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March 19, 2009

The Best Worst Book You’ve Ever Read

Filed under: books,meme,reading,reading list — by Monica @ 2:21 pm

BBT: How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

Monica: I don’t know if it is that I can’t think of anything right now or if I just haven’t read a book in which I found no interest in at all. Well, okay, there may be a couple that I can mention.
The Hobbit – I think I owned it at one point, I tried reading the first few pages but could not get into it. I don’t know if it is because I’m either into chick-lits, disturbing stories, and memoirs… Perhaps I’ll try again later.
Harry Potter – I read the first book (did I actually finish it? I can’t remember now). This was a long time ago. It was alright. I didn’t care to continue with its sequels. I’m not big into the fantasy novels and witchy stuff. I’m curious if I’m going to even like Twilight. My mom own’s all the Harry Potter books for just the sake of collecting them; she hasn’t read them. 
The Shinning – The only good part in this book is the lady in the bathtub. I hate the part with the hedges. How lame! And the movie? Boring! This is the only Steven King book I’ve read right now, and I have a ton of his books that were given to me. Perhaps I’ll read others. I read the first chapter of Desperado and I loved it. 
Anyway, that’s all that I can really think of. Some of the genres that become widely popular, are just not my cup of tea to begin with. 
I hope you have a great rest of your week & thanks for stopping by!
btt
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March 7, 2009

A Saturday Consisting of Books, Coffee, and My Macbook

Filed under: blogging,books,meme,reading — by Monica @ 7:47 pm

I was seriously thinking about leaving my blog to rot. It’s been a good two months. But nahhh, I think I will come back to it every so often. Whenever I feel like it 🙂 So here’s what I got today:

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I went to Chapters and there were a bunch of books on sale! I’m talkin’ like $1-$2 for hardcover books. Bookshelf fillers anyone? I got a few. What would have cost me $200 retail was only $27! I think I hear the Scottish celebrating.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell 

Leave Me Alone I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan

My French Whore by Gene Wilder 

The Hungry Years by William Leith

The Sound of No Hands Clapping by Toby Young

The Little Women by Katharine Weber

There were a lot of books but what I’ve chosen looked to have decent content. I think I may hit the used book stores in my area to find some deals on acrylic painting books. I’m just getting back into it as of recently. I use to take a visual arts class in high school and I loved it. I’ll need to find books on learning the acoustic guitar as well. I have a guitar and took lessons for a couple weeks, quit, and now I want to learn again, on my own. Is it me, or do I seem to have some sort of difficulty in committing to things? I just need to be more self-motivated and become dedicated this time around. 

The LG Dare 9700, 3.2 megapixel camera

The LG Dare 9700, 3.2 megapixel camera

Okay, this picture doesn’t show off my new phone at all, but my phone took all these pictures you see in my post today! Some are blurry, but I’m still getting use to everything and whatnot. And my pink silicone case, of course! I do love it. My cell phone carrier is Telus and this was an upgrade to my original LG Chocolate 8500, which is now junk, I really put that phone through a lot! I’ll have to take good care of this new one and not drop it on pavement and ceramic tiles every other day.  My contract was coming to an end so I was looking around to other carriers (Rogers, Bell/Aliant, Virgin, etc). But after listening to everyone’s opinions and reviews (that of my co-workers and friends), I’m pretty happy with Telus’s services so I figured I’d stick with them.

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*sigh*… No car today… Next time though! 😀

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Just checking out my emails.

Also, in response to Booking Through Thursday’s post on Thursday 26th about books that we know are fabulous but have never gotten around to actually reading them and would like to someday, mine would be: the Twilight series. Everyone is reading them now. There are – what? four? – four books out as well as a movie, all my co-workers are reading them, circulating their copies at work. I figured I should get with the now and read them sometime. I’ll borrow someone’s copy and if I like them I’ll buy them for my personal collection. Also, I would like to read some classics in which I always notice references made to these classics often, such as Emma, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, things like that. And The Secret. The Secret is actually one of those books that I said “I should probably read someday” and I’m just about done it now! It’s different. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m not much of a spiritual person nor much of a believer. If “The Secret” were seriously that easy, I would totally believe it! But I don’t know… Sometimes I think its all garbage. But again, I’m on the fence on this one, parts of the book or the concept I do believe, others not so much. I mean this whole thing, the law of attraction and positive thinking, is nothing new.

