I'm currently in a big fight with the love of my life. Yes, my DVR and I have broken up once again. I keep taking him back, but this time he went too far. I got over the fact he often forgot to record “Switched at Birth” even though I had a set recording for it and there were no conflicts, but last night, he went too far. He deleted a biography I have had on there since Thanksgiving. It’s partly “Bunheads,” fault for running a marathon yesterday. I thought I caught it in time and stopped all the recordings before it filled up the machine, but alas it went ahead and deleted away without a thought about my feelings and my needs. And “Bunheads” hasn’t even been that good this season. Between this great loss and the fact Larry Hagman will be off “Dallas” soon, well it’s all too much for me to handle. How could my DVR not know that good saved up programs on there are what get me through the bad days? Add in the fact the thing was freezing on and off all weekend, which I now see was his way of playing hot and cold. I think he tried to make it up to me today by taping two episodes of “Russian Dolls,” but it’s not enough. I guess I’ll need to give him the boot…by which I mean reboot the machine, I’m not tossing it out. I’m crazy, but not that crazy
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
New review of a book that's perfect for Valentine's Day! http://authorsandappetizers.com/2013/02/true-love-story-love-40s-when-mail-came-twice-day-by-vivian-kline/
Posted by Krysten at 12:58 AM
Friday, October 5, 2012
Check out my new review! The book includes a recipe of mine for gluten-free pasta salad. http://authorsandappetizers.com/2012/10/country-comfort-slowcooker-favorites-cookbook-by-monica-musetticarlin-mary-elizabeth-roarke/
Posted by Krysten at 2:06 AM
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I thought it was odd that one of my magazines didn't show up when the others did last month. Two of them have shown up together since I first got my subscription to them on the same day through a package deal. I had the fleeting thought, what if my lazy jerk of a mail carrier just didn't feel like trying to shove it in the mailbox. It made sense to me since all my September magazine issues came the week of my birthday and he kept cramming packages that didn't really fit in there. You should have seen me trying to pry boxes out of there. Kudos to him for thinking it was easier to shove that in there than walk the few feet to place the box at my doorstep.
So anyway, I went to report the missing issue (you have to wait till a certain date has passed before it's officially "late") and they said they are out of inventory for that issue, so they'll just extend my subscription. That’s all well and good, but now I have to pay more to buy this stupid magazine that I was supposed to have weeks ago? I don’t want to buy it, I got a subscription so it’d be cheaper and arrive neatly at my door. Part of me wants to be defiant and not purchase it, but there’s that little voice that says, “What if this was the issue that would change my life?” One if one man’s laziness leads to me not fully living my life because of some tip in an article that could have forever changed the course of my life. Damn it, now I have to go to the newsstand.
Posted by Krysten at 5:33 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Check out the new cookbook in the Country Comfort series. I have a story about my grandmother's recipe for brown bread included in the book.
Posted by Krysten at 4:21 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Posted by Krysten at 6:59 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I just looked at the HGTV Green Home and I don't like it. Too open window-wise (how can I keep up with my reclusive lifestyle if people can see me?) Windows everywhere. And how can you hide from uninvited guests who drop by? There's no pretending you're not home if there are walls of windows saying, "She's right there and in her Hello Kitty bathrobe? Does she think she is going for a tousled Kate Moss look with that hair or does she not own a brush?" See? This is why some people need walls and window coverings.
Also, not a fan of some of the decor. Plus, I see myself walking in the upstairs hall, getting dizzy, and plummeting to my death over the railing there. The bathrooms and kitchen are very European. Those are the cabinets I had in Portugal. I wasn't crazy about the handles then, so not sure I want them now. Sigh, what to do if I win? I guess I'll graciously accept it and then get to work on covering up those windows. I wonder if I can find out who Salinger used to do his drapery?
Posted by Krysten at 6:36 PM