Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Catching Up

So, as per my usual, I've not been posting. I think about posting, but I'm apparently too slack to do much more than answer the Friday Fives. So, I imagine most everyone who reads this knows what I've been up to, but just in case...

First, just to get this off my chest...The new NC Lotto is not making me very happy. Because I smoke and I have an addiction to the Diet Coke, I very often have to make a quick stop at the gas station. Since the onset of this wonderful new lottery, my wait time at these convenience stores has increased dramatically as I must now wait in line behind all the people paying the math tax to buy their Scratch and Wins. People, believe me, trust me, you aren't going to win. And if you do, it will really, really not make up for the money that you throw away buying those things. Ok, just needed to say that.

What I've been reading:

Cook-Off - Recipe Fever in America - Amy Sutherland
Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
So Many Books, So Little Time - Sara Nelson
Book Lust 2 - Nancy Pearl
Veronica - Mary Gaitskill
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
Guards!Guards! - Terry Pratchett
Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett
Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett
Magic for Beginners - Kelly Link

What I've been watching:
24, The Shield (Poor Lem), too many bad horror movies to mention, CSI, reruns of Law and Order.

What I've been up to:

Trouble?

The Hospitals of Virginia (in March). Dad was having some complications from his open heart surgery and ended up in a couple hospitals for a week. All is well now, possibly another procedure, but things look good.

The Lake: Made two trips up to the lake. One with friends to help out my Dad with cleaning of boats, working on the sun room, and cleaning up the trail. Second trip was for Easter and the first boating adventure of the season. I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time at the lake this season and very much looking forward to an over the lake Hot Air Balloon ride in July.

Working: Work has been madness of late. Lots of regular work, plus some new projects keeping me busy. I am ready for vacation.

Vacation: Woo! Getting ready to leave for Curacao with a friend from work for a long weekend. It's a total impulse trip, and kind of crazy, but who can complain about leaving the country and lying on some beach for a weekend.

Still mad for the DDR. I think I am causing my roommate's ears to bleed.

Hanging out with friends, Running around.

So, that's the update!