sharelle: (Affection (Wash/Zoe))
Because you can never have too many good things in your life, and because we tend to overlook the good stuff far too often, here, in no particular order (and for no other reason than I felt like it), are 101 things that make my life awesome! I was surprised by how short a time it took me to list them all. (The best part was I probably could have kept going!)

101 Things That Make My Life Awesome! )
sharelle: (Affection (Wash/Zoe))
Because you can never have too many good things in your life, and because we tend to overlook the good stuff far too often, here, in no particular order (and for no other reason than I felt like it), are 101 things that make my life awesome! I was surprised by how short a time it took me to list them all. (The best part was I probably could have kept going!)

101 Things That Make My Life Awesome! )
sharelle: (26.2 Miles)
The Good
- I love my new solid shampoos from Lush. They make my hair smell so pretty!

- The first weekend of '09 and I have 10 miles under my belt. (It's a marathon year again!)

- I have leftover Thai for lunch tomorrow.

- I'm greatly enjoying the book I'm currently reading. (Too bad the time I have to read it is about to be drastically reduced!)

- I received a few submissions for [livejournal.com profile] tardos_treasure. Very few, but still - it's a start! When I get a few more, I'll get a master list of nominees up and running.

The Bad

- I have to go back to work tomorrow. (Yeah, that pretty much tops it.)

- Do I even remember what I was working on with my students?

The Whiny (Or is it "wine-y?")

- Someone opened a bottle of wine that I had been saving, and now it's nearly gone.
sharelle: (26.2 Miles)
The Good
- I love my new solid shampoos from Lush. They make my hair smell so pretty!

- The first weekend of '09 and I have 10 miles under my belt. (It's a marathon year again!)

- I have leftover Thai for lunch tomorrow.

- I'm greatly enjoying the book I'm currently reading. (Too bad the time I have to read it is about to be drastically reduced!)

- I received a few submissions for [livejournal.com profile] tardos_treasure. Very few, but still - it's a start! When I get a few more, I'll get a master list of nominees up and running.

The Bad

- I have to go back to work tomorrow. (Yeah, that pretty much tops it.)

- Do I even remember what I was working on with my students?

The Whiny (Or is it "wine-y?")

- Someone opened a bottle of wine that I had been saving, and now it's nearly gone.

NYC Trip

Aug. 27th, 2008 10:41 pm
sharelle: (Belle Fountain)
It's only about 10:45 right now, but it feels like 2:00 in the morning. That's how tired I am. But I had a really nice day in NYC with my mom.

We made the rounds from Canal Street for knockoffs, Little Italy for lunch, and Serendipity 3 for dessert. In between, we went to see "Wicked."

Now, I'd heard the show was excellent many, many times. I'd also heard it was very different than the book, which I was happy to hear because really, when all was said and done, I didn't like the book very much. I wasn't prepared for just how different, however. (spoilers) )

So, yes. It *was* excellent. Very!

Plus, The Gershwin was actually the most - dare I say - comfortable theatre I've ever been in. Wow. Leg room. That's rare.

All in all, a great day!

NYC Trip

Aug. 27th, 2008 10:41 pm
sharelle: (Belle Fountain)
It's only about 10:45 right now, but it feels like 2:00 in the morning. That's how tired I am. But I had a really nice day in NYC with my mom.

We made the rounds from Canal Street for knockoffs, Little Italy for lunch, and Serendipity 3 for dessert. In between, we went to see "Wicked."

Now, I'd heard the show was excellent many, many times. I'd also heard it was very different than the book, which I was happy to hear because really, when all was said and done, I didn't like the book very much. I wasn't prepared for just how different, however. (spoilers) )

So, yes. It *was* excellent. Very!

Plus, The Gershwin was actually the most - dare I say - comfortable theatre I've ever been in. Wow. Leg room. That's rare.

All in all, a great day!
sharelle: (Stoned (from ladyjessamyn))
Okay, vampires are fun. Most of us around here can attest to that.

