Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!



Do you have any resolutions? I don't have a resolution so much as it's a hope. I hope to find my happiness.

Friday, December 29, 2006

I LOVE THIS SONG! *g*

My niece got their CD with this song on it for Christmas. So far this is the only song I've heard completely...bits and pieces of the other songs but OMG this song is fun *s*

I don't feel like dancing by Scissor Sisters
(only when you hear it you really feel like dancing LOL)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday 13

Someone actually sent me this in an email but I LOVE the thought of doing it *s*


Thirteen Steps to finding your GLAM


1. Drive to spa/hair stylist and get the full treatment

2. Go to chocolate store and buy something incredibly decadent

3. Buy a bottle of champagne/wine or other equally yum beverage that goes with chocolate.

4. Drive to that shoe store you never actually go into because everything is just too damn expensive and you couldn't afford anything anyways.

5. Enter the store!

6. Find spectacularly glamorous pair of shoes (something like these perhaps or these ). Purchase with nary a thought to price.

7. Drive back home.

8. Take shoes out of box and slowly slip onto feet.

9. Lay around in shoes, look at them adoringly, ponder the meaning of life, drink wine and eat chocolate.

10. Photograph self in said glam shoes.

11. Wrap shoes lovingly in tissue then place them carefully back in box.

12. Drive back to store, promptly return shoes.

13. Grieve loss but stop at nearest drug store on the way home to buy fake eyelashes


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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

December TBR challenge completed!


YAY! I avoided a spot on the wall of shame all year with the TBR challenge on Angie's blog!

Title: Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Author: Jeff Lindsay

Year published:
2004

blurb from the back cover...
Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

Why did you get this book? I have no idea *s* It's been in my TBR stack for a while. I probably bought it because of the blurb on the back (since the author was unfamiliar to me) but then wasn't in the mood for that type of book until this month.

Do you like the cover?
I don't dislike the cover. Since reading this book I had to go buy the second book in the series right away and found the same book with a different cover which I like better *s* The second book was a trade paperback so maybe I'll be a geek and re-buy this book in trade as well so they match. Yes I know I'm weird.

Did you enjoy the book?
OH. MY. GOD. I LOVED this book *s* It's different and the main character is twisted and you love him anyways LOL then you shake your head and wonder at yourself enjoying a character like Dexter.

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again?
Yes he was new to me and definitely *s* This month I read both books in the series that are released so far. The third one isn't released until August 2007 (sigh) AND it's going to be in hardcover so even if I re-buy this book to match the second one it won't match the third. It's a delima.

Are you keeping it or passing it on?
Keeping it! (unless I buy the trade paperback version of it. If I do that I'll have this one to pass on)

At any rate I'd suggest this book to anyone who is looking for a fabulous read. Especially if they like reading crime fiction.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Monday, December 25, 2006

My Christmas Day fortune

My Fortune Cookie told me:
People are beginning to notice you. Try dressing before you leave the house.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune

Friday, December 22, 2006

Dakota Cassidy

so totally rocks! Her books are incredibly funny and she is one of the nicest people I've ever met (well met online but I know she's the same offline and I know that someday, if the fates work with me I'll meet her in person too :) ).

I found out today that she just got a 2 book deal with Berkley! (I TOLD YOU SO *g*)

Click here to find out more details.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday 13


Thirteen of my Favourite holiday songs (in no particular order)


1... Put a little love in your heart (from Scrooged!) by Annie Lennox and Al Green

2... O Holy Night by John Denver

3... Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

4... Carol Of the Bells

5...The Peace Carol by John Denver

6... Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

7... White Christmas by Bing Crosby

8... Jingle Bells (as sung by my cutie pie niece who is 3 this year *g* too cute)

9... Mr Grinch by Boris Karlof? (the original version)

10...Mary Did you know?

11...Frosty the Snowman by Willie Nelson

12... Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives

and finally

13...Ave Maria

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Another favourite Christmas song of mine is


Bob and Doug McKenzie's version of the 12 days of Christmas

I LURVE this song *g* for reasons that can not be explained. I only wish I could have found a video file of it but I couldn't. Click on the link to listen to the song.

One of the best versions of O Holy Night that I've heard

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I wasn't going to do another one tonight but ...

while feeding my YouTube addiction I came across these songs. They both sent shivers down my spine. They're definitely on my list of favourite songs now.

This song couldn't be embedded so you'll have to go to youtube to watch it. It's worth going!

