Favorite Bookish Quotes

The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library – Albert Einstein

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are – Mason Cooley

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers – Charles William Eliot

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. – George RR Martin

A good book makes you want to live in the story. A great book gives you no choice. – Unknown

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking – Haruki Murakami

If a book is well written, I always find it too short – Jane Austen

No two persons ever read the same book – Edmund Wilson

Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once – Stephen King

A good book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far away places without ever leaving your chair – Katrina Meyer

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say – Italo Calvino


#28 Read 1000 Books

Andrew Gross

  1. Everything to Lose

Ben Coes

  1. Independence Day

Ben Sherwood

  1. Charlie St. Cloud

Danielle Steel

  1. Matters of the Heart

E.L. James

  1. Fifty Shades of Darker
  2. Fifty Shades of Free
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey

Emilee Schepp

  1. Marked for Life

Harlan Coben

  1. Gone for Good
  2. Home
  3. Six Years
  4. Tell No One
  5. The Stranger

James Patterson

  1. Beach Road
  2. Christmas Wedding
  3. First Love
  4. Maximum Ride Forever
  5. Maximum Ride: Angel
  6. Maximum Ride: Angel Experiment
  7. Maximum Ride: Fang
  8. Maximum Ride: Final Warning
  9. Maximum Ride: Max
  10. Maximum Ride: Nevermore
  11. Maximum Ride: Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports
  12. Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever
  13. Murder House
  14. Now You See Me
  15. Sunday’s at Tiffany’s
  16. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

Jay Asher

  1. 13 Reasons Why

Joy Fielding

  1. Wild Zone

Karin Slaughter

  1. The Kept Woman

Katie Alender

  1. Famous Last Words

Laura Kaye

  1. Hard Ink: Hard as It Gets
  2. Hard Ink: Hard as You Can
  3. Hard Ink: Hard to Be Good
  4. Hard Ink: Hard to Come By
  5. Hard Ink: Hard to Hold On To
  6. Hard Ink: Hard to Let Go
  7. Raven Riders: Ride Hard

Michael Connelly

  1. Black Box
  2. Burning Room
  3. Echo Park
  4. Lincoln Lawyer

Nicholas Sparks

  1. A Bend in the Road
  2. A Walk to Remember
  3. At First Sight
  4. Dear John
  5. Nights in Rodanthe
  6. Notebook
  7. Safe Haven
  8. See Me
  9. The Best of Me
  10. The Choice
  11. The Guardian
  12. The Last Song
  13. The Longest Ride
  14. The Lucky One
  15. The Rescue
  16. The Wedding
  17. Three Weeks With My Brother
  18. True Believer

Patricia Connelly

  1. Flesh & Blood
  2. Cruel & Unusual

Paula Hawkins

  1. The Girl on the Train

Randy Paysch

  1. The Last Lecture

Sandra Brown

  1. Deadline

Seth Grahame Smith

  1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Stephanie Meyer

  1. Twilight
  2. Twilight: Breaking Dawn
  3. Twilight: Eclipse
  4. Twilight: New Moon

Vince Flynn

  1. Mitch Rapp: Order to Kill


Currently Reading (as of 11/29/2017):

  1. 11/22/63 – Stephen King
  2. Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
  3. Black Ice – Michael Connelly
  4. Deep Dark – Laura Griffin

#118 Photography Bucket List

  1. Fireworks
  2. Sunrise
  3. Sunset
  4. Lightning
  5. City Skyline
  6. Bat hitting a bbaseball
  7. Raindrops splashing in a puddle
  8. Crashing Waves
  9. Pier
  10. Northern Lights
  11. Under a Pier shot
  12. A Proposal
  13. American Flag
  14. Reflection of something in the water
  15. Photograph a family heirloom
  16. A-Z Photos — look for objects that form a shape of a letter
  17. Shoot a Single Theme
  18. Moon Shots
  19. Abandoned Buildings
  20. Bridges
  21. Cars
  22. Churches
  23. Flowers
  24. Graffitti
  25. jails
  26. Tattoos
  27. Tombstones
  28. Boats
  29. Zoos

