Monday, January 24, 2011

What is UP?

  • I've been listening to Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrel.  I'd do a review of it, but all I can say is that the reader has a nice, soothing British voice, and it makes really good background noise.  I think it's about magicians in Victorian [Edwardian?] England.  It could be about Key Lime Pie. Also, it's 26 discs.  I don't think I'm going to finish it.
  • It's been so fucking cold that I've been starving.  At least I think that my body is trying to add calories so I don't freeze.  It may just be that bread is too enticing right now.  Also the cream cheese frosting I made.  For the brownies I also made.  Fudgy brownies with chocolate chunks.
  • I don't drink anymore [it doesn't sit well with me and wreaks havoc on my pancreas; when a friend asked me why I don't drink anymore, I said I was full.  Which is kind of true.  I drank a LOT.], but I had a sip of the husband's Guinness and it was as hearty and tasty as I remembered.  Can you get drunk on a sip?  Or am I just ridiculous on my own?
  • I've had something of a reading binge, if by that I mean I've read one book and started another in the past two weeks.  I read Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars, which was very good.  I like his short stories.  And I really liked the last one.  I also started reading Deb on Arrival:  Live at Five.  Don't judge me.
  • I realized I have been wearing the same purple and pink sweaters to work every week because I don't feel like digging through my clothing.  Odds are very, very good, that this week you will see me wear my purple argyle sweater on Tuesday or Wednesday.  It just happens that way.
What's up with you?  


  1. I read that Stephen King book, too. First one of his I'd read in a while, & I really liked it. Esp. the one about the woman author.

  2. I've been on a reading binge myself, which is awesome, as I had been having to go back through lots of old books to highlight in my Recommended Reading post!

  3. LOVE stephen king. that's next on my reading list, if i can squeeze it in during the semester.

  4. I'll have to pick up that Stephen King book. I haven't been reading as much as I'd like. Sounds like a good place to get back into shape.

    Also, love your new decor here.

  5. Obviously, in these cold months I should totally be hanging out at your house. We have no good bready items in this house!
    I agree it has been a book-addict type month. It's just that taking care of my kids keeps getting in the way of reading...Jesus...don't they know any better? "Mommy's reading, go outside and play. I know it's 5 degrees but it helps your immune system, now go."

  6. Love the new look!!!

    I loved Deb on Arrival - Live at Five too! I got a bunch of her other books, not fun. Interesting mysteries but no laughs.


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