Monday, June 17, 2024

Happy Raturday!

 



*All pictures this week are courtesy of www.martymousehouse.com*

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Apartment Life #322

 
This is a weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that have gone on in and around my apartment complex and in my neighborhood in the past 25 years that I've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 25 years here in a weekly blog post.  

On Wednesday two police cars showed up as I was outside with Falcor. They quickly got out of their cars and made their way into my courtyard. There's a homeless man who I'm sure is on drugs but he's been hanging around a lot and some of us in my courtyard have seen him trying to turn doorknobs. He's tried a few of the doors in my courtyard over the last couple of months and when my daughter saw him doing that to the single lady's door who lives across from us a couple of months ago, she called the police. But because it was in the middle of the night and no one else answered their doors or saw anything the police didn't even take a report about this.

The next day my daughter told the neighbor about it and she was so mad the police didn't do anything about it. The camera we have in the window just let's us view what's going on in real time and take pictures, it doesn't record 24/7. So we had no proof...until now. The lady across from me saw this homeless man trying to open her door when she was coming home this day and she called the police. They came out pretty fast but again, there was no one else that saw what he had done and so they didn't even question him. It's getting ridiculous. What do they need? Maybe we should wait until he breaks in, knock him out, tie him up and then call the police. But we'd probably get arrested for battery and kidnapping. Ridiculous. 
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On Thursday the police were across the street. They were checking out that PODS storage container that's been sitting on the street for about 9 months or more. I am outside about 10 times a day or more depending on if the dog has an upset stomach or not. Which happens for no reason at least once a month. So I'm outside a lot. I haven't seen one person opening the lock to the POD. No one has come or gone from this storage container in all that time that I've seen. It's about time that the police are looking into why it's been sitting there all that time. I'm surprised that the manager of that apartment building over there hasn't called about it before now. What do you want to bet that it will sit there for another 6 months. Maybe someone is paying for it but what if it was stolen and just placed there? Am I paranoid? Maybe...lol 
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We heard 5 gunshots around 3AM on Wednesday. They sounded really close but I didn't see anything on the cameras. The police showed up and looked around but left when they didn't find anything. Unfortunately it's almost 4th of July and people around here tend to shoot their guns off in the air around this time of year.


The high this week was 109F/42C
The low this week was 77F/25C

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Favorite Song of the Week

 

Bad Wolves ft Daughtry - Hungry For Life

I've liked Daughtry ever since he was on American Idol. I already like Bad Wolves so when I saw they had a song together I had to listen to it and it ended up being really good. I hope you enjoy. 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Freebie Friday!

 
Welcome to another weekly Freebie Friday post, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

What I Received This Week

Perfume Samples from Macy's. 
A sample of Advil PM. 

I loved all of these perfume samples. But once again Alien by Mugler is my favorite from this bunch. I've received Alien a few times now and I really love it. Most of the Mugler scents are really nice. The other ones are really nice too though. 

I've used Advil PM before and it will knock you out so you can get some sleep. 

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Mountain's Mate by Sara Ivy Hill

 

Book Description

He’ll move mountains for her…
When Patrek, a giant Skarr alien, hires a human for a covert mission, he doesn’t expect a female to take the gig. Nor does he expect his long-dormant mating instinct to ignite for someone so tiny! When the heist goes awry and they’re forced to hide out together until the heat dies down, the close quarters reveal that, though they’re vastly mismatched in size, their hearts are a perfect fit.

To escape with his freedom, Patrek must flee the city. But leaving her behind will break him. Can he convince her to join him in the mountains and take a monster as her mate?



My Review

Maja is on an alien planet after humans crash landed there some time ago. It was interesting to have humans be the aliens on a planet instead of the other way around. Things are not great for the humans there though and Maja is having a hard time just making enough money for the necessities let alone her rent. So when she hears about a gig that pays a lot, enough to make up for the 2 months back rent she owes, she shows up for the gig, not knowing what it's for. 

When she shows up to Patrek's place and finds out what the gig is for, they make plans to help an animal but what she has to wear is a little disturbing. After things don't go as planned, they have to lay low together until things settle down and they get to know each other better. 

Patrek is a 14 foot tall alien with facial tusks and Maja is a 5 foot tall human, so the size difference alone would make this romance interesting. But somehow this author made things work because Patrek is a gentle giant. Being around Maja has his mating instinct's kicking into to overdrive and he has to make her trust him so she knows that he'd never hurt her. The last female of his species died and his people are about to die out so I think these two being able to mate is going to open up a way for his people to not die out is subsequent books.