Anyway, that’s about it for me. I should get a move on… Nice to be back. Have a great weekend everyone!

January 17, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

Filed under: blogging,friday,fun,life,meme,shopping — by Monica @ 4:50 am

Friday Fill-Ins hosted by Janet

1. Enough with the freezing cold weather in Canada; -40 degrees!

2. A Century Party (a drinking game) this Saturday and an overtime opportunity Saturday night (midnight-8am) causes me to be conflicted. Ps. I went with the overtime… I know, I know. 

3. I’ve been craving to purchase nice, new clothes (on sale!).

4. Baby moose playing in a lawn sprinkler makes me laugh.

5. I wish I could go to a resort down south next week.

6. Leaving my job to travel around Europe or Australia has been on my mind lately.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to being done with the overtime and being able to relax, tomorrow my plans include groceries, nap, work at midnight and Sunday, I want to relax!

January 14, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

Filed under: art,fun,life,meme,reflections,thoughts — by Monica @ 4:43 am

Ten Things You Are Really Good At

Hosted by Yano


  1. Money Management 
  2. Apologizing when I know I’ve done wrong 
  3. Friends TV show trivia 
  4. Remembering my dreams after waking up, which occurs just about every night!
  5. My job 
  6. Working overtime 
  7. Playing by the rules 
  8. Researching 
  9. Details (can you say perfectionist?) 
  10. Playing with my Nintendo DS (New Mario Bros, Brain Academy, Nintendogs)

January 9, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

Filed under: blogging,friday,fun,life,meme,shopping,Uncategorized — by Monica @ 6:09 am

I work Monday to Friday until 11:30pm, which is the best time for me to write in this blog. Therefore, it is currently, 1:45am, and it is officially Friday! Which means two things: (1) I had booked off Friday to have a long weekend, sort of a birthday present to myself (birthday was January 6th) and (2) This Friday meme posted below! Have a great Friday guys, have fun and be safe!

1. It’s January; it’s that time of year to hit the gym again… any day now...

2.  French Onion soup from the Keg is what I crave most right now

3. Cork and wine go together like  plastic bags and twist-ties. I was going to say something else, but I don’t think everyone needs to know how immature I can be.

4. Chocolate milk, when hungover, is so nourishing.

5. Let us dare to call in sick to work (yea, right! I’m sayin’ perfect attendance for 2009).

6. Canada will always be my home.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to shopping, relaxing, reading, tomorrow my plans include a meat fondue with friends for my 21st birthday and Sunday, I want to drink mimosas!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

January 7, 2009

Welcome, Wednesday, Come On In!

Filed under: meme,thoughts — by Monica @ 5:51 am

Here is to the wonderful weirdness that is Wednesday!

1. Why do you keep a blog?

I cannot think of any good reason except for mere personal pleasure. I read other people’s blogs, I read and I read all the time, and I just always wanted to write myself! Nothing was ever stopping me. Well, except that I thought you needed to have some kind of a reason or some sort of theme such as a craft blog or a fashion blog, something or other, and that you could not just have a random blog. I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to focus in on if I were to have my own blog. So I’m just not going to. It’ll be about anything and everything. Hey, it’s my blog! So to sum it up: an outlet for personal writing, like a journal. And as you’ll notice, I’m pretty brand spankin’ new too – this is my third post; the blog is only 2 or 3 days old!

