Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Need A Surfboard

So I can make this the official picture of my upcoming trip to the lake

by http://www.redsilas.com/
via Tor.com

Although, LJ threw a little wrench in my plan by sending me a book to review....I just finished The Odds by Stewart O'Nan last night though so I'm going to try to get this book review done real quick...we'll see!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Deep Breaths..


So the media console and chair were delivered yesterday.  The media console is awesome. It fits the room, looks great, and adds proportion that was lacking.

The chair on the other hand....

While very handsome and comfortable, is FLIPPING HUGE.

It basically fits nowhere.  No big deal right? Wrong.  Somehow the delivery of these 2 pieces of furniture and has led to total chaos.  At least in my brain.  In the past 24 hours, suddenly, every piece of furniture needs to be replaced and no one can agree on anything.  Evidently, my taste "sucks" and I'm considering moving into the Marriott for the rest of my life.

If only it was appropriate to take Xanax before work....

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Things I've Randomly Thought About Today

I've decided my interest in novels with unlikeable main characters is linked closely to my love of judge shows.  When reading books with characters that are morally lacking or otherwise un-cheer-worthy, I enjoy picking them apart and judging their every decision.  I spend the book plotting out what I think they should do or should have done and how those around them should be reacting.  Same goes for watching judge shows (Dear Judge Mathis, you are my favorite. I will hug you if I see you on the street. Love, Madeline. Dear Judge Alex, you are a close runner up. Don't feel bad about yourself.  Big fan, buddy! Love, Madeline.) I like watching the hilariously moronic people that have in some way harmed someone else try to justify their actions.  I love watching the different judge's line of questioning and patting myself on the back when my "judgment" matches theirs.  Maybe I was meant to be a television judge in my next life. I hope Judge Judy passes the money rake to me when she's done.

I read today that there will be a graphic novel version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo published in the upcoming year.  The movie was harsh enough.  I don't think I need to see artistic renderings of those scenes.

There is also a book called The MILF Diet coming out. Seriously? I'm going to write a book and title it The 80's Child Diet. It's going to basically say to cut out all Mountain Dew, Cool Ranch Doritos, and Hot Stuff pizza...But to eat more Jell-o and add in more Dirty Dancing.  Just think how much weight people are going to lose!!

 After discussing the topic with Pharon, I've come to the realization that picking your wedding date is the next most important thing besides picking the rings you'll wear forever.  Namely because it's the ONE THING that NEVER changes for your whole marriage...I feel bad for the people who picked sucky dates like 1/19/64 or 9/7/03...I don't even know if those fall on Saturdays but they sound and look ugly. *Side note- Pharon, both your dates sound awesome so you're good to go.

 We have new basement furniture coming tomorrow!! Yippee!! Granted, it's just a new media console and chair but that's like 75% of the room!  I've been told that I have 3 months to get the basement redone..So after this, I just need to paint, select which art will stay, and find a way to tie it all together..
Turner Leather Armchair
I'm almost finished with Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  I HIGHLY recommend it.  I had no idea how much of a jerk Frank Lloyd Wright was in real life.  Upcoming books include WMF Seeks BFF by Rachel Bertsche, Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan, Home Front by Kristin Hannah, The Odds by Stewart O'Nan, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, and last but not least, The Twelve by Justin Cronin.  I think I've balanced the girly fluff with some things a bit more weighty..maybe not...I don't care! I'm going to the lake a week from Saturday and I'm gonna read whatever I want! Judge me all you want! 

So as of right now, those are the things I've thought of so far today...Probably not ALL of it but most of it...It's not like you want to know about my work thoughts or anything....

Friday, July 20, 2012

Movember Come Early?

I don't know what's going on here...but I do know that Jordan Knight will always be my lifelong #1 crush.  Mustache or not.  I'm going on a 20+ year streak of Jordan Knight love...

Thank you New Kids on the Block for still standing around shirtless together after all these years.

We 30-something ladies appreciate it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Would Call Him Rascal

Full Black wolf rug Native American Made

If only it wasn't like a grand....

I'm pretty sure this would put Midge and Nick over the edge...

But if you'd like to buy one for your baby's room or basement bar or something
Check it out Here

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monkeyburger In Paradise

So, I didn't actually have a monkeyburger...nor do I think those sorts of things exist...well, at least not in Punta Cana...

BUT- I definitely stood next to a pool and held a monkey...in paradise

Take that!

I would do anything to be near a pool right now...in fact, I might go buy a shovel on the way home and start digging in the backyard...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Even If Just For A Minute


(found on Pinterest, reblogged from what seems to be a million people...sorry if I copied you, whoever made this...)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I Need A New Hairdresser

I remember desperately wanting bangs when I was growing up.  The closest I ever got to cutting my own hair was cutting approximately 7 strands of hair into bangs that only I could see.  At least, as far as I remember 

Some kids have more balls than I did.  

And they are MUCH funnier because of it.

The 5 year old daughter of an NPR reporter decided to take it upon herself to cut her 3 year old sister's hair.  From the sound of it, she desperately needed a haircut anyway..and their father was there to interview the subjects afterwards.

Five Year Old Haircut

Classic little kid hilariousness ensues....