musing mondays

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• I’m currently reading…
• Up next I think I’ll read…
• I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
• I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
• I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
• I can’t wait to get a copy of…
• I wish I could read ___, but…
• I blogged about ____ this past week…

This week’s random question: Do you prefer Hardcover, Trade Paperback, or Mass Market Paperback? Why?

I read exclusively on my Nook now. I did like hardcovers or trade paperbacks.

Up next I need to read my book group's May selection: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness. I know nothing about it. Sometimes those are the most fun books.



PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. I like to post one that speaks to me each week.

sunday stealing

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Sunday Stealing: The Funky Twenty-Five Meme

1. Most unflattering hairstyle you ever had? What made it so unflattering? probably my mohawk 80s experiment

2. Favorite movie(s) that were made in the 90's? Four Weddings And A Funeral and City of Angels

3. Do you rent movies? If so, from where? Netflix

4. Do you like cookies better when they're just out of the oven or after they've cooled? warm

5. Do you still talk to the person who gave you your first kiss? we occasionally have Facebook chats

6. Did you go to pre-school? If so, what was the name of it? no preschool

7. How do you take your coffee? iced, with cream and liquid sugar

8. Do you like fuzzy things? yes, I'm a real texture person

9. Favorite kind of chocolate? milk

10. Are you more optimistic or pessimistic? realist

11. What about peopleofwalmart.com? Do you think the site is mean, funny, or both? both

12. Do you like fat sandwiches? If so, what does your favorite one have on it? I don't know what this is

13. One restaurant you'd never been to but would like to go to? the Palms

14. Last time you got a haircut? Do you need one? last Monday

15. What's your favorite pattern for clothing (stripes, plaid, etc.)? paisley

16. What's your age backwards? 94

17. When you see typos in a survey, do you correct them? sometimes

18. When was your last vacation? Did you go someplace special? it was a staycation and today's the last day!

19. What's your favorite kind of pancakes? multigrain from IHOP

20. Do you like movies with computer graphics, like Avatar? I've never seen Avatar, so I don't know

21. Do you know how to sew? buttons, basic seams

22. Are you good at wrapping gifts? yes!

23. Do you like flavored yogurt? some, if it's not too sweet

24. How old will you be in December of 2015? 50

25. What's the age difference between you and your siblings? we are all 2 years apart



I spent hours with my Dad laughing our heads off over the most trivial stuff. I'm so lucky to have my dad.

saturday 9

Hawaii Five-O

1) This is the theme from the TV show that originally ran from 1968 to 1980 and is on now again with a new cast. Were you/are you a fan? I was, although I didn't really understand much of what was going on

2) On both shows, Five-O is an elite police task force led by Det. Lt. Steve McGarrett. Who is your favorite TV cop? Detective Ed Green from Law & Order

3) On both shows, the part of Danny "Danno" Williams was played by a second generation performer. (James MacArthur was the son of Broadway legend Helen Hayes; Scott Caan is the son of movie actor James Caan.) If you followed one of your parents into their chosen profession, what would you be doing? I would be a teacher. ;-)

4) Both shows are filmed in Hawaii, the boyhood home of President Obama. Have any of our 44 Presidents hailed from your state? not president but Vice President

5) Kona coffee is made from beans cultivated on the Big Island of Hawaii. Are you a big coffee drinker? I love coffee, especially Dunkin' Donuts iced

6) This week's song was written by the late Morton Stevens. In addition to composing for TV shows, he was the musical director for a group of entertainers known in the 60s as "The Rat Pack." Can you name any "Rat Pack" members? Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, and I can't remember the last name of Joey...

7) This week's featured band, The Ventures, began when Don Wilson purchased a used car from Bob Bogle. During negotiations, they discovered a shared passion for playing guitar. Did you buy your current ride new or used? Did the negotiations go smoothly? I bought it online and it went smoothly

8) The year this song was popular, 1969, is when Donald and Doris Fisher opened a San Francisco clothing store called The Gap. Today there are more than 3,200 Gap locations. Do you shop at The Gap or gap.com? I do not

9) Random question: What's on your Saturday to-do list? I've accomplished everything on my list! Manicure, lunch, shopping...


friday 5


  1. In what way is all your world a stage?
  2. I'd say because I'm a teacher it's like I perform several times each day
  3. What is something wicked which this way comes?
  4. This weather! Holy moly, it is April 24 and it's snowing!
  5. Is the fault in us, in our stars, or in something else?
  6. In us
  7. What will you be doing tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow?
  8. Enjoying the end of vacation
  9. What’s your most recent pound of flesh made of?
  10. hmmm...nothing really


My friend the actor was on the Today Show this morning. He is starring in Something Rotten on Broadway. He has also been nominated for the 2015 Outer Critic's Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.


busy day

A pedi followed by laundry day! Phew! I need a nap. It is vacation, after all.


w.w.w. wednesday

MizB at A Daily Rhythm has made some changes to her weekly meme line up and W.W.W. Wednesdays is no longer a weekly meme. But I love this meme and am going to continue it on my own.

• What are you currently reading? I'm reading We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and I'm listening to As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes.

• What did you recently finish reading? I finished a couple of books I was reading for school.

• What do you think you’ll read next? Imagine, I'm procrastinating reading this book... The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizingby Marie Kondo. tee hee


ten things tuesday

Since I'm on staycation, here are ten things going on this week:

1) I knit this hat for a student

2) A visit with my hair goddess!

3) Lunch at my favorite cafe, with my favorite people.

4) Pedicure time.

5) Swapping winter clothes for spring/summer clothes.

6) Binge watching Once Upon A Time

7) Clearing out my DVR.

8) Savoring some ice cream: The Tonight Dough

9) I have to do laundry. I'm totally procrastinating.

10) Reading.