soulswallo: (Heroes-Niki-Game on!)
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 10:50 pm
I did a whole lot of nothing today. Well... let me rephrase that: I did a whole lot of nothing outside of my house today. In fact, I barely got dressed. However, I finished up my epic retagging project over at Reading the Paranormal. It has made me hurt. Physically. My arm is aching from wrist to elbow. Now, it admittedly might have been me sleeping on it wrong or something (as an aside, my shoulder feels like I have a boulder under it) but I have a sinking suspicion that it was all the clicking and typing I was doing. I also have the food shakes at the moment. As in, I'm questioning whether I remembered to eat or not. Yeah, I really don't remember. Whatever. It'll go away. Or I'll die. I'm sure one of those things is bound to happen.

Oh, I also read a book. Like you didn't know that!
Book #290 - Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6) by J.R. Ward - These books are not light reading. For all that they're oversexed and considered to be paranormal romances, they do some pretty heavy lifting. Plus, they are full of emotion. Or they elicit a rather strong emotional response from me. I didn't cry this time, though. I totally sucked it up and held it in. Barely, but I managed.

Since my arm feels like it's going to fall off and I might possibly die from forgetting to eat, I'm going to go. I have another 2 books and one short story to read by the end of this weekend. I'd best get to it.
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: (Psych-Gus is stealth)
Friday, March 25th, 2011 08:35 pm
I've missed a lot of blogging days this month. I find that amusing because I used to be super gung-ho about blogging every single day. Like, WOE! if I missed a day or something. While I admittedly blog more for myself (because I have a terrible memory and need all the help remembering the little things that happen that I can get), it seems that lately all the people that I used to interact with on a daily or weekly basis are transitioning away from blogging.

I have several friends that post on Facebook but I can't stand the way FB is set up so I avoid it as much as possible. I like Twitter but everything you write there is so fleeting. I wonder how often people take the time to check out tweets that came in while they were offline. Once it's off page 1 of your timeline do you even see it? Plus, when people respond to a tweet hours after I've written it I usually don't know what they're talking about. Maybe that's just me, though.

I don't get Tumblr at all. I just... don't. Every time I've followed a link over there I have no idea what anyone's talking about. It's like there's this whole other language on that site that somehow just passed me by.

I love my book blog but at the same time I hate the way comments are set up there. Unlike LJ, Blogger doesn't let you respond directly to comments (you know where it nests the response under the original comment) so replying over there is a mess.

I guess I'm trying to say that I love blogging. I love the act of writing out a (mostly) daily journal and knowing that if I need to know what day Cole and I went and got delicious fro-yo it's there for me. But at the same time, it's a little depressing to think that no one will ever see the genius of my posts anymore. I'm a bad commenter, btw. Probably one of the worst. So I guess I can't complain that peeps aren't commenting here and letting me know they're visiting when I never do either.

I really don't know what I'm saying. I love blogging but I'm feeling a sense of ... I don't know. I'm feeling adrift right now. Maybe it's because I don't have all that much to talk about. Maybe I'm just having a weird day.

Maybe I need to stop reading a shitload of books a day and get back to my writing so I can talk about other things besides sexy paranormal romances.

Speaking of which...
Book #119 - Dragon Warrior (Midnight Bay #2) by Janet Chapman - Frothy, fun and magical. This is the type of book you read when you're not looking to tax your brain too severely.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday - When I get to talk about books with sexy Fae warriors, pooping out gold babies, and cosmic middle fingers And I get to put up pictures of a shirtless Jason Behr... well, you know you're going to be reading a crazy post.

Now that I've vented my discontent all over you, I'm going to go watch TV.
You're welcome.
soulswallo: (DW-Ten/Rose-Ahhh!)
Friday, December 31st, 2010 10:10 pm
As is my tradition on New Year's Eve, I watched a few movies. Hailey and I started off the evening with Resident Evil: Afterlife which was pretty much just like I remembered it from the theater except without the 3D. The opening scene in the rain in Tokyo is still gorgeous. The fight scenes are fun and brutal. There wasn't enough one on one zombie action. Of the fighting variety. In my opinion. After REA, we popped in the first Resident Evil. Hailey has now abandoned me and I'm watching Resident Evil: Apocalypse (which, crap, is also REA) by myself. I cleaned the bathroom through the end of RE, though so it's not like I've been mindlessly watching moves all day.

