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1alcottacre
Editat: març 2, 2015, 2:54am

Yep, it is me, that bad penny that turns up occasionally. Sorry it has been a couple of weeks, but toward the end of my school sessions, things get crazy for me as I try and wrap things up. Good news is that I now have a week off before I begin my next session.

I am still unemployed and, 3 weeks into this state, things are not looking any better. Still no job prospects, although I did finally get some money from unemployment on Saturday, so that is good news, although it certainly does not replace what I was making.

On the gaming front, the newest expansion for Elder Sign, The Gates of Arkham (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/166679/elder-sign-gates-arkham), has been a huge hit at my house and has already been played 5 times since we got it last week.

On the reading front:

#8: El Deafo by Cece Bell - graphic novel; I enjoyed this quite a bit as the author explores what it was like growing up as a deaf child; this book was recommended to me by Mary (bell7) - Thanks!; Recommended (4 stars) Library Book

#9: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth - I loved this historical fiction book! I could not wait to see what happened to the main characters as I went through the book; Highly Recommended (4.5 stars) Library Book

2avatiakh
març 2, 2015, 3:47am

I just read El Deafo yesterday and liked it alot. ALso read Bitter Greens last year and have her The Wild Girl lined up to read when I can fit it in.

Fingers crossed that something in the employment field comes along.

3alcottacre
març 2, 2015, 4:02am

>2 avatiakh: Thanks, Kerry.

You will have to let me know how The Wild Girl is. I have not heard of that one before.

4susanj67
març 2, 2015, 4:24am

Stasia, it's good to see you again. Woo-hoo for school wrapping up for a week! Sorry to hear about the job situation - I hope this is the thread where the world recognises what a treasure they would have if they employed you.

I keep seeing Bitter Greens mentioned - maybe I will have to succumb!

5alcottacre
març 2, 2015, 5:27am

>4 susanj67: Oh, you definitely need to succumb to Bitter Greens, Susan. I think you would really like it!

6msf59
març 2, 2015, 7:27am

Happy New thread, you Bad Penny! Glad to see you have a bit of a breather. Hope you had a good weekend. I requested El Deafo from the library and should have it this week.

7bell7
març 2, 2015, 7:52am

Happy new thread, Stasia! Glad you enjoyed El Deafo. I have been on the fence about Bitter Greens but your recommendation is pushing it more firmly onto the tbr list.

8lunacat
març 2, 2015, 7:55am

I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed that work comes really quickly. I finished Bitter Greens at 3am this morning as I couldn't put it down! What a wonderful book.

9scaifea
març 2, 2015, 8:19am

Happy New Thread, Stasia!

10Carmenere
març 2, 2015, 8:56am

Here's to your new thread, Stasia!

11jnwelch
març 2, 2015, 11:59am

Congrats on the new thread, Stasia. Glad you've had a little more time for LT this year!

12billiejean
març 2, 2015, 12:05pm

Both books look interesting to me.

Still praying for the perfect job for you.

13Deern
març 2, 2015, 12:51pm

Happy New Thread, Stasia. Continuing to send good wishes and encouraging thoughts and of course keep crossing crossables for you!

14Ameise1
març 2, 2015, 1:06pm

Glad you are pisting again, Stasia. I keep my fingers crossed that you'll soon find something at the job front.

15The_Hibernator
Editat: març 2, 2015, 2:53pm

Wishing you more luck on your job hunt. I'm on the hunt, too, so I know how very frustrating it can be. That sucks about them telling you to ask for under $9 an hour! I don't understand how they think people can live on these kinds of wages.

16thornton37814
març 2, 2015, 8:33pm

For some reason, I thought you had finished school. How much longer do you have to go? Best wishes on the job search though.

17jolerie
març 2, 2015, 8:52pm

Happy new thread, Stasia. Sorry to hear about the continual job situation, but good thing the EI is coming through. Every little bit counts until things turn around. Sending you good job vibes in the meantime. Lots of buzz for Bitter Greens around LT. I have that on Mount TBR. :)

18alcottacre
març 2, 2015, 9:07pm

Thanks for the good thoughts, vibes, and prayers everyone!

>6 msf59: I hope you like El Deafo once you get a chance to read it, Mark!

