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Friday, December 20, 2013

Obstacles by Christopher Michael Reardon

I enjoyed reading this book.  The action is fast paced and the goal of the main character is clear.  In the beginning, I had to work a bit to get into the story, but I was hooked when the adventure begun.  At times, I might have lost my place a few times, but I am likely to credit that to my three 3-hour exams in 27 hours-span.  I started reading this book 2 hours after I finished my 3rd exam.  I was desperate to decompress and read anything not law related.  

Having to work to get into the book does not mean the book is not good.  This book is good and entertaining.  It even reminded me a little bit on Diana Gabaldon's Voyager. I had to start and re-start reading that book about 7 times before I was hooked.  And then I read everything in that series.  There are thousands and thousands of pages on that book.

Christopher Reardon is a promising author.  I can almost see this book turning into a movie.  It lends itself well to having that sort of movement and scenario that would make a good movie.  I felt that way when I was reading Taken by Robert Crais.  And then, a few months after I had read that book, it was a movie with Bruce Willis in it.

If you also want to read this book, leave a comment and I'll send my copy to one of the commenter.  (If commenter is from overseas, I'll send you an e-book as printed books takes a long time to arrive.)

Description: A child will die. You're afraid to live. Would you go to all lengths to save him? Darkness knows no bounds, as Alcott, an African American doctor sees all too well. The man is petrified by death. His fragile existence rests at the mercy of the universe. This fact is far too much for him to handle. From unyielding nightmares to elevator terrors, he's lost in paranoia.

Assigned to look after an ill child, Alcott's horrors only heighten. Gari is a nine-year-old boy with a fatal disease. He will surely pass on within the year. Alcott bonds with him more and more each day. Part of him knows this grim fate just isn't right.

Alcott befriends a hospital patient. This lunatic forces him to lug home an ancient text on bringing back the dead. Despite the man's obvious dementia, Alcott attempts the scheme. Charging up a cliff, he recites the chant over ocean gusts.

A god woman glides in from the horizon. She instructs Alcott on the trials to save Gari's life. These fearsome Obstacles require true strength. From battling sharks to wielding a flail, he must prove fortitude against genuine danger. Alcott decides his fate at this moment.

Death's claws shall not grasp Gari's soul.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


One day at work at Jon's company, he realized that everyone was talking to him.  "Excuse me Mr. Narrator but I can't hear you." Jon's company had a day where everyone cannot understand each other.  "Well did you hear what I said, TALK LOUDER!"  One particularly disgruntled person said, "If I cannot be heard, I might as well use some head phones the wesc headphones at musicians friend.  It is not like any one is letting me talk!"  Jon realized that all his co-worker found him quite annoying.  His co-workers cut him off mid-sentence.  Jon said,  "Thank you.  I can hear your insults loud and clear now. You do not have to tell me that you are wearing headphones.  I can see."  Time is up.  You know you did not help at all by complaining.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Almost There

Happiness right now means being ready for that exam tomorrow. I have been very irresponsible with my limited time.   But, I think spending time with my family is time well-spent.   I always feel this way.  Towards the end of a semester, or a pregnancy, or any activity...I just want it over--yesterday!  But alas, I cannot hurry time.

Now, back to studying LegReg, Wills, and FamilyLaw. Thursday at 931pm can't come fast enough for me.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Going to Town on Online Shopping

On a walk around Garden of the Gods - a place I would totally hang out often if I live in Colorado Springs

So, my husband went to town on Amazon shopping. He bought different kinds of headphone. He listens to audio lectures and music a lot, so he's on a hunt for that perfect headset. One of the ones he really like is a Sennheiser headphones. It required an adopter because it came with that big thingy. So now, he'll be thrilled to get a matching new sennheiser microphones at musicians friend. Did I mention he also creates podcasts?  He's waited this long to get those electronics in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  

Life Is Beautiful

This postcard was waiting for me when I got home from an overnight stay in Fort Worth. I had two exams within 10 hours of each other, but the first one ended at 11pm. Hence, the overnight stay.

I have third exam today. After which, I'll only have two more. I'm that much closer to my goal.  Thanks to my husband and kids, my mother and my sister for helping me juggle all my bad in the air while I study for my finals. 

The country code for the card is SI for Slovenia. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


my son playing at a UIL - I forgot what that means..but it's a contest from different schools

There has not been music lessons for my kids for the last 6 weeks. I had five final exams and I needed the weekends to make sure I am adequately prepared. I have a son who plays the bass, and I think it would be great for him to play classic modulus bass guitars as well. Besides, it is certainly more portable that the orchestral bass. He is very passionate about his bass.  I think he could be passionate about bass guitars too. All bands need at least one.  He's really smart and fast learner in all things he set out to do.  He could be really good at this, too.