Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday 9 and Be Good to Me day

Saturday 9: What's Cooking? brought to us by Crazy Sam

1. Which meal is the one you cook best?

My lasagna is pretty darn good and so is my chili!!

2. Tell us what you would never eat.

Liver, I hate it. My dad tried to make us eat it once when my brother and I were little. Luckily for us, my friend Lisa was spending the night. She started to cry when she saw what we were going to eat and my dad felt bad and said we could have Spaghetti-O's!!! Go Lisa!!!

3. Is your hometown famous for anything or anybody?

Sweet Corn Days!! The Nugent came once to it, I think. That's when he lived in Hanover-Horton, before he left Michigan for somewhere out west...traitor!!!

4. Can you play a musical instrument?

The flute. I played it from 6th grade to 11th grade then decided that I hated marching band!

5. Tell us about your second ever lover.

He was a Jarhead and that's all you need to know.

6. What is your favorite restaurant?

The Outback. I love the Alice Springs Chicken, the onion, the bread....and the Margarita's!!

7. If it were your call, how often would you make love?

Well, now that the kids are older and don't suck up most of my energy I could go for 4-5 times a week. But it doesn't happen.....that often anyway!

8. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?

Bono....and if he's busy then I would ask Kate Winslet to dinner.

9. Tell us about your job.

I love my job. I work in the library of my son's middle school!! What a perfect place for such a geeky bookworm. I have a small cult following so I feel special most days!!

Today was Be Good to Me Day!!

I have to live vicariously through a few bloggers who participate in Mailbox Monday. This is where they post what books they received in the mail by way of ARC's, mooches, trades, wins, orders etc. I'm pretty sure that I don't want to receive ARC's because I would never finish them on time, I do win a few books here and there, I haven't posted any titles in bookmooch, and I rarely order books any longer, but today I treated myself to not 1 but 3 (holy cow) books!! Can you believe it? Neither can I!!!

Confessions of a Shopaholic- I bought this one at Target for 5.99. My birthday is next month and I want to go see the looks fun and cute. And of course, I want to read this before I do. Also...I checked this out at the library and had it for 60 days and didn't crack it open....NOT ONCE. I'm very naughty...this way I have no due date looking at me!!
The copy I bought has the movie cover on it and it is more of a trade paperback. I don't care, I saved 8 dollars by buying this one!!

Revolutionary Road- I really, really want to see this movie. I love Kate Winslet and I've heard wonderful things about this book. Another great buy at Target for 5.99!!! My cover is from the movie and a smaller paperback. I love the larger paperback but saving 10 bucks is much better, especially when the same words are in each, right?

Love and Other Natural Disasters- I picked this one up at B&N, because my friend Mellymel at Lit*Chick is hosting a bookclub (and a book giveaway) and this is the book she choose for February. I had a gift card from Christmas, my member card-extra 10% off, and a 15% off coupon. How could I go wrong?


  1. Would love to have dinner with Bono. Excellent choice.

    Shopaholic is fun...

  2. I'm with you on #2. It's very un-Chinese of me that I don't eat any innards. The thought of liver grosses me out.

    #4. I play piano but not out of my volition. My mother narrowed the choices down to piano and painting, since I was always confined at home when I was a kid.

  3. Ooohhh dinner with Bono. That sounds good. I'd ask him for a pair of his sunglasses as a souvenier. Hehehehe.

    I love lasagna AND chili!!! Yummy!

    By the way, I adore Sophie Kinsella. Let me know how Confessions are. I read all of her other books: Remember Me?, Can You Keep A Secret? and Undomestic Goddess. I liked them all. She and Janet Evanovich are my favorite authors.

    Enjoy your Sunday!!!

  4. You really can't beat Outback. I'm hungry all of a sudden...

  5. "Pretty darn good lasagna and so chili..." sounds great. Where and when?

  6. I love the movie versions of books for the same reason...a chance to get them a bit cheaper! I hope you love Shopaholic as much as I do!

  7. my mother used to make liver & onions and just the smell would make me want to vomit. I love the Outback too! Shopaholic series is great, I didn't know there was a movie out - I'm so out of touch. lol
    Oh, and I had a jarhead once. Ahhhhhhhhh Peter. ;-)

  8. My lasagna has garnered several marraige proposals!

  9. My dad loves liver. It's his favorite meal. Liver nights were the only nights in my house growing up that my mother would could something separate for everyone else--otherwise we always had to all eat the same thing.

    I always wanted to play the flute. I might have had there been an extra one lying around the band room in 4th grade. My parents couldn't afford to even rent me one back in those days. I took square dancing for my music class then instead.

    I hope you enjoy Confessions of a Shopaholic! I've read that one and the next one or two in the series. Someday I'll finish it off. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, although I hear it's quite different.

  10. Lasagna is my favourite dish, but I've yet to master the art of cooking a really good one myself :( Ah well, I'll keep practising!

    And I HATE liver too. With a passion!

  11. We have a Cornfest here too. The weird thing is the hold it early in the summer, long before any of the corn is ripe!

  12. I'll come join you & Bono :). Can't wait to see what you think of Rev Road & thanks for pluggin' book club AND buying the book! That's more than i get in my irl bookclub ;)

  13. I don't mind liver (but I have to say - reading about the physical reactions of some kind of puts me off it at the moment! :) But I love lasagna!

    I've read Confessions of a Shopaholic - it was cute. I just got Love and Other Natural Disasters on the weekend (at my meet-up with other bloggers) from avisannschild. I'm looking forward to reading that one.


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