Friday, June 18, 2010

5 Question Friday

5 Question Friday
Questions for Friday, June 18th (click on the icon above to be taken to OP):
1. What is your favorite thing about summertime? Reading! I love to read and have a lot of time to write in the summer.

2. What is your ideal retirement location (if money didn't matter)? Dunno, but a lot of my friends and family would be there.

3. Do you live in the same town you grew up in? No, I lived in California for 6 or 7 years, then moved to Ohio. I lived in the small town my mom was born in until I graduated from college and have been moving every couple of years since (in North Eastern Ohio). I am moving back to California for a year at the end of this month.

4. What nervous habit did you have as a child that you kicked to the curb before becoming an adult? I still bite my nails and I still worry. I'm less apt to make myself sick a LOT, but I still sort of do. Eeep! Working on the nail thing.

5. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you while on the job? Um, maybe when they took pictures of me in my Batgirl costume?

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Class News

Jessica Spragueis doing another free class--this one is a week long class with printables that will help you use your computer to make some great cards! Registration started today and the class begins in two weeks--hope to see you there!

3 Things

This was taken from Rhona at Life in General. Check out her site, it's pretty cool!
Three names I go by:
Nicole K
Three places I've lived:
Huntington Beach, CA
Kent, OH
Suburb of Akron, OH
Three places I've worked:
TV/Radio Station
Wholesale Giftware Company
Three things I love to watch:
Mad Men
Three places I have been:
The Grand Canyon
Three things I love to eat:
Sour Pickles
Three things I'm looking forward to this summer:
Writing the great American Novel
My Cross Country Road Trip

Friday, June 11, 2010

Five Question Friday

Five Crooked Halos is a blog I've recently been clued to, and she's got a really cool thing called five question friday. I've decided to toss my answers into the ring. Won't you?

1. What do you think makes a good friend, or friendship?

Honesty, trust and communication. These are traits that friends will have. These are things that I bring to the table, and that I hope others do as well. I'm not budging on this. I also like people I'm friends with to share interests with me, but also have others that I can learn about. It's important to me to learn about new things.

2. What is the last thing you bought & later regretted?

It was a book that I could get on the Nook... cheaper.

3. Have you ever had a prank played on you?

Yes, I'm sure I have. Nothing springs to mind at the moment, though.

4. What is your favorite theme park?

Disney or Universal. They both are cool for different reasons.

5. Have you ever seen someone else give birth?

I was present for my birth, but have no recollection of my mother havinf me oddly enough, LOL. I think I have seen something in a documentary or those health films they show in school, so sure, I guess I have seen someone else give birth, just not really in person.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Things in Progress Thursday

Thursdays are all going to be about what I'm doing. I've decided. Or, at least, I've decided this week.
Some major projects include:
  • Destashing
  • Father's day presents
  • Birthday presents for a few friends
  • Spring cleaning
  • Reading Mt TBR and paring down my book collection further.
  • Working on submissions for a really cool dt
Can you keep a secret? I did this and it 'might' be related to one of the above list...  ;p

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Watch It Wednesday

Hopefully this is something that might prove to be a little more interesting as a feature...
I'm a big Netflix kinda girl. I don't watch a lot of tv (well, I'll catch things on occasion, but not really in front of the tv with the satellite dish much). What I do watch is Netflix.
I have the 3 at a time unlimited plan which is under $20 month. It's great, really great. I have no complaints.
So here's what I've been watching on Netflix as of late.

The Sarah Jane Adventures Season 1
This is an offshoot of Doctor Who, made for the younger audience. However, as I've finished all of the Doctor Who episodes (except for the current new season with the new doctor, because I'm not fond) and Torchwood series, this was next on the list. And I really like it. It's formulaic, but I love that it's getting the younger generation into 'Who'... And it even has Sarah Jane, who was a companion in the 70s, I think.

How I met your Mother Season 1
I've heard of this show. People kept telling me it was good, and I had an idea of what I thought the show was about, but it's been surprising. I'm amused and touched at the same time, it's a great show, and the writing is fresh and funny and it's got Jason Segel in it, who I totally adore anyway. LOL. Whoops, did I really type that? Yup, guess I did. To borrow from NPH's character, Barney, 'Suit Up!' (BTW, funny enough I used to believe in the power of the suit. Like, in college, I had tons of cut out pictures of men's suits, ranked according to acceptability. LOL)

The Big Bang Theory Season 1
This is just funny. Really funny. I love the nerdy jokes, I love the characters... Season 1 really surprised me, as I thought I wasn't going to like it as much. Onto season 2 at some point, I guess. Eeek, it's a never ending cycle!

I've been wanting to watch this for a long time. It was aired in 2001, and as much as I wanted to marry "Freaks and Geeks," I'd been reticent about trying this one, just in case it wasn't as good. But I don't know why I was worried, because it's AWESOME. Set in a college campus, it features some actors you may have seen before (like Jason Segel), including 2 dudes from Knocked up (which I haven't seen), the girl from Sleeping Beauty a Tale of Terror, that girl from Carnivale and that guy who's on Sons of Anarchy. Wow! They're all young, too.

Saturday Night Live Season 2
Yes, it's 1976. John Prine is playing, Steve Martin is hosting... Dick Cavett filled in for Elliot Gould. By all means I shouldn't know who all of these people are, but I do. I'm guessing it's because as a child I was treated like an adult. I used to be a HUGE fan of SNL. I've read some of the books, and even have the SNL Scene It game (which, BTW, is really for the huge fans of the show--I get schooled whenever I play). I wanted to make an effort to see every episode, but I'm thinking I may have to rethink that--as there are not enough hours in my life to get through all 30 plus seasons. I like the show, though, and I love seeing the evolution of the show.

Murder, She Wrote (various)
Yup, I'm a huge fan of the show, and even the books. I decided to start watching these (my Grandmama wants to actually buy the shows, but I'm thinking I can show her this and she'll be amused). I'm in season 6, and I've been watching them steadily before bed for a little over a month (thanks to the Wii and Netflix watch instantly). I love Universal Studios Hollywood, and I think it's fun to pick out where the different scenes have been shot, especially when you can see the Jaws lake in the background. 

So that's Watch it Wednesday, what have you been watching? Any particular tv shows???? What's on your wishlist? Any ideas as to what other shows to check out?