Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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1. My general first love holiday-candy wise are Reeese's Peanut Butter Cup eggs/trees/hearts, but these have always been my downfall:

[buyer beware; they're now in a green bag for some reason]

2. I feel like cars should now automatically have windshield wipers that adjust for you, depending on the current volume of water falling from the sky. They can park themselves, but they can't wipe themselves (errr...)?

3. I've started watching Nip/Tuck during my daily jaunts on the treadmill and I'm definitely enjoying so far. I was a little surprised at how graphic it is, not that it bothers me, but then again it was on F/X. 

4. I really need to buy an external hard drive. I feel like I'm playing with fire not having one. The idea of something happening to my computer and not being able to simply revert back to once was is scary. 

5. I want to read this:

[Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney]
6. Why did I just now learn about this book?

7. I was at lunch with an old, old friend that used to by my boss last weekend and she said some really kind, genuine things about me. I tried to graciously accept the compliments, but honestly I was incredibly uncomfortable. And this doesn't just happen with compliments, but with gifts, assistance, praise, etc... Basically, I'm some sort of ass-backwards, damaged individual that can't handle kindness.

8. I have two full months, supposedly, before the baby is born- my goal is to knock out fifteen books, which will probably be impossible considering how much needs to be done at work and home in the mean time. 

9. I've been in Houston for the past three days and ohmygod am I happy to be home. It was quite chilly over there (at least for someone from Southern California), the area wasn't impressive (although Rice University is pretty), and I much prefer my bed (and bathroom and kitchen and car and....). The training itself was fairly helpful (and it's so great to be around literary-minded people- I have a list of new books I need to read that I'll post later), but man I wish it had been somewhere. Plus, flying at 7 months pregnant is a little uncomfortable...

10. I'm reading Five Days at Memorial by Shari Fink for our work book club and it's absolutely insane. Hurricane Katrina was in 2005, and while I followed the hurricane destruction itself, I don't really remember hearing anything about the atrocities that happened at this particulate hospital. I'll post a full review when I'm done. 


  1. Glad to hear your trip went well (minus of course missing home & the discomfort)!

    I found out about Sous Chef today from the GoodReads newsletter; it sounds really interesting =D

    Trying to think if I've ever eaten Hershey's chocolate eggs or some variant of it; Cadbury's mini eggs are the ones that are pretty big over here, especially around this time of the year xD

  2. I'm sorry I keep buggering up your linky-thing with the wrong link. It won't happen again, I promise!

    #6 It's tops

    #7 All you have to say is "Thank you" Try it, it's easy!

    #8 I read SO MANY books AFTER my babies were born - lots of time while sitting around feeding. FYI, I found proper hardbacks the best as they stayed propped open next to me.

  3. My favorite Easter candy is Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies. They are sweet tarts, and they are so good. But I cannot be trusted with them. I have no self control around CD&B!

  4. #2 - Did you know that Jaguars do that? Or at least the one time I rode in one when it was raining it did...I was very impressed!

    #10 - Have you ever read Zeitoun by Dave Eggers? Also about Katrina...I was shocked at everything going on in New Orleans at that time.

  5. Mercedes and some Toyotas also have the adjustable windscreen wipers. :)

  6. It's kind of cruel to find out about Tequila Mockingbird while pregnant -- celebratory literary cocktails two months from now?

  7. As another commented, you can read lots after the baby is born while you're feeding the, ect. You could also do audiobooks in that time period too if that's easier.
    Get some good relaxing in though before the baby comes! :)

  8. I love those PB eggs. Why are they already out in the stores?? Isn't Easter like a MONTH away? Too much temptation for me. I can't wait to hear how you like the Fink book.