>7 bell7: Thanks again for the recommendation, Mary!

>8 lunacat: Jenny, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Bitter Greens as much as I did.

>16 thornton37814: Lori, I will not graduate until June 2017. Because I am taking a dual major, it takes a bit longer than it otherwise might have.

>17 jolerie: Move it up the mountain, Valerie!

19thornton37814
març 2, 2015, 10:00pm

>18 alcottacre: Sounds like you have a ways to go then.

20alcottacre
març 2, 2015, 10:14pm

>19 thornton37814: Yep, I do. I am basically taking 18 credit hours every semester just to get finished that quickly.

21alcottacre
març 3, 2015, 3:22am

A couple more books read:

#10: Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart - I enjoy Stewart's books primarily because she tells good stories and tells them well; when I saw this book recommended on Dejah Thoris' thread, I realized I had not read this one, so I picked it up at the local library; the story in this one revolves around Lippanzer stallions, a topic about which I knew nothing, so I found that very interesting; Recommended (3.75 stars) Library Book

#11: Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman - Gaiman's take on the traditional fairy tale with some marvelous monochromatic illustrations by Lorenzo Mattotti, but they may be a little on the "dark side" for younger children; Thanks Kerry for this recommendation!; Recommended (3.5 stars) Library Book

22souloftherose
març 3, 2015, 7:27am

Happy new thread Stasia. Hoping a job turns up for you soon.

23cbl_tn
març 3, 2015, 8:02am

Hi Stasia! I have Airs Above the Ground, but I haven't read it yet. It's one of the books I inherited from my grandmother. I'll eventually get to it!

Good luck with the job search! I hope you find something soon that will make going to work a pleasure.

24rosalita
març 3, 2015, 1:34pm

>21 alcottacre: Interesting! I've seen the Lipizzaner stallions perform a couple of times. It's quite a show.

25connie53
març 3, 2015, 2:07pm

Happy new thread, Stasia! I hope you find a job soon!

26lunacat
març 3, 2015, 2:12pm

>21 alcottacre: I saw the Spanish Riding School and its Lipizzaner's at Wembley in October last year. Stunning. I'll have a look for that book.

These are airs above the ground:



27alcottacre
març 3, 2015, 9:50pm

>23 cbl_tn: Thanks, Carrie. If you are a Mary Stewart fan, I think you would enjoy Airs Above the Ground.

>24 rosalita: I looked up videos on YouTube. I can imagine how impressive they must be in person!

>25 connie53: Thanks, Connie!

>26 lunacat: Thanks for posting the pictures, Jenny!

28Dejah_Thoris
març 4, 2015, 11:10am

Hi Stasia! I'm glad you enjoyed Airs Above the Ground. Most of what I know about the Spanish Riding School and the Lipizzaner Stallions comes from that book - i probably need to find another book about them to fill in some gaps, lol.

Bitter Greens isn't available through my local cluster of libraries, so I have to wait a few more weeks before I can request it from further afield. It's great to see another positive review!

I'm sorry to hear that you're still on the hunt for a job. I know the perfect position will turn up soon.

29alcottacre
març 4, 2015, 9:38pm

I passed Discrete Math!! I passed Discrete Math!!! Can't tell I am excited about that or anything, can you? My grade on my final exam was 91.2% (with a very nice comment from my instructor on it) and my final grade for the course was 90.2%.

>28 Dejah_Thoris: Thanks, I hope so too. Sorry to hear you cannot immediately get your hands on Bitter Greens. Thanks again for the recommendation of Airs Above the Ground.

30jolerie
març 4, 2015, 9:51pm

Awesome job, Stasia! That is 90% better than I would have done. ;)

31alcottacre
març 4, 2015, 9:53pm

>30 jolerie: Thanks, Valerie, although I take leave to doubt it.

32lkernagh
març 5, 2015, 9:56am

Stopping by your new thread Stasia with hellos and to say that I continue to keep my fingeres crossed for you on the employment front.

33billiejean
març 5, 2015, 12:34pm

Congrats on doing so well in Discrete Math! That is wonderful!!!

34drneutron
març 5, 2015, 1:16pm

Awesome!

