Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's coming, just two day left . . .

The world of NANOWRIMO is about to unfold. It will be my second try, and hopefully I'll do better then I did in 2007. Here is my potential story I'm going to work on.
Summary:
A friend with a passion for science has developed an unheard of feat, a time machine. That's right, H. G. Wells for reals. Nadie volunteers for the job of a lifetime. The first person to travel through time. Numbered among other great explorers such as Lewis and Clark. With Regency Era England as her destination, will Nadie keep suspicion from the curious eyes? And . . . when a realization comes, will she be able to make the right choice?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh my, this book was lovely. Syrie James does her very hardest to convince you that this is Jane Austen's very words written down on paper, and she did a wonderful job. She must have read Jane's books many times, because she had the Regency language down to an art.

I really came to know and love Jane Austen more, even though a lot of it was only probable. I really wanted this story to be real, I loved the characters . . . especially Mr Ashford.

I would advice people who have not read Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice should read them before devouring this book, as it gives away some of the plot, since Jane is working on them through most of the story.

I hope others enjoy this book as much as I did. Except for the ending, which was historically accurate and made me wish history had been different, I still thought this book was great, and I'm glad my mother found it while we were perusing a bookstore on my birthday.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Do You Know the Muffin Man who lives on Jury Lane?

Well he didn't make this, I did. ;)




It's called Focaccia Bread, and I found the recipe while flipping through our Betty Crocker cookbook. I had a sudden urge to stir something and there you go. I used herbs from our herb pot on the porch.

That is a big spatula by the way.

Your opinion counts:

Here's a meme where your opinion gets to be heard! Here are the rules:

  1. Copy and paste the blank form into your blog twice, only fill in one.
  2. Fill in the blanks with whatever you think is the appropriate answer, bold your answer if you wish. and they don't exactly have to make sense.
  3. Add one more item to the meme.
  4. Tag 4 people and comment on their blogs.
I think it should be mandatory for each household to have____.

I think the President should name August 22nd __________day.

I think stop signs should be a different colour, I think they should be_____.

I think that _____is/are wasting America's time, I think they should be.

I think that fashionable clothing is a_____

I think writing essays is_____

I would never_____

If I had power to _____ I would _______.
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I think it should be mandatory for each household to have their own library.

I think the President should name August 22nd Imagination day.

I think stop signs should be a different colour, I think they should be Htun.

I think that TV commercials are wasting America's time, I think they should be disbanded.

I think that fashionable clothing is another waste of time, and most of the time only a stupid string of fabric that costs more then it's worth.

I think writing essays is indifferent to me, I don't really care.

I would never jump of a cliff or board into a body of water.

If I had power to
speak to animals I would be happy.

I'll tag Beth, Rachel Ann, Cuileann, and Anilee.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Verse: A snippit from Conference

In my church (and I think I've mentioned this before on my blog) has a Conference twice a year, where we gather in homes and churches across the globe to hear messages from the prophets and apostles of the our day. As well as other authorities in our church. Scripture is a documented account of prophets, and so I am going share a big from our current prophet, President Thomas S. Monson.

From his talk entitled: "Finding Joy in the Journey" given Sunday 5th, 2008:

I am what my wife, Frances, calls a “show-a-holic.” I thoroughly enjoy many musicals, and one of my favorites was written by the American composer Meredith Willson and is entitled The Music Man. Professor Harold Hill, one of the principal characters in the show, voices a caution that I share with you. Says he, “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.”

My brothers and sisters, there is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today . . .

. . . Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A new look on a old idea

Today I've been trying a new look on my travel website. I've work on it all day, just want some feedback.

http://travelmunk.bravehost.com/

Monday, October 6, 2008

Response turned into a blog entry

So I was reading here: http://www.littleredreadinghood.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3723
I ended up making a rather lengthy explanation instead and decided to put it here.

On Goodreads my "books-i-own" shelve says I have fifty, but a bunch of those are books my whole family owns, so I probably personally own less then fifty. Mostly because I've always used the library for my book needs, I don't have an allowance or ever had an allowance in my entire life, (er, okay so my there was a wink of time where I got quarters for chores, but still) So the only money I've ever got is Birthday and Christmas money. For a while I got babysitting money. But I feel like I should be saving my money so I don't often by books unless I know they are good. Only recently have I been buying books, since I don't have a library anymore, but I still enjoy the library because I can check out fifty books without paying a very wealthy sum.

Belated Sunday Scripture

I meant to do this yesterday, but never got around to it.

Doctrine and Covenants 25: 12

For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Falling into Cold Weather

Today and yesterday it has been raining. It's the first real rain we've had in a while. Yesterday there was a little bit of sun, but today it's all cold and gloomy. Yesterday the rain seemed beautiful, it smelled good. But today it feels all bleak and cold. It surely is falling into Autumn here. I hope it starts getting happy again.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Idealistic Me

The ideal meme, tagged by Cuileann

Rules: if you're tagged, make sure to add one more ideal "thing" to the list, besides the items that are already there. Be as descriptive and random and silly as you want.

My ideal...

Snack: Gourmet crackers, juice, and chex mix. Nummy. Is that descriptive enough for yeah?

Day: one where I enjoy myself.

Book: Takes me away from mundane life to a place where the unbelievable happens.

Friend: understand me and doesn't make me feel dumb. Has a sense of humor.

Weather: A warm windy day that plays with my hair and makes me feel like I'm in a movie.

Adventure: I agree that an adventure should be spontaneous, and it should send you off somewhere exciting.

Music: An additively melancholy song.

I tag Enna Isilee

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