Monday, August 2, 2010

Wham, Bam, Thank You, Bev!

In other words, it's a quickie. We like quickies sometimes, yes? I thought so.

To be perfectly honest, you might not hear from me much this week until I've had a chance to finish all 784 pages of this amazing novel that I started reading yesterday:

This book is in-fucking-credible. It's engrossing and scary, but not scary in a "jump out and grab you" kind of way. It's like a slow burn; the author plants these little seeds of very bad things in your brain and gives them time to grow, then before you know it you're afraid. This book is "read it at stop lights" good. It's "Just one more page and then I'll make dinner" good. It's "Okay, I'm really going to stop reading at midnight and go to sleep" good.

Let's put it this way: I'm 150 pages into it and nothing too crazy has even happened yet, but when my husband went to bed last night I decided to go up and read in bed because I didn't want to be alone downstairs with it. It's the kind of book you that you need to read with another warm body nearby. It's not even horror - but it's unnerving and a little too real.

So what else is new?

My weekend was good, thanks for asking. Yours?

Lindsay Lohan got out of jail today and Snookie went in.

Alicia Keys got married to some fugly guy with a stupid rapper name.

Chelsea Clinton also got married and her wedding, which lasted exactly ONE DAY, cost more than I'll earn in my lifetime as a working-class schlubb hero.

To quote my almost-three-year-old son, who has taken to singing "Buddy Holly" by Weezer under his breath lately, "I don't care 'bout that."

Gotta run... the siren song of The Passage is calling to me! Too bad I can't answer the call until later tonight because my in-laws are coming in tonight and staying for the next two weeks. *face palm*



Whiskey Girl said...

Nice cleavage!

MJenks said...

Hell yes I like quickies.

I've been untouched for the past two weeks while my wife has been out of it with this back injury.

Good thing I've got a tireless forearm, prehensile fingers, and memories of girls from high school and dates that SHOULD have happened.

Frank Irwin said...

It is now officially Monday.

I'm glad you posted that link to the Snooki pictures after lunch.

Bev said...

Whiskey Girl - Welcome back! I've missed you. And thank you. ;)

Jenks - Happy masturbating! (oxy-moron?)

Frank - Not a Snooki fan? What, you don't like short, stout, and orange?

Liz Tee said...

TWO WEEKS with the in-laws? Yoicks! Haven't you learned The 5 Day Rule? Always leave them wanting more, girl.

Oh yeah, and Happy Masturbating! I think that's going to be my new email sig.

(w/v = jeclimor. I'm sure that's French for something fun.)

Kate said...

Two weeks??? Not a single judge in the country would convict you if something were to happen. Just sayin'.

Awesome bumper sticker. I triple dog dare you to put it on your car. Or Mala's.

w/v = liche Mmmm hmmmm. I think it might fit with that bumper sticker.

Frank Irwin said...

Or Jim's.

Kate said...

That was who I was going to say at first. :)

Frank Irwin said...

You're welcome.


Mala said...

ACK!!! I just got this mental image of Verne Troyer with a long wig and boobs. *gag*

Arrested, really? Who saw that coming?

Mala said...

I already have it on my car. Saying it twice would be redundant...or just a braggart.

and besides, I already nominated her Crazy Cat-Woman Co-Worker.

Kate said...

Or it would imply that you have two, and that would just be weird.

Bev said...

The ILs are at least not staying IN my house. They rented a lake house about 10 mins from here. J's brothers will be in and out for two weeks as well.

If they were IN my house for two weeks you would find me at the local Holiday Inn during their stay! Fish & company, and all that....

And yes, the bumper sticker opens a whole new world of possibilities, doesn't it? Beware, beware....

MJenks said...

I've put my mind to it, and I can't think of a time when the words "sad masturbating" would go together.

Heidi Renée said...

I was going to say something interesting, but then I got to thinking about spending two weeks under the same roof as my in-laws and, well, that book shouldn't be read alone at night, either.

Brooklyn ML said...

Oooo, I'm definitely going to pick that book up! Looks good. Have you read The Hunger Games yet? Amazing, can't-put-it-down, awesome heroine, better than Twilight!
I love my clitoris too.

Cary said...

What's a clitoris?

The Shining, Ghost Story and The Amityville Horror did me the way this book is doing you. At some point I had to start reading each of them with someone else in the room.

w/v: condioat

Where yo condio at? Do it have a pool 'n shit?