soulswallo: (Cloverfield-The lady needs a head)
Sunday, August 7th, 2011 11:06 pm
Uggh. I don't want to talk about how many days it's been since I last blogged. Terrible, Kelly. Absolutely terrible.

The problem with not blogging on a regular basis is that I have all these brilliant things to talk about and by the time a few days have passed they've all fractured inside my head and I'm left with bits and pieces. These bits and pieces don't make sense now. It's like watching the last three minutes of The Matrix, the middle three minutes of Matrix Reloaded and the first three minutes of Matrix Revolutions. THERE IS NO CONTINUITY LEFT! I'm looking for some and I end up with "Hailey is shiny!" and "Bwahahaha! RUBY!"

No one wants to read about that!

However, since I'm talking about random things, I watched Mega Python vs Gatoroid this morning on Netflix. Wow. Just... wow. It was so bad I couldn't stop watching. I'm sorry but Tiffany overacts and Debbie Gibson... well, she overacts, too. There was a lot of overacting. And a lot of giant pythons and swelled up gators. Honestly, I couldn't make that up. Well, I could. But I didn't.

Anyway. Books.
Book #306 - Haunting the Night (Past Midnight #2.5) by Mara Purnhagen - A fun little novella that bridges the events from book 2 to book 3.
Book #307 - Crossroads (Southern Arcana #2) by Moira Rogers - This was the only book in the SA series I hadn't reviewed on my blog and I wanted to get it up before I read book 4. So, here it is.
Book #308 - Lucifera's Pet by M.T. Murphy - I have ridiculous amounts of love for this book. It was so bloody and yet it was such an interesting love story.
Book #309 - Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows #1) by Gena Showalter - Not great, but a good start to a new series and one that I had fun reading.
Book #310 - Beyond the Grave (Past Midnight #3) by Mara Purnhagen - A nice wrap up for the series.
In My Mailbox - Lots and lots of freebies this week.

Okay. I'm off. I'm vowing to myself that I won't let so many days go between blogging from now on. Vowing.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 09:24 pm
Do you guys remember all the times that I got it in my head that I needed a project and then proceeded to choose the most INANE things to project on? Yeah. Me, too. Oh, the hijinks that ensued that time I decided that I was going to listen to every song on my iPod at least one time within a calendar year. And, of course, being that I can't just have a project but I have to have a project, dahling, I ended up listening to every song within a three month period. I think I had that iPod on constantly for weeks on end. Which is probably why it crashed and burned and left me weeping.

But I digress. I get it in my head that I need a project and somehow it blows up and ends up being a huge-ass experience and I'm like, "Whoa. What just happened?" Yeah, I totally channeled Keanu there. Whoa. Speaking of Keanu, for some reason I've been wanting to watch Johnny Mnemonic recently. I don't know why. That movie really isn't very good. I mean, if I'm going to go the Keanu route I should really go with The Matrix which is both entertaining and weirdly cool and not just weird. Right?

Anyway. My latest project. Yeah. I decided that I wanted to redo the tags at my book blog to make them more user friendly. That makes sense, right? Because people aren't going to bother going to your blog if they can't find the things they're looking for. I spent HOURS yesterday adding author names to all the posts. That's 750+ posts, guys. SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY PLUS! And I did it. And then I decided that while that was good, it wasn't good enough. Today I'm going back through those posts and re-tagging them to make them even easier to navigate. I think my head might explode. EXPLODE!

Why do I do this to myself? Oh, wait. I remember. It's because I have an excess of awesomeness. *face palm*

I do have a few bookish things to get out of the way...
Book #289 - Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger - Oh, how I love this series. I'm sad that I have to wait a year to see how it ends. :(
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday (07/22/11) - I'm not a fan of classics, I ramble on Twitter and *fans self* nice picture!

On top of all that up there, I also wrote up this note for my sister this morning...

