Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi all!

My big sales special starts tomorrow on Black Friday,and since I'm not really offering any great specials for Thanksgiving I decided to give away a few photos.

Here's what you do to be entered to win a 5x7 photo of your choice from my shop (limited to what I have on hand).

  • Start following me on my blog. To follow this blog, just click the 'Follow this Blog' link in the box on the left.
  • Follow me on Twitter I am JmiLovesOwls

Please convo me on Etsy (suenosdejmi) or reply to this post and let me know that you have followed me somewhere so I can check.

I will give away 1 photo for every 5 people who add me on Twitter or Blogger. The selected people will be allowed to pick from the photos I have pre-printed on hand. Yay!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Black Friday Sales Spectacular!

This is my sales annoucement for my special during the Etsy Holiday EtsyFest sale! Please visit the Holiday Etsy Fest blog to browse some of the great shops offering specials during this sale! Scroll down and click on the calendar dates below to be taken to different sections of my shop! Please specify if you would like holiday gift packaging in Notes to Seller or via convo. Also, I will be giving away door prizes! More details coming soon!

November 2008
Suenosdejmi's Holiday EtsyFest Sale
Free US Shipping on orders over $25 (after discounts)
Photos Buy One Get One Free & Free Shipping Worldwide!
Happy Thanksgiving!Scarves 50% off!
Photos BOGO!
25% off storewide (excludes photos)
Photos BOGO!
25% off storewide (excludes photos)
Photos BOGO!
Scarves 50% off!
Photos BOGO!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Scarf it up!

Thinking Black...

I'm trying to get my mind wrapped around being Holiday ready, which I so know I'm not. At first, I wanted to make a bunch of ornaments because I thought they might be something small that might sell well and be cheaper and small...but once I did a few I was pretty much done with the idea (I have the shortest attention span possibly ever), even though I do love this one :)

So, I've been trying to think smaller inventory items, but why am I bothering so much? I mean, should I drive myself crazy making smaller things that I don't completely want to make/love or should I just dedicate myself to my scarves that I do love and leave it all to the buyers?

Anyway, the actual reason for this post was to bring up Black Friday, the first real jump off on the holiday season. Shopping has been slow everywhere, in the retail world where I work and on Etsy too, so I really think Black Friday will show that people are waiting for the really good deals. (keep your fingers crossed!)

I signed up to be a part of this sale, called Holiday EtsyFest or Artisans for the Holidays (personally I like the second one better!) which is going to be a substantial group of Etsy sellers offering specials in their shops from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Black Friday being the day after Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday being the Monday after the sales weekend)

Sneak peek: All scarves 50% off! All photos buy one get one free, all weekend!

I will reserve items now for buying during this weekend, just contact me. :) Now then, I'm off to crochet a bunch! Check out a selection of my scarves in the slideshow above, and Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

President Who?

And today is the greatest day ever!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Saturday, October 18, 2008

mas videos...

Tina Fey talks with David Letterman about her Sarah Palin character

Footage of the McCain & Obama Speeches from the Alfred E Smith Memorial Dinner

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thinking Pink???

The Etsy Owls have decided to have a Breast Cancer Awareness promotion during the month of October. We're making pink items and are going to list them in the team shop and donate 100% of the proceeds to the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation.

This is a cause that is quite personal to a lot of us, myself included, so I'm really glad that we're doing this.

The scarf I chose to make was designed by Wendy of
Wendy Does Crochet. She named it the Romantic Evening Scarf and it's this fairly simple to create yet incredibly elegant design.

I used a yarn that's a lot bigger than what she used, so I was a bit worried about how my scarf would turn out, but I love it! I want to thank Wendy for letting me use it for this, and I highly recommend that you check out her patterns. You can find her on on Etsy and on Ravelry too.

Check back soon to find this scarf and lots of other great pink Owls items on sale! Feel free to post if you are interested in buying this scarf. It's not on sale yet, but it will be soon and I can list it reserved for you when it goes up. It will be $20 with free US shipping.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Have you seen Fall yet?

If you don't know this about me already, I live in a little town in East Tennessee. One of the only things really in the town is the college I recently graduated from , a small, private, baptist, liberal arts college. I decided today, like I said in my last post, to take a walk to the post office.

Last week's weather was so amazing, really cool and fall weather, so perfect that we kept our windows open and the air off for 3 days straight!! (and my boyfriend can't stand heat, so this means the weather was very cool indeed!) Today it was like 80 degrees and incredibly sunny, it sort of made me miss last week! So, I decided on my walk today to seek out signs that fall was indeed here. This slideshow highlights some of what I found on my way.