Speaking of Resident Evil, I made a webpage for the movies. It's pretty much all the same stuff that used to be on my Zombie movies page, but that page was getting HUGE and I decided to break it up into smaller, more manageable sections. If anyone has an account (or whatever you'd call it) with Squidoo, I'd love you forever if you could pop over and rate it for me. Rating is easy now, you just click on the thumbs up in the upper left hand corner and you're done. So, please?
The Resident Evil Movies

I also made a page for Southern Arcana by Moira Rogers the other day. That's a paranormal romance series about werewolves, warlocks, shapeshifters and psychics that's absolutely amazing. Same goes with that page- for anyone who can, a rating would be fabulous.

I have a bunch of year end books things to post but first I want to throw out a few numbers.

In 2010 I read 311 books according to Goodreads. By my count, which doesn't include most of the stand alone short stories that I included at GR, my total sits at 289. The goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year was to read 100 books. I think I did pretty darn well.

I wrote 165,295 words, which consisted of one full length novel, 2/3 of a second novel and snippet of a story that fizzled out. I'm working on finishing novel #2 before I dig into some serious editing for novel #1. The goal I set for myself with writing was to write more. I can say with confidence that I accomplished that.

I wrote a fucking book, guys.

Anyway. The book stuff.
Book #289 - Impetuous by Lori Foster - Enjoyable but nothing earth shattering. Although the price was very nice.
Follow Friday - Some of my book blogging resolutions for 2011.
Kelly's Favorite Books of 2010 - Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Some new-to-me books that I found fantastic.
Year in Review - Pretty much all the stats I gave you above about the books I read, but a little more in depth.

Tomorrow: My 2011 resolutions!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!
soulswallo: (FF-Inara-Kaylee-Lean)
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 09:26 pm
Cole has a book report due on Friday and there's no way he's going to be able to get the book he's doing it on read between now and then. Part of this is my fault because I talked him into the book and I think it's a little more than his poor brain can handle. The book? The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King.

First off, in defense of my poor mothering skills, I haven't read that book in years and I had truly forgotten how much swearing and such there was in it. Until Cole asked me what "fucking rectal palp" meant, that is. Umm... What? He didn't actually ask me, mind you, but he pointed it out on the page and asked me to define it. *face palm*

So, I'm trying to figure out how to handle this. If it was a book that I thought he simply wasn't applying himself to finish I'd probably just let him deal with the fallout but the poor kid has been reading every night and he's only halfway through the book. I really feel guilty about this. I have a tendency to forget that most people can't read 2 or 3 books a day.

I know this is probably a big, flashing neon sign of what not to do in the parenting handbook but I think I'm going to outline the rest of the book for him and help him with the book report. I've already started him on a new book, one that doesn't involve the word "fuck" in any way, shape or form. Amazingly, he's about 15 pages into it. This particular book would be roughly a two hour book for me, so I figure he'll be able to finish it within the week and get a good start on his NEXT book report without any help from me.

Arrgh. I totally fail at this mommy thing.

Okay. Stuff that also involves books, but in a very different way.
Book #208 - Mistress to the Beast by Eve Vaughn - Honestly, I didn't care for it. I just ... no.

30 days of books... Day 28 - Dragons! And Napoleon! Boo-yah!
In My Mailbox - An embarrassment of riches. Seriously. If you're looking for free e-book downloads, look no further!
100 Post Round-Up - I've been blogging at Reading the Paranormal for 38 days and I've posted 100 entries. I've also been accepted as a guest blogger (as needed) at a well-established site and picked up a ton of new authors that I really enjoy. Not bad for 5 weeks worth of blogging.

Before I sign off for the night...
Happy Birthday to my oldest and youngest sisters, Robin and Heather!

12 years apart, same birthday. Coolness.

Alright! I'm out.
soulswallo: (TW-Gwen-Tough day)
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 08:35 pm
I had a remarkably unremarkable day. Sort of. The fam went over to my grandma's house for a big dinner, which was cool and everything. Good food and lots of it. My mom springs it on me on the way there that she wants to take a family picture for her Christmas cards today. Umm, what? Could you have warned me ahead of time so I could brush my hair or something? Arrgh!

Fortunately, she forgot all about it by the time we got to my grandma's house and none of us bothered to remind her. What? We're all getting together again in a few weeks, we can do it then.