35Ameise1
març 5, 2015, 2:04pm

>29 alcottacre: Congrats on passing so fantastic, Stasia. Well done :-)

36souloftherose
març 5, 2015, 2:52pm

>29 alcottacre: Congratulations!

37alcottacre
Editat: març 8, 2015, 9:59pm

>32 lkernagh: Thank you, Lori. I appreciate it.

>33 billiejean: >34 drneutron: >35 Ameise1: >36 souloftherose: Thank you, BJ, Jim, Barbara, and Heather. I am so glad that class is finally over!

Yesterday was Family Game Night and Beth's and my Monthly Gaming Marathon night, so lots of game playing going on: Ticket to Ride (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride) was first up. This is a terrific family game and Kerry's favorite. Then after he went to bed, Beth and I played Merkator (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39684/merkator), Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/119890/agricola-all-creatures-big-and-sm...), Kingdom of Solomon (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/87821/kingdom-solomon), and Elder Sign (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/100423/elder-sign) with the new expansion - and we lost that one horribly!

I also finished a book yesterday:

#12: This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki - graphic novel; I think my preconceptions hurt my overall view of this book as I thought it was going to be a lighthearted look at 2 preteen girls' summer vacation, but this book tackles a lot of heavy subjects: miscarriage, teen pregnancy, crushes, attempted suicide; Guardedly Recommended (3.5 stars) Library Book

38brenpike
març 5, 2015, 3:52pm

Congrats on your academics Stasia and hooray for family game night!

39alcottacre
març 5, 2015, 8:55pm

>38 brenpike: Thanks, Brenda!

40PaulCranswick
març 5, 2015, 10:40pm

Dear Stasia, happy new thread. 90% in discrete maths. No need for discretion any more my dear - Well done!

41Berly
març 5, 2015, 10:48pm

Hi Stasia! You may be discrete, but you are no slouch!! Congrats on the "A" in math!! Sending new job wishes your way. Glad you could relax a little with the games. Hugs. : )

42jnwelch
març 6, 2015, 11:59am

Happy Friday, Stasia! Congrats on doing so well with the academics.

43bell7
març 6, 2015, 1:53pm

WOOHOO congrats on discrete math, Stasia! Your thoughts on This One Summer were very similar to mine.

44souloftherose
març 6, 2015, 1:55pm

>37 alcottacre: We really enjoy Ticket to Ride too. Great family game.

45alcottacre
Editat: març 8, 2015, 9:59pm

>40 PaulCranswick: >41 Berly: >42 jnwelch: >43 bell7: Thanks, Paul, Kim, Joe, and Mary.

>44 souloftherose: It really is a terrific family game, so it does not bother me at all that it is Kerry's favorite game.

Speaking of games, I had a great (although unexpected) gaming day today. Beth and I played Elder Sign (again) this afternoon, then Kerry (who is not a gamer) wanted to play Augustus, so he and I played twice tonight, and then after that, Beth and I played an old favorite, Tikal.

I also finished another book!

#13: Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger - young adult; I really enjoy Carriger's books and this one was no exception; this continuation of her Finishing School series features vampires (Lord Akeldama makes an appearance!), kidnapping, fortune tellers and mechanimals; all in all, great fun!; Recommended (but read book 1 in the series first) (4 stars) Library Book

46johnsimpson
març 7, 2015, 7:03am

Hi Stasia, just passing by to wish you a very happy weekend my dear.

47Ameise1
març 7, 2015, 8:08am

Stasia, I wish you a lovely weekend.

48applebook1
març 7, 2015, 8:20am

Wishing you a lovely weekend and congratulations on doing so well at school!

49lunacat
març 7, 2015, 8:30am

I thought of you last night as I was sat in a social club playing cards with two friends! Not quite your level of gaming, and we were just playing rummy, but it still made you pop into my head.

50msf59
març 7, 2015, 8:46am

Happy Saturday, Stasia! My wife is also a fan of Carriger. She also just finished the latest Lunar Chronicle book. Have you read that series?

51alcottacre
març 7, 2015, 4:18pm

>46 johnsimpson: >47 Ameise1: >48 applebook1: Thank you, John, Barbara, and Yoona! I hope you all have a lovely weekend too.