Goodbye dear friend...

I went on a walk today (a trip to the post office) and came across something that makes me very sad. :(

This was the same walk I took to go to class (I only live like a block away from school) and I came to be attached to a tree on the very edge of campus. Today while taking my usual shortcut I noticed it isn't there anymore, and instead there's this:

I'm so sad. :( It really was a beautiful tree. If you click on the title of this blog entry, it'll take you to my facebook photo album, where I took a whole semester of pictures of this tree. I know there are more photos of it floating around out there, and I'm going to hunt them down and add them to the album. I'm really upset about this, but I'm probably the only one who noticed.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Watch This, World!

Oh, Tina....

Saturday, October 04, 2008

People, Places, and Things...

Do you ever associate music with things that are going on in your life? I hope almost everyone does, I definitely do. I was listening to an old mixed CD today that had a few songs on it that I used to listen to passionately because I related them to life. I started thinking, how many songs like that are there?

Turns out there's a whole bunch of them, and I'm sure there are more before the ones I can remember. So I'm sharing the ones I do remember: a few that remind me of high school, and from when I spent lots of time with people I never get to see anymore and about, of course, several boys who broke my heart over the years, and so on. :)

Five points for the first person to figure out which two songs are from the soundtrack for my senior play.


I'm obsessive compulsive, so these songs are in order as they were important in my life, starting about 8 years ago and ending about 4 years ago, give or take a few years. Some of these songs are old. Some are quite old. Just in case you don't already know this about me, some of these songs are also pretty screwed up. If you blush easily, some songs in this list might make you do so.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Treasury hotness!

I'm featured in this very awesome Halloween treasury did by my friend Holly. I'm very honored to be in it and am hoping it will hit Etsy's Front Page. Can you help? Go visit and give it some love!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


It has come to my attention that my darling Bear might be lonely. I went outside this afternoon to photograph my new shop listings, and came back to find this:

For a bit of explanation, this is Bear (and the bull Toledo) surfing the web in my absence. What was he looking at, you might be asking? How about this??

So, my Bear needs a friend. And it would appear it might need to be a girl. :) We are seeking young, cute female teddy bears about the same size as Bear who would be interested in being Internet Penpals. Bear is not ready to make a big commitment, so having a new roommate might be too much at this time. Bear likes hats, books, and the ocean. Let us know if you know somebody!

Just Watch This!

Loved it! Made my entire night!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rethinking Shipping...

I'm a die hard ship from the post office person. I always have been. I live within ten minutes walking distance from the post office, and it's a nice, good for me walk, and I usually go a few times a week. Hell, I'd go every day if someone bought something. :)


Last week I went to mail a package (which was Holly's Scarf ). There were two people in line in front of me, one at the counter. This is about normal for our small little p.o., but the line normally moves quite quickly.


the lady at the counter was getting a ton of certified letters, so many that those little slips they give you back, the stack was like 3 inches tall! I stood in like for 40 minutes waiting to send that package.

For the first time I'm leaning more towards starting to ship from home, but I wouldn't even have a clue about how to start.

Anyone who reads this ship from home? Have suggestions for me?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wanna Win FREE stuff?!?! Join the Owls for Owl-O-Ween!!

The Etsy Owls are having a FANTASTIC HALLOWEEN contest for the next two weeks. To be entered, all you have to do is purchase anything from any of the participating shops and then you are automatically entered into the drawing for 3 fabulous prize packages from the Owls! You can click on the title of this entry, or here to see the entry on our team blog that explains the fine print details, links to the participating shops, AND has pictures of some of the amazing prizes to be given away.

No minimum purchase. Two entry maximum per shop. Feel free to post comments or questions if you have them.

Available in my Etsy Shop...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Oh Where I Come From...

As if Outsider's Inn were not enough to make me love the image East Tennessee gets in the larger scope of the world, Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported about little old Knoxville today. It doesn't seem to be on the Countdown website as it was just a little blurb, so here's the Knoxville News Sentinel version:

Man Stuck On Stopping Blue Cow

Apparently someone tried to break into the Knoxville Museum of Art through the air vent shaft, and then when he got stuck, called 911. Brilliant. More so brilliant was the fact that he explained it by launching into some explaination involving being a special agent sent to stop a Russian bomb planted in our museum. Yeah. Thanks for making us look good.

Spain has made my day, for real....

