So My sister mentioned how many books she read this year and I didn’t keep track this year for the first time in a long time. But I do know I read less than my usual 100 or so books. Way less . And it is the fault of facebook . Mostly because I just poke at t he computer — for ‘just a few more minutes’ which ends up in me heading to the bedroom just a little later, which means very little reading before sleep. So I thought I’d keep a rough list here and see if I can bump the number back up if the books are staring at me
this year so far:
Bad kitty by Micheele Jaffe riduculous, fun ya mystory in Vegas
Souless by Gail Carriger Vampire/werewolf/romance/ stempunk mystery – fun
and I am alomost finished with
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Caherine Jinks – a little more real than the other two.
It was a very busy social weekend for us. Some friends of ours were married in Maui and had their reception this past weekend. But also it a good trip away from the everyday, which we really needed.
Things I learned about LA this weekend:
Despite the traffic, most of LA seems to have fairly courteous drivers.
It really is quite beautiful in LA
Despite being the place for beautiful people, there is a whole bunch of places where you can get really good, less than healthy food. I’m thinking Pinks , which has great hotdogs. Or Roscoe’s. Or In and Out Burger.
Things I knew , but love having reenforced. My Buffy people are great. Smart, lively , fun and tolerant . Good People to hang with . Turns out the other friends we met — Which were some of DH’s online tribe – the same.
Finally, it was great to go to a guitar store, hear my DH play and have strangers – that had no need or reason other than appreciation — say good things about my DH’s playing.
The current meme on Facebook is to say what you are thankful for once a day. I was pretty excited by this idea, because I like my life. It isn’t problem free, but it is good. Turns out, even when you are happy with life , some days you do not feel grateful. So saying thank you is probably good practice.
I’ve know this forever. I speak/type with hundreds of people everyday on the internet. Here, facebook, my buffy board , and email. No one ever believes me when I say it has been positive for my social life. But now there is proof.With numbers. I wonder if anyone will believe me now?
Well, I finally commited Facebook. Scary place. Too many things going on. Too many people. And I’m’getting a billion emails from facebook ( yes I know I can shut that down, I just have to figure out where and how) And How come so many people my age look old? I know — all the people I went to high school and college with are in thier midforties and I don’t expect them to look young, but I was surprised.
Now if you will excuse me I have to go finish a pillow fight , and fight with some vampires, and …oh yeah ….work.
I love my computer. I love my TIVO . Spell check lets me breathe. and the answering machine lets me laugh. But, if anything will drive me to drink , it is technology.
Dh took a tiny 15 second video on his phone. I wanted to put it here.
First I couldn’t play it on my computer — even converted. On my new computer — the video stuff is too old. We downloaded itunes — got something that worked. And then I tried to upload it here . Part of what I read said I needed a video upgrade. Part of what I read listed some media files I can upload. it was ambiguous. But I figured out , I needed an upgrade. Cool, I haven’t payed for anything here yet. But the price was more than I wanted to pay for 1 15 second video, esp. since who knows if I will ever do this again. So I put it up on my Youtube account. It said it was uploaded. So I clicked on my list of uploaded videos — and there it was….uploading. which is confusing, because it was uploaded.
I will birddog this problem until I figure it out. However, I am sure I will need more rum.