Thursday, August 28, 2008

Do Books Buzz? (Or Wuz That Bees?)...

Lynn has, in her own wicked little way [tuts disapprovingly under his breath], decided to try and force me to reveal to the world my recent rocky descent into the gaping maw of that horrendously horrible depravation known in most scholarly circles as "Post-Literacy" by tagging me with, of all things, a *book* meme -- [hmph!]Well, let's see if I can salvage whatever's left of my (pseudo-)academic reputation -- but first I think I'll give the rules following just the *slightest* of tweaks (I think the editing will reveal itself to those of you who observe closely enuff...)


I am going to list three categories of books: 5 MUST Read Books, 5 Books on Your Nightstand, and 5 Look For These Soon.

Anyone I tag should put these same lists on their blog but SUBTRACT one book from each list and ADD one of their own.

Then they should tag at least 5 more bloggers. It will be fun to see how the lists change as it goes around the blogosphere.

Please come back to this post and leave a comment so I can see how the lists are changing as they go around the blogosphere.

Since this is [a meme apparently originating from something called] Book Buzz, please [try to] keep your lists to titles released in 2007-2009. [And those of us who've noticeably shunned the mall bookstores with some odd form of passive-aggressive vengeance over the last 24 months will work thru this however we best can...]

5 MUST Read Books:

1. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
3. Kushiel’s Mercy by Jacqueline Carey
4. A Mile in My Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson
5. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

5 Books on the Nightstand:

1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
2. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
4. Crazy in Love by Lani Diane Rich
5. Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey

5 Look For These Soon:

1. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles
2. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
3. Evernight by Claudia Gray
4. Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins
5. The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

I Loved A Banana Because I'm Sexy And I Do What I Want!

Okay, mine's in the title of this post -- now it's *yer* turn:

Pick the month you were born:

January--------I kicked
February-------I loved
March----------I karate-chopped
April----------I licked
May------------I jumped on
June-----------I smelled
July-----------I did the Macarena With
August---------I had lunch with
September------I danced with
October--------I sang to
November-------I yelled at
December-------I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1--------a birdbath
2--------a monster
3--------a phone
4--------a fork
5--------a snowman
6--------a gangster
7--------my mobile phone
8--------my dog
9--------my best friend's boyfriend
10-------my neighbor
11-------my science teacher
12-------a banana
13-------a fireman
14-------a stuffed animal
15-------a goat
16-------a pickle
17-------your mom
18-------a spoon
19-------a smurf
20-------a baseball bat
21-------a ninja
22-------Chuck Norris
23-------a noodle
24-------a squirrel
25-------a football player
26-------my sister
27-------my brother
28-------an iPod
29-------a surfer
30-------a llama
31-------a homeless guy

Pick the color of the shirt/top you are wearing right NOW:

White-----------because I'm cool like that.
Black-----------because that's how I roll.
Pink -----------because I'm crazy!
Red-------------because the voices told me to.
Blue------------because I'm sexy and I do what I want!
Green-----------because I think I need some serious help.
Purple----------because I'm AWESOME!
Gray------------because Big Bird said to and he's my leader.
Yellow----------because someone offered me $1,000,000.
Orange----------because my family thinks I'm stupid anyway.
Brown-----------because I can...
Other-----------because I'm a Ninja!
None------------because I can't control myself!

Give me the result in the comments [and pass on the meme if yer feeling it, of course, of course....]

(Yeah, I know -- I coulda just *asked* yawl fer yer birthdays, but I figgered this would at least be worth an eighth-grader-level giggle [grin]...)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Really, How Hard Would It Be To Get Some Peanut Butter Into A White Chocolate Truffle, Anyhoo?...

[via Lynn the Chocolate Craver]

What Your Taste in Chocolate Says About You
You are unique, creative, and fascinating.
You don't do what's expected of you.
You go for what's unknown and uncharted.

You are laid back and fairly easy to please.
All you need in life is your friends.
Sometimes you go along to get along... but you don't mind.

You love the feeling of accomplishment.
You enjoy doing what's important.
You feel lost when you have to do frivolous tasks or hang out with shallow people.