Saturday, April 23, 2011

Read The Dark Tower

I finally completed the Dark Tower epic. Once again I thoroughly enjoyed it. This last book was sped along by me listening to it on the drive down to Georgia (a great way to pass miles). There is so much from this series I would like to apply to my life. The old value of honor, hard work, friendship, and the journey is what is important, not the end.
I cannot recommend this series more than I have, but it is amazing once you let it grow on you. At the end of this last book it relates how he started in 1970 and finished in 2009. Amazing!

Monday, April 18, 2011

make a craft

I decided that I need a bigger camera bag and I just happened to have a messenger bag that I loved and Connie has been doing her own version of silk screening. So the first step was to decorate the bag and here it is.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Read Song of Susannah

Book 6 of the Dark Tower epic down!  Song of Susannah is a bit shorter than some of the others, but so many important events happen and get set up for the climatic finish.  I hate doing reviews because I don't want to spoil secrets but I want to get others to read the books so I never know how much to tell.  I guess I'd be safe in saying that Susannah's trial with her personalities take up much of the book and get sorted out as well as some business with the rose and the vacant lot.  There is a lot of time traveling, alternate worlds and meddling in fate, so if you have a hard time wrapping your head around stuff like that (think Matrix) you may not like this series.


But wow oh wow, this is my favorite series of books ever!


On to the last one where the Tower is won or lost!! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Read The Wolves of the Calla

Continuing on my journey for the Dark Tower I read the fifth book in the series, The Wolves of the Calla.  This is one of my favorites, more of an isolated adventure that takes place in a sleepy little border town where strange raiders abduct children every generation.  Roland's group of adventurers are called in to aid the town but there is much here for the band of Eld to see, hear, and discover.  They will have changed much by the time the wolves have left!


I love this series and will speed through the next one, The Song of Susannah, I'm sure.  This is one of the few series I can read over and over again.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Read Wizard and Glass

Continuing the Dark Tower series; I just finished Wizard and Glass, the fourth book of the line.  I again enjoyed it greatly.  This book takes the reader back to Roland's past and one of his first adventures as a gunslinger and shows how the Dark Tower first enters his life.  I am impressed that Stephen King can weave such a detailed back story into the stream of a story and make it feel uninterrupted.  It feels natural to happen here, right in the middle of the series.  There is some bookending done in the current timeline and a neat adventure in what seems like Oz, but the majority of the time is spent when Roland is only in his teens.


Next is book five in the series, "Wolves of the Calla"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Buy a DSLR

This item has replaced "Buy a Motorcycle" as I don't see me buying a motorcycle. It just doesn't make sense in a city where we are buried in snow for 6 months out of the year, but I do LOVE to take pictures. And with a DSLR I can take some great pictures (hopefully) and that will help me with my weekly blog feature. Also I might be able to sell some on etsy for my other 30/30 item.

So with out tax refund I was able to get the Nikon d3100 for my birthday. I LOVE it!!! I'm still learning but already the pictures I am to get are really awesome.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

debt free, way to be (sort of)

Well we've finally dos it. Got rid of all of our consumer credit debt. No more Best Buy bills. No more paying for furniture. All done working for discover card. It is a nice relief to not have to remember to pay different companies every month. We still have student loan debt and a car loan, but those are to be taken care of as we can. They aren't killing our credit score or just throwing money away. I'm happy to have learned from the mistakes of my youth and finally set one right.