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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Random Thoughts Tuesday! Wizards and Wind and Books (oh my!)

Is it Tuesday already???? How did that happen? So.....LET'S GET READY TO RANDOM!!!!!


*It's so windy here today! When I took the dogs out the morning I felt like I was walking through a tornado. I kept looking around for Miss Gulch on her bike threatening to take my dogs away. Poor little Arf (all 4 and half pounds of him) nearly got blown away. I had to carry him back to the house.

*According to lead Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz, Jerry Maren, the "little people" on the set were paid $50 per week for a 6-day work week, while Toto received $125 per week.

*In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie, during the second task, Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson) wears a watch with the symbol from 28 Days Later, which he stared in in 2002.

*I could so eat a pretzel right now.

*I went to Aldi earlier and as I came out, saw a man sitting in his car eating a HUGE block of Emmentaller cheese (a type of Swiss, but milder). He wasn't eating anything else. Just taking big bites from the block. So odd. Of course when I got to my car I finished off a small pack of Butterkeks (delicious light butter cookie) and a bottle of soda (shhhh...don't tell Indy), so who am I to judge?

*I'm reading a book right now that I hate. It was on the "new" shelf at the library and is called Prospect Park West and it's just terrible. The wives are all whiny, poor me I'm wealthy but miserable and the husbands are standoffish jerks who don't care about their families. None of the characters are relatable, and have no redeeming qualities. I can't not finish though. There are very few books I don't finish, even if I don't like them. The only one I recently didn't finish was Julie & Julia. OMG, the griping and moaning in that book. I was ready to smack the author. A lot. I feel the same about the author of PPW. She's apparently famous, but this book is just bad. I'll be so glad when I'm finished. I'm just really, really, really glad I didn't pay for this garbage.

*I'm afraid I'm going to have to end things with the "new" shelf at the library. This is now the 3rd time it's gotten me with a bad book. Tricky temptress. Oh, it looks all fancy and wonderful filled with books whose plastic covers are still clear and intact and have arrows pointing to the "new" books, but this has to end. I've spent way too much time reading books I don't like thanks to the "new" shelf. I can't stop reading though once I've started. Darn it.

*Finally our funny sign. As a non-meat eater, this is good to know. I'm sure I'd pass right on by.


The Crazy Coxes said...

I HATE the wind. I don't mind rain, sleet or snow but I hate wind!!!

The munchkins got ripped off!

Great random!

satakieli said...

I swear last night I woke up thinking it was raining so hard that my windows would cave in. Turns out it was just those darned seeds (the helicopter ones) blowing against my window!

I dislike wind because I can't wear skirts. I have a love for wearing skirts with super thick knee high woolen socks. My skirts do not like the wind

Amber Page Writes said...

The new shelf is such a tease. I find I have much better luck if I just go wandering through the shelves... sometimes the most battered books are the best ones.

BeautifulWreck said...

I rarely read fiction. I normally have people pick it out for me when I do read it because when I chose something off the shelf, I hate it.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I hate reading a book and it turns out awful. I always end up feeling like I was cheated.

Yankee Girl said...

My motto? Life is too short to read a bad book. I have no problem stopping if it isn't worth my time, especially since there are so many awesome books out there waiting to be read.

I hate books with whiny people. I think I am one of the few people who didn't like Eat Pray Love because I couldn't put up with the authors whiny-ness. You are on an all expenses paid trip around the world and you're complaining? Really? It drove me nuts.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I always feel bad for choosing a book and then not wanting to finish it. I feel like I've failed. What's wrong with me that I don't like this book?!

Good randomness. :)

JennyMac said...

I feel a bit salty towards books with poor endings...I get no refund of time.

And wait a minute..the dog was paid more than the munchkins?

Design it Chic said...

that man was eating just Emmentaller ?!?! i like cheese.. but JUST cheese it's simply yuck... anyway the dead cows on sale sign cracks me up:):):)
Oh and also.. I'm having my first giveaway so if you want just check it out:)

Happy Thursday!

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