Follow Friday: Sourcerer Blog

My new weekly post, Follow Friday, in which I share a blog that I personally subscribe to and I want to recommend to you!

This week, I am recommending Sourcerer Blog! It is a collective blog, run by Gene’O from The Writing Catalog. Part Time Monster is a member of the Sourcerer family.

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I don’t really know how to describe Sourcerer. It is so many posts by so many authors, on so many different topics, but it’s all really great stuff! Here’s from the blog’s “About” page:

Sourcerer, a blog about television, literature, gaming, the social sciences, and other geeky stuff managed by Gene’O. Sourcerer is also designed to be a collaborative blog. We began publishing the work of contributors in January, 2014.

I couldn’t sum it up better. I’m going to post a series of links to some of my favorite, recent-ish posts for you. You should definitely go check them out!

Summer Reading Recommendations – Marvel Comics by COMPGEEKDAVID

10 Memorable Fantasy Books and Series: Top Ten Tuesday by SOURCERER

Efficient Blogging: The Power of Features by SOURCERER

Come back next week  and I’ll have another blog for you to discover!

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Deep in the heart of Texas

I just thought I’d share some photos from our trip to Kemah, TX, last weekend. It’s a little town in between Houston and Galveston. We sort of randomly found it, but we definitely had a great time.

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Where we were at was technically called the Lighthouse District

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When we saw this on the rental website, we knew this would be our condo. Also, this bed was dangerously comfortable.

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It was a really nice condo. Look at this cute little kitchen!

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This was our little living room area. Oh, and the name of the place was Kemah Escape. I’ll put a link at the end of the post.

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Mr. LL really wanted to take the boat wheel (what is it called?!). It was heavy and real. Don’t worry, he left it. 😉

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The best part about the condo? Each one has a private hot tub. Oh yeah.

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We got some adult beverages when we got there, and picked this beer. It’s called Lucky Buddha. It was pretty good. Hit the spot as I sipped it in the hot tub, that’s for sure. And look at this cool bottle!

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We choose to go to Kemah because of the Boardwalk. It’s like a mini-amusement park but without an entrance fee. It was a lot of fun!

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I love these boat rides.

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Ferris Wheel

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So, you can hardly see squat on the ferris wheel. But here’s a pic of us on it. I was very windy.

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Oh! I took this on our way out of Kemah, but look at this cool bridge? And yeah, we were stuck in traffic, heh.

So yeah, that’s just some highlights from our little vacation. Here’s that link I promised to the rental property, Kemah Escape. It was a much needed break, for the both of us.

Also, on the way back, we stopped in Vidor, TX, at this extensive flea market that was just off the interstate. I forgot to take pictures, but the freakin’ thing has it’s own Facebook page! We got a couple of vintage board games there, and I can’t wait to try them out!

We also stopped at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, LA, on our home. I took no photos, and I still wonder why I thought I’d want to go there. I hate malls. But I got a cute pair shoes and some pretty smelling perfume. 🙂

I didn’t cook it: Taco Cabana

The last Wednesday of every month, I’m going to share my favorite meal that I didn’t cook with you. I mean, let’s be honest with one another. The laziest form of cooking is to just pay someone to make your food.

This is actually a photo of the one in Dallas, but it looks just like the one in Kemah where we stayed. [Photo: Andreas Praefcke]

On the trip to Texas Mr. LL and I took last week, we ate at a couple of very tasty places, however I will never get the first place we ate once we arrived out of my mind. Taco Cabana. We were an hour early for check-in to our condo, a tad grumpy/butt-sore from being in a car for 6 hours, and very, very hungry. After we found our condo, we turned around and scanned the horizon for something close that wasn’t too fast food-y/chain-restaurant that we could have just as easily gotten back home. That’s when we saw Taco Cabana, just across the highway we came in on.

I admit, at first I was a bit “meh” about getting Mexican food; but I knew that Mr. LL would like it, and since he had done all the driving (while I was a worry-wort passenger), I wanted him to be happy.

You. Guys.

This place needs to open in Louisiana, right by my apartment, tomorrow. I got the brisket taco combo (it comes with two soft tacos, chips and queso, plus a drink) and it was SO FREAKING GOOD that I didn’t even put anything on it. They have a little “salsa”/sauce bar for you to dress up your food, but honestly, the brisket was just that good. Oh, and they make their tortillas right there! Seriously! You can watch them! Mr. LL got the steak fajita combo, and it had great flavor, but was a little chewy.

Oh, and they have a breakfast menu. We told ourselves that would go back (especially to try out their breakfast), but we never did.

I miss you, Taco Cabana.

