Man oh man, a whole week of kids in school and My Guy out of town, my house is so fucking quiet, it’s a little slice of nirvana!
If we were having coffee I’d tell you about BabyScandal and Scandalito’s school year thus far. BabyScandal is in 7th grade and her English teacher informed them this week that she expects them to read 40 books outside of class this year. BabyScandal giggled as the majority of the class moaned – she knows she can do that in her sleep. Scandalito, a Junior – how the fuck did that happen (?!!?), is taking a Journalism course this year and just texted me a note saying he was selected as Student of the Week for his great connections, insights and knowledge of the topics they’ve covered. Make no mistake, it may be just the first week of school but both of my kids have hit the ground running and have been very busy being smart!
If we were having coffee I’d say…we have wood! And then I’d admonish you for having a dirty mind but quickly note we’ll be friends for life because of your dirty mind…anyway, Operation New House has wood!! Three cheers for wood, morning wood, afternoon wood, evening wood, middle of the night wake me up with sleepy wood, wait…new house wood makes me very excited. Here are some pictures of my wood…(fuck me I could do this all day!)
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that we stopped off to take those pics of the New House on our way home from that dreaded wedding reception I mentioned last week. Holy shit in a hand basket – hello slur your words drunk and very handsy groom…and I don’t mean handsy with his new wife – ole boy almost lost a few teeth as My Guy does not share. Seriously, there were some major league douchebags at this event, at one point I almost said to two men trying to impress me with their investment portfolio chatter, “guys, why don’t you just whip your dicks out and let me get a tape measure”. I did manage to accidentally drop an F-bomb while sitting at a table with several executives and their Stepford spouses (3 clients and 1 president of My Guy’s company…yes, PRESIDENT). I swear it just slipped out, like a fucking word bubble in a cartoon I couldn’t get it back in! I think only one person caught my slip, luckily he thinks I’m funny and gave me a conspirators wink and a smirk – I think he hates these things as much as I do!
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I read Deacon by Kristen Ashley. If you don’t know, it’s the 4th book in her Unfinished Hero series. In the lead up to this book’s release, we are discussing each book in the series over in the Secret Vault on Facebook – see, membership has its privileges friends! Get your ass in that vault, the discussions going on are outstanding – I love surrounding myself with smart women! Anyway, back to Deacon…I want each and every one of you to promise me you will not read a single spoiler for this book. All I will say is, I am pretty damn positive everyone talking about the “Daddy” business ad nasueam will take a big fat backseat to what you are going to find in the pages of this book. How’s THAT for a tease? Do not read any spoilers…promise me. Let this hit you full on like it hit me…I promise you you’ll end up looking like that dude in the memorex ad campaign from the 70′s with the big ass speakers blowing his hair back.
If we were having coffee I’d say…it’s recap time!
Saturday’s podcast was all about The Secret by Julie Garwood. Sunday came along and gave us some Love It or Leave Its. Monday and Tuesday kept up with the Highlander theme – Janet Chapman’s The Highlander Next Door and my belated OUTLANDER recap. Wednesday, Lola reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy and I must say, I love it when a visual person like Lola nerds out on the cinematography of a movie. Yesterday Nikki gave us her thoughts on Rival by Penelope Douglas. Also, my recap of Witches of East End went live on Romance@Random, and don’t forget to check out the great list of books we discuss over there as our End Of Summer faves. I think you might find some familiar names and maybe even some new authors to check out!
If we were having coffee I’d ask what you have planned for the weekend. It’s a long weekend here in the States. Work has been very busy lately, which is awesome because when my work is busy, it’s usually fun and exciting and top secret…sorry, not sorry. I’m going to try to do a little reading, I’m thinking Laura Kaye’s Hard To Hold On To is screaming my name right now. How about you? What in the queue for you?