Sunday, January 21, 2007

Holy crap, that's a big number...

I was just playing with this site (which I like), to see what the masses and medical professionals think I should weigh. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about weightloss and what exactly my goals should be for the future.

It's hard. I've come up with a number that I think is a good and healthy choice. It's a lot less than I weigh now. A lot less.

I'll post more about it later.

ETA: The ticker originally said 70 pounds to go.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I hate radiators.

I especially hate radiators that sound like they are breathing. The one in my den must have a hidden nose. A nose that are whistles, squeeks, and wheezes whenever it breathes in and out.


Monday, January 08, 2007

And after looking over that list...

I think that I read way too many girly or brain candy kind of books. One of my resolutions for this year is to read 12 classics and/or 12 "learning" books.

I'm feeling more grown up already. Of course, I am currently reading Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. We'll have to see how this goes.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A Great Big List...

Of the books I read in 2006. Here we go:

  1. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
  2. Cane River by Lalita Tademy
  3. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracey Chevalier
  4. The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  5. The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
  6. Headlong: A Novel by Michael Frayn
  7. Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  8. The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman
  9. The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick
  10. The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
  11. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel by Dai Sijie
  12. The Confessions of Max Tivoli: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer
  13. Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
  14. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
  15. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  16. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1) by Stephen King
  17. Patron Saint of Liars: A Novel by Ann Patchett
  18. The Boy Next Door by Meggin Cabot
  19. I Know Some Things: Stories About Childhood by Contemporary Writers by Lorrie Moore
  20. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, Book 2) by Stephen King
  21. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  22. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
  23. Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
  24. Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  25. Saffron Skies by Lesley Lokko
  26. Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  27. Dancing Barefoot by Wil Wheaton
  28. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  29. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  30. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  31. Vanishing Acts: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
  32. Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
  33. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
  34. Dumping Billy by Olivia Goldsmith
  35. Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster
  36. Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace
  37. Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays by David Sedaris
  38. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
  39. To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
  40. Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
  41. Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates
  42. Sleeping Arrangements by Laura Shaine Cunningham
  43. The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  44. The Feast of Love: A Novel by Charles Baxter
  45. Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  46. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories by Chuck Palahniuk
  47. The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
  48. Grave's End by Elaine Mercado
  49. Tales From The Scale by Erin J. Shea
  50. Enemy Women: A Novel by Paulette Jiles
  51. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
  52. Drinking Midnight Wine by Simon R. Green
  53. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
  54. sMothering by Wendy French
  55. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
  56. But Inside I'm Screaming by Elizabeth Flock
  57. The Mermaid Chair: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd
  58. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, Book 3) by Stephen King
  59. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  60. Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
  61. The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters
  62. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
  63. Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz
  64. Why Girls Are Weird : A Novel by Pamela Ribon
  65. Love and a Bad Hair Day by Annie Flannigan
  66. The Big Bad Wolf Tells All by Donna Kauffman
  67. Mrs. Einstein by Anna McGrail
  68. The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
  69. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
  70. Come Together by Josie Floyd & Emlyn Rees
  71. Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray
  72. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 by Dave Eggers
  73. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

And now I'm feeling much better.

I think I'm getting sick, but haven't bothered to dig out my Zicam. So, it's been a pajama and lounge day for me. Threadless t-shirts and Dr. Seuss pants are totally hot, no?

About an hour ago, I was sitting on the couch watching an old Gilmore Girls episode when I heard the mailbox thunk shut. There's nothing I love more that seeing what's come in the mail. Yesterday was hard, y'all.

There was a returned Christmas card (crap) and the normal bunch of bills. And a package! At first I thought it was a book I'd ordered, but it felt really light. It wasn't a book, but it was preeeetty pretty jewelry! I got this and these from Lucky Accessories. And they were 40% off! Are you jealous? Don't be. The sale ends January 15th.

Thanks to Awesome for the link.

Monday, January 01, 2007

It's 2007.

About 2:30am on January 1st, actually.

This year, so far, it's all about the beauty treatments. An awesome way to start of the new year, right?

My hair smells and feels awesome. The rest of me smells good, too. And my face? Well, I'm feeling pretty rejuvenated.

Just in time to go to bed.