This romance was so much fun. I love a spicy alien romance and this one was everything that I could ask for. I loved Patrek and Maja together, they made for a great couple. I plan on reading more of this series now. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Favorite Picture of the Week

 
We've had bright blue skies and some clouds this week. 

Enjoy your week. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Book Review: Moonshade by S.J. West

 

Book Description

How would your life change if you inherited a vampire?

“Find me, Sarah…”

When a handsome stranger whispers these three little words to Sarah Marcel, she knows her life is forever changed.

For two weeks straight, Sarah’s been unable to eat, sleep, or even form a coherent thought properly. She fears she’s losing her mind until a chance encounter brings a man into her life who seems to hold the key to solving her problems. With a single touch, he’s able to ease her troubled soul and bring her some much-needed peace. Yet, just as Sarah believes she’s found the solution to her dilemma, he disappears.

As Sarah begins to unravel a mystery surrounding her family’s past, she quickly discovers her role in a world that’s hidden from most humans. Being a Marcel comes with certain responsibilities, and there are some things that you can’t hide from forever.


My Review

Sarah lost her parents when she was very young. Her friend's parents took her in and cared for her and she is really close with all of them still. When Sarah goes out to a night club with her friend, a mysterious man greets her and tells her to find him. But she doesn't even know his name so why is it as if she can feel him and knows exactly where to find him?

His name is Julian and he's a vampire. When Sarah's grandfather that she knew nothing about passes away, Julian has to find the next relative in the man's family to be his companion. Without a companion to feed him their blood, Julian will die. So when he tells Sarah that he's a vampire and she is to be his companion if she's willing, she doesn't know what to think at first. 

These vampires are different. They are all descendant from Madam Bathory because of a black magic spell she did or had done, the vampires aren't too sure what really happened to make them. But because of that he and the other vampires who were created at that time can only feed from a descendant of the first person they fed from when they were turned into a vampire. Which is why he sought out Sarah when her grandfather died. 

Julian tells her that she needs to date in order to find a suitable husband to have kids with. Because when she dies her children will become his companion. At first it seems that's really all he cares about until he feeds from her the first time. Then it becomes apparent that he has feelings for her, something that he tries to fight since he cannot father any children and doesn't usually have romantic feelings for his companions but she wasn't raised around him so things are different. Her parents took her away from everyone because they wanted her to be raised as a normal human. 

It takes a little while for this book to really get going but I was intrigued by the vampire/companion storyline so I kept reading and I'm glad I did because this got so much better. Family secrets are revealed and that was quite the twist. I'm really looking forward to reading more of this series now and finding out how things turn out for some of these other characters. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, June 10, 2024

Happy Raturday!

 



*All pictures this week are courtesy of www.martymousehouse.com*

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Apartment Life #321

 
This is a weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that have gone on in and around my apartment complex and in my neighborhood in the past 25 years that I've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 25 years here in a weekly blog post.  

I heard loud voices outside my bedroom window on Monday morning. I saw the ambulance there and some police officers. The man standing off to the right went over to the back of the ambulance and sat down on the step, not the gurney. The paramedics started cleaning his face and I noticed it was all bloody. 

I'm guessing he refused to go to the ER so they bandaged him up there. 

More and more police started showing up while the paramedics were treating him. I saw them bandage his head right above his eyebrow. His nose was bleeding also.

After he was all bandaged up the police stood there talking to him and then handed him a clipboard with papers on it. It looked like he was filling out a statement or report. 

Then more police showed up and were looking up and down the street with a K9 dog.

After he was bandaged up he and the police went to his apartment.

After about 30 minutes the police came back out and stood there talking.

The cop wearing the sunglasses saw me taking pictures and was NOT happy about it. He stood there staring me down. LOL But at least he didn't stomp over to me and yell at me to go inside. I didn't want to press my luck so I went inside anyway since it looked like they were done. 

When I saw the guy across the street out with his dog the next day I asked him if he was alright because he had a black eye, bandaged head and bruised nose. He said yeah that some guy had broke into his apartment and tried to take his TV and some other stuff and he fought the guy off. The thief ended up leaving with nothing. He told me to keep my door locked. I said I always have it locked in this neighborhood. 

The high this week was 112F/44C
The low this week was 79F/26C

Whew boy, it's heating up now. Summer is here.

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Favorite Song of the Week

 

Celine Dion ft. Will I Am

I'm a big fan of Celine Dion and thought I had heard most of her songs but I came across this one recently that she did with Will I Am of the Black Eyed Peas. I love this song. Her voice is just so pretty. Like I've said before, I like all kinds of music. There's no music video to go with this version but that's ok. 

I hope you enjoy it.