Thursday, December 29, 2011

How Much Reading Do You Do?

This time of year is usually crazy for most people and the last thing on their minds is picking up a book and reading it...well for some but not for me. I was able to get in several books this month and the rest of the year and I plan on buying and winning even more books this year...which means more

My husband was at his sister’s dog/house sitting for a whole week this month. So I was able to get things done and at the end of the day read a book before bed. I should say I’m a really fast reader and can read a 200 page book in about 2 hours. The one reason I don’t get a lot of reading done is because he is always talking to me, asking me things, pointing things out on the tv, blah blah blah all night long. LOL I usually read early in the morning while he’s still asleep or just tell him to leave me be for a couple of hours..which seems like pulling teeth. Good grief you would think he’d be happy I was quiet for an hour…but nooooo. He talks more than a giddy teen aged girl…and that’s saying something.

Some of my favorite books this year were…Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter, Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole, The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks, Hunger Untamed by Pamela Palmer, The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter, Primal Bonds by Jennifer Ashley, Hit List by Laurel K Hamilton, Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer, Dark Predator by Christine Feehan, and Inferno’s Kiss by Monica Burns.

I know there were more but those are the ones I can see on my bookshelf from this year that I read and are keeping. But then I keep all my books so I am going to need to buy more wall hanging corner bookshelves soon to make room for next years books. lol Hubby said he might have to move out if I keep getting books just so I’ll have room…I told him he didn’t but I would need his dresser drawers soon…LOL

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy After Christmas!

I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and are happily playing with all the goodies they got. My funny story for the year is I got up Christmas morning and went to go on the computer for a few minutes before things got hectic and all these po ups started popping up on my screen and then I get this message on the bottom that said your computer is infected with a virus and you need to click here to get rid of it. Well, thankfully I am a bit more savvy about these computer viruses these days and was able to figure out that a virus was in my computer. One that Mcafee didn't catch and you know those anti-virus programs don't catch everything. So I ran Malwarebytes...*Thanks goddess for that program* and was able to get rid of the "Win 7 security home* blah blah virus. Buh bye virus..

But while the virus was on my computer it ate some files...yes I am saying it ate some files.., because once I was able to get back online some of my pictures were gone, Paint, adobe, notepad, word pad and other programs weren't even there anymore.

So thankfully we have user accounts set up on this computer and it affected only my user account and I had to send myself an email with all my favorites, send all my pictures I had left to Photobucket and delete my user account and make a new one. What a total pain in the back side.

But thankfully it worked and my computer is now working again. All I can say is always store your photos on an external site. I found that out the hard way a few years ago when I lost a whole computer full of photos when my computer stopped working and I wasn't able to get to the pictures on it. I always store a copy of every picture I take on photobucket now.

I had a good Christmas. I got 3 gift cards and went to shopping on Amazon right away. My goodies should be here in the next few days.

So what about you all? What goodies did you get?

Friday, December 23, 2011

It's been 6 months

It's been 6 months since my mom passed away and I'm still not completely over her passing. It's still hard to believe that I can't just pick up the phone and call her. But instead of being down, depressed and crying about today...I would much rather remember my mom like in these pictures...happy and with family. She came over for my daughter's birthday 6 months ago just 2 days before she passed away. And my brother took her to the Redondo Beach Pier so she could see the ocean again, which she really had been wanting to do.

So here's to my mom. May her memory live on through all who knew her.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Not You're Grandma's Christmas Movie

I thought I would talk about a movie that most people don't watch around this time of year, and if you do watch are probably as weird as I am....LOL

The movie being Santa’s Slay (2005)- Santa Claus is actually a demon *The devils son* who lost a bet with an Angel and was forced to play the fun loving, gift giving, belly laughing Santa for 1000 years. And Now that the bet is off, he's not a happy camper and takes it out on the innocent Christmas loving families. With the terms of his bet off, Santa begins a murderous rampage, killing a cast of surprisingly recognizable names in increasingly festive, Christmas-related ways (such as drowning by eggnog). His victims include the likes of James Caan, Fran Drescher, Saul Rubinek and Robert Culp. Merry Christmas indeed.

Monday, December 12, 2011


This is not for the faint of heart. It's also kinda x
Pejazzled penis Don't click on the link if you are offended by blinged out male genetalia. lol

"Now you can treat your penis like it’s the diamond encrusted totem pole you’ve always known it to be, and don’t even get me started on those disco balls of yours."

