~I’ve discovered Pandora. I know I’m way behind on the times here, but better late than never? I love this program – free music, categorized for me. All I have to do is type in an artist and it generates a station of similar artists. I’m discovering new musicians that I really like. Jan sent me a CD of Jesca Hoops, and when I typed her in I found Missy Higgins, Chris Pureka, and Mieko (who I knew of before, but just didn’t have any of her stuff). I’m a big fan so far!!
~I’m starting to recognize people on the bus. But the odd thing about it is, I recognize them by what they are reading. Isn’t that funny? If I were to look at their face, I probably wouldn’t remember them, but to see the book more than once I know who they are. The woman reading The Audacity of Hope gets off at 46th St., and the man that always has the most recent Economist gets off at my stop. I don’t read on the bus because I get motion sick, so that must mean that no one remembers me. Maybe I’ll carry a book just so people will remember me. 😉
~Speaking of books, I saw a guy today with the Kindle. When they first came out I was really fascinated by the idea. I still think its a great idea and would love to own one some day. The only problem I would have is that I often don’t buy my own books – I inherit them through book exchanges, borrow from the library or if I do buy a book, I buy it at a used book store. The Kindle would force me to pay full price for books, which means I would probably never read!
~I’m flying out on Sunday for Florida. My sister is getting married next weekend! Even though I was just home, I’m excited to go back. The weather here has been incredibly cold, and I’m ready for some warm Florida sun! Kris is also flying down for most of the week, so I am DOUBLY excited to see him as well!
~And speaking of weddings, the rumor has somehow gotten out that I’m getting married. I know how it happened, and I blame Facebook. My sister posted her wedding invitation as an event on Facebook, which I said I was attending. Apparently, for a couple of days my news feed said “Liz Hooks is attending I’m getting married!” I got more than one response to that, asking if I’m getting married. Five to be exact. Five separate people in four days asked me if I was getting married. I got asked so often I was beginning to wonder if I had missed out on something and really was getting married. But don’t worry, I’m not. When I do, I promise, I’ll let you know before Facebook does.
~My cooking adventures are going well. I really love cooking. I made a shrimp dish last week that turned out perfectly! I had never cooked with shrimp before and was really nervous about screwing it up, but I didn’t! I was so excited that I was actually dancing around my apartment. *grin* Last night I made a very yummy stir fry with tons of fresh veggies. My two favorite foods of the moment? Bell peppers and feta cheese. I probably buy 4 peppers a week and at least a tub of cheese a week. I just can’t get enough of them!