- Ardmore, AL, USA
- member since April 25, 2007
Kim Johnson’s last login was Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
The cycling has been pretty good for my overall fitness. I've got pretty good at bike maintenance too - changed the tyre and inner tube in about 15 minutes the other night!
A game of Scrabble would be fun, but I warn you that I've played a lot!
Hope you've found some reading time today! Haven't had the chance yet, but nearly bedtime so time for reading.
Words with Friends is essentially Scrabble by another name - very good fun and it has a chat option built in so you can have a bit of banter as the game goes on!
The only bad thing about cycling to work is when you get weeks like this and it's raining all day long! I have loads of waterproof gear, but it just takes a bit longer to get ready! I still cycle, even in the snow (that's good fun!)
Can't take a train to work, but no need to as it's easy to walk or cycle.
We have a national network of cycle routes and loads of good paths. There are still roads you wouldn't cycle on, but it's all pretty good.
Is that the official Scrabble game? I'm a Words with Friends player myself...
Going by train is my main way of getting round for work as it's pretty easy. Our train network gets a bit of a hard time in the media but it's generally very good.
Sculpted clay jewellery sounds very interesting. And I'm always lost without a book, although there are many other distractions such as Facebook and little phone games etc. But I always try and finish the day with some reading.
A walk sounds like a great idea. I cycle to and from work every day (about 2 miles) and often cycle around during the day. In fact I've got to cycle to the post office in the rain now!
The Lake event sounds like it was great fun, and good for business too!
And what a nice librarian!
Just got back from another trip, was down in Plymouth last week and went to Birmingham on Monday night for a meeting reviewing submissions for a conference in September. It was hard work but good fun.
Riding the rails again next week (trip to London) and also hoping to start the camping season soon (April has been full of rain so not really felt like camping yet!) Must update my book list here later on today...
Oh no! Returning a book without finishing it - that must be terrible. Maybe you could ask a kindly librarian to take jewellery in lieu of payment? Or ask them to set up a stall so you can sell some stuff to pay the fine :-)
Hope you're having a good day at the lake!
Glad to know that you're doing ok - the stories seem more real when you know of someone in the danger area. One of my cousins was caught up in the New Zealand earthquakes recently - quite bad damage to their house but they are safe and sound.
I'm doing well, busy year so far. Been away a few times, and have hardly slept in my own bed this month (a holiday and a conference trip) - 2 more trips lined up in the next 2 weeks. A lot of travelling means a lot of reading - I've got through three books already this week!
Looking forward to a summer of camping!
Some of my favourite books this year (I started with a lot of non-fiction, much more fiction recently):-
Dara O’Briain - Tickling the English - the story of a stand up tour of the UK, mixed with observations on England and the English, from an Irishman
Mark Steel - Vive La Revolution - the story of the French Revolution, told by a stand up comedian
Marcus Brigstocke - God Collar - a search for religion
Arthur Smith - My Name is Daphne Fairfax - very interesting autobiography, from a man who has definitely lived
Tim Key - The Incomplete Tim Key - weird poetry
Dave Gorman - Are You Dave Gorman? - a man searching the world for people with the same name as him
Jo Brand - Look Back in Hunger - another interesting autobiography, from a woman who has also definitely lived
"It's Not Me, It's You" by comedian Jon Richardson:-
WoooHooooooo.....it's here! The SEXcapade, Another one night love affair (Leon's story), is now available on amazon kindle. It's a 14 page SEXscape from reality. You've already read what Sonya did, now read what her husband did. For only .99 you can enjoy some HOT, STEAMY, PASSIONATE reading.... Check out more of Ty's work(s) at www.tytampublishing.com
Home from the weekend of camping and hiking, and mostly avoided the rain. Great fun.
Following on from my earlier list, some more of my favourites this year (I can never pick out just one!)
Chris Addison - It Wasn’t Me
Toby Hadoke - Who Goes There (you really need to be a Doctor Who fan to appreciate it though!)
Chevy Stevens - Still Missing
Jeffrey Deaver - The Burning Wire
Alex Gray - Five Ways to Kill a Man
Mark Steel - What’s Going On
Peter Robinson - Bad Boy
Val McDermid - Trick of the Dark
I was just wondering to myself the other day about how you were getting on. I'm sure you've had plenty on your mind besides reading but sounds like things are getting back to normal.
I'm on book 53 for the year now so on target for 100 again. Have had some good reads this year, will try and summarise a few next week. Currently away camping with some friends, have been away quite a bit in the last few months. Hoping the sun will stay out all weekend and no more storms like earlier!