Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Purple Monkeys - Day 5

Picture from Last Fall
~~Valentine's Day~~
  • We don't go all out for Valentine's day, but, since the weather was cooperating, we decided to go out. We just went to watch a friend of Lorrie's perform at a bar. It turned out to be better than I expected. Lorrie isn't much of a dancer, me either really, but the mother of Lorrie's friend sat with us and I wound up getting up to dance with her. We had fun. Her husband doesn't dance either.
  • We went to check out this outlet store. They sell books! My head hurt a bit with the disorder, though, and there was all this stuff in the way so I couldn't read the shelves. I don't think they are book people. I don't mind browsing, and I am sure I will again soon, but I just wish I could get to them easier.
  • Mail call! I got The Martian, House of Mystery, and a collection of short stories by James Tiptree Jr. I have heard her shorter stuff is the best and she is not out on e-book much yet. I am really excited about them all!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Purple Monkeys - Day 3 and 4

Our house and Lorrie's car.

Day 3:

  • Actually spent the day at my mother's. Her other cat, Abby, is still there with someone checking in on her. She is not used to having no one around, though, and she is lonely. 
  • Went to the second hand store. Found Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley. My copy appears to have vanished in the move and it is the only book by her I haven't read before.
  • Found a few of the science-fiction books that appealed to me from Jo Walton's book and one of the Terry Pratchett's I need.
  • Spent the evening having a drink and reading The Fixer by T.E. Woods for a TLC Book Tour.
Day 4:
  • Finished The Fixer by T.E. Woods and reviewed it.
  • Tidied up my bookcases so there were not piles everywhere.
  • Worked on postcards because I have fallen behind a bit. Still need to get stamps.
  • Went out for a drink with Lorrie for an early Valentine's because we have storms headed this way, last nights was mostly rain, and because everything will be busy.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Purple Monkeys - Day 2

  • We were invited over for a random turkey dinner at Lorrie`s sisters` house. (I can always tell when my keyboard has turned French...) It was fun. I am not a big turkey person, I find it dry, but it was good and I didn't have to cook. Works for me! We stayed and visited for a bit.
  • It was a really pretty sunset last night. You can see an example of it above. My phone makes things a bit dark. I think it is the case I have.
  • I got my first postcard in the mail from Start 2014 Write. 
  • The Martian shipped! I have been hearing awesome things about this book. I can't wait to read it! I also am going to try out Locke & Key and House of Mystery for new comic book series.
  • Canada received two more Olympic medals.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy Purple Monkeys - Day 1

  • We finally got our passport photos taken so we can go to Florida!
  • It was snowing this morning, but not enough to make things TOO bad. It was more pretty than anything else... 
  • I finally took the time to figure out how to put review copies of books on the Kobo I bought in December.
  • We watched the Beatles 50th Anniversary Concert from last night. It was great! The Beatles definitely will live on.
  • I went to Value Village and found a Patricia McKillip book. Need to read more from her this year!
  • The new Charles de Lint and Marissa Meyer came in the mail.