Random smatterings

I haven’t been so good about blogging lately.  Part of that is because I haven’t had much time.  I’ve been working and traveling…A TON.  And work is really boring to blog about.  In fact, I’m writing this post now as I’m up in the air on my flight back to Seattle.

With the holiday season approaching, I’m hoping that means lazy days.  HA!  At the least, I’m hoping for some time spent on the couch…catching up on the new season of Top Chef that I haven’t even watched one minute of.

And a quick update on my November 31 day challenge (reading at least 10 minutes a day).  I missed a day.  😦  I blame it on jet lag, sickness, exhaustion, time zone change…and just totally forgetting.  But it is what it is – so I move on!  I have been very good since.

I finished The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America.  It started boring…and ended boring.  A definite…do not read.  Perhaps, those considering admission to the CIA would find this more palatable (pun, intended!).

I’m on to Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb.  I’m nearly done – a very funny, light-hearted, easy read.

Since I’ve received only one suggestion of other books to consider reading (thank you Naomi), I may decide to tackle the MASSIVE Game of Thrones series.  Or I might just go and reread all the Harry Potter books again.  And yes, we of course purchased and watched (that same day) the last Harry Potter movie.  Tear.

My last update – because it’s something I can quickly type and I have no pictures to accompany it – is about flag football.  After a strong start of three consecutive wins, we apparently felt lop-sided – and went for three consecutive losses.  But…good enough to get us to the first round of playoffs – which, we tore that team up.  So, we now play in the second round – and if we win, the championship round.  All this hard-hitting flag-pulling action happens this Sunday.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Random smatterings”


  1. 1 Katie Fingeroot November 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Game of Thrones is really, really hard to get into. Just to forewarn you… It does not have any of the “quick read” quality that HP or the Hungar Games; but probably because it is a series for adults and not preteens. 🙂 it’s a good story but just SO much detail and TONS of characters. Definitely a commitment!! I found myself abandoning it in favor of a lighter read and will probably pick it back up again when we fly back East for the holidays and I have more time to read. 🙂

  2. 2 muchadoaboutlisa November 21, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    @Katie. Thanks for the input! You have any good book recommendations then? I heard Unbroken was really great. But I’d love some lighter reading too!


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