Friday, August 14, 2009

Rambling, Book Review, and Laughs



I have way too many random items to share with all of you so I'm taking a note out of Motherboard's Book and having a Random Randomness day. If I get to it I will share some tunes.

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When eating some eggs for breakfast my daughter goes to take a bite and says "I eat my chicken." I thought about it and laughed

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Little Princess was talking with Hubby tell him a story, Hubby says "You're lyin'."
Little Princess says,"No! I'm tiger. ROOOOOOOOOOOOAR!"

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Little Princess is learning to dress and undress. She needs three arms to get her shirt off. She gets the dog chasing its tail effect when she tries to get her shirt off. She pulls it over her head but her arms are still trapped as she squirms trying to figure out how to get unstuck. You might have to be there but it was funny.

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I am a deadline slut junkie. I love to flirt with deadlines, and do not function well without them. I might actually get something done in my book if I had a deadline. How did I learn about my addiction to deadlines?

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I am entering the LDS Publishers 2009 Christmas Story Contest. The contest was first announced many months ago, and are due by Saturday. I'm sure it will not be hard to figure out that I did not start months ago. Anyone can enter so if you are a fast story weaver you may still have time. But I hope for my sake and the sake of all those hard working writers that have entered that you will click over and read the stories that have been and are being posted every day. Then return August 16–22nd and vote for your favorite. I can't and won't tell you which story is mine. We want favorites to be choosen for merit not for popularity. So go on over and get a little taste of Christmas.

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I have been needing to post a review about the book I read. The Host by Stephenie Meyer. You can click on that link if you want to read a summary of the plot. I just want to tell you my thoughts on it. I know that everyone reads with different expectations. I expect to be swept up in a story with tenderness, humor, and suspense. Well I was not at all disappointed. I read the book in 3 days. (I am a slow reader so that is fast for me with a book of this length).

I connected with the characters. The book also made me think. Mainly about the connection between loving a person's body and loving their soul- the very thing that makes them who they are. It got me thinking about how we hold on to our loved ones' bodies in the same way some cherish small trinkets of meaning. (ie. coma patients with little chance of awaking--not this did not happen in the book I just thought about it.) And I started thinking about if I could love Hubby the same if he (his very essences) had a different shell.

Also, how much our appearance makes us who we are. Do our looks help shape us? Anyway those were my thoughts. I loved the book. I am not going out to buy it at this point, but I am glad that I read it. And I may read it again in the future, if my current reading list ever diminishes. (Odd's are slim of it getting small but hey it could happen).

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I have also MANY times in the past month why Snow White was the name given to the princess. I understand that White is a fairly common last name so maybe White is her last name. And I wouldn't put it past someone to name their child Snow. But for some reason everytime the Evil Queen says "Snow White!" I think WHY? WHY? WHY?

How about you?

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So my hubby picked up the Stauffer's Animal Crackers, and I swiped me a few. And had a sudden craving to dip them in Nutella. Am I the only one who thinks this sounds really good?

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Little Princess and I will be going out of town this weekend and the following week. I should be on occassionally but will not have as much time to devote to commenting and posting. But you can bet I will be reading. I will try to say what I need to say when I can.

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I warned you that it was random! Sorry no tunes I got to get to packing!
Have a good weekend!


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