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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Short and Sweet (IMM9)

Wow, this kind of sad, my last post was last week’s IMM.  Oops!  Actually this was a really slooooooooooooooooooow week for me….mostly because we recently switched internet providers.  We went from outrageously expensive to intermittently the slowest internet I’ve ever had in my life.  My friends are laughing at me, because freshman year of college, when everybody brought computers, I brought—pause for effect—a TYPEWRITER.  Back then, not everybody had computers—I mean, all of my friends had computers, but I didn’t.  I was just planning on being one of the kids who used the computer lab.  Except the first week of class, I already had a paper due, and um, the computer labs weren’t open yet.  Seriously.  (I changed that when I became a lab manager)(yeah, in an epic example of irony, the girl with the typewriter becomes a computer lab manager)(long story)  So my first week of college, I actually hand-wrote my paper.  The second week, my mom shipped me my typewriter.

But when I finally did get my own computer, I was hooked up with some smokin’ fast internet…you know, when it wasn’t broken….Now that I think about it, that’s kind of been my general history with the internet, fast or broken.  College, work, and various places in between.  It’s so easy to take it for granted when it’s working, but it really sucks when it isn’t.  Lately the internet just seems to be rubbing the fact in my face.  I keep checking my signal which says “very good” and “excellent” at the same time my email is telling me that it can’t load certain features (like my email).  And then, when I finally do get a screen, the page starts to reload every time I click on anything (like an email).  I thought one day sucked, because I was only able to check one email within a two hour period….until the next day, when I was only able to check one email. Period.

Um, yeah, so still sorting the kinks out.

Not too much in my mailbox this week, which is good, because I totally need to catch up—I’ve still got some amazing books on my tbr list, but I just have to be in the right mood—I do this for fun, because I love reading, and when my procrastination starts to kick in, then sometimes it’s a sign to take it easy.  I’ve also been getting kind of antsy about the new fall tv lineup—I usually know everything that’s going on, I’m a total tv-holic, but I’ve been totally oblivious about all the new shows, so I really need to get on the ball.  I’m DYING for some Grey’s Anatomy!!!!!!!

Sooooo….as to my tiny little IMM this week…I don’t know if this counts, but I’m counting it anyway, because I LOVE it!!!!!!  So….before Forgive My Fins, or Oh.My.Gods., or Goddess Bootcamp, Tera Lynn Childs wrote a couple of novels that she never published.  So, get ready for the awesome part, Tera has decided to post one chapter from these novels every Friday—kind of what you would call serial-fashion, when the first one is finished, she’ll start with the next one.  The first book is called Eye Candy, and it is YUMMY!!!!!!  The third chapter was posted this week, and as I said, I’m LOVING it!!!!

And I can’t believe it, but I only got ONE free ebook this week.  I don’t think Barnes&Noble loves me anymore. L  Even with the slowest internet in the world, I still managed to check a couple of times this week, but no freebies, no goodies, no love.  The little ebook-hoarder inside me is very sad.

But yes, I did say I did get ONE ebook this week, and it was free.  Technically it was from Barnes&Noble, from the thousands(?) that Google has digitized for mass consumption—Thank you Google.  There was a new Lifetime movie on this week, called The 19th Wife, based on a book by David Ebershoff.  The story was set in a cultish sect of Mormons, where one wife (the 19th) was accused of murdering her husband.  One part that particularly sparked my interest was one of the characters reading a book written by another 19th wife—Ann Eliza Young, who was sealed to Brigham Young, the founder of the Mormon Church.

So I did a little searching after watching the movie and discovered that there was a real book, even a digitized one, and so I picked up

That’s about it for me.  When I started writing this, the internet was being good, but as of right now it’s being pretty sucky, so my posts may continue to be sporadic while I’m working this out.

As always, I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!!


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Anonymous said...

I hope you get your internet woes settled soon. <3

nymfaux said...

Thanks Bookwurrm!!!! I hope so too!!!! It's just so hit and miss lately--like all of a sudden, it'll seem really good, but as soon as I try to do something, it starts freezing up. Ugh!!! I guess I'll just have to play it by ear :)