bloxorz championz

the next time you are bored or have some downtime, you *must* try this game. bloxorz is *so* addictive. i didn’t think it would be, but once i started it i found myself glued to the computer for hours at a time, yelling in frustration when i couldn’t figure out the path through the maze. tonight, though, joe and i beat the game. i think it’s the first game i’ve ever beaten (even though i didn’t do it alone). if you try it, let me know how far you get.

win a hamilton beach stand mixer!

a cowboy’s wife is having a contest on her food blog! you can win a hamilton beach® stand mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible! i can’t even tell you how much i would love this mixer. i’ve been dying to get one. it would make baking so much easier and more fun!

book meme

i stole this from jessica. i haven’t done anything like this in a while. let me know if you post it too!

put the ones you’ve read in bold. italicize the ones you want to read. don’t alter the ones you aren’t interested in.

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Return of the King – JRR Tolkein
Fellowship of the Ring – JRR Tolkein
Two Towers – JRR Tolkein
Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
HP & Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling
Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
HP & Order of Phoenix – JK Rowling
A Prayer for Owen – Meany John Irving
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (i am reading this one right now)
HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Stand – Stephen King
HP & Prisoner of Azkaban – JK Rowling
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Hobbitt – JRR Tolkein
The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
The Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe – CS Lewis
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
Dune – Frank Herbert
The Notebook – Nicolas Sparks
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
1984 – George Orwell
The Mists of Avalon – Marion Bradley
The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
I Know This Much Is True – Wally Lamb
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean Auel
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
Five People you Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Ender’s Game – Orson Card
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby – F.Scott Fitzgerald
HP & Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling
The Stone Angel – Margaret Laurence
The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Crime and Punishment – Dostoyevsky
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice
Fifth Business – Robertson Davis
100 years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares
Catch 22 – Heller
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Bridget Jones’ Diary – Fielding
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-exupery In Spanish & English!!
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Shogun – James Clavell
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
The Secret Garden – Frances Burnett
The Summer Tree – Guy Kay
A tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
The World According to Garp – John Irving
The Diviners – Margaret Laurence
Charlotte’s Web – EB White
Not Wanted on the Voyage – Timothy Findley
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Rebecca – Daphne DuMaurier
Wizard’s First Rule – Terry Goodkind
Emma – Jane Austen
Watership Down – Richard Adams
Brave New World – Aidous Huxley
The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
Blindness – Jose Saramago
Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer
In The Skin of a Lion – Ondaatje
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
The Good Earth – Pearl Buck
The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
The Bourne Identity – Robert Ludlum
The Outsiders – SE Hinton
White Oleander – Janet Fitch
A Woman of Substance – Barbara Bradford
The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
Ulysses – James Joyce


kelly tagged me for this, so here it goes.

1- link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2- share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
3- tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4- let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 random things about me
1. i eat chips and salsa every day. it’s my favorite snack.
2. i sleep every night with julius laying on my head.
3. i eat peanut butter and syrup on my waffles. everyone i know thinks that’s weird, but my family has always done that.
4. i pick at my fingers. it’s a nervous habit that i just can’t stop.
5. i have a collection of newspapers from various states. every time i go somewhere new i pick up the local newspaper.
6. i’ve met three baseball players — cal ripken, jr., brian mccann and kyle davies.
7. i love pajama pants. whenever i’m home, that’s what i wear. i’d wear them 24/7 if i could!

and i am tagging (if you’ve already been tagged for this, then you can just ignore this!)
1. lisanne
2. felicia
3. shannon
4. lisa
5. jennifer
6. sara
7. chas

how suite it is

me and joe at braves game

sitting in a suite is defintely the best way to watch a baseball game. i don’t know how i’ll go back to the regular seats now! as joe and i sat in the box, we saw people on the lower level fanning themselves. why are they doing that, i thought. it’s not hot out. then i remembered that i was under an overhang with a fan blowing on me. hehe.

we had the best time today. it was a fantastic game. the braves were down 4-1 and managed to come back and win 7-4. it was really awesome and a great way to end the home season. the funniest thing happened. we were walking in, heading toward the escalators, and i saw sara! i didn’t really recognize her at first (she looked different than her pics!), but i definitely recognized her daughter and fiance! it was so random. i looked over and said, “hey, isn’t that sara??” so, we caught up with them and talked for a few minutes. she is so sweet!

we also met up with jon, one of joe’s best friends, and that was a blast. i haven’t seen him since our wedding! now we’re home, and it’s back to the routine. it’s too bad today had to end.

a day in my life

the person who wrote this story on the onion must a reporter. there is no other way he could so accurately describe our thoughts on city council/town hall meetings. these are the bane of our existences, and much of what he thought i have thought time and time again as residents talked and talked and talked about issues not even on the agenda. even if you are not a journalist, you will still get a good laugh out of it. oh, how i love the onion.