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Writer's Block: The Walking Dead Jan. 7th, 2012 @ 11:52 am
gunthera1_gamer has taught me that the frying pan is the way to go!

Writer's Block: Riddle me this Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 08:34 pm
Why does health insurance treat eyes and teeth like they aren't part of our bodies?

Writer's Block: See you on the other side Jun. 20th, 2011 @ 09:29 pm
If you could find out what happens after you die, would you want to know?

I think I'd rather know what happens before I die.

Problem-solving May. 17th, 2011 @ 08:05 am
I ordered take-out from Boston Market last night. When she started bagging my food, I stopped the employee and told her it was fine to put my chicken caesar salad in the same bag as Amanda's turkey dinner.

Apparenlty I did need a second bag.

On the drive home I started smelling chicken caesar salad. I thought maybe the heat from the turkey was causing the salad to be more aromatic, but nope -- the top came off spilling shredded chicken across my backseat.

I knew I had to deal with this, but didn't want to drive to some place with a vacuum -- especially since I just paid for a thorough car wash.  So I took the dogs out to my car and let them go to town.

Morning May. 9th, 2011 @ 11:00 am
I'm not sure what happened this morning, but I woke up scared and confused. Amanda's alarm went off super early and I thought, Oh no! Something's wrong!

But my brain wasn't sure where to take it from there.

So I looked at my clock and saw that I could still sleep for another 45 minutes.  So I thought, Okay, the safest thing for me to do is sleep until my alarm goes off and then get out of bed.
Other entries
» Quick Update
Did my big presentation for FLA yesterday. It went really well, although -- thinking it over -- I'm not sure if I would refer to our director as a Tom Selleck lookalike again.  But he was sitting right there with his Hawaiian shirt and moustache so it seemed appropriate at the time.
» Pet Peeve
I did a meme at some point that asked me about my biggest pet peeve (this was possibly in my last post). Anyway, I didn't know because I'm pretty easy going.

HOWEVER

I remembered last night how annoyed I get when I'm done with a meal at a restaurant and I'm waiting for the check. I feel like a hostage stuck in some negative time zone wondering what needs to happen so I can leave.

So that's my biggest pet peeve.
» Geek Cookbook

The Geek Cookbook is now live!

This is a slightly different incarnation than I was shooting for, but I haven't abandoned other means of distribution.  Please check it out.  There's a tremendous amount of variety here including many recipes which don't call for bacon at all!



» Would you like to take a survey?
via wens 

1. If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.

2. Comment here with your answers and repost the questionnaire on your own journal.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?

02) What was your dream growing up?

03) What talent do you wish you had?

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

05) Favorite vegetable?

06) What was the last book you read?

07) What zodiac sign are you?

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.

09) Worst Habit?

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?

11) What is your favorite sport?

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.

16) Do you have any pets?

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?

18) What was your first impression of me?

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

22) What color eyes do you have?

23) Ever been arrested?

24) Bottle or can soda?

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?

27) Do you believe in ghosts?

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

29) Do you swear a lot?

30) Biggest pet peeve?

31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?

33) Favorite and least favorite food?

34) Do you believe in God?
» 30 Day Book Meme: Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 11 – A book you hated


Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession: The Hidden Testimony of Britain's First Serial Killer by David Monaghan, Nigel Cawthorne.

From my GoodReads review: 

 

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It's not just that it's a poorly executed Jack the Ripper book; it's that -- for the authors' theory to work -- the Ripper's victims must become villains themselves.  Then there's the excessive amount of quoting from My Secret Life which drags the reader through the sexual abuse and humiliation of everyone Walter comes in contact with -- including repeated assaults on children.


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