Friday, November 30, 2012

A Friendly "Heads-Up"

Dear December 2012,

I’m sorry to break it to you like this, but there are a lot of expectations riding on you.  

As I’m sure you know, December hasn’t been the most stellar month for myself or my family over the last several years. 

I feel that it’s pretty safe to say that we deserve a peaceful, joyous holiday season full of hope and health and happiness.

So I’m going to explain this to you in most straight forward, simple way possible.

Mess with us again, and I will break both of your legs.

And burn down your house.
Love and kisses,


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Textually Active

For your entertainment, here is an actual text conversation between the HOPSF and myself from like 5 minutes ago.

HOPSF:  Pick a color: mandarin, turquoise, carrot, or lime.

ME:  I don’t know if I like the direction this is heading in…!

ME:  Lime

ME:  Maybe

ME:  And exactly what color is mandarin?

ME:  An orange??

ME:  I’m so confused!!!!

HOPSF: A yellow-orange (like the crayon)

HOPSF:  I’ll add them all to the cart while you think it over ;-)

ME:  Lime

ME: Lime seems safe


ME: And helps prevent scurvy…so, bonus.


ME:  And yes, I’m still concerned.

HOPSF:  You’ll like the lime.  I was torn between that and turquoise.

ME:  GAH!! I’m awash in a sea of confused!!!

HOPSF: *evil grin*

Now, don’t you wish your life were as exciting as I pretend mine is???

Oh, and I’m willing to bet that this is all somehow yarn/knitting/Christmas scarf related, but don't tell the HOPSF...she thinks she's so sneaky.

Post Christmas Update: It was a lime green tea mug with a knit 'mug cozy.'

Thursday, November 15, 2012

And in other news...

I now have a twitter account.

Which means you can follow my tweets.

That sentence made me laugh out loud…in the middle of a VERY quiet office. 


I’m @ The History Diva (remove the spaces)!

And yes…things are JUST as exciting over there as they are here.


My god, if life were any more exciting I just might explode.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Too soon?

50 Book Challange: An Update

So...about those 50 books I decided to read this year...

1. And Furthermore by Judi Dench
2. Ghosts of India by Mark Harris
3. The Doctor Trap by Simon Messingham
4. Girl Singer: An Autobiography by Rosemary Clooney & Joan Barthel
5. Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski
6. I Am A Dalek by Gareth Roberts
7. Made of Steel by Terrance Dicks
8. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Revenge of the Judoon by Terrance Dicks
10. Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell
11. The Eyeless by Lance Parkin
12. 1st to Die by James Patterson
13. Judgement of the Judoon by Colin Brake
14. A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
15. The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil
16. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
17. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
18. The Professors' Wives' Club by Joanne Rendell
19. A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White
20. The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
21. Fool by Christopher Moore
22. Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin
23. Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
24. I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away by Bill Bryson
25. The English American by Alison Larkin
26. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
27. The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
28. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
29. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
30. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
31. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
32. If You Ask Me by Betty White
33. The Slitheen Excursion by Simon Guerrier
34. The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner
35. Ghost of a Threat by Beth Dolgner
36. Ghost of a Whisper by Beth Dolgner
37. Ghost of a Memory by Beth Dolgner
38. Prisoner of the Daleks by Trevor Baxendale
39. Code of the Krillitanes by Justin Richards
40. Apollo 23 by Justin Richards
41. Ghost of a Hope by Beth Dolgner - Test Reader Copy
42. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
43. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
44. Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
45. Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie
46. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
47. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
48. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
49. The Labours Of Hercules by Agatha Christie
50. Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
51. A Texas Christmas by Jodi Thomas
52. The Big Four by Agatha Christie
53. Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
54. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie
55. Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie
56. Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
57. The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue
58. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
59. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
60. The Enchantress by Michael Scott
61. Roswell: History, Haunts and Legends by Dianna Avena
62. Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel by Samantha Grace
63. If He's Wicked by Hannah Howell
64. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
65. If He's Sinful by Hannah Howell
66. Death And The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I and the Dark Scandal That Rocked the Throne by Chris Skidmore
67. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
68. Night of the Humans by David Llewellyn
69. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
70. The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery by Justin Richards
71. If He's Wild by Hannah Howell
72. If He's Dangerous by Hannah Howell
73. Lady Amelia's Mess and a Half by Samantha Grace
74. The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh
75. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

I've decided to go for 80 instead...