This hasn't hit the American news yet in any scope other than through Talking Points Memo but in Spain today there's a lot of news coverage on McCain. In an interview done for a Spanish radio station (I think), McCain talked at length about various Latin American countries and how he wanted to try to establish relationships with countries that could be our allies. In the ending part of the interview, the reporter asks McCain if he were elected president, would he want to establish relations with Zapatero (the current leader of Spain). McCain then reiterates the fact that he wants to establish relationships with countries that are deserving of our allegiance. The reporter goes back and forth like four times with him, and he continues to talk about Spain as if it were a Latin American country. Finally, the reporter is actually like, I'm talking about Spain, in EUROPE.


As of this point, the only audio available is a Spanish recording of the interview. I listened to it and can, even with my Spanish being what it is, understand the parts at the end where he seems to seriously not know where Spain is. There is a English version of the interview, because you can hear English in parts of it, like McCain talking in the background behind the voice over translation.

I really hope this hits our news, it's making waves in Spanish news today. I don't know when the interview was done, but the coverage is today's, so I'm hopeful it's worth picking up on. And knowing the way some news coverage LOVES McCain, I'm really hopeful.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Guess what is mostly black and has three columns?

My blog has moved up into the world of three columns! I'm so freakin excited!!! I've been sad over the left hand space on my blog for a loooonnnng time, and I keep hoping that Blogger will release a template that uses that extra space. Well, they haven't.

Finally deciding to see if I could solve my issues on my own, I went out and started looking to see if I was alone in my desires. Turns out I'm far from not alone, and I found Blogger Buster, this amazing little article that told me exactly how to add a third column to my blog using HTML editing! How exciting!

So, now I'm rolling in third column status. The only bad thing about this is I lost all the blogs on my 'I Like To Read' list (now heading up my left hand column), so if you're reading me and you think I used to read you but have forgotten your blog address (I know I lost several funny blogs in this process) PLEASE comment. Or just comment anyway. I love blogs, and have a whole column with room for them now!

This made my entire day...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

feeling reflective...and sad :(

There's been a lot of sad things happening, on various scales of sadness. I've been really freaked out by the Spanair plane crash in Madrid , which rattles me somewhat because I've flown that airline and been in that airport, more than once. That's probably really silly, to be freaked out by that, but I am. It could've happened months ago and I could have been there...

I don't know.

Closer to home, there was
a shooting at a school in Knoxville, apparently for once NOT a random act of violence but an intended act of violence, one kid against another... and not too long after a guy stormed into a church there and shot a bunch of people. Knoxville's still very fragile, for obvious reasons...

These last two are nowhere near the scale of the first two, but still hit my mind as highly annoying. The first one is a sad day on the Harry Potter front, as they are pushing back the release of the Half Blood Prince to stinking July 17th, 2009. I just don't get it, because they have already released previews and already got us all excited, and the pulled it right out from in under us. I'm really angry, and if it were anything else I'd be pissed off enough to boycott the movie alltogether, except, who boycotts a Potter film?? Well, I guess these people do, oh, these people too... way to piss off a massive Fandom, Warner Bros. Seriously.

The last bit of icing lately is the fact that they are making a reality show just a county over from where I live. Called Outsider's Inn, it's about a bed and breakfast ran out in the sticks and it supposedly is really, really stereotypical of Southern people. As someone who lives right next door, I'm pretty angry about the portrayal of such a stereotype. But, also, I know that in some ways some of those stereotypes ARE But it really upsets me that Tennessee's hit the television in such a bad way.

Okay. I guess that's the end of the rant.

Friday, August 15, 2008

on the second try...

So after last night's entry and posting my first squash, I tried again.
And I still got squash! I guess I just have squash on the brain. :) I've decided to name these guys Buttercup and Hubbard (Buttercup's the short, plump one...) and put them on sale on
Etsy. They are $10 for the pair, as after taking this picture I couldn't bring myself to seperate them...and can be seen by clicking the title of this entry or by clicking here.

If you want one of your own, and only one, I can make one special squash just for you. Just convo me and we'll get squashing!

I like Veggies...

I'm trying to get better about blogging about some of the stuff I'm working on, as I work on it, versus after it's finished and already on Etsy. In a harvest frame of mind, I've been thinking about pumpkins and squash. This was my first pumpkin, but he decided he was a squash instead. :)

I just finished this little guy and wanted to share. Look over the picture, it's late and the best I can do. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

because I love Garfield...

...I am slightly upset by and then amused by this concept at the same time.

I mean, it's Garfield, but without Garfield. What the hell? Called Garfield Minus Garfield this webcomic only features Jon...and eliminates everything else.

