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Laura
23 November 2009 @ 10:50 pm
God really, really does know what's best for me.

Even if at first I don't see it, or don't believe it, or try to resist.

What's going on in your life?
 
 
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Laura
22 March 2009 @ 02:27 pm

Happy birthday, Karen!!!



I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
 
 
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Laura
07 February 2009 @ 09:15 am
I don't read nearly as much as I used to. :(

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
BOOK OF THE MONTH
I really enjoyed this book. Lee Strobel is a journalist who used his investigative skills to do research and interview experts to find out if Jesus was indeed the Christ. Interesting how he started out as an atheist, wanting to disprove the whole thing, and ended up a Christian, swayed by the evidence that he didn't know was out there.
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Laura
17 January 2009 @ 02:08 pm
Happy birthday, April! I hope your day is fabulous!
 
 
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Laura
05 January 2009 @ 07:03 pm
Yeah, I'm still catching up on things. And yeah, they both win by default.

November:

There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD
Not my favorite book by Cecelia Ahern, but still enjoyable. Sandy Shortt is a woman who has always been concerned about where things (or people) go when they are missing. Most people don't think twice about losing a sock in the wash, but Sandy would spend days looking for even the smallest thing like that. As an adult, she starts her own missing persons agency. Then one day, she goes missing herself, and she finds out where all the missing things go. And then all she wants is to get back home.

December:

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD
Ryan gave this to me to read because it's one of his favorite books. I thought it was okay. It had some good things to say about life, and about the important things in life. But I didn't particularly care for the way it was written. It was like every little chapter or mini chapter had to end with a profound sentence that was supposed to tug on your heartstrings. I get annoyed when I feel that a book or movie or song or email forward is purposely trying to tug on my heartstrings. I guess I'm cold and unfeeling that way.
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Laura
09 November 2008 @ 04:40 pm
I'm a little embarrassed that again, I finished only one book. I can try to defend myself by telling you that it was 688 pages, but still. I've been slacking on reading lately.

The World According to Garp by John Irving
BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD
It's a winner by default, but it probably still would have won anyway. This is a good book. Not in that it makes readers feel good, or that the characters display good behavior, because neither of those is true. But it is well-written and a very interesting story, with captivating characters. The main character is Garp, who is the son of a sort of feminist, and it tells about his life, and the struggles he goes through as a father and writer. John Irving has a way with words that I enjoy, especially in his even better book, A Prayer for Owen Meany.
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Laura
03 October 2008 @ 11:41 pm

Happy birthday, Kimma!



I hope you've had a terrific day!
 
 
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Laura
01 October 2008 @ 10:23 pm
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD
Yeah, it wins by default, since it was the only book I managed to finish this month. (I'm still in the middle of three others. Hopefully I can finish those for October.) Just in case there are spoilers...Collapse )
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Laura
11 September 2008 @ 11:04 am

Happy birthday, Charlie!!!

 
 
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Laura
11 September 2008 @ 10:36 am
So what do you do when you used your first-round draft pick on Tom Brady, putting all your fantasy football hopes on one star quarterback, and then he gets hurt in the first game and can't play the rest of the season?

Well, I'll tell you what you don't do. You don't use Jeff Garcia, your only backup, as your starter for the rest of the season.

Finding myself in this particular situation, I had to make a trade. I looked through the rosters of my opponents to see who had a quality backup quarterback they might be willing to trade me. The best I could find was Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers, sitting on the bench of a guy who I thought might cut be a break. He said he likes Rivers a lot as his backup, and I'd have to blow him away with a trade. So I did. I gave him Reggie Bush, an above average running back, and also Jeff Garcia, so he'd still have a backup quarterback after I took Rivers.

Perhaps I was giving him a lot, because Reggie Bush was pretty stellar last year, and he had an awesome first week this year. But honestly, he was on my bench. My two starting running backs were both ranked higher than Reggie Bush. Without Tom Brady, I needed a starting quarterback more than I needed Reggie Bush on my bench.

My co-worker Jeremy seems to think that I didn't make a good trade, but I think we'll see in a couple weeks if it was worth it. I still maintain that Rivers will have a great year and Bush will not be as valuable as he was last year.
 
 
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