March 20th, 2011


LJ Writer's Block

If you could either have the powers of Spider-man or the Green Lantern, which would you choose, and why?

(Yes, I know. There's a nifty automated "answer here and we'll post it" feature to the Writer's Block posts, but my spam comments ALWAYS go up after doing it!)

Green Lantern's powers are pretty cool because he can make pretty much anything, but the real reason I'd pick Green Lantern over Spider-Man is because Ryan Reynolds is WAAAAAAAAAY hotter than Tobey Maguire.

Yes, I is shallow. :)

I should be sleeping...

I do believe I actually managed to finally catch up on reading LJ. Of course, my random comments to posts from the last week to 2 weeks won't seem like they were late, since LJ had been put on the spam list for many email providers. Email notifications do appear to be working again. This is good. Now I just need to post more often so people will love me comment on my posts.

I have had nooooo energy for the last week. Except when I've had way too much energy because of spring fever. *sigh* Hyper or tired, no in between for me.

My hubby is leaving me. :( It's only for a week. He's going to beautiful Plano, TX for training. Are any of you LJ peeps in TX? Want to hang out w/my hubby? Hey, tx_cronopio, I know you're in TX. Are you near Plano? Someone needs to make sure hellbob behaves while he's down there. *grin* Also, he will have a Moose. It's not like he has any choice about that!

Thanks to the lovely Miss mle292 reminding me that the Minicon author GoH this year is John Scalzi, I am contemplating attending for the first time in a while. Mr. Scalzi was quite charming when I met him in Arizona last year, and again at w00tstock. He is Moose Approved™. I think he may be a sufficient draw for me to spend the monies to attend Minicon.
Impossible things

Poor hellbob. He's a sports widow.

Poor hellbob! This is the only time of year that I actually give a rat's ass about basketball. And because he was foolish enough to give me the info to join the March Madness bracket that one of his coworkers was doing there is potential monies on the line. So I actually care about the college basketball games going on. Right now I'm tied for 9th place w/3 other guys, but before today's games I was way down in 15th, so there's still hope. Also, None of my choices for the Elite Eight have been knocked out yet, so I've still got big points potential. A couple of the guys have already lost one of their picks for the championship game.

Since I don't actually follow college basketball, I need to use Girl Logic to make my bracket picks. Sometimes it works: "I went to Moorhead State, and Morehead State is spelled different and is in a different state, but I've never been to Louisville, so obviously i should pick Morehead." That logic? I was the only person in our 18 person group to pick Morehead over Louisville. LOL. And University of Connecticut? They go by UConn, pronounced You-con. My favorite alcohol? Yukon Jack. Of course I'm going to pick UConn. Especially since their mascot is an adorable husky.
Girl Logic hasn't worked for everything though. The X-Men are cool, and Charles Xavier leads the Xmen. But that wasn't enough to give Xavier a victory over Marquette. They should have used their mutant powers!

I also make picks based on "My friend likes that team." So tx_cronopio, your horny bull team needs to kick Arizona's butt tomorrow! Then they can beat Duke in the Sweet Sixteen, but unfortunately they have to lose to UConn in the Elite Eight. Sorry 'bout that.
Eeyore with book

Yup, still awake.

I'm still LOVE LOVE LOVING my Nook eReader. I hadn't been reading as much the last few years when I stopped going to the library regularly. Then I got Kindle & Nook apps on my iPhone and started reading a little more before bed. But now, I'm just chewing through books!

A big part of this is the fact that I can check out books from the Hennepin County Library to read on the Nook. And they keep adding more and more books! Last time I raved about the awesomeness of HCL about 1.5 months ago they were up to 5500 ebooks. Now they have almost 8300! Heck, I've got over 600 tagged in my Wish List so whenever I finish what I'm reading I can always find something new that's available.

I was thinking about doing a 50 books challenge this year to read more, but I don't think I need too. Because I can easily keep a record of what I've read, I know that I've already read 31 books this year. Since that means I'm averaging over 10 per month, that means I'll probably have over 120 for the year. Heck, I've got 4 days that I'll be in a minivan in May. That alone will probably be a dozen books... (Don't worry, I don't expect that I'll be stuck with much of the driving. Reading + Driving = Bad Idea!)

Also, my Nook will be very pretty soon. I've uploaded this image to Decal Girl to use for a skin for it.
I also uploaded images/skin templates for my iPhone and my laptop. I really love the quality of Decal Girl's stuff, but their prices don't allow for me to use them for resale. What I really need to do is just apply to their artist program and hope they like my stuff. When I get the skins and make everything pretty I'll take pictures.

And now, it's bedtime. I've got a book or two to read that are just calling my name!