This one's quite funny...

when life gives you lemons...

make lemonade and then cry about it?? Because that's seriously what I feel like doing...

I don't really want to whine through an entire blog entry about how much workplace drama makes me want to sit and cry...but I really want some advice, or some feedback, or at least a public place to admit that I am 1)a pushover and 2)a doormat.

To make a long story shorter the entire episode is over me doing something at work that a coworker felt was her place to do. Only one of us were there, so she got sent somewhere else, and as a natural, logical response, is now mad at me over it. It wouldn't bug me so much except this person is someone i considered a work friend, and now I've basically been agonizing over it since it happened last week. To the point where I'm even thinking about trying to fix it tomorrow at work, when I didn't break it to start with. Thus me being a doormat.

On a more fun note, I made a meal yesterday that was so pretty I decided to take pictures of it to share with the world! This is my meatloaf baking bag, with potatoes, bell peppers, and green onions. No lemons :) It was yummy!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

because I like things that are different...

...i have joined Yaperture, a peer based photography site. How it works is you submit photos, and then the community votes on all submitted photos, and highly rated photos are eligible to be sold on the site for a while. It's a pretty neat thing, actually. Or thus far, for the 16 hours I've been involved.

check out the photos I submitted, and give me a nudge, will ya??

Solitary Moment
en fuego

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Etsy Owls Treasury

Check us out before the treasury expires on Saturday!

because we're all on SALE!!!

Check out the Etsy Owls team sale :)

Starting on Monday, July 21st, the Owls are on sale. Here's a list of all participating shops and their specials. Click each shop name to visit their shop. Sale ends 8/3/08.

Free Shipping on all jewelry.
Free earrings of your choice with any knitted or paper purchase.

Free shipping over $10 in the u.s. and half off shipping over $10 out of the states.

25% off all regular, non-custom pieces, and free domestic shipping.

Free domestic standard shipping on non-custom sales. Does not apply to expedited shipping. Sale items are marked as clearance and already marked down.

Free shipping on jewelry, half price shipping on knits and other fiber products
25% off OR pay full price and I donate 25% to the Owl Foundation

Pick Your Special! Mix and Match!

Shop by special and section. Specials include: Buy one Get one Free, 75% & 50% off with a free gift & reduced shipping rates, and Free Shipping. Prints are Buy a Print, Get a Print half off with free worldwide shipping. There's also a Charity section where each item donates a percentage to the Owl Foundation.

Each description will describe the special for that item. Listings have been changed to reflect discounts on both price and shipping. 'Free' items from the BOGO section can be any item storewide of equal or lesser value.


******SAVE SOME GAS AND SHOP ONLINE: FREE SHIPPING - As part of the Etsy Owls Team sale I'm offering free shipping on everything in my shop from 7/20 - 7/31******* (free shipping only includes first class)

Free Shipping!

CorkysCookies OR afabricqueen

$2 off all International shipments and Free UK Shipment!
20¢ per item sold will be donated to the Owl Foundation!

Free Worldwide Shipping in Clearance section

Free Worldwide Shipping Storewide!

$5.00 off shipping on all items storewide.

10% off all orders and 20% off all custom orders!!


75% of all purchases from the Owls shop, OfftheWall, will be donated to the Owl Foundation, an organization in Canada that helps rehabilitate owls to return to the wild. Each team member has items in the team shop, so check us out!

Buy Handmade

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I like sharing...

I like all these random things on the internet, and I never tell anyone about them. So i'm going to start posting them, every few days, as I think of what they are. Today my random share of the day is , which is at the most basic a online comic strip, a blog, and lots of fun fangear.

That comic above is the beginning of my love for Goats. I have the Republicans for Voldemort t-shirt, it's actually my second one! Go fall in love. :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Etsy Owls team sale

This is my first advertisement for our 2 week team sale. We're incredibly excited, and some of us are offering some really amazing specials!

About ten of our members are participating, which is about 50% of our team. We're still ironing out all the kinks, but I wanted to go ahead and start our advertising now. The sale starts on Monday, and we're going to be promoting on our blog and in the Etsy forums too, and when get all the official sales announcements in, I'm going to be posting them here too.

For my sale, I'm running a 'Pick Your Special' Sale--I will be changing my shop sections into various types of sales. You can shop by section to pick your sale, and buy more than one item & mix and match specials from different sections! Specials are going to include buy one get one free, 75% off, and free shipping. Our team shop, Off the Wall, is going to be donating 75% of all purchases to The Owl Foundation in Canada, because, we are, after all, Owls.

