I’m gonna try

I’m gonna try to go to the library.   The wonderful an9ie reminded me that I wanted to read the Dresden Files books.   I forgot and she gave me the author’s name and suggested I read it.   Well I like the show but do I want to start buying another series of books.  No, since really books are an expensive habit.   So when I was at my parents this weekend, I got a Jim Butcher book out.  (which again I forgot but someone had just returned one so I took it)   I didn’t finish it so now I have to.  But I think it was like the 1 millionth in the series  (or the 7th out of 9) so I am going to read them in order.  From the library.    I went through my wish list and printed it out and marked down what to get from the library and what i need to buy.   There are a lot I could read and return.    Of course, my local library has 4 books so they might not have the ones I want.   Then I may have to beat people up.

Seriously, me in a library, it’s an adventure.   Want to know what I’m reading.  Check out the link-  Buy me things, I’m very pretty.

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They walk among us

I walked into a Blimpie’s with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for a
sandwich.  I handed it to the girl and she looked over at a little
chalkboard that said “buy one-get one free.”  “They’re already
buy-one-get-one-free,” she said, “so I guess they’re both free” She
handed me my free sandwiches and I walked out the door. They walk
among us and many work retail.

One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when one of
them shouted, “Look at that dead bird!”  Someone looked up at the sky
and said, “Where?”  They Walk Among Us!

While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which
direction was north because, he explained, he didn’t want the sun
waking him up every morning.  She asked, “Does the sun rise in the
north?” When my brother explained that the sun rises in the east, and
has for sometime, she shook her head and said, “Oh, I don’t keep up
with that stuff.” They Walk Among Us!

I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center.  One day I
got a call from an individual who asked what hours the call center was
open.  I told him, “The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.”  He responded, “Is that Eastern or Pacific
time? “Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, “Uh, Pacific. “They
Walk Among Us!

My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car designed to cut through a
seat belt if she gets trapped.  She keeps it in the trunk.  They Walk
Among Us!

My friends and I were on a beer run and noticed that the cases
were discounted 10%.  Since it was a big party, we bought 2 cases. The
cashier multiplied 2 times 10% and gave us a 20% discount.  They Walk
Among Us!

I couldn’t find my luggage at the airport baggage area, so I went to
the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags never
showed up.  She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a
trained professional and I was in good hands.  “Now,” she asked me,
“has your plane arrived yet?”  They Walk Among Us!

While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small
pizza to go.  He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he
would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6.  He thought about it for some
time before responding.  “Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don’t think I’m
hungry enough to eat 6 pieces. “Yep, They Walk Among Us – AND.they
reproduce – AND VOTE

Nothing

I got nothing.  I posted last week ( I think) and it was a thing I stole.

Since then…. nuttin

I babysat the kid Saturday.   She once again fell asleep in the car, which I expected. I parked outside the apt and  I fell asleep also.  Then she woke up and was cranky and when we went inside, she was cranky and kept laying down.  I asked her if she wanted to lay down in her crib. she said yes, so I put her in her crib.    Then she started crying   cover me, cover me.   So I went in and covered her.   1/2 hour later she knocked on her door from her crib and said,  I better now.  I won’t cry.   I guess she needed a little more sleep.

Sunday she and sister came over.   We went shopping and then drove around exploring.

Then the week happened.

and since my last real post about stuff before the book thing…. nothing happened

I went to the gym today again after work.  Took a yoga class.  It was fun but I have no sense of balance.  At all…I can’t even ride a bike (no I’m not kidding)  I think I did ok, it’s something to practice and do….I have pilates on Thursday and am headed to LI for Mothers day.

Yeah, my life is a riot.

Totally stole this from Lynda.

Now, before I do this, I have to tell you. I read all the time. I have a book next to my bed (ok like 9) A book downstairs, a book in my car, a book in my desk at work and when I am out, I carry a book with me. (hey, you never know when you are going to be standing in line, or eating alone when out shopping. I have even gone to bookstores to buy a book to have something to read if I forgot my carry book)

My credit card bill is – Amazon and I-tunes – Amazon – I-tunes, food store – Amazon, Amazon, Amazon. (seriously, it’s an illness)

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?
Hmmm. Probably horror, fantasy, and then Sci-filfantasy last. I love horror and fantasy. Vampires, witches, werewolves. All three in one. Awesome.

Hardback or Trade paperback or Mass market paperback
Don’t care. Hardback is ok for home, work, car book. Paperbook for my carry around book.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
I am an Amazon whore. I like bookstores but I do most of my book shopping only line. Mainly because stores involve moving. If i am already out, I see a bookstore, I go and have my book list.