>49 lunacat: Games are great no matter what you are playing, Jenny. I hope you had a good time and play some more :)

>50 msf59: Mark, I have only read Cinder, which I liked so much I promptly bought a copy. That is a series I really need to finish - if the author is done writing them. I hate starting a book only to discover the author is writing a series and it will be another year before the next one is out - by which time I will have completely forgotten what is going on.

52The_Hibernator
març 8, 2015, 7:01pm

>51 alcottacre: I hate it when I have to wait a year for the next book, too. That's why I generally wait until a series is a good way to being completed before I read it. Which reminds me...I need to get to Wheel of Time sometime....

53alcottacre
març 8, 2015, 10:06pm

>53 alcottacre: I am glad to know that someone else gets irked by waiting too! I just do not have the patience for it.

I did finish up one last book before I start school again tomorrow:

#14: Beyond Adventure by Roy Chapman Andrews - nonfiction; this is an odd duck of a book, not quite biography, not quite adventure story; Andrews writes about 3 explorers: Robert Peary, Conrad Akeley and himself - and he is in no way an unbiased observer; "fanboy" for Peary and Akeley would not be too strong a word for him as Andrews seemed to think that these two men could do no wrong; the strongest part of the book to me was the part Andrews wrote about himself and his adventures in China; Not Recommended (3 stars) Library Book

54bell7
març 9, 2015, 11:33am

>51 alcottacre: The next (and I think last) book in the series Winter is due to come out in November.

55alcottacre
març 9, 2015, 5:15pm

>54 bell7: Thanks for letting me know, Mary!

56beserene
març 9, 2015, 8:17pm

Lipizzaners? And Gail Carriger? It seems as though some of my favorite things have been appearing on your thread whilst I was away, Stasia! Congrats on the math class as well -- good work!

Meanwhile, I recently discovered that I can get tabletop game apps for my phone -- so that I can play board games whenever I'm away from my table! This is going to be a terrible habit, I can tell, but so far I have Catan, Carcassone, and Suburbia -- I'm considering Ticket to Ride, but I'm trying to resist. Did you know this was a thing? I had no idea until this week.

57alcottacre
març 10, 2015, 4:29am

>56 beserene: I did know it was a thing, Sarah, but my phone does not support most of the board game apps (although I do have Elder Sign on it, but rarely play it that way.) If I had an IPad I would be doomed - there are a lot of board games that have transitioned to the IPad.

How are you liking Suburbia? It is one of my daughter's favorites, but we do not get it to the table as often as either of us would like. We have one of the follow up games, Subdivision, but have not played it yet. We do not own another of the follow up games, The Castles of Mad King Ludwig, and I am not sure I am going to buy that one.

58beserene
març 10, 2015, 6:07pm

>57 alcottacre: Yep, I'm glad I have just a phone, because that limits what I can put on it too. As far as Suburbia goes, I haven't actually played the full game on the phone yet -- only just got that one yesterday and I'm still obsessively playing Catan -- so I'm afraid I don't have an app review for you. I can tell you that Catan is pretty great on my phone, so I'm thinking that the interface for Suburbia will be more complicated but similarly effective. I'll let you know when I actually dig in. My hesitation on Ticket to Ride has been phone screen size vs. the complexity of the map, but so far all the game apps do a nice job of either automatically or manually adjusting zoom so that you can look closely at your move area but easily transition to see the whole board.

I don't own Suburbia in regular tabletop form, actually, but I'm thinking I might need to buy it. Let me know what you think of Subdivision when you get 'round to it. I hadn't heard of the Castles of Mad King Ludwig game at all -- what makes you avoid that one?

59alcottacre
març 11, 2015, 12:10am

>58 beserene: Castles of Mad King Ludwig uses an auction type mechanic of which I am not fond, so I am avoiding it until I actually can sit down and try the game first. Games are too expensive to purchase if it is something I do not think we will enjoy!

60Berly
març 11, 2015, 1:44am

>51 alcottacre: Stasia--Ooh! I just read Cinder and I loved it so I promptly got my hands on Scarlet, which is out in paperback.

61beserene
març 11, 2015, 11:14am

>59 alcottacre: Makes sense. Do you have a game/comic store near you? Ours around here have libraries of games and you can go in on weekends and try them. I should probably start doing that, lol, as my game closet is nearly full and I already have a list of games I think I want. :)

62alcottacre
març 11, 2015, 9:59pm

>60 Berly: Kim, I will have to get my hands on Scarlet too, although it will probably have to be after this school session ends.

