Category Archives: Truth or Truth?

It can only be true. Right?

Work Work Work It

Yesterday was my first day back to work after my stay-cation. It was bitter sweet. It taught me that I couldn’t be a housewife unless I had girlfriends to brunch with every couple of days and an animal rescue to volunteer at all the other days.

The positives were that I did get some house projects done that I’ve been putting off, I got to relax and have plenty of me-time and read some great books.

The downside was that I procrastinated on other projects that I could easily have completed as well but ultimately I decided….fuck it.

I did not miss work but it missed me apparently. My boss yakked my ear off and my coworker hugged me upon my return.

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Magic Library

ALL libraries are magical. Mine is just more magical than most.

First, there is the Shire in the parking lot the moment you pull in. They had an event where kids came and helped create it.

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Second, they have children, teen and adult programs for every season. The programs could be anything. For example, every two years in the fall, they do cemetery tours around our town. A local historian guides the tour and the cemeteries date back to the 1700’s. Another example, there was a class on how to make steampunk jewelry.

Third, they have a used book shop within the library. Books range from $0.25 to $1.00. All proceeds go to the library.

Fourth, they have a paperback book swap within the library as well. Take a book, leave a book.

Fifth, every summer they have reading programs that kick off with an ice cream social. When you turn in your first list of 6 books read you receive; a coupon for a free book in the used book shop, a free book from the basket on the information desk and a $5 coupon to a local business. (I always choose the one for the local, independent coffee shop.) When you turn in your second list of 6 books, you’re entered into a raffle for a prize basket that changes every year. Every list of 6 after that, gives you another entry into the raffle. (The raffle is tomorrow so I wait with bated breath.)

Sixth, the second Saturday of every month, they have a “Bagged Book Sale.” For $5 you can fill a bag (any size)  with books, every bag after the first one is free!

Seventh, there are rain gardens outside of the library and nature trails into the woods behind it.

Eighth, Tuesday nights, the Farmer’s Market is in the parking lot. Homemade jams, breads and locally grown veggies and fruits.

There is literally no reason not to like this library. So, when I move out of town next year, this will be the thing that I will miss the most. IF I don’t decide to pay for a membership, which is $135 a year. I will check out my new town’s library but I doubt that it will compare. How could it?

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Hybrid Blog

Hybrid: of mixed character; composed of mixed parts.

If you haven’t noticed yet, this blog bounces from topic to topic. As a person, I just cannot commit myself to any one thing. There is just too much in the universe that I enjoy. Books are at the top of that list and I could talk about them frequently, however why not talk about all the other things I enjoy too. No single person out there is all about just one thing. There is a whole grand world out there! So if you stay following this blog, we’ll explore it together.

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And now you have evidence that I like cheesy fucking jokes.

Now, this is not to trash a single person who blogs about one topic. I follow those sexy blogs too. I just feel like some people follow this blog because they expect me to just post awesome baking recipes or pet pics or gardening or book reviews. I will give you all of those things.

Just don’t expect one topic. It’s just not in me. As it is, I’m not even remotely human until I’ve had my coffee. Not a single blog post happens until I’ve finished that first cup.

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Simply the Best

Thanks to my coworkers on my birthday earlier this year, my reading has been revolutionized.

Let’s talk book marks. The constant companion to books. The Thelma to their Louise. Where one goes the other must follow. Unless you dog-ear your books, then just…how fucking dare you. But that’s another debacle for another day. I will submit that the most important thing is that you read either way. Just know, that you are a monster.

Continue reading Simply the Best

Cute Overload

Let’s get one thing straight, my pups are damn cute.

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I mean, look at those faces! Sure one was mangy as a babe, but that’s not his fault. They were both rescues. Ozzy is the fuzzy black one on the left and Samus is the doe-eyed brown one on the right. Become familiar with these faces, because you’re going to be seeing a lot of them.

 

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This picture was required to explain both the origin and pronunciation of Samus’ name to friends and family on Facebook. One can only handle their pup being called ‘Shamus’ for so long.

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When she was a wee babe, her Dobby/Yoda ears were in full effect and here’s the proof. Now, they stick straight up like bat ears.

Overdosing on cute isn’t a bad way to go, but that’s all for today.

Holy Crap Batman!

If you haven’t heard about the shootings at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises you probably live under a rock. But just in case you’re not from the States you can get all caught up right here.

Now obviously none of this was under control of Mr. Bruce Wayne himself but you might be surprised how many double takes you get now while wearing a Batman shirt running your errands.

I didn’t even think twice before I put on the shirt. Regardless I received an uncountable amount of double takes between all the stores I stopped at in one day. It REALLY pissed me off. These people are playing right into one man not only ruining and ending lives but also attempting to ruin Batman.

Needless to say I won’t let this damper my love of the Bat, nor will I stop wearing the bat signal shirt.

Because you can’t keep the Dark Knight down!

 

P.S. Michelle Pfeiffer is the best Catwoman ever! (In my opinion.)

My Feminine Wiles

I may knock girls quite a bit but to be truthful, I am absolutely horrible at being one.

Example A (and most prolific): When on my period I regularly forget to take tampons anywhere with me. Therefore, I have to buy a new box while I’m out. I end up with so many boxes under my sink you’d think I was hemorrhaging.

Example B: I am very open about these things….obviously. Much to the horror of people afraid to talk biology. *cough* men *cough*