Monday, September 19, 2011

Stumbling Block

So the last week has been on of the most Boring week for a long time. I am out of work on an injury and therefore have just been sitting at home. Been trying to find stuff to keep me busy. I'm getting ready to host a steampunk Murder Mystery with a couple friends so I have been working on a Nerf gun. Its been a ton of fun. I painted it and also added some accessories to it. Also if anyone has any great ideas I would love to hear some! Its set in the Victorian era at a English dig site in Egypt. I'm really excited to see what people come up with.

I did get the chance to read some great books too.
One of the book I read this week was Divergent by Veronica Roth. I'm really torn about what to feel for this book. It was an amazing read but it still somehow left me feeling like something was missing. I felt like the whole beginning and middle was building up to something, she had to make it through the initiation to get to the real battle. When we finally got there it was over in a blink for her, but not over. Also it ended before they really accomplished anything, yes the escaped, and ended the simulation but no it still just the beginning of the war. It felt like this book is a set up for books to come. Which hopefully will be the case. I would love to see how these characters unfold, develop and grow. There is so much more story to tell. I will say that even through all this I did love the story. It was gripping and suspenseful, with some humor and a good amount of Romance thrown in. Overall it was liked but left me wanting more.



I also had the chance to read The Iron Kind by Julie Kagawa.
All I can say is Yes, please give me more.
I couldn't put this book down. I loved the relationships that were
set up with the characters. I also haven't read a story about the fey
in a while and this was a refreshing difference. I do love that it was
a very classic telling of the fey, with a really weird change to the
Iron fey concept. Very fun read. I'm almost done with the
Iron Daughter too and loving it just as much, can't wait to get to the
Iron Queen.





So I also made my mom Ratatouille this week. She had never had it before. I decided I wanted to try and make it like they did in the movie. It came out really good. Although I did cheat a bit I left out mushrooms and red peppers. Mostly just because those are the things we don't like. I had a lot of fun playing with it. Putting it together and making it look pretty. Yes I really am that bored!


Now I have to figure out what to keep me occupied with this week. My physical therapist told me about this great site that is all about projects and stuff. Its called Pintrest.com. There people make pin boards with links, and things that interest them or that they have done. I'm hoping I can find something fun on there that I can do. Other then that there will be more books and hopefully party planning. Also I would love to try and make this blog better.  I know I don't have much of a goal here yet. Mostly the random ramblings of me. Mostly all about food and books. Well at least trying to keep to that. I need to smooth out the rough edges and maybe post more consistently So if anyone knows any great sites that help you to organize and bling out your blog I would love it. I would also love and tips and advice!
Till Next time! :)

4 comments:

Lacey said...

Nerf Gun AWESOME.

Books AWESOME. 2nd book is called Insurgent. Should be EPIC

OrionsChef said...

Thanks! It was a ton of fun to make!!

Erin said...

I am on Pinterest!! I love it! http://pinterest.com/xmyrin/

OrionsChef said...

ooh I'll have to check it out! I just started today so not too many items yet!
http://pinterest.com/ktgeraghty/