Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun Fact Fridays

It's Friday, and that means another Fun Fact Friday! I'm totally excited to get to do another one. I've been waiting for Friday since LAST FRIDAY. And now It's finally here and I can't wait to give you all 4 more fun facts on this wonderful Friday morning.
So let's begin, shall we?
1. More people are killed anually by donkeys then die in an air crash
2. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13
3. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't bring her coffee
4. Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.

Hope you enjoyed the second addition of Fun Fact Fridays!
Stay Tuned for more, coming next Friday to a computer screen near you.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fun Fact Fridays

Everyone else has Worldess Wednesdays or such. So i thought I'd create my own... Fun Filled Fridays. Every Friday, starting today, I'll give you four fun filled facts. Hope you enjoy reading these fun filled facts as much as I did finding them.

1. Every time you lick a stamp, your consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
2. A cockaroach can live 9 days without it's head before it starves to death.
3. The fingerprints of a koala are virtually indestinguishable from a humans, so much so that they may be confused at a crime scene
4. Nutmeg is extremely dangerous is injected interveniously.

Hope you enjoy the first ever, fun fact friday.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's back!!!

I'm "accidentally" back in blonde! Really blonde! It started out as just streaks, but it ended up all over. no worries though, it looks great. and it's cut in sort of a Katie Holmes style bob thing, but blonde.

It looks great, even if it wasn't on purpose. The only downside will be the blonde jokes I'll have to endure. and no, I don't want to hear any.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And that makes 3...

We got another kitten today. A brother to the two we already have. His name was Holmes but we changed it to Oreo, as his color is black and white. He is clearly the runt of the "triplets." It was as if these brothers hadn't been seperated for a month or so. They play and wrestle like old friends. Oreo isn't taking a strong liking to our dog like the other two have, trying to swat her in the nose a couple of times. I guess it will just take time. And we got another "new" outside cat today. Our cat that used to be an inside cat, Tinkm got introduced to the outdoors today. His constant whining finally got him somewhere. We brought him back in for night, since the little triplets are in the cage, where the cat house is. Now he's back to staring out the window, without the constant meows. Maybe he knows that tomorrow he will get another chance at the big wide world. Or maybe he's tired out from a day of play. Either way, I'm happy to have Tink in the house and the kittens back in there cage, where I can keep them safe just a little bit longer.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A long time coming...

Well, here are the pictures I promised. I FINALLY got them uploaded. So these are Calgary and Jasper, I know it took a while for me to get them up here.

Jaxon and the Mascot
All the cowboys, and girls

One of the bullriders

And Me and Cai.

And there's her baby brother, Ephraim.

This is Jasper. and Yes, we're going up there.

This is at the old swimming pool

Note the look of pure joy on Jaxon's face

And the fear on mine

We were going white water rafting!

I was so freaked out at first but it ended up being a really good time.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm Home!!!!!

I'm back from Calgary! And what an interesting trip it was. So first, on the drive up, we almost ran out of gas, literally running off of gas fumes, and barely made it to this little town of no where. THEN we blew a tire. We stopped at this little shop to get it fixed but they didn't have the right size of tire so we just got the spare put on. That leads to my first first, my first time eating lasagna on a shop bench. We finally made it to Calgary and the next day we went to the stampede. It was so totally cool, besides getting rained out. The cowboys and cowgirls made it an awesome show, as well as a really good show put on by the animals.One horse broke it's back and had to be put down but it was still really good, other then sitting there and biting my nails and willing the cowboys to just stay on for eight seconds and feeling really bad when they didn't. My second first was watching the Calgary Stampede. The third first was eating supper in a bar that night. I had this really yummy southern fried chicken. The next day I went to Cairo's. I earned a new nickname, Dish (by her little brother Gage) and got barfed on 3 times by her baby brother, Ephraim. (Did I spell that right, Cai? I think I did.) On our way home this morning we got a little lost and spent an hour touring Calgary. But we made it home alright and it was a good trip.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Motercycles, Sushi and One Strange Book

Moterecycles, Sushi and One Strange Book is the first book in the RL series by Nancy Rue.
The story is the life of Jessie Hatcher, a 15 year old girl with ADHD living with her bi-polar mother. When Jessie is given the shocking news that her father is back in town and wants to meet her, it sends her world crashing. When her mom is taken to the mental hospital, Jessie goes to live with her dad in Saint Augustine, Florida. There she meets new friends, learns to master the art of sushi, get along with a less then easy to get along with sister and sees the sights from the back of a motercycle, and finds RL. The main characters in this book are Jessie, Rocky, Weezie, Jessie's dad Lou, Rose and Bonsai, her sushi teacher. The minor characters include Jessie's mom Brooke, her friend Chelsea, her friend Marcus, Jessie's grandpa, Simone, Emma, Katrina, Travis, and Hank. Jessie overcame the challenges of her ADHD, and learned to accept herself as who she was, a child of God. My favorite character is Rocky. He doesn't pretend to be something he's not. he's real and honest. My favorite scene in this book comes at the end of the book were Jessie is finally sure of herself enough to stand up to her mom. I really liked this book becaause of how relatable the characters are and the real life answers RL gives. I would totally recommend this book. I loved it. I would rate it 4.8. Not quite a 5 because sometimes it was hard to follow Jessie's thoughts but all over, a totally amazing book.

