Book list

Feb. 2nd, 2009 10:26 am
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Paula has resolved to read a billion books this year, and while I have no such resolution I think it might be interesting to keep track of how many book I read this year (cover to cover, school stuff counts).

January (3)
- The Black Death by Philip Ziegler (I'm not sure if this one counts because I think I started it in December)
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

February (6)
-Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
-The Black Knight Returns by Frank Miller (do graphic novels count?)
-Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
-Blood Price by Tanya Huff
-Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
-Blood Trail by Tanya Huff

March (4)
-Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
-Escape from Bonevill by Jeff Smith
-The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
-Fables: Legends in Exile by Willingham et al.

April

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1. Work

Still liking my job. I did inventory today, as well as put the textiles that were in storage into exhibits. Tomorrow I get to debug the windows. Joy. And one of the girls I work with, P, is starting to irritate me. When we're in the exhibts she'll like, play with stuff. The old stuff. She was actually fanning herself with this really old fan, which was broken and I told her to knock it off and she didn't seem to think that playing with broken old stuff was really a problem. Grah. M really isn't that impressed either (M has a minor in museum and heritage studies, while P has her first year in polisci). So... yes. It'll be interesting to see how that goes. I'm getting my costume fitted a week from tomorrow, so that should be interesting.

2. Mother's day

My aunt had this big barbeque and I ended up dragging [profile] happy_fish_87 with me. It wasn't bad. We hid in empty rooms and chatted, and had a game of tag in the back yard. This little two-year-old girl joined in, except she really didn't seem to understand the rules. So while the Fish and I were charging around, chasing each other in circles (it wasn't a particularly large back yard) we looked up and saw my mom, aunt and a few other women staring out the window at us, watching us run around like fools. In the rain. Oh yes.

Then I gave my mom her boob:

When I gave the boob to my mom it reminded my aunt of the gift she'd gotten me a while ago and it turned out to be Yak wool! What can be cooler than Yak wool? It's for spinning, and I've heard stuff made from yak wool is super, super warm. The thing is, since the stuff she got me is 100% yak it doesn't actually work for spinning, so I need to figure out how to process it in order to actually use it. But I want to finish spinning the wool I already have anyway, just to finish one project at a time, and also to get more practice before using the really delux stuff.

So that is basically my weekend. Um. I should work on making something. Like the tailcoat I've been sewing since February, or the mate to the rainbow sock I finished a while ago. Or my spinning. Or my rope. But my hands are kinda cold. Plus I'm almost done reading my book (Tipping the Velvet) and I'm really afraid it'll have a fairy-tale ending. It's definitely heading in that direction, and for once I don't want the protagonist to live happily ever after. I don't think she deserves it, and I don't think she would appreciate it much either. But that's my opinion. I'll have to see where it actually goes. Good book. You should read it.

Dreams

Dec. 16th, 2006 10:58 am
girlnamedxena: (swing my thing)
I've had some vivid dreams the last couple nights.

Last night I went job hunting (in my Heritage Park clothes, for some reason) and the first place I walked into and asked if I was hiring immediatly stuck me behind the counter and told me to get to work. It was in this crazy import store type thing, that sold the normal jewellery and sarongs and stuff, as well as giant shoes and jackets. Dream me decided those were probably suppose to be wall hangings or something. And I was also very amused to see that employee uniforms were very colourful, in a rainbow pattern XD. The fun thing about that dream that, aside from the giant jackets, it probably isn't all that far fetched.

I need to get a job.

Anyway, the dream I had the night before last was somewhat less fun. I was in a hotel, and I was waiting for people to get there (I was hosting a swing party) so the door was unlocked. Then this guy came in. Very well dressed, tidy hair, not really threatening at all. He said that I had to go with him and that he was abducting me. The odd thing is he didn't have any weapons that I could see: no gun, no knife. But I was completely terrified and did what he told me to anyway. Then he asked why I wasn't trying to fight back and I said I didn't want him to hurt/rape/kill me and he just laughed and said he'd do all that later. Then we left. Then I think I woke up and I was kinda scared to go back to sleep at first.

So, it'll be interesting to see what I dream about tonight. I need to clean the basement, but Tessa said she might come over earlier than everyone else and help me clean. The basement doesn't look that bad. doubtless it'll be full of Jo's used dishes and his stuff, but from what I saw when I went down there yesterday it wasn't a total sty.

Oh, and because I was feeling all down despite all my free time I got a trashy romance to read and make me feel better. The cover has been ripped off, which I find quite dissapointing, but still. I am enjoying it emensly. It's called "The Rope Dancer" and takes place in some nebulous 'middle ages.' They mention King Henry. But they fail to say which one, so really it could be just about any time. Anyway, it's about a 'ropedancer' (which I think is the "Medieval" named for a tight-rope-walker and a bard. And there's a dwarf, who I actually kinda like so much I want Carys to end up with him instead. That would be an interesting twist. But the dwarf is all sad because his village got burned to the ground and his family and stuff were killed.

Quite tragic, really.

And I'm a hundred pages in and they still haven't so much as kissed >:(

And I think I've caught a cold.
girlnamedxena: (writing)
God made this film
I felt like I ought to share.
So... life. Living. Ect. 
I'm halfway through Exodus, giving up on Shadowmancer and I don't even think about Pride and Prejudice anymore.
I *finally* saw the original Charlie and the Chocolate factory. I like the new one better, then again I'm a shameless Jonny Depp fangirl.
Work is getting to me more like work and less like play.
Play outside of work is getting fun though.
Haven't ridden Poly since my spectacular tumble. I'm thinking I'll wait till I heal some more in case I fall off again.
I sneezed a lot today.
The end.

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