And while I will also willingly admit that Buffy (for example) never failed to serve up its fair share of the crazy-ass, at least there always seemed to be a method to that level of madness. (Even an academic one at times.)

Not to be outdone, however, I think The Twilight Saga has taken to growing crops of undiluted Crazy-Ass in its basement and freebasing nightly. That is, if what I've heard about what happens in the next three books of that series is any indication.

As I mentioned earlier in the summer, I read Twilight and was not overly impressed. I still haven't read the others, but thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda, I no longer have to. She swears she's not making this stuff up!

Embark on the Vampire Crack Odyssey! (General spoilers and mockery only) )
sharelle: (Stoned (from ladyjessamyn))
Okay, vampires are fun. Most of us around here can attest to that.

And while I will also willingly admit that Buffy (for example) never failed to serve up its fair share of the crazy-ass, at least there always seemed to be a method to that level of madness. (Even an academic one at times.)

Not to be outdone, however, I think The Twilight Saga has taken to growing crops of undiluted Crazy-Ass in its basement and freebasing nightly. That is, if what I've heard about what happens in the next three books of that series is any indication.

As I mentioned earlier in the summer, I read Twilight and was not overly impressed. I still haven't read the others, but thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda, I no longer have to. She swears she's not making this stuff up!

Embark on the Vampire Crack Odyssey! (General spoilers and mockery only) )
sharelle: (Reading (from vampkiss))
Between the airplane ride to and from Phoenix and my friend sleeping in a little more than she usually does (she's pregnant, after all), I managed to finish not one, but two books during the course of my trip.

Small Favor )

Twilight )
sharelle: (Reading (from vampkiss))
Between the airplane ride to and from Phoenix and my friend sleeping in a little more than she usually does (she's pregnant, after all), I managed to finish not one, but two books during the course of my trip.

Small Favor )

Twilight )

Book Meme

Jun. 25th, 2008 06:43 pm
sharelle: (HP Everyone Dies)
I haven't done a meme in a while, and summer always brings out the reader in me.

That 'Which books have you read?' meme )

ETA: Best to check those tags so as not to end up adding bold or strikethroughs to every...single...one! Yep. :)

Book Meme

Jun. 25th, 2008 06:43 pm
sharelle: (HP Everyone Dies)
I haven't done a meme in a while, and summer always brings out the reader in me.

That 'Which books have you read?' meme )

ETA: Best to check those tags so as not to end up adding bold or strikethroughs to every...single...one! Yep. :)
sharelle: (Travel)
Since I'm going on vacation tomorrow, I've been a little behind on the things I wanted to do. (It's amazing how even all that free time doesn't seem to be enough once the summer starts.)

Tomorrow begins my annual trip to Phoenix -- yes, in the heat of summer! But this year my bestest friend is having a baby, and this will be the first opportunity I've had to see her since I found out she was pregnant. So, heat of Arizona, here I come!

I did manage to accomplish some things in the few days I've had off so far:

- Finished 15 credit hours for my pain-in-the-neck continuing education requirement. I managed to find some free online courses. Long, tedious, and sort of make me want to spork my eyes out, but at least I won't have to take full-blown graduate courses that I can't afford at the moment. Did I mention these were free? Only 46 hours left to go.

- *Finally* started reading [livejournal.com profile] jimbutcher's latest, Small Favor. Like *that* didn't take an eternity to get around to! I should be able to finish it tomorrow on the plane. It's pretty good so far, but there's so much going on, so many characters popping in, and so many references made to the previous books that I read *so* long ago, that I'm finding it necessary to really go slowly with it -- if only to try and remember what the heck is going on.

- Started two fics and some art for the D&DC Summer Fic Festival. I actually sort of like them so far.

- Watched the BSG "mid-season" finale. Spoilers, naturally )

- Got caught up on Doctor Who, finally. I particularly enjoyed the two-parter. Re: Forest of the Dead )

- Went to see The Incredible Hulk this afternoon. Minor Spoilers )

- I went shopping for a gift for my friend's baby. Among a few other things I found what is probably the Most Adorable Book Series Ever! Forget the baby! I want to buy the rest of these for myself!