I have two book reviews to write up and I'm feeling very unmotivated at the moment. How sad. But I did get my normal stuff done and posted.
30 days of books... Day 20 - I am a free book whore. I download so many free Kindle books it's ridiculous. Some of them I wonder if I'll ever get around to reading.
On My Wishlist (week 4) - Demons, Gargoyles, naughty fairy tales and dystopian futures - I try to cover all my bases.

I'm tired. I think I'll go read.
soulswallo: (Books-SK-Bad Moon Rising)
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 08:47 pm
Okay, guys. I did it. I printed out my unedited manuscript for a read-through/first-pass edit. This is just to catch all the glaring errors, whether they're grammatical, plot or whatever. I'll be taking notes while I'm reading to patch up any major plot holes and to smooth out whatever rough edges I run across.

I'm going to be honest here, I'm a little terrified of this part of the writing process. It's overwhelming and mind-boggling and I've never done something for a project of this size. The fear ratcheted up about 300% after I took a good, long look at this ...

Holy smokes. That's a lot of paper. I'm skimming through it in a really haphazard way and I don't remember writing some of it. I was possessed or something. Oh, well, as long as the writing's good who am I to complain?

Anyway. Bookish stuff.
30 days of books... Day 17 - Anthologies are my Kryptonite.
Waiting on Wednesday - The Iron Duke - Steampunk is my genre of choice this week. Zombies are always a plus.

I'm still reading Dreadnought and I'm so in love with it it's ridiculous. Don't you love it when a book just sucks you in and pummels you with delicious words? I do.

So there you have it.
soulswallo: (DW-Books-Arm yourself!)
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 08:59 pm
My beast of a child had a virtual ton of homework tonight. He's normally very good about getting everything done and tonight was no exception really. Except. Except that he had so much that his normal homework schedule (homework, break for Halo, homework, break for Halo, later, rinse, repeat) wasn't quite working. He had to do more of the homework and less of the breaking. Of course today is the day he's (in his words) "trying to level up on Halo, mom, and it's very hard!" Geez, my kid's a hoot. Anyway. He's done now, although he's been working on it off and on since 4 or so. Yikes! That's a lot of homework.

Random tidbit: I never oversleep. Never. My alarm goes off disturbingly early, I get up, all is well. Last night Heather let me know that she had to head out to work a few minutes early today to pick up coffee for a meeting and she'd be dropping Hailey off a wee bit earlier than normal. Cue me turning off my alarm and falling back asleep this morning. Isn't that the way it always happens? Woe. Don't worry I still got up on time, I was just rushing around like a loon. It was kinda funny.

Bookish stuff:
I didn't read a book, but I did get my copy of Dreadnought , the fabulous follow-up to Boneshaker and Clemetine, in the mail today. I'm 200 or so pages in and I've been marking the pages that have good quotes on them. I think I have 15 or so pieces of paper sticking out of this poor book. It's a quote-a-palooza.
30 days of books... Day 16 - Free books aren't always good.
Teaser Tuesday - Tin spiders and sexy vampires. Nice.

I have a two part idea for a weekly feature I'd like to add to my book blog. I've done half the work for it- the grunt work, if you will, where I gather the books covers for the first post and make the banners- but I haven't talked myself into sitting down and working on it yet. The second part of it revolves around making a complimentary fanpage at Squidoo. It's the same thing there- I have the bits and pieces but I haven't sat down and started it.

Back to my steampunk Zombies.
soulswallo: (Heroes-Niki-Game on!)
Friday, September 24th, 2010 08:40 pm
Yo! Tomorrow, Hailey has a soccer game at 10 AM. That means that I'll start tweeting around 9:30 or 9:45. That's right, guys, I'll be checking for the shambling Zombie horde and fending off signs of the apocalypse as I duck and cover while those around me scream "ATTACK!" Don't worry, I've managed to evade the Zombies thus far, I'm sure I'll make it out alive this weekend as well.

Randomly, while debating which book I was planning on buying next on Twitter (the choices were Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce, White Cat by Holly Black or Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane), I got a tweet from Jackson Pearce telling me that I should totally go with her book. So I'm going with Sisters Red. More or less. I'm also breaking down and getting Unholy Ghosts. The point of all this is that in this day and age I love how authors, actors, etc can jump in and converse with their fans. It's just ... neat.

Book #191 - Devil's Due (Red Letter Days #2) by Rachel Caine - Surprisingly good. Especially for a Silhouette Bombshell book.
30 days of books... Day 12 - The Dragonriders of Pern is a ginormous series. No fooling.

