Sunday, January 27, 2008


I just got back from Puerto Rico. It is a lot colder in Seattle. Pictures later.

I give up on recording all of the books I read. I read nine books in Aguada and there is no way I'm gonna be able to note them all. From now on, I'll just mention the ones I love.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Last Year's Gingerbread Houses

I still haven't taken pictures of this year's gingerbread houses, so I'll start with last year's. We take our gingerbread houses very seriously. This is one of the many reasons why I love my family.

Darin made a space shuttle getting sucked into a black hole.

Io made a giant gingerbread robot attacking some villagers.

I made a tribute to the giant squid found off the coast of Japan.

We use the gingerbread cookie cutout recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and the candy is collected from various grocery stores.

Book #2 The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie.
I loved Agatha Christie books when I was a kid, and I started rereading them right before summer. This is a good one, but not one of the greats. (It stars Hercule Poirot. I like him a great deal more than Christie did. He makes me happy.)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

I am starting a new blog and will hopefully have the time to update frequently. Getting an MBA and starting my own business is not so helpful for good blogging habits, but we'll see how it goes. I am also trying to keep better records of the books I've been reading, so maybe this will spur me to update more.

1st book of the new year:

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.

It's a pretty well written time travel novel by an award winning author. Here is the Amazon link for the lowdown.

I'd say it was well worth reading, but not so great that I need to review it myself.