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Friday Fun! (July: Omg I Brought My Bf Home to Meet My Family and We Moved In Together and Oh and Also I Am Now Officially in My Late 20s)

August 1, 2013 5 comments
How we decided to mark his/hers on our walk-in closet. Yes, that is Iron Man and Iron Patriot masks. They glow in the dark! Can you guess who is who?

How we decided to mark his/hers on our walk-in closet. Yes, that is Iron Man and Iron Patriot masks. They glow in the dark! Can you guess who is who?

Hello my lovely readers!

Someday, some archivist will look back at this blog and go “Why is it called Friday Fun when it’s never on a Friday?!”  I will leave that mystery up to you, future archivist, to discover on your own.

So!  On July 2nd I turned 27 and suddenly I had to start ticking off late 20s on everything. I joke about being upset about it, but I’m really not. My late 20s are turning out much much better than the rest of them *knock on wood*, so I really can’t complain.  Also I honestly like myself a lot better at 27 than I did at any age prior, and who can complain about that? It is fun to joke around with bf about me being old since he’s still in his mid-20s though.

Speaking of, I brought him home to meet my family, and it’s the first time that’s ever happened, so you should kind of be able to imply what a big deal that is.  My family was awesome and very welcoming, and everyone got along just fine, and it was lovely!  My dad even taught us how to make doughnuts from scratch while we were home.  It was just that awesome.  Also, also we celebrated the 4th with them, and my uncle got fireworks to set off in the backyard.  I’ve been in the city for so long, I hadn’t had a chance to do that in forever, and I really enjoyed it.

So as soon as we got back from that adventure, we had to start working on moving.  With the way the rental market is in Boston right now, we decided to have him move into what was my place (what is now our place) with me and rent a garage nearby for his motorcycles (there are 5).  He gave notice and had to be out by July 31st, but really we had to do it quicker than that since he was going away on a mini-vacation with his dad at the end of the month, so we wound up doing it all in 2 weeks, and honestly it was incredibly stressful, mostly because we had to spend so much time apart sorting shit in our own apartments.  I had to morph everything I own down into half the apartment, and he had to do the usual sorting that happens when you move.  Honestly, most of the choices we had to make were surprisingly easy. We have a lot in common, and we stressed out far more over worrying about making the other person comfortable than over the actual choices when it came down to it.  As of today, we’re officially living together, and honestly it’s the best feeling ever. I get to come home to my person and my kitty every day, and it’s just wow. That’s what home is supposed to feel like, y’know?

I’m pretty proud of myself, given all of these goings-on, that I managed to finish 4 books this month.  Two of them were audiobooks, and that makes total sense.  I could listen while I sorted and packed.  Three of them have yet to be reviewed here, so hopefully I’ll get those reviews up soon.

I’m incredibly happy it’s finally August!! Although it will still be a bit eventful.  I’m meeting my bf’s mother and one of his sisters, it’s the busiest month in the calendar at my job, and I’m getting my wisdom teeth out. Phew!

How was everyone else’s July? Did you have more time for the beach than me?


Follower Appreciation Giveaway!

July 30, 2013 4 comments

This giveaway is now over!  Congratulations to Denise, who won all three of her wished for books!!

Hello my lovely readers!

As a part of getting ready for moving in with my partner (which is official as of August 1st, but we’ve already carried all the boxes), I wound up sorting through my piles and piles of books.  I posted everything to ebay, where some sold, and then I was going to flat-out donate the rest, but then I thought of my lovely followers.  How awesome would it be to give you guys a chance at these books first?

So. I decided to give away 3 books to you all and then donate the rest.

Here’s how it’s gonna work.  Comment leaving a list of what books you want, in order of most wanted (with the first one listed being the most wanted).  List up to 3.  If only 3 people comment, you each get 1.  If 2 comment, the first person to comment gets 2, and the second gets 1.  If more than 3 people comment, I’ll use a random number generator to randomly select 3 people to each get 1 book.  Make sense?

Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a follower of my blog!  This is a follower appreciation giveaway, please respect this rule.  I’m not running this to get more followers.  I just want to give a thank you hug to everyone who deems my ramblings worthwhile.
  2. US only.  Sorry, guys. I am not rich enough to ship worldwide.
  3. Giveaway is open through Friday, August 2 at 5pm EST, at which time I will select the winners.  A post announcing the winners will go live on Saturday, August 3rd.

To enter:

  1. Leave a comment listing the books you want (up to 3).
  2. Also state that you follow me and how/where (Twitter? Email subscription? Facebook? Feedly? etc….)
  3. You must leave your email in some way so I can contact you to get your mailing address if/when you win.

The available books, in alphabetical order by title:

  1. Across the Table / Dancing on Sunday Afternoons by Linda Cardillo
  2. Adventures in Microwave Cooking by Montgomery Ward
    hardcover, 1983, the binding is loose but all the pages are there
  3. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    paperback, 2008
  4. Bookhunter by Shiga
    graphic novel, paperback, 207
  5. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
    paperback, 2010
  6. Dagon by Fred Chappell
    paperback, 1968, the cover has creasing and shelfwear and there is a stain on some of the pages, but it’s a copy of a Lovecraftverse story, and it’s awesome with that double cover thing where the one cover has a peephole through to the internal cover and you open it and bam there’s a craaaazy picture on the inside, so I’m really hoping it will find a loving home somewhere with another Lovecraft geek
  7. Death Island by Joan Conning Afman
    paperback, 2011
  8. The Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin
    hardcover, 2009
  9. Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle
    paperback, 2003
  10. The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison
    paperback, 2011
  11. Hack the Planet by Eli Kintisch
    hardcover, 2010
  12. The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
    paperback, 2010
  13. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
    paperback, 2006
  14. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
    paperback, 1987
  15. Nova by Samuel R. Delaney
    paperback, 1975
  16. The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
    paperback, 1991, this cover has quite a bit of shelfwear and some creasing in it
  17. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang
    paperback, 1998
  18. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
    paperback, 1993
  19. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa
    paperback, 1988
  20. Sleeping Arrangements by Madeline Wickham
    paperback, 2009
  21. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
    paperback, 1995
  22. Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia C. Wrede
    paperback, 2004
  23. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
    paperback, 1997, the cover has a plastic sheen on it that is peeling off a bit
  24. The New Stir-Fry Cookbook (Step-by-Step brand)paperback
  25. Trust Us, We’re Experts! by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber
    paperback, 2001
  26. Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin
    hardcover, ex libris
  27. The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel
    paperback, 1983
  28. Vegetables: Simple and Delicious Easy to Make Recipes
  29. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
    hardcover, 1984, does not have the slipcover hardcovers come with, but is a very pretty purple with silver lettering
  30. Yellow-Yellow by Kaine Agary
    paperback, 2006
  31. Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien
    paperback, 1987

With 31 books to choose from, I hope everyone can find something to hope for in the comments!

And thanks once again to all my lovely followers.  Good luck!