Thursday, August 18, 2011

Getting Bookish

Okay, time to take a brief break from the Bead Soup madness. My ingredients arrived in the mail yesterday, but the next few days are crazy so I won't have time to photograph and post about them until probably Sunday or later.

What am I doing, you ask? Well, I assume you asked otherwise this is going to be a really lame post. Tonight, I'm going to see Steve Martin in concert.

Tomorrow, I have the day off from work, but instead of it being the leisurely day of doing nothing that I originally had planned, I'm finding myself engaged to go rocket shopping in the morning (Ryan has a Cub Scout rocket launch event this weekend that was supposed to be handled by...let's just say...NOT ME, but plans changed so I have to get knowledgeable about rockets RIGHT NOW). Have to finish that by 1:30 PM so I can go spend the rest of the day at the hair salon.

Because my hair is a disaster of epic proportions. If there was a Japanese tsunami of'd be on my head right now. It's down below my shoulder blades in back, the gray is ever-creeping and the lower sections are all damaged and frizzy from over-blow-drying and excess curling iron use.

Sounds pretty, right?

Anyway, I am in the mood for a major change. I'm talking hacking everything off, or maybe going red, or hell, maybe I need white-blonde with pink dipped ends. I don't know, but I have definitely reached the "I CAN'T STAND IT ANY MORE" stage of hair.

Then Saturday is the rocket event - have to meet up with the carpool at 7:45 (ugh!) and drive over an hour to get to the launch site.

So yeah, I have a jam-packed 72 hours coming up.

But what I really wanted to talk about (now that all that is out of the way) is a recent change I made to the blog. Besides just futzing about in general with the right sidebar (you may have noticed some things moved around and some new sections have been added), I've been thinking for a while about bringing back an original feature that I had: Book Reviews.

Yep, way back in the distant mists of, oh, let's say 2005, after I'd been blogging for about a year, I started doing weekly book reviews. Kept up with them for quite a while and then I kinda got burned out and started doing the Friday bead porn posts instead. Well, I decided it's time to bring back the books so I added a photo link on the right sidebar to show what I'm currently reading and I'll have a review on Friday.

Now, I'll warn book reviews are not what you'd call your "standard" review. I figure you can get all that elsewhere. And besides, you know if you read the blog that I...sort of have an oddball sense of humor and that tends to leak into everything I write. Including my reviews. Especially when I didn't like the book. So just be warned. Oh, and also? I pretty much only read sci fi and fantasy so if you don't like those

The first review might not be tomorrow as I don't think I'm going to have time to finish "Downpour" by then given all that I have going on, but you never know...I might be able to get to it while I'm under the dryer at the salon tomorrow.

If I don't post before Monday...have a great weekend!



TesoriTrovati said...

I am so ready for a big change with my hair too! Not sure that I would cut it all off, but maybe a new color? Good luck with the race to the rocket. See you on the flip side!
Enjoy the day!

SummersStudio said...

I love books even more than beads!

Mary Newton Designs said...

Everybody has pink tips-how about turquoise?

CraftyHope said...

First off, I've really been wanting to do something with my hair also. Short and red is the way I want to go, but I can't decide if I'm that brave.

Secondly, I'm SUPER excited about the book reviews. I read all sorts of books, but fantasy is by far my favorite. I may have to go back and check out some of your older ones, when and if I can find the time...

I hooe you get to enjoy what you can of the next few days. I'm looking forward to seeing your soup!

lunedreams said...

ooooh!! cool! i've been wanting to read more scifi and fantasy but don't know where to start.

i've been having the same urges about my hair but unfortunately if i went shorter it would mean more work and that is not acceptable. or i assume it would anyway.