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So I fell off the face of the internet world for a while. So long that I’ve decided my blog could use a new look. I’d like to redo my website too, but I know I’m lazy and so I’m not sure if that will happen anytime soon.

I’m also not going to finish my France blog. I had an amazing time, but…well retyping my journal and resizing all those photos turned out to be more of a chore than I imagined.

For now, here are some more recent pictures I’ve taken…

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i’m not dead, just busy reading

I will be making another graphic for the books I’ve read in December (because that was fun), but until then, here are some stats from my year end totals.

2012 YEAR END TOTALS

Total Books Read: 103

Total Pages Read: 30,989

Average Books Per Month: 8.6

Average Pages Per Month: 2,582

Average Pages Per Day: 85

Most Books Read In: February (16)

Most Pages Read In: February (4,624)

 

COMPARED TO 2011

2 less books than 2011

6,035 less pages read

0.2 less books per month

503 less pages per month

16 less pages per day

 

OTHER RANDOM STATS

Books Currently Owned: 764 (as of December 31,2012)

12% E-books

32% Hardcover

30% Children’s/Young Adult

44% To Be Read

 

Clearly I have a book addiction (though I think you all knew that by now). I didn’t read as many books as I’d hoped this year. I was shooting for 110. As you can see, I have almost half of my collection to read, not counting the untold books I’ve yet to buy. ;D But still, I did pretty damn good!

Have a happy new year everyone!!!

task butler – app launch

https://lh5.ggpht.com/gKLqm19iAK8sFVlv4BegGs75SIg8Wb0xghuj9UaELPZ2QISQpQDhDzvVo4kPcL5pQYQ=w124Recently I designed an icon for an app that my friend was working on – Task Butler. Well Task Butler has launched and is available through Google Play for Andriod devices!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.worcester.cs499summer2012

Task Butler is a personal assistant app that helps keep your life organized. Use Task Butler to keep track of all of your shopping, errands, bills, to-do lists, and more. You can group your tasks into categories to create sub-lists of similar tasks. You can assign due dates to tasks, and Task Butler will remind you when it’s time to complete them. For an especially time-sensitive task, use the procrastination alarm and Task Butler will make sure you finish it!

If you have an Andriod, be sure to download it and leave a review and rating!

Over the next few weeks I hope to make a nice webpage for it too. :]

November Books

I decided to try something new this month (and get off my graphic design ass). I turned my book stats into an infographic. ^_^ I love infographics and I’m pretty satisfied with my first attempt. (Click for a larger view)

just some photos (hey, it’s also friday)

 

 

 

 

I haven’t given up blogging, I swear. Mostly I’ve been focusing on my JET application (see essay editing process above). I’m also working on a website (logo, business card and resume) redesign, as well as a more interesting way to post my monthly books (like reviews and maybe some graphics to get me doing more design work). So…as usual, I have a million things I want to do….but will I do any of them?

Stay tuned until…next post!

october books

 

1. Life, The Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams

Read in: 9 days

Pages: 154

 

2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Read in: 3 days

Pages: 348

Quote: “We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing them becomes too high.”

 

3. Willful Impropriety by Various Authors

Read in: 5 days

Pages: 432

Quotes: “If you loved someone enough and weren’t afraid, the world could be ignored.”

“Laughter’s better than melancholy.”

“Loving anything is not about possessing it.”

 

4. A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir (won from LibraryThing)

Read in: 13 days

Pages: 505

 

5. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Subsitute: Lunch Lady #1 by Jarrett Krasoczka

Read in: 1 day

Pages: 96

 

6. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Volume 7 by Naoko Takeuchi

Read in: 1 day

Pages: 246

 

7. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brogsol

Read in: 1 day

Pages: 221

 

8. The Damned Busters: To Hell and Back by Matthew Hughes

Read in: 6 days

Pages: 413

 

Total Books Completed: 8

Total Pages Read: 2,415

Average Pages Per Day: 78

Average Days To Read A Book: 4.8

 

2 more books read than in October 2011.

131 more pages read.

4 more pages per day.

2 less days to read a book.

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