Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures

A couple of weeks ago one of my book clubs discussed the Beautiful Creatures book and then we went to see the movie together. Most of us enjoyed the book, some LOVED it, but the movie had some mixed feelings. Those that loved the book the most ended up hating the movie. Others of us thought it was so-so. I think I was the only member who both really liked the book and really liked the movie. So here’s my minority opinion lol. The Daily Beast did an article called ‘Beautiful Creatures’: 14 Notable Differences From the Book to the […]

Posted February 28, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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Top 10 books of 2012

Top 10 books of 2012

I made a similar post for 2011 so here we go for 2012. I also participated in the Goodreads reading challenge and set my goal as 150 books (since I read over 100 last year I figured I’ll give this higher number a try). Unfortunately I was two books short of my goal and now Goodreads only shows my 2011 completed stats and my current 2013 challenge. Pooh. Oh well, here’s the link to my 2012 challenge details. I found it interesting how few books I truly enjoyed this year. Maybe it is because I read so many that I […]

Posted January 3, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, / 4 Comments
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Does your 75-year old grandmother go sky diving?

Does your 75-year old grandmother go sky diving?

Last weekend we went to hubby’s family reunion in Florida (near Jacksonville) that we’ve been going to for the last few years. It is held around the Fourth of July and since this year the 4th was in the middle of the week we had the reunion on July 7th. They had the reunion catered so it was an easy relaxing day of hanging out with family. I finally got to meet my new nephew and he is a cutie. He’s very generous with the smiles, not at all like his sister was at his age. I had to work […]

Posted July 15, 2012 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Travel, / 3 Comments
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Scenes from the simple happy life of a cat

Scenes from the simple happy life of a cat

Ah the happy simple life of a cat. I was sitting at my computer when I noticed this adorable photo opportunity. My kitty likes to hang out with me when I’m in my office because the dogs are not allowed in there. She managed to find a large window-shaped sunbeam and curl up adorably in it. So I had to snap this photo on my cellphone. It is hard to get a good photo of her since she’s all black but I think this came out pretty cute 🙂

Posted June 29, 2012 by Julie in Pets, / 1 Comment
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So we adopted a puppy

So we adopted a puppy

I have a funky story to tell about our recent trip. So every year we go over to Florida for the annual family Christmas on hubby’s side. There’s the giant party with everyone where we do secret Santa and then we go visit people we rarely see and have a smaller Christmas with us, hubby’s parents, and his sister and her new family. Well, this year while we were visiting one of our cousins, we ended up adopting a dog. We’ve been wanting to get another dog for a little while but have been putting it off cause getting a […]

Posted December 30, 2011 by Julie in Pets, / 5 Comments
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Top 10 books I read in 2011 plus reading challenge

Top 10 books I read in 2011 plus reading challenge

So in 2010 I managed to read 36 books. For 2011 I decided to try the Goodreads reading challenge and challenged myself to read 50. Then when I quickly reached that goal, I increased it to 100. Thanks to audio books, and short stories, I have reached and exceeded that goal. 2011 Reading Challenge Julie has completed her goal of reading 100 books in 2011! hide 112 of 100 (112%) view books So that widget thinger links to all the books I read in 2011, and all my ratings and reviews (if a review was posted). Many people have been […]

Posted December 29, 2011 by Julie in Entertainment, / 1 Comment
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My 5 year service award

My 5 year service award

So I have been working for my company for 5 years now. I started right out of college in 2006 in the Bay Area California office, and then after 1 year transferred to the Houston, Texas office. I have been in Houston for 4 years now. Yes, how time flies! So last month I passed my 5 year anniversary with the company and I got my service award at a meeting. I’ve been onsite for the past 3 months so I finally made it into the office for a lunch meeting just so I could get my award, and show […]

Posted August 3, 2011 by Julie in Work, / 3 Comments
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Books I read in 2010

Books I read in 2010

Happy New Year! One thing I noticed in the past year, is how much my love of reading has grown (and I have also noticed an addiction to hoarding books). Below is a list of all the books I read last year (more recent are listed first), thanks to Goodreads (since it’s let me keep track of what all I’ve been reading). Tempted (House of Night, #6) Cast, P.C. Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) Mead, Richelle Burned (House of Night, #7) Cast, P.C. Let the Right One In Lindqvist, John Ajvide Hunted (House of Night, #5) Cast, P.C. Mockingjay (Hunger Games, […]

Posted January 2, 2011 by Julie in Entertainment, / 3 Comments
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Dusty Rose Files: On Wine

Dusty Rose Files: On Wine

Hello, my name is Dusty Rose, and I am a kitty wine-o-holic. Apparently. See, Momma has this bottle holder thinger that she keeps in the kitchen where she keeps these bottles of wine. And I’ve always wondered what was in there and why these bottles were sitting in that holder thinger. Well this past weekend Momma and the guy that lives with her slept in too long and I was just bored. And I was hyper. So hyper. The kind of crazy hyper only kitties can understand. Althouh the dog thing claims to be kitty hyper too, but I think […]

Posted May 12, 2009 by Julie in General, Pets, / 11 Comments
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A Blog From the Dog

A Blog From the Dog

Woof. Hello there. Dixie here. You know, everyone’s favorite Springer. I’m sure you’ve heard of me. Momma’s lazy so I got to sneak on her lappy and do a post for her. I wonder if she’ll find out, and if she does, will she get mad? She probably doesn’t think I’m smart enough to use her lappy. She always calls me a dummy head. But I’m a smart dog! Anyway, this has been an interesting day. My humans slept a lot this morning, and it was quite annoying cause most days they get up early and let me out to […]

Posted April 25, 2009 by Julie in General, Pets, / 5 Comments
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