>61 beserene: I do not have a game store near me, so most of my games are ordered over the Internet from Cool Stuff. I am still hoping that there is a (slim) chance that we will make it to Dice Tower Con again this year (although who knows with my job situation) and that I will get a chance to play it there.

I finished a book last night while I was supposed to be sleeping and it was a dandy!

#15: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore - nonfiction; This was a terrific read about the fascinating history of Wonder Woman; I had no idea of the history behind her! Thank you, Mark, for a great recommendation (even if it did cost me a night's sleep!); Highly Recommended (4.5 stars) Library Book

63beserene
març 11, 2015, 10:29pm

>62 alcottacre: And you got me with a BB -- I have Larry Tye's history of Superman, so now it looks like I need the Wonder Woman volume as well. Onto the wishlist it goes!

64alcottacre
març 12, 2015, 6:31am

>63 beserene: I hope you like it, Sarah!

65foggidawn
març 12, 2015, 10:17am

Just stopping by to say hello on your new thread!

66BekkaJo
març 12, 2015, 1:03pm

Swinging by :)

67alcottacre
març 13, 2015, 5:09am

>65 foggidawn: >66 BekkaJo: Thanks foggi and Bekka! I wish there was something exciting going on, but I am currently up to my neck in learning Java programming.

68jolerie
març 13, 2015, 4:53pm

The learning never stops on the acre! First math and now programming? Go Stasia. :)

69kgodey
març 13, 2015, 6:02pm

Programming! I hope you're finding that fun, Stasia :)

70Berly
març 13, 2015, 10:56pm

Happy weekend Stasia! I am living vicariously through you, both for gaming and reading, since I have been doing none of the first and little of the second! BB for The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Still sending you good job mojo. Hugs.

71alcottacre
març 15, 2015, 8:28am

>68 jolerie: Thanks, Valerie!

>69 kgodey: Other than finding it frustrating at times, I am enjoying learning it, Kriti.

>70 Berly: Thanks for the good job mojo, Kim. I hope it works!

So, I finished another couple of books:

#16: Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves - I have read a couple of books in Graves' Home Repair is Homicide series and they were enjoyable enough, so I thought I would give this first book in a new series a try after spotting it on Tina's thread; this series is edgier than the Home Repair series as we are introduced to Lizzie Snow, who has moved from Boston to small town Maine to work in the sheriff's department there, all the while searching for her long lost niece; I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more in the series and seeing how Lizzie's character develops; Recommended (3.75 stars) Library Book

#17: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast - graphic memoir; this book struck a chord with me as I am part of "sandwich generation," so I can really relate to what Chast went through as her parents aged and inevitably died - her relationship with her mother reminds me a lot of my relationship with my father; thanks Bonnie for the recommendation of this one!; Highly Recommended (4.25 stars) Library Book

72johnsimpson
març 15, 2015, 8:31am

Wishing you and the family a very Happy Sunday my dear.

73msf59
març 15, 2015, 8:35am

Happy Sunday, Stasia! I am so glad you loved The Secret History of Wonder Woman. We NEED to keep the warbling going on that one.

Glad you enjoyed the Chast GN. I LOVE those GN memoirs. I recently finished El Deafo, which was also wonderful.

74LauraBrook
març 15, 2015, 11:53am

Hi Stasia! You and your family are still on my list, with the addition of job searching (and sanity-keeping?). Here's hoping you're having a wonderful Sunday! Wish I could play the games you talk about - they sound like so much fun!

75thornton37814
març 16, 2015, 7:40pm

>71 alcottacre: Glad you enjoyed the Graves book. I got that one through ER.

76tymfos
març 18, 2015, 11:20pm

Hi, Stasia, just a drive by hello and shout out for passing your math course so handily! Woo hoo!

77alcottacre
març 19, 2015, 6:40pm

I am still alive, but barely keeping my head above water. School is really keeping me busy this week, especially as I got a late start on my work - Catey was in town for a few days of her Spring Break.

I did finish another book though!

