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Belizean Sunset

I just got back from my trip, and  pretty much I am still in vacation lala land, but as I am sitting here in the dreaded cubicle, I can say without a doubt my favorite country was Belize.  I will have more on this later but for now I just want to share my sunset pictures of this beautiful country. I love seeing sunsets in new places, but what made this one special was a storm had just passed through, so the clouds were still present, giving the sky this dramatic effect. It was breathtaking to view in person, and I hope everyone can see sunsets like this in their life.







Book Review Sunday

Ok this week’s book is


If my thoughts seem confusing, well believe me I was confused after reading this book. I can’t even get my thoughts in order to write a proper review, so I will do what I do best… rant 🙂

As always my reviews may contain spoilers but at this point with the series being a wreck, I am not sure what I am going to spoil.

OK, slaps hands together, and rubs quickly.

Just like the last book, I really feel Harris is writing for the TV show, which again I am not going to get into the train wreck that is True Blood, if you like it good for you, I find it to be a train wreck that ruined a series I truly enjoyed. I am giving this book,


why you ask? Because Bubba ia back and Alcide gets naked.  That was worth three stars, had that not happened I would have likely given in 1-2.

This book for the most part is all about Sookie’s struggles, you know scratch that, I am not sure what the point of this book was about, the first 75% of the book I felt like it was why this why that, omg my grand mother had an affair. what? huh? why me?  I am telling you this book was all over the PLACE!

Why? Why? Why?

Well here is what I want to know, why did you Ms. Harris, change your style of writing? You were successful BEFORE the TV show, part of  me really thinks that she knows the story is so off track she is writing a story to help the book align with the Tv show.


OK let me get of this rant, and break it down for you.  especially for those of you that love True Blood (don’t worry I am not dissing you, I watch it every Sunday with 3-4 True Blood lovers, so I get it)

Ok what the hell is going on with Eric? I am having a hard time visualizing the Eric, he seems weak and whiney to me, no where near the striking Viking I liked in the first few books.

I was glad the bond was broken, really I was, I felt the bond is where the series started to go down hill.  I am hoping the next book bring sthe strong willed Eric back, that was at least exciting.

Here is my second issue of the night folks? WHERE IS THE STRONG WOMAN SOOKIE??? I noticed this issue in the last book, and I think out of EVERYTHING this bothers me the most, she had no problem putting Bill & Quinn in check but it is like she can’t put Eric in his place.  It bothers me.

Now the seen with Alcide naked in Sook’s bed, that cracked me up.

Overall I am going to finish this series and put this train wreck behind me and you know what watch the show, cause Alcide is hot, and he gets naked.   Cause if you can’t beat em join em

Iowa State Capital

It is no secret that it is  my goal to visit every single state capital, it is also not a secret that I am seriously lacking on visiting the capitals.  I have seen a lot but I have not really “visited” So when I happened to find myself in Des Moines, I figured the  likelihood of me visiting again could be slim, so I went.

And let me tell you for a small state, the capital is stunning.


The capital has the option of taking a tour with a guide or a self guided tour, me being who I am, of course choose to be self guided, as I love snapping pictures and going at my own place. 

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I love my home state’s capital in Austin, because I believe the Texas Capital is stunning, but I can say with complete confidence, Iowa would give it a run for it’s money in the stunning factor.

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A few fun facts about the Iowa Capital.

-The original cost of the capital was $2,873,294.59
-298 steps from the second floor to The Golden Dome
-The Diameter of the Golden Dome is 80 feet

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I would totally want to sit in this area when the House & Senate are in session….

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and honestly I would love to study in this library…

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If  you are ever in Des Moines, I highly recommend going to the capital.  It is simply stunning.