Thursday, May 22, 2008

Housekeeping

Whew. The DIK, it was long. heh. I feel as though I haven't blogged in ages. Oh wait, that's cuz I haven't. So I figure that even though I have a busy schedule of work and night classes today, I ought to at least blog a bit about the other stuff that has happened recently here in sulaland.

I won the pay-it-forward contest on RachaelfromNJ's blog and received a box of books in the mail! It was so exciting!!! Not just to win a contest (which as we know is pretty thrilling in and of itself) but to get a big ol' box on my poarch. mmmm fresh books. I'll post a list of the contents later, but upon my initial perusal, I don't think I have read ANY of them previously. Which is very cool because that means they are new to me. yay! Thank you again to Rachael for running the contest. And keep tuned, because I will be crafting my very own pay-it-forward some time in the near future.

I finished the sexy Vegas anthology. I enjoyed it muchly although some stories definitely worked better than others. The reason I haven't posted my review yet is because I haven't had a moment to sit down and give it the time and thought I want in order to make it a useful review. The goal is to have it up by this weekend.

On the reading front, I have to admit that I'm not really in the middle of anything at the moment. My bf has moved in to live with me over the summer and that has cut down on my free time. no no, not in the way you are thinking of (get yer minds outta the gutter). I see so little of him during the school semesters that I do try to squeeze in more quality time together in the summers. Usually this means sitting on the couch watching TV together. yeah, real quality time there. Oh but we did watch North and South from start to finish last Friday night. I had to explain a lot to him (English not being his native language and the intricacies of industrial British society not exactly a topic he's familiar with) but he caught on pretty quickly. At the end, he had a huge sappy grin on his face during the train scene. And he leaned over to kiss me. awww. *g*

I will be going to DC next week for my professional organization's annual conference. It's pretty big, couple thousand people at the convention center. I always like going because it's a chance for me to get out of the office and network with other people who do what I do. We can compare notes and best practices and get ideas for how to improve. Or just vent and bitch to each other and totally get what we're whining about. heh. Oh and staying in a hotel in downtown DC is fun too. DBF is coming with and will probably have a better time than me because he'll have free time each day to go see the sights when I'm in sessions.

So yeah, life goes on. I do want to say thanks to all of the fun and crazy gang that participated in the DIK. That was insanity. But very entertaining. I now have a much longer list of 'books I out to read if I could ever find the time, dammit!'. lol. And I am very pleased with my hut o' heros.

Now I must get going. Work awaits and I have an economics class tonight. The fun just never ends. See you round teh internets!

16 comments:

MaryKate said...

Hey Sula, I'm in DC! You should holla, we'll have a drink. If nothing else, shoot me a note and I can give you some good restaurant recommendations.

Shannon said...

I can't believe we got to the end of the DIK. My email inbox has been so empty. Have a blast in DC. You will have to share with those of us who are stuck at home just dreaming of the chance to get out of dodge.

azteclady said...

You guys sure know how to throw a huge party, no doubt whatsoever.

Enjoy the bf--yes, that way too :grin:

Christine said...

Aww... have a fantastic summer living with your DBF! Life is too short to not be with the ones you love as much as possible, so enjoy! <3

I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on What Happens in Vegas ....

Katie(babs) said...

You sound all domesticated living with the BF and watching N&S.
:D

Tracy said...

Have fun with your BF this summer and have a great time in DC as well!

sula said...

MK, how cool that you are in DC. Let's try to have coffee or something next week. Email? I am sure i have yours somewhere buried in all of the DIK emails. lol.

shannon, I hope you aren't going through DIK withdrawal. I'm sure that a roomful of kids playing recorders has to be way more fun.

az, you dirty girl! heh. yes, that too. ;)

Christine, I think we may have some similar reactions to some of the stories in the Vegas anthology. Will have to compare notes...

Kb, would you believe that I plan out our weekly menu and do grocery shopping and stuff? domesticated indeed. *sigh* But it saves money.

tracy, I hope to have fun with both...maybe at the same time. hehehe.

mkay, back to work. workity work. oh, i got a notification that my request for the last book in Elizabeth Vaughan's Warlord series is being fulfilled and sent this week. yay PBS! Yay Keir!!!

Sarai said...

Wow what a load you have on your plate. Work, school, travel, reading, reviewing and of course DBF!
Enjoy while you can pretty soon you'll look back and miss those little moments e.x. he refuses to watch N&S b/c it's too girly and then the questions of BBC AMerica why do they have that and must we watch it now SWATS on...
LOL anywho I am dying to know what books you won and your thoughts on Vegas... Still debating on if I want to buy it.

Kristie (J) said...

Nice that you get to see more of him. And awwwww on the end of the North and South viewing *g*

Stacy~ said...

I think it's cool you and the bf can spend time together, watchin' tv, reading, or...whatever ;) I love that he "got" North & South. He's definitely a keeper LOL.

I liked "What Happens In Vegas" but not as much as I thought I would. Not quite as hawt as I was hoping, I guess. Still, I would re-read it again.

Carolyn Jean said...

I can't believe you got your BF to watch N & S. My man would not. Oh, hey, somebody picked Nick Gentry for DIK, and Sula, I am beginning to see why...

lisabea said...

Suuuulllllaaaaa, where are you?

mwa.

azteclady said...

Yeah, where are you? :pout: miss ya

lisabea said...

Hey. I think I'll post something over here...something shocking...like LOL cats bible passages..neato burrito!

Sarah said...

Awww, that is so sweet. Have fun on the trip!

PS thank you for dik, I also found it super entertaining!

azteclady said...

Okay, this is no longer funny :frown:

Who has sula girl and what have you done with her?

:tapping foot: