Archive for July, 2007

July 30th, 2007

» training log: 07/22 – 07/28

07/22 Sun: rest – Twins game
07/23 Mon: riding
07/24 Tue: riding
07/25 Wed: riding
07/26 Thu: riding
07/27 Fri: walking
07/28 Sat: rest

Sunday 7/29 sneak peek: Horse show! In addition to being supremely helpful with all manner of horse-holding and things-fetching and etc, Bryce played photographer, so I hope to put up a little horse-show-day post soon. Though we didn’t get any pictures of the end of the process, so you’ll have to bring your imaginations for us all zombie-ing around unloading the trailer, and our later attack on the Ruby Tuesday salad bar, and the early evening listless lying around in the apartment.

July 23rd, 2007

» HP & the Deathly Hallows

So I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday. Jo and her sister and sister’s friend and I went to the party at the Calhoun Barnes & Noble, which I think was less fun in itself than the Minnetonka Border’s has been in the past. Probably down partly to the size of the store; much smaller than Border’s, and just not set up very well for mobs of people. Still, I had a blast with Jo & company — we got Thai at Thanh Do and ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s, then spent an interminably long time wandering around Barnes hunting for trivia questions and waiting impatiently for midnight.

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July 23rd, 2007

» training log: 07/15 – 07/21

07/15 Sun: rest
07/16 Mon: 30 min abs
07/17 Tue: riding
07/18 Wed: riding
07/19 Thu: riding
07/20 Fri: rest – Harry Potter party!
07/21 Sat: rest – Alex’s birthday party!

July 18th, 2007

» You Suck: A Love Story

I just finished listening to You Suck: A Love Story, by Christopher Moore, and it? Rocked. I particularly loved Susan Bennett’s narration; I’ve never listened to one of her audiobooks before, but she was completely perfect for this one. I can’t imagine it any other way. Moore makes all sorts of clever little choices for his vampire mythos, and the whole thing is fun and funny. And there’s a little Q&A with Moore at the end of it, from which I discovered that You Suck is actually a sequel — which explains why I felt like it dropped the reader into the middle of the action much more than most books I’ve read. I really liked that, though — you don’t feel adrift or anything, just that there’s a bit of past history you’ve missed, the details of which aren’t important. It trusts you as a reader to put things together a little, and I always like feeling respected as a reader. Though I do want to read Blood-sucking Fiends (the — prequel? is it still called a prequel even if it was written first?).

And entirely unrelated, for anyone (Bryce) who uses a feed reader/consolidator thingie (like Netvibes, which I highly recommend by the way), I finally posted some pony pictures, but I’ve made them private (as they’re not my ponies, really), so you’ve got to come to the actual site to see them. And be registered.

July 16th, 2007

» training log: 07/08 – 07/14

07/08 Sun: rest – Scrapbooking Weekend!
07/09 Mon: riding
07/10 Tue: riding
07/11 Wed: riding
07/12 Thu: rest
07/13 Fri: riding
07/14 Sat: riding (show)