Sunday, August 23, 2015

STRESS-FREE SUNDAY & STUFF

Before we get started, let's give a super shout out to my girl Kim of http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/, who lovingly does her weekly meme every Sunday about news, reviews, books and great info.  

Do you ever have that feeling when you can't wait for summer, then when it's almost over you're thrilled?  I feel that way because the new Fall programs and returning favorites are right around the corner.  What do I eagerly await the most? The Blacklist, Gotham, Scandal and new episodes of Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune. I'm not answering the phone, opening the door, or checking e-mails when either of those programs come on.  They deserve my undivided attention.  What about you?  Is there something you've been waiting for to come back on this season?

As usual I don't remember what happened last week except for two things.  I re-opened my Twitter account, which is totally different from Facebook AND my phone which had been reported as stolen (not by me) was received in the mail.  Yep, someone really needed a phone and decided it was best to use my name to get another one fraudulently.  Meanwhile, MY phone was deactivated! Took a while to get straightened out, but finally received my new phone.

Take a lookie see at the cucumbers that have come out of the monstrosity I call The Front Yard Garden and be amazed my friends.  Can you believe it?  Two more are almost ready to be picked and I will attempt to turn them into magical pickles. 

Almost done with David Silva's latest novel, The English Spy, which has taken me a little longer than normal to finish.  That doesn't mean the suspense isn't keeping me on the edge of my seat. 

Don't forget if you live in the NC area and like spicy food, visit the CCB Plaza in Durham for their second annual Jerkfest on September 12 from 9am - 8pm.  They're having a Jerk Wing Eating Contest and a Jerk Cook Off along with LIVE music, kids' activities and plenty of food.  Admission to the event is FREE.



Many people may not know that my boyfriend Jason Statham from Transporter, Spy and other movies, is an excellent driver and performs almost all of his own stunts.  Despite that, he actually failed his driving tests about 3 times.



JUST ONE MORE THING
Have you ever had a really good book that you put on your TBR pile which keeps growing and growing, only to find it years later?! (lol) That just happened to me the other day, and I felt truly nutty.  How about you, have you lost any books lately?

22 comments:

  1. I have so many books buried in my TBR pile it's not even funny. I emptied out a bookshelf of mysteries the other day convinced I could purge some but it turns out I really want to read all of them! I kept saying "I forgot I had this one!" My cucumber plants have been killed by the heat though it looks like I might get a few more. I haven't done the full pickle but I've been making tons of sweet and sour pickles which I love. Have a great week!

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    1. We're clearly kindred spirits because I have the same problem, too! (lol) That's good that you managed to get a few more. This weather has been something! Love sour pickles! Hugs...

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  2. Oh yes! My kindle is full of hidden gems! Good for me that I have ways to keep track of those books, even if I don't always read them in a timely manner. I just finished reading a book I bought in 2011...
    I don't watch all that much TV, and I have both Apple TV and Netflix for when I really want to binge on something. I can't think of a single show I'm looking forward to this fall, but that might change.
    Your cucumbers look delicious! I love growing fruits and vegetables, too, but we haven't tried cucumbers yet.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading, Ro.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I very rarely read books on my Nook, but I know I could never hope to keep up or catch up with what's in there, Lexxie! (lol) I do like certain programs on television and have been known to binge and keep a book on the couch just in case. Had no clue what I was doing, and was surprised, but I'll take it! (lol) Hope you get a chance to relax one day this week! Hugs...

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  3. Woohoo on the garden! That's so awesome. Good luck with the pickle making :D

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    1. Still going strong and I do love sour pickles! Hope all is well! Hugs...

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  4. LOL, Yep a book wins over cleaning every time. Your cucumbers are huge Ro. I am excited for the new fall tv season including Blacklist. Enjoy your afternoon!

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    1. I know reading should take a backseat, but can't help myself! (lol) Blacklist - yay!

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  5. The nerve of that person! Gosh, can the request be traced so you can nab the thief??

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    1. They did find the person because he used his own address! (lol) Crazy!!!

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  6. I'll be on the lookout for your review of The Spy. I've always wanted to read a book by Silva, but since he's written so many, I don't quite know where to start. Have a great week, Ro!

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    1. His books are all continuations of the same main character. You could read the latest one first, but you won't get all of the history behind who he is and why he's the way he is. Phenomenal author. There was only one book of his I wasn't too keen on. BIG Hugs...

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  7. My tbr pile hasn't been this big in years. I have 14 books sitting on my shelf and another 10 books in my Kindle waiting to be read and...and I won 12 more books and they are on the way here! It's going to take me 2 months to get through all these books. lol

    I really don't like summer. I stay inside as much as possible during these 115 F days here in the desert. Bring on the cold! I am looking forward to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals coming back through.

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    1. I dare not mention how big mine is and it continues to grow. (lol) Kudos on the book win! I visited Las Vegas twice. once in August, when I couldn't come out until after 8pm at night. (lol) The other was in November where it was much more reasonable. Air conditioning is our friend, right? (lol) Hugs...Ro

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  8. My TBR pile keeps growing and I'm now having to check that I haven't already go it when I go shopping for books. LOL
    It's coming into spring for us here in Australia and I'm looking forward to the warmer weather and the new tv shows too.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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    1. I've had that problem, too Sharon! (lol)I can just imagine how beautiful it is in Australia! Do you get new shows in September, as well? Hugs...

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  9. I'm reeeally looking forward to when Supernatural airs again! :D It's nearly summer for me (YAYAYAY!!) but I definitely look forward to all the shows that start airing soon. ^-^ If...I get time to watch them. My books demand my attention first, hehe. I've never actually forgotten about a book I owned! I have an insane memory when it comes to where my books are and when I read them. :P It's like the only thing my memory is good for though...I FORGET EVERYTHING ELSE. LOL
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. I wish I had that of memory Cait! (lol) It would sure saved me a ton of money at the bookstore. I've never seen Supernatural, but heard it was really awesome! Hugs...and happy week!

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  10. I love fall, so summer's end is always welcome here! It's 90-plus degrees here from about April 'til October, so summer seems to go on forever.

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    1. Even though I was born in August, I definitely prefer cooler weather, so Fall and Winter are my best months. Also lots more book releases and new tv programs! (lol)

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  11. I'm with Stephanie. I love the Fall, I love the Autumn leaves, all the Fall Festivals we have in our neighborhoods and Halloween!

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    1. Ditto Stephanie! Give me those cooler days soon, please! (lol)

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