Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Foolishness

Happy Day after Thanksgiving! Here's hoping you're either at the front of all the lines today or at home taking it easy :) Anyone got their Christmas tree up yet?

No Friday Funk today - instead I'm just giving you one more reason (okay, two or three reasons) to cross the street when you see me coming...

Sometimes I think my book addiction has made me (literally) insane.

Here's some weird book-related stuff I probably shouldn't admit to:

I have a list of songs I want to know all the words to in case I ever go back in time. I owe this bizarre quirk to Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. Since I know my ipod would burn out after a few hours, and then I'd be on my own, I feel like I need to keep this mental list. What's on my list?

  • Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin
  • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow by The Soggy Bottom Boys
  • Chop Suey by System of a Down (don't ask me why, I have no idea)
  • Dance to the Music by Sly and the Family Stone (blame the movie Black Knight for this one)
  • Carry on My Wayward Son by Kansas (What? I was born in the '70s!)
  • Wonder by Natalie Merchant
  • Viva La Vida by Coldplay
  • Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flak/The Fugees

  • If that's not enough, there's also this:
    Sometimes, when I'm in the French Quarter, I'll imagine one of the Dark Hunters or Were Hunters are there, hanging out in the coffee shops or restaurants. Do I go looking for them? Of course not, my kids are usually with me (just kidding!). Ms. Kenyon writes her characters so vividly that when I'm near some of the places she talks about in her books, it seems like they could be real :)

    Lastly, I think a lot of my fellow readers/bloggers can identify with this one:
    I get anxious when I leave the house without a book. Even if it's just to the grocery store, the possibility of getting stuck without a book makes me antsy. I mean, really, what happens if I fall back in time and don't have a smutty book to read?!?

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving - Have a great weekend!!!


    1. Love the wayward son one thanks to Supernatural :)

      And I do know what you mean, and always when I forget one, then I like have to wait in line for something for 1 hour, and I suffer ;)

    2. You're right about leaving the house without a book! Especially if I'm going to visit my parents. I never bring one thinking it may come across as rude to read while visiting, but everyone is always so pre-occupied with the kids, I could read without any issues! I must start bringing a book every

    3. OMG we could be sisters! LOL
      Wayward Sons! I love that song and it reminds me of Supernatural! YUM!

      If I don't have a book just to go check the mail outside, I go nuts! I have a book in my hand all the time. I even have one sitting in my lap as I type this.

    4. Regarding book addictions, I have one word for you - iPhone. I also can't stand not having a book in my hand whenever I leave the house, but now that I have my iPhone, that's never a problem. I have even, on occasion, left the house without my beloved Kindle (gasp) because I've got my iPhone in my pocket with the Kindle app, the B&N app, and the Kobo app loaded on it. I know how expensive the iPhone is, but honestly, it's worth it.

    5. YES!
      Diana Gabaldon inspired lyrical memory in me too... except all I remember word-for-word are Spice Girls lyrics. Seriously, my brain is chock-full of useless Spice Girl lyrics.

      If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends...

      if I ever get transported back in time, I'm doomed.

      Ditto on the leaving the house without a book thing. Makes me break out in a sweat, every time.

    6. OMG, I am so glad to I'm not the only one who gets anxious if without a book in hand!!

    7. I freak out if I leave the house without a book or my Kindle! LOL Thanks for sharing hon!

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