2. Who is one long lost blogger you wish would come back?

There’s a couple of them. I use to follow blogs religiously when I was in middle and high school. Sacred.nu was among a hand full of them (before it became an amateur porn site). And I would follow suchadork.net. I also followed scandalous.net (or com or org or I don’t remember now). 

3. If you made a New Year’s Resolution, did you break it already? If you did not make one, why?

I have made several resolutions, refer to my first post. Let’s just say, it’s still in the making. There is still time! The year is not yet over! Admittedly, I haven’t been completely devoted to these resolutions in the past week, and I agree that it’s not the best start. However, I do have a plan! It’s not as if I’m trying to quit smoking and I just fell off the wagon. I’m actually a non-smoker by the way. My resolutions are not a make it or break it deal. I’m still good.

4. People who still have their outside Christmas lights up. Festive or Lazy? Discuss.

Festive! There are some people who might actually be just plain ‘ol lazy, but do you blame them all that much? You spend all that time and all that energy just to get ’em on up there, so why not enjoy the pretty night lights for as long as you possibly can! 

5. What is the last annoying song that got trapped in your head?

Poker Face by Lady Gaga. When I first heard it, I liked it. It was a fun little dance song. But now? It is starting to get on my nerves. 

6. Have you ever worn or tried edible underwear? What are your thoughts on it?

Great question. No I haven’t tried it. And will I ever try it? Most likely not. I’m pretty open minded and enjoy trying new things, but seriously, I don’t see how this is at all sexy. I am trying to picture it. I don’t even know what a pair really looks like! I guess I could just google it, but before I do, I’m thinking it’s either like a Fruit Roll-up type thing, or like the candies that are made into necklaces or bracelets and you bite them off (I’ve seen edible bras made like that before). The idea to me just seems kind of silly. I’m looking at photos on google now and the Pull N Peel knitted thong looks cool! Although, I personally just cannot see myself wearing a pair. But maybe I’m wrong. 

Bonus: If you could do one bad thing and get away with it, what would you do and why?

I already do bad things and get away with it 😉

 

Thanks for reading ladies and gents! And just a note: I’m new and still learning what all WordPress has to offer. So all I ask is that you bear with me. If you have any tips, suggestions, or any general comments, feel free to post and let me know. Thanks again!

January 6, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

Filed under: blogging,meme,reflections — by Monica @ 4:30 pm

It’s Ten on Tuesday time!

10 Things You Want to do in 2009 :

  1. Save & invest more of my money. I will contribute monthly to my RRSP instead of yearly. Continue with m CSB. And open up another investment account. I know I am lucky to live at home, so I’m milkin’ it while I can!
  2. Work as much overtime as I can when it is offered, especially in the summertime
  3. Save up my PTO (paid-time-off days) for a nice trip next winter
  4. Stop being such a lazy bum, stop procrastinating, and become more active (this will prove more difficult for me considering I do work a sedentary job)
  5. Get to the beach more often this summer; work on a good tan
  6. Continue with my reading list for 2009
  7. Volunteer more than I do; give back to the community
  8. Redesign and organize my bedroom – And I mean new paint and that whole shee-bang! And new dressers. The ones I have now are hand me downs from my mother, pretty much antiques (of no value). They’re great, of course, especially considering how frugal I can be… until they fall apart. And I have drawers full of random crap (maybe that’s why they’re broken!) But I don’t even go into them, I don’t know what’s in there! There’s no reason for this and should be completely cleaned out. I need to think minimalist.
  9. Learn to build on the friendships I already have with my girlfriends and also, strike up conversations with strangers, (possible new friendships).
  10. I know there’s something else I want to do this year! Oh yea, well I’ve been looking at crafts online! They’re this Big Ass Book of Crafts book I want to get. Oh and photography as well – as that it one of my New Years Resolutions, to take more pictures. 

Now I just have to find the time for all this. Each and every one listed are realistic and attainable so I know I can do it! And it’s over the span of one year! Hell yea! That’s nothing! Thanks for a motivational list Yano!

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