Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Tag" Sorry this took so long to get to Scott.

My Other Half

HOW LONG DID YOU DATE? we went on three dates.
WHO SINGS BETTER? She does, and so she corrects me in front of everyone.
WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED? me until she demands we switch sides for the night.
WHO MOWS THE LAWN? me of course.
WHO DRIVES? we both do again. I take the wheel on car trips.
WHO'S MORE STUBBORN? She is. i do have my moments.
WHO KISSED WHO FIRST? I did badly. I tried to make up for it. when you to a slobbery all over their cheek because they turned at the last sec not realizing what was happening. What can you do. the story of my life.
WHO ASKED WHO OUT FIRST? I think she did. I also was given my first condom that day too. ( We have never had what you call a "normal" dating life.)
WHO PROPOSED? Me!! Badly again and i am still trying to make up for it. I thought it was a romantic spot but what do I know. I'm just a man.
WHO HAS MORE SIBLINGS? We have the same.
WHO WEARS THE PANTS? She lets me think I do. She really does what she wants no matter what i say. Then when we see I was right she apologies and we do it all again. I also have to admit when she is right witch is most of the time. "You are right I am wrong. You are perfect, I am not. Liz take a nap. I'll do the dishes."

Arena football

Arena Football with the oldest brother.


fat and lazy

Friday, March 28, 2008

A zombie jamboree!

Back 2 back. Belly 2 belly!

Help i be surrounded by zombies!!!

Mmmm! Caramel Cadbury goodness.

my Zen calendar thought for today

Behind all this, some great happiness is hiding.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Girls

for some reason the girl on the right ALWAYS used ti have her belly button showing ...

more Rick Springfield for the depressed

I know all of your life you've wondered
About that step we all take alone
How far does the spirit travel on the journey
He must surely be in Heaven
And it thrills me to the bone
To know, now he knows the great unknown.

Rick Springfield

this amused me -

I stole this quote from my nieces blog. I laughed so hard because that was like the last job I worked at. I am pleased.
"You do not lead by hitting people over the head--that's assault, not leadership."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Mr. Skull Head

What is one item in the car that has been through all three accidents (other them me and john) ? The skull light... Perhaps it is bad luck.

The rear bumper sags

What people know about me - -

I really did find this too good not to share. This is one of those email quizzes, but instead of filling it out about yourself, others fill it out about you. I just got such a wide variety of answers I just wanted to share :)

Where did we meet: Front seat of Mom and Dad's station wagon, family get-together, Washington D.C. South Mission, jr. high, 7th or 8th grade, 2nd grade I believe, I guess in forth grade--Mr. Morrells class

What's one of your memories of me: Baking your first chocolate cake with macaroni I think it was, eating icecream, that was the first time I really talked to you, good conversations on the phone at night, Lucky stars, and many more, sleepovers and just hanging out. always got a kick out of your humorous sarcasm, there are so many! hmm... sharing a locker with you in high school and all the crazy things we said to each other- and also the walks home when I had to work at my parents office- we'd laugh pretty much the whole time!, I do remember that volcano thing! We thought it was the neatest thing in the world!

Take a stab at my middle name: none, I think I should know this one...but I can't remember it right now. Is it Jane???, Master?, not sure, pears, Ann

How tall am I: 5'3ish maybe 4, don't know but I'll guess 5'4, 5' 6'', 5'3, 5'4", 5'3"

Color of my eyes: brown, brown, Brown, dark brown, dark brown, same as your hair, but I will say dark dark brown

Where did I grow up: Kaysville, kaysville, Layton ut, utah, most likely kaysville, Kaysville UT, kaysville

Do I have any siblings: yes, four, yes?, yes, yep, yes, but I don't know how many--at least one brother I think

What's one of my favorite things to do in my spare time: sleep, reading/facebook, all things star wars/ read, write or photography. I think it was artistic, you like to read and write stories and poems, and sing, write on your web-site

What's my favorite type of music: U2, contemporary, is that what they call it these days?, I detect an old hint of industrial but now???, I don't know the name of it but whoever...shucks, I can't even remember the group now (Hootie and the Blowfish), you have a pretty wide ranging taste in music that includes classical to U2, rock and roll

Am I shy or outgoing: depends on the moment and who is around, both, depends, Depends on the people, shy unless mad, I think you were a little shy growing up, but you seem a lot more out going now, outgoing

Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules: mostly you follow rules I think... but would like to not, HA! I think you're both of these. You rebel to a point but still follow the basic rules., sometimes both, rule follower, rebel!, rebel, or at least pretend to be!

