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( Mar. 10th, 2010 04:33 pm)
I feel so dumb. I was trying to find that recipe I did ages ago for the apple crumbly stuff and was getting so frustrated.

And then I remembered I'd posted it here for someone.

Commence forehead slapping.
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( Jan. 24th, 2010 10:35 pm)
Hey everyone! I've been pretty MiA lately, haven't I? Nothing much really to report other than I found a shitty part-time job that has the worst commute ever which might be replaced by a less shitty full-time job that pays a lot more in the near future if I hear from the person I spoke with and the same commute but more money > 400 buses and a ferry. Time will tell. But it goes to show that sometimes public transit brings hope instead of drunken bus-crazies.

I seriously hope I get the better job, though, because money is incredibly tight. Like, tight to the point of chosing which bills not to pay in order to be able to buy groceries. Long story, with lots of bawwwww involved. Sigh.

Anyway, New Year's resolution this year (I don't usually do them but this year I made an exception) is to read 50 books. I've already done three, which is okay, and I'll do a writeup on them in my next entry, but now I'm looking for recs. Mystery, thriller, fantasy, I like 'em all. To give you an idea what I'm looking for, I really like David Baldacci's work and have read just about everything of his. FBI and CIA thrillers, espionage, international politics, stuff like that. Steve Berry is also one of my favorite authors. I've read everything of his, but thrillers with historical secrets and intrigues, stuff like that. I'm in the middle of reading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, so epic fantasies like that are to my taste. I'm a fan of Good Omens, so sarcastic humor and interesting takes on religious themes like that would be welcome. I've read and enjoyed Kim Wilkins' Giants of the Frost (as well as The Autumn Castle but didn't enjoy it as much) and would really like to see more modern takes on mythology like that. Also, terrible romance novels are a guilty pleasure. I enjoy mocking them.

Or really anything you care to recommend. I just got myself a library card (I KNOW IT TOOK ME FOREVER I'VE BEEN LIVING HERE FOR TWO YEARS) in December, so I have access to most everything and will give nearly anything a try!

And lastly, while I'm here talking about books, I would like to recommend I, Che Guevara for anyone that likes politics. I mean I don't even really like politics much, and this book made my list of books I like. Cuban politics with American interference and a sort of "what if Che Guevara never died?" sort of thing. Highly enjoyable and thought-provoking, at least for me.
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