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>May was Crazy!

>May was the craziest, busiest month ever! That quilt project really took a lot out of me and I’m trying to wrap it up. It’s been on my desk for way too long. I have one final version to make – who’d have thought that the one we were sending out for professional printing would have such weird rules! They want the paper to be 8.75×11.25 instead of showing bleeds? They want the covers in RGB instead of CMYK? Interesting. But it’s the only site that we’ve found that will allow us to print 8.5×11 in portrait layout so we’re going with it. Thank goodness someone else has offered to take on the website version of the book! I’ll post a link when it’s available.

And on a personal note, my fiance and I found a house that we both love – actually it’s the yard we absolutely love, the house… well. We have a five-year plan about that. We’re hoping that in five years we can either add on to the house or just demolish it and build new. The house has very tiny bedrooms and we’re not even sure my queen sized bed will fit! We still like it though! We’ll just be awful cozy for a while. I can’t believe that a family with 10 kids lived in that house.

Still reading Android Karenina – almost to part III! Remember, I’ll be posting a review on June 8!

The whole month of May went by and I didn’t get a single Thing done. Ok, I’m talking about the Web 2.0 project call Things on a stick. I’m hoping in June I’ll be able to get back to that since I’ve been falling behind. But then again, maybe not June because I’ll be moving then and will be taking some time off work for the move.

And oh, I have to say that I really want to win this Kinekt Gear Ring from sweeps4bloggers.My fiance and I both love this ring and are even thinking about getting these for our wedding rings. How geeky is that?

>Kinekt Gear Design Ring

> I follow an awesome sweepstakes site called Sweeps4bloggers. I actually won a copy of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter from them and have been following them ever since. I haven’t actually entered any more of the sweepstakes until now. The Kinekt Gear Design Ring really caught my eye as I was scrolling through my facebook feed tonight.

I think this is the most awesome ring EVER! If I won, I would have to get it in a size for my fiancĂ© (but I would definitely want to order one for myself if they would ever come in a smaller size, i.e. 5.5 – hint, hint!). Unless of course, smaller sizes are available by the end of the sweepstakes! 06/07/10.

>Strange day

>Are you sure it’s not Monday today?

I couldn’t get out of bed this morning; I’m still trying to get used to the time change. I don’t like getting up when it’s still dark out. I wish we could just leave the time alone – one way or the other.

Then I remembered it was Friday. We get to wear jeans on Fridays – that’s worth getting out of bed for. Unless the laundry hasn’t been done in over a week because it’s been an extremely wild lately with zero time to do laundry. The only clean jeans I had were in the dryer – still damp from who knows how long ago. Just thinking of that feeling of cold, damp, clammy jeans when you put them on the in the morning was almost enough to make me go back to bed.

Almost.

I put the jeans on anyway and stumbled out the door to the car. The garage door was all freaked out and didn’t want to close. It kept going back up, I suppose something was over the sensor. I kept pushing the button making the door go up and down, up and down, until finally it squealed its way to the bottom. Then out the driveway I went.

Looking at the clock I realized I was going to be late for work. Well, I may as well stop for coffee since I’m already late. Kwik Trip or bust! I get my coffee and continue on my way. When getting out of my car and picking up my coffee cup – I haven’t drank any yet – I notice there is a puddle underneath the cup. Crap! A leaker!

Holding the cup well away from me, I still managed to get coffee all down the front of my jacket and pants. Oh well, my jeans were still damp anyway, what’s the difference? I walk to my office as fast as I can while holding my coffee cup at arm’s length away from me. When I get to my desk I pour what was left of my coffee into my to-go cup – the one I never seem to have with me when I stop at Kwik Trip. Then I noticed why it was leaking… there was a huge crack in the cup. I have no idea when/were/how that came to be but it was there all the same.

After I had the coffee situation taken care of, I tried to turn my computer on for the day and saw the blue screen of death! I rebooted and it seems to be working ok now. Hope it was a fluke!

After lunch, I went down to the little bookstore to hang up some posters and while I was there I noticed a Kim Stanley Robinson book. I picked it up and looked at it. The lady that was working there told me she had never heard of Kim Stanley Robinson and asked what kind of book it was.

Me “Science Fiction.”

Her “Oh, I quit reading that stuff in High School.”

Hmmm, I didn’t know quite what to say about that. I was kind of shocked and felt I was being judged. My mom always told me if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything. So, I kept my mouth shut, put the book back and walked out of the store.

There is a silver lining on this black cloud that’s over me today. I will have a quiet evening all to myself tonight – I hope – to finish reading The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington,to continue reading Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson and to work on the dwindling collection of beer in my fridge.

Cheers!

Oh yeah! I just remembered some more silver lining!

I received my copy of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith that I won on sweeps4bloggers! I can’t wait to start reading it but feel I should finish at least one of the other books I’m reading right now.

Currently Reading:
Inkheart
Sword of Truth Series Book 6
Anna Karenina
Green Mars
The Sad Tale of the Brother’s Grossbart