It’s Finally Friday

May.22.2009

I just finished reading this book:

Vanishing Acts

Vanishing Acts

I absolutely love every book I’ve read so far by Jodi Picoult.  Vanishing Acts turned out to be one of my favorites.  I love Picoult’s style of writing.  Her books are always hard for me to put down.

I made a goal that I am going to read all of her books by the end of 2009.  I only have 4 left:

  • Keeping Faith
  • Perfect Match
  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • Handle With Care

It makes me kind of sad though, because I love her writing so much that when I’ve finished all of these books I won’t have anything to read that I find as fascinating as them.

If anyone out there can suggest an author that they think I might enjoy, please suggest.  I’ve tried Shreve and Mitchard, who are suggested as having a similar style but I wasn’t too crazy about the books I tried.  I have decided I’m going to read the Harry Potter series next though.  What a change, huh?

Has anyone been reading these stories about the American Idol outcomes?  I have and it’s kind of bothering me.  People are saying the reason Kris Allen won is because he’s a Christian.  Now, I’m a Christian and I don’t know.  It just seems hypocritical to me that some are saying Christian people would only vote for Kris.  I’ll admit that I don’t agree with the lifestyle that they say Adam has, but I was watching this show because it was a singing competition.  Sure maybe the guys that profess their beliefs are more appealing to me.  But in my opinion Kris’ voice was no match to Adam’s.  I think Adam has the best singing voice out of everyone one I’ve heard on the show in all of the seasons.  That is why I voted for him.  Well, tried to vote for him.  Stupid busy signal.

Okay, now that I vented about that let me move on.  I have a nice long weekend coming up.  Three days off, I love it.  J says we’re going to see the new Terminator movie tomorrow.  That’s our anniversary date.  How romantic huh?  I don’t care, I haven’t been to the movies in years.  It will be cool.  Then we’re going to eat at Chili’s.  Monterey Chicken here I come.  We have a coupon too.  How cool is that!  I also told J I’d make him No Bake cookies, sort of an anniversary gift.  He’s been asking for them for a while now and I keep putting it off.  I guess I’ll have to get on that as soon as I get home from work tonight.

I feel blah

May.20.2009

I just bought myself a bag of candy.  I don’t know when it happened, but carmel creams became one of my favorite candies.  It was just recently.  I actually just want that white cream in the middle; I crave it.  The carmel part is pretty good too though.  I’m trying not to spend money on things I don’t need.  But since it’s my anniversary AND I feel blah I decided I deserve a little treat.

Speaking of my anniversary…I guess I should say our anniversary.  J brought me 3 beautiful red roses last night.  One for each year we’ve been married (I just realized that.  I wonder if he was symbolizing that.  Probably, knowing him).  They’re gorgeous.  I’m getting a cool hand-made necklace and bracelet too.  I know it, because I picked them out.  Well I actually bought them.  He has them now and he says I’m not getting them until tonight.  They are made with a stone called Labradorite.  I never heard of it before, but it’s pretty funky.

Did anyone watch American Idol last night?  I so hope that Adam Lambert wins.  He has the most amazing voice out of anyone I’ve seen on that show ever.  Chris (I don’t remember his last name!) is a cute guy and a great artist, but he just sounds like a regular person to me, nothing special.  I tried a couple of times to call and vote for Adam, but the line was busy every time.  I hope that’s a good sign!

Work is boring

May.19.2009

Is this still considered work if there is nothing here to do?  I’m not complaining to do.  I get plenty of reading done.  Web-surfing too.  I tried to edit some pictures from my sister’s wedding today.  I’m not really good at that yet.  I need to do some more reading on it.  I love learning new things though.  Here are some things I’d like to learn to do/more about:

  • Calligraphy
  • A second language (pref. Spanish, why did I take French in high school?)
  • Photo retouching

Well, that’s all I can think of right now.  I always get in to too much stuff at the same time and end up not keeping up with any of it.

It seems like I’m getting surrounded here at work, so I better at least try to look like I’m doing something other than blogging.  Later!