Friday, April 30, 2004

Note from

There's a real FPS quality to this.
Lord of the Peeps

Chapter 9 is up!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Pantone birthday color

Ooh! Pretty colors!

Hey, I think my color is right on! April is Cayenne -- fiery and energetic, this color signifies passion, strength and courage.

Even my actual birthdate color is pretty accurate. Ribbon red -- tenacious, responsible, purposeful. Powerful and strong, you are capable of managing a lot of responsibility.
Grateful time!

Today I'm grateful for:

  1. No cavities!!
  2. Warm (but not too warm!) weather -- maybe we'll even grill tonight!!
  3. Walking to Subway for lunch
  4. Achievement testing -- this translates into no homework for the kids, and therefore, more relaxed evenings at home
  5. Finding a good book and loving it so much that you finish it in two days!

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Man, oh man, do I love card games! I brought in my SkipBo cards to work and taught everyone how to play Garbage. (I couldn't find the rules for Garbage online to link to.) But I did find a great
card games website.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Librarians take note: Filtering is a collection development issue. Excellent article.

Don't get me started on libraries and email.

Email is a form of communication. We don't tell library patrons that they are more than welcome to use our phones or our FAX machines. Nor do we hand out free postage stamps to ptrons.

Hence, I do not believe libraries should offer email to patrons, either.
Holy crap! X-play has it's own blog!

Life is good.....

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Attention FPS members!!

The Rock Bottom Remainders are coming to Chicago!!
You are now a Ninja! via Not Martha.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Good reading!!

I stayed up until 12:30 am to finish On Writing by Stephen King. What a fantastic book! Fred mentioned it in an email, and Fred hasn't steered me to a bad book yet.

On Writing is like two books in one. (I read that on Amazon.) But it's true. You get these wonderful little vignettes, memories really, from King's life and then you get the low-down "on writing". (No pun intended.)

I have been a fan of Stephen King's from waaaaay back. I think the first thing I read that he wrote was The Long Walk. I can't claim that I've read everything he's ever written, but I've read the "biggies". It, The Stand, The Green Mile, The Shining, Misery just to name a few. I was recently asked to recommend a book for someone who had never read any of his books. Wow. That's a really tough one. They're all so good!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Easter Sunday

Turned out to be a lot more hectic of a day than I bargained for. Church at 8:00, breakfast at another church at 9:15, music rehearsal at 9:45, played for service at 10:30. So I got home around 12:30 pm and the family started to arrive at 1:00. At least everyone brought more food than they had originally promised to bring. (Not that there wouldn't have been enough to eat!!)

Note to self: Never teach the sisters in law a game that that you don't really want to play in its entirety from beginning to end. I got caught up in what felt like a never ending card game, followed by a game of dominoes where it was insisted that we play all the way from 12 to 0 (even numbers only) and they wanted to keep score!! I used to think I had a competitive streak, but my competitive streak is nothing compared to theirs.....

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Nobody likes a stale blog...

Acutally, nobody seems to like this blog! Only one other FPS member has ever posted comments, and only one other FPS member has actually contributed!! Well, that's okay. I still lay claim to the FPS nomiker. (Is that a word??)

I finally got back to reading Simple Abundance. I think I was about three weeks behind in readings. Hm, things to be grateful for:

  1. Coloring Easter eggs

  2. Whoppers robin eggs

  3. Sonic Heroes (the video game)

  4. Days off of work!! (Even if I don't totally get everything done that I wanted.)

  5. Hosting Easter dinner at my house tomorrow

I suppose a lot of people freak out at the thought of hosting the "family dinner". (My good friend Julie jokes that our family is like the "royal family" because we get together about once every month or two for dinner.)

Anyway, I like hosting family occasions. Everyone pitches in for food anyway, and it's one of the few times I actually like to cook. There are a few things I just wouldn't cook for the four of us. Plus, when I'm at my own house, I have something to do. I usually end up messing with food and plates and such, but at least I have something to keep me busy. If I were at one of my sister-in-law's houses, I'd have to bring a book or something, and I'm between books right now anyway.

Clark and Sophia finally set a wedding date. September 11, 2004. Dave's going to be best man and the girls are dreaming about being flower girls. (I've been telling them not to get their hopes up!) Me? I would be glad to do nothing. Seriously. I don't feel close enough to either of them to want to have any role other than attendance/observer. I just have to remember not to schedule myself to play piano anywhere that weekend!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Monday, April 05, 2004

You are a MASTER of the English language!

While your English is not exactly perfect,
you are still more grammatically correct than
just about every American. Still, there is
always room for improvement...

How grammatically sound are you?
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No, I really don't hate Steve Ballmer. This would still be funny no matter who it is. The fact that it's Steve Ballmer just makes it more funny.