Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Many random thoughts

So, I thought I was going to make it through the winter without having problem hands, but just this week they've started flaking up pretty badly...anyone have a really rockin' lotion they recommend?

Remember my germy library book problem? Well, Hubby figured out a way to download an e-book to the laptop and I've been reading the latest Grisham book on it the last couple of days. Verdict on a 'book-less' book experience? It has pros and cons. Pro: I have three weeks to read the book for free, just like any other library book. Pro: I can take the laptop upstairs and read in bed, something I would NEVER do with a library book. Pro: Didn't even need to buy a Nook or a Kindle and the books are free too! Con: I like the feel of holding a book when I read and this is obviously lacking that. Con: Can't focus as much on what I'm reading, it seems. Con: I'm trying to not be on the computer as much, and even though I'm technically not on the internet, I'm still on the computer! This is where I wonder if I'd like a Nook better...I can hold it in my hands and I can be OFF the computer. (For $149, it isn't like I'm running out and buying one though!)

Worked out yesterday...good. Ate many brownies....really, really bad.

My current Bible study is Breaking Free by Beth Moore and it is GOOOOD. I want desperately to slow down and take several days to digest each days work, but can't if I'm going to keep up with the group. I'm already planning to re-do the study at my own pace when the group wraps up. So much great stuff there!

Is anyone watching the Biggest Loser this year? I tried for one episode but honestly, the product placements kill me. If they'd shorten each episode to an hour and cut the blatant product pimping I'd probably watch. The way it is now however, nope. Can't do it. (Although, I should confess that I do the Extra sugar free gum trick that they push on the show...)

So yeah, I'm all over the place today but hey, I posted!


  1. Once you have the $139 (I hear $99 by years end), I recommend the Kindle over the Nook. Hands down. I've played with the Nook a couple of times, but I just don't like it as much as I am in love head over heels with my Kindle. Best money I've ever spent. Period. I know everybody is different, but that's my 2 cents.

    Also, I had the problem of needing to feel like I was reading a book. I got a cover that opens like a book. Problem solved.

  2. I am with you on the Biggest Loser thing. I feel like I am wasting so much time watching that show. It could be 20 minutes if they didn't show half the scenes twice and do all those product placements. Ugh.

    I would also be interested to hear what you are taking away from your Bible study. Share with us! :)

  3. Am I the only Christian woman ever who doesn't like Beth Moore? I just find her intensely annoying.

  4. Amy~
    Sadly, the Kindle doesn't support the library e-books that I would be reading 99% of the time, so it's looking like the Nook will be the eventual winner.

    I will definitely post some of my Bible study nuggets in the future!

    Yep. You are the ONLY one.
    Just kidding! I'm sure there are more of you out there, but I just so love her studies and books!

  5. I watch the Biggest Loser but I record it so I can skip through all the nonsense. :) It usually takes me a little over an hour when all is said and done I think. ;)