Living Pinkly?

I’m in the middle of reading this novel I picked up from the $4.98 table (as one does, sometimes) because I liked the title, Pink. The main character does NOT have pink hair like I do, but she does have a very pink attitude. Oh, not in the simpering sweet sense, but in the sense of having a punch of color in both her wardrobe and her attitude.

In another era, I guess she’d be described as spunky. Is pink the new spunk? Perhaps.

Even so, she’s an interesting character, and her contribution of a friend’s wedding is not to pick out the bridesmaid gifts but to design the gown. I love fashion. I love design. I wish I could draw…this book makes me want to learn very badly.

I’ll be formally reviewing it over at Bibliotica early next week, but in the meantime, I just wanted to share that I’m enjoying this novel about a young woman living pinkly.


A couple of months ago in the grocery store, I noticed a display of teak patio furniture including a storage bench with a padded seat. I have no need for teak furniture outside (though I love it) but I wanted the bench very badly, to put in my foyer, against the stairs.

Sadly, we vacillated and the next time we went to the store, they were out of benches.

Then, the night my parents arrived, we went back to do a “light” shopping (that cost $200 – I blame the Milano cookies for that) and they had the bench again. I made Fuzzy grab it, buy it, and take it to the car, while I went around filling my cart. He did, because he likes to make me happy.

The bench, in it’s flat-ship box, sat in the garage until Monday, when, finally Fuzzy put it together. It’s a bit deeper than I thought (the seat, not the storage bit) but I love the way it looks, and yes, at some point, I’ll take a picture.

The problem is…now I kind of want the teak patio furniture, too.

Friday Fill-in

1. For me stagnation is the opposite of creativity.
2. Little Earthquakes was the last excellent book I read.
3. I like fill-ins because surveys and memes spark new ideas sometimes.
4. In nature I like looking at the ocean, and pelagic sharks.
5. Anyone but McCain should win the US elections.
6. The last time I laughed with all my belly was I’m not really prone to fits of laughter, most things amuse me in small ways.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to the work-week ending, tomorrow my plans include refilling Zorro’s meds and visiting the comic book store, and Sunday, I want to see the “Sex and the City” movie!

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Wifi-ing Adored, So Clear, So Portable

A few weeks ago I found out that I was going to be receiving one of these very cool cellular routers from Powerful Signal to test, use, and play with. It’s a device that uses a cellular card (which I have) and turns that signal into a wifi hotspot within your house. During the spring and summer, we’re prone to major storms, and while we don’t lose power for long stretches of time, usually, we do have blips long enough to make the Uverse router et a little nutsy, so I’m really excited about this.

(I’m also excited about it, because it means we don’t have to stress over finding hotels with wifi when we travel. Since my cell card has unlimited hours/traffic we can stay or visit pretty much anywhere, and bring our wifi with us.)

As part of the review of this router, I’ll eventually be making a video about it, which I’ll be sharing here. I’m still learning the whole video thing, but I’m sure it will be fun to play with.

I have to confess, the concept of playing with this mobile router has my husband pretty excited as well, mainly because he remembers me complaining about having almost no signal when we visited his parents at their farm.