I think the underlining really brings the point across that this is VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Okay. I'm off.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Monday, July 11th, 2011 08:38 pm
Ever since Cole and I went to see Transformers 3 I've had this hankering to rewatch the first two movies. I just finished the 2nd and it's a lot better than I remember it being. The first is still my favorite, though. Megan Fox isn't the best actress but at least she didn't ruin the movie for me. Unlike Edward Furlong in Terminator 2. I love the Terminator movies but I can't watch the 2nd one without cringing. In fact, I don't watch the 2nd one at all. Which is kinda a bummer because it's a good movie. I just can't stand Edward Furlong's acting.

And I really got off subject there, didn't I?

Today, I had a fun-filled day of doing boring chores. I returned some books to the library, got gas, went to Target to buy a new bathroom rug, vacuumed, cleaned the carpet and vacuumed again. I know. Somebody stop me. It's getting way too intense in here.

I was having a writing thought earlier. I want to finish up the Epic Werewolf Masterpiece #2. I think I have about 25K more words to write. Maybe. The problem is that I'm doing a major overhaul to the Epic Werewolf Masterpiece #1 and the changes there could end up having a big impact on EWM#2. So, do I finish writing EWM#2 knowing that I'm in for some major editing on the back end or do I hold off until I finish editing EWM#1? Either way, I want to get myself back into the groove of writing every day. Or editing, as the case may be. I'm going to set up my word goals and metrics bars and everything. FUN!

I just have to figure out what order I need to do things in.

Alright. I have work tomorrow. Yay. I wish my chair was more comfortable at work. Sometimes my butt falls asleep. It's not fun.
soulswallo: (Birthday cupcakes)
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 02:11 pm
Today is my wee beastie's birthday. He's 12. TWELVE! I adore my kid to pieces but there are times when he totally gets a WTF? face from me. One with a superciliously raised eyebrow. Usually it has to do with when he wants food. Cole, who is nearly as tall as me and wears bigger shoes, always asks me to go downstairs with him to get something to eat. I don't have to get him the actual food, mind you, I just have to go downstairs with him. Why? Why? WHY?!?!

Despite that, I still love the little brat. I probably won't sell him back to the gypsies or anything. Unless, you know, they offered a really good price. And threw in free fortune telling for life. And, really, what are the odds of that?

Happy Birthday, Cole. I love you, darlin'. Even with all your weirdness and your endless video game playing and the way you always want to watch TV in my room when I'm trying to write.

The last few years we've made it a tradition to go to the movies on his birthday. He really wanted to see Transformers 3 last night so we caught the 7:30 show. For the record, I liked the movie. I thought it was a lot stronger than the 2nd movie. The only thing that really, really, reallyreallyreally bugged me was that the Victoria's Secret chick was wearing a white jacket through the entire climactic battle scene and she somehow came out of it looking spotlessly gorgeous. Really? Sam was covered in grime and soot and you managed to look perfectly put together? I can accept a lot of things - giant sentient robots who come to earth and open portals to other worlds, that only hot guys are in the military, that Sam got 2 hot chicks over the course of the series - but I can't accept that anyone could be fleeing though a ravaged city without being filthy by the end. Michael Bay, you have disappointed me.

I have some bookish stuff. For real.
Book #268 - Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander #4) by Karen Marie Moning - There was, like, 2 way time travel in this one. Kinda neat!
Teaser Tuesday (07/05/11) - Sexy assassins and time-traveling Highlanders. Can you tell which one I've already finished?
By the Numbers...the first half of 2011 - A breakdown of where I stand on the various reading challenges I signed up for. I had a fun time writing this one up. Lots of numbers. Lots and lots of numbers.

Okay. I'm done.
See ya'll later.
soulswallo: (DW-Rose-All boxed up with nowhere to go)
Saturday, June 11th, 2011 08:00 pm
I'm so tired all of a sudden that I can't think. Uggh. I did the all-day work thing and then jaunted over to Amb and Phil's house to celebrate my mom's birthday (early because the family seems to be scattering to the four corners after this week). I'm just... exhausted now.

I'm tired enough that getting my book recap ready for the day seems like too much work. We'll see how I feel when I get to the end of this post.

Randomly, I let Cole sign up for the free Netflix trial with the idea being that he can stream the movies and TV shows through his Xbox 360. Umm, I barely see the kid now that he doesn't have to come into my room to watch TV. It's nice because I don't have my TV blaring when I'm trying to read but... huh. We'll see how long this lasts. I told him that if he watches things on it, I'm willing to pay for it but he also has to be fairly responsible with it. Meaning, no marathon 24/7 watching.

