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Mallory Kellogg, Nerdalicious

"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

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Not Quite the Classics
Colin Mochrie
Progress: 77/321 pages
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Creatures of Habit
Jim Pascoe, Paul Lee
The Fires Beneath the Sea
Lydia Millet
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The Devil in the Junior League

The Devil in the Junior League - Linda Francis Lee

The Devil in the Junior League 

 

Starring...

 

Miss Piggy

 

Snooki 

 

And that weird, snooty girl in glasses you went to high school with...

 

Also starring:

 

And the entire cast of

 

I deducted half a star despite how much I loved this ridiculous book because it was riddled with grammatical errors. But wow, this was so bad/good I couldn't help but enjoy it. If you enjoy some high Texan society drama you should pick this up. So funny.

 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

The Devil in the Junior League - Linda Francis Lee

Frede likes to use random French. She especially likes the word moi. You know who else likes random French and the word moi, also happens to be rich, stuck up, self-absorbed and blonde?

 

 

I just made this book even better. Now it stars a Muppet.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 14%.

The Devil in the Junior League - Linda Francis Lee

Buddy read with my girlfriend Dom. Man, this girl is so rich/racist/snobby it's funny. I wanna slap her in the face then drink mimosas with her.

Wtf is up with Riverdale?

I know I'm not the first person to say this, but seriously, Wtf? This is just The Vampire Diaries with the Archie characters. Why?!

 

I'm only 20 minutes into the pilot and I'm all...

 

 

 

 

This is NOT Archie.

I'm gonna solve a case. Only got John Watson as my partner.

Uh uh I'm hunting. Looking for a come-up.

This is bloody awesome.

 

Since the first story in Colin Mochrie's book is Holmes, I had to share Hillywood 

When you see a real doctor...

Yesterday was my first (And probably only) appointment with my neurosurgeon. His name was Dr. Hux. At first I was nervous because he seemed a little stand-offish. He asked my what my trouble seemed to be. He was going over my MRI while I tried to explain my pain. It's severe lower back pain in my lower lumbar that radiates to my right knee. He asked if it was directly on my spine or off to the side a bit. Off to the side. He nodded and went back to the MRI. I told him since I fell down in early May now my right hip burns and will lock up if I walk too much. He turns away from the computer and asks me if I have ever heard of an SI joint. No....no I have not. He informed me that yes, I do have a herniated disc, but it's not pressing on my spine enough to cause the symptoms I have. If I was having sciatic type pain, it would travel all the way to my toes, not stop at my knee. He picked up a plastic model of a hip and showed me what an SI joint is.

 

 

Dr. Hux said he sees this every single week, always misdiagnosed as disc issues. But pain in my lower back, off the side that is radiating into my hip and knee and causes my hip to lock is classic SI joint trouble. He laid me out on the table and bent my leg around a bit, brought out a few screams, and found a painful lump in my back I have had since this whole ordeal began. He said that lump isn't a muscle strain like the physical therapists and other doctors keep saying, but the actual top of the joint, so inflamed it's bulging. He massaged it, and I cried. He felt confident enough in his diagnosis he decided to ask me if I would let him give me a test injection into the joint to see if it would relieve the pain. It would, in essence, be a superficial version of what my pain management doctor had been doing to my spine, only since he had no xray machine, Dr. Hux could only go in blind and get the outside of the joint. I agreed because, let's face it, I will try anything at this point. He's telling me I don't need surgery. That a shot will fix me. So yes, give me a needle. I bent over a chair, he gave me the shot (nor pleasant but not horrible) and I stood up. AND I BENT OVER. I wiggled my knee. I did a little jig. And then I burst into tears in front of this man because in 15 minutes he managed to figure out what nobody else in 3 years could. He told me to call my pain doctor back, give him the new diagnosis and they will set up a new treatment plan for me. If the exterior shot helped so much, I cannot wait to see what a shot all the way into the middle of the joint can do. I was able to

walk out of the neurosurgeon's office at full stride, with no cane or back brace. And I couldn't stop crying. 

 

I've already set the paperwork in motion to get a full blown shot. I'm so happy. I called everyone. I met a friend at Target and showed her I could dance.

 

And the reality of this comes down to one thing: this could have been avoided if my MRI had been read by a real doctor. But there aren't doctors at most military clinic. They are all in training to either be nurses of combat medics. My MRI was read by a medic. Not knocking medics. But they had no business diagnosing my serious injury. My poor pain doctor can only treat what he's told I have. And he was told I have 2 herniated discs that are causing my problems. Turns out, no, I have 1, and it's not even pressing on anything. No wonder none of the shots I endured did a damn thing. I told my husband, who was so relieved, and he cursed up a storm. "I miss seeing real fucking doctors."

 

I do too. Because I've seen 3 real doctors lately, and funny, they know what they're talking g about. 

 

Anyway, I'm like a walking Imagine Dragons music video. 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 0 out of 224 pages.

