Thursday, August 31, 2006

Miscellaneous crap

The worst is almost over at work. We ship our product on Sept. 1st soon so life should get back to normal for me. I don't have to work this weekend! Woohoo! I better get a raise out of all this crap going on, but *gasp* that means I have to go through a performance review first. Shit, I HATE those.

Went shopping at Target and Borders and bought some more books last Saturday (paid full price and everything :).

Bob loves anything NASCAR so we went to the movies on Saturday and saw Talladega Nights and it sucked big hairy monkey balls. A couple months ago I was awarded free movie tickets for doing something good (?? yeah, I was surprised too) at work so I'm very glad I did not waste my own money on this asinine movie. Well, to be honest, the last half was actually kinda funny and we ended up having a few laughs and the bloopers at the end were funny.

SCORE! I stopped at the library to pick up a book and stopped into their little bookshop that sells used books and found a copy of A Woman Scorned by Liz Carlyle (original print version, not the reprint). I have been looking for this one for a long time and I only paid 50 cents (okay, the cheapskate in me is showing). Don't ya just love it when you finally find a book that you have been searching and searching for and ... there it is for a measly 50 cents. Perked me right up. I actually looked over my shoulder cuz it almost felt like I was stealing :)

I was going to update my sidebar with some new reader blog links but I'm feeling lazy right now. Later.

Anyone update to the new Blogger Beta? I was going to but you need a Google account and I was feeling paranoid. Looks like it has some nifty new features (e.g. Labels). When I'm feeling braver I'll give it a try.

10 comments:

web said...

Is there a difference between the original and the reprint?

Kristie (J) said...

Oooohhh - good score on the Carlyle. Doncha just feel like doing a little happy dance right there in the store when you find one you've been trying to get for some time? I just love that feeling.
And as for Blogger Beta - looks interesting but I'm not touching it with a ten-foot pole. I'll just enjoy the others who are using it.

Web - I think it's just a different cover.

ReneeW said...

Web: Kristie is right. The reprint has a different cover showing a woman crossing a bridge in the middle of a garden with trees, and flowers. Wimpy. I like this one better.

Kristie: Yes I almost did a happy dance right there in the store. I notice that if you switch to the new Blogger Beta you can't switch back. I'll read all the help docs and see if its worth taking a chance.

sybil said...

At some point there will be no choice adn you will have to switch...

Rosario said...

Excellent score!! This is one of my favourites by Carlyle, and that's saying something, since I've loved most of her books.

And blogger beta?? I hadn't heard of it yet! I post with a little program called w.bloggar, so I almost never go to the blogger page. Will have to check it out.

Devonna said...

I need to add this to my tbr pile also, I guess. At this point, I have a stash that will last me well into my 90's.

I shop at our library too, Renee. Paperback are $.25 cents and hard backs are $1.00 ~ then the books they can't sell are free. The entrance is full of books that are free for the taking, and then twice a year they have a book give-away ~ take as many books as you can haul. I've gotten some good ones that way, but it's crazy.

Nikki said...

I hated that movie, too! It was just gross and not funny. I took my son to see it. He is in 6th grade. Boy, that was a mistake!

ReneeW said...

Sybil: Yes, I remember reading that. What strikes fear into the hearts of those who test software (like me) is the word "beta". That means it could be full of 'bugs' and is not ready for release to the general public. Just a few 'lucky' chosen ones.

Rosario: Only some bloggers were given the opportunity to try the beta version. If you see the blogger beta link in your dashboard than you have been chosen:)

Devonna: Free! Wow, what fun! I don't think my library bookshop does that but maybe I'll ask next time I'm there.

Nikki: No, not a good movie for kids. I thought the remarks with sexual innuendos by the two children in the movie were in very bad taste.

CindyS said...

Phew!! I tried to sign up for the beta thing and nothing happened. Really weird but I guess I wasn't invited to play. Good enough for me as change makes me cranky.

CindyS

ReneeW said...

Cindy: Eventually, they are going to force everyone to do it.

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