#18: Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb - I love the In Death series and this book is a terrific addition to it; Eve has an obsessed fan who is getting rid of her "enemies" for Eve; Highly Recommended for fans of the series (4.5 stars) Mine

78jolerie
març 19, 2015, 9:10pm

Sending you energetic vibes to get you through the busyness of school, Stasia! Hang in there. :)

79connie53
març 20, 2015, 2:50pm

Good to hear you get some reading done, despite the school thing, Stasia.

80alcottacre
març 21, 2015, 4:50am

Oh my goodness, but Java is really making my life difficult these days. I do not know anything about programming, so I am starting from scratch. I may not be back to LT for the next 8 weeks. . .

>78 jolerie: Thanks for the energetic vibes, Valerie!

>79 connie53: Yeah, that old school thing. . .I will be glad if I ever graduate!

81Ameise1
març 21, 2015, 8:17am

Hi Stasia, I'm thinking of you and sending you a load of positive vibes.

82alcottacre
març 22, 2015, 3:16am

>81 Ameise1: Thanks, Barbara. Positive vibes are much appreciated!

83msf59
març 22, 2015, 8:49am

Happy Sunday, Stasia. It looks like you have your hands full with school. Good luck, my friend.

84applebook1
març 23, 2015, 4:50pm

I don't know anything about programming at all, but I may have to learn it (e.g., C) in a near future... very nervous! Good luck to you!

85ronincats
març 23, 2015, 11:38pm

While I was back home, Stasia, I did play Settlers of Catan with my great niece and family!

Glad you are enjoying the Finishing School books. Prudence, the first of her next series, is a lot of fun as well.

86alcottacre
març 25, 2015, 5:23am

>83 msf59: I had a busy weekend too, Mark - and was not even working on schoolwork!

>84 applebook1: Are you learning C or C++, Yoona? I will have to learn one or the other before too long, I am sure. I am giving up on Java for right now, but I will be back to it in the next couple of months.

>85 ronincats: Cool beans, Roni!

My game playing has not slowed down, but a lot of the games are ones I have mentioned already, so I am not sure that anyone is interested about hearing about them again. I did, however, get Thunderstone Advance: Numenara to the table a couple of days ago, and I know I have not mentioned that one before since I had not ever played it! I really enjoy deck building games, and this game is in that genre, using the Thunderstone Advance system and moving it into the science fiction world of Numenara. I had a great time with it.

I have also finished another couple of books:

#19: The Hangman by Louise Penny - I almost feel bad counting this one (almost), but since it is between covers, I am; this is more of a short story or novella than anything else, but it is Gamache and it is Three Pines, so what more can I say? It just is not long enough!

#20: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs - the second book in the Miss Peregrine series, and I think I liked this book more than I did the first, which I greatly enjoyed; if you are a fan of the first book, you definitely need to read this one. I cannot wait until book 3 comes out!; Highly Recommended (4.25 stars) Library Book

87cal8769
març 26, 2015, 1:32am

I loved Hollow City. It had more to offer than the first.and those poor kids......what can I say. I was lucky enough to get the book from the ER program here and it was the hardback and came with a movie style poster! :)

88Berly
març 26, 2015, 2:33am

Loved Hollow City and Obsession in Death. Can't help you with the programming -- I haven't done much of it since I was 18 and worked during the summer at Control Data. I liked it a lot though. Good luck! And game on. : )

89alcottacre
març 26, 2015, 4:47am

>87 cal8769: I am glad to know someone else liked Hollow City as much as I did, Carrie. Lucky you with the hardback and poster!

>88 Berly: Thanks, Kim. I ended up dropping the programming course for now, but am scheduled to take it again the session after next. I have to have it for my second degree program. Glad you enjoyed both Hollow City and Obsession in Death!

90Ameise1
març 28, 2015, 6:23am

Hi Stasia, I wish you a wonderful weekend.

91applebook1
març 28, 2015, 1:22pm

I don't have to learn it just yet... but I think I might have to learn C in a near future.. *sighs deeply*

92Berly
març 29, 2015, 12:31pm

It is not your typical game, but the family played Ligretto last night, which is a high speed numbers game, and also Dixit which involves giving a sentence to describe wildly imaginative cards and then everyone else tries to choose their card that best matches and steal your votes. We stayed up until 1am playing. : )

93alcottacre
març 30, 2015, 6:13am

>90 Ameise1: Thanks, Barbara. Have a great week!