Any special talents: sleeping for insane amounts of time, Writing, how do you make those lucky stars?, writing soap operas, you could always make me laugh- a very talented writer and a loyal friend, writing

How many children do I have: None... yet..., Two cats, zero, no, but your cats are like children, do cats count?, zip, zelch, zero

What's my husbands name: John, John aka the creator of our virtual reality, john?, john, john, John

If you and I were stranded on a desert island, what is one thing that I would I bring: your ipod, John, a light saber, music?, judging form your blog, I would say your cats!, your hubby and computer


very enlightening

In a dark time, the eye begins to see.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

my W.C.

My preferred direction - almost time for a new roll...

For Geoff

deep thoughts

One day Chuang-tzu and a friend were walking along a riverbank.
      “How delightfully the fishes are enjoying themselves in the water!” Chuang-tzu exclaimed.
      “You are not a fish,” his friend said. “How do you know whether or not the fishes are enjoying themselves?”
      “You are not me,” Chuang-tzu said. “How do you know that I do not know that the fishes are enjoying themselves?”


Easter Video from the Church

Monday, March 24, 2008

Do I look like a Library!?

Does anyone have these books I could borrow?
"Twilight" by Stephine Meyers
"Eclipse" by Stephine Meyers
"New Moon" by Stephine Meyers
apparently I'm supposed to read these.

oh joy!

I can't see ... Migraine rainbows block my vision.

Twin Falls and Funerals

Have I ever mentioned that I Hate funerals... and even More then that, I HATE viewings.


I went though so I could officially say good by to my friend. Michelle didn't look like herself lying there in a coffin. This being one of the reasons that I hate viewings. She looked so much older and without her smiling she didn't look right, it was like the body there wasn't her at all and this was all just a spoof, but it's not. 


Michelle had always been ill. I remember he being quite sick when we were companions, but she was always smiling and being a wonderful missionary through it all. From what her parents say, she has always had some sort of undiagnosable stomach ailment that is apparently what got the better of her in the long run. Per her husband she was sick like any other night that he usually sleeps through, but for some reason on the night she went into her coma he woke up and was able to be with her for a few moments before she lost consciousness and slipped away. What caused it? Very low potassium levels. Which, in essence, stopped her heart and chain reacted through the rest of her body. (this may not be the official diagnosis post mortems, but I didn't have an opportunity to really talk to anyone at the funeral) She passed away peacefully on Wednesday night March 12th after everyone who could go see her had the opportunity to say goodbye.


She is now happily out of pain and with her siblings. Maya who passed away after a car accident before Michelle’s mission, and Mel who died while we were companions. Her parents are wonderful people, and were at the funeral comforting others. As the rest of us mourned for Michelle, they were baring their testimony of eternal families and the resurrection. What a wonderful family that is. The funeral was very nice. Her parents and Andrew all spoke of different parts of her life. Her mom talked about her as a little girl and her spunkiness and love of life. Her dad talked about her teenage years and the wonderful things they would do together and her love of life. Andrew talked about her later years and he started at the end and worked his way back to her mission and her uniqueness. Of all things, he mentioned her P-Day tattoo and her piercings :) and we all rejoiced in the wonderful life that was Michelle. Her coffin was beautiful, an iridescent black/gray that was very her, I’m sure she would love it. She will be sorely missed and I ache for her poor boys that have to grow-up with out their mother, but they are surrounded by family a who loves them and will teach them of the wonderful mother that they have watching over them from heaven.


