Friday, July 27, 2007

Just for Summer

Since our schedule changes during summer, I've found myself reading a few gossip blogs.

I'd like to share my top 3. - Good for clean coverage and good pictures with some stories. - Good for sarcasm and pics that are not taken from the most flattering angle. - A bit of everything with his (the queen) own touch.

* disclaimer - I am not responsible if you are offended or think I have bad taste (which is true sometimes)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Book Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


She sure did it. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, so I can't say much except that I am in a Harry Potter hang-over.

We were kidless over the weekend and instead of fun nights out, we sat at home and read and read and read. We totally felt detached from the rest of the outside world and really prefered out books. (Yes we bought 2)

Now that it's over and I don't need to read every waking minute, I can get back to my life.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Book Review -What will happen in HP 7

16 hours to go! It's bitter sweet isn't it?

I read this book last week after it was dropped it off in my mailbox:-o

Let me just say, it was WONDERFUL. It was really a great Potter fix that I was craving. Last week I was so ready for the book and had fresh in my mind what I was looking for when I finally get to read it.

Today, just hours away from the release of Book 7, after reading one sentence in the New York Post which reviewed the book early, I am grieving.

JKR's provides a little lift in her latest message from the Room of Requirements.
  • Within hours you will know what happens to Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest in their final adventure. All the secrets I have been carrying around for so long will be yours, too, and those who guessed correctly will be vindicated, and those who guessed wrongly will not, I hope, be too disappointed! As for me, I feel a heady mixture of excitement, nerves and relief. 'Deathly Hallows' remains my favourite of the series, even after several re-reads; I cannot wait to share it with the readers who have stuck with me through six previous books.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What type of drink are you?

You Are a Mai Tai

You aren't a big drinker, but you'll drink if the atmosphere is festive.
And when you're drunk, watch out! You're easily carried away.
Had I only know this earlier, I guess it's never too late.
I linked this off EE.

Monday, July 16, 2007

High School Reunion

I just got the invitation to my 15th High School Reunion and can't go :-(
Last time, at the 10 year reunion, LJ was due any day. This time, we'll be in Washington DC for a convention. Does it sound like I am making excuses? It is a bit stressful.

Anyway, here is the "candid" of me that made it into the yearbook.
Ouch! If that doesn't scream Future Programmer (accurate) I don't know what does. Loved that class (Computer Business Applications). of two that rocked in.

It really would be nice to see everyone. See who is up to what and remember the good times. Heather O'Hare put togehter a hella cool site too, There is always the 20th.

It really has been too long since my last update. I really aught to try staying at home a little more.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Rocheport's 5th Annual 4th of July Parade

For all the years we lived in Rocheport, we were never in the parade. This year, however is a different story. We got the call early Wednesday morning inviting us down we made it just in time.

What I didn't capture on film was the guests at the B&B standing outside waving, while they drank their coffee and threw candy at us. So much for my photo journalim, but maybe next time I'll remember that.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Let it Rain

Since we've had 4 straight days of rain, you would have thought it was spring, not the middle of summer. It's a huge drag too because we can't go to the pool and we are stuck in-doors.

Well you know boys, stuck in a house together, they start to fight, so Dad fixed them up the cutest little poncho's ever and made them play in the rain.
Do you remember those days of playing in light non- thunderous rain storms. Obviously it was to novel of an idea for our kids who kept wanting to come in.

We told them it was good for them and to find a puddle or pull some weeds.

At the end JP was LJ's protector, the one time it was OK to put a plastic bag over his head.