Just venting

The Captain did a post recently about the dips lensmasters can hit. (The Dip is the latest book from marketing guru Seth Godin.) He provides some great insights into where and why these happen. I’m finding myself in a bit of a dip right now, although I’m in a different…

Uggh! What bad living gets you

Saw a number on the scale this morning that I never expected to see again. But that’s what happens when you eat a ton of stuff for several days that you shouldn’t. So now all my clothes are moving beyond tight and this is not good. Public proclamation of my…

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Facts:Date finished: 5-24-08Author: Megan McDonaldCategory: For KidsPublished: 2005Pages: 102 Basic Plot:Meet Judy Moody’s brother, Stink, and follow him on his adventures for a few weeks in Class 2D. Is he really shrinking? Are newts poisonous to toads? Why isn’t James Madison on money? My assessment:I know, I know. Not exactly…

Hair is cut to donate!!

Well, today was the day of my haircut for donation. Here are before and after shots of the back of my hair. That’s a lot of hair gone!! My head is lighter, I’m excited about the new style and getting to actually style my hair again, and ready to enjoy…

Imperium

Facts:Date finished: 5-23-08Author: Robert HarrisCategory: Historical fictionPublished: 2007Pages: 608 (large-print edition)Rating: 3.5/5 Basic Plot:As a new man with little money, Cicero’s ambition of achieving the ultimate political success seems a faint hope. But bold moves in the courts and strategic alliances allow the most clever orator Rome has seen in…