Okay. I'm off to read A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Gothic mansions are love!
soulswallo: (TW-Gwen-Tough day)
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 08:37 pm
Cole stayed home sick from school on Monday and Tuesday and I woke up this morning and could barely drag myself out of bed. It was not fun. I managed to get the kiddos off to school and then I came home and went back to sleep. I think I slept from 9-1. Whoa. Nice sleeping, Kel.

Despite that, I did manage to finish a book and put up my usual stuff on Reading the Paranormal. Yay, me.
Book #189 - Dark Guardian (Carpathians #9) by Christine Feehan - The book that took me two months to finish. I feel shame.

30 days of books... Day 10 - The Weather Warden is coming for YOU!
Waiting on Wednesday - Dreadnought - Book #3 in the Clockwork Century series by Cherie Priest comes out next week. I've already ordered it. Awesome!

I'm pretty much wiped out now. I fell asleep this evening for about an hour and only got up to make sure Cole had started his homework. Fun.

Randomly, I cleared out my DVR. I have one movie on it. One. And that's it. Of course, that movie has been on it for nearly a year. Cole asked me when I was going to watch it and I told him that it would be sad if I watched it and deleted it and then the DVR was totally BLANK.

Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (DW-Books-Arm yourself!)
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 08:46 pm
Random Cole moment:
*Cole's opening a magazine I got in the mail*
Me: What are you doing?
Cole: Opening your magazine.
Me: NO!
Cole: Why not?
Me: It could be an adult magazine.
Cole *flipping the magazine over and staring at it*: It's a cooking magazine.
Me: Maybe it's an ADULT cooking magazine.
Cole: What?
Me: You know, like they cook broccoli and stuff. Adult stuff.
Cole *face palm*

I KNOW! I have way too much time on my hands.

Random bookish stuff:
I might have finished a book or two.
Book #187 - Touching Darkness (Midnighters #2) by Scott Westerfeld - Much better than I imagined it would be.
Book #188 - Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins - Loved it. Love love loved it.

30 days of books... day 9 - Mysteriously Mysterious
Teaser Tuesday - Mockingjay, City of Bones and Blue Noon.

Cole was home sick again today. He'll be back in school tomorrow. Even though his stomach is still hurting. Poor guy.

Okay. I'm outta here.
soulswallo: (Psych-quote-the best nutshelling)
Monday, September 20th, 2010 08:07 pm
I had big plans to start editing the epic novel of werewolves and other fantastical things today. That didn't quite happen. However, much to my delight, jotting down the first couple of lines of a new story turned into 1500+ words. I'm not going to complain about that. Oh, and by "1500+ words" I mean 1504. Right on!

Book #186 - Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins - When I was a kid we just killed each other with rusty nails!

30 days of books ... Day 8 - Some days you're just not in the mood.
Catch-up read-a-thon - Because I need to add more books to my proverbial plate.

Oh, Cole stayed home today and it looks like he's going to be home tomorrow since he can't keep anything down. And now Hailey's not feeling well. We're going to be the House of the Sickly tomorrow.
Awesome. /sarcasm
soulswallo: (SotD-Zombies are Love-big)
Saturday, September 18th, 2010 08:33 pm
Today I got up early, cursed on Twitter (Fuck you, 6:30!), went to Hailey's soccer game, went to the new Halloween store, finished a book, wrote up some bookish things, napped, got dinner for Cole and his friend, went to two more Halloween stores and checked out the costumes at WalMart. Whoa. That was a lot of Halloweening.

Now Cole, Hailey and I are watching Resident Evil 3.

Randomly, after using LJ for so many years where I put in my own coding for italics and such, Blogger kills me because I automatically do the < > tags while typing without thinking about it.

Bookish stuff:
On my wishlist (week 2) - Zombies, Werewolves and Alien Princes
30 days of books... Day 6 - It's a red letter day!
Book #184 - Guns Will Keep Us Together (Bombay Assassins #2) by Leslie Langtry - Where I liken finishing that book to Frodo's quest for the ring. My precious ....

I haven't picked out my celebratory Kindle book yet (for finishing my novel by the deadline I gave myself) but I did start reading The Hunger Games. I'm only a couple of chapters in but I can already see why people are so enraptured of it.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Friday, September 17th, 2010 09:15 pm
Success! Of a sort. I finished my novel. I did. However, I'm supremely unhappy with a few things in the final couple of pages. The problem is that I can't think of another way to write it. So, I'm going to put it aside for a few days and come back to it on Monday and hopefully have a bit of inspiration when I re-read the last few chapters.

