Why some days no work gets done

August 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm (cats, domestic life) ()

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And yes K , the camera does sit on the coffee table

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inlay

August 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm (music) (, , )

At the guitar show there were a number of elaborately inlaid guitars. However, sometimes the subtle ones are Better. This one is actually a bass, maybe the only bass at the show
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I knew DH would get back to me – the maker is Harry Fleishman .

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and now for some bricks

August 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm (domestic life, garden, home improvement, niles) (, , , )

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Bricks are going down and the is hope that the patio will be finished for the Niles Flea Market ( august 29th and 30th).

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Vampire Novels

August 19, 2009 at 3:52 pm (book review, books) (, , , , , )

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Somehow I ended up with two vampire novels in my bag this weekend. Which meant I read one right after another. Marked by P.C. Cast and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Both take place in a world where vampires have always existed and there are schools for young vampires. I have to say that I like Marked better.

In Marked, Zoey finds out that she is a vampire — or a fledgling– she won’t fully become a vampire for a number of years. In fact, her body may reject the change and she might die. Vampires seem to be more involved in the world with humans. There are a lots of mystical elements — Cherokee myths, and old earth religions mixed into a contemporary world. I really like Zoey, her friends, and the adults in the book.

In Vampire Academy, the world is different — the vampires are separate from the rest of the world, and live in an old fashion hierarchy. Magic seems less important ( but I think that might change ) than fight strength. I have to say that I don’t really like most of the characters. Every one is supposed to be smart, but I don’t see a lot of brain power being used.

I loved Marked and can’t wait to read the second in that series. Vampire Academy, well , I will read the second, but not right now. And yes, both were much better than Twilight.

( and no, no one can turn into a bat in either book)

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closer, closer

August 18, 2009 at 9:47 am (domestic life, home improvement) (, )

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So the weed cloth is down, and the sand is on top of it … the border was made last week. and now the bricks are going down.

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mini vacation

August 17, 2009 at 8:46 pm (cats, domestic life, fun) (, )

We were up in Santa Rosa for  the weekend –Every other year there is a guitar/luthier festival in  that area.   DH gets to see tons  and tons of  guitars, we  meet up with old friends, and hear  a lot  of music.  For me, I spend a day  reading  and hanging by  the hotel  pool.  Only  one being was unhappy  with our trip.I  don’t  think he wants us to go away  again.

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