Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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GIP and Summer Update

Dad sent me the photo he took at Erie which I loved in particular. It's one of the five of us ladies enjoying the beach. I'm the one on the far left. Mum is beside me. I'm probably reading The Ripple Effect during this photo. I decided I wanted to make another Lake userpic, so this I have done.

Lazing at the Lake

I also figured I should continue my book, bike, and movie stats for the summer. I'm into the final weeks of my absolutely brilliant summer vacation. I'm very close to my personal goal of 25 books read and I expect to top that and then some before the kiddies return to our building on August 26th.

# of Bike Rides: 12 since the start of summer vacation. Just a short ride yesterday (under 4 miles) but a useful one where I had my seat adjusted a smidgen by the bike shop dude.
# of Books Read: 23 (with every intention of finishing #24 today - whee!)
# of Movies Watched: 24 (whoops - that took over my book total - and I should get another watched today)

The books continued:
Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce (which I borrowed from the library after watching the Rise of the Guardians movie)
Penny Arcade Vol 1: Attack of the Bacon Robots by Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins (eBook - part of a Humble Bundle eBook purchase)
Penny Arcade Vol 2: Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings! (eBook - ditto)
A Crack in the Lens by Steven Hockensmith (another Holmes on the Range mystery from Hockensmith - library book)
27 Nerd Disses by Phil Plait and Zach Weinersmith with art by Jess Fink (eBook, pick your price)
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Vol 1: Save Yourself Mammal by Zach Weiner(smith) (eBook from same Humble Bundle as before)
Doctor Who: Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman (eBook novella in honor of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, 7th Doctor & Ace)
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes (which I heard about while listening to the extras on Doctor Who: Persuasion, a 7th Doctor/Elizabeth Klein adventure from Big Finish - same author for both. Library book)

The movies continued (library DVDs unless otherwise specified):
Iron Man 3 (2nd run theater)
Despicable Me 2 (at the Icon theater in Chicago with elsaf and judiang)
Pacific Rim (at the Icon with Judi)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which I realized I hadn't seen when we saw a trailer for The Wolverine at the Icon)
X-Men: First Class (might as well complete the set).
The Croods (2nd run theater - saw same day as Epic)
Epic (see above)
RED (wanted to see it in case I go see the sequel now in theaters)
Les Miserables (first time ever seeing the musical)

Still doing well with movie and book picks this summer! (Though it is taking me quite a bit of time to get through Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell... Need to renew it from the library.)
Tags: books, elsa, judi, lake, mom, movies, pictures, vacation
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