Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fun Fun Fun

So, there was one good thing that happened on my birthday. My husband and son got me a Cruz Reader. I will admit, I love paper books and I never thought I'd want one of these electronic devices. Read books on a stupid little screen? Not me.


This thing runs android. I can get my emails. I can play Pandora radio. I can play games. Oh, and the books? What on eath was my husband thinking? At the touch of a click - A CLICK - I can purchase a book.

My wonderful computer savvy son downloaded the Kindle store to it and voila. Books for under $5?! Oh my God. Someone pinch me.

My husband (God bless him) actually said "We'll save a little money on all the books you buy." I didn't have the heart to tell him that he had just set me up with a library that I could go bat-shit crazy filling.

I'll never willingly give up paper books. I love them too much. If anything, I'm going to make sure that I purchase every hard copy of every book I love before they disappear. But oh man...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to me?... :( An emo post

So how will I celebrate my birthday today? Hmmmm....

My 15 yr. old will refuse to go to school because yesterday his asshole health teacher decided it was a good day to embarrass, insult and generally bully a socially inept aspergers kid who's failing his class to make sure he KNEW that he completely fails at life & no one likes him.

I will attend a meeting with the head of guidance, the special ed teacher, the nurse, the counselor & probably as many people as the school can come up with to attempt to bully me into agreeing that this is my son's problem & not the teacher.

I will take my son to his psychologist for the 2nd time in 3 days (he went 2 days ago- and needed 2 hours with him - because he was so anxious about school & the fact that he has NO friends & feels isolated and alone and is treated "like a tool") so that the psychologist can try to undo the damage done by the teacher.

I will studiously avoid any and all phone calls from people who want to wish me a happy birthday because I might just burst into tears. (Most of them avoid us like we have the plague anyway because they don't want to lose their rose-colored glasses.)

I'll pretend that its okay that my husband didn't get me anything (my son has already informed me that they didnt) & read the stupid joke cards he buys & do my best not to cry.

I'll follow the ridiculously time-consuming, painful new method of caring for my crappy teeth (and gums (twice a day) after gum repair surgery & seriously contemplate the benefits of dentures.

Today is a seriously emo day....I wish it was over already.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top 25 Urban Fantasy Men

In honor of my 48th birthday (which sucked and not in a vampire goodness way), I thought I'd list the 25 hottest men in urban fantasy. (This is, of course, based on the roughly 600 books I own.) Now, I know I've probably left off other people's favorites (and I'd love to hear who I missed on this list). Also, its in no particular order, tho the closer to the top of the list, the less I had to think about it. (And Dante is my favorite male character!)

1. Dante (Prejean) Baptiste from Adrian Phoenix's Maker series

2. Curran (The Beast Lord) from Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series

3. Niko Leandros from Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series

4. Jericho Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's fever series

5. David from Rachel Caine's weather warden series

6. Carter from Richelle Mead's succubus series

7. Finn from Jennifer Estep's elemental assassin series

8. Kisten from Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking series

9. Terrible from Stacia Kane's Unholy Ghost series

10. Ethan from Chloe Neill's Chicagoland vampire series

11. Cal Leandros from Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series

12. Mercer from Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer serie

13. Adrian from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series

14. Lucienne from Adrian Phoenix's maker series

15. Dorian from Richelle Mead's thorn queen series

16. Phineas from Kelly Medding's Dreg city series

17. Lex from Stacia Kane's Unholy Ghosts series

18. Zayvion Jones from Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series

19. Japhrimel from Lilith Saintcrow's Jill Kismet series

20. Cole from Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver series

21. Robin Goodfellow from Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series

22. Al (yes, the demon Al) from Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking series

23. Jesse James Dawson from K.A. Stewart's A Devil in the Details

24. Capt. Michael Morrison from C.E. Murphy's walker paper series

25. Dmitri Kallinikos from Angie Fox's demonslayer series