14 hours in.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and time flies when you’re reading. I’m currently on Chapter 11 of To Kill the Mocking Bird. Well, I just finished Chapter 10. I’ll be starting Chapter 11 after I post this. I’ll probably be eating dinner soon. Not sure exactly when though.
I still have no idea if I’ll get through the entire 24 hours or not. As far as content, I definitely have enough. Thing is, I might have too much. However, I didn’t sleep that well last night. No, I haven’t fallen asleep reading.

Finally finished that one!

It took me just under 10 hours to finish Permanent Record! I still haven’t eaten lunch yet! Since it was almost twice as long, I thought it would take twice as long as 1984, which took 5 hours. Turns out I was right.
I was going to read Cold Case Christianity, but after that I think I need to go in a different direction. I have the audio copy of To Kill a Mocking Bird, I read it once, but I really enjoyed it. I think I’ll reread it before getting rid of it.

Late opening event survey.

OK so I’m definitely out of practice with this Readathon thing. It’s been a while since I’ve done one. As a result, I’m just getting around to the opening event survey.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Oregon, United States.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I don’t really have a stack this time. I only have 2 and I’ve already started lol.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I have everything here lol.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I suck at writing introductions, but I did an about page, how about you go read that?
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this forward to? I didn’t participate in the last one, but it definitely isn’t my first. I think I last participated a couple years ago.


Readathon is coming up next weekend! I haven’t participated in a while, and I had a book that I wanted to read on my Kindle. The other one I wanted to read was Edward Snowden’s Permanent Record, which came out last month. Thankfully I was able to get it, even though it’s a bit more expensive. I’m not sure if I have enough content to last the whole 24 hours, but I’ll be taking on Readathon next weekend!
Readathon is good for getting to books that you want to read, but never end up getting to. I have lots of those. I usually try to post here every 3-4 hours during the event, it doesn’t always work though. That’s usually because I’m trying to catch up with all the things going on on Twitter, etc. In case you’re like, what is this Readathon thing? It can all be found right here.

Cars are annoying sometimes.

Especially when they break down and ruin your plans lol. Laurie texted me yesterday, and told me her car was overheating again. I say again, because it was doing this last week. Apparently this time, it was doing it while she was driving to her other client’s house. She had to call for a toawtruck.
This meant she got stuck at her client’s house while waiting for a rental car, which the dealership didn’t have available until around 4:30. Of course, that was after the time she was supposed to be here. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to come yesterday. Hopefully she’ll come tomorrow.
All this made me think her car had to be at least 10-15 years old. Nope, it’s a 2014. We rely on cars so much, but sometimes they’re really annoying!

Pumpkin seeds.

Yesterday we made the pumpkin seeds I extracted last week. Before they went in the oven, I had to take the time to rinse them. I wanted to make sure that any last bits of Pumpkin fibers were separated from the seeds. Doing this took a while because I wasn’t using a strainer. I ended up just taking them out of the water at one point, and putting them into another bowl.
the recipe we used was a modified one. We did use the butter, but instead of regular salt, they were seasoned with seasoning salt and garlic powder. Some recipes call for different sauces, and olive oil. We didn’t use any of those, because I’m pretty sure I didn’t have any. They had to bake for 50 minutes, so almost an hour. Which seemed like a long time. The last time I remember making them it seemed like only 15-20 minutes.

I had lunch delivered!

Apparently, we also have Doordash in this area. I didn’t realize this until yesterday either. I just had to test it! I decided to have taco bell delivered, since I hadn’t had it for quite a while.
Ordering it was kind of interesting, because I’ve never used the site before. I had to figure out where everything was. Once I did that and manage to add items to my cart, I was able to order.
they said it was going to be arriving at 11:50. However, it came 9 minutes early. I took advantage of free delivery over $10 and got extra.

It turns out we do have Uber here.

I had no idea. Apparently it started in March of this year. For some reason, everyone neglected to tell me. I texted my sister to ask if she knew, and she said she did.
I’m pretty sure we probably have Lyft here as well. When Uber started here last March, Lyft was just going through the process. Upon further inspection, it looks like we have Doordash here as well. Yay maybe I’ll get something delivered tomorrow.

Send the official church Uber!

This morning I texted the guy who runs the bus to tell him I’d need a ride to church. I told him if I was the only one, he could send the official church Uber. He said, “thanks but I’ll be picking you up in my car.”
OK OK, by this time I was wondering if he knew what Uber was. I thought since those things are rare occurrences here, he may not have. When I explained that by “the official church Uber” I meant his car, it took him a while, but he sort of got it.
Of course this caused a discussion on whether we actually did have Uber here or not. He thought we did, and I thought we didn’t. Upon doing the research later, I was wrong this time.

6 months ago today.

6 Months ago today, my worst fears came true. Julian Assange was arrested. Well it was more like an extraction. For some reason, Ecuador invited the UK police into their embassy to carry him out.
Back in 2012 this was an issue. The embassy is sovereign territory. No one is supposed to go in there without permission of the country it belongs to. Ecuador sure had a problem with the UK police coming into it’s embassy back then. However, they had absolutely no problem with it 6 months ago.
I guess we really learned that elections do have consequences this time. Ecuador elected a new President in 2017. Had we elected someone more libertarian in 2016, I have a feeling we wouldn’t be in this situation.