Recipe: Späetzle (Enderle Family Recipe)

December 1, 2013

My Grandma, Josie Enderle made us this dish every year on Thanksgiving or Christmas (sometimes both).  She passed away April 2013 and my mom and I put together the recipe. My mom, Cathy, had an idea of how to make it but it was an eyeballing recipe only. She eyeballed it and tested it until […]


Review: Ender’s Game

November 25, 2013

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a cool story. I really enjoyed it. The book had some drawn out battles (a few too many, maybe) but that was the only reason for one star off. Otherwise, I have no dislikes. I am really excited to see the movie […]


Review: Dexter By Design (Dexter #4)

November 22, 2013

Dexter By Design by Jeff Lindsay My rating: 4 of 5 stars As usual, even when the story is slow, Dexter is a fun character to read. His inner dialog is interesting in any situation. This book began with a gruesome “art” exhibit and ended in a remarkably similar fashion. I was rather surprised that […]


Review: Revealed (House of Night #11)

November 19, 2013

Revealed by P.C. Cast My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book had me worried for the first few chapters…it was totally boring me. It wasn’t until Aurox got drunk ▬which was awesome▬ that I starting really getting into the story. Actually, it took me several weeks to slowly get through the first 35% of […]


Review: Watchers

October 19, 2013

Watchers by Dean Koontz My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is one of those books that once I really pushed myself to finish, really liked. I feel like I must explain myself on this one though, which I don’t usually care to do on a 3 star rating. I have a reason for giving […]


Review: Atlas Shrugged

September 17, 2013

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand My rating: 5 of 5 stars 9/17/13: 5 stars. Well, .. maybe 4.7 stars★★★★✮ This is perhaps the most insightful, yet philosophical pretentious book I have ever read. I loved almost every second of it. If you think you will learn insight to my rating by means of my beliefs, […]


Atheism Confirmed

September 3, 2013

My grandmother, Josie Enderle, died in April this year.  Immediately following her death,  I had a few random moments of naive agnosticism where I hoped that my Gramma would haunt me. Years ago when she was still alive, I actually asked her to haunt me when she passed;  I was  very rude and un-tactful.  I […]


Review: The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies #4)

August 30, 2013

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am really mad at Kindle right now. It said I was only 89% done with this book when, in fact, I was on the LAST PAGE!! The Kindle edition had excerpts from other Lorien Legacies after the last page… but Kindle […]


Getting back to normal…

August 9, 2013

Cris is finally done with training!!!!!!!!!  This is an absolute relief.  We are still majorly struggling with money but now there is a light ahead.  Once his pay raise starts to come in we will be on our way to financial stability. I tried working part time to help out but had forgotten how little […]


Review: Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5)

August 7, 2013

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars Awesome read, as always. I would like to say that it is nice finally having Reyes in corporeal form. Also it is nice to finally get some info on him & Charley’s supposed destiny. Very cool. I do wonder about the […]


Review: The Secret Garden

August 1, 2013

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Secret Garden was a surprise favorite of mine when I was younger. I am refereeing to the movie. My mother purchased the 1987 Hallmark version on VHS for me sometime in the late 80s. The story seemed really dull by description […]


Review: The IT Crowd – ★★★★★

July 19, 2013

The IT Crowd Starring Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson My Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10 stars) I am a fan of so called “British Comedy”. That needs to be said right away as this certainly fits into that category. But even so, I think this show could appeal to anyone who gave it a good 3 episode try. […]


Review: John Dies at the End

June 28, 2013

John Dies at the End by David Wong My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am really stuck between 4 & 5 stars for this review. I really want to give it 5 stars because it was AMAZING. Such an original acid-trip of a story that keeps you confused & entertained throughout. The only reason […]