My mother is getting first crack at the new Evanovich book, but I’ll give it to you on good authority that if you’ve not been reading this series … you really should. (also for you guys out there, many of my male friends have read these and think they’re hilarious!)
Currently I’m re-reading a trilogy that is a pretty easy and fun read. I’m also re-reading Dune and I’ll start on A Tale of Two Cities when I’m done with the trilogy. Sometimes … I look through my bookshelves and I think … I can’t decide which one i want to read again, because they’re all so deliciously good!
Tomorrow is grocery shopping day … good thing too, because right now I only have Oatmeal. Speaking of food, or lack there of, I actually have had the grilled bacon jalapeno wraps … and they are delicious. I made mine on my stovetop grill pan. You can actually bake them as well, just bake them until the bacon is crispy.
So … because I don’t have a whole lot of news today … I’ll go ahead and answer my question of the day … Which book do I find myself regularly re-reading and why?
The book I re-read most frequently is ‘If Tomorrow Comes’ by Sidney Sheldon
I just love the story of this book … desperate woman tries to get vengeance for her mother, gets framed by a hooligan, ends up in jail, heroically saves warden’s child, gets pardoned, and lives a life as a world class thief! Intrigue, suspense, drama, interesting characters. Excellent book that I highly recommend. Actually I recommend anything written by Sheldon!
So that’s the lot for today … more on the morrow!
ஜ~§ Book Of The Day §~ஜ
Janet Evanovich ~ Stephanie Plum Series
ஜ~§ Quote Of The Day §~ஜ
I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise.
ஜ~§ Question Of The Day §~ஜ
Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?
ஜ~§ Word Of The Day §~ஜ
1. A confused mixture of noises or voices.
2. A scene of noise or confusion.
From Hebrew Babhel (Babylon). In the Old Testament (Genesis 11:4-9), people united in an attempt to build a city with a tower that reached the heavens. This displeased god who halted the project by confounding people’s speech so they wouldn’t understand one another. Earliest documented use: before 1382.
"While an excited babel of Spanish, German, Japanese, and Hindi emanated from the dozens of television news crews in the street, the response to Charles and Camilla’s I dos among locals was mostly We Don’t."
Glenda Cooper; In Windsor, a Royal Pain; The Washington Post; Apr 10, 2005.
ஜ~§ Poem Of The Day §~ஜ
By James Joyce 1882–1941 James Joyce
My love is in a light attire
Among the apple trees,
Where the gay winds do most desire
To run in companies.
There, where the gay winds stay to woo
The young leaves as they pass,
My love goes slowly, bending to
Her shadow on the grass.
And where the sky’s a pale blue cup
Over the laughing land,
My love goes lightly, holding up
Her dress with dainty hand.
ஜ~§ Recipe Of The Day §~ஜ
Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
6 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded (I don’t generally cut fully in half, I just cut off a sliver to make a little ‘boat’. Also I prefer red jalapenos and not green)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
12 slices bacon
1.Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
2.Spread cream cheese to fill jalapeno halves. Wrap with bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
3.Place on the grill, and cook until bacon is crispy.
People, I’m back again, getting back on the blogging bandwagon. I know I’ve said that before, but it’s really time. I’m also (as you can plainly see) getting back to my old blogging format, a little something for everyone. I’ve also added a new category, book of the day. This is going to run the gamut from children’s books to the classics and all those in between. You are all cordially invited to share your favorites in my comments section and I’ll work them in as well! (I’m all about blogger interaction!). My next read will be Janet Evanovich’s ‘Smokin’ Seventeen’.
I have been terribly terribly lax in posting comments in all your blogs, and I hope to be changing that in the future as well!
I hope you enjoy!
ஜ~§Book Of The Day§~ஜ
by Michael Slack (Author, Illustrator))
Book talk: This paper over board book for toddlers has a silly monkey who is also a truck. Look at him go!
His overdrive engine
burns monkey gas.
ஜ~§Quote Of The Day§~ஜ
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
ஜ~§Question Of The Day§~ஜ
What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?
ஜ~§Word Of The Day§~ஜ
noun: A place of bloodshed.
The term is derived from the name Aceldama, a potter’s field described in the New Testament. It was purchased by the priests with the money Judas Iscariot received for betraying Jesus. From Greek Akeldama, from Aramaic haqeldema (field of blood). Earliest documented use: 1382.
"Mickelsson describes Philosophy Department as a ‘treacherous, ego-bloated, murder-stained hovel.’ Ah, the groves of aceldama!"
Margaret Manning; Book Review; Boston Globe; May 30, 1982
ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ
The Ragpickers’ Wine
In the muddy maze of some old neighborhood,
Often, where the street lamp gleams like blood,
As the wind whips the flame, rattles the glass,
Where human beings ferment in a stormy mass,
One sees a ragpicker knocking against the walls,
Paying no heed to the spies of the cops, his thralls,
But stumbling like a poet lost in dreams;
He pours his heart out in stupendous schemes.
