Monday, May 5, 2014

April in Review

I realize I'm a few days late her, but at least I'm managing a monthly recap. So there's that...

In April...
2014 LSU Tigers
...We made it back to an LSU baseball game, this time for a far more pleasant experience where the Tigers won.

...I don't normally talk about my job on the blog, but I did want to say I had a pretty big promotion fairly recently, and couldn't let it pass unnoticed here. It is pretty exciting, and can't wait to really get into the thick of it.
Amy's Black Bean Chili
... For the first time ever I participated in Dewy's 24 hour read-a-thon. I may not have read too much or too long relative to others, but I still consider it a success. The photo above is my lunch during the read-a-thon with a bowl of Amy's Black Bean Chili.
The Sicilan Burger
...I made it back to Fat Cow Burger this time trying their Sicilian Burger. Although next time I really need to try their Hundred Dollar Burger.

...I posted reviews of 7 books and 5 movies.
Comfort of Fences by Stacy Overman Morrison
When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson
Driving Lessons by Zoe Fishman
The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose
On the Rocks by Erin Duffy
Bad Words

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Draft Day
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Normally my favorite is the best book I read, but this time it's actually a movie. I'd list Captain America as my favorite, but still loved both Divergent and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

...3 years ago, in 2011, I woke up early and even took the day off work to watch Will & Kate's wedding.
Royal Wedding Viewing
In this photo not only can you see my breakfast cinnamon roll, but also Kate's limo driving to the church.

What are some of your highlights from this past April?


  1. Sounds like April was a great month for you. Congrats on the promotion! How exciting!! I know you don't talk much about work on the blog but I'd be curious to hear what you do (I think you are an actuary?).

    April was a whirlwind for me but an awesome month. It started off with a lot of stress between work travel and interviews and lots of flights, but things turned around when I got my offer on the 16th. It was a busy month as I found an apartment, hired a moving company, did some day trips in the area, and started to get organized for my move home.

  2. Busy busy! Congrats on the promotion, that fantastic!!

  3. Great month of April! And congrats on the promotion!

  4. Congratulations on your promotion!! April was a really busy, but really good month for me! It included lots of travel, running and preparation for our trip :)

  5. Congrats on the promotion! That's awesome news!

  6. Congratulations on the promotion. And I would say April's highlight was definitely going to New Zealand!!!