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I’m currently reading A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison, and wow, Jenks got suddenly very interesting (at around the 100 pages mark). I won’t go into detail so I don’t spoil the plot for anyone who hasn’t read the series yet. And yes yes, I loved him before, but I like this interesting turn of events. And I’m happy that things have been resolved between him and Rachel, I thought that whole thing from book 3 was overblown. Sometimes this book has some questionable plot hooks, but the rest is so great that it feels a minor. I mean, are we really reading this book for the political intrigue? I think not. I’m reading this particular one, right about now, just to hear more about Jenks. 😉

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February 28, 2008 at 8:45 pm

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Still trying to form my ideas

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about what the personal blog world is really about.

I can tell you, from my experiences alone, that what you see on a person’s personal blog in no way reflects their actual life.

I don’t talk about my work on my blog. I don’t talk about serious, more personal matters on my blog. I don’t talk about my boyfriend as much as I’d like to, because I know no one, besides him maybe, wants to hear how lucky I feel to have him in my life. And when I read other personal blogs, I feel potential friendships there, but big holes, because I know there is much that if you talked to a person face to face, or even email or chat, that you would “catch on” about them, but that just doesn’t come across in a blog. So maybe I don’t understand the point of a personal blog. It sorta kinda provides a person with a support group, but it sorta kinda doesn’t because you leave out alot of details in a blog post. You get a lot of readers (maybe) but maybe much less comments. Maybe a blog is just more about random snippets of a persons life, made generic enough to post so that anyone in the world with internet access can view it???

Blogs about specific things, non-personal, make much more sense. Sports blogs, book blogs, cooking blogs, programming blogs. They are more of a resource, a forum, for people looking for information, reviews, or opinions about specific things.

Maybe personal blogs are just around for a simple reason – they let you express yourself. Maybe that’s all there is to it.

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February 24, 2008 at 5:51 pm

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Too … I’ll just say it… too slutty?

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I got these boots, ordered them off Zappos. I love this place, can’t afford half of what they sell, but it’s so much fun to browse anyway – oh, and I’m also happy to announce that Zappos now sells/delivers to Canada (how exciting!) .

So the boots. They are pretty handy here and while I was in Quebec – warm enough outside (waterproof too) and not too warm if you keep them on inside. But they are tall boots, not knee high but close, and I haven’t yet worn them with a skirt (I’m a wimp when it comes to being cold). Most of my jeans are loose legged, it’s more flattering for me, but these boots would look good with skinny jeans I think. So anyway to my question, is this look too much?

Take into account that I didn’t do an awesome job tucking my jean smoothly or with the pictures, (my apologies but it’s not easy taking photos of yourself by yourself) :

Opinions requested. 🙂

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February 24, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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Double Book Review – Southern Vampire Novels 1 & 2

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Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire #1) and Living Dead in Dallas (Southern Vampire #2)
Charlaine Harris

Books one and two of the 6 or 7 long (so far) series. I’m a vampire lover, I suppose, so I like this kind of book. I tend to group these, though, into the trendy romance genre, along with regency romance novels and such.

So back to these books in particular – they’re fun. There is a generally action-filled plot that doesn’t take itself too seriously – at one point I forgot about one of the townpeople that died mysteriously, until the story eventually got back to it. Quite a bit of the books so far seem to focus on Sookie being Sookie, the main character. She’s got blonde hair and big boobs and is not afraid of vampire sex (it’s there but it’s not super detailed), but she’s also from Louisiana, lives in a big old house and waits tables for a living. Oh and she can sometimes read people’s minds. So it’s not sophisticated, it’s just entertaining light reading. I’ve been working late all week, for a couple weeks now, so it’s been a nice change at the end of the day for me.

Verdict: If you aren’t tired of vampire romances, I say give this series a go. Even if you don’t like romance, there is plenty of other vampire/supernatural action going on. It’s got some interesting takes on the subject matter, and after two books, I kinda just want to see what Sookie keeps busy with next.

 

 

 

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February 20, 2008 at 11:16 pm

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Wow, it’s beautiful

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outside today. Clear sky blue sunshiny day. Still pretty cold here though. I went to the biggest “department type” store in this small town – conveniently located about 40 steps from my front door. To make it a little clearer:


The store has actually a decent selection of clothing and a couple brands I recognize. The sizing is the typical European collage of sizings numbers, I know my numbers in a couple scales, and otherwise I just try on what looks like it might fit. I found one shirt I liked for 16. They had a big sales going on winter attire but who knows what look I’ll be going for next Fall – as if I really have a look (sometimes I like to pretend).

So yeah, good thing I don’t consider shopping a sport, or therapy, or that a shirt worn twice is ready to be replaced, etc etc..

I’m hoping Dan will show up on Google talk in the next few minutes, the schedules we kept last week were about as opposite as they could get. He’s in the Eastern time zone, so -6 hours from here, and he was working shifts from 6 pm to 2 or 4 a.m. so I would be going to bed as he was getting to work, and he would be going to bed as I was going to work. Egh. One more week and he will hopefully be home – sorry to sound mushy but I miss him so!!

Tonight I’m going to Aachen, to visit a couple friends from work and their families. The host, a guy I work with, said there would be six of us, and we’d play some games. I didn’t inquire what games was exactly, I guess we’ll see.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

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February 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm

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Not a good sign

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when your new haircut looks better up in a ponytail.  I’m hoping it just needs to grow a little bit to be in its groove. Sigh..

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February 12, 2008 at 11:18 am

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Random thoughts on a Sunday

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So I was in a bored, whiny mood earlier – if I had posted, it would have one whine after another. This seems to be a syndrome related to the going-to-the-grocery-store-hungry syndrome where you come home with 50% more junk than you would have otherwise bought.

Anyway, I went to the gym for a little cardio, and either the sweat or the fresh air or the sun, that was actually out (rain is the most common weather forecast), did me some good.

I really wish Germany didn’t close everything on Sunday. It’s really quite depressing. I walked downtown and there were a bunch of people out walking, enjoying the sunshine but they had no destination (they were also walking slowly because downtown isn’t very big). There were two cafes open and an ice cream shop (which was mobbed). I’m not saying I would be a shopping maniac if stores were open today, but I am sure I would have entertained the idea of making a sunny trek to a bookstore or window shopped at some shoe stores. And I might have picked up some groceries to make something for dinner. Anyway, c’est la vie ici.

I sent a present to one of my new blogger friends, a birthday present, but it didn’t make it before she left for her vacation. Hopefully it will not get bounced around too much before she gets back. I’ve been mostly luckly with mail but I did lose one thing over Christmas.

I miss Dan. The next three weeks are going to be long I think.

I’m surfing youTube at the moment though. I like quite a few of Rihanna’s songs. I am currently liking Hate that I love you. She has beautiful eyes. Wouldn’t it be great to look exotic like that? Yesterday my hair guy, blow dried my hair, which is asking for a mass of curly blondness – and I am actually loving this part of myself more and more these days. After spending my whole life trying to tame my curls, I’m starting to appreciate this wild part of me. Don’t get me wrong – I still pull out the flat iron, but this is who I am – and my curls do fit me. I wish I could convince all the 12 year olds out there with curly frizzy hair – not to worry – that they are beautiful too.

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February 10, 2008 at 7:29 pm

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