Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shhhhh! I'm Trying to READ!!

K'so, here we are halfway through the year (HOW?!) and it's time to post my Halfway through the year list of books I have read.

So here goes:
Superman: Secret Identity (GN)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief -- Rick Riordian
Push -- Sapphire
Batman: Year One (GN)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters -- Rick Riordian
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse -- Rick Riordian
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth -- Rick Riordian
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files -- Rick Riordian
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian -- Rick Riordian
Death Troopers -- Joe Schrieber
Echo Vol 2: Atomic Dreams (Graphic Novel)
Echo Vol 3: Desert Run (Graphic Novel)
Chew Vol 1: Taster's Choice (Graphic Novel)
The Morningstar Strain: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht
UR by Stephen King
The Morningstar Strain: Thunder and Ashes by Z. A. Recht
The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams
Supergirl: Who Is Superwoman? (Graphic Novel)
Bad Girls (Graphic Novel)
Traveling Clothes by Bill Deasy
Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne
I Slept With Joey Ramone by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil
Girl Bomb by Janice Earlbaum
Neon Angel by Cherie Currie
Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses by R. Gary Patterson
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro
Ronin (Frank Miller) (graphic novel)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
Power Girl : A New Beginning (Graphic Novel)
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
Terra (Graphic Novel)
Blockade Billy by Stephen King
Invincible Vol. 1 : Family Matters (Graphic Novel)
Chew Vol. 2: International Flavor (Graphic Novel)
Death Instinct by Bently Little
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney
Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
Valley of Horses by Jean M Auel
Supergirl: Many Happy Returns (Graphic Novel)
Invincible Vol 1: Family Matters (Graphic Novel)
Chew Vol 2: International Flavor (Graphic Novel)
Formerly Known as the Justice League (Graphic Novel)
I Can't Believe it's not the Justice League (Graphic Novel)
JLA Golden Perfect (Graphic Novel)
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

Have you read anything good lately?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

You Otter Be In Pictures...

Today my Mother and I took my brother and his 2 daughters to the Pittsburgh Zoo for Fathers Day.
Elise (4) and Lydia(3) love, Love, LOVE the Zoo...and the extra added bonus of having Daddy there (Aunt Erin and Gramma Tricia usually take the girls to the Zoo) made this a fantastic day.
We saw Tigers, and Lions and Elephants.
The Elephants were drinking, which led to me explaining to a 4 year old how their trunks work, and one of them pooped, which is OMG AMAZING THEY POOP SO BIG!! After that we go past some Giraffs, some Springboks (Which Elise is convinced are reindeer and Lydia wanted to know where Santa was hiding...we don't like Santa) and one old Rhino.
We saw Monkeys in the Primate House, The silly Gibbons swinging around, the Orangutang picking at his feet was good for some laughs, Elise thinks the Babboon is really a very hairy Pig, and the Gorillas were making weird noises.
We skirt around the food area as Aunt Erin digs into her bookbag to pull out some water and snack packs of cookies (Zoo food is overpriced, man) We skim past the Bears, who are obviously dying in the heat and have decided that they will do nothing more but lie around being big hairy lumps of fur and approach the Aquarium part of the zoo.

Cheers from the Peanuts, since we've been bugging Daddy and Aunt Erin for half an hour now to see the Jellyfish OMG JELLYFISH JJJEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYFFFFFFFIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

We walk into the Aquarium, check out all of the tanks with fish from different places in the USA.
Search for, and find, Nemo and Dory and all of their friends and giggle at the Penguins.
God Bless the Penguins, no matter when we go to the zoo there is always at least one Penguin who chills out in the water, swimming inches past the smooshed to the glass faces of the kids...and some adults (shut up Blake)

Lo and Behold! Right next to the Penguins are the Jellyfish!!! OMG JELLYFISH!! Happiness is achieved, everyone is happy...for a minute.
Then we have to move on, because what we have been badgering the adults about ALL FREAKING DAY, well we've seen them. Bored now. Move on.

Off to the Polar Bears...Mister Polar Bear is 80% submerged and dying of heat, not very interesting...

After the Polar Bear comes the Sea Otter...Oh you little bastard Sea Otter.

There are two of them, swimming around, looking all cute and innocent. Lies, all lies.

Lydia gets out of her stroller and smooshes her face up against the glass, Elise is with Daddy, looking at the Otters from another window.

Lydia gets excited, "Aunt Erin he's coming closer!!" Indeed he is, the blessed little creature is cruising around on his back, inches from the glass much to the delight of the kids.
He gets closer and closer, and proceeds to do a little otter flip in the water as he cruises up to Lydia...and when he breaks the surface again he is still swimming on his back, only now his wet, pink, erect Sea Otter penis is out for all the world to see.

And see it Lydia did.

"Aunt Erin!! Whats That?!? *Pointing*

"UM....Thats his finger"

"Oh, ok."

Guy behind me with kid: "Nice cover"
Me: "Thanks"

Lydia: "Aunt Erin! Why is the Otter sucking on his finger!? Does he have a boo-boo?"

Aunt Erin: "..."


Aunt Erin: "Ok we're done here, wanna go see the Sharks?"

Lydia: "No I wanna watch the Otter"


Otter Auto try saying that five times fast.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Boycott BP...

for the 11 men dead, for the ruined oceans, for the destroyed beaches and wetlands, for the fish, dolphins, turtles, birds and other assorted sea life that is drowning in oil.

Boycott BP for the lies and cover-ups and denial of the devastation that is happening.

BP brands to boycott include Castrol, Arco, Aral, am/pm, Amoco, and Wild Bean Cafe, Safeway gas.

"Louisiana isn't the only place that has shrimp” said BP rep Randy Prescott.
Give him a ring and tell him what you think (713) 323-4093
his email is!/pages/Boycott-BP/119101198107726