Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Travel Riddle & Some Reading Recommendations

Going somewhere, not too far
For just a little while
A visit maybe, A tiny trip
To enjoy a new little smile!

Guess where I’ve gone,
It’s somewhere I’ve been
And no, it’s not to drink some gin!

While I’m there, I’ll see the old and the new
And even some in-betweens
They’ll plant themselves into my memory
Paintings of very special scenes.

If you have a friend or two,
whom you think might like my words,
Please send them this link,
Tell 'em I write 'bout dog turds!

If you like what you read
When I write through my fog
Do me a favor, and please
Pimp my blog!

OK, weak attempt at pimping my blog while I’m gone, but if this blog makes you laugh, and you know someone who could use a laugh, please send them the link!

Oh, and speaking of the dog turd incident, of course, this a.m. when I had to rush out the door because Tukey had a field trip and I had to drive them all to school today, gee, guess who had dog doo on the bottom of his shoe??? So, I had to pull a CSI move on the shoes later, with a toothpick and scrubber to get the remnants out of the bottom of the shoe. Thanks again, idiot neighbor.

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And, here are some book recommendations you might like, but I don't have time to link you to Amazon:

Sister Salty, Sister Sweet, A Memoir of Sibling Rivalry,
By Shannon Kring Biro and Natalie Kring

Identical Strangers -- another sister memoir, about identical twins separated at birth through a secret twin project, who are reunited when they are 35, never having known each was an identical twin.

Look Me In The Eye -- By the awesome John Robison, brother to August... too tired to look up the spelling... Burroughs... a book on aspergers syndrome. Have not read it yet, but am looking forward to it! John has occasionally stopped by and commented over at MM so of course, I'm starstruck!

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac -- Just purchased today, by Gabrielle Zevin. While the title appears it's a memoir, it's not. It's fiction, and YA. Looks promising.

SLAM by Nick Hornby -- sounds cool, and Ajers couldn't believe I got a book about skating and Tony Hawk, but come on, I'm a cool mom, right? The dude's about to start college and he's got a hot chick, but then he gets into some sort of trouble...


Getting Rid of Matthew ... sorry, it's upstairs and I can't remember the author's name... again, too rushed to google it for ya! But the chick is having an affair and she has begged the dude to leave his wife for years, and finally, he does and she decides she doesn't really like the guy anymore. Isn't that how it always is? You can't always get what you want... or something like that.

The Abstinence Teacher, by Tom Perrotta...
Need I say more? Election and Little Children, anyone? Which, btw, I have a hardcover copy of Little Children with the goldfish crackers on it, not the one they changed with choc chip cookies or a bag of fishy goldfish... that's gotta be worth something on ebay.

And coming my way soon via, Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon, which I have been waiting for YEARS for her next book after The Lovely Bones. She murders her mom in this one. And, if you've never read Sebold's memoir Lucky, it's amazing! I found that one before The Lovely Bones, and I actually like Lucky more so.

That's all for Books in Review...

Now, go read something...

Peace UP! Be safe.


Mary said...

I don't know the answer to your riddle, I barely know where I am at any given moment.

Hey, I have a reading recommendation for you. Awesome book! It's called "The namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. It is about a name and a person's identity as the name embodies. For us moms, we've all named a person, and so it spoke to me because I know what a great task naming someone is. Award winning author too.

Hey, since you are traveling.... my dog would like to know if she can come over and leave you a present?


kay said...

lovely bones was a different kind of book. i enjoyed it in a strange way. but i read a review of her new one and the amazon reviewers are not liking it. what do they know anyway.

read this...World Without End Ken Follett.

be safe and thanks for the reading recommendations. will get right on it! :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the second crapisode (to use a Kimism!) but do you look where you put your feet? Stick a post-it on the door saying DANGER OF POO BEYOND THIS POINT! to remind you all.

Have a great break

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

A museum in Chicago.

PIMP MY BLOG. Best line ever. I've got to start watching more TV....

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

If you could kindly advise how long you'll be gone so that I know how long I'll be suffering "Manic Mom Withdrawals"...Thank you...and for the book recommendations. I just finished Running With Sissors and am in the middle of Dry, both Augusten Burroughs memoirs...Man, we think our lives are messed up, just read about his...Have a great trip and don't buy any time shares. (See Suburban Turmoil's blog--link on my blog if you don't already have it.)

tommy said...


I would have just trashed the shoes. Oh the life of a Mommy!!!

Melisa Wells said...

Have a good weekend!
(I won't "guess", since you told me where you were going!) I'll e-mail you about lunch later today...


Anonymous said...

Hey hun
my guess is that you are going to visit a new baby in a hospital!
what did i win??

Beth said...

Just received my copy of The Almost Moon from Amazon yesterday - beat ya'!
Happy reading!

AutoSysGene said...

I liked The Lovely Bones, but I like Lucky even more. I'll have to look into her new book. Thanks for the recommendation!!

KATE said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I'll have to check some of them out!
Have fun on your trip!!

Michelle said...

I cannot WAIT to read The Almost Moon :)

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

I am guessing the trip was to the Dentist. What did I win? :)

Oh, when discovering dog doo in your yard, use the water hose to dissolve it and work it into the soil. That way you only 'discover' it once and you don't have to touch it.

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

Just thought of another comment you can put on the Halloween yard headstone....

"No Doggie Du Jour Allowed".....


Cecily R said...

Um, I don't know where you are going, but I hope it's super way great fun!

Thanks for the book recommendations...after I get done with my current stack I'll tackle some of those!

Trish Ryan said...

I can't wait to read THE ABSTINANCE (ABSTINENCE?) TEACHER--although I'm not sure what it says about me that I can't spell it....

Have a fun trip and don't let the dog turds get you down :)

Anonymous said...

I would advise against disloving dog poo due to toxicara and the fact you don't know the animal and therefore if it has worms or any other delightful parasite that could infect an unprotected foot/hand. I'd pick it up and pick the grass it was on too but maybe that's just me. I would die of embarassment if my dog even roamed in someone elses garden let alone leave a calling card!

Have a fun time at the wedding/christening.....did I guess?

Steph said...

Haha! You make me smile every day, thanks! And thanks too for the reading reccomendations, I'm always looking for something good to read.
P.S. Not good at riddles, so no clue where you are going!

KATE said...

I hope you're having fun...but I have to say I'm missin' ya Manic! Come back & post & make funny comments!!

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

Have a great trip! And you cracked me up once again!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Are you seeing your cute Grandma and a new baby?

I pimped your blog to my BFF who moved to FL. She is computer illiterate, but shot coffee out her nose while reading your archives.

Hope you are having fun wherever you are!


Monnik said...

It has to be a new baby. And some other older relatives maybe? Your adorable granny?

Hope your trip is a fun one!

henryk said...

Turkey's largest city-limits is aswell one of the greatest eating cities in the world--an access of foreign architect and comestible delights. Also, Phyllis loves to wear shawls, of which there are abounding to accept from a part of Istanbul's crazy bazaars.

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