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Barnes & Noble. There a reason. It involves me being a bitch to someone bitchier then me.

Hitchhiker or Discworld?
I don’t know what this means.

Bookmark or Dog-ear?
Both. I love a good dog-eard book- it’s loved and worn and nice But bookmarks, then the book keeps that new book look and smell.

Asimov’s Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?
Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I don’t really like Science Fiction like Star Treky stuff.

Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or Random?
Author, then date order of when then came out. Ok, let me change that. Random, but authors are together, by date of when the book came out.

Keep, Throw away or Sell?

Ok, I would never throw away a book. I give them away to the library or used book store or good will. Or sell them at a garage sale.

Keep dust-jacket or Toss it?

Keep the dust -jacket- I use it as the bookmark

Read with dustjacket or Remove it?
See above

Short story or Novel?
Don ‘t care, as long as I like it.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter, and the last one is out soon and already pre-ordered from Amzaon.

Stop reading when tired or at Chapter breaks?
both. Depends on how tired or where I am.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time?”
Either. Although, It was a dark and stormy night is usually better.

Buy or Borrow?
Both, although buying is usually the main choice.
Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Browse, although Amazon recomendations help

Lewis or Tolkien?
Lewis.

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?
Don’t care, although anthology will give you a chance to discover new authors

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
both. if i like the author i will wait

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
yes
Standalone or Series?
yes

New or used?
yes

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
She’s come Undone, by Wally Lamb. Best book ever.  don’t let the oprah thing scare you.  it’s a great book.  Read it in a weekend.  I have never hated a main character as much as I hated Delores.    But LOVED THIS BOOK

Top 5 favorite genre books of all time?
Romance, mystery, horror, occult/fantasy/sci-fi   true crime

Favorite genre series?
romance,  yes those bodice ripping, trash romances.   love them.   They are fun easy reads, which is great after work or during a break, or waiting in line, or a the doctors office.

Currently Reading?
Kill by Stephen White (work)

The Frumious Bandernatch by Ed McBain (part of a series, now defunct as he’s dead)  (next to bed)

I don’t remember the name of my book car,  it’s about a guy whose wife has a baby and then dies, and then all these people start dying around him and then he finds out –  the Death.   The Death.

I don’t have a downstairs book as of now.  When the tv season is over, I probably will.    What can I say, I’m a dork.   Tv, books, internet.    it’s my life.   So, feel free to click on the link on the right –  buy me a present, I’m very pretty.   It’s my Amazon wishlist.

Thanks for playing

My neice is a wiseass.   I’m so proud.

My sister is forgetful.   Or absentminded.  She’s busy.  I’d chalk it up to being a doctor and working her ass off but she’s been like that forever.   I shouldn’t mock, I’m actually worse.  Anyway…..

She forgot her cell phone at work so after she picked the princess up from daycare she said she had to go get her phone

The princess said  Mommy forgot phone again (again is said in the excerated overtone of a pain in the ass 13 year old)

Yesterday when I picked her up from daycare I asked her if she wanted to go to the park.  She said no, she wanted to play with boy (boy is the 2 year old across the hall.  She loves him, he loves her and they play together all the time.   It’s really cute and funny and when he moves in June my sister is screwed).   All the way home was I play with boy,   where is boy, I play with boy.   I tried distracting her.

Me:   Princess, what does mommy do at work?

Princess-  get her cell phone.   I play with boy.

So we get home and she takes of her shoes and socks and goes to the front door and opens it and knocks on boys door.   His dad answers and she says I play with boy.  Dad says, boy is at the park with his mommy.  (remember I asked her 1/2 hour ago if she wanted to go the park)   She turns, looks at me and says

I GO TO PARK  See Boy.

So we put on shoes and socks and off to the park we go.  We see them.  Boy sees princess.  Boy runs to princess.  Boy falls.    Princess sees boy,  princess runs to boy, princess falls.   This kept happening.   It was From Here to Eternity with 2 year olds who have no balance.   Boys mom and I were hysterical.   They got about 2 inches from each other and stopped.   Just stopped.  and stood there.   Then ran amok in the park like there was no tomorrow.   They had a blast.    We went home and ate and after dinner, she opened the door and stood outside his door until he came out to play.   Then they played and she didn’t want to leave his house, but she did, upside down.   He gave her a kiss night night and said see ya tomorrow.

I know it’s true love.   She wouldn’t share the trains, but she shared her chocolate milk.    A girl sharing chocolate, that’s love.   She also wants me to keep whatever comes out of her nose so she can show the boy later.    I drew the line as saving it.

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