I understand that there really are no words that one can say to another at the passing of a friend, really the most comforting thing anyone can say is just to tell someone that they are loved, and really mean it. :) like I have said previously on my blog I have learned lessons from those who have passed away and with Michelle it is to be more prompt in responding to those you love and stay closer to those you want to keep.


I appreciated that the funeral was on Easter Weekend. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on what is important and my thought’s and views on religion and where I stand therein.  And I am very thankful for my Savior and for the knowledge I have of eternal life and eternal families and that everyday I have the opportunity to be a better person and to repent for my wrongs and to try a little harder tomorrow.


Life is beautiful enjoy every minute of it for tomorrow may never come, and always be thankful for the Savior and the atonement and the doctrine of eternal families. Without that, dark times like these would truly be bleak with no light at the end of the tunnel.

Today's Thought

You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone, yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even coming and going.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

This should have posted yesterday

On the road. Welcome to Idaho.

What is in Idaho?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Watching the Stars

Today's Capricorn Horoscope: Mar 21, 2008

Sometimes you feel like you're navigating through a thick fog, but the obscurity will finally lift today. The skies ahead are sunny and clear! You can expect an invitation to take a little trip, or an offer to belong to a special group of associates. Don't pass up any opportunities to have fun, dear Capricorn. You can benefit from a diversion right now!
Jupiter In Capricorn
Jupiter changed signs and is now in Capricorn, where it will remain for all of 2008. It is going to encourage you to bring your dreams to life, and you are going to be quite unashamed at how ambitious you become. You will even begin to celebrate your determination to reach the top. You get to make use of your intuition and you'll have more faith in yourself. It is time to bypass some of the more laborious methods that are mostly used to create success. However it all depends on which area of your chart Jupiter is currently inhabiting.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

once upon a time ...

Proof that she wasn't always the size of a moose

this video was awesome.

Artery clogging goodness

Michelle Huppi Young

Michelle Huppi Young 1977 ~ 2008 SHOSHONE, IDAHO- Michelle Huppi Young, 30, of Shoshone, Idaho passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Twin Falls Idaho. Born in Logan, Utah, the daughter of Melvin Charles Huppi and Denise LaDine Johnson Huppi, she grew into a wonderful woman. She loved playing the clarinet and being a wife and mother. Michelle was in her final semester at the College of Southern Idaho and would have graduated with honors. Michelle served an LDS Mission in Washington D.C. She loved the Young Women in the Shoshone Ward and will miss them greatly. Michelle will be missed by her husband Andrew Young, her boys, Caleb and Jackson, her foster daughter, Maria, her brother-in-law, Allen Hanberg, and her parents Mel and Denise Huppi. Michelle was greeted on the other side by her sister, Maya, her brother, Mel, and her grandpas Huppi, Johnson, and Oyler. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Sat., March 22, 2008, at the Shoshone LDS Church, 507 N Greenwood St., Shoshone, with Bishop Gale C. Roberts officiating. A visitation will be held on Fri., March 21, 2008, also at the Shoshone LDS Church, where family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m., and again on Sat. one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at 4 p.m. at the Wellsville, Utah Cemetery (friends are welcome). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Michelle Huppi Young Memorial Fund, at any branch of the Wells Fargo bank. Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln, Jerome, ID 83338.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 3/19/2008.

it was time

Finally, after an 8 year break I decided that it was time to go back to writing the novel I started when I was in 8th grade.
It is titled Three Stupid Men and a Very Confused Girl. I had the plot laid out, every one had a code name and a back story, entire chapters had been written and if you ask me, I thought it was pretty good (I know, I'm bias). I recently bought a laptop so I could have something to do while John was on the computer, and vise versa. When I got the new addition to our family, I found a renewed desire to write, and to write one specific story ... My Spy Novel.
So I've looked for my notes - any notes - related to this story. I found some (very little) on my computer, but the bulk of the notes were in a reddish/maroon folder that I had been hand writing the story in since I was 13. I have looked at my mom's house, I have looked in my memoirs, I have looked in my cedar chest and even cleaned my extra bedroom to find this folder.... but it is NO WHERE. It is gone and I am again feeling the loss of something VERY important to me.
Maybe I'm just on edge from the traumatic events of the past week, but I literally sat down on the floor and cried the other night because it is gone and all I have to go off of are the first few chapters and some random notes.
woe is me.
I am seeing a pattern - everything I have loved in my life, people, pets, books, and my writings are all eventually taken away from m.
Yes, I know I'm only 29 and the rest of my life is still in front of me, but the past 10 years have been so full of loss and disappointment, I'm just not sure I'm ready for the next 50 years to be the same.
Is it really too much to ask that I could just have a nice, beautiful life with less death and hardship on my part??
Honestly, who throws a shoe.