I'm going to be offering special limited edition print sets in the shop to benefit those Owls, so stay tuned for those details and a whole lot more as we have them!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

75% off!!!

Until I get up in the morning (at 9 am EST time), all of my third page items are 75% off and come with a free print. Purchases under 5.00 get a free 4x6, over 5.00 get a 5x7, and over 10.00 get TWO 5x7 prints. Purchase must be over 5 or 10 before shipping to get 5x7 prints.

Click the title or click here to see my 3rd page.

woo great deals!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sale oh sale!

I decided to have a weekend sale on the third page of my Etsy shop. Right now, all items on my third page are 50% off, it's a lot of really great items at great prices! Like, all of these items!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

because blogging at 12:30 am is therapeutic...(warning. this post could make you angry.)

So, I seriously had to use to look up how to spell 'therapeutic'. Moments like this make me wonder why they gave me a college degree. This thought is also triggered by my inability to figure percentages of random numbers.

Now, in reality, I know that my degree is in neither spelling nor percentage figuring, or anything close to either...though I suppose spelling is big part of a foreign language...but if we want to go there I don't even know how to say 'therapeutic' in Spanish, which might make me feel worse, so I don't think I need to go there.

Okay, so maybe blogging in the wee hours is not a good idea. i posted this because I wanted to talk about how i really really want to start writing more. And sharing more. And then I realized that I don't have what i wanted to share on this computer because I'm on my new laptop (yeah baby!) so now, i just spent like 20 minutes looking through my email (note to self, clean up my email) and i could've typed that poem like 9 dozen times by now...*sigh*

So, enough of that, here's this. If you didn't know I'm sort of a raging liberal, I am, and this poem might make you a wee bit angry if you aren't. Don't hate me. :-)

Note: This poem references a line from Allen Ginsberg's America, which is "America, I used to be a communist when I was a kid and I'm not sorry". The original inspiration for this poem was a class exercise to pick a line from a poem and be inspired by, or write off of this line. So i did it and I love it.

Dear America

I am ashamed of you. My shame grows stronger every time I watch the news.
You hide your mass destruction in the closet with your love for the Contras, Pinochet…
and your distaste for all things progressive.
How many skeletons are there, in that closet,
where you hide the truth about your lies?
Aside from the bodies coming home under that flag of yours,
you kill children, mothers—innocent people who have never wronged you.
Decades later, we still mourn for Vietnam—-yet the millions who died did not teach you.
You hide behind the fallacy of democracy, as though democracy alone can cure the world.
It has not saved you, you wretched whore of a country.
America, you have abandoned your children, your future.
You give us nothing…but expect us to be fed by our First Amendment rights.
You denigrate those who do not meet your standards---the indigenous, the forced.
You hose your own down in the streets when they call you out for your hypocrisy.
Your elderly are forced to push french fries to pay their bills, and your middle class is shrinking because we cannot afford you, but you call yourself successful.
I think I wanted to be a communist when I was a kid and I’m not sorry.
Now I want to be free of all of this, of all you stand for underneath those stars and stripes.
I want you to be something I am proud of.

Monday, July 07, 2008

because I haven't shared this here yet...

Please note that this post contains movie spoilers and if you have not seen Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by now, then seriously, it deserves to be spoiled.

Some of you might know that I am also at Livejournal (though I really don't post there much anymore...)

Anyway, the point of that statement is to bring up one of my favorite things about Livejournal, which would be Movies in 15 Minutes which, if you like movies and you like parodies, is the most glorious thing since, well, probably sliced bread. And I really like sliced bread.

She does all sorts of movies, and has a book that has some in it that I really want to read. I highly recommend checking her out. She might make your day.

Here's a snipet from my favorite one that I've ever read of hers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This is actually two snipets, both times when Harry is in the woods with Sirius, the original time and then the travelbackintime time:

Part 1:
Somewhere in the Hogwarts Woods

Harry must conjure a Patronus before the Dementors suck off Siriusdog’s face.







HARRY: *cries*

DEMENTORS: *dement*

PATRONUS: *finally gets off his ass and prances stagfully*


THE AUDIENCE: What? Where?

DEMENTORS: Run away! We are powerless against Bambi’s dad!

HARRY: *falls over*

Later in the story, Part 2 (the italics in this part are the original scene being witnessed by the part 2 Harry and Hermione)

Somewhere Else in the Hogwarts Woods



HARRY: All right, here comes my dad.

HERMIONE: Uh, Harry...?



