Wednesday, November 26, 2008
So, last night I hurried home to be able to watch the show, hoping that one of the "villans" would be sent packing. When I got home I watched for a few minutes but then decided I needed to get some things done, so, I set the trusty Redneck Tivo (VCR), put in a tape and went upstairs. I passed the TV a few times but finally turned off the TV so as to not spoil the ending. At 8:45 I was done with everything and ready to watch. I almost cheated and watched the ending, but forced myself into the other room until 9:05. At that point I discovered one of the major flaws of my Tivo. The cassette tape in the VCR was actually Loony Tunes (compliments of Ada and Miles) and not suitable for recording. The VCR spit it out and sat happily idle the entire time that I counted on it to record my show. I do realize that this entire problem could have been averted if I would just give in an pay for Tivo or DVR. I might have to give in since American Idol is coming up soon and I cannot risk another VCR disaster.
By the way, one of my favorite people, Amy C was voted off. Check out her transformation. http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser/contestants/transformation_gallery/season_6/
Monday, November 24, 2008
1.Where did we meet?
2.What's one of my favorite things to do?
3.Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules?
4.Am I Liberal? Moderate? or Conservative?
5.Have you ever heard me sing?
6.Have we taken photographs together?If so, please send your favorite and I will add it to this post.
7.Have we ever had a falling out?
8.If you and I were stranded on a desert island, what is one thing that Iwould bring?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
It definitely is a swim inspired day. I saw a guy this morning at the gym who looked just like Michael Phelps. Ok, he didn't have the snaggle teeth, but he did have the big ears could definitely pass for at least a Phelps cousin.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hailey asked for a list of good reads. Here are the books that I have either recent read, or that are waiting in my basket to be read.
Is he not the cutest thing ever, doesn't he just make you want to smile? Amazing considering the fact that at age 12 his entire family was killed by rebel forces in Sierra Leone. After a year of hiding in the forest, he was "recruited" into the government army. This is his memoir, written by him after graduating from high school and college in the US. His resiliency is amazing. Just be prepared to be shocked.
When he was 12 years old, Howard had an "ice pick" lobotomy. Creepy eh? He wasn't sure why except for that his stepmother hated him and wanted to change his personality. I haven't read it yet but I was so excited when I found it on the 1/2 off table at Borders. I have been eyeing it for a long time and finally had an excuse to buy. Perhaps there is a "How To for Dummies". I will let you know.
THE SHACK - WILLIAM P. YOUNG
I read half of this book before being distracted by a new release (yes, it was the new vampire book). The premise is kind of wild, the protagonist is invited for a weekend with the godhead. Their forms are anything but typical: God is a large black woman, Jesus Christ is Mediterranean, not so attractive guy, and the description of the Holy Ghost reminds me of Tinkerbell. A lot of people have issues with the book - think its blasphemous. I was impressed with the parable and thought the book did a great job of helping us to understand God's love. I'm hoping the second half is as good as the first.ANTHEM - AYN RAND
Friday, November 14, 2008
Today I woke up thinking about "Moonlight Sonata". Last night at yoga this was one of the songs on the background music which is supposed to help with the mood. I found it ironic as Moonlight Sonata is a song with a lot of underlying tension. I'm not sure if it was the song, or my wandering mind, but the session was not as relaxing as I had hoped.
I just emailed my selections for the ucoming year with my bookclub. I have a serious love affair with books and hope to review some of the things I read. Not willing to give my comments on Amazon, but for you, anything.