My Bucket List… It’s a big one

  1. Color Run
  2. Solve a Rubix’s Cube
  3. Master’s – graduated in March of 2017
  4. PhD
  5. Stock Market – Understand, Build a Portfolio, Invest
  6. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  7. Live on a boat
  8. Get paid to travel
  9. Concealed weapon’s permit
  10. Buy a gun
  11. See a sunrise at a beach
  12. Rescue a dog from a shelter
  13. Rescue a cat from a shelter
  14. Write a book
  15. Road Trip
  16. Start a movement in a cause I believe in
  17. Fly 1st class
  18. Swim w/ Dolphins
  19. Police Ride Along
  20. Swim w/ Turtles
  21. Professional Body Massage
  22. Finish a crossword w/out any help
  23. Give Blood
  24. Catch a foul ball/home run at an MLB game
  25. Go to a Cardinals game in Busch Stadium
  26. Drink moonshine
  27. Pay off all debt
  28. Read 1000 books
  29. Ride a motorcycle
  30. Jump into a pool fully clothed
  31. Own a pair of superhero underwear
  32. Pay for a stranger’s groceries/lunch
  33. Pay for a firefighter’s groceries/lunch
  34. Pay for a cops groceries/lunch
  35. Pay for a soldiers groceries/lunch
  36. Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean
  37. Gamble in Vegas
  38. Open a credit union account
  39. Carve a pumpkin
  40. Meet all my favorite celebrities
  41. Get a tattoo
  42. Explore a dead city – Petra, Jordan
  43. Experience Zero Gravity
  44. Sleep on a beach
  45. Swim under a waterfall
  46. Find a job I love
  47. Find a Four Leaf Clover
  48. Visit Every Continent
    1. N. America (obviously a check mark here)
    2. S. America
    3. Europe
    4. Asia
    5. Africa
    6. Austrailia
    7. Antarctica
  49. Do everything I want to at Disney
  50. See every event I want
  51. Go to a masquerade ball
  52. Go to a drive-in movie
  53. Stomp on grapes in a vineyard
  54. Relationship Bucket List
  55. Create a library of the books I’ve read
  56. Write something in wet cement
  57. Go on vacation by myself
  58. Live to see cancer cured
  59. Bachelors
  60. Break a World Record
  61. Rope-swing into a lake
  62. Feed a reindeer
  63. Visit all 50 States
  64. See 1000 movies
  65. Swim in every ocean
    1. Pacific
    2. Southern
    3. Arctic
    4. Atlantic
    5. Indian
  66. Celebrate my birthday in another country
  67. Be backstage at a major concert
  68. Figure out a career
  69. Be my own boss
  70. See a sunrise/sunset in each continent
    1. N. America
    2. S. America
    3. Europe
    4. Asia
    5. Africa
    6. Austrailia
    7. Antarctica
  71. Put the car in my name
  72. Buy a new phone and put it in my name
  73. Have my own place (no roommates)
  74. Learn to skateboard
  75. Front row tickets to a concert
  76. Macbook
  77. To walk perfectly in heels
  78. Visit a deserted island
  79. Be Fearless
  80. Swim in an infinity pool
  81. Own a boat
  82. Midnight Movie Premier
  83. Solar Eclipse – Aug. 21. 2017
  84. Ride a private jet
  85. Make an important decision w/ a coin toss
  86. Dye my hair a crazy color w/out telling anyone
  87. Find a message in a bottle
  88. Walk behind a waterfall
  89. Start a baseball card collection
    1. 100
    2. 500
    3. 1000
  90. Be awake for 24 hours
  91. Go to all the Monopoly properties
  92. Go to all the US National parks
  93. Have a drink in every county in Ireland
  94. Kick in a door
  95. Leave a shoe at a ball
  96. Live in a very small town for a year
  97. Own season tickets
  98. Pet a baby cougar
  99. Put mentos in a coke
  100. Ride a dirt bike
  101. See a Cheetah run
  102. Try every cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory
  103. Watch all the James Bond Movies played by Daniel Craig
  104. Own an island
  105. Learn to ball dance properly
  106. Yell “Are you not entertained?!” at the Colosseum
  107. Get my ear pierced a second time
  108. Join a softball league
  109. Move into an apartment – June 11
  110. See a flash mob
  111. Own a jet ski
  112. Create a custom t-shirt
  113. Buy a camera w/ a zoom lens
  114. Learn to line dance
  115. Drive a sports car over 100 mph
  116. Learn the choreography to Thriller
  117. Sell an original photo I took
  118. Photography Bucket List
  119. Flip on a trampoline
  120. Own a nice car
  121. Cover my bedroom walls w/ pictures
  122. See a sunset from an airplane
  123. VIP tickets to a concert – Lionel Richie/Cee-Lo
  124. Build a gingerbread house
  125. Buy a Beach house
  126. Do a melted crayon canvas
  127. Experience Weightlesness
  128. Fill up my Passport at least once
  129. Learn to cook
  130. Learn to lockpick
  131. Learn to draw
  132. Take a self-defense class
  133. Explore Civil War Battlefields
  134. Have a walk-in closet
  135. Learn how to change a flat tire
  136. Learn your signature cocktail and know how to make it.
  137. Know how to tie a tie
  138. Learn how to skip a stone
  139. File my own taxes
  140. Brew my own coffee instead of buying it
  141. Go a week without buying anything I don’t absolutely need.
  142. Learn Grafitti
  143. Visit a Chocolate Factory
  144. Best Friend Bucket List
  145. Save a Life
  146. Live abroad for a year
  147. Learn to say no without feeling guilty
  148. Walk in a water walker
  149. Build a suncastle
  150. Catch fireflies
  151. Go to my state capital (Tallahassee, Fl.)
  152. Hug a Koala Bear – Austrailia
  153. Learn to Surf – Wakiki Beach -Lessons
  154. Volunteer at a dog shelter – Big Dog Rescue – sent in application 5/17/2016

