Wednesday, September 30, 2009

To Kindle or Not to Kindle

It is no secret that I love to read. I've talked about my addiction to fiction on the pages of this blog before. How I crave a good book where I can get lost in the story. How I will read anything I can get my hands on. My biggest dilemma for my upcoming vacation is which books from my teetering pile should I bring with me.

I also love gadgets. Things with buttons. As a kid I would walk through the aisles of the electronics departments pressing buttons on all the phones, stereos and TV's. I love my IPod, bluetooth, Wii, cell phone, even my electric can opener (It's the gizmo and it's pretty cool).

So as a book and gadget lover, I'm intrigued by the Kindle.

I don't know much about it, and don't really know anyone who has one. On one hand, I think it would be pretty cool to always have a book available and to be able to download anything I want to read. On the other hand, I will miss some of the things that I love about reading.

I love books. In college I used to work at Borders and most of my paycheck went back to the store. I love the size of books (quality paperback is my favorite medium). I love the smell and feel of books. I especially love library books that have the plastic covers on them. Something about the crinkle reminds me of the school librarian reading to us; every so often turning it to show us the pictures. I would miss the joy of going to the bookstore. Searching the stacks for hours, reading covers, deciding on the right ones.

So my questions to you are: Would you get a Kindle? Do you know anyone that has one and do they like it?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boring Day

My life is so exciting. Here's a little taste of my day so far:

9AM Woke up after 11 hours of sleep (I know you're jealous of my sleeping prowess)

9:15 Watched The Cutting Edge while eating leftover rolls from dinner last night.

10:30 Facebook stalked my new friend. Hope she accepts. Checked my email.

11AM Threw in my 3rd load of laundry for the day.

12:20PM Watched a little bit of Fight Club while munching on taquitos with Spiderman who is home for lunch.

1PM Went to the grocery store to get snacks for Grey's Anatomy tonight.

2:30 Logged on to Twitter.....This is not getting my house cleaned.

3PM Gave in and cleaned my bathrooms.

Now Writing this post and thinking of taking a nap for the migraine that is forming right at the base of my skull. And then maybe? I'll vacuum.

That's my life. Who's jealous?

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Conversations Like These That Are Going To Get Him Killed

Me: So are you going to fix that hole before Thursday, like you promised?

Spiderman: What hole?

Me: Pointing You know, the great big hole in the entryway?

Spiderman: No one can even see it.

Me: You can see it if you come in the garage door and up those stairs. Then it's eye level.

Spiderman: But no one uses that door.

Me: I do. Every. Day. And seeing that hole is making me crazy!!!

Spiderman: Yeah, like that's what's doing it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Friday Funny

I say this on Happy Hour Sue's blog and I laughed my ass off!

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Big Project.

I haven't posted pics of my home improvements in a while because I've finally taken on the challenge of my entryway/living room/dining room/kitchen. What makes this a challenge? This area is open concept with connecting rooms and cathedral ceilings. Otherwise known as a huge pain-in-the-ass to paint. Especially if you don't own a ladder. And hate to paint. But the entire house was painted with flat paint when we moved in and the walls are all marked up. This has been slowly driving me insane.

Because this is such a huge endeavor, I decided to paint a small area at a time. I started painting my entryway and the stairways (I have a bi level). Then I painted my hallway. Today I painted one wall in my living room. Well, most of it. I have the worst balance ever, and I should not be anywhere near a ladder. I currently have a nice unbroken neck and would like to keep it that way. So here is as far as I've gotten today.
Is it really obvious where I stopped? It will have to stay this way until I can get Spiderman to get on the ladder. He hates painting even more than I do. One Sunday while I was working, he got out the ladder and painted the higher part of the wall for my entryway.
His "help" resulted in this:
A hole in the wall. Where his foot slipped off the ladder and into the wall. When I called home to see about his progress, he promised that it would be patched before I even got home.
That was a month ago.
He has since promised that it will be fixed before next Thursday as I am having people over to watch the premiere of Grey's Anatomy (squeeee!!!). I hope, for his sake, that happens.... I'm sure he'd hate to sleep in the tub.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sorry I've Been Busy.

So, yeah. I've been MIA for a little bit. I've been working some overtime and haven't felt like doing anything but vegging out when I get home.

Why am I working overtime? I've got a vacation to save $$ for! Spiderman and I haven't been on a vacation since our honeymoon three years ago. We went to Mexico. Shortly after we got home, we started saving for a house. All our money went towards that. None for a vacation. Then we entered the wonderful world of infertility treatments which is VERY costly. Again, no money for a vacation.

So that brings us to a few months ago. I was still bumming about the baby failure and debt that went along with it when Spiderman got an email from one of his friends. They have a time-share that they cannot use because his wife is pregnant and is due shortly with their first child. For once being childless has a bonus! We were able to book 7 days in the Bahamas for relatively free. We got our passports, and found unbelievably cheap plane tickets. I didn't want to mention it until everything was in place, but IT. IS! We leave on October 3rd (the week of our 3rd anniversary). CAN YOU TELL THAT I'M EXCITED!!!!

Because we'll be gone the whole week, and I'm thinking that I won't bring my laptop with, I am looking for volunteers to guest post for me.

Any takers?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This Is Why Nurses Hate Me....

Nurse: Could you come to Mr. So-and-so's room for a minute? I think he might be dead.

Me: Is he breathing?

Nurse: I don't know.

Me: Does he have a pulse?

Nurse: I don't know.

Me: Ummm........Isn't that the first day of nursing school? Dead vs Alive?

I can't believe she makes more money than I do!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Guess What Came in the Mail?

I'm going to totally be an international traveller now. I hope they stamp it. I've heard that they don't always do that.
Spiderman's still hasn't come yet. I will go without him.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Prime Time Sarah

Today is the first of September. Can you believe it? Where did the summer go? I'm not really complaining much because I LOVE the fall. The cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, and my favorite: the new television season.

All summer long I patiently wait. Ok, so not very patiently, but I do wait. It seems like there's nothing on TV the entire summer! It's agony. This year seems to have so many new drama's and comedy's and less reality that I'm excited. So here's an example of some of this fall's TV that I'm anticipating.

  1. The new seasons of both Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. They ended with some awesome cliff hangers last spring and I can't wait to see what happens!
  2. The Office. In the finale we found out that my favorite couple Pam and Jim are having a baby. How cute is that? I look forward to a wedding this fall.
  3. Medium is moving to CBS. I may have to follow it. And end my grudge against the network for cancelling Moonlight. Especially since they have a new show starring my Moonlight man called Three Rivers. About organ transplant dr's. Looks interesting.
  4. Two words. Melrose. Place. Did anyone else miss the original?
  5. New episodes of House and Hero's.
  6. Other new shows like Cougar Town, Eastwick (wonder if it's like the movie?) and Flash Forward all seem like something I'd give a chance.
  7. I'm on the fence about the Vampire Diaries. I mean, I liked Twilight, and LOVE True Blood, but I think this one might be a bit much. I might be getting a little vamp'd out.

All in all, I think my DVR is going to be a very busy girl this year.

What shows new and old are you looking forward to this fall?