I found this entirely too funny.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Wish List

Did you know that you can share you amazon wish list if you make it public so others can find you? If you do this people who might want to can then pick things off your wish list to send to you either anonymously or with a note. I've sent gifts this way to my sister for her birthday and to a few friends around their birthdays as well as the other day for christmas. I think it's a great way to make sur ethe person you are getting a gift for actually gets something they wanted and it's a great way to do something nice for someone when they don't know they will be getting it.

So I thought I would also share my wish list in case someone wants to do the same for me and send me a gift. lol Hey, it's almost christmas and who doesn't love gifts, right? lol

My Wish List.

if you have one you should share it on your blog and see what hapenns as well.

Friday, December 09, 2011

My Weekly Wrap up

This week has been a stressful one for me but also full of good news as well. Yes, for once I have good news as well as the bad to share.

My younger brother has been having some bad stomach pains for the past month so when he went to the doctor they scheduled some tests and today when he got some of the results he was told he had several ulcers as well as a stomache nodule that they are going to do a biopsy on. But the doctor doesn't think it's anything to worry about, which is good news.

I got a letter in the mail from the state telling me that I owed them $1700.00 from my deceased mother's estate.

I looked at it and read it several times before getting incredibly pissed off.

What it was: My mother was on disability and she got medicaid which paid for her doctor visits and medications. Well they wanted to try and recoup as much of the money that had been pain by medicaid from any money, property ect left in my mothers estate after she passed away.

There was $1700.00 in my mothers bank account when she passed away and they wanted it back. Now granted half of that was spent to get family here on a plane for the funeral, the funeral itself and the rest was halved between me and my brothers.

I was freaking out thinking I was going to have to make some sort of payment arrangements to pay this money to the state but the good news is, after calling the woman and answering a few questions...she told me that I wasn't going to be liable for the money being paid back and I just had to send her a few completed forms filled out and that would be done with.

I still don't understand how they are going to come after the family 6 months after someone has passed away and the money is gone, it's crazy.

Other good news for me this week is...I won 10 books this week. Count them 10! I just received 4 of them and am waiting for the others. It's been a good book week for me. lol

I have 2 other books coming that i pre ordered a few months ago with an amazon gift card that I that's 2 more free books to dd to the count for this week...and I also won a $10.00 Amazon gift card from a blog contest as well as cashed in my swagbucks points for some Amazon gift cards...With all those gift cards I bought myself a pretty sterling silver and black onyx ring and bought a friend of mine a dvd from her Amazon wish list and sent it to her since she has her wish list set to public and people can see it and send her things off it. I love that feature..she doesn't even know anything is coming until it gets there. I figure I had a good week, may as well make someone else happy too.

Merry soon to be Christmas

Monday, December 05, 2011

White Coca Cola Cans Too Confusing For Some Folks?

If you've watched the news, read a newspaper, seen the front page of yahoo news or been online at all...then you've probably heard the news that some drinkers of coca cola didn't like the new white cans because they said 1) it was too confusing to try and figure out if it was diet or not, even though the silver diet cans have not changed they are still silver and these Christmas one's were white..

2) Coca cola drinkers said they were sure the coke in the white cans tasted differently than what they are used to drinking. Yeah they actually said because it was in white tasted different.

Good grief! Are people really this ridiculous? Too much of an idiot to tell the difference between a silver can and a while can with the Christmas Polar Bears on it? Really? So the coca Cola company gave in are are not going to manufacture anymore white cans because of all the idiots out there that maybe should go back to school and learn white from silver so they can decipher the different cans from one another.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Some Giveaways are Becoming Too Complicated to Enter

I have stopped following a whole bunch of blogs because they are making their required entries just a bit too ridiculous. I don't require anyone to follow my blog, if you want to fine, if not that's fine too. When I first started entering blog contests and giveaways the entry was easy..just make a comment on the post.

Then it was follow their blog through gfc, make a blog comment, then rafflecopter and the amount of different things they want you do to on those forms is sometimes ridiculous. I've seen rafflecopter forms with 20 different blogs on them and they want you to follow all of them on fb, twitter and gfc. I won't do it unless I actually like what's on your blog and want to get updates but more likely than not, I don't.

Now because GFC is going away for those not on blogger...blogs are wanting you to follow them through Google+. I don't have Google plus and If I see that's going to be a required entry for giveaways...I deleted them from the blogs I follow and won't be going back.

I liked it a lot better when all we had to do was make a blog comment. All these other forms have gotten out of hand.