Which is totally something I'd do, justsoyouknow.

Okay. I think I can do a book recap. Pretty sure.
Book #231 - Firestorm (Weather Warden #5) by Rachel Caine - I LOVED this ending. Loved it. Just... awesome! I'm totally going to read book 6 as soon as I clear out the review requests due by the end of the month.
Book #232 - The Trouble With Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks #1) by Lacey Weatherford - I liked the book but I felt like the beginning was written for a younger reading set. There were a lot of simple sentences and repetition. This didn't detract from the book too much but it was something I noticed.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday - Favorite Authors, Male Prostitutes & shirtless cowboys. All the things I need to make my weekends nice.

I'm going to take the dogs out one last time, brush my teeth and then curl up into a ball on the bed and watch some terrible sci-fi movies. Wish me luck.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 09:50 pm
Holy Hannah! The next time I get it in my head to bitch about how slow it is at work I want someone to remind me of today. Okay? Because today was busy. Busy, busy, busy. My boss has been was sick yesterday and today, which left me alone in the office. Not a big deal, really, except that I opened up our after hours check drop (which no one had been in since Saturday when I cleaned it out) and I had an avalanche of checks vomit out at me. I was like O.O and then I picked up the checks, put them in a nice little pile and attempted to forget about them. At least until the boss lady called a little later and asked me to post them to the accounts. Whoa. I'm just not used to working that hard, guys. I mean, I had to multitask and everything.

I'm scared. Hold me.

Anyway. I still managed to read a book. Of course.
Book #227 - Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley - This was a freebie from Amazon that I downloaded before work this morning. I read it quickly but I had some issues with it. Just a few, though.
More free ebooks ... Moira Rogers, Laurie London and Julie Kagawa - A few free novellas that have popped up on my fun meter recently.

Cole and I are watching the first Predator. Or at least I am. Cole looks like he's passed out on the bed. Nice. Anyway. Predator!FTW!

I'm done now.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 07:56 pm
Cole and I just watched Hot Fuzz. He swears that it's the first time he's seen it, which I find amusing since I've watched it many, many times and you'd think he would have caught it a time or two just by walking through my room.

He liked it, btw. He said it was "cool and hilarious". Awwww. Mom and son bonding over violent, bloody movies. LOVE IT!

Tomorrow's the last day of school. I'm okay with it for the most part (except for that whole "Hailey and Cole fight constantly and this summer is going to be REALLY LONG" thing) and then I realize that my baby is going to be in SEVENTH GRADE! WTF!?!?! When did my wee beastie get so big? I'm not talking height wise either (although he is nearly as tall as me- damn you, mom and dad, for combining to give me these tiny, tiny genes)... I'm talking HOW DO I HAVE A KID WHO'S ALMOST 12?

*le sigh*

Tomorrow is going to be awesome. I'm heading out to [ profile] malkovich03's end of town (well, work-type town) and dragging her off to a book signing. Melissa Marr at Keplers in Menlo Park at 7 pm. I'll be the one with red and black hair trying to talk her BFF into going out for a drink later.

I have some things of a bookish variety to talk about...
Book #221 - Hidden by Blood (Sweetblood #1.5) by Laurie London - Short and sweet, I liked it a lot.
Book #222 - Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5) by Kresley Cole - I AM STILL LOVING THIS SERIES! Now with bloodthirsty vampires, sexy ghosts and awesomeness beyond compare!

I am done, people!
soulswallo: (SCC-Terminator exoskeleton)
Saturday, May 21st, 2011 08:49 pm
Well, since the world didn't end - or at least since I didn't get a harp and a set of wings (although I've always been more partial to horns and a tail, babies!) - I guess I'll blog. Because, you know, when the real end of the world rolls around on 12/12/12 I'm going to need a record of all the things I've done between now and then.

Am I right?