My apologies to Z - sorry you had nothing to read at school last night. Yesterday was a loooooong busy day and I had no time to think let-alone blog, but today I'm going to try to do better.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

That's my car

Hey Now

I have had this song stuck in my head for days.... Join the party
Iko Iko

My grandma and your grandma
Sitting by the fire
My grandma says to your grandma
"I'm gonna set your flag on fire"

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now
Hey now
Iko iko an nay
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

Look at my king all dressed in red
Iko iko an nay
I bet you five dollars he'll kill you dead
Jockomo feena nay

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

My flag boy and your flag boy
Sitting by the fire
My flag boy says to your flag boy
"I'm gonna set your flag on fire"



(hey now)
(hey now)
(hey now)
(hey now)
Jockomo feena nay

See that guy all dressed in green
Iko iko an nay
He's not a man, he's a loving machine
Jockomo feena nay

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

(repeat till fading end)
Jockomo feena nay


It's been a while since I gave my opinion on movies so here is what we have watched lately ...
Movies Watched:
Red Sonia - Meh - So Cheesy and so '70's. Eek! 
Bourne Ultimatum - Okay - these movies are all the same. if you have seen one you have seen them all.
Chaos - Okay - better then War, but not as good as Crank.
Nanny Diaries - Okay - this movie was cute. A very girly movie.
War - Bleh - this was not even close to what I expected a Jet Li and "Handsome Rob" movie to be. I wanted action and lots of killing but it came up short... very short.
Shrek III - Meh - I am not really a fan of the Shrek movies. They're okay, but not my cup of tea.
Fantastic 4: Silver Surfer - Okay/Great - I really liked it. I would buy it for my super hero movie collection, but John didn't like it so much. He has his super hero ideals that ruin a movie for him when the non-superhero literate find the movie to be just fine.
Beowulf - Okay - We watched the unrated version. I don't know what this movie was like in the theaters, but last night it was awfully bloody. I know nothing of the story of Beowulf so the movie was neither good nor bad as related to the original.
TV Shows Watched:
The Tick: Season 1 - Great - This cartoon is funny. a little absurd at times, but it makes us laugh.
The Muppet Show: Season 1 - Great - Season 1 was full of special guests that we had never heard of... except maybe a few, but the Muppets are classic. The same stupid jokes I heard as a child are still funny today. This has been a good investment for our family.
The Muppet Show: Season 2 - Great - It's nice to know that even the Muppets can still make us laugh. Season 2 has more special guests that we have heard of.
StarGate SG-1: Season 10 - Great - This is the end of the series, but not the end of the story. Due to many plot lines that were left unfinished when the SiFi Network didn't renew there are several movies being released on DVD to tie up lose ends. I personally enjoyed the episode in season 10 where the team was stuck in a time loop and lived their entire lives stuck on a ship only to have time reversed at the end of the episode and the lives they lived for 50 years were erased and only Teal'c was left old and a ensign to them to not repeat the past. Loved it.
StarGate SG-1: Season 9 - Great - Enter Lieutenant Coronal Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder) funny that he and Vala  (Claudia Black) should show up at the same time. It gave StarGate a very Farscape feel to it, and we have often called it FarGate for lack of difference between the two shows. Still great though.
StarGate SG-1: Season 8 - Great - This was General Jack O'Neill's (Richard Dean Anderson a.k.a. MacGyver) final season with SG-1 and let me tell you, this season was awesome. I personally enjoy the final episode(s) where they're time traveling and have to reset the time line that the screwed up. It's classic.
Winter solitude.
   In a world of one color
      the sound of wind.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Me today

The Back of Boiler.