HARRY: Any minute now...

HERMIONE: Uh... Harry?



HARRY: *cries*

HERMIONE: Uh, Harry? I'm pretty sure you and Sirius are about to die here.


PATRONUS: *prances stagfully*


DEMENTORS: Run away! We are powerless against Bambi’s dad!


HERMIONE: I think I saw a porno like that once.

© 2004 Cleolinda Jones. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Over in Etsyville & Owltown...

Hey. There's a ton of stuff going on in Etsytown today.

  • Voting for the Etsy Owls June's creative challenge has begun. Vote here

  • We're also taking votes for a new banner for the Owl shop. Votes are being done in a poll on the blog, vote here

  • Also, Poppy, my little Challenge entry tomato, is in a treasury:

Click here to see it live and in person (sorta...). It expires on the 3rd at like 8:30 pm.

Check back often to see what's going on in Etsyville & Owltown

Friday, June 27, 2008

Traveling Hope

I just read about this from BeneaththeRowanTree (who is our Owl stellar seller for tomorrow, by the way. Check her out here at our blog. Anyway, back to the point of Hope, who is this amazingly crafted little doll shown below...

Hope is traveling around the world for a year, visiting children who are less fortunate in places like hospitals or orphanages. At the end, Hope, all her accessories, and a journal kept by everyone who has kept her over the year will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to charity. What an exciting idea! BeneaththeRowantree is supposed to be keeping her for a while in September, and I look forward to reading about it. Check out Hope and follow her journey at the website.

The Big Read

i love these things. I stole this one from a friend of a friend on Livejournal. When reposting, please link to

From somewhere, probably the website, The Big Read says that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see. Here's how it works.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE, and strikeout the books you read but didn't like.
4) Reprint this list so we can try and track down these people who've read only 6 or less and make them read.

Turns out I've read 20 out of 100. I just want to say there should be different books on this

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (if i could underline it like 1,000 times...i would.)
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (waiting on my bookshelf!)
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot

21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh .
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen .
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan .

51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville -

71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt

81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry .
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down. Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Where the Hell is Matt???

Okay, so this is one of the most random things I've ever seen. Quite possibly ever. My boyfriend saw it on CNN and sent me a link to this YouTube video.

Now, the video is cute enough, yes, but then you check out the story behind it, and start reading some of the journals, and it just gets so much cooler. He has a website, Where The Hell Is Matt? and then a blog too, that has journals and such on it.

Check it out, it's seriously cool.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Over in Owltown...

Here's some Owl stuff going on. Check us out.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

My boyfriend shared this with me. I find it amusing even though I'm not terribly into the Hobbit, so I thought I'd share.

Waiting For Bilbo

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I don't think there's anyone reading this, but....sorry I haven't posted in a while. A long while. I did a semi-decent job of keeping up the Jamie's in Spain blog, which can be seen here but it wasn't really filled with many personal details. So, yeah. Sorry about the absence. I want to try to be more bloggy, so we'll work on that.

As for my current life, I'm really just working, holding now a retail job that I enjoy (the same one I've had for a few years now) and living just a little. No school to worry about is nice, and strange. It's the first time I've been out of school in a long time, college took me 5 years to finish, including most summers (though I do have an associates, a BA, and a semester in Spain up my sleeve now) and it just seems like it took forever. Then there's the two years in-between high school and college that I'd rather erase from my life, for the most part, as I did absolutely nothing and was kind of in a wasteland of self-moping for a while. So, I guess I'm saying all of that to say that I've never really been in this place before, just working and that's all, and I like it. It might not really settle in until the fall that I'm just not in school anymore, but I'll deal with that when it comes. For anyone who doesn't know, the 'official' plan is to take the rest of this year off, and just live, and then figure out the rest of it at that point.

So that's what I'm doing, although I am already considering grad schools. If I do start a program, it'll probably be something low-residency, which equals mostly online. I'm looking at Prescott College , who seems to offer almost completely adaptable Masters programs, so I could make it anything I wanted it to be. I haven't contacted them yet, because I'm still cooking on the process, but I'm seriously thinking about studying something like 'social movements in Appalachia', looking at the past, present, and future of them, and why they are what they are. This would lump together everything I love in one little program: Appalachia, sociology, environmental issues, social justice work, non-profit organizations, spanish--or more specifically, the immigration movement *which could include some work in spanish...and this list can just keep growing. Based on what I've read, it seems like it would be possible with them. Very possible. So, I'm contemplating that for a while.

Guess that's it.
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