Again, Nancy Rue has blown me away. This book definatly goes on my list of favorites

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I'm going to Calgary tomorrow! We planned the trip this morning and we're leaving tomorrow morning. We'll see some of the stompede, and I'll get to see Cairo and meet her new baby brother! I'm so excited. But no worries, I'll being my computer with me and do the book review for Motercycles, Sushi and One Strange Book while I'm down there. And if I can figure out how to upload the pictures from my camera to my computer, I might put up some pictures too.

(Sorry about the Jasper pictures. I do have them, they are just not on my computer. hopefully I'll get them up soon.)


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Boyfriends, Burrito's and an Ocean of Trouble

Boyfriends, Burrito's and an Ocean of Trouble is the second book in the RL series by Nancy Rue. It's the story of Bryn Christopher. She was in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Preston Oliver. When a Car accident reveals Bryn's bruises, she is talked into testifying against him, the most powerful jock in school. It's an Ocean of trouble when Bryn's grandmother, Mim, arrives and decides to teach Bryn the ways of surfing, and a good old Mexican Burrito. It's a lot of ups, and downs, for Bryn in the days leading up to the trail. One things brings her comfort and understanding in these long days, a strange book she found in the hospital waiting room. It seems to speak to her, and understand her real life. The main characters in this book are Bryn, her dad, Mim, Preston, Andrew, Regan, Fielding and Shawn. The minor characters, in my opinion, are Bryn's Mom, her sister Tara, Goof, Kale, Kayla Dorchester, Will Quintera, Vanessa Woodhouse, Isabel and Emma. My favorite character in this book is probably Bryn. She was forced to deal with the trial, and Preston and his friends. She had to cope with the retaliation of Preston's posse and with personal attacks being made against her. But in the end, Bryn learns more about herself and who she is as a person. My favorite scene in this book was probably the one where Bryn finally stands up to Preston. She tells him who she is and is strong in the face of a challenge. When He says he'll destroy her, that she'll never be the same, she say's he's right. She has God. I liked this book because of the real challenges Bryn faced and how she dealt with them. It was amazing to watch her transform into a new being once she began reading about Yeshua. My rating on this book is 4.5 out of 5. I think it was very well written and had a lot of great lessons in it. The surfing and court language did get to be a little bit much once in a while but maybe that's just me. Over all it was a really good book. I'd recommend it for it's great lessons in friendships, dating and family values. Besides all that, it had a really good story line and very real characters that you can relate with. Once again, Nancy has created a book that went beyond my expectations.

To check out the rest of the RL books, see

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

One more day!

Apparently my days are really off. I was thinking I didn't do my first review until Thursday but I just realized I do it TOMORROW! That means I should probably get everything ready so I actually have something to say to you. It was Jaxon's birthday yesterday. My family came over here for burgers and hot dogs and a Car's cake. Jaxon got a kid's quad, which he already loves riding. Tonight is my parent's anniversary and I'm babysitting the kids while they go out for supper and a movie. 19 years, and sorry if I wasn't supposed to say that mom.
On Canada day we went over to some friend's house for a BBQ. The old ladies, aka the mothers, decided to be really cool and go ride the golf cart. They decided to drive past the window doing all these goofy poses, then switch people and come around again. It was all fun and games, until someone fell off. It was hilarious watching these old ladies act like they were 12, maybe even younger because I'm sure no 12 year old, in their right mind, would do that. But it was funny to watch. Me and my Dad went to see twilight Eclipse the other night. Let's just say I like the books better. So, I guess I'll be writing to you tomorrow with my first review. Can't wait.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Nancy Rue!!!!!!!!

Well since I'm going to be doing the book reviews (motercycles, sushi and one strange book and boyfriends,burritos and an ocean of trouble, both by Nancy Rue) I thought I would show you a little bit about who Nancy is. I did the author spotlight a while back (I'm not sure how to add a link so you can just find it. I think it will be on the side, under author spotlight) anyway that has some Q and A's with Nancy. In case you didn't know, Nancy is a tween, teen and adult fiction writer. Here are some pictures of Nancy, to prepare you for the book reviews, on July 7 and 13.

Here are some of the other books Nancy has written.
This is the picture of Nancy Rue, as seen on the back of her books

And this is a lovely picture of Nancy, on one of her many travels. I personally really love this picture.
Can't wait until I can do the first review. I'm counting the days!