Anyway. Since that whole "Judgment Day" thing was a bust, Cole and I decided to watch some Terminator. Robot Apocalypse, ftw! For the record, we're watching Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. So many people didn't like it, but it has a certain explosive charm. What can I say? I dig those futuristic shots of skulls and broken cities.

Now, books!
Book #205 - The Thirteenth Chime (Sense of Truth #1) by Emma Michaels - The book didn't really pick up until the end but I still thought it was interesting.
In My Mailbox - Not too many books this week. Aren't you proud? Don't be. I bought a bunch of books today for a signing I'm going to in 2 weeks. Those will be on next week's post. :D

Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (DW-Ten/Rose-Ahhh!)
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 09:03 pm
Umm... today's dinner conversation was wholly inappropriate and involved me using my faux-Austrian accent to turn formerly wholesome Arnold Schwarzenegger movie lines into naughty one-liners.
"It's not a tumor! It's an erection!" (Alternately... it's a boner!)
It wasn't pretty. But it was pretty funny.

Btw, I watched the season finale of Castle and it was pretty awesome.
That's all I'm going to say about that.

In the realm of stuff that doesn't involve TV or bad imitations of formerly funny movies, I'm going to be working alone all next week. My boss lady is going on vacation so I'm holding down the fort. I expect to do lots of reading. No fooling.

Okay. Onto things of a bookish variety.
Book #199 - Ascension (Shadow & Light Trilogy #1) by Felicity Heaton - A whole lot of fun with a sexy, uber-powerful demon. Lovely.
Book #200 - The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julia Kagawa - Holy Hannah! I loved this one. I had my doubts at the beginning but the book slayed me.
Book #201 - Winter's Passage (Iron Fey #1.5) by Julie Kagawa - And since I loved book 1 so much I jumped right into the the follow-up novella. Loved it!
Teaser Tuesday - Fae and Vampires! I've pretty much finished both of these books already. Awesome.

I have read TWO HUNDRED books this year. That's a lot of books.

Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (Office-Jim-Their bread is VERY good)
Saturday, May 14th, 2011 08:48 pm
What the fuck is up with that LJ navigation header? I realize that the end of the world is nigh and everything (hey, I saw it on a billboard it must be true!) but this kinda feels a little to rapture-y to me. I don't care for it. I don't want to look at it every time I'm preparing a post.

Today at work I think I saw a total of 7 people all day. And one of them was the girl who does the grounds keeping. Yeah. It was crazy. I almost couldn't handle it.

Anyway. The slowness of the day (every Saturday, I swear!) means that I read and put up a few reviews. I know. Shocking.
Books #190, 191, 192 - Moon Trilogy by CL Bevill - Three separate stories that I think could have been easily combined into one book. But they weren't and I'm trying to keep my totals here on par with my Goodreads books. So, there.
Book #193 - Windfall (Weather Warden #4) by Rachel Caine - Seriously, this series just keeps getting better.
Book #194 - The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole - Wow, this was one steamy novella. And I read it at work which was amusing because I kept blushing when I had to put my Kindle down to answer the phone.

Cole and I are randomly watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Not my favorite Indy movie but still a lot of fun.
Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (DW-Ten/Rose-Ahhh!)
Monday, April 25th, 2011 08:27 pm
The sore throat that I could have sworn I banished to the fires of Mount Doom has returned with a vengeance. I've been giving it a beady-eyed glare for the better part of the day and it IGNORES ME. Can you believe this? I can't. Obviously when I pull out my death glare it means I'm serious and the sore throat needs to disappear. Obviously.

On top of that, both kids are home on Spring Break. Hailey and I watched Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory because I needed a break from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. At the end of WW Hailey told me the movie was weird. I was like, "Well, YEAH! 70's hair is always weird. ALWAYS!" Seriously, the hair just about killed me. Gene Wilder's crazy, extreme side part. I really want a picture of it so I'll never forget the awesome scariness. Please stand by.

I am so afraid right now. Hold me.

Okay. Books.
Book #164 - Photographs & Phantoms (Gaslight Chronicles #1.5) by Cindy Spencer Pape - Revisiting some of the gang from Steam & Sorcery and meeting some fun, new characters. Sweet!
Book #165 - The Demon Queen and the Locksmith by Spencer Baum - Weird title, neat book. I'll give you a hint, guys... bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. I hate bugs, btw. Hate 'em. But I liked this book.

