Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Mandatory Blogging Day!

I'm sure you all know what today is! You don't? I had no idea either, until Beth informed me that today is Mandatory Blogging Day if Your Blog has the Word Yellow In It
That would've been an embarrassing holiday to miss!

I have some photos to share, but while 488 of them upload, let me be inspired by Beth's post and share what I've been reading.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.  I read The Good Luck of Right Now by this author and really loved it - this one though, I'm not sure. I was expecting one type of story & got another. It tried to teach me a lesson and the stubborn part of me didn't want to be taught. On many levels, though, it was a heartwarming & an important book.

The Girl on the Train. This was a great choice for an audiobook. I got really into it on my drive to Duluth - so much so, that at one point, I was a little scared. I arrived in Duluth with 20 minutes left, so the next day Karley & I finished it up, and like Beth, the ending was just kinda ehhhh. 

All the Light we Cannot See. I really liked this one! It was written beautifully & had some really great characters.

Housekeeping: Let me preface this by saying my intentions reading this one weren't totally innocent. I read this one with the hopes of getting a copy of a presentation (on this book) written by an incredibly smart friend of mine. I really, really loved the book. It read like poetry and I only wanted to read one chapter and let that sink in before I started another one. And this passage about the wind is just SO Fargo. I bet I say, "That wind!" at least 3 times per week. I'm happy to report I was given a copy of the presentation and it made this book all the more special.

Lean In. This was another recent favorite of mine. It exposed me to a lot of ideas I hadn't even considered. It really resonated with me, and was one of those books I keep talking about, long after I've finished it!

I'm currently reading these two novels. So far, I'm loving them both!


  1. Precious kitty-cat... as botha youse shall be, too, in Seventh-Heaven. Follow me, please; we only have 1 lifetime, 1 body, 1 soul. Lemme fill-you-up withe epiphany, the avant-gardeness and wisdom necessary to achieve Seventh-Heaven, dear...

    If 'freedom lies in being bold' (Robert Frost), doesn't pushing-the-envelope result in the Elysian Fields? If I'm the sower, we plant the Seed; if I'm an artist, we RITE the symphonies heard Upstairs ☆IF☆ you accept His lead withe orchestra...

    Wanna find-out the fax, Jak, in a wurld fulla the 'power of cowards'? Wanna wiseabove to help a 'Plethora Of Wurdz' [POW!] which are look'n for a new home in thy novelty?? Yay!

    Q: But [gulp] can anyone tell me the difference between K2/IQ? A: Nthn. In Heaven, we gitt'm both for eternity HA! Need a few more thots, ideers, wild wurdz (whoa, Nelly! easy, girl!) or ironclad iconoclasms?

    VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI (Latin: words to [the] wise): As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go thro in this lifelong demise, I just wanna help U.S. git past the ping-pong-politixx, the whorizontal more!ass! we're in...

    "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find tangible, corpulent eloquence". Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET!! any moe curly, party-hardy-endorphins, low-hanging-fruit of the Celestial Paradise, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs (awww! baby kitties, too!!) when my o-so-beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girly passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires...

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3, NJB

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go gitt'm, girly. You're incredible. You're indelible. Cya Upstairs. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    Revelation 14:13
    PS Need summore unique, uncivilized, useless names?? Lemme gonna gitcha started, brudda:

    Oak Woods, Franky Sparks, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, Roman Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Penelope Summers, Sophie Sharp, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zacharia Neptoon, Mercurio Morrissey, Fritz & Felix Franz, Victor Payne, Isabella Silverstein, Mercedes Kennedy, Redd Rust, Phoenix Martini, Ivy Squire, Sauer Wolfe, Yankee Cooky, blessed b9...

    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL