Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z is for Zombies (Surely you saw that coming) #AtoZChallenge

Zombies have become pretty popular these days - lots of books, movies and tv shows have cropped up. I've heard of Zombie Romance stories... but I have not read any. I'm sorry, but that's a cross over I think I can do without. Even if La Eseralda can make zombie-ism look good (heck, she can make anything look good - she's gorgeous)

She likes a guy with brains...
Something about the whole zombie craze is pretty enjoyable though. I have certainly had fun with it :)

I have already blogged about the Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry - which isn't all about zombies, in fact there's nary a zombie in several of the books. I'm still working through this series - I'm on book four Assassin's Code now and I have to tell you they just keep getting better. 

I decked out my husband's jeep in Zombie Outbreak Response Team stickers and that's a Zombie Hunting Permit there on the fender. I have one on my car too. Lenny gets lots of comments on his Jeep :)

Since we live so remote, one of the first things people typically say when the visit is that they're headed to our house when the zombies come. It should be a good location - we live in the desert, so we should be able to see them coming. And that's assuming they even make it out this way.

The only thing not "fun" about zombies, except for presumably the smell, getting infected or having one sneak up on you, is fast zombies. All I have to say is... I like my zombies slow. Fast zombies are too freaking scary. Give me the nice slow ones from The Walking Dead. The way the zombies ran, then piled up to climb walls in World War Z... shudder... no one likes fast zombies.

Wow, the last day of the challenge - I did it! Woohoo! If you're visiting from the challenge - congrats!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

X is for X-Ray #AtoZChallenge

I'd like to say that I messed up the order of the alphabet on purpose, but I didn't. Whoops!

But it works out ok because today I got an X-Ray. Why? Because a week after the infamous Kaboom incident I started hurting rather badly, so I figured I should make sure I didn't break anything.

The good news is: I didn't.

The bad news: I really don't feel any better - at least not physically - but at least I know I didn't do any real damage, so that's something.

Tomorrow is the last day of the AtoZChallenge - almost there! Now I just need to think of a Z word...

In other news, my best friend was in town over the weekend. We did the math and determined that we've been friends for TWENTY YEARS! Wow! Since we were 9!


OK... since we were 19! (give or take)

She left yesterday - I miss her already.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Y is for Young Living @AtoZChallenge

In my experience, people are passingly interested in essential oils until they hear one of a few things. The top two that I've seen... sleep and allergies. 

They can help you - and perhaps more importantly your kids! - sleep. Personally, I use Cedarwood on myself. I diffuse Peace & Calming for Angie at bedtime. They work.

Allergies! I use this blend on my husband and daughter - it has been a rough allergy season, but the oils have really helped both of them. I put it on Angie's toes at night. For Lenny I make a capsule - Lavender burps! LOL

Other common "A-ha" moments include weight loss, energy, calming melt-downs, easing stress and the always popular pain cream. 

I also add 10 drops of Lemon Grass.

Intrigued? Feel free to drop me a line or check out - the registration is free and there are amazing stories on there. Google essential oils - you'll be amazed at what you learn. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

W is for World of Warcraft #AtoZChallenge

I bought World of Warcraft the week it came out, almost 10 years ago now. I've been playing it on and off since. Yeah, I'm a Geeky Gamer Girl :)

What I like about WoW is that Blizzard keeps adding more content, and not just in expansions, but in patches they release throughout the year. The game has evolved as the years have gone by, and in many ways it's much easier to play now then it was when it first came out. This is by design, so that players can level up characters easier and faster, and get to the end game content. 

WoW can be played by many different types of gamers - from hardcore to casual and there are a lot of different things you can do. There's raiding for people who like organized questing, player vs. player (PVP) activities, solo questing and now pet battling. 

If you've considered playing, now's a good time to check it out. You can play the game for free up to level 20. If you'd like, shoot me an email and I'll invite you - there are perks in it for both of us :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for Veronica Roth #AtoZChallenge

Have you read the Divergent series by Veronica Roth? If you haven't, you need to stop what you're doing and go read it - seriously. Better yet, listen to Emma Galvin read it to you on Audiobook

They recently released the first movie of the series and it was really good, but as you know the book is (almost) always better than the movie.

Tris, the main character, has just turned 16. She lives in a dystopian world in Chicago's future and must choose which of the five factions she wants to belong to. The tagline for the book is "One choice can transform you" and so it does... Tris begins a journey of self-discovery that leads her to "ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another".

Tris, Four, Christina, Will and the others are the types of characters that stay with you.

Excellent. I wish the series had never ended. However, if you haven't read them, you're in luck - you won't have to wait forever for the sequels to come out. :)