This is the back side of the boiler. The fire comes down the center. Hits the back wall (baffle), then heads back to the front, then back again, Then foward to the exhaust. the fire goes in the tubes on this boiler.

Boiler overhaul

This is the front of the small boiler from work. It's a fire tube boiler. It's time to clean them for the summer.

I'm wearing green by accident today.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

HAPPY 3-16 DAY!!!!!!!

Happy 3-16 Day to everyone.This is the 4th best day of the year.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Dad at Lowes.

I got to help my Dad remodel the bath room again today. Thank heavens it is finally almost done. It is just finish jobs now. My mom is so excited. It is fun working with my dad still. Still it's better when he's isn't swearing at everything.

Friday, March 14, 2008


I got to guard a man hole. That was exciting fun. Two of the guys I work with had to fix a steam trap. That meant I had to stand guard. I had to make sure no one walked in, or fell in. I had to make sure no one drove over, or back-up over the hole. The best part was that if the two guys passed out. I would have to save them. I would have to pull two; 200 lbs guys at 6 feet plus out of a whole twice. OK, I am god so it would be easy, but I try not to let that secret out. Anyway, just when I was starting to get bored. I got a call on the radio from the main base. There was a major steam leak on the H.P. main line. We had to quickly finish, and go check it out. Good thing were basically done when the call came. The two guy had to stay late to fix the leak. I got lucky, and didn't have to stay and work over time on Friday.

Sympathy card


Thursday, March 13, 2008

when faced with mortality

It's raining today.

It's unfair to me how life just seems to be picking up again and we look towards the future with a brighter shade of gray then usual and then suddenly trials abound.

My Michelle passed away last night. She was a mother of two and not to much older then me.

It makes me think. I need to tell people "I love you" more often and be more open and loving to the world around me. I need to reorganize my priorities and not stress over the little things in life. You never know, I could die tomorrow. For a while there we had an untimely funeral to attend for a cousin and friends every 6 months. We took a year off and the cycle starts again. I have learned something from each of them:

Ryan McIntyre 9/26/2005 - Appreciate Family more
Jan Callahan 1/30/2006 - Let your friends know you care
Chad Ashby 8/16/2006 - Call those friends you haven't heard from in a while

Michelle Huppi Young 3/12/08 - Always, Always say I love you. And respond today, because they may not be there tomorrow

These deaths have all been hard for me to deal with, but Michelle is on a different level completely. She and I were kindred spirits. She is the one who saved my mission for me, without her I would have given up completely and just gone home before it even started. She is the companion I had the most fun with and was the most off-the-plan with. We spent our time teaching the gospel and checking out historic Fredericksburg. She loved cemeteries and ghosts. When she met her husband she told me that she loved him more then ice cream, and to Michelle, that meant a lot. She is the one I cried with when her younger brother died, and the one I sought to comfort but she comforted me instead. She is a rock. We listened to off-the-plan music. She got tattoos and piercing on P-Days and fraternized with the Elders, but still set an example of what a good missionary could do. I loved that about her. She is one of my best friends.

I am feeling very mortal today.

Life is precious.

This song has played several times on my iPod today. maybe there is a message I'm supposed to learn.

If Tomorrow Never Comes by Garth Brooks

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

The Baroness

Yogurt has gone bad. Tastes like moldy dirt.

Ironic isn't it....

this was my email comic for today -

Mmmm... Breakfast.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hi Everyone -

I'm passing on the information that I have learned, so listen very carefully for I shall say this only once.

