09 October 2010

Tying Up Loose Ends

Read-a-Thon ... today.

Here's the deal:
  • I believe I am physically incapable of staying up for 24 hours ... but I am good at staying up late ... so I plan on making it to the wee hours of the morning and then crashing.
  • I am tracking the amount of pages turned today,
  • as well as books completed
  • ... and any other interesting revelations.
  • I currently have 6 books that I have started reading ... for better or worse I have a sort of book ADD.
  • Thus, today I will be delving into:
  • Dewy, by Vicki Myron
  • Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
  • The Starbucks Experience, by Joseph Michelli
  • The Sun Also Rises, by E.Hemingway
  • On the Road, by J.Kerouac
  • The Nanny Diaries, by Emma McLaughlin
  • Also, it is no secret that I am a slow reader ... and I'm not merely trying to burn through the books just to say that I read a whole bunch in one day ... so I am not expecting to conquer all 6 books.
  • ... but we'll see.
  • If anything, I am looking forward to spending a pleasant fall Saturday sans television and internet.

08 October 2010

No List Friday

I have a slight 'Marty McFly complex' ... nobody calls me chicken. --- And for whatever reason, I often sign myself up for seemingly tortuous challenges. SO tomorrow will be no different ... I am going to participate in a 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.


Well, I have free time, and a bunch of books in progress ... so, why not? I am scrambling today to figure out which books I am going to put in the line up ... and I am going to track how many pages I burn through tomorrow. Since I read at the pace of a snail, I am not expecting crazy eye gouging out figures, but it should be a fun day nonetheless.

07 October 2010

Meet Delmar

Watch out Heathcliff & Garfield, there's a new cat in town.

I have always been pretty indifferent towards animals until little Delmar became a part of our family at the beginning of the summer. He is one of the neatest, most unique, and most bizzare cats I have ever met.

For example, he:
  • has a smudge on his nose
  • has huge ears he's likely to never grow into
  • absolutely loves getting his neck scratched
  • likes to sit in his cat carrier for no apparent reason ... he treats it like it is his own little castle
  • eats ice cubes
  • climbs trees
  • chews on books
  • sleeps on books
  • attacks bookmarks ... as in - he tugs/ wrestles said bookmark out of book, and then pounces of it
  • rolls around in dirt ... like a pig
  • rolls up in blankets ... like a cat taco (see below)
  • enjoys taking medicine
  • eats/ chews on house plants
  • licks condensation off of windows
  • pounces on straws ... no unattended drink is safe
  • refuses to eat soft cat food
  • has been really confused by the cooler temperatures lately; I think he is a warm weather cat

06 October 2010

Holiday, Celebrate

With my birthday a lil' over a month away, I find myself lusting over the following:

  • ... and my big ticket item? Thanks for asking:
  • 32GB iPod Touch with 'Love & Squalor' engraved on the back