Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scoot Over Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology

I'm just going to cut to the chase here so that your time is not any more wasted than mine was by reading this book - it. was. TERRIBLE.  From the moment I started reading this book I knew it was going to be a struggle to finish it.  I expected inspirational stories from current and/or former overweight people.  However, this book was basically just stories about interactions with fat people, or fat people giving their negative stories about how society has perceived them.  Each chapter had a different author, and some of them were written so philosophically that my eyes were burning with each word I read. 

I give this book a half star out of 5 - biggest waste of my time ever! 

I've had too many so-so books in a row and I just had to redeem myself with a guaranteed 'goody'... I'm reading the 4th book in the Alex Cross Series - Cat & Mouse - by James Patterson.  I know this book will deliver exactly the page-turning cravings I've been desiring!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome to the World..

I present to you the newest addition to my family - my nephew Rexon Vernon S.  He weighed in at 8 lbs 12 oz and 21 inches long... born March 23, 2011... the same birthday as our beloved uncle - may he rest in peace.

365... as often as I feel like it

Yoouuuuuuuuuuu..... light up my liiiiffffeeee.... Starbucks - I do <3 your new logo!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day ? of 365

I took a trip to Chick Fil A yesterday for lunch... and I found this little gem and it absolutely made my day!   I swear it tasted better in this little packet!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away.. Day ? of 365

I kid, I kid!  I love it more than anything when it's a rainy day and I get to be stuck at home... reading or doing whatever my little heart desires...

It is, in fact, a rainy day here in Maryland, though not near as bad as some other parts of this country who are experiencing flooding. 

Enjoy your Thursday!

From last week's rainy Sunday @ a nearby State Park

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 31 of 365

This was Friday's 'happy pic'... look how cute and tiny!  I believe it's a mini-cooper old school.. and the guy driving it looks huge inside!

Friday, March 4, 2011

There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern

I'll admit it, I judge a book by it's cover ALL the time.  That is definitely one of my top ways for deciding on what book to read next.  When I purchased this book, I had just returned from my 3 months of living in Kansas City, MO (aka "The Land of Oz") and was still on a high from everything Wizard-of-Oz related.  I had to buy this book based on the cover alone!

So, show of hands who have lost the mate to at least 1 pair of socks in their lifetime?  Yeah, me too - so many pairs I can't even count!  In fact, it used to happen so frequently when I lived with my parents that I insisted on doing my own laundry because I had those few pairs of socks that were my absolute FAVORITE and I did NOT want to lose them!

So how does this all relate to the latest book I've read, "There's No Place Like Here"?  Well, it's simple.  "There's No Place Like Here", by "P.S. I Love You" author Cecelia Ahern, is about Sandy Shortt, a girl who is practically haunted when her things go missing.  This obession began whenever her neighbor/childhood enemy suddenly went missing, and Sandy simply could not come to terms with where this little girl went.  Still, Sandy is also consumed when less important things like socks, books, teddy bears and toothbrushes go missing as well.  Eventually, Sandy makes a career out of her desire at finding things.  She becomes an investigator for the police department, and eventually opens her own business looking for missing people.  The irony is that one day Sandy, herself, goes missing and suddenly discovers all of the missing things she's been looking for her entire life! 

I admit that the storyline here was a little unusual for me, and I can definitely appreciate something different!  In fact, I believe that many of my favorite books of all time are, in fact, my favorites because of their unusual stories.  Still, Ahern did not grab me with this book at all.  I didn't find myself having the "don't want to put it down" feeling until the last 15 pages!  I give this book 2 stars out of 5 translating to "it was 'ok'". 

Next up is "Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology".  I bought this book about 3 years ago on the bargain table at BN or Borders.  In some ways, I do enjoy reading about people's reasons for being 'heavy' and so hopefully this book will be an interesting read. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 30 of 365

Why hello there....

Today's 'made me happy' moment is brought to you by St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Advanced Body Moisturizer.  I recently bought a travel size version of this to keep in my purse, used it 1 time and LOVED the affects it had, and immediately bought a big size to keep at work.  My hands look like sandpaper in the winter months.  When I finally ran out of the other lotion I was using, which didn't have such great results, I tried this stuff and was hooked.  It smells great, which is a plus for me, but it also WORKS really well.  It makes my hands really soft, but not at all greasy.  Plus, I love the packaging :). 

The weekend is fast approaching... do you have any plans?

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