Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday's Postcard: The Alamo

San Antonio, Texas and the Alamo! One of my all time favorite layovers, that I never get anymore. This postcard is from my visit there in July of 1994 and I really miss spending time in that town. I was there for New Year's Eve once too and it was quite fun.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wild Card: Sierra Buttes

Today is my sister's birthday and I thought I would post a "wild card" that I got from her in 2005. She had been on a climbing trip here!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Superstition Mountains

This postcard is from Phoenix, Arizona. I think it is from when I was there with my Nancy Drew collector friends for a convention in October of 2005. I also did a bit of letterboxing in those mountains!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Paris

Happy Valentine's Day! And today's postcard is Paris. I don't get it, not my favorite city in Europe, but lots of folks think it is super romantic. In fact, two of my favorite romantic comedies ( American Dreamer and French Kiss ) are set in Paris, so there must be something to all the hype :-)

Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Singapore

This is a postcard from my Dad when he was flying for EVA Airlines out of Taiwan. He would fly to some pretty glamorous destinations and I got a lot of great postcards from his time in the Far East.
This card shows the night market in the Chinatown district of Singapore.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

New Years Resolution 2011: January Update

Okay, one of my new years resolutions for 2011 was to keep track of all the books that I read this year. I read a lot, but I have never really kept track. I was inspired by several friends who had challenged themselves to read 100 books in 2010 and they either met or exceeded their goals. Ryan also keeps track of every single book that he has read since June 15, 1990!! So this is new for me to keep a running list of my reading.

Here are all the books that I read in January:

A Week At The Airport: A Heathrow Diary by Alain de Botton library
Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty library
The Passage by Justin Cronin library
The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald library
Stone Rain by Linwood Barclay library
Stuff: Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things by Randy O Frost and Gail Steketee library
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach library
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
True Grit by Charles Portis
Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain
Alfred Hitchcock’s Noose Report (short story collection)
Dead Low Tide by John D MacDonald
Soft Touch by John D MacDonald
Matched by Ally Condie library
The Drowner by John D. MacDonald
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone library
Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane library
Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro
Malpractice in Maggody by Joan Hess
Alfred Hitchcock’s Killers at Large (short story collection)
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb

I read and reread a lot of Children's Literature and Murder Mysteries and stuff from favorite authors. A lot of John D. MacDonald this month, I have been rereading him and Agatha Christie lately. I had never read Mildred Pierce and was fascinated by it, remembering the movie with Joan Crawford. But the book really had me annoyed. Why that woman ever cared what her stuck up daughter thought of her is a mystery to me??!!

Riding Rockets was a terrific look at what modern day astronauts really go thru and I really enjoyed it (It was recommended in Packing for Mars)

The Passage is very similar to The Stand by Stephen King and I might have to reread The Stand this year too! :-)

Matched by Ally Condie is the start of a new YA trilogy that is very similar to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I quite enjoyed it.

The photo at the top is from early 1990's when Lea Fox and I were shopping for books at a Nancy Drew (Whispered Watchword/Phantom Friends) convention in Maine.

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