Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You're So Hypnotizing

Hi Bloggy People!

Here I sit (did I mention I got a new desk chair? It's awesome), all sweaty from a fresh 30 Day Shred workout, drinking my big glass of water and contemplating the day ahead. It's the summer solstice, and it seems like I should do something special to celebrate, no? I mean, it's my namesake and all.

I bought 3 packs of bratwurst on sale yesterday. Mayhap grilling some brats will be proper celebration?


I also bought an additional bookshelf. Since two of my bookshelves got broken in the move, I decided the smart thing to do was to upgrade the smaller one so that not only do I have plenty of room for my current books, but I'll save some room for future growth.

I barely managed to squeeze all my books onto the 2 shelves I currently have, but it's sad and frightening, guys. I stacked the books on their sides, shelved them regularly then stacked books on top of those. Poor books.

Random thought: I'm almost ashamed to admit how many times I've listened to Katy Perry's song "E.T." over the past week. It's an earworm (alien?) of epic proportions.

Worrisome thought: Before we moved, I thought I'd have "all summer" to work on novel revisions. The truth is, I haven't touched it, and June is almost over. Nursing school starts August 11. Yowch.

The Truth: I let my cats knock my brand-new Christmas present digital camera on to the floor...er, a few times... It hasn't worked since February. I couldn't stand to tell my mother-in-law that I broke it in 2 months, so I ordered the exact same model, even though there were others that were cheaper and possibly better, though it's a good one. I should be getting it today or tomorrow, so I'll finally have some new pictures of the house, cats, and random things. Be afraid!


Ex
Tra
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Trial....

21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about the camera! Nice of you to keep its breakage a secret. And there's still July!
Now go BBQ something.

Old Kitty said...

Oh I can't wait for the pics!! Yay!!!!

I have no idea what a 30 day shred workout is but it sounds ever so tortuous so I say enjoy your bbq brats!!!! You deserve it!!

Hugs to your kitties - they do no wrong! LOL! Happy Summer Solstice! Take care
x

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

mmmm...brats.
also, i pretty much listen exclusively to hard rock, and yet, whenever i hear a katy perry song, i can't stop singing it!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I love that song, too! And Summer, are you sure your mom-in-law doesn't read your blog? 'Cause if she's a silent lurker...busted!!

:D Enjoy the brats!

Linda G. said...

Brats? Yum!

Smart move on the camera. Some things need never be known. Um...your MIL doesn't read your blog, does she?

Sommer Leigh said...

Oh gosh, monday I posted about the musician Tyler Ward who does the most gorgeous cover of E.T. I listen to it all the time, on repeat, dozens of times a week. It is even better than Katy Perry's version. Here, there's a youtube on my blog of it: http://sommerleigh.com/archives/3516

Diane J. said...

Awww, poor kitties, they just wanted their picture taken.

Jessica Lemmon said...

Anxiously awaiting more pics! And, ditto on Linda's question about your MIL... *gulp*

Meredith said...

Can't wait for pictures of the house! And I've been listening to "E.T." way too often, too. Hopefully I'll get tired of it soon!

Zinn said...

I love that E.T. song too!!! It's been on one of my monthly top 5 song lists. (I write them every month in my blog ... well I forgot to one month hah ... but every month besides that month! :P)

That really sucks about the camera but I get how you can not want to tell your mother-in-law. It sucks that you have to waste the money but you know that she won't be hurt! :)

Lola Sharp said...

Oh yeah, that song IS an alien ear worm. But I kinda lurve it.

Yummm, brats...but, dude, do NOT look at the fat grams on the label. O_0

I look forward to seeing your bookshelves and other photos of the new crib.

Miss you. Love you.
~me

Toyin O. said...

Make sure you keep the cats away from the new camera.

Tara said...

Needing more bookshelves is a good thing. So happy you're getting all settled in!

Jennee said...

Oh that sticks about the camera. I've gone through a lot of cameras in my days...but this last purchase is carefully watched over.

Guinevere said...

Aw, that sucks about your camera! I have a brand new DSLR camera as an early birthday present... and a kitten coming to foster. I have to keep those two far apart! I totally understand about buying the same model so you don't have to tell though... can't wait to see new pics!

Jamie Burch said...

Congratulations on the new house, Summer! Sorry about all that you went through before and after. Hopefully now you're getting settled in and enjoying your place. Too bad about the camera...:( That's so thoughtful of you to buy the same one. I'd probably do the same!

Take care....:)

Tanya Reimer said...

The fact that you ordered the exact same one says something about your character eh? Not sure what but I'm working you into my next book. hehe.

Jessie Humphries said...

I am starving and those brats look relish! I shouldn't blog stalk while hungry.

alexia said...

I'm late to this party... catching up on some blog hopping. Happy late solstice! I love that ET song, too.

BTW, since you like urban fantasy, I've started a new UF newsletter and am having a celebratory book giveaway over at my blog!

Tanya Reimer said...

Hi Summer, just dropped in to let you know that I have a couple sweet and versatile awards for you at my blog. Congrats. Later.
http://Tanyareimer.blogspot.com

C. N. Nevets said...

I was planning on a healthy lunch and then I was scrolling down your blog and saw that picture and now I want a half-dozen brats for lunch.