• A Game of Thrones
  • A Clash of Kings
  • A Storm of Swords
  • A Feast of Crows
  • A Dance of Dragons
  • Winds of Winter
  • A Little Princess
  • The Art of Happiness
  • Travel As a Political Act
  • The Sentinel Mage
  • The Thief With No Shadow
  • Alanna; The First Adventure
  • In The Hands of the Goddess
  • The Woman Who Rides Like A Man
  • Lioness Rampant
  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals
  • Getting Stoned with Savages
  • Lost on Planet China
  • Headhunters on My Doorstep
  • I Was Told There'd Be Sexbots
  • The Red Fairy Book
aug 22 2017 ∞
aug 29 2017 +
  • Bowling
  • Theatre
  • Dessert-only date at a fancy restaurant
  • Ice skating
  • Laser tag
  • Paintball
  • McCormick Observatory
  • Busch Gardens
  • Dancing/Clubbing
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA)
  • Go-Kart racing
  • Mini golf
  • Photography at an interesting place
  • Make something new and different, dinner-wise
  • Museums
    • Science museum (Richmond)
    • Virginia Museum of F.A.
    • Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton
mar 28 2011 ∞
mar 25 2016 +
  • Orgasms in the morning — no store-bought blush can match that glow.
  • Red lipstain.
  • Baths. Baths with candles. Baths with bubbles. Baths with wine. Bath with books. Baths with all of the above — just take a bath at least once a week.
  • Hold eye contact with people for a little longer than expected.
  • Text people out of the blue to tell them how wonderful they are.
  • Sit up straight.
  • Wear more color.
  • A dress that hugs your body in all the right places.
  • A signature scent in a gorgeous bottle. Another scent for special nights in an even more gorgeous bottle.
  • Do your hair differently — part it deeply so it falls over one eye, or sleep in braids for waves; if it’s short, slick ...
jan 10 2012 ∞
jan 15 2016 +
  • Faith coming back , which realistically shouldn't bother me because it's likely just because of lockdown, & even if it isn't, she's going to fuck off eventually after sticking to her little popularity circle & only interacting with her chosen few.
  • My mom being passive aggressive & refusing to acknowledge that her behavior at Easter was problematic & hurtful because why would she? No I don't want to talk to you, you called me fat, shamed me for eating less when you know I 1) don't eat pork or lamb & 2) already struggle with food.
    • And if this surprises you, maybe revisit that abominable "intervention" you staged with dad because you were "worried" that I was "getting fat" & needed to see a health coach & bariatric surgeon.
  • Dez's comment about not coming back because I write Clary now , which is exactly why I didn't want to a...
apr 21 2020 ∞
apr 21 2020 +
  • The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes - Jane Straus
  • A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
  • Africa: A Biography of the Continent - John Reader
  • The End of the Euro: The Uneasy Future of the European Union -- Johan Van Overtveldt
  • Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 - Steve Coll
  • The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS -- Michael Morell

(all paperback, if possible)

feb 23 2017 ∞
feb 23 2017 +
  • Personal Excellence
    • The now defunct challenges area is especially excellent
      • You can find them organized & grouped mostly here
    • 30 Day Be a Better Me & 30 Day Live a Better Life aren't free, but they're fucking wonderful & I do them both 1x a year to keep up with my own progress. It helps.
  • Marie Kondo's Konmari Method for tiding up. The books are worth it, & can be found much more cheaply on Amazon.
  • Nerd Fitness
    • The Academy can be yours for a one time fee ($179), or 3 smaller payments. It gives you access to the NF women's FB group, as well as quests, downloadables, & specialty guides.
may 10 2016 ∞
may 10 2016 +
  • Count five things that your dog loves, and if they can't enjoy three of those things anymore, then it's clear your pet’s quality of life is dropping & it might be time :'(
  • If he only calls or texts after 10 at night, he's not interested in anything other than what's under your belt.
  • Staying with someone because "you don't want to hurt them" is a really shitty reason to stay.
  • If he erases his texts directly before handing you his phone, be suspicious.
  • If you're confused about if he likes you or not, TAKE THE DAMN INITIATIVE.
  • Parents aren't always right. They're just never "wrong."
  • An ex is an ex for a reason. Think about it.
  • Never be afraid to say "No."
  • Conversely, never be afraid to say "Yes."...
jul 21 2010 ∞
nov 1 2017 +
  • Road trips - Inspired by x, x, & x
    • Day trips (single day)
      • Tony and Milena’s, Hayes (yes, you did in fact read that right)
      • Elliot’s Fair Grounds News and Coffee, Norfolk
      • Bad Ass Coffee, Virginia Beach
        • Salvatore’s Pizzeria
        • False Cape State Park
      • Famous Pizza, Chincoteague
    • Lengthier
      • Up to the DC area ->
        • Blackstone Coffee Company, Fredericksburg
          • Basilico Italian Market and Deli
jan 15 2016 ∞
jan 18 2016 +
  • Stuff
    • Advanced certification
    • Underwater photography class
  • Places
    • Maldives
    • Great Barrier Reef
    • Belize
    • Punta Gorda
    • Palau
    • Glover’s Reef
    • Night dive with Manta Rays on Kona Coast
    • Tiger Beach - Bahamas
    • Cocos Island - Costa Rica
    • Fish Rock Cave -- Advanced++ (Australia)
    • Gansbaai - South Africa (Great Whites)
    • Vancouver Island -- BC (Canada) -- (Drysuit)
    • Antarctica -- Petermann Island
    • Riviera Maya (cenote)
jan 3 2016 ∞
jan 4 2016 +