Wednesday, July 29, 2009


i just made dinner reservations for our anniversary on the 11th ^_^ were going to the mash house. ive heard really good things about this place, its a steakhouse and they brew their own beer. its supposed to be REALLY good. heres their website: you have got to check out their mouth is just watering lol :)

BBC 100 books list

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?
Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen -
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien -
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - X
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee -
6 The Bible - X
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - X
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell -
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman -
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens -
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy -
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller -
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier -
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk -
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger -
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger-
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot -
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell -
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens -
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy -
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams -
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky -
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck -
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll -
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame -
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy -
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens -
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis -
34 Emma-Jane Austen -
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen -
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis - X
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini -
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres -
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - X
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne -
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell -
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - X
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving -
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins -
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery - X
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy -
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood -
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan -
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel -
52 Dune - Frank Herbert -
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons-
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - X.5.....havent finished it
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth -
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon -
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens -
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley -
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon -
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck -
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov -
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt -
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - X
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas -
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac -
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy -
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding -
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie -
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville - X
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens -
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - X
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - X
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson -
75 Ulysses - James Joyce -
76 The Inferno - Dante -
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome -
78 Germinal - Emile Zola -
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray -
80 Possession - AS Byatt -
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens -
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell -
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker -
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro--
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert -
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry -
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom -
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton -
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad -
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - X
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks -
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams -
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole -
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas -
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare -
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl -X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo-

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

please sign

this is a cause that is close to my heart. please take a moment to sign this petition.

Monday, July 27, 2009

.....youve gotta be kidding me

im about to throw things.....fucking asshole. dont fucking act the victim when you brought this on yourself. and dont pretend to give a damn about anyone but yourself.

and theres the thunder

its a lazy recovering from yesterdays unending drive from OH to NC. im currently watching twilight, and wishing i had a better vampire movie to watch...or that i had more seasons of buffy :p gonna finish reading dracula here in a minute...hoping SJ has found the 4th house of night book lol. the impending storm makes this a perfect seriously. im in a dark brooding mood...maybe i should watch angel lol :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

She Walks In Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,—
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.

~ Lord Byron


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


idk wtf is wrong with me lately. i shouldnt be pmsing yet, but im tired all the time and im super emotional. and ive fallen back into snacking all freaking day. and no, before you even think that cursed word, i am NOT pregnant. im just apparently a bitch. im tired of being here - dont get me wrong, ive made some great friends, but they just cant compare with the people ive known all my life. i miss my friends back home like crazy. luckily, mitch is letting me take the car this weekend and come home, so YAY im gonna be at jackies super spectacular party ^_^ this i am excited for.
ugh i just need to do something to get out of this funk. i REALLY wanna start seriously doing bellydancing, but lessons are expensive. plus we only have one car so im usually stuck in the house all day. a girl can only watch so much tv, read so many books, Stumble online so many times before boredom and lethargy overtakes her. i wish we had money for a second car...would solve a lot of problems. *sigh*

Sunday, July 19, 2009


i am in an inexplicable mopey mood right now. today wasnt especially awful, although it wasnt great either - i did laundry and dishes. but i also watched PotC3:at worlds end, so that was good. its raining right now but that in itself isnt the cause of my funk...i actually stood out in it for a bit after i remembered to rush outside and close the car windows lol. i like the rain, its calming. especially at night. so i dont know whyfor the blahs. its upsetting not to know why im so down.

i want ice cream. specifically a berry flavored ice cream. but due to it being sunday, the commissary is already closed and i dont feel like going all the way to walmart just for some frozen sugar that would inevitably end up on my hips. maybe husband will go get ice cream for me.....nah, nevermind. hes playing his video games lol.

so i think everyone should go read the republic of pirates by colin woodard. its SO good. heres the review from publishers weekly:
Woodard tells a romantic story about Caribbean pirates of the "Golden Age" (1715–1725)—whom he sees not as criminals but as social revolutionaries—and the colonial governors who successfully clamped down on them, in the early 18th-century Bahamas. One group of especially powerful pirates set up a colony in the Bahamas. Known as New Providence, the community attracted not only disaffected sailors but also runaway slaves and yeomen farmers who had trouble getting a toehold in the plantation economy of the American colonies. The British saw piracy as a threat to colonial commerce and government. Woodes Rogers, the governor of the Bahamas and himself a former privateer, determined to bring the pirates to heel. Woodard describes how Rogers, aided by Virginia's acting governor, Alexander Spotswood, finally defeated the notorious Blackbeard. Woodard's portrait of Rogers is a little flat—the man is virtually flawless ("courageous, selfless, and surprisingly patriotic"), and the prose is sometimes breathless ("they would know him by just one word... pirate"). Still, this is a fast-paced narrative that will be especially attractive to lovers of pirate lore and to vacationers who are Bahamas-bound.
so yea, its really good, even for non-fiction. go buy it. like now.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

gothic fusion bellydance

i want to learn this.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


honestly, i was disappointed. there was a total of 2 memories of riddle, and there shouldve been so much more. they completely cut out the marvolo gaunt storyline, which is kind of crucial. no explanation whatsoever of the ring or of dumbledores shriveled hand. there was no funeral at the end. and overall, i was expecting the movie to be much darker. the book is one of my favorites in the series because its when everything really starts to get dark, and there was a total lack of darkness in the movie. oh and was it really necessary to burn down the burrow? really?

although i really loved the felix felicis part...freakin hilarious :)

Monday, July 13, 2009


just bought tickets to see HBP at midnite tomorrow with SJ!!!

SO FLIPPIN EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

window shopping!!

i ♥ forever 21 ^_^

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bubba's Belly Run

as you may or may not know, a member of Army Wife Chat lost her husband in iraq back in february, just 4 days after he returned from R&R. just days later she found out she was pregnant with their second child.
nicki has put together this amazing benefit called Bubba's Belly Run. please check out the site, and if you cant make it to the actual run please condiser buying a flag. thanks everyone ♥

i <3 shopping

cute new shirt yay!! i also got dark jeans and a shirt for the harry potter premier that says "Muggle" ^_^


Tuesday, July 7, 2009


a few of you have said that you are unable to comment on my blog. i played around with the settings and it should work now. lemme know if you still have trouble! :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009