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12 June 2008 @ 07:05 pm

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Well. I must go friends only. I hate to do it. I really do because I often send others here to my journal to look at pictures or book reviews. But after one of my LJ friends was anonymously called an idiot, when the person is not I feel obligated to go friends only.

While doing this, I guess I'll have to make a cut. I don't make big cuts, but there are a few who've defriended me or if you're lj name doesn't ring a bell, well maybe it's time for us to part ways.

This sucks so bad....

If you'd like to be added please let me know why and who you are  by commenting on this entry! Thanks!
Current Location: garage
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Current Music: none
12 June 2008 @ 10:43 am
It seems, from the book, that this list was made after the New York Times Book Review editor asked about 200 editors, writers, critics and other members of the literature world what the single best American novel published in the last 25 years was. So, I guess a bunch of people didn’t want to play, and it came down to about 125 votes. So here's the list they came up with, the top five in order of votes received and then 5 others in no order that received multiple votes.
(Please remember, this is from The Book of Books by Les Krantz and Tim Knight)

1. Beloved by Toni Morrison, 1987
2. Underworld by Don DeLillo, 1997
3. Blood meridian by Cormac McCarthy, 1985
4. Rabbit Angsrom: The Four Novels by John Updike, 1995
5. American Pastoral by Phillip Roth, 1997
6. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, 1980
7. Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson, 1980
8. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin, 1983
9. White Noise by Don DiLillo, 1985
10. The Counterlife by Phillip Roth, 1986

So there you have it. I hope you enjoy this list, and if you've read any I'd love to hear about it!
Current Location: Bed room
Current Mood: happyhappy
12 June 2008 @ 10:40 am
Well, I have to work today, so I won't be on after about twenty minutes. The new girl starts today, fingers and toes crossed every one.

After another LJ friend did it I'm shamelessly copying her and posting this:

You may ask me one question, and one question only. Anything you could ever possibly want to know from me. All questions and answers will be screened.

Have fun.
Current Location: bed room
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Scottish Ledgends
11 June 2008 @ 11:45 pm
I've decided to put down The King's Nun by Catherine Monroe. It could be a good book, but I just don't have the time to waste on a book that doesn't call to me. ::frowns:: I'm 50 pages in and I'm not thinking about the book at all. Actually I'm thinking about other books I'd rather be reading. So, I'm going to cut my loses (I bought it new) and put it up on PBS tonight.

 I think I'll either start Kissing Coffins or Twilight tonight before I go to sleep.

I went for my bike ride tonight. I wasn't feeling well this morning (I think I ate some eggs that were teetering on the edge of bad) so I decided to wait until near sundown to go. It was nice. I still had to stop twice to rest. The first time was because the stupid seat hurts my...tush...so bad, I just had to stand for a second or two. And then I had to stop just a little bit after that because I was just getting too winded. But, it wasn't until the last stretch that I had to stop, and other than the tush thing I don't think I would have had to stop at all but it's Illinois and there was a rough breeze against me I swear to the gods no matter which direction I was heading!! Not helpful!

! made two huge pots of soup, Vegetable and Chicken Rice. I put them in like 7 containers and popped them into the freezer. There's 7 days worth of food. ::smiles:: I know, it's not the healthiest way to lose weight, but I'm going to try it for a while (couple weeks) along with the bike riding to see if I start at least to lose weight and gain some energy. If I start to feel at all sickly, I'll change my diet around, I promise.

Stockard Channing is on Craig Ferguson tonight. I'm very excited. I'm a HUGE The West Wing fan, so of course I love me some Stockard. ::grins::
Current Location: bed room
Current Mood: thirstythirsty
Current Music: Craig Ferguson
11 June 2008 @ 09:53 am
I received an awesome little book in the mail today titled The Book of Books by Les Krantz and Tim Knight. Well, it's 200 pages of lists of books. So every couple of days or so, for discussion and informations sake, I'm going to post a list from the book. Today would be post number one. Under a cut, for your beautimous friends page.

Current Location: Living Room
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
Current Music: none
10 June 2008 @ 11:17 am
Uh. Wow. I forgot I was doing this...in April.
If it weren't for library_of_sex I probably wouldn't have remembered. But I did. So here I am.

Random 6

After over two years I'm still obsessed with my boyfriend. I know that it's suppose to wear off or whatever, but nope. I still get all giddy when I see him. When he comes to see me at work I've been known to actually skip. Yep. Skip. It's sad really. I'm a grown woman now. This part should end. LOL.
Current Location: living roon
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: none
10 June 2008 @ 10:53 am
I don't know if it's cause I'm sleepy or if it's really funny but this one is cracking me up!

more cat pictures
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Current Mood: chipperchipper
10 June 2008 @ 10:33 am
After sitting her for like...I dunno ten minutes laughing outloud I had to share...a few. Or more.
Under cut for your friend page comfort.

It's funny under here!Collapse )

That's enough for now. I could have put up ten more I'm sure.
Speaking of kitteh's. My Jerry has not been at my head for the last hour and I'm a bit worried.
::sigh:: Must find my Jerry.
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Current Location: Living room
Current Mood: amusedamused
10 June 2008 @ 08:12 am
Do any of my nifty graphic making LJ friends want to make a header for reviewsalone? I need it to have heh, books and to have creams and blues for coloring. If you want to just comment and let me know. If not I'll go to a community and ask.

Current Location: living room
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
10 June 2008 @ 07:42 am
I woke up this morning when Todd did for work. I had to pee. Stupid bodily functions. When I got up I decided I'd just stay up. There will be a nap later mostly because I have to work tonight and Midnight is very late if you woke up at 4:45 a.m.

I went on a bike ride this morning after Todd left. I think I rode roughly a mile, though I'm not sure. I had to stop twice. The first time because I started out pushing too hard and tired out. The second time because...well because it's not as easy as it was when I was 10! I can feel myself getting old and it's...well..it's getting old.

I wen to the station with Eleanor to drop off some books for the Boss Lady. She's read them all already, but she's going to re-read them to her husband.
For those who care to know according to the Boss Lady the movie Gone, Baby, Gone is not near as good as the book. Denis Lehane wrote it if you're interested.

I have a book to mail out today, and am mailing out a card and also a present for duckiebills. Maybe I'll nap for a bit after the post office trip (trip, hah! It's two doors down LOL)

I started The King's Nun by Catherine Monroe yesterday at work. The first 20 or so pages moved quite slowly, but it seems to be picking up now. I don't know if I'll read Kissing Coffins or Twilight next.

I plan on spending most of tomorrow cooking soups to be frozen. Vegetable and Chicken Rice. Today will be spent with a bit of reading, online time, t.v. and The Sims 2, and later work.

My legs hurt. But at least the nausea from after the bike ride has gone away.

What are my flist peoples up to today?
Current Location: living room
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Soemthing on the ID channel about Alexander the Great and how he died