Monday, June 6, 2011

Bicycles, bad books and buddies

So, there's some talk going around the blogosphere about having more "real" pictures. Something different then just the same 'ol, same 'ol poses in front of the house or back porch.

I'm all for it!

As much as I like acting like I'm posing for some big spread in Vogue or something I also like the real idea. Because hey, us bloggers are the real deal - we don't make our money modeling around the world.

At least not yet!! ;)

I went for a bike ride yesterday with Cupcake and again this morning by myself. Man, my gluteius maximus is in extremis painus!!  I really thought I had enough cushion for the pushion but I guess not (good thing, right??), plus the seat isn't the most comfortable in the world ---- owww, owww, owww!!!!

We're talking about moving out of state next summer and the city we're looking at is very bike friendly, so I thought I should ride more now. And maybe get in better shape?

The 'fit:
jeggings: mossimo/thrift/4
tshirt: Phoenix concert/San Diego/20*
sweater vest: Weymouth Hunt/thrift/1
sweater: (because even though these is Cali. it's like really windy and grey today) Chesley/thrift/1
boots: old navy/ebay/10
socks: (because the blue matches with Ted) ?/dollar tree/1
TOTAL: $37  Linking up with Color Brigade today, haven't been on for weeks. Just saw Kileen's wedding pics - gorgeous!! (if you're from CB sorry for linking twice - I thought with a honeymoon going on she would actually take a break! silly me)


I've been reading The Bone Palace by Amanda Downum. I really don't like it, but am making myself finish it. It's one of those where royalty rules with different Houses trying to vy for the Crown, it's got magic, vampires, necromancers and everybody is hooking up with everybody else. I don't like how everything is named something different and how the author describes stuff.  It's not just a sunrise it's "the Dragon chasing the Hounds" or something like that, not weeks but "decads". I don't like the characters names. I don't like how the plot is turning out and I don't like how the main character just goes to bed with guys/vampires because she's lonely -Ohhh, boo-hoo! - I say "Buck up and solve the damn mystery already!" The townsfolk are also superstitious, right now I'm at a part where they had a Solstice party then everyone stays inside the following week because those are the "Demon Days". Maybe I would understand more if I had read the first book. But I guess people like 'em since there's a preview of a third installment at the end of this one.

Have you read these? Do you like it and or understand it? Sometimes when a writer tries so hard to be descriptive and different it just comes out muddled.

via Goodreads

I'm running a special this month - hehe!!  If you become my buddy I'll be your buddy*!! I'm looking for new bloggy you like to read, watch, relax and occasionally take pictures of you reading, watching and relaxing?

But more importantly, do you like Phoenix and/or Daft Punk??
you do?!
YAY!! Let's all read bad books and listen to music loudly!!

I'm also thinking about starting my own linky party. I like to cook, so was thinking about having a theme each month that we would try different recipes with. Last month I was all about the French cooking, this month I'm thinking about a vegetable - but not corn, mine aren't grown yet! I've said this before but I'm really serious this time...What do you guys think?

Or, more fun, a party celebrating the best bad book or faulty film (fun with alliteration) you had the distinct displeasure of torturing yourself with??

Sounds like fun to me!!


* Can anyone help me solve the mystery of "Who Is Ted?"

* Remember this? As an only child I wanted one, never got it
but now as an adult I've got three "little buddies" :)

1 comment:

Tanta Opa said...

Wow you have more staying power then I do. If I don't like a book , I don't finish it. Or I might skip to the last chapter and see how it ends.

Can't help you on who Ted is, I am still trying to figure out if " Pat" is a man or a woman.

On the outfit, it is june in CA. are you sure you don't live in MT?
P.S. lets do linking party.