Shiny things 1/02/14 January 2, 2014Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: authors, Chimeras, Christmas, demons, dragon-shiters, ghosts, librarians, lion shifters, New Year, Ninja 2, ornaments, resolutions, Scott Adkins, Shape-shifting, Tae Kwon Do, tae kwondo, vampires, weight loss, writing
Things interesting me this week.
1. Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2014! I actually made a resolution this year (normally I don’t since I figure I’ll only break it anyway).
Not being one to deny myself, this year I’m focusing not on taking things away, but adding things. I’d like to lose weight, but concentrating on that has never worked for me, so I’ve decided to add more fruits and vegetables and that’s it. I walk while I write and I do TaeKwonDo, so I hope eating better is the missing part of the puzzle. Besides, I read a study that said 20,000 new cases of cancer could be prevented if people ate just two more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Better safe than sorry.:-)
2. We don’t take the tree down until after the girl child’s birthday party, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ornaments before it goes down. Some I think are just pretty, others remind me of people I love.
Well, my internet speed is in the toilet today, so I just posted one.:-( It’s at the bottom.
3. Www.thefussylibrarian.com I subscribed to this site as a reader and submitted as an author. They send you emails with recommendations of books you might like. You choose the categories, even down to level of violence, sex and profanity, then they send you matches.
4. Ninja 2 Those who follow my twitter know all about my Martial Arts crush on Scott Adkins. I’ve been waiting for this release for a while and was delighted to see it on Netflix. It’s pure action. Centered on a revenge plot, there’s lots of pure fighting sans CGI. I loved it. It goes up there with Assassination Games as my favorite of his. He fluidly switches between Japanese and a credible American accent (he’s British), all while fighting his way through bad guys galore.
What’s shiny in your life this week? Streaming anything new? Taking down the tree? New adventures on the horizon?