I think I'm going to try to catch up on those shows that have decided to breed and multiply on my DVR. What's that about, btw? I swear I had cleared that thing out not to long ago.
I'm out.
soulswallo: (SW-Lego style!)
Friday, April 22nd, 2011 08:41 pm
I said I was going to be a slug today and I wasn't lying. Hailey and I made rice crispy treats (with chocolate on top) but we really did nothing else. We both slept through a Scooby movie or two. Because, you know, I sleep a lot. Other than that... I got nothing.

Cole's in Carmel with his dad visiting his other grandparents. He'll be home tomorrow night so we can do the family egg hunt Sunday morning. It's weird when he's not here, btw. Incredibly quiet. In a totally creepy way. *checks closet for scary things that might be hiding there*

Okay. Books.
Book #159 - Mirrorlight by Jill Myles - Not terribly long but it packs a sexy punch involving a mirror and some creative positioning. No fooling.
Book #160 - Victoria Gardella: Vampire Slayer by Colleen Gleason - A short but intriguing look at the main character from the Gardella Vampire series.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday - This is really just an excuse to put up pictures of half-naked men. I especially liked Googling for them. "Sexy Men" "Beautiful Men" "Sexy Naked Men" Wow. I got an eyeful. (and I'd do it again!)

For those wondering, my sore throat is feeling loads better. it's not gone but I feel like a nearly fully functioning member of the human race again. It's fantastic!

Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 08:54 am
I have a horrid headache at the moment so we'll see how coherent this post ends up being.

I mentioned in my last post that I was dragging [ profile] malkovich03 out to a book signing to meet Kelley Armstrong. We did that on Sunday and I had such a good time. The signing was really small. I think there were 10 people there total but I got all 15 of my books signed and I got to chat with Kelley. After, Mal and I went out to dinner and I ate TWO desserts instead of a real meal. It was awesome. It's also something I wouldn't do if Cole had been with me because I know that every time we went out to eat after that he'd want dessert only. So, yeah. I was a totally irresponsible adult and ate two desserts when my kid wasn't around.

Yesterday, Cole had a bad sore throat so I let him stay home from school. I did drag him out to the Borders in San Jose that was closing only to find out that it's already closed. How sad. No deeply discounted books for me. Cole and I lounged around at Starbucks for a bit before heading back home. I slept. I thought about writing up some reviews. I decided to be a slug and do nothing.

Oh, Cole was watching Cloverfield while I was napping and I kept waking up to hear panicked screams coming from the TV. HILARIOUS!

Tonight, [ profile] malkovich03 and I are going to another book signing. This one is for Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. I'm pretty excited for but at the same time I think there are going to be a lot more people than at the last one. I'm not so much looking forward to that part. Still, I get to hang with Mal and get my books signed. Yay!

As far as book stuff goes, I have 3 reviews I can write today at work and another that I need to set up the template for before I can write it. I am seriously lagging on keeping up with those reviews.
But I do have some other booskish stuff to share...
Book Blogger Hop (Non-weekend edition!) - Once again, I manage to squeeze in that hot picture of Jason Behr and his muscular biceps. Also, there might be a picture or two of me looking aggressive as Kelley Armstrong signs my books. Ha!
Teaser Tuesday (04/12/11) - Steampunk, Steampunk and my newest lovely signed book!

Okay. This is mostly coherent. I think. I do apologize for any raging typos but my fingers are cold and my head is still paining me. Also, this computer doesn't automtically check my spelling for me as I type. What's that about?
Time for me to do some work. (not really, I'm going to write up a review or two and read if my head stops hurting)
soulswallo: (FF-Inara-Kaylee-Lean)
Friday, April 8th, 2011 07:59 pm
I'm watching the original version of The Fog which is weird because I usually have the urge to watch it on foggy mornings. And this is most definitely neither foggy nor morning. So, yeah. Adrienne Barbeau and a very young Jamie Curtis. Classic, babies. Absolutely classic. (don't tell anyone but I might watch the remake version after this)


This movie is awesome.