He takes great oaths and dictates sublime laws,
Casts down the wicked, aids the victims’ cause;
Beneath the sky, like a vast canopy,
He is drunken of his splendid qualities.
Yes, these people, plagued by household cares,
Bruised by hard work, tormented by their years,
Each bent double by the junk he carries,
The jumbled vomit of enormous Paris,-
They come back, perfumed with the smell of stale
Wine-barrels, followed by old comrades, pale
From war, mustaches like limp flags, to march
With banners, flowers, through the triumphal arch
Erected for them, by some magic touch!
And in the dazzling, deafening debauch
Of bugles, sunlight, of huzzas and drum,
Bring glory to the love-drunk folks at home!
Even so, wine pours its gold to frivolous
Humanity, a shining Pactolus;
Then through man’s throat of high exploits it sings
And by its gifts reigns like authentic kings.
To lull these wretches’ sloth and drown the hate
Of all who mutely die, compassionate,
God has created sleep’s oblivion;
Man added Wine, divine child of the Sun.
ஜ~§Recipe Of The Day§~ஜ
Quick Dill Dip
Enjoy this flavorful low fat dip anytime.
Prep: 5 min – Total: 3 hr 5 min
1 cup MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing
1 container (16 oz.) BREAKSTONE’S FREE or KNUDSEN FREE Fat Free Sour Cream
1 Tbsp. dill weed
1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
MIX all ingredients; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
SERVE with assorted NABISCO Crackers or vegetable dippers.
Makes 24 (2-Tbsp.) servings
Make-Ahead: Dip can be made a day in advance. Most vegetables can be cut up a day in advance as well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 45,Total fat 2g, Saturated fat 0g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 100mg, Carbohydrate 5g, Dietary fiber 0g, Sugars 2g, Protein 1g
I know you all think I’m gone like Ghandi, but I’m not, you’re all still making me smile and laugh and belly laugh!
I honestly just ran out of things to say
I will tell you a quick jaunty story about mah dawg Sookie.
I took over my parents house ( they live on a corner lot and have a HUMONGOUS backyard ) when they were out of town. Sookie FINALLY went down the stairs all by herself and then ran around like a LUNATIC!
After she did that she bellied up to the gate ( the one that my father ran into with his racing trailer so that even my fat ass could now belly up under it ) and looked at me. Then she looked at the gate, then she looked at me … then she looked at the gate and bellied closer, then … POOF she made a RUN FOR IT!
I stood on the deck and giggled on the inside while making mad ‘mama’ faces and do you know what she did? Bellied back under the gate and into the yard, apparently she is a HUGE clown and if I don’t laugh … it’s not fun anymore!
Here’s a few updates on me. I’ve been busy, but unfortunately not taking photos. I had to drop my photo class as it was interfering with work. Working nights, sleeping days — I just wasn’t hitting things right. So we’ll try again in the spring. *sad face for now*
On a more positive note, even though I’m not in class, I am studying my book, and I have a list of all of the assignments for the quarter, so I’m snapping photos at my leisure, based on the assignment requirements. Since I don’t have a dark room, I’m having the photos developed via 1 hr photo and just using my loupe to see what’s what. I’ll be better prepared for the spring semester this way, so YAY!!!
The holidays are coming up, and I seriously can’t believe nearly another year has gone by!!! It’s just CRAYZEE!!!
I can’t believe I posted on Oct 4 and then FAILED to tell you all about my automobile debacle!!! Where oh where is my BRAIN these days?
Okay … so on September 10th. I was out running errands and my Suzuki started acting super duper wonky. By wonky I mean it acted as though it was being electrically charged from the outside, like bolts of lightening were hitting it.
I took it to my mechanic post haste. They guy put it up on the auto scanner thingie-ma-bob. When he came back out the news was grim, and basically along these lines. “Your truck is nearly toast and I’d trade it in today if possible.”
Well … it wasn’t in the plans, but it certainly was possible. So I scooted the thing (which was miraculously still running) down to the Nissan dealership.
(I’d had my eye on a Rogue for a while now)
Test drove a Rogue, said yes to the dress, signed the papers and then headed home for some much needed sleep.
That’s the story, so now I have a little Nissan Rogue, AWD. I’m safe and happy and she runs like a dream.
Still … I really didn’t have that purchase in the cards for at least another year … but at least I won’t be stranded on the side of the road, in the middle of the night … WOOT WOOT!
Hope all is well with my peeps!
Blessings and Happy Holidays!
Here’s the deal, either you’re a friend or not. I wanted my ‘girl’ to love me so much that I wanted her to tell me everything.
I didn’t give her everything about me
she keeps trying and i keep buying
but i never gave it up
oh for chrisake
no one cares
(Just a weird poem that popped outta me)