AI Yori Aoshi Volume 3 - Kou Fumizuki

I still have how many volumes? 15? 

 

 

Oh, Kaoru and Aoi! You are so damn cute!

 

I finished all my Equestria Girls books, and while I still have 11 MLP books left... I just could not keep my hands off these anymore. They've been staring me down from my bookshelf for a month. 

 

 

Looks like Sunday-Mangday.

Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 217 pages.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror - G.M. Berrow

I am having a super crappy day. So I've decided to read something light and fun.

 

 

Husband is gone. I may not have even warranted an interview for the job I wanted at the local library. And the neurosurgeon may require me to go back to my primary doctor and get another referral for another MRI since mine is older than 8 months. I'm not in a good mood today. I really need a bottle of wine and a week on the beach. 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 67 out of 240 pages.

Drama - Raina Telgemeier

 

There's a gay boy in this middle grade graphic novel!!!

 

 

And they are totally cool with it!!! I'm in love!

Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 288 pages.

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man - David Fisher, William Shatner

It's SO hard to read when you are in this level of pain. I was far too active these past couple of days, and it messed me up. My back is trying to seize up. Also, Tricare finally and completely denied my appeal for pain relief. So I am hitting out hard for back surgery. If they won't give me temporary relief, fine, give me a permanent fix.

 

I only have a couple of days left to read this. It's due back on the 7th. I'm a bad nerd. I didn't know Leonard was Jewish. But again, I'm a Next Gen Trekkie. 

 

 

Let's see if I can push through this.

You make me a, you make me a believer. Believer.

Adventures in Chubbydom

It's been a week here. My primary doctor has put in a referral for me to see a neurosurgeon. Because fuck you, Tricare. Ha. My husband is about to leave soon. Cannot give details on when because of security reasons but still, things are busy prepping for the deployment. We bought an inexpensive pool for our son, the awesome Power Rangers on blu ray and it came with Aftershock. I was glad for that since it went out of print right before the DVD release...which makes perfect sense from a money making stand point.

 

Anyway then my girlfriend asks for us to post our celebrity crushes on Facebook in nothing but gifs. Here was my first response. He will always be my love.

 

 

Then I went back and added my second love:

 

 

Which got us talking about Shanks as will happen ever single time. Because we heart that man hard. 

 

Then someone posted David Tennant and we devolved into our usual "I hate Capaldi-take that back-i will not!" fight. Lol. All in good fun. It goes like this:

 

 

I do it for fun. Hahaha. She loves me. :) we went on to DM about Saving Hope.

 

 

Because Michael Shanks. That's why.

 

 

Also, interestingly enough, this week was Christian Kane's birthday.

 

 

 

Yeah, I know I'm bisexual. But I'm bi, straight leaning. 

 

Can we just take a minute to appreciate these gorgeous men? Lmao

 

Also, Evolve is effing amazing. Imagine Dragons has knocked it out of the park. Night Visions was a great album, and it made me fall in love with them. DEMONS was the song that wrenched my heart right out of my chest. Then they released Smoke & Mirrors and it was a bit more mellow to me. I liked it, but not as much. It took time to grow on me. But Evolve is like whoa. You need to check it out. I love it so much I put in a pre-order for the clear vinyl. (How can you make a clear record?!) If you look it up, the popular tracks Thunder, Believer and Whatever It Takes are great, but give Rise Up or Mouth of the River chance.

 

 

Have I randomly rambled enough for You? Yeah? Good. I'm tired.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 85 out of 176 pages.

Jughead Vol. 1 - Chip Zdarsky, Erica Henderson

Pros: Juggie is asexual. I find that refreshing. I love seeing characters of all the rainbow.

 

Cons: the dream sequence things. That's really not doing it for me. 

 

But this is making me really wish my library would hurry up on my Archie request.

I don't usually care about celebrity drama, but the Drake and Josh stuff is amusing to me simply because it is so damn pointless. This has nothing to do with books at all. This is just me wanting to say a personal pet peeve. YOU CAN INVITE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO YOUR WEDDING. STFU PEOPLE. Why do people care if Josh didn't let Drake come? Omg. Get over it.

 

Anyway, I couldn't help myself. I love Josh because he, like me, saw he had a weight problem and fixed it. He's a good role model. 

 

Plus...that picture. Hahahaha

From the Library Day at the Natural History Museum
From the Library Day at the Natural History Museum

Faith (rocks)

Faith, Volume 1: Hollywood & Vine - Pete Pantazis, Jody Houser, Dave Sharpe, Stephanie Hans, Joe Quinones, Andrew Dalhouse, Michael Spicer, Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage

This was so worth the read. I can totally see Rebel Wilson playing Faith in a movie of the Renegades. She was so relatable, funny and plain real. Finally, a superhero that's curvy and into things real people are. She works at a Buzzfeed type social media company like so many other modern journalist, she loves sci-f and complains about traffic. This is a real hero for real people.