I talked to Andrew yesterday (Michelle Huppi's husband if you didn't know) and the prognosis is bad, very bad.
What happened you ask? They don't really know. Michelle had been feeling very sick this past weekend and Andrew had stayed up to make sure she was okay. She stopped breathing Sunday night around 3 am and Andrew had to do CPR while he waited for the ambulance to come. Once she was evaluated by the EMT's they called in life flight to get her to the Twin Falls hospital. Monday they did an EEG to check her brain function and the brain was still firing at that point, but when they did another on Tuesday there was very little activity.
The family met with the Neurologist last night and Andrew told me that she is beyond even a miracel now. The only parts of her brain that are still functioning are the frontal lobe and the cerebellum which controls her breathing and her heart. They could keep her on life support for an indefinite amount of time, but he doesn't want to do that. This is probably the end of Michelle Huppi. What caused it? They're not really sure, it all theories now, but her potassium was very low.
Andrew said that if anyone wants to see her before she goes then your best bet is to come to the hospital withing the next few days. She is at St. Luke's Magic Valley Hospital in Twin Falls, ID it is located at 650 Addison Avenue West. She is in the ICU. If the family is not in the waiting room then pick up the service phone and the hospital staff will help you.
I have contact information for Andrew, if you would like it please contact me. I do not have anyway of contacting President Crouch, if anyone knows how to contact him please let me know, or pass this information on to him directly, I'm sure the Crouch's would like to know.
Please pass this message to all the DC South Missionaries that you think should know. I'm sure this will be followed up soon by funeral plans so stay tuned. I really am at a loss for words on this, Michelle was my favorite companion and one of my best friends. I'm sure there are other's who fell the same. I'm sure her family thanks you for your prayers.
I'll pass on any other information I get, but for now this is all.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Demon Spawn

Oh Ye Mission Friends who read this ...

I got an email from my sister-in-law today:

I don’t know how much you keep in contact with Michelle Huppi (I don’t know her married name), but I just found out that she got really sick over the weekend, collapsed and is now in the hospital in Idaho. From what I have heard she is unconscious and not doing very well. They say she is breathing on her own, but the doctors say it’s up to her now. Just thought you would like to know

Keep her in your prayers, and I have her contact information. If you would like it please contact me. Thanks.
I called her house and as expected no one is home, but I left a message for a call back.

Her married name is Young.

Is Everyone Ready???


My announcement is....

John and I are proud owners of our very own laptop!

Inspiron 1525, Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, 1.83GHz, 667Mhz, 2ML2 Cache
Jet Black Color with Matte Finish
3GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCDTrueLife for Inspiron 1525
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
250G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English
Integrated 56K Modem
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Roxio Creator Basic
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 3945 WLAN (802.11a/g) Mini Card
Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for Inspiron 1525
Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor

Blah Blah Blah computer jargin. but I love it! I was so excited that we bought it and now it's here! Yay!

but now ....
Z - when you're in town looking for a house you can stop by and get it.

Naming Fun

Elizabeth II

Monday, March 10, 2008

it's coming....

is everyone ready for the announcement?!

I'll tell you soon ...

Elantris – Brandon Sanderson

I pick this book up because Robert Jordan is dead. If anyone doesn’t know, Brandon Sanderson has been chosen to complete the Wheel of Time Series with Book 12: A Memory of Light, and publish it in the Fall of 2009. So here is this author that is completely unknown to me and HE will be writing the final book of what I have read time and again for the last 12 years?? So I HAD to read something by this author to see if he will be okay or if it will totally suck and book 12 wont be worth reading....

Well, Elantris was pretty good. I admit that it did take me 3 months to read, but I blame life for getting in the way. I’m a buy it because the cover are is cool reader. I buy it based on the cover art, and synopsis and then decide later that the book really sucks or not. The art on this cover drew me to it, and I wonder why I never picked it up before.

The story centers around 3 basic characters. Each with their own struggles. Prince Raoden who is cursed and banished to the dying city of Elantris, Sarene his betrothed who now has to live without him and try to hold the country together, and Hrathen a warrior priest who had come to convert of destroy.

It did have a slow start for me which is another reason why it took a while for me to read, but once I got into it I think it took just 3 days to finish it. The ending did seem a little rushed though, but for a first novel this was very good. I’m looking forward to reading the Mistborn series and adding that to my book collection.

to busy for a real post today

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Where's the kitty?