May 2014 Reading Review

The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn

This was another book I found amongst Amazon’s free books. I really enjoyed this book. Because my brain is fried, and I want get this out before bed, here is the summary from Good Reads:
“Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai.
Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia’s worst nightmare comes to life and she begins to show signs of power. Scared and unable to control her gifts, she tries to hide her past to fit in among the Denai. But the Septori want their latest test subject back and will stop at nothing to retrieve her, dead or alive.”

Compelling stuff, huh? I kept wanting to connect this book with another series, but the aren’t by the same author. Not because of anything other than the use of the Denai race. I need to buy the next book in the series. I really want to know what happens to Thalia.

Reading is Sexy | Lazy Lady

Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake #1 written by Natasha Allegri & Noelle Stevenson

I love love love Adventure Time, the cartoon show. I really enjoyed the Fionna and Cake episodes. My friend, Maile, reads the Adventure Time books, so I thought I’d get into them, too. However, I wanted to start with Fionna and Cake’s series because I cannot get enough of them! If you like A.T., then you will enjoy this, I promise.

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Do you have any suggestions? You can go back through the archives of Reading Is Sexy to see my other books or check out my profile on GoodReads.com

I’m alive!

So, yesterday was crazy for me. Sorry I never got around to writing a post. This is going to be a day-late, mini-Miscellaneous-Monday post. My May book reviews will go up later today.

Last week, I took off from work and the blog to have a little down time away from a computer. Mr. LL and I agreed a little while back that we both needed a vacation. He’s been working full time AND working some nights after work as well as all day on both Saturdays and Sundays for a few months now. I’ve been busy working my full time job and on Lazy Lady and my contributions to Part Time Monster. We had to wait till Mr. LL would be able to get some vacation time in order to take any time off, so last week was just after a year for him at his current job. He couldn’t take off the entire week, like me, but he managed to get Thursday and Friday off.

Monday thru Wednesday, I spent my days CLEANING OUR ENTIRE APARTMENT. That’s right, you heard read me. This Lazy Lady was un-lazy for three whole days. Impressed? I thought so. We had been talking about getting a fancy hotel room in the French Quarter or something for the days he had off; I wanted to have the apartment as clean as I could get it, so that when we came home it wouldn’t be returning to a feeling of “ugh, back to this mess.”

However, there was a slight change of plans. Tuesday night, Mr. LL surprised me with “let’s go out of town, I mean it. I’ll drive.” So we looked up places to go that weren’t too bad a drive. Then we found a room for two nights that had a really good rate, and I booked it Wednesday morning. That’s how we ended up in Texas Thursday-Saturday.

I’ll be posting a Photo Bomb post on Thursday with my pix from the trip. 🙂

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend.

Follow Friday: Kate or Die!

My new weekly post, Follow Friday, in which I share a blog that I personally subscribe to and I want to recommend to you!

This week, I bring you Kate or Die! I’ll be sharing all her pages & social media later in the post.

Kate Leth via a selfie from her Tumblr.

Kate Leth via a selfie from her Tumblr.

Kate Leth is a comic creator and works at the comic book shop, Strange Adventures. She is amazing. I love her comics and I am totally jealous of her interactions with Neil Gaiman. She’s been an artist for the Adventure Time spin-off series, Marceline and the Scream Queens and Fionna & Cake, and other series. She also produces a weekly nerd-comic for ComicsAlliance.

"Fight the Power" by Kate Leth

“Fight the Power” by Kate Leth

I love the messages her comics and posts send out. She runs a group called The Valkyries for women and girls who work in comic books shops around the world. People like Kate make me wish and yearn that I had the means to go to conventions out-of-state so I could one day meet her in person.

Kate Leth’s wonderful article/comic for Comics Alliance about Free Comic Book Day.

I am having an oddly hard time writing this Follow Friday post! I’ve been working on it all week and it’s going to be late (for me) today because I find myself writing about her and then deleting it because it sounds hokey or it’s just me saying how much I love Kate Leth and her comics. I have such a girl crush.

You can find Kate’s website, Kate or Die!, here.

Here’s a link to her Tumblr.

Her Comics Alliance page.

A link the The Valkyries Tumblr.

Kate’s Twitter.

Her Facebook.

And her Topatoco Store (in case you want to buy me a present).

I’m sorry this post isn’t very informative. However, in writing it, I have discovered that I would go completely fan-girl silent if I ever met her. So, there’s that nugget of knowledge we can all learn today.

But seriously, you should go check out Kate’s work and her webcomics. If nothing else, follow to her Tumblr. It’s great.

Come back next week  and I’ll have another blog for you to discover!