Random Ramblings

Yep, it’s been one of those busy weeks. Hence the reason why I haven’t been online all that much! I’m used to working night shifts (which I love) and this week I’m working day shifts while my boss is in Paris. I HATE day shifts…I really don’t function all that well until about noon :p But I’m making due. The good news is, when my boss gets back, I’m being promoted to night supervisor of my department! And with that comes a raise..which is always a reason for celebration. This comes right after my 1 yr anniverserary of being with the hospital and also just happens to fall on my birthday which is Monday!! Score!

As for reading, I’m not reading near as much as I was in April. Right now, I’m reading Glass Houses, the first book in the Morganville Vampire series and it’s a lot of fun…fluff, but fun fluff! I’m also working on Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for a blog tour and it is fantastic! So much more than what I was expecting. It’s a great little book about love set in a chinatown during World War II. And the boy who lives in Chinatown is falling for a girl who lives in Japantown. I just love it so far. And I’m slowly working on Voodoo Season which is kind of on the backburner right now. Just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth and it was so good. So so so sad, but so good. Review with Kailana will be coming up next week!

Finally, thanks to all of you wonderful people, I’ve figured out my camera a little bit more and am in love with the macro setting. Here are a couple of pictures I took of my mom’s bouquet of flowers that she got from her boss for her birthday:





Friday Fill Ins

1. Apples are to oranges as Headaches are to Thunderstorms (don’t like the former, but I love the latter).

2. Life is good and that’s all I have to say about that.

3. I think I hear the sound of baked goods being prepared in the kitchen. I am a happy man.

4. I love the Tibet flag.

5. Do what you want to do, but leave me out of it.

6. Once there was a boy who loved to walk through the library and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with books of every kind.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to maybe going out with some friends, tomorrow my plans include going to a crawfish boil and Sunday, I want to go out after work to celebrate until the wee hours of the morning when it will become my birthday!

17 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the promotion…and the raise! Woo-hoo!! And happy birthday…you know, in case you’re too busy celebrating and don’t check back in. šŸ˜€

  2. Ooooh, those photos are gorgeous!!!! I wouldn’t have even known to tell you to look for a macro setting (big “duh” noises). I’ve been using an SLR for so long that I just switch lenses. Some day, I want a nifty little point and shoot for times when I don’t want to haul out the clunky big camera.

  3. congratulations on the upcoming promotion!!

    omg i’m putting that boy-in-Chinatown-falling-for-girl-in-Japantown book down on my to-read list.

  4. Lots of great things goin on! Congrats šŸ™‚

  5. Congrats on the promotion!

    Maybe Monday is a bad day for our review? You might be recovering, or do you work all weekend? lol

  6. Hey…that’s so cool about the promotion!! Congrats!! Hmmm….I wonder what you are going to do with all that extra money?? You should probably buy some more bookshelves!! With all the books you’ve gotten already this year, you might need them!!

    I’m actually getting ready to start Book 3 of the Morganville Vampire series. Fun fluff is right! Althougth, I didn’t really like Glass Houses until about the 5th or 6th chapter. Then it just kind of flew by!

  7. Congratulations baby boy!!! How great is that?! That’s a great promotion in just one year!!

    and wow.. you do better than I do with the macro lol..

  8. A promotion! A raise! A birthday! Man, you got some heavy-duty celebrating to do my friend!!! CONGRATS!!!! I am sooooo very, very happy for you!

    And wow! Can I just say how much I love your flower porn?!! Those shots are stunning, Chris! I especially love that middle one.


  9. Woohoo, a promotion and a raise! Congratulations, Chris šŸ˜€ We’re all proud of you!

    I’ll be back to wish you a happy birthday on Monday – there’s a strong superstition here about early birthday wishes, and while I’m not at all superstitious, old habits die hard šŸ˜›

  10. Congrats on the promotion and the raise – what a great birthday gift!

    Oh, and I’m with on the thunderstorm thing … they are so amazing to watch, aren’t they?

  11. Congratulations on the promotion!!!!! And you’re a great photographer! -C

  12. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot! Congratulations on the promotion and pay rise! (More money for books! šŸ˜‰ )

  13. well done for the promotion and the raise! Sounds like you’re a happy man indeed!
    love those pictures of flowers:)

  14. Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! Congratulations! That’s fantastic news! *throws confetti*

    And those are some gorgeous pictures of the flowers. ^-^ (Happy belated(?) birthday to your mum! And a happy beearlied one to you, of course. ^-~) You go out and celebrate the weekend away, Chris, you deserve it!

  15. Congrats on the promotion and the $$$!! Yeah! I’m so happy for you!

    I finished Hotel a few days ago and cried like a baby at the end. I absolutely loved that book!!!! I can’t wait to read your final thoughts of it!

    Your camera skills are improving šŸ™‚

  16. Thanks for all of the happy thoughts everyone šŸ˜€ I appreciate them!!!!!

  17. Congratulations, Chris! And great photos. Thanks for sharing. šŸ™‚

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