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  1. What's Up in August? - 2015

    Last night ended up being anything but relaxing. BF was hit with a really bad migraine and spend the rest of the evening in bed, wanting his head rubbed. He's still feeling poorly today. I found out one of my coworkers is leaving the agency, so I emailed my boss and put myself forward for her position, which would be a promotion for me. I was nervous to be so up front about it, but it's better that they know that I'm interested. I have a weekly meeting with my boss every Tuesday, so I'm sure we'll talk about it tomorrow. Yikes!
  2. What's Up in August? - 2015

    Virginia, take care of yourself! Not much happening here. We've been hearing fighter jets in the skies the past few days...it's the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practicing for their annual Seattle SeaFair show over Lake Washington. I'll admit, it's a nerve-wracking sound! Now I'm just heating up some frozen pizza and getting ready for some Sunday night lounging.
  3. Your Book Activity - July 2015

    I seem to have misplaced my reading mojo. If anyone finds it please let me know...
  4. What are you eating just now?

    I just had a bagel wit cream cheese...but I really want pizza.
  5. What's the weather like?

    Hot. Just...hot. 92F today, 95F tomorrow (35C). This summer has been brutal!
  6. Hello

    Welcome to the forum! My older brother is a hug fan of John Connolly, and he gave me Every Dead Thing for Christmas 2 years ago, but I haven't read it yet, which endlessly irritates him as he wants to talk about it with me. Maybe this is a sign that it's time to pick it up!
  7. Views of America

    Wow! I would agree that those are some amazing views! Obviously, "best" is relative.
  8. What's your current news about?

    I hadn't heard! That's so sad!
  9. What's the weather like?

    It rained today! Only for a little while, but it was wonderful! Starting tomorrow, though, we're back to 80s ad 90s.
  10. What Are You Watching Now? - 2015

    BF is making me watch a comedy special with Will Ferrell as George W. Bush. It's OK.
  11. What are you eating just now?

    I finally get to eat! I missed lunch, so I had an early dinner of Fresca, a big, toased French dip sandwich, Doritos, and now I'm enjoying a fudgecicle.
  12. Your Book Activity - July 2015

    I'm taking a break from The Hound of the Baskervilles and reading Nana by Emile Zola. I'm really enjoying it so far!
  13. What's Up in July? - 2015

    I've had a weird couple of days. I ran out of one of my medications on Tuesday, and me being the procrastinator that I am, I just figured I'd be OK and get a new prescription the next day. Nope. I woke up on Wednesday with severe wthdrawal symptoms (dizziness, "brain zaps," feelings of unreality, depersonalization, etc.), so I emailed work that I wouldn't be coming in and contacted my doctor's office. It took all day, but I got my medication, and today I am finally feeling normal again. The this morning, as I was driving the 3 blocks to work, the road where my office is located was closed, so I had to take a huge detour (all the more maddening since this is usually just a 3-minute trip). It turns out the building across the street from us had caught fire, destroying 5 businesses including two restaurants that are favorites with our staff here. I feel terrible for the business owners. Now I'm working like mad prepping some clinical charts for an audit. I've missed lunch, so I'm waiting impatiently until I can go home and eat!!
  14. Hi, SarahSarah! I love your user name, as it's my mom's nickname for me (my middle name is Echo, so Sarah-Sarah is an echo of my first name.....) I love classics, too, and when I get on a "classics kick," I generally move quickly from one to another. Sometimes, it'll be the same author, or a re-read of a favorite, but a lot of time, I'll start reading random books until one sticks. I know, not very helpful!
  15. Hello

    Hello and welcome!!
  16. Your Top 10 books!

    Here are my Top 10 Books: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Persuasion by Jane Austen Shirley by Charlotte Bronte The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
  17. The book that gives me the warmiest fuzzies after reading it is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim. It's not YA or children's, but it's a beautiful novel and SO comforting.
  18. What's the weather like?

    Sunny and in the 80s. We'll be hitting 90 again this weekend.
  19. What Are You Watching Now? - 2015

    I'm currently watching an episode of The Forsyte Saga, which I remember watching years ago. But BF and I are also (FINALLY) in the middle of Season 3 of Game of Thrones.
  20. What's Up in July? - 2015

    I'm home from work early due to a migraine, and now I'm trying to watch an episode of The Forsyte Saga. No reading for me until I can bear to focus on the small type. :/
  21. Your Book Activity - July 2015

    I think I've decided to start on The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. The edition I have also includes The Valley of Fear.
  22. How is everyone?

    Welcome to the forum, Alice!!
  23. What's Up in July? - 2015

    We just returned from my parents' house, where my whole family got together to celebrate my mom's 69th birthday. Unfortunately, she wasn't feeling well, as she's severely anemic and therefore tired, but we had a good dinner and had fun hanging out. I'm hoping for a peaceful day tomorrow where BF and I can just get some chores done and get even more reading done.
  24. Your Book Activity - July 2015

    I finished North and South last night, and I really liked it, but thought it ended too abruptly. But now, for the life of me, I can't settle on any one book to read. I must have started 4 different books last night. I thought I'd settled on Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope, but the thought of going back to it today isn't very exciting. I have my Kindle with me, though, so I'll be taking another look...I have about 200 books on it that I've never read!