Some days don't you just wish you could live in a
How to make a
2003 Summer Read-a-thon
Here are some of the books I read, I can't remember
all of them,
each time I walk away from the computer I spot another book on the shelf
that I read summer 2003!
Prey, Michael Crichton
In Crichton's book Timeline, he first told us about
nanotechnology. This book takes the theory and runs with it, what happens
if microscopic robots are let loose? Read this book to find out!
The Ice Limit, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Once again they did it! Science fiction thriller
about a mysterious meteorite found at the edge of the ice limit.
Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz
A book of reflection, depressing at times, but very
A Painted House, John Grisham
Not the usual fast paced lawyer adventure! A
story set in a simpler time, a boy coming of age... I loved watching the main
character grow up and how he learned from watching those around him.
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Put this on my all time favorite list! The
classic story of Cane and Abel, good and evil and how it is retold in our lives
over and over again.
Cry The Beloved Country, Alan Paton
I loved this book! This story gave me a better
understanding of the politics in Africa and why there is so much poverty today.
Mutation, Robin Cook
Sci-fi thriller about genetics.
From the Corner of His Eye, Dean Koontz
Thriller-If you like Steven King you might want to try
Dean Koontz. This story shows how we are all connected and that what we do
to others will eventually come back to us.
Bringing Down the House, The Story of the Six
M.I.T. Student who Took Vegas for Millions, Ben Mezrich
The sub-title says it all! A quick read.
Toxin, Robin Cook
Another Robin Cook Medical Thriller, this time about
Ecoli! I couldn't bring myself to eat meat for weeks after reading this
Deadly Feasts, Richard Rhodes
Ok, so I didn't read this, Kenneth did, but he read
much of it out loud to me. This is an expose about Mad Cow Disease.
The Demon in the Freezer, Richard Preston
This is the true story of the 2001 Anthrax Scare.
The book is written like a novel and very easy to read. I love the way Preston
writes about each person involved, as if they are just characters in a Crichton
What's in my stack? (updated
The Killer's Within: The Deadly Rise of
by Michael Shnayerson and Mark J. Plotkin
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Small Things Considered: Why There Is No
by Henry Petroski
I love crafts, unfortunately, I have not been blessed
with any crafty talents!
I believe some of us were intended to be the ones to BUY the art!
That would be me! Or is that just part of my shopping addiction?
Anyway, I have been trying to learn simple crafts that I can accomplish quickly
|This is a technique called "Swedish
weaving" which involved no sewing, except to zig-zag the edges. These
are very simple ones and fun for beginners.
2003-2004 Season at the Theater
Oklahoma- Now I know what show all those songs
Starlight Express - The Little Engine that
could on Roller Skates! The costumes were great and some good choreography
too! My only complaint is that the touring company had a cheesy 3D video
for the race scenes since stage space is limited. I bet the show is better in
Vegas on a huge stage.
2002-2003 Season at the Theater
Blast was spectacular! Forget Stomp,
Blast is Brass, Percussion, Dance and more! You must see this show!
Beauty and the Beast - I went totally prepared
to hate it. I loved it!
The costumes were so vibrant and the performace was wonderful.
I especially loved Lumiere! O La La!
Seussical - It really isn't just for kids!
For more info see
Learn about my faith -
The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
My favorite summer time activity is to spend the
night at the ballpark.
First, you get to sit out on a beautiful summer night.
Second, baseball is slow enough that I can keep track
of what is going on and still talk your ear off!
Third, I love to cheer for my team, GO MARINERS!
(Oh and it is easy to tell when to cheer offensively and defensively... that is
why I have a problem with football and basketball. Did you know the teams
goal changes side? Wish I would have known that when I was a cheerleader!
Just For fun play
Settlers of Catan
If you have ever forwarded me email,
you know I will debunk your Urban Legends
Stewart OK, so it is a Love/Hate relationship!
Do you know how to fly?
Weeknight meals were always 30 minutes or less for
but Rachael Ray opened me up to a new world of possibilities
her out on FoodTV.com
Did you know I have a phobia of telephone books?
(well news print in general)
This is my best friend.
Just A Girl
Favorite places to shop online are...
Amazon.com & IQVC
Tupperware! - I just couldn't leave Tupperware out!
I have been buying Tupperware since I was 16.
There is nothing like finding the perfect container for each leftover!
Dooney and Bourke
She who dies with the most purses wins!
What is Attachment Parenting?
Ask Dr. Sears
Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years deep in the
South American jungle with Stone Age Indians. The experience demolished her
Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically
different view of what human nature really is. She offers a new understanding of
how we have lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to
regain it for our children and for ourselves.
Though not written as a child-rearing manual,
The Continuum Concept
has earned a reputation as an excellent resource for parents and parents-to-be
who intuitively feel that the parenting "techniques" of the modern era are
inherently misguided. It has also been helpful to many adults — parents and
non-parents alike — who hope to recover the natural state of happiness lost as a
result of the modern child-rearing practices of their well-meaning parents.
Children's Programming ~ There's nothing
that bothers me more than a home with a TV on in the corner blaring stupid made
up songs. Half the time children are comatose in front of it, the other
half it is just background noise. What's the point? If nothing else,
I just can't stand to listen to some toddler shows! Pop in a fun music CD
and teach your child to entertain themselves. If they don't figure this
out sooner or later you will be trying to "entertain" them for the rest of their
lives! For the dangers of Teletubbies and other round puppets read
Babes in TV Land.
I started listening to talk radio when I was in the 3rd or 4th grade. I
used to stay up late listening to Bruce Williams answer financial, tax and other
legal questions. Eventually my insomnia led me to Art Bell and stories of
aliens, ghosts, conspiracy theories, etc. Coast to Coast with Art Bell ran
for up to 5 hours over the midnight hours. He took unscreened callers live from
his trailer in a small Nevada town. Recently Art retired. The show lives
on with a new host, but will never be the same. There is no replacement for such
an enchanting host. I look forward to guests spots with Art in the
Although the job completely contradicts my obsessions to avoid germs, dirt and
all thing "contaminated" I would love to be a medical investigator. I have
always been caught up in the excitement of solving crimes and read cheesy crime
novels like other women do lusty romance novels. However, I cannot watch
an episode of CSI without complaining about the lighting, techniques, wardrobe
and lack of pony tail holders in the show.
article sums up my feelings for the show.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this show! Mostly because we get to spy into other people's
homes and see the junk they are hanging on to, and secondly because I would love
to do a clean sweep for most of America!