See, this is what happens when two nerds get married and have little boys.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What Denise WAS reading this week

FinishedPride and Prejudice. I also readTreasure Island last week. Mom and Dad bought TI for me when I was ten, and I read that book to literal pieces. I might still have a couple bits laying around. Yay for Kindle freebies!

Monday, July 25, 2011

What Denise is Reading this Week

After the grimmest opener I've ever read (including Poe), I decided against the Riverworld series (although thanks anyway, Alex!). Maybe it would have been better not to start with To Your Scattered Bodies Go. I am reading another Kindle freebie-- Pride and Prejudice. I can already hear the gasps of indignation from sundry girl friends who can't believe I've never read it before:). But so far I like it quite a bit. To be perfectly honest, I put it down with every intention of deleting it after that first conversation with Elizabeth's mother (who is insufferable). But I persevered, and perseverance is rewarded!

Friday, July 22, 2011

What should Denise read this week?

I don't have any bright ideas for what to read this week, folks. So I'm taking suggestions in the comments. Please!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

As requested...

The table in all its done glory:)

Sorry about the weird angle. It's so shiny I was having a hard time finding a place without glare:)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Our table is nearly done! It just needs a gloss coat over the top... which is no trivial thing, and will have to wait for the next hot week, as it needs to cure in 70+ degrees for a few days. Things learned: we make cool things, hardwood tongue and groove is cool to work with, and measuring twice is NOT SUFFICIENT.

What Denise read and is reading this week...

I read Reckless Endangerment, by Gretchen Morgenstern and Joshua Rosner. Good book, if you like watching train wrecks. Reckless is about the 2008 crash. It explains how it happened, who was involved, and the trail of terrible decisions that led to the whole mess. And I don't even want to think about it. If you want to know what in the world happened, and don't mind being sickened by what you learned, by all means pick it up. It's a dang good piece of journalism in book form.
After that, I felt in need of something lighter, so I'm reading Thirteenth Child, by Patricia Wrede. She's been one of my favorites since I was 14. There's nothing heavy or earth-shaking or particularly enlightening, just some fun escapism. Which is nice after slow-mo train wrecks:).