Jen's 2009 Reading – a work in progress (updated 01/01/2010)

Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words. Words. Words.
Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus
“I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain
“Whenever books are burned, men also are burned.” – Robert A. Heinlein
Happiness is an unlimited supply of good books.
Upset the politically correct – read banned books.


GoodReads

2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007 – 2008 – 2009


Book list under the cut…


My photoshops! Let me show you them.

I’m taking two classes this term, Digital Imaging I, and Texas State and Local Government. TX Gov is required by the state for any degree, so I’m stuck with it. Texas government is… peculiar. My other class, however, is just plain fun. My major is history, but I’m thinking of also getting a “photographic artist” certificate, whatever that is. The classes for that are some photography fundamentals, digital imaging classes, a class on web design and small business management. Could be useful, and should be fun and interesting.

So! My photoshops, let me show you them! Click on the “thumbnails”1 for a bigger image.

Clicky!


But it's real!

I’m at school in the commons, and I’m reading the paper – an actual newspaper – that someone left behind. It seems the Catholic Diocese of Dallas has suggested to its parishioners that they should stay home from mass if they feel sick – good advice, of course. But then it goes on:

The diocese also posted on its Web site a letter from Bishop Kevin Farrell, who said he has encouraged priests to consider suspending the use of wine during communion, because it’s offered from a common cup. Farrell also said he has asked the priests to be sure that all Eucharistic ministers use “proper hygiene” when distributing the bread or host during communion.

Really? I mean, sure that sounds like good advice, but I thought that the whole point of communion was that transubstantiation magically miraculously changed the wine into the actual blood of Christ. Surely such a miracle could neutralize a few Swine Flu viruses, could it not?


Dorks

So sqlrob got a new laptop, an HP that was on sale at Costco:

sqlrob: What’s its name?
jenbooks: Happy!
sqlrob: Happy?
jenbooks: only thing I could think of with an H and a P….
jenbooks: *is lame*
sqlrob: Lovecraft
jenbooks: doh!
jenbooks: probably not a good idea.
jenbooks: don’t want your code summoning anything Bad.
sqlrob: It’s Vista. Too late.
jenbooks: ROFL
jenbooks: I’m so blogging that.

And so I did. :D


Opinions solicited: Netbooks

Ping ernunnos and gizka (and anyone else with an opinion):

So my PPC Powerbook is about to be maybe orphaned by Apple and I’m thinking that a netbook would really be all I need for school. I like having the computer with me, but dang it really adds a lot of weight to my backpack.

I think I remember you guys talking about getting netbooks at one point – how do you like them, and do you have any recommendations or warnings?


The cake is not a lie…

::: Walks in, brushes dust off the furniture :::

Hi, my name is Jen, and sometimes I post in this ‘blog thingy.

OK, so it’s been a while. Nothing big has been going on, just day to day living; mostly good, some annoyances, a little bad – you know, life. I can’t even say I’ve been too “busy” to post, ’cause I could have easily done so. ;) It’s just plain laziness.

I’m hoping that I overcome said laziness and make an update soon – but don’t hold your breath. You wouldn’t miss much anyway, just my boring days. :D But I like them.

BUT! I’m posting now because it’s my birthday (gratuitous pointing out of entirely too long amazon wishlist) and my husband is made of awesome. For weeks he’s been cackling about this cake that he wanted to have made for me and today I finally got to see (and EAT yay!) the results:

Birthday cake - guess which one?

(Cake by Sweet Tempered)

Yeah, he’s a geek. And I must be a geek too, ’cause I get it, and I think it’s awesomely awesome.

It’s also chocolate, and yummy. Mmmm… cake.

I’m going to go play some Animal Crossing: City Folk now, because I can.

Originally published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.


Yay for cabs!

My Friday night, in bullet points:

Much fun was had. :D

Originally published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.