Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Book Nearest You meme...

Hey there, everyone!
The whole...two...peeps I know...here on blogger.


I've been tagged by Christine at The Happily Ever After... with the following meme:

Open the book nearest to you and open to page 123. Then post the 5th sentence. Very simple.

"Is it odd that it bugs me that we don't have to do anything with the number 4?" ...per Christine...'cuz she a lil crazy like that... O.O

So...C seemed to have a prob with leaving out the #4 and posted 2 lines, which I assume are the 4th & 5th sentence on page 123. Therefore, I shall do the same as she is the one who tagged me...

Here goes:
The closest book to me right now is...a friggin' stack of 'em!
But I will take the top one off... DARKLING! by Yasmine Galenorn.

Page 123...4th & 5th sentences...full sentences, per me:

"If I have to stake myself before letting that happen, I'll willingly do it."

"What say we stake Dredge instead?"

*claps* WOOT!! Good scene between Menolly and Roz!!! Love it!
Darkling is the 3rd novel in The Otherworld Series. I happen to love this series. The 4th book, Dragon Wytch, is due out on the shelves July 1st!!!

Wooohhhoo! Can't wait...so wanna Smokey!!!

So...I know like...two people here...Nancy & Christine. hmmm...and I'm guessing we can't pick the same people. So...I shall steal borrow some of C's commenters. lol...and I'll also pick a few from LiveJournal.
ooo...I lied...I know a couple more people!! ^.^

Consider yourself tagged:
Bebe @ blogger: My Life in a Nutshell

Katie(babs) @ blogger: Ramblings on Romance, etc.

:Candice: @ blogger/myspace: Shh! I'm Trying to Read

blodeuedd83 @ lj/myspace: At the court of Mur-y-Castell

dark_x_huntress @ lj: Things People Say

Monday, June 23, 2008

Because Christine did....

...Based on a True Story!!! WTH! o.O

Round Deux:

*facepalm* I so suck.

Let's try my icon lj name...

Now that...that has some promise... G.I. Jane has one of my fave quotes...*points to header*

Giggles for my girls...especially you, DarlingDiva!

Why Women Lie...

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "My dear child, why are you crying?"

The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family.

The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled out a golden thimble set with sapphires.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, "No."

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, "No."

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, "Yes."

The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water.

When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, "Why are you crying?"

"Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!"

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney.

"Is this your husband?" the Lord asked.

"Yes!" cried the seamstress.

The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"

The seamstress replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt!

Then if I said 'no' to him, You would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' You would have given me all three.

Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands!
So THAT'S why I said 'yes' to George Clooney."

And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is:
Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others.

That's our story.

...and we're sticking to it.

All Us Women, Amen.

My 0715 wake up call this am....

...was an EARTHQUAKE!

It's quite disorienting to wake up to the sound of a very loud train coming at you...especially since I live about 4 blocks from one...and NEVER sounds that loud!!! Then of course the shaking hit.

Wasn't bad...just took me by surprise...which it shouldn't have as it was bound to happen with this extreme change in weather.
Anywho...all is well. No damages reported that I know of.

So, called my auntie & brothers...got most of them. Then called my moms...as she freaks, panics when she sees the news...then starts to frantically try and get ahold of us. Thought I'd head her off at the pass today as I am home.
She was thankful...especially since they just got back to Wyoming last night after just having been here visiting! Thank God for this...I don't think my stepdad or stepbrother could have handled it! O.O

Then I sat to watch the telly for a bit...and wonderfully came across DUNE!!! One of my all time faves!!! It was the one with Kyle MacLachlin, made back in 1984. I think we had just gotten cable back in 1985...must have been in the summer between junior high & high school. I remember driving my moms caahrazy...I watched at least 2 times a day, every day HBO aired it....ALL summer long! lmao

I had such a crush on Kyle MacLachlin back then! I so loved that movie!! This may have been my first sci-fi movie that I really enjoyed.

Also, I thought Virginia Madsen's character was so very pretty. I believe she narrates the movie. Most of all...I fell in love with her name.


I have NO idea why...I still love that name. If I should ever have a girl child, I would seriously consider naming her Irulan.

Is that odd? or an odd name...like...mean to give a child, so that she's picked on by other children? hhhmmm....my nickname would be Iri, pronounced eerie. heh. I so like that.

Ok...so I'm a bit odd. meh.

I leave you with this...

screencap of Dune intro found here

originally posted at my lj

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Phury Phiend Phollies...

And I so scored!!!

My purchases:
Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward *bounces*
Damien by Jacquelyn Frank *drools*

and Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series:
Slave to Sensation
Visions of Heat
Caressed by Ice
Mine to Possess

I could not find Doc Jess' book...well because I could not remember her friggin' name!!! gggaaahh! Then I couldn't remember the dayum title...Night something or other...Nightkeepers maybe? Or is that the name of the series...argh!

