I got behind the last two days, so let me get my thankfulness out:
#120: Monday I was thankful for hubby listening to me whine. I was sick, so most of the day is a horrible blur, but when he came home he was nice to me briefly 😉 I kid. he was mostly nice to me. Though he said I was whiny.
#121: Tuesday I was thankful for some quality pokemon lure time. Also to Sherry for having the book back super fast. Dang!
Other than pokemoning I have been combing through the book deleting nuisance words (like 100+ too and a bunch of scoffs and… yeah). I’m ready to start another read through, though since hubby will be home in about half an hour I don’t know about starting it. We’ll see what he has planed. I’ve been doing some book cover work for others, as well as myself, and the collector’s cover for Goddess will be revealed soon:
Besides that, I’ve been watching Hell on Wheels with Dad – we get a couple episodes in at night. I admit, at first it didn’t catch me that much and I would work while we watched it, but lately I’ve been closing the laptop and giving it my full attention. We’re on season two now. (If you don’t know, it’s a western that follows the people building the Union Pacific railroad. they’re supposed to be near Council Bluffs, but I snicker at the landscape. No way is that what Iowa looks like, or looked like in 1865.) It’s kind of gritty – the events are girtty-ish (I’ve run into worse, like so far I don;t think a single woman has been raped, which would have happened long ago in some other series), but the real gritty-ness is the sets and costumes. they take great pains to show the mud, the dirt, the muck, the blood. I’m not usually into too much of this grit. Sure, I like realistic, but there’s a line where it just gets gross, but there’s enough suspended belief with the characters and their interactions (like the woman British aristocrat woman who is running around dressed as a man) that I can go with it. I guess the two extremes balance each other out. I do wish the Swede would get killed, though. And the only characters I am really rooting for are the Irish brothers. (Sean is adorable) though they’re kind of turning a bit. I’m also warming to the lead character Bohannon a little. I wasn’t enamored with him in the first few episodes because he was kind of a selfish jerk, but he’s getting better. I will also note that the woman with the “Indian tattoo” aggravates me just a hair because I know about the real story/woman it was based on, which of course has nothing to do with this story at all.
And now I leave you. Have a pokemon lure kinda day!
First, I got my awesome valentine’s present from hubby today. Pebbles the penguin!
Then we went to Emerson for the event I mentioned last night.
Had a good time and enjoyedr the show. It was cool seeing it on TV because we’d been there and they totally agreed with me about the hallway having something nasty in it. Angry. In fact they spend a lot of the show on it. So that was vindicating. Then they got voices in Grace’s room, which was where we got the voice on the recorder, and then they got lots of thumping and banging by the kids room, which we did too (that was also where the stuff was knocked on the floor). Though I disagree with them on the front parlor. The chick was talking about it being unwelcoming but I found it the opposite. I thought it was the nicest feeling room in the building and in fact I spent some time there by myself calming down after the hallway. But, different people. Maybe they didn’t like her for some reason.
We left shortly after coz hubby didn’t feel well, but it was still fun.
And now I am signing off. Have a giant penguin kinda day!
PS. The gel eyeliner works much better.
I have a takeover coming up in Book Born (I think we’re gonna go the 7th. The problem i we were both disorganized, so, LOL!) and I’m planning a vampire Christmas theme, but just try to find vampire Christmas items on the cheap for giveaways. So, I thought I’d make some ornaments (I stole the idea from a magnet I saw at walmart – for 3$ it was a tiny square of wood that was badly painted with a vampire face) but instead of a squre I wanted a circle, only, have you ever tried to cut a circle from wood?
But being brilliant, hubby used the hole saw! Then I painted the little blighters, and now I just need to glue ribbon on the back:
One set of three goes to this month’s Street Team winner, and the other six will be for the takeover. I haven’t decided how I’ll do it yet.
Not much else. Watched WWE TLC last night. Alexa Bliss’ winning surprised me. AJ’s didn’t, though the way they had him win was a surprise. In retrospect they already told us that would happen (when Ambrose talked to Ellsworth on Smackdown) but I just hadn’t really thought about it. The pre-show tag team was no surprise. Vaudevillains and Ascension can’t win anything, which is a shame IMHO. I had a hard time picking who to root for on the tag team belt, though seeing Wyatt win was good, though I have become fond of Slater, and I was also sad to see Kalisto lose. I wanted him to go over on Corbin, but I guess this cements Corbin’s spot as a “bad dude” (as if he needed that), and Kalisto’s as a poor underdog. Carmella/Nikki went about the way I figured it would, and her revelation about who really attacked Nikki wasn’t a huge surprise either. I seem to recall at the time that it was fairly obvious who did it, though maybe I have attacks mixed up. We’ve been a bit spotty on the weekly shows, so I might. All in all it was entertaining though, and had some good moments. Becky and Alexa were fun with the first women’s table match, and it was interesting to see two women’s matches at a PPV. I do think WWE is really working to make the women’s division equal to the men’s, though they’re doing a better job on NXT. But, it’s easier to do that with a brand new brand than it is to upgrade an existing one. I’d like to see them get rid of all the Barbie girl dancers in the women’s division (like Summer Ray, for example) and get more like Nia Jax and Asuka, or heck even Becky and Charlotte. You know. Girls who can actually wrestle and not just dance.
And that’s all I got. I need to get some work done!
Have a happy ornament kind of day!
In the aftermath of the election I am shocked at the … ridiculous behavior of people, but I am thankful for cornbread . Mom and the bro made stew and cornbread for dinner, and both were tasty.
As for getting things done, I didn’t get much done. I’m still behind on NaNoWriMo , and I’m behind on book covers, and don’t get me started on this house. ugh.
Anyway, not much to share today. With dinner we watched the episode of Murder Comes to Town that featured the Cynthia Borten murder in Shenandoah .
I was a kid when it happened. We were actually in a Right to Life group with her. She was a super nice lady, and it’s a shame what happened to her. Anyway, as to the episode….hhmmm. I’d say at least half of the filler images they try to pass off as Shenandoah are not Shenandoah. The reenactments are hilarious and certainly not filmed in Shenandoah, and frankly they covered very little of the case at all, and I have no idea where a Broad Street Bridge is supposed to be at. The narrator tries very hard to be dramatic , and yet manages to completely leave out that to this day people still suspect her son was in on it all. Anyway, it makes me wonder how many of those cold case, and old murder shows are full of crap.
And now I head to bed. Have a cornbread kind of day!