That said:

Like I said, I pretty much hate the ending. It feels rushed and yet I can't figure out how to rewrite it. Yet.

Anyway, did you read that part where I finished writing my first novel? True story. It took longer than I thought it would and this is only for the first draft. *sigh* I need to have better writing discipline. I will have better discipline.

Btw, if you're not following me on Twitter, you've been missing out on some great fashion photos.
I take pictures of my legs/feet A LOT. It's ridiculous.

Bookish stuff:
30 days of books... Day 5
I've been trolling Amazon for the last hour or so to get the images and stuff together for tomorrow's wishlist post. Books ...Mmm.
Randomly, I won some ebooks in a contest and I know I won them because it was posted on the site and it says I'll be getting the email shortly, but I haven't heard from them yet. *whining* I want my books.

Okay. I've said enough.
soulswallo: (FF-Big Damn Heroes)
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 09:03 pm
I have one more day to finish my epic werewolf novel before I lose the chance to treat myself to a Kindle book. ONE DAY! I've written a few hundred words today but I refuse to post my word count until tomorrow. I refuse.

Anyway. Bookish stuff that is not the one I'm attempting to write:
30 days of books... day 4

Book #182 - Compromising Positions by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Book #183 - Her Dark Angel (Her Angel #1) by Felicity Heaton

As a random tidbit, while browsing through Amazon last night I was checking out the top free Kindle books (which I do often since I had to stop actually PAYING for books) and there were a ton of new books on there. Books that looked good. I went on a downloading spree. I think I nabbed 11 new books. Sweet! Here ... Free stuff is good. You have to wade through some of the later pages, but FREE BOOKS!

Okay. I'm off to finish that damn novel. Then I get to take a small break and read The Hunger Games series. Then I get to go back to the novel and make it better. Then I die slowly when I send it out to be looked over by a trusted friend. Then I do it all again.

soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 09:01 pm
Uggh. I'm tired all of a sudden. I had back to school night for Cole earlier and his teacher talks alarmingly fast. Like, I had trouble keeping up with her word flow. On the other hand, I got a compliment on my awesome over the knee socks. Rock on!

The most random, cool thing EVER: My review for Clockwork Angel got linked and tweeted by the author, Cassandra Clare. Say what you will, I was stoked. There was a moment of awed silence and then I was like, "I'm going to get so many hits from this!" True story.

One more fanpage today: The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong. I kinda ran out of steam towards the end so that's the basic stripped down model. I'll add some little embellishments tomorrow.

And lastly:
30 days of books- Day 3
Waiting on Wednesday
soulswallo: (Psych-quote-Venus by Bananarama)
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 09:00 pm
I think I'm going to have to resort to dangling a carrot in front of my nose to get this damn book finished. I think that if I can finish it by Friday I'll give myself permission to buy whatever Kindle book my little heart desires. Any book. Any price. Boo-yah!

Yeah, so I haven't written anything today on the epic. However, I did make a bunch of fan pages ...
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Clementine by Cherie Priest
Clementine uses a different template than I normally use through Squidoo so it's a wee bit different from some of my other pages. I'm totally branching out or something.

I also posted some bookish things ...
Book #181 - Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
30 days of books - day 2
Teaser Tuesday

I signed up with some writing websites this morning to try to get my writing on. Writing, as in, not recreational but article writing, etc. Yeah, I've decided that I want to be a professional blogger. That would rock hard! I could totally sit around all day with no shoes on and write and complain about how cold my toes are. Much like I already do. Except that they'd pay me for it! Win/win/win.

Cole has been glued to his 360 since he got home from school. For those that don't have gamer boys, Halo: Reach came out today. Apparently it's super cool and makes the boys yell very loudly at the TV. In my experience, at least.
Pictorial proof of what a cool mom I am:

I went and picked it up so that it would be here when he got home from school. And he's been lost to me since.

Okay. I have a very important epic werewolf novel to complete!
soulswallo: (DW-Rose-Look to the side to see it!)
Monday, September 13th, 2010 09:17 pm
I did a whole lot of nothing today because I was exxxxcccccited about seeing Resident Evil: Afterlife (which I will henceforth refer to as RE4). Cole decided he wanted to see it, so I had to wait until he was out of school, but we did the whole 3D thing and it was fun!
3d glasses are so flattering, aren't they?