>91 applebook1: Soldier on, Yoona. I am sure you will be just fine!

>92 Berly: I have heard of Dixit although I have never played it. I have a game sitting on my shelf, Mysterium, which has been described as a combination of Dixit and Clue. One of these days I will have to get it played!

94msf59
març 30, 2015, 8:28am

Hi, Stasia! Hope you had a good weekend. I am glad you loved Hollow City. I have that one saved on ebook.

95PaulCranswick
abr. 4, 2015, 12:17am

Just a quick fly by to wish you a glorious Easter weekend, Stasia.

96Ameise1
abr. 4, 2015, 7:19am

Hi Stasia, I wish you Happy Easter.

97alcottacre
abr. 4, 2015, 7:27am

Thank you for the Easter wishes! I hope everyone has a lovely Easter holiday themselves!


98msf59
abr. 4, 2015, 8:20am

Happy Easter, Stasia! Hope you are doing fine, my friend.

99jolerie
abr. 4, 2015, 10:37pm

Happy Easter, Stasia! Hope you can catch a little breather this weekend. :)

100alcottacre
abr. 4, 2015, 10:53pm

>98 msf59: Thanks, Mark. I hope you have a wonderful Easter too!

>99 jolerie: Thanks, Valerie. We are going to visit my mother for the holiday, so no studying going on here this weekend. I hope you have a terrific Easter!

101Berly
abr. 5, 2015, 12:29am

Happy Easter Stasia!! Have fun at your moms. I expect lots of game play. : )

102nittnut
abr. 5, 2015, 1:11am

Happy Easter!

Here's a little treat

103billiejean
abr. 8, 2015, 11:40am

I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Stasia! And best of luck with the Java. I did not realize that the In Death series was still going. I have only read the first one, but I have two more.

104Ameise1
abr. 11, 2015, 6:25am

Hi Stasia, I wish you a fabulous weekend.

105bell7
abr. 12, 2015, 8:19am

Happy Sunday, Stasia! Hope all is well with you.

106Deern
abr. 17, 2015, 8:09pm

Happy weekend, Stasia!

107The_Hibernator
abr. 18, 2015, 12:00am

Happy weekend Stasia!

108Berly
abr. 18, 2015, 3:19am

Hi there Stasia! Thinking of you. Hugs.

109johnsimpson
abr. 18, 2015, 4:27pm

Hi Stasia, hope you are having a lovely weekend my dear and that all is well with you and the family.

110Ameise1
abr. 25, 2015, 7:47am

Hi Stasia, I wish you a wonderful weekend.

111cal8769
abr. 27, 2015, 8:33am

Have a great 1St day!

112connie53
abr. 27, 2015, 12:46pm

Hi Stasia, waving!!!

113jnwelch
abr. 27, 2015, 1:57pm

Go Stasia! Looking forward to hearing how the new job is.

114johnsimpson
abr. 27, 2015, 4:46pm

Hi Stasia, hope your first day went well my dear.

115jolerie
abr. 27, 2015, 7:27pm

A new job??
I hope it all goes well, Stasia!

116connie53
abr. 28, 2015, 3:01am

I missed the new job thing! I hope you had a good first day!

117kidzdoc
abr. 28, 2015, 1:44pm

Congratulations on finishing your first day in your new job yesterday, Stasia!

118tymfos
abr. 30, 2015, 11:04pm

A new job? Hope things are going well!

119ronincats
maig 1, 2015, 12:05am

I know you will master the job quickly! They are so lucky to have you.

120The_Hibernator
maig 2, 2015, 12:48am

Good luck with your new job Stasia! And happy weekend!

121ChelleBearss
maig 2, 2015, 5:09pm

Hope you are enjoying your new job!!

122bell7
maig 4, 2015, 7:36am

Congrats on the new job! I hope it's going well for you.

123msf59
maig 4, 2015, 8:35am

Hi, Stasia! Just popping in, to check on my pal. I hope all is well, my friend.

124Ameise1
maig 9, 2015, 5:02am

Hi Stasia, I wish you a lovely weekend.

125nittnut
maig 10, 2015, 6:24am

Happy Mother's Day!

