Sunday, November 29, 2009

I found a new reading challenge for 2010.

It's called The Colorful Reading Challenge and it's hosted by Lost in Books. You are required to read 9 books in 2010 with 9 different colors in the title. Here are the books I found in my library that may qualify:

Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities by Marian Keyes

The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing by Thomas Hauser
Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead

Lily White by Susan Isaacs

may be a stretch
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Ruby by Ann Hood
Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" by Alexandra Ripley
Wonder Woman: The Golden Age of the Amazon Princess by Les Daniels

Should be fun...anyone else want to play along?

Colorful Three is by strangerswithkandi.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In honor of my last day being 33...

"Tomorrow's just an excuse away." 33 was a year of procrastination. Something to work on for 34.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today I looked up "carpool" on Wikipedia...

...and discovered this World War 2 propaganda poster...and laughed out loud.

They are not called "The Greatest Generation" for nothing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I made Barbara Kingsolver laugh.

I kind of already told you about my evening with Barbara (we're on a first name basis now), but I still have more to share. Here is a picture of her with The Boots:

So after the auditorium portion came the signing portion. As I was in line waiting with my book club, we were discussing questions we might ask or how dorky we might become in her presence. As we were standing there this woman comes out and exclaims, I blew it! I told her that her glasses look like Sarah Palin's!

Um, pardon me?

If anyone has read a single book by Barbara then they know 1. Other than vaginas, those 2 women have nothing common and 2. That to imply that they have anything in common besides vaginas is an insult to Barbara, and a compliment to Sarah. I felt bad for Barbara. Imagine!

As we got into the room I overheard the guy ahead of us asking Barbara if she would ever go on The Daily Show. I wish I could remember the exact wordage she used, but she said, No, there are some things I will never do.
And then she implied she didn't think she was entertaining enough. How humble.

So then it was our turn and I blurted out, We don't think you're anything like Sarah Palin! And Barbara laughed a lot! And her handlers laughed too! I think that now we are BFFs. Look how cute we are:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

one thing you did not know about Barbara Kingsolver

I've been meaning to blog about Thursday night, when I met Barbara Kingsolver(!), but have been too lazy, etc. I'm going to, but for now I thought I would share that she had on the cutest outfit, white shirt, black jacket, short black skirt, sassy scarf, and black tights with the above boots made by Frye.

First she read from her book. We were in the front row on the right side, so I divided my time between watching her boots as she read, shifting weight, standing on one foot, and watching her. When she finished she then allowed the audience to ask questions. The second question, obviously one of many in my mind, was where did she get her fabulous boots? Barbara shyly answered I decided then and there I would go buy me some Barbara Kingsolver boots.

Upon going to their website tonight, I discovered if I was going to buy some Barbara Kingsolver boots, I would need Barbara Kingsolver money. $517.50 on sale.

Now may be a good time to mention my birthday is in 10 days, and I'm a size 10.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I was in Anthropologie on Thursday. I love looking around Anthropologie, but as I've already ranted on here before, it is a love/hate relationship. Love the homemade look, hate that it's almost all made in China. And the prices are not usually in line with my budget. But on Thursday I came across this sign which matches our master bathroom colors,'s made in the USA! I had to put my money where my mouth is.

When I showed it to Corey and told him where it was made he said, Wow. We can still make metal with paint on it.

I also found a dress there that I wanted to wear to my nieces wedding, but it was too big for my boobs and it was the last one. But I have a sign for my bathroom door.

Friday, November 6, 2009

I like November.

Tomorrow night I get to see Rufus Wainwright with my friend Jon! I'm so excited!!!

This tree likes Rufus too. I can tell.