Saturday, January 26, 2019

Sunday Post #amreading #amjoy

Sunday Post @kimbacaffeinate #amreading #amjoy



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

                            LOOKING FORWARD TO JANUARY

So I went to the Saint Paul winter carnival and I got to see some of the behind the scenes of the ice sculpture process.  I also had a friend who made a snow sculpture and got first Prize in the competition.





I'm also still driving for Uber. I got this idea from a writer to put a notepad in the passenger seat compartment of my car for my Uber clients to fill out.  I don’t know if you ever filled out a slam book when you were in high school but the concept sort of reminds me of that.  It’s basically a book that asks readers random questions to keep them engaged and talking throughout their ride. Like, what is your favorite pet?  Or what comes to mind when you think of the name:Trump? (of course with a question like this you’ve got to be careful because discussions can get very political I found out.  But this helps with maintaining a positive atmosphere and maybe ensure a tip.

I also submitted an application for Minnesota's Fringe Festival. There's a lottery system for any playwrights to get chosen. I hope my name is drawn.

CURRENTLY

Reading:  The Buyside by Turney Duff, The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman


Watching: Nothing, too busy

On the Blog

This week: Hoping to interview a few authors

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Sunday Post #books #greatreads #booklovers #bookworms

Sunday Post @kimbacaffeinate #amreading #amjoy



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

                            LOOKING FORWARD TO January

This week has been a lot of fun. I did Improv on Wednesday night with a team of actors in Minneapolis.  This was my first time doing Improv so I was beyond nervous to say the least.  But I showed up and the first hour we got to know each a bit. (I was the only newcomer so I had a lot to learn) We played Convergence , pillars, Pop Up story book , and other games.

Am I going to be an actor any time soon? Probably not, but this all ties into a writers/actors Meetup that I went to a while back  and from there I was invited to this group. It took place at Tequila’s Bar.  The bar was also hosting a Rotary Club.

Now, I never knew this about the Rotary club but I guess the club is a service group and they have a lot of volunteer activities that they do to help raise money.  And one of their missions is to help eradicate Polio, which if you didn’t know, Polio is known to exist in only two countries in the world. I’m hoping to see more Improv this year and I might see Blackout which is going to perform this Monday.

I also went on a tour of a Montessorri, for my little one this week.  Now, this school’s tuition runs between 10 to 15k a year, so it’s beyond expensive.  But I can always hope.

And finally, it was my brother's wedding last night. It was a small affair, consisting of about fifty people. My sister in law's dress had a sweetheart neckline somewhat similar to the dress below.


Readers, if you enjoyed the holidays or got an interesting gift, let me know in the comments below.

CURRENTLY

Reading:  Neon in Daylight by Hermione Hoby, The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst, Beutiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire(Romance) The Poem She Didn't Write and other Poems, The Pisces by Melissa Broder, Red Clocks by Leni Zumas




Listening:The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Watching: Friends from College on Netflix (There's New Episodes!!!)


ON THE BLOG

Sunday: The Sunday Post

Up Coming:
Interview with Writer

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Buttermilk Butter Berry Crumb Cake



Its hard to find blogs that really strike you but I think I found one today
www.mowielicious.com/ .  This blog is really the most elaborate, most detailed, most gorgeous dessert baking blog I came across today.  Mowie Kay, the writer, out does himself with huge handmade food houses made out of cashews, walnuts and dried fruits, as well as coffee cakes and loafs of bread.  Mowie Kay is a travel photographer which obviously adds to his delightful food writing posts.  His posts are published in magazines across London and beyond and you can tell why: shimmering gold touches are added to platters and spreads.  Colorful holiday backgrounds to add to the setting he's trying to establish in her pictures.


www.sproutedkitchen.com, I like this blog because along with the beautiful pictures of sprouts and beat salad recipes are long, extensive stories that describe the writer's life outside of just cooking.  I walk away feeling like I'm with the writer, Sara Forte,  on her journey to and fro her relative's homes, to her favorite shops to buy the food for her famous recipes, to get-togethers with her friends, and thinking about her loved one's who are sick.  Here is a recipe called Buttermilk Butter Berry Crumb Cake

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sunday Post @kimbacaffeinate #amreading #amjoy




The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO JULY



It's been a crazy two weeks.  I took off from blogging.  Happy Holidays everyone.  I drove Uber and Lyft on New Years Eve, taking at least 15 intoxicated people off the road.  It was actually fun.😊😸😎  I got the hang of which areas to pick people up from, although the outcome is always random.  I had three trips with thirty minute commutes.  
I like being in constant movement when I drive. So when I'm not picking up customers πŸš™ or waiting for someone to come in the queue, I'm usually going to the bank or picking up some food 🍹🍎🍌 πŸ˜‹ I find that locating yourself near a shopping center guarantees a lot of rides.  Uber wants you to rate your customers, (which a lot of people don't know about.) I only gave a, ⭐⭐ ride to a client who was getting verbally aggressive.