A holiday song with a 'twist'

Anyone who grew up listening to songs in the '80s will recognise the band easily. I don't know that anyones actually heard O Come All Ye Faithful sung this way before. It isn't my favourite version but I kinda like it in a weird sort of way (shush Jaynie). I'm trying hard to get back into the holiday spirit and this video made me smile :)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I've been tagged by Dakota

Here we go:

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. grocery clerk
2. day care assistant director
3. educational assistant
4. usher

Four Places I’ve lived:
1. Calgary Alberta
2. Lethbridge Alberta
3. small town outside of Calgary Alberta :)
4. sorry there've only been 3 places

Four favorite foods:
1. Steak
2. Pasta
3. home made bread
4. home made soup

Four movies I could watch over and over
1. The Princess Bride
2. MIB
3. Zoolander
4. Robin Hood (disney version)

Four TV shows I enjoy - I honestly don't know what's on anymore. I don't watch much T.V.
1. Oprah sometimes
2. Trading Spaces
3.
4.

Four places I’ve traveled:
1. Switzerland
2. England
3. France
4. a few different states in the US :)

Four places I’d like to visit:
1. Italy
2. Australia
3. Scotland
4. Ireland

Four websites I go to (almost) daily
1. Waiterrant
2. YouTube
3. Dilbert Blog
4. Three Kid Circus

Four people I’m tagging to do this to:
1. I dunno ... anyone who wants to do it? If you don't have a blog put your answers in the comment section here :)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

More of my favourite Christmas songs

I'm in heaven *g* I LOVE love love holiday music AND now I am able to feed this addiction with another newer addiction of mine (if you haven't noticed yet)... Youtube ...



Who is able to name all the singers/bands in this video?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Thursday 13


Thirteen Holiday Shows I Love!


1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas

3. Scrooged!

4. The Nutcracker (ballet)

5. A Christmas Carol (play)

6. White Christmas

7. Holiday Inn

8. The Wizard of Oz (not really a Christmas movie but it always comes on TV around Christmas time)

9. The Santa Clause (only the first one. The others hurt my head *g*)

10. Any of the Bing Crosby holiday specials :)

11. The Bells of St. Mary's

12. Miracle on 34th Street

13. The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

I've been on another reading frenzy this month!

A list of my November reads ....

*Dressed to Slay ~ Harper Allen (this one was meh...alright but it took me longer than it should have to read it)
*Dead End Dating ~ Kimberly Raye (DNF - I'll try again later)
*Fallen From Grace ~ Laura Leone (OH.MY.GOD. I loved this book)
*From the Dark ~ Michelle Hauf
*Hot In Here ~ Susan Lyons (2nd book in a series - read out of order *gasp*)
*Angels Fall ~ Nora Roberts
*Retrival ~ Jeanie London (quite enjoyed this - it was very different from what I've seen out there lately)
*Black Ice ~ Anne Stuart (another one read out of order ... I'm a rebel)
*Cold As Ice ~ Anne Stuart (read out of order)
*Like Dandilion Dust ~ Karen Kingsbury (must find more books by this author)
*Sword of Rhoswen ~ Brenda Williamson (e-book .... bought up the rest of her books at this publisher after reading ths one)
*Watchers in the Night ~ Jenna Black
*Songs of the Humpback Whale ~ Jodi Picoult (the only book by this author (so far) that I've not fallen in love with)
*The Memory Keeper's Daughter ~ Kim Edwards (another author I want to read more from)
*Wednesday Nights With Jamie ~ Daisy Dexter Dobbs (e-book - loved it)
*Home by Starlight ~ Jerri Corgiat (I think?)
*Good Girls Don't ~ Shiloh Walker (e-book ~ another keeper *s* I LURVE Shi's books)
*Before I Wake ~ Dee Henderson
*Whose Bride Is She Anyway? ~ Dakota Cassidy (e-book *note to self - must buy this in print)
*She's No Faerie Princess ~ Christine Warren (LOVED THIS ONE)
*Chill of Night ~ John Lutz
*Fire Dancer ~ Colleen Coble (or4dered backlist of books from the librarie *s*)
*Cemetary Dancer ~ K.Z. Snow (e-book - I can't WAIT until the next book in this series!)
*Hard Evidence ~ Pamela Clare
*After Hours ~ Jodi Lynn Copeland
*The Cop (anthology) ~ Sasha White (LOVED her story)/Alyssa Brooks/Renee Alexis)
*Darkfever ~ Karen Marie Moning (OMGOMGOMG I NEED the next story in this series NOW!!!)


So what have you been reading? *s*