Okay. Books.
Book #141 - Raising the Dead (Past Midnight #1.5) by Mara Purnhagen - A short story that segued nicely into book 2.
Book #142 - Chill Factor (Weather Warden #3) by Rachel Caine - The Weather Warden heads to Vegas to battle an over-amped kid.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday (04/08/11) - Do I judge a book by its cover? Yep. Especially if I get a hot man-flesh cover. Delicious.

How in the name of Pete can I be tired at 8 pm after taking a 3 hour nap today? HOW? That's just wrong.

I'm going to go finish watching the dynamic duo of Barbeau and Curtis.
soulswallo: (FF-Quote-The book of my life)
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 09:38 pm
The wee beastly boy (who's getting less wee every time I stand next to hm) spent the day with his dad. Do you want to know what I did while he was gone? I watched movies with Hailey. We started with Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, moved onto Hotel for Dogs, and ended with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Admittedly, I slept through a lot of all three of them but they were on while I was in the room so that must count for something.

Other than that, I did nothing today. Well, I might have read a book or two.
Book #122 - The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis #4) by Gena Showalter - Vampires and Amazon warriors make for an explosive combination.
Book #123 - The Amazon's Curse (Atlantis #5) by Gena Showalter - I liked that the series was tied up but I really wished this had been a full length novel.
In My Mailbox (03/27/11) - Short and sweet this week. I was good and didn't go hog wild with the amazon buying. Yay, me!

I have two more reviews written up which will be posted tomorrow and half of a third. Those 3 books put me at 126 for the year. I was trying really, really hard to hit 130 by the end of this month. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to do that. Pretty sure.

Okay. I have to cart the kid off to bed. He always falls asleep in my room. I don't know why, I just know he does it almost every night.
soulswallo: (Books-SK-Bad Moon Rising)
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 10:06 pm
I have to admit that other than working and napping, I didn't do a whole heck of a lot today. Oh, well. It happens. I guess. I did watch the most recent episode of Fringe which I thought was pretty darn good.

Which reminds me, did I ever mention that I watched everything on my DVR the other night? Everything. Even the movie that had been on there since October of 2009. No, that's not a typo. It had been on my DVR for a year and a half before I got around to watching it. And might I just say that the wait didn't do it any favors. What movie? you ask. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. I have to admit that I wasn't all that impressed. The special effects were borderline painful to watch. The storyline wasn't terrible but it didn't have nearly the oomph that the first UW movie had. I think that if they'd had more pretty, rippling man-flesh for me to drool over I could have overlooked all that. Alas, it wasn't to be. By the by, Rona Mitra and Kate Beckinsale look freakishly alike. Seriously.

Okay. Onto my books!
Book #90 - Hunting Human by Amanda E. Alvarez - Wow. I really, really liked this one.
Book #91 - Sabine (And the Beast #1) by Moira Rogers - And another one that I absolutely loved. I really love it when I have a run of great reads. It's downright exhilarating.
Teaser Tuesday (03/01/11) - Werewolves, werewolves, vampires, vampires. Isn't that lovely!?!

I am done now. My stomach is growling. This confuses me since I ate dinner. A good dinner. I really shouldn't be hungry.
I must go find food.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 07:32 pm
I took Cole and Hailey to see I Am Number Four today and that was an experience. Not the movie, which I liked, but the whole sharing the drink and popcorn thing. Holy Hannah, those kids will fight about anything. Hailey complained that she didn't want us eating the popcorn before the movie started. Cole complained that Hailey was drinking too much of the soda. Hailey complained that Cole was drinking too much of the soda. Cole complained because Hailey was looking at him. It was like a terrible movie-theater bitch fest.

But I did like the movie. Alex Pettyfer is pretty. And some of those action-y scenes were coooool. Also, hello, Timothy Olyphant, you have lovely eyes.

Okay. Bookish stuff:
Book #84 - A Wicked Gentleman (Cavendish Square #1) by Jane Feather - This was one of those really quick reads (and this is despite the hefty 450+ pages) that was fun and flirty.

I'm reading a book right now that's not doing much for me but I'm over halfway done and I just keep telling myself that if I push through it'll be over and I won't have to re-read it any time in the future.


