The first time I went to Ikea, I bought a book at the Woodfield Mall called “Stuff White People Like.” It is a comedic book that basically details what it is to be a young white modern American. And while I haven’t had a lot of time to read with work being really busy of late, I have been able to read a sliver or two of the book in any particular time. Recently, I finally finished the book and thought I would post my thoughts on it.
I have yet another project now on my table. I decided after I had already bought my mom her mother’s day present that I should take her recipes and turn them into a cook book. Now the next gift giving holiday I have for her is Christmas, but instead of wait and likely forget the idea. I decided to steal her recipes and go ahead and do it myself.
So over the last week, in between reading up on how to start my own RPG up, I started digitizing all her recipes. Some are funny, some are good. I’m not sure if I will put this book up for sale, I might. I thought at the very least it would make a good gift for her. If did put it up for sale, I’d likely only keep 10-15% for myself and give my mom the rest since they are her recipes after all.
The reason I wouldn’t is because a lot of the recipes are rather plan, if not darn near useless in today’s day and age. A lot of them are canning and pickling, which people just don’t do as often anymore. Still if I could make money off of it, it might be a nice way to help me through some tough times in between jobs/books in other formats.
So over the summer my goal was to read Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. It seems kind of odd to make a goal out of just a single book over the summer, but to be honest given that i read so heavily during the school year, reading takes a back seat in my life when I don’t have to. So when I read in recreation, I do it extremely slowly, often just a few pages a day, if that. So the fact that it took me all summer to read it, is not a negative thing against the book, it is just how it reads. I actually started this book the summer previous to this but it was late in the summer and wasn’t able to get very far until school started. So the reason I made it a goal this summer was because I wanted to finish it, and because the second book in the series came out.