Review: Lady Julie #1 and #2 by Raybourn
Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn My rating: 4 of 5 stars This second book in the Lady Julia series was much like a game of Clue, with all of my favorite players from the first book, and a bit more romance and a heroine that has really come in to her own. Some of the take charge scenes toward the end really made me proud. I’m definitely enjoying this series. :) ...
Fitness Update: 8 Miles! -70 Pounds!
Sunday, I did 8 miles in just under 2 hours! I have to admit, this run was a little tougher than my last long run. I was really tired at the end, struggled through the last mile, and I’ve got some hefty blisters, but most importantly, I survived the entire 8 miles with no left foot tendinitis pain! Fuel: 1 Gu energy gel, 16 total ounces of Gatorade, 16 ounces of water. Total weight loss:...
We are coming tonight, and there won’t be any mercy.– Muammar Qaddafi, to residents of Benghazi, in an angry broadcast speech. The UN Security Council hopes for a final vote this evening to impose a no-fly-zone, and other possible measures, on Qaddafi’s regime. The latest at “What’s Happening in Libya Explained.” Also, “What Will Happen if the US...
76:365 Favorite Couch View
Both of us on our iPads, reading and watching shows, kitty snuggled on me while I’m snuggled on Jim. Best late Thursday afternoon ever. :)
Review: Silent in the Grave by Raybourn
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book surprised me. I really got sucked in, and devoured the book in a 24 hour period. I was looking for something way outside my recent norm and a period romance seemed to be a promising option, with a lot of good reviews. What surprised me was how much I enjoyed the book in spite of the fact that it turned out to have very...
Great Service at SnapShot Postcard
I recently received this email after installing the SnapShot Postcard app on my iPhone: You added a SnapShot Postcard iPhone application about a week ago and we’ve noticed you haven’t sent your free postcard yet. Don’t forget! It just takes a few minutes and all you need to do is pick a picture, add an address, and you can send a custom picture postcard to any mailing address in...
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.– James Buck
Review: Geist, by Philippa Ballantine
Geist by Philippa Ballantine My rating: 4 of 5 stars I started this book a couple of months ago and initially found myself a bit overwhelmed and not connecting with the characters and I wandered away from the book entirely. I don’t know why I peeked at it again this week (bored and really wanting some fiction to read most likely), but when I did, I pushed myself through the chapter I had...
Notes on the iPad 2
Thus far: DEFINITELY much faster and sleeker. Feels nice in my hands. It’s heavier than I thought it would be. Marginally lighter than 1, and I had been envisioning a weightless feel to it after reading reviews. It’s not heavy, just an initial surprise based on my preconceived idea of how much lighter it would be. It fits in the keyboard dock that I purchased for the first iPad....
The Graston Technique →
“This is not a minor discomfort in the way that being waxed is (and yes, I do know what that feels like), this is full-on torture. I can recall sweating profusely, gripping the bench I was lying on and tears streaming down my face. I’m not looking for sympathy here by the way, simply explaining just what an effect it had on me. However, I figured it must be doing me good so I...
It is very sad to me that some people are so intent on leaving their mark on the...– John Green (via ravenclawdia)
roadto26point2: I have gained weight in the last 2 weeks! My achy, sore, exhausted body would like to know how that is possible. In the big scheme of things it’s not a big deal. I know it’s probably water (or maybe even some of it is muscle), but it just seems almost impossible that I am not losing weight. I’ve never worked this hard in my life, and my eating has been solid. I’m certainly...