Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'm alive

So the last week and a half I have been pretty much absent. I had this big team project/presentation that I had to give on Thursday night for my Finance class. Last weekend I spent pretty much every waking moment buried up to my ears in spreadsheets and numbers. Between work this week and putting together the powerpoint for the project, I just haven't had the time to read, let alone update this poor blog.

But now I'm finished! yippee!

In the reading department, I am still working my way through the Kresley Cole book Captain of All Pleasures. It hasn't really been doing the trick for me. Nothing inherently bad about the book, just nothing all that special. It feels somewhat cliched and redux. That said, I did sit down with it for a good hour this morning and now that I'm in the last 3/4s of the book, it seems to be picking up (finally).

I've been looking over the e-books I snagged from Harlequin during their daily freebie giveaway over the holidays. Funny enough, one of the ones that I did read during the time I was working on my finance project was set in New York and the protags were supposed to be big finance execs. haha. It didn't really inspire me to keep studying. I also started one by Hope Tarr called Strokes of Midnight. This one seems promising. The writing is decent anyways and I'm not rolling my eyes after the first few chapters. I feel like categories are so hit or miss. I haven't really read them since my teen years, but I'm trying to dip my toe back into the waters. Sometimes short and sweet is all I have time for.

Watched another episode of Torchwood before bed last night. I don't care if John Barrowman is playing for the other team; I'd do him. He is purty. And although sometimes you want to slap Captain Jack for being such a cocky self-assured bastard, you want to hug him at the same time.

11 comments:

Katie(babs) said...

Welcome back! :)
Purty purty Jack. He looks so sexy wearing his suspenders!!
When he and Captain John got all kissy with each other, I was a puddle of mush.

Tumperkin said...

He is purty. And guess what! He's Scottish! He moved to the States when he was a kid then moved back. When he does his Scottish accent he's - weirdly - even hotter! I just Lurve him.

Carrie Lofty said...

You know Jack would enjoy it if you slapped him :)

And holy moly, they needed a fear rating on that "Dead Man Walking" episode this week. Yikes!

lisabea said...

Sula~Glad your back, partner. I keep teasing Greg about Torchwood.hehehehehe.

Anyway: That Kresley Cole book was blech. Try her Immortals After Dark. Hm...maybe I'll send you one? Yes? Do you have the time????

sula said...

katiebabs, I know!!! that scene was seriously hot. *ahem*

T, I had read that JB was Scottish. How sexy...now if you can just point me in the direction of a clip where I can hear him with that accent.

carrie, you are right. After seeing the kiss/bang stuff, I think that a little tussle turns him on.

lisabea, good to be back! Read a book that you send me? Mais oui! (that is french for 'but of course!') lol. I shall MAKE the time. But must finish this one first. ho hum.

Carrie Lofty said...

Here's John on the Friday Night Project. It's in a couple parts, just like the David Tennat one was. As for his accent, here's a tiny 15 sec clip of him on that same show speaking with his Scottish accent.

Carrie Lofty said...

No Scottish accent here, but you might also like Johnny boy on "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," in three parts. He has a gay-off with the adorable Simon Amstell.

sula said...

omg, carrie, you are seriously THE video hookup. I watched that Friday Night thing (all five parts) and totally laughed my arse off. New goal...be the woman that mother's JB's children. lol.

Found another Scottish accent moment on youtube.

lisabea said...

ok. Why haven't I paid attention to Queer as Folk. someone. anyone. Tell me....

Sore as all get out and have no one to blame but my husband. heh.

Tumperkin said...

Is anyone surprised that I also love Justin Lee Collins?

Interesting fact about JB - he was pipped to the post to the part of Will in Will and Grace by Eric McCormack

Stacy~ said...

God, I have to watch this show now...