126msf59
maig 10, 2015, 8:47am

Happy Mother's Day, Stasia! WE MISS YOU!!

127Whisper1
maig 10, 2015, 9:20am

Dear Friend

I hope the new job is going well. It is so good to see posts from you. Congratulations on doing so well on discrete math. Of course, I am not surprised.

Love you lots

128Berly
maig 18, 2015, 9:13pm

All right lady. Enough stalling...we want job details like right now!! ; ) Hope it is going well for you. Big hugs.

129Carmenere
maig 21, 2015, 8:51pm

Happy 9th Thingaversary, Stasia! Hope all is well in your world!

130LizzieD
maig 24, 2015, 11:15pm

Just checking up here....... I was expecting a couple of comments about a couple of books read, but I know you're BUSY!!!!
Happy Holiday!!
I missed your Thinga'? Phooey on me. Hope it was a happy one!

131avatiakh
maig 28, 2015, 5:28am

Hoping that you aren't too badly affected by all this Texan flooding. Not sure of all the geography.

132jnwelch
Editat: maig 28, 2015, 10:59am

Oh, good thought, Kerry. Hope you're doing okay, Stasia.

133kidzdoc
maig 28, 2015, 6:53pm

Same here, Stasia.

134tymfos
maig 30, 2015, 1:27pm

Ditto!

135ronincats
maig 30, 2015, 2:26pm

I don't think you are in the flooding area, but I am wondering how the new job is going, Stasia.

136Ameise1
juny 5, 2015, 11:10am

Hi Stasia, I hope everything is fine at your place. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

137Berly
juny 8, 2015, 2:02am

Hi Stasia. Hope all is well down in Texas.

138lkernagh
juny 14, 2015, 1:52pm

Stopping by with Hellos Stasia, and hoping all is well in your part of the world.

139Berly
jul. 17, 2015, 7:26pm

Stasia-- You are more MIA on LT than I am...and that is hard to do!! Hope all is well. : )

140PaulCranswick
ag. 27, 2015, 4:30am

From one regular absentee to another.......miss you and hope you'll be back soon.

141tymfos
ag. 28, 2015, 7:42pm

Stopping by to say hello . . .

142applebook1
set. 10, 2015, 8:17am

Stopping by to say hello. Hope you are doing great!

143Berly
set. 14, 2015, 1:54am

Good thing I see you around on FB or I'd be worried. My daughter played Settlers of Catan with her friends the other night and I thought of you. : )

144Ameise1
set. 19, 2015, 7:43am

Happy weekend, Stasia.

145PaulCranswick
des. 24, 2015, 12:46pm



Have a lovely holiday Stasia

146ronincats
des. 24, 2015, 1:34pm



For my Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice/Holiday image this year (we are so diverse!), I've chosen this photograph by local photographer Mark Lenoce of the pier at Pacific Beach to express my holiday wishes to you: Peace on Earth and Good Will toward All!

147cal8769
des. 24, 2015, 10:24pm

Have a very Merry Christmas!

148Deern
des. 25, 2015, 1:11am

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Stasia!

149ChelleBearss
des. 26, 2015, 9:18am


Merry Christmas, Stasia!

150bell7
des. 26, 2015, 9:19am

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Stasia!

151Whisper1
des. 26, 2015, 10:20am

Thinking of you and sending love

152Berly
des. 26, 2015, 4:00pm


153tymfos
des. 26, 2015, 8:09pm

I hope you had a nice Christmas, Stasia!

154jnwelch
des. 28, 2015, 2:16pm

Happy Holidays, Stasia!

155LauraBrook
des. 28, 2015, 10:07pm

Merry Belated Christmas, and an early Happy New Year, Stasia!

156billiejean
des. 30, 2015, 12:35pm

Belated Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours in 2016!

157laytonwoman3rd
des. 31, 2015, 8:46am

Missing you, Stasia. Hoping you're just busy in a good way. I know you're breathing and not without internet (FB tells me so!), so those are two good things. May 2016 be a good year for you and yours.

158johnsimpson
des. 31, 2015, 12:47pm

Hi Stasia, wishing you a Very Happy New Year my dear and sending special love and hugs.

159Ameise1
des. 31, 2015, 3:36pm