Wednesday, May 19, 2010

And now, deep thoughts...

Some random thoughts before I dash off to take the middle child to the orthodontist (exciting life that I lead, yes):

Right now, I am head-over-heels in love with Glee. Musical numbers, tap dancing, fabulous singing guest stars, and the hilariously two-faced Sue Sylvester. I am smitten and cannot wait to hop on the treadmill every Wednesday morning for my weekly dose. If I could marry the show and have singing, dancing Glee babies - I would. Oh yes. I love it that much.

My friend Jackie and I used to talk about the music we liked to work out to. I told her then, and it still rings true today, that if you judged my iPod playlists, you would think I was a 50-year-old gay man. All the musicals, Streisand, and Barry Manilow you can cram in there, baby.

LOOOOVVE it.

Also, remember a while back when I was looking for my motivation? Well, I found her. She snuck up on me and yelled SURPRISE!! really loud in the dressing room at the mall this morning while I was [ack!] trying on swimsuits. Though I am happy she is back, I do wish she'd come sooner. You know, seeing as how summer starts in like two weeks and these thighs are most certainly not fit to be seen by the general public.

Mucho apologies to the people who live in my town and will be witness to this parade of cellulite soon.

Also, anyone have acrylic nails? I have them and had two break halfway down the nail bed in the last week. My regular girl was out of town, and I do not think her replacement was up to the job.

There is nothing more tortuous than the pain of having to get that fixed. First they have to take off the old nail. You know, the one that's super-glued to your real nail, which broke in half, tearing the flesh underneath with it? I'm telling you - I would give away all our state secrets if tortured this way in less than a minute. I'd rat on every single one of you before they even finished with the first nail.

Hurts worse than childbirth. I'm not kidding.

Lastly, I am in desperate need of something good to read. I finished "The Help" a month ago, and I can't find anything comparable. I loved that book. Please leave me a comment and tell me what fabulous things you all are reading. I need a page turner that makes me happy.

There. That is all.

[I know. Sorry. I'll try to do better next time.]

31 comments:

Joy & Casey said...

I'll have to find "The Help"..haven't even heard of it. Have you read The Hunger Games? Love it. And the sequel. If you haven't read them (I am sure you have) be warned you will feel like a FREAK that you can't put them down. They are so good but the story is crazy! ;)

Melissa Walker said...

"A Girl Named Zippy" and it's sequel "She Got Up Off the Couch" both by Haven Kimmel and "The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio:..." it has a longer title, but I couldn't remember it all. Those are all true "memoirs" by funny, strong women. I also love Philippa Gregory if you like historical fiction like "The Other Boleyn Girl"--she has a new one "The White Queen". I got my Masters in literature, so if you ever have need of a good read in the classics (or the sometimes obscure), let me know.
And while my thighs only have a minimum of cellulite, I have a middle section rivaling old, pot-belly men. Not pretty. I would rather have a thin middle and wear a cute swim skirt to hide the thighs. Not much to disguise a thick mid-section.

danandcindy said...

Once again, really tackling the issues of the day. I think this post is a very good segway to your impending analysis of the upcoming mid-term elections.

danandcindy said...

Here's my book recommendation...

http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-History-United-States-Columbuss/dp/1595230327/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274295023&sr=8-1

Excellent book. Sorry, no pictures.

Kristin said...

The Hunger Games! Awesome book, the second one is called Catching Fire and the third comes out in Aug. Such good reads.

3leftturns said...

Duct tape- it will solve everything. Nails? Tape them together. Cellulite? Tape it away. Can't do anything about your Ipod playlists though.

Jeanelle said...

Sigh, Glee. I download the music as soon as I'm done watching the show each week. SO awesome. I love that we are music soul sisters. Want to meet in Vegas and see Barry Manilow someday? I am still sad I didn't see his show when I was there last month. I'm reading nothing I can recommend but I love Emily Giffin books and with my birthday Amazon gift cards burning a hole in my pocket, I will likely be downloading "Heart of the Matter" very soon. I gave up my acrylic nails several years ago and don't miss them at all. I hated the pain and then finding time to go in and get them maintained/repaired. Life is simpler and happier with my own, stubby nails.

Kimberly said...

I know! Isn't Glee the best! Watching it puts an extra skip in my step...so fun!

Lauren in GA said...

My motivation is still in Rio...eating...she may never come back. It is shameful of her...

I laughed about what you said about your iPod playlist. I love Streisand, too.

I have had several friends suggest The Hunger Games to me.

Robyn said...

I just finished reading "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The story is a nail biter...beyond perfect, and the literature is so beautifully written you could cry. I loved it. It has a few racey scenes, but nothing you haven't seen on Glee :) That's my suggestion...

queenieweenie said...

Cellulite Sucks. Period.

Just finished reading House Rules an hour ago. Love Jodi Piccoult. She so DOESN'T suck....at least she took MY mind off my cellulite ;)

Holly said...

Ditto on enjoying The Hunger Games and Catching Fire books by Suzanne Collins(the third book comes out this summer). After recently finishing the Harry Potter series I've felt a little lost. I started The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and am really liking it so far.

If you are in the mood for a historical fiction/romance I highly recommend Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman.

Tristan said...

