Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
March 3, 2012 – The library held their spring used book sale. In previous years, the deal I got was $1.00 per bag. I'm not sure the library is doing that anymore - after all, how do they make any money? - but I was more than happy to pay $0.50 per pound because the money goes to a good cause. I got 15 books for $4.00 which averages out to about $0.27 per book. You still can't beat prices like that.
Here are the books I added to my collection:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon (Currently reading - very good!)
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Christmas: A Celebration in Words and Paintings Selected by Helen Exley
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Time Will Darken It by William Maxwell
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
Rolling Thunder by Mark Mynheir
Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
March 19th – Mitch and I saw comedian Jim Gaffigan. We both love his material and when we found out he was going to be in the state, we knew we had to make the short road trip to see him. It was so much fun watching Gaffigan perform and hearing his new material. By the end of the show, my face actually hurt from so much smiling and laughing. Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed so I didn't get to take any photos - bummed about that. Oh well.
March 24th - Skated in my third roller derby bout! (More details to come in my "official" roller derby update post.)
There you have it - little updates from the first three months in 2012. Hopefully I can keep this blog updated now as things are actually happening!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
February 4th - Skated in my second roller derby bout. Even more fun than the first one! (I'll talk more about it when I do my official "roller derby update" post.)
February 10th - My sister recently joined a small group of artists to help form a local artist co-op. They have rented an old building downtown and have set up a beautiful little gallery. While I wasn't able to make it to their opening reception in December, I did make it to their February show. So many incredible pieces of art - I wish I was rich so I could fill my house with the beautiful work of local talent. Here is my sister with her "Burn, Breath, Grow, Flow" series.
February 18th - My sister returned to skating after a little "break"! (More details to come with my official "roller derby update" post.)
February 20th - Sissy and I spent the afternoon doing some thrifting. Among her finds was a giant ball of yarn that I thought looked like a spaghetti-covered meatball. This was also the first time I had ever visited our local antique mall. I can't believe I had never been there - the place is amazing! I think my jaw dropped the minute we walked in and didn't close until we left the building. Next time I go, I'm scheduling lots of time so that I can fill my camera card up with all the amazing photo opportunities!
Tomorrow: March 2012 update!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
So, now onto updates from the past three months that I never blogged about at the time! Tonight's agenda is January 2012.
January 1st - Mitch and I began a competition with my parents to see who can find the most money throughout the year. At this point in time things are looking quite bleak for hubs and me.
January 7th - I skated in my first roller derby bout! So much fun! (Stay tuned for an official "roller derby update" post coming soon.)
January 9th - I started my final semester of school! I am currently taking Cost Accounting (interesting and lots of fun), Government and Nonprofit Accounting (awful, awful, awful), Income Tax II (bleh), Audit II (love-hate relationship), and Business Policy (worthless). I will be done in just a few weeks! YAY!
Tomorrow's goal: February 2012 update!