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Feb. 20th, 2009 03:48 pm
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It rained last week and that was wonderful. Out here in Southern California, the winter (if we're lucky) means rain and the rain causes everything to turn green and the native type plants flower. It's rejuvenation, rebirth and so, so refreshing!

Work was eh.

In culling stories to read from my flist, I saw a rec for Scarification by
[livejournal.com profile] green_grrl and that is such a fantastic story. Well worth a reread:
http://green-grrl.livejournal.com/68962.html

The economy is still in a death spiral. I *think* the hospital is okay, but the ratio of patients has definitely changed. Gone are a lot of the elective surgeries and up are admissions of people without health insurance. What exactly will happen when all the hospitals fold? Oh, who cares? They're all evil money grubbers, right?

Anyway, I had been neglectful of my own health care for the past 4 years so I thought I'd get everything checked while I'm still employed with health care. So, yesterday was the mammogram. The hospital has a new Woman's Center where they do those now. It's in an adjacent building that has gone through many uses. The Woman's Center is up on the third floor from with fantastic views of the mountains (which are all snow covered right now.) The waiting room was very classy with black lacquer furniture, grey upholstery and blood red highlights. In the back room where you change, there was a big walnut cupboard to store the gowns and the room is what I called, bordello chic. The beige wallpaper was designed to look like thick cloth that had been quilted with large buttons. More black lacquer, black checked curtains with big tassels, more blood red accents. Very sumptuous. I'm just glad the interior designer decided against pastels, bows and hearts. Definitely not girly, and a lot of fun.

Then we went out to dinner at a popular Chinese buffet. We were there at 6pm and there was only two other parties there. Very scary. Three other pairs of people had come by before we left but still!

TV....
For NCIS, I know the folks that like Tony will be happy but I thought it a strange ep. Okay for a change but please don't make a habit of it. Afterwards, Mom and I tried without much success to figure out who did what and finally gave up. And what's with that scene with Palmer? Tony doesn't like geeks. It works okay as a strange dream ep but not really as a regular ep. Imho, of course. *g*

Criminal Minds. Rossi's arrogance comes back to smack him in the ass, eh? I do admit that I now like Rossi where I didn't for most of last season. The main thing is that the actor isn't trying to take over the show like LaPaglia did with Without a Trace. Rossi has made specific connections with the rest of the cast and his character has made a space for himself within the balance of the team. And the episode was really good, as always. That moment when they go to tell Zoey's mom the bad news was so real, I had tears. That cry of devastating loss was so real.

I'm still catching up but the tv watching has been impaired by me needing to finish Sovereign by CJ Sansom. A mystery that takes place in 1541 (?) when Henry VIII goes to York. I love how rich the details are. And I'm quite familiar with York so I can easily see the settings.

So much to do, so little time.

New book

Jul. 9th, 2008 06:31 pm
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Just a head's up that Naomi Novik's 5th Temeraire novel is out. Hard back. Victory of Eagles.

Now, if I could just find the 4th book which I bought but haven't read yet. :::sigh:::

Book rec?

Nov. 21st, 2007 08:22 pm
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I am currently reading a pair of borrowed books by Rob Thurman, Nightlife and Moonshine. I quite like them. They are vaguely Supernatural-ish; a pair of brothers live under the radar in NYC and deal with critters like vampires, werewolves, pucks and nasty elf-like creatures on a daily basis. It's got humor, great descriptions and two brothers that are devoted to each other. Good stories. I guess the third in the series is out in March.

While looking at Amazon, I see many people that read the Thurman books "also like" Magic Bites (Kate Daniels Series, Book 1) (Paperback)
by Ilona Andrews (Author)

So, can anyone vouch for these?

Thanks!

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