I went through every book of the romance section hoping to find a Jessica something with a cover I recognized... O.O

By the time I realized I needed serious help...it was time for check out. *sigh*

Besides...I think the B&N dude wasn't feeling my...OMG I CAN'T FIND PHURY...moment...

Weeelll....damn...it wasn't with the other BDB...wasn't in the 2 new books racks, which the B&N guy could not find EITHER...what the heck is a girl to do, I ask you???


He finally found them at the FRONT OF THE STORE! on the backside of a display....*facepalm*

All is well, I have Phury. He will accompany to my CT tomorrow. I will take him into the room tomorrow...even if I can't read him, I will at least get to hang on to him while in the blasted chamber!!

*sigh* I don't like these tests much...Never had a CT but I imagine the chamber can't be that different from an MRI, which I've had a couple of...1 of my right knee and 1 of my head...yeah that was special!! O.O

Thank God I'm not particularly claustrophobic or I'd have some serious probs tomorrow.

*deep yoga breath*
*lets out the air slowly* sss'all goood...I got Phury...
I'm gonna be just fine!

Also...I keep finding books in series I want to read...but they're like the 3rd or 4th dang book...*hrumph*

I suppose that is good as the TBR pile in now beginning to topple!

Ok...need to get ready for bed as I must be up early to get to my test by 0800.

Oh! btw...I bought a new book mark!!! See it there at the bottom of the books? It says "believe"....I bought it to remember Criss Angel's Believe with Cirque du Soleil is coming soon!!

It is to remind me that I want to go....which means that I need to save $$$!!

...so maybe I shouldn't have bought all those boo....nah!!! lol

p.s. Shooot! I forgot to look for The Host by Stephanie Meyer!
orginally posted at my livejournal

Ka by Cirque du Soleil

"KÀ tells the vibrant, epic saga of separated twin heirs — a boy and a girl — who embark on a perilous journey to fulfil their linked destinies..."

I was so excited to see Ka by Cirque du Soleil!!!

It was my first Cirque show ever...and I was just in awe of them! The performances, the stage, lighting, sound...everything!!

There was no actual "stage"...it was moving platforms & props. The battle scene was FREAKING AWESOME! It was totally VERTICAL! When the perfomers stepped on the vertical platform, it looked like they were stepping on water because the lights cause a ripple effect...so very cool! And the sound...lmao! At the very beginning...I was like...oooo...what was that! So very detailed...so much going on. I turned my head at one point...and then I realized the SEATS had speakers IN them!!! Talk about surround sound! Wow.

So give it a rating!

I've always wanted to go to a show when I was in Las Vegas, but didn't because I had no one to go with! Well, this year I went with my aunts and cousin to Vegas again. I went off exploring by myself again and ended up at the Bellagio's Cirque store where I was listening to the soundtraks. I fell in love with the music, most especially Ka's soundtrak!

I bought it!!! ^__^ Here's the link to my box.net: KA Soundtrak

Unfortunately, the links to the songs are not allowing the option to just play the songs...you must download them to hear them. Well worth the time to do so...imho! lol

Here's a link to the MGM Grand's Ka page. It has a small commercial clip for the show...which is wonderful in it's self, but the show... O.O

Photos were not allowed in the theater. So no pics of the inside of the theater for me!! lol But I did take a couple of pics outside the theater and of a couple of the poster out in the MGM.

disclaimer: I only have a camera on my cell...so pic quality is not so hot. *blushes*

Ticket office where I happily handed over $160+ for my dead center, 4th row seat! *grins like a mad woman*

Cirque store for Ka at the MGM Grand...each hotel that had a Cirque show has it's own store dedicated to that particular show's merchandise.

Just as you walk in you see the wall of the theater which is made of wood and looks like the hull of a ship. Where you see that purplish light is the bar/snack shop.

Posters out in the MGM.

I realize that the money I spent was quite a bit. I could have paid off a bill or something very wise like that....but "What happens in Vegas...stays in Vegas"!

O.O ...like my money!!! lmao

However, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Besides...I used my "Economic Stimulus" money to pay for the show!!! ^__^

Now that I've been to a Cirque show....I want to see Criss Angel's Believe even more!!! WOOT!!! Vegas here I come again this Fall!!!

I've been wanting to go to see this show this Fall...perhaps not to it's premier...but definitely want to see it sooner rather than later!!! I'm completely looking forward to it!!

Ok...that is enough for now. I found pics and some vid clips of the show via isearching...may post them for all later.

originally posted at my livejournal