April 2009: Inbrief

Allergy Update-Tada! My formula for spring health:
Weekly Allergy Shot + Daily Zytec + Nasal Spray Twice A Day + 3 Daily Saltwater Rinsings + The Occasional Dose of Benadryl (on really bad days) = An Awesomely Healthy Spring
It’s so cool not feeling poinsoned in April!!

Amadeus Amadeus– Saw Amadeus performed by a community theater my friend works with. It was one of the best community theater shows I’ve seen.

A Very Un-Rowena Spring Break– I took a break from writing, reading, and subbing and did unRowena-like things such as hosting family gatherings and shopping for dishes.  The dishes are square, black, and very cool.

Rowena Finally Dives In the Shark Pool–  In other words, I sent a short story to Cricket Magazine for publication consideration.  I won’t hear back for a minimum of 3-6 months and bad news comes earlier than good news.  But I’ve finally finished and sent something out.

Fiction Books Finished:

One for the Money (***), by Janet Evanovich- In this first fun Stephanie Plum book a broke New Jersey gal takes up bounty hunting. 

Love Is Hell (***), by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Laurie Faria Stolarz- five short stories with some combination of romance and fantasy or sci-fi.  I loved three of the stories and liked the other two.

Non-Fiction Pooks Finished:
Uncommon Sense For Parents With Teenagers (****), by Michael Riera, Ph.D.- an excellent source of information for parents of teens.

Viva Cuba (***)
The Terminator (****)- After 25 years, I still liked it.

Top TV 5 Favorites of the Month (In A,B,C Order)

Big Bang Theory (The)

Castle– A new murder mystery show starring Nathan Fillion as a famous murder mystery novelist. It’s light and fun.  The famous novelist stuff adds a fun twist.

Dollhouse– Somewhere midseason Dollhouse went from being a bad show I liked watching anyway, to a good show I couldn’t wait to see.

Fringe– is getting better and better and has become another show I can’t wait to watch. 

Supernatural– I love a show that has an episode with dozens of meta jokes to its fans and then has that concept actually tie into the plot in way that makes sense and has serious consequences!

Sub Jobs:
1/2 day- 2nd grade at a different school
1/2 day – 2nd grade at a regular school w/ Ms. S’s class
1 day- 2nd grade w/ Ms. K’s class
1/2 day- 2nd grade w/ Ms. S’s class

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