Anyway. I enjoyed the movie. It was loud and fast and there were Zombies and Wentworth Miller had to stage a prison break. There were a couple of little things that made me cock my head and go Wha? Namely: The world is ending, people! How do the girls all manage to find/have time to apply flawless make-up? How? Yes, Milla and Ali looked fantastic, but it's the Zombie Apocalypse! Make-up wouldn't be high on my list of priorities. In fact, I think it would rank somewhere under underwear. I'd totally expect fresh panties before hunting down foundation and lipstick. Not that they weren't wearing panties. I mean, I assume they were. I was just using that as an example.

Thing #2: How much fuel is one going to be able to find for a plane during the Zombie Apocalypse? Just curious. Speaking of which, I'm impressed that so many survivors have had flight training. You know, if I found myself in the cockpit of a plane/helicopter/whatever, I'd be frozen with panic over all those buttons and levers. I wouldn't know what to do! I'd die. Horribly! It would not be awesome. It would be bloody and gross and there would probably be fleshy bits of me strung from one side of the flying contraption to the other. Yuck.

Honestly, the movie isn't going to win any awards for being Very Important Cinema or anything, but it was fun. I got to see the lovely Milla Jovovich kicking ass and there were some very cool scenes with rain falling and broken glass that looked pretty neat in 3D.

In conclusion, I'm going to watch RE3 tonight. Just because I can.

I'm following in [ profile] katikat's footsteps and posting my 30 Days of Books list over on my book review site. These are the books that are languishing on my To-Read shelf over at Goodreads. Those poor books. Maybe this will prod me into picking one or two of them up.
30 Days of Books - Day 1
Join me. Here, there, anywhere. Tell me what you're not reading!

Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Sunday, September 12th, 2010 07:11 pm
Another non-writing day. Once again, I opened Word so there might be something done on it tonight. You know, the way this ending to the book is hanging over me is killing me. I can see the ending. I know where it needs to go. Why can't I get to that point?

Anyway. Despite the lack of writing, I still feel marginally accomplished.
I reviewed a book: Book #180 - City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

Made themed banners for the random book memes I'm committing myself to:
On My Wishlist
Waiting on Wednesday

And started a fanpage or whatever you want to call it for the Mortal Instruments series:
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Dude, the series is really that good.

Random venting moment: I was at Target today and I had some coupons. As the guy was picking the stuff off the conveyor belt to scan it, he left the coupons on the conveyor belt. Of course 2 out of the 3 got sucked under and sent into an alternate dimension. I pointed it out as soon as it happened figuring that since he had been the one to put them on the moving conveyor belt, I'd still get the discount for them. I even knew how much they were for. The guy apologizes nicely and tells me there's nothing he can do. Wait. What? Dude. You put my coupons, worth $1.55 for coffee and salsa, on the fucking moving belt and let them get sucked under and now you're not going to give me my discount? I wasn't asking for 100s of dollars off. One dollar and 55 cents. I blinked at him a few times. He apologized a little more. I walked away. I didn't buy the things I had the coupons for because why the fuck do I want to pay full price because the cashier's an idiot. Now I'm put out. And still a little peeved. I guess I could have made a fuss, but I was slightly dumbfounded that the guy didn't even try to help me. That's not normal at that Target. That's Walmart behavior. Trust me, they've done that sort of thing to me before.

Ehh. I ended up channeling my minor anger into making web pages, so I guess something good came out of it.

I guess.

I'm done now.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 09:15 pm
Umm, when did it get to be night? Seriously. How did that happen? Besides the rotation of the earth and all that. Gosh, I feel like I've had a spectacularly uneventful day. I didn't write, although I did open up Word. That must count for something. I played around on my book review site, but I really didn't do much. Interesting.

Book #179 - City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare.

I'm 200 and some pages into book 3. Which pretty much sums up how I wasted my day. Not that reading is ever a waste, but ... oh, forget I said that. I spent my day at Hailey's soccer game and reading. There you have it.

Oh, I also put up a post for books on my wishlist. This is the secret Kindle wishlist that I won't let anyone see because (a) you can't gift Kindle books so what's the point in making it public and (b) some of those books are so trashy they make me blush. This way my embarrassment doesn't go beyond what I choose to share.

On My Wishlist (week 1)
Now with snarky commentary about why I'd read such books. Ha! Yes, I do read terribly smutty FILTH! Thank you for noticing.

I must go read now.