What I Did On My Christmas Vacation

I didn’t do much over the Christmas break… which was the whole point, really.  I managed to finish reading six books, but didn’t manage to post about any of them on my book blog.  I watched some ER, some Angel, some Bones, some Law & Order: CI, as well as a few movies.  I got the new Blu-ray player hooked up, but had to run a cable from the player to the router because the wireless bridge didn’t work consistently.  The cable snaking across two rooms is pretty annoying, but I can watch my Netflix Play Now movies on the TV.  That’s a good thing because the recliner is more comfortable than my desk chair.

I made my Secret Family Recipe sloppy joes (vegetarian style) for Christmas dinner and the whole family went out to dinner to a new-ish local restaurant with the Spousal Unit’s stepmom a few days after Christmas.  Jolly good fun!

I mentioned the books I read, but I should point out I’m a complete book nerd.  I printed out labels for about 250 books, attached them to the spines of the appropriate books, and shelved said books in Dewey Decimal order.  (I picked Dewey over Library of Congress numbering because my first job was in a library, and we didn’t have any of that crazy LoC stuff at the time.  It’s nostalgia, pure and simple.)  I have another bookcase full of books that I need to put in my most excellent Collectorz book database so I can label them, too.  I do so love being a complete geek.

I had a couple of other things on my To Do list, but… meh.  Whatever.  I relaxed a lot.  And that was the whole point.

2 Responses to “What I Did On My Christmas Vacation”

  1. January 5th, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    Do tell about this book data base. I’ve slowly been working on putting my books on a spread sheet to create the database I’ve wanted since I was a kid thinking of setting it up on index cards.

  2. Kelly
    January 5th, 2010 | 9:16 pm

    Oooh, go to Collectorz.com and check out the Book Collector! I own both the Book Collector and the Movie Collector, and I couldn’t be happier. All you have to do is enter the ISBN from the book and it will enter all the information you could ever want into the database. So easy!! I had an Access database that I created 15 or so years ago for my 2500+ books, and it would have taken another 100 hours to update. AND I had to enter everything by hand. When I get to the point where I want to organize my music, I’ll buy their Music Collector, too. That’s how much I love the folks at Collectorz. Their customer server is topnotch… the Movie database integrates seamlessly with my DVD carousels… and if you have a lot of books or movies to input, you can use a scanner with them to speed things up considerably. Go… get Book Collector!

    Disclaimer: I don’t usually gush this much about products, and the people at Collectorz have not enticed me in any way (except for having great products which I have purchased) to gush here today. :)