Thursday, August 25, 2011

oodreads Updates...

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A book to be read more than once, every 5 years or so...just plain o' good fun.

Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17)Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Stephanie find herself in yet another crazy adventure and yes someone is trying to kill her again. The Plum books are a good read, but for my input she needs to make a bit more progress in her life in the next one. They are starting to feel like they are the same book over and over.

Alice's Tea Cup: Delectable Recipes for Scones, Cakes, Sandwiches, and More from New York's Most Whimsical Tea SpotAlice's Tea Cup: Delectable Recipes for Scones, Cakes, Sandwiches, and More from New York's Most Whimsical Tea Spot by Haley Fox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love this book! I've made several of the recipes and they have all been great. Very colorful photos and easy to follow directions. Makes me want to visit Alice's Tea Cup in NYC.

Web of Evil (Ali Reynolds, #2)Web of Evil by J.A. Jance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Alison Reynolds series. Well done mystery!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Holy Macaroni...
Holy macaroni on a stick!  "Is there a hidden camera in my office."  Question I asked my co-worker about 10:30am this morning and it hasn't gotten much better.
There has been a parade of people in my office today. Everything from a prostitute having a breakdown in my office, telling me "prostitution kills your soul".  I've never been one, but I can imagine, yes, yes it would.  To the man who wanted a history lesson on higher education and who the Board of Regents is-and would not let the topic drop.  To the blond, who just doesn't know where she was, at least that is how it appeared.  To the mother of an adult daughter who just had brain surgery and has to basically relearn everything, and she needs a new career that will allow her time to take care of said daughter.  To, the point where I may loose my mind by the end of the day. 
Now I'm off to orientation.  Today, I would have preferred back to back orientations!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Updates from the Kitchen...

Rainbow Cupcakes!

These are easy, but add a bit of fun to any cupcake eating experience.

How To:
Mix your cake batter per box directions.
Separate the batter into a few different bowls, three or four.
Add food coloring to the batter, mix well.

Add a bit of each colored batter to the cupcake paper, careful not to stir, but to allow each color to stand on its own.

Bake as directed on the box.

Ice and decorate per your choice.

The fun happens when you bite into the cupcake.

Happy Friday!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Goodreads Update...

You Slay Me (Aisling Grey: Guardian Series, #1)You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Dragon in human form--silly, fun story. Katie MacAlister doing her thing.

Undead and Uneasy : Queen Betsy, Vol. 6 (The Undead, Vol. 6 of The Undead series)Undead and Uneasy : Queen Betsy, Vol. 6 by MaryJanice Davidson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Undead series continues to be funny.

Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 2)Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2nd book in the series, little content, but more info on the characters.

Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12)Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent. Kelley Armstrong brings a wonderful web of interest in her supernatural series. Didn't want the book to end and will have to wait for the next installment.

Edge of Evil (Ali Reynolds, #1)Edge of Evil by J.A. Jance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good mystery with a solid lead female character.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Long Time No Blog...
This has been a difficult week and honestly I didn't feel like doing a blog entry or really talking to anyone. 
Tuesday I facilitated a meeting that going in I expected I would be the most hated person at the end of the day.  Good to know my crystal ball is working...I'm still the most hated person in the office this morning.  Funny how trying to make recommendations of "fair and equitable", terms this office doesn't understand, created such chaos.  What makes me a bit more sad is that a few people in the office get it.  They have been the ones to come to me and apologize.  Actually apologize for the unprofessional behavior of other "teammates". One poor lady was in tears on my behalf.  No reason for them to loose sleep over it, I've lost enough this week for them.  (Thank the Fates for Lite Mocha Fraps, Iced Tea, Chai, and all other caffeinated beverages.) My problem is I care--but I'm working on that. *sigh*
Good news is, I gave away all my responsibilities.  I'm not beating my head against a brick wall if the wall is never going to give- even a little.  So, I will do my basic role in my job, pretend to be busy during down times, and keep my head down and mouth shut.  This will allow me to make an ok wage with little responsibility and I will go on a cruise in October.  Is it October yet?
I will be headed to the Dublin Irish Fest this weekend, which makes me happy.  I'm worth it and need the mental health break.
I hope your weekend is grand!