Sorry, I have no book recommendations. But I'm glad you found some motivation. Nothing like swim suit shopping to do that for ya!

Feeling Just Right said...

I love "The Power is within You" by Louise Hay. I go back to her all the time.

Yay for motivation- i'm so happy you feel liberated. "We live the moments we live just once. They never return to us to make amends. So, do/say all you want to!" I've been telling myself that a LOT in the recent past.

Hugs to the orthodontist. Do tell him/her that i never wish to return again.

My sympathies on the nails- how about if you do nothing about them? Wait for them to grow back normally? Is that an option? Sorry if this is a silly Question. I'm just a little ignorant right now. But you will educate me, won't you?!

Hugs.

Elizabeth said...

I am so happy for you that your motivation came back, I’m so sorry that she chose to turn up whilst you were in the dressing room trying on bathers (how rude).
I had to stop reading about your nail... it hurt too much. I don’t have fakies cause this would occur on a regular basis (in a klutz).
I’m a little bit in love with Glee too so we will have to be like Sister wives ... and share.

Thelma said...

I liked Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. I read it by a lake last summer. Maybe THAT'S why I have such good memories of the book.

Cindy said...

I second the Hunger Games, soo good. Shiver, the Vampire Diaries all teenager books, cuz thats what I have but they are all good. Oh Wings too and the 2nd one just came out Spells!!

brooke said...

Okay. First I love Glee so much I might explode. Neil Patrick Harris singing a duet with My. Schuester--to die for--I almost got teary eyed.

Second, I have no sympathy, none, for you in the swimsuit department. I am 30 pounds (30 POUNDS!) overweight with post baby chub and my kids can't wait to go to the pool!

Third, I just finished the Help and couldn't put it down. I'm on a post Help let-down. I need a new book stat as well.

Fourth, your nail issue is the exact reason I don't have nails. I'm sooo sorry.

Finally, you should hear what is on my playlist--Elton, Billy, Kenny Rogers,Lionel Richie--it is really a cry for help.

Amanda D said...

A couple of books that I have read lately are "The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. It was excellent, but perhaps not the happy book you're looking for. It was definitely bittersweet. I read Janet Evanovich's "One for the Money" and it was funny. I really liked "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks too - his best book, in my opinion.

I haven't seen Glee yet. I'm on the hold list for season 1 at the library. Hopefully it will come soon because it's almost rerun season.

Becky said...

Cannot find a stitch of time to read. Maybe summer. So, are the nails worth it,...cuz you just scared the pants of me. Now I am faced with: ugly peely, cracky nails or...nails that could possibly break and I would have to go through that. Hmmm. I dunno.

Dee Miller said...

I bet you anything that The Hunger Games has already been suggested.. but quite frankly it's 10 mintues to midnight and i just finished a BS'd essay on Macbeth...so I don't feel like checking. read it. I'm totally a team Peeta.

Dee Miller said...

OH! i forgot. read ANYTHING jodi picoult. I just finished reading Counte of Monte Cristo so I really need to read a modern day story before I start saying thee to everyone.

Heather said...

So, ditto all the Hunger Games and Catching Fire recommendations, but you really might want to wait until the end of July right before the third one comes out, and I hate having to wait. Just a thought. I made the mistake of starting The Hunger Games at 10pm, thinking I'd just read a bit, and didn't go to bed til I finished it at 3am. So...yeah.

Love the music from Glee. :) And Idina Menzel, pretty much amazing.

Sorry about your nails! :( :( That sounds miserable!

Good luck and take care!

mae said...

ACK! Sorry about your nails.

I am now reading that Guernsey potato pie book- do you know what I am taking about??? Loving it!

♥Shally said...

Twilight!!

Just kidding.

Hunger Games, and it's sequel are the last books I have read that were truly page turners. We are reading The Help for my book club in a few months, I am excited. This month we are reading The Undaunted, so I will let you know how that goes.

I loved "Left To Tell", "Goose Girl". I can't think of anymore now. I will email you if I remember more... :)

Lisa-Marie said...

So, I was doing a bit of spring cleaning and came upon a book that I really loved. It is called Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. So good. Also, Cold Sassy Tree is such a sweet sweet story. It would have been perfect to take to wherever you are basking on the beach. Dang. I should have responded sooner. And Double Dang, I'm jealous you're on a beach and I'm not! Have fun!

Lala said...

I can't recommend this book to everyone, but I have been reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and LOVE it. There's is some good sex, a little swearing, & a pretty horrible torture scene (that I'll tell you when it is if you want to skip it). There are 5 books that come after in the series & I have abandoned home & hearth & children to read them. I have not been this engrossed in a book since the Twilght series (I am sick I know). I think you may like them.

Kathy C said...

Glee rocks! I have most of their songs on my iPod. I also second (or third... or eighth) The Hunger Games. Awesome series. I also just finished "The Book Thief" which was pretty good and "The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie and Literary Society," which I would highly recommend.

Kathy C said...

Oops. It's actually "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." Great book.

Rob said...

I love Glee!!!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

So much goodness packed into one post -- love it! I am crazy about the Help, seriously a fantastic book. Have you ready Kelly Corrigan's The Middle Place? I think you will love her writing style. She also just released "Lift" which took me about 2 hours to read, and it was amazing.