I’m back….

Hey everyone, it’s been a week. I’ve been a little sick the past few days. Everybody’s getting sick. I work at Publix. If you live in Florida, you know where that is. If you’d don’t, it’s a grocery store with a pharmacy. Well I work in Customer Service and Pharmacy. But lately, mostly Pharmacy. Most people coming in have been sick… Either the flu or just a cold. Good thing I just got the cold… Still sucks though. I don’t think I have any good stories about Publix that’s happened lately. But I do remember when I first started working Customer Service a couple years ago, I had this guy come to the desk and said he needed to return a jar of jelly. I’m thinking okay it’s just jelly, I’ll give him a credit. But he goes on to explain that he came in a few nights before drunk and for whatever reason decided to by jelly,  didn’t keep the receipt or nothing. He tells me he has no idea why he would buy that drunk but he did. I think what made the story great was that his wife is coming up beside him as he is explaining the story, and it didn’t seem to phase her. Whether the story was true or not I don’t know. But if it was, I got to say what a man because who ever isn’t afraid to tell a complete stranger that he came in drunk to buy that or the fact that he can admit that in front of his wife while telling that that story to a complete stranger. Still one of the funniest stories… Even better though was later the day or week (I can’t remember which), a customer comes in to return a sock…. Ponder that for a minute… A sock. Given, I understand we have a Lost and Found but if somebody lost a sock,I’d either leave on the ground if it was left outside or throw it away if I found it on the floor of it was inside. I don’t want to touch somebody’s socks. Especially somebody I don’t know….. Well that’s all I got for now…. Maybe some more customer stories later if I can remember any more. Good night everyone!!!

Events to See – #50 on my Bucket List

  1. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – NY
  2. MardiGras – New Orleans
  3. Oktoberfest – Germany
  4. New Year’s Eve – Times Square, NY
  5. Attend a Presidential Inauguration
  6. Army vs. Navy Football Game in Philadelphia, PA
  7. St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland (Dublin)
  8. Olympics
  9. Salem – Halloween
  10. CMA’s
  11. Day of the Dead – Mexico
  12. World Cup