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Go Diamondbacks!

What a great game this is. I came in when it was Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 0, and now it's Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 6.

Ugly Betty is one of those shows where there simply is NOT ENOUGH of it every episode. I want more!

I bought myself a foot bath but there's really no place to plug it in and relax with it. Today they tore out the rest of the kitchen, put in almost all the electric boxes (wow, plugs!), and ripped holes in the bathroom walls. Tomorrow the rest of the piping will be laid in. No more galvanized pipes! Cairo is enjoying going in one bathroom and coming out the other while there's a big hole in the wall.



Gakked from the lovely jennawaterford:

Bold the books you've read, italicize the ones you've started but couldn't finish, strike through the ones you didn't like:

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149) [I loved, loved, loved this book]
Anna Karenina (132) [own it, haven't read it]
Crime and Punishment (121)
Catch-22 (117)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (115)
Wuthering Heights (110) [own it, haven't read it]
The Silmarillion (104)
Life of Pi: a novel (94)
The Name of the Rose (91)
Don Quixote (91)
Moby Dick (86) [I keep trying to finish. I'm real close now.]
Ulysses (84)
Madame Bovary (83)
The Odyssey (83)
Pride and Prejudice (83)
Jane Eyre (80)
A Tale of Two Cities (80) [own it, haven't read it]
The Brothers Karamazov (80)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (79)
War and Peace (78)
Vanity Fair (74)
The Time Traveler's Wife (73)
The Iliad (73)
Emma (73) [own it, haven't read it]
The Blind Assassin (73)
The Kite Runner (71)
Mrs. Dalloway (70)
Great Expectations (70) [own it, haven't read it]
American Gods (68)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (67)
Atlas Shrugged (67)
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (66)
Memoirs of a Geisha (66)
Middlesex (66)
Quicksilver (66)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (65)
The Historian: A Novel (63)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (63)
Love in the Time of Cholera (62) [I keep meaning to; I like this title]
Brave New World (61)
The Fountainhead (61)
Foucault's Pendulum (61)
Middlemarch (61) [Not sure why, just started it and then set it aside]
Frankenstein (59)
The Count of Monte Cristo (59) [own it, haven't read it]
Dracula (59)
A Clockwork Orange (59)
Anansi Boys (58)
The Once and Future King (57)
The Grapes of Wrath (57)
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (57)
1984 (57)
Angels & Demons (56)
The Inferno (56)
The Satanic Verses (55) [controversy aside, I thought this book SUCKED]
Sense and Sensibility (55)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (55) [I've carried this around for a while, but never got started]
Mansfield Park (55) [own it, haven't read it]
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (54)
To the Lighthouse (54)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (54) [read enough to get a decent grade in college]
Oliver Twist (54)
Gulliver's Travels (53)
Les Misérables (53) [unabridged, even]
The Corrections (53)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (52)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (52)
Dune (51)
The Prince (51)
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (51) [own it, haven't read it]
The God of Small Things (51)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (51)
Cryptonomicon (50)
Neverwhere (50)
A Confederacy of Dunces (50)
A Short History of Nearly Everything (50)
Dubliners (50)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (49)
Beloved (49)
Slaughterhouse-Five (49)
The Scarlet Letter (48)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (48) [mostly 'cause I just haven't read it straight through; what I have read is hilarious, though]
The Mists of Avalon (47)
Oryx and Crake: A Novel (47)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed(47)
Cloud Atlas (47)
The Confusion (46)
Lolita (46)
Persuasion (46)
Northanger Abbey (46)
The Catcher in the Rye (46) [I dither as to whether I really HATED this book, but it sure wasn't what I was expecting. I think I was too old for it by the time I got around to reading it]
On the Road (46)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (45) [also unabridged]
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (45)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (45)
The Aeneid (45)
Watership Down (44) [many times]
Gravity's Rainbow (44)
The Hobbit (44) [many, many, many times]
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences (44) [another one I own, but haven't read yet... I seem to have a lot of those...]
White Teeth (44)
Treasure Island (44)
David Copperfield (44) [own it, haven't read it]
The Three Musketeers (44)

I own almost everything Dickens wrote, because I went through a "read everything Dickens wrote" phase, I just didn't finish, because he was a little wordy. Just a little. I'll get back to those one day.


And it's not that I don't like the Cubs. They are my second-favorite team. It's just... Go Diamondbacks!

The Time of Catalogs has arrived. I came home to about two dozen yesterday. This one here has this "mother/daughter love" jewelry... which looks to me like Lesbian Love jewelry. *g*

Seriously, I kept this one because there's a few things in it I think I could get for people - not too expensive, nice things.

I'm searching for one of those sweater jackets, like the one I had back in the late 70's/early 80's. I found ONE at eBay, but it was a little too expensive and too many people were vying for it. I guess I'm not the only one looking. I keep up the search for The Exact Winter Coat I want - I haven't seen it yet. Oh, really, I saw it at Last Chance last year, but the one that fit me was missing several snaps. One of the problems with shopping at Last Chance. Therefore, I am still looking. And yes, I know, I only get to WEAR a winter coat about three weeks a year, but honestly, it's a COLD three weeks.

Speaking of the weather, it actually rained here in Phoenix today. Heavy, in places, although it was short-lived, sun-is-still-shining desert rain. Still - I turned on my windshield wipers on the way home!

Comments

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ljs
Oct. 5th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
I do love Ugly Betty. :-)

Good thoughts for kitchen reno and for finding a perfect sweater-coat!
wildrider
Oct. 5th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
It's a happy-making show, even when it makes me cry!

Thanks!
nutmeg3
Oct. 5th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, foot bath! That's the best part of pedicures: soaking my feet in hot swirly water. Mmmmm. I'm getting a spa pedicure (with extra massage) next Thursday morning as a treat before I go.

And...can you show me a picture of what you mean by a sweater jacket? I think I know what you mean, but maybe not.
wildrider
Oct. 6th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
I haven't been able to afford myself a real pedicure, but the foot bath has massage, heated water with bubbles, and aroma therapy. I'm looking forward to playing with it! I had to cancel my massage last month because of money. (sad face)

I can't find an exact match on it - a belted cardigan, about mid-thigh length, with big, deep pockets and big belled sleeves. Not sure what it was made of; a heavy yarn, probably not wool, but very soft. There are similar ones here, but none with the correct earth tones I'm looking for. I loved that sweater to death - literally, until Mom finally stole it from me and threw it out. *g*

nutmeg3
Oct. 6th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
Oh, OK, now I know what you mean. Maybe you need to learn to knit, and then you can make the exact one you want.

And I used to get a mani/pedi every week. I still do a manicure (only $10) every week or 10 days, but pedicures are pretty much down to one a month. But I decided I deserve the full deal before I go. I figure all that good leg massaging will protect against deep vein thrombosis, LOL!
wildrider
Oct. 8th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
I do know how to knit, but knitting a sweater is HARD - and then it has to be put together, and a seamstress I am not. Scarves, blankets, hats - that's about the size of my talent.

I just have to find a place to get them where they're affordable; the spa charges a goodly price.
typographer
Oct. 5th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Hmmmmmmmm, foot bath!
wildrider
Oct. 6th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Yes... in a home where everything is currently plugged in to about two plugs at the moment. (Although there are more wall plugs in the new rooms than I think were in the entire house!)

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