Randomness: There's a 50% chance of snow in Morgan Hill on Friday. Those of you who have been relentlessly battered by storm after storm might be all "WHATEVER! My 17 feet beats your 50% any day of the week!" but we don't get snow here. Occasionally in the mountains. Occasionally. So this is huge. Epic even. I'm expecting Gandalf to drop in later and pull a ring out of the fire and send me on a doomed journey where I'll have to make googly eyes at my best friend while traveling by foot over craggy mountain passes.

I'm not going to let some snaggle toothed guy with 10 hairs on his head bite my finger off either.

Okay. I'm done now.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 09:17 pm
Earlier this evening, Cole told me that he wants to go to the movies tomorrow. I'm cringing a bit and hoping he doesn't pick an epic war movie to watch. Because, you know, I'd have to find a way to gently dissuade him from that since that's exactly NOT the type of movie I have any interest in seeing. Did I ever tell you how my BFF #1 chose Saving Private Ryan as the move she wanted to see one year on her birthday? That movie may be fucking epic and all that but it scarred me. I can't watch those types of movies. I like my entertainment with a whole lot less reality.

Fortunately for me Cole asked if we could see I Am Number Four. I was like, YES! MOTHERFUCKING YES WE CAN SEE THAT MOVIE! THANK ALL MAJOR AND MINOR DEITIES! I LIKE ALEX PETTYFER!

Okay, I didn't actually say any of that, but that was my internal monologue when he asked.

So. I Am Number Four tomorrow. Awesome.

I have some book stuff from both today and yesterday. Look excited, will you?
Book #82 - The Chosen Sin by Anya Bast - I wasn't feeling the love for this book so much. Honestly, it kinda dragged. The upside? I read it so you don't have to.
Book #83 - Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost - Dear GOD! I loved this book. I even managed to throw in a comparison between my love for it and screaming Bieber fans in the review. Because I'm awesome like that.
Teaser Tuesday - I love that invariably I've finished and reviewed at least one of my Teaser Tuesday books by the time I post this here in the evening. ROCK ON!

I am done now.
soulswallo: (DH-Whiskey-Blue flare)
Thursday, February 10th, 2011 10:22 pm
Work today was kinda interesting. My computer was finally fixed so that I can print things up, meaning that (as I told my boss lady) I'm now a functioning member of our two man team. I got to print things guys! Lease agreements! And I got to run a credit check! I know what you're thinking! Those are super exciting things!

And now I've used up my allotment of exclamation points for the rest of the month. That's just tragic.

Other than work, today was remarkably unremarkable. I worked, I slept, I read. Not in that order. No, I'm wrong. It was in that order.

So. Book.
Book #68 - Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2) by Nalini Singh - I liked this one, like, whoa. Alpha male shapeshifters do it for me every time.

I have a post I want to get ready for tomorrow. Therefore I'm outta here.

PS. I watch Wolverine finally. Again. Finally again. You know what I mean.
soulswallo: (Books-KH-Black Magic Sanction-Rachel/Bis)
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 08:34 pm
I spent the morning working on book posts for later in the week. Yay, me! Then I was exhausted and took a nap. Then I picked up Cole and spent the rest of the afternoon in a daze and don't remember a thing I did. Weird.

Which reminds me that I'm a little disappointed in myself because I had plans last night to watch some of my backlogged TV shows and I not only didn't do that I also didn't go with Plan B - watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine for the 4th-ish time in 2 weeks. What is wrong with me? That was a perfectly serviceable plan and I just let it fall apart. Badness. Badness!

So, anyway. Work tomorrow. Too bad I did most of the stuff I needed to get done for the week on Tuesday. I guess I'll either read or play Sudoku. I lead a glamorous life. No need to tell me. I'm completely aware.

Now to the books! Or, well, just one book!
Book #67 - Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater - Dudes. Even if I didn't love this book, I would still read everything I could get my hands on by Maggie Stiefvater just so I can type her name over and over again. Is that weird? Stiefvater! But it turns out that I did love this book. It was sweet and sad and lovely. Awww.

I'm done now.