But other than driving, I spent a lot of time with friends and family over the break.  I'm one of those people who just pops up at someone's home without an invitation.  I have a lot of friends from different cultures, so this the norm.  I got a lot of gifts and did a lot of exchanges.  One gift I adored was a self help planner, made by one of those highly organized tycoons. So guess who's getting organized this year?

Readers, if you enjoyed the holidays or got an interesting gift, let me know in the comments below.

CURRENTLY

Reading:  Before I Find You by Ali Knight, 





The Likeness by Tana French, The Moonlit Garden by Corina Bomann, Attraction by Penny Reid, Dead Certain by Adam Mitzner,


Listening:The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Watching: My Brilliant Friend


ON THE BLOG



Sunday: The Sunday Post

Up Coming:
 Sunday Post 

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Worded or Wordless




More YMCA.  After becoming dizzy from circling making many rounds around the track, I partook in some treadmill walking.  You know this is a virtual age when you realize that there are more touch screen features on certain YMCA machines than others (particularly St. Paul YMCA's vs. New Hope).  While walking on the treadmill, I realized I could watch my favorite sitcom, plug in my I-pod, see my facebook updates or watch a youtube clip from the touch screen.  I chose searching You tube clips, and to my favor I found a rather nice one about a couple who shares their home and their cooking ideas with the world in a video channel called Adventures to the Tar Pit on Youtube.  

Well after having my fill of fantasizing about the tar pit's family version of chocolate chip cookies, I moved on to explore another video clip.  This one is called Toy Hunting.  It introduced some new girly toys that are currently on the market for kids.  And when I say introduce I mean that a young woman literally walks around a department's toy store aisle and picks up toys and describes them to the lesser known audience.  Toys like Briar Beauty Barbie (got enough B's in that name) And a miniature doll called Adopt Me, amongst other dolls.  Now as much as I may like the idea of dolls I couldn't help think of the toys from my childhood
PJ sparkles
Pipe Works
Ragedy Anne and Andy
Toys of the 80's and 90's



Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Sunday Post/Sunday Salan/Conan O'Brien #Minnsky





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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme
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Sunday Salon

LOOKING FORWARD TO MAY

This week I listened to Conan O’Brien on WTF with Marc Maron (Click Here to Listen ).  He was talking about how he doesn’t consider himself brave. What he does is put himself in situations where he doesn’t have a choice but take a risk.  And I found that to be a good strategy and incredibly risky.
I’ve put myself in impossible situations, but I’ve always felt Not so great about it.
Like opps! I probably shouldn’t have done that, and then ran with my tail between my legs.

He also talked about the catholic religion and how it ingrained in him this idea of shame and repentance and how bad things fell on him periodically and that was just how things worked.  It was ‘pay back time.’ And that sounds incredibly hard.

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He talked about being a perfectionist and about how hard he is on himself which makes him this very intense person. It was interesting to hear Conan talk about how the same group of actors are in most of the movies and how this group must be inspired by god because they keep on showing up to all the same events.  

This week, I also went to see a musical parody at Minnsky Theater. The unlikely villain in this play was Aladdin and the hero: Jafar. An array of guest appearances from other notable Disney Movies made there way into this play;including Jack Sparrow, Snow White and Belle (as seen on the far right in the picture below)


Lastly, we made it to Chaos WaterPark yesterday, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We were going to go to Wisconsin Dells, but my lil' one has, had a bad case of the Terrible Two's and we just couldn't risk it so we decided to go to a smaller park.





That was my week folks, please tell me about yours in the comments below.


CURRENTLY


Reading:The Big Love By Sarah Dunn

Listening

Watching: Plays by Christopher Durang

ON THE BLOG

Up Coming:


Sunday:Sunday Post


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