeling better had everything to do with the aforementioned sitting around?

Yeah. I left the house. By the time I came home…I felt like crap again.

I’d go to bed right now if I didn’t have a couple of things to finish first. Oh, well.

Posted on 8th August 2007
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Matrix: The Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. Well, this week we seem to be in the Matrix. So…look out for the Tasty Wheat or slow moving bullets.

Just for your information, The Bourne Ultimatum film does not resemble the book, but it’s good. The hand held camera isn’t quite as bad as last time. The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film was pretty well adapted, but the credits are booooooooring. Don’t bother sitting through those credits.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, so please join me for a discussion of the book this Friday: August 10, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is 110 titles this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – I’ve finished Chapter one for the read-along at Fiction Scribe.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton – This one looks really interesting.

Monarchs of Scotland by Stewart Ross – Complete with MacBeth .

Scotland: A Concise History by Fitzroy MacLean – I know. So very surprising that I’m reading this.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – I’m on the last page!

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 7th August 2007
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Shiny Thing!

Look what I came across in the latest copy of Faerie Magazine! – Faerie Rings. Basically, you get a chain, and then you can buy all sorts of cool charms and such (new items appear monthly) and mix and match for each occasion. Now…I think I need a raise.

Posted on 2nd August 2007
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A Little Bit of Evil…

I am 40% Evil

With a style rating of 63%

This score reflects a pathetic level of evil with sufficient style to look cool

Test created by Jamie – take it here.

Posted on 2nd August 2007
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