A Monday Hodge-Podge

Happy Monday interwebs!!

The Read-a-Thon has come and gone!  It was a complete blast even though I failed to participate for the full 24 hours.  My weekend just got much busier than I had previously expected.  I managed to read 200 pages and thoroughly enjoyed connecting with everyone, participating in mini-challenges, and flying through I Capture the Castle!  Thanks so much to everyone who made the event so successful – organizers, hosts, cheerleaders, etc!

Friday night we hosted our annual poker party which meant I didn’t get to bed until 4am!  Trying to read on no sleep was very difficult and definitely affected my total page count.  Saturday night we went with friends to dinner at Verde in Brookhaven and then on to the Netherworld Haunted House – one of the best in the country.  We actually went several years ago, so this was our second time.  They switch it up every year though so it was still a lot of fun.  I love being scared.  However, I was injured during the walk through – my poor toenail has seen much better days!  The below picture is of Josh Hutcherson (Peeta from The Hunger Games) who’s in town filming the second movie.  He visited Netherworld last week!

Afterwards, we didn’t go straight home so, yet again, I couldn’t keep reading.  Jimmy took a group of us out for Taiwanese snacks from his favorite little bakery place.  There was bubble tea, salt and pepper chicken, Asian sweet potato fries (best things EVER), and other sweet treats.  As a result, we didn’t get home until 1am.  I tried to be active in the Read-a-Thon again but fell asleep.  I didn’t wake up until after lunch today!  So. Tired.

My big news is my new Samsung Galaxy SIII phone I purchased this afternoon!  I’m so excited to finally be in the 21st century.  I’ve always owned really basic phones with no interesting features whatsoever.  Now I can take pictures, listen to music, video chat, and download apps until my heart’s content.  Plus, Best Buy had an awesome deal on this phone – we ended up paying well under $100.  Take that iPhone 5!

Lots of reviews to be posted this week since I’ve actually finished a couple of books.  Just gotta get around to writing them!

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8 thoughts on “A Monday Hodge-Podge

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! And Peeta! haha! I hope you enjoy your new phone. I feel like that’s what my little sister has and she loves it! I personally prefer my iPhone, which I just updated about 6 months ago from the original iPhone… 🙂

  2. I wasn’t much of a success during the readathon either. I only read one book, and it was fast and light. But like you, life had other plans for me, and I couldn’t say no! So, so cool that you got a picture of Peeeta! And that food sounds delicious!

  3. Congrats on entering the 21st century! HAHA!

    And it sounds like an exhausting but totally fun weekend. I’m amazed you managed to read anything at all with your lack of sleep.

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