Probably the most important thing I still have to do:

- Finish beta'ing Chance's story! (I'll try to get some of that done tonight once I've finished packing.)


Hope everyone has a great week! I will be internet-less, so don't have too much fun without me. Be back next Tuesday! ♥
sharelle: (Travel)
Since I'm going on vacation tomorrow, I've been a little behind on the things I wanted to do. (It's amazing how even all that free time doesn't seem to be enough once the summer starts.)

Tomorrow begins my annual trip to Phoenix -- yes, in the heat of summer! But this year my bestest friend is having a baby, and this will be the first opportunity I've had to see her since I found out she was pregnant. So, heat of Arizona, here I come!

I did manage to accomplish some things in the few days I've had off so far:

- Finished 15 credit hours for my pain-in-the-neck continuing education requirement. I managed to find some free online courses. Long, tedious, and sort of make me want to spork my eyes out, but at least I won't have to take full-blown graduate courses that I can't afford at the moment. Did I mention these were free? Only 46 hours left to go.

- *Finally* started reading [livejournal.com profile] jimbutcher's latest, Small Favor. Like *that* didn't take an eternity to get around to! I should be able to finish it tomorrow on the plane. It's pretty good so far, but there's so much going on, so many characters popping in, and so many references made to the previous books that I read *so* long ago, that I'm finding it necessary to really go slowly with it -- if only to try and remember what the heck is going on.

- Started two fics and some art for the D&DC Summer Fic Festival. I actually sort of like them so far.

- Watched the BSG "mid-season" finale. Spoilers, naturally )

- Got caught up on Doctor Who, finally. I particularly enjoyed the two-parter. Re: Forest of the Dead )

- Went to see The Incredible Hulk this afternoon. Minor Spoilers )

- I went shopping for a gift for my friend's baby. Among a few other things I found what is probably the Most Adorable Book Series Ever! Forget the baby! I want to buy the rest of these for myself!

Probably the most important thing I still have to do:

- Finish beta'ing Chance's story! (I'll try to get some of that done tonight once I've finished packing.)


Hope everyone has a great week! I will be internet-less, so don't have too much fun without me. Be back next Tuesday! ♥
sharelle: (Ron's love life)
I seem to have disappeared from my own friends list. Weird - I can't see my previous post right now (unless I click on my own journal). Maybe it's some residual hiccup from Six Apart's power outage last night.

(Be warned if you click on the link above. It includes my long and rambling review of Deathly Hallows. Although, if you've read the book, I'd love to hear some other opinions now that I can finally join the party, so click away!

I also couldn't resist posting to mention that one other thing that I loved about DH:

Cut for courtesy, but no real spoilers )
sharelle: (Ron's love life)
I seem to have disappeared from my own friends list. Weird - I can't see my previous post right now (unless I click on my own journal). Maybe it's some residual hiccup from Six Apart's power outage last night.

(Be warned if you click on the link above. It includes my long and rambling review of Deathly Hallows. Although, if you've read the book, I'd love to hear some other opinions now that I can finally join the party, so click away!

I also couldn't resist posting to mention that one other thing that I loved about DH:

Cut for courtesy, but no real spoilers )
sharelle: (HP Everyone Dies)
And now, some of my thoughts on the finale of the Harry Potter series. It's been quite a ride.

Harry Potter and the Truly Epic Adventure (a review just a tad shorter than the book itself) )
sharelle: (HP Everyone Dies)
And now, some of my thoughts on the finale of the Harry Potter series. It's been quite a ride.

Harry Potter and the Truly Epic Adventure (a review just a tad shorter than the book itself) )
sharelle: (Heronie Addict - Hermione)
Not going to go into too much detail here right now because I'm exhausted and emotional and probably so much more, but I needed to get my initial reaction off my chest because I probably won't get to sleep tonight otherwise:
Only vague spoilers -- if you consider emotional reaction a spoiler )

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