I went back to work this morning. I would have liked another leisurely week at home, but work beckoned, so off I went. And I survived the day, though I am very tired now. I guess that should not come as a big surprise.
And I’ve got no knitting content to show you as I am using all my spare time working on something necessitated by the deceit, thoughtlessness, stupidity, and/or laziness of another person. I could add a few more descriptors there, but this is a family blog, after all. Suffice it to say, I am not amused.
Thankfully, there are also good people out there — friends who have gone far above and beyond the call of duty to help me out, so I have not lost faith in all of humanity. Just a very small section of it.
In lieu of knitting content, I’d like to point out two websites that were brought to my attention by a reader. They are freekibble.com and freekibblekat.com. These sites started by a 12-year-old girl and each features a daily for you to answer. No matter whether your answer is right or wrong, with each answer submitted, 10 pieces of kibble are donated. Since its inception in 2008, over 700,000 meals have been donated to shelter animals.
I’ve bookmarked both sites and plan to visit daily and I hope you will too!
“Kibble. It’s a good thing.”
Can Someone Enlighten Me?
A couple of weeks ago I bought all 4 books in the Twilight series, out of curiosity. I started reading them last Wednesday or Thursday while I was home sick and not feeling up to anything with more substance. They are very fast reads — I blew through the first 3 books in no time and I am currently halfway through the last book.
And I cannot figure out why the heck these books are bestsellers. They are not well-written. The plot is predictable and the characters are pretty simple. Further, I think the main characters are pretty unsympathetic.
Granted, I am not the target audience for these books, as they are written for a much younger crowd. While I believe this is referred to as fiction for “young adults” (one Amazon review rates them for grades 9 and up) I’m thinking this series would appeal mostly to girls age 10 -14. And I think the four books could have been improved by distilling them down to one 250-page novel.
(It does seem to me that the plot could potentially be turned into a decent movie, but of course I haven’t seen the movie.)
What do you think?