Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Reads and a Video!!

I’m still writing more than reading (yay!), which was hard this past week. Here’s what I read:

Oct 18: “Immortal” by J. R. Ward, the sixth and final book in the Fallen Angels series, a paranormal romance. Blurb from book: The Creator invented the game, and the stakes are nothing less than the fate of both the quick and the dead: seven souls, seven crossroads—each an opportunity for salvation or damnation. Coming into this sixth round, reluctant savior Jim Heron has compromised himself, his body, and his soul, and even still, he’s on the verge of losing everything… And that includes Sissy, the innocent he freed from Hell. Jim’s determined to protect her—but this makes her a weakness the demon Devina can exploit. With Sissy once again in danger, and Jim torn between the game and the woman he’s sworn to defend, evil’s ready to play dirty and finally claim Jim for her own. As the war comes into its final chapters, humanity’s savior is prepared to do anything it takes to win—and that includes embarking on a suicide mission into the very darkest shadows of Purgatory. True love is Jim’s only hope for survival—and victory. Bit can a man with no heart and no soul be saved by something he doesn’t believe in? As this series progressed, each book got better. This last one definitely the best. You know, it’s hard to read something slow when all you want to do is read it! Devina, as evil as one can be, cracked me up with her OCD. I never liked a villain more. While this series ended, I get the feeling some of these characters will continue on in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (yay!). I look forward to that next book. Spring, I believe. I’m ready!

Now for a bonus VIDEO! Saw this and just had to share. That's my high school! And you know what? It really hasn't changed all that much.

The funny thing is, at the beginning of the video, where the band is playing, I'm thinking, "I haven't heard that song in ages. What is it?" Well, DUH! It was our fight song! Yeah, I really AM getting old.

(I also just learned that Katy Perry went to my high school. How did I not know this? Hmmm...)

So... What have you discovered recently that flabbergasted you?

Happy reading!


Monday, October 20, 2014


Want to know what that word means? Watch this funny video.

Did you see what word it is? Have to say, this video cracks me up every time. Mainly because Victoria, the heroine in Blind Temptation, is from Germany. I don't imagine her speaking like the fellow in the video, though. And she tends to only speak the language when she swears.

Can you tell I was at a loss of what to blog about? Hope this will give you a chuckle anyway.

So... What foreign language did you take in school? I took Spanish, but then I lived in Santa Barbara and was curious what the meaning of many of the street names were! I lived near the street Camino Campana, which I discovered means Bell Street. When you look at the map, the street looks like half of a bell. I thought that was pretty cool.

Have a great day!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Let's Laugh

Or you can cackle maniacally if you want.

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Reads

I’m back to my slow reading. Here’s what I read this week:

Trancehack by Sonya Clark
Oct 10: “Trancehack” by Sonya Clark, a paranormal romantic suspense. Blurb on Goodreads: It’s 2065. Those born with magic abilities live in government-run zones, without rights or freedoms. Fear of magic created this segregated world and fear keeps it intact. A high-profile murder brings Detective Nathan Perez to Magic Born Zone 13. He’s had little experience with the Magic Born and isn’t sure what to expect during his first encounter with a witch, but he never thought he’d be so drawn to her. Trancehacker Calla Vesper uses magic to break into computers and aid the Magic Born underground. She has no interest in helping a cop, even if he is smoking-hot, but money’s tight and Nate offers a tidy amount for help navigating the Zone. Calla’s determined to keep it all business, but sparks start flying before the investigation even gets started. When Calla’s trancehacking and Nathan’s investigation uncover a conspiracy, Calla becomes a target. Nate can protect her by keeping her role a secret—but then who will protect Nate? Wow! I won this book and, I’ll be frank, hated the cover. So it sat unread. My mistake. See, I really SHOULDN’T judge a book by its cover, because the book was great. I had a hard time putting it down. It read more like a romantic suspense/thriller than a paranormal romance, which is fine with me. I’d hate to think we’d be so cruel in the future by segregating people again, but it made for an entertaining read. I just wish my e-book wasn’t all funky. The lines were too close together and every time I shut my device down, it never saved my spot. Even with these annoyances, I kept reading. Just had to know what happened next!

Exercise update: I’ve consistently been going to the gym four days a week for five weeks now. I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it. Unfortunately, if I’m making any progress I’m not seeing it. But I do have hope. The ice cream is out of the house now. Yeah, it went through my body first (and maybe stuck around on my thighs and butt), but it’s out of my freezer and will not return. That’s the important part! J

So… What are you currently reading? Anything good?

Happy reading!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Disappointing Weekend—Sports-wise

While sitting in the rain Friday night watching our Wayne Warriors easily beat the Kettering Fairmont Firebirds (and keeping their number 1 status in Division I Region 2), I should have known the weather was a sign of things to come. If only that win by Wayne could have propelled our other teams to win.

The poor Frozen Jillademons (which was what my daughter called their Footy team since it comprised of the Minnesota Freeze, Columbus Jillaroos, and Boston Demons) had a rough go of it this weekend at Nationals. Three games and they scored a total of one point. Yep. One point. My daughter plays defense and she definitely got knocked around—a lot.

The Columbus Jackaroos played better. Won their three games and made it to the finals. Then promptly forgot how to play! What the?

The Los Angeles Dragons are Division II champs this year. They looked it, too. ***heavy sigh***

We had a break between games, so my husband hunted down a radio station and listened to the Steelers game. Yeah, he shouldn’t have bothered. Were the Steelers actually playing? We’re thinking not. We were kind of glad to leave that game behind at halftime to watch the Jackaroos (until the Jackaroos lost, that is).

On the way home, I noticed the Cincinnati Bengals were winning (I am finding some GOOD uses for my iPhone), but the Carolina Panthers were close to either tying it or winning it—with only six seconds left of the game. We found a radio station. Game went into OT. Bengals had a chance to win it with six seconds left of OT. The distance wasn’t all that long. Game ended in a tie. Ugh!

Guess I should be glad the OSU Buckeyes didn’t play this weekend. My Rams play tonight against their (my) rivals, the 49ers. Here’s hoping for a nice surprise ending to a disappointing weekend.

In some GOOD sporting news… The Penguins are undefeated. Yeah, baby! J

So… How was your weekend? Did you go out and do things? After Friday’s constant rain, the weekend turned out fairly nice, although a bit on the windy/chilly side. I even ended up getting a bit of sunburn on my face.