Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bobbie Faye

Last night, I finished Bobbie Faye's Very (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day by Toni McGee Causey. It was loaned to me by SK and I recommend it to you. It was an uproariously funny read!

It took me about fifty pages to get into but once hooked, I couldn't put this book down. The opening is less than glamorous and the main character, Bobbie Faye, lives in a trailer park. Her day of relaxation quickly turns to one of disaster, chaos, and crime. She battles snakes, alligators, bears, teenagers, and gunrunners all in an effort to save those she loves.

Along the way, she must evaluate who to trust, as the plot turns are quick, surprising, and not without humor. It will have you guessing until the end. There is also the predictable romance as Bobbie Faye must battle and outmaneuver not one, but two of her exes. Throw in a new handsome guy she just happens to kidnap at gunpoint, and you have a formula that, though a bit conventional, manages to be fresh and exciting all because of Cauley's snappy writing.

This is a non-stop thrill ride - and it all takes place in about a 12 hour period. Voodoo, bayous, and Cajuns are all accounted for and you don't need to be from Louisiana to get the humor. Bobbie Faye is the most unlikely hero you'll ever meet but you'll root for her every step of the way.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sock Happiness!

Last night, I finally got some pictures taken in order to update my Ravelry profile. Yes, it's now up to date, even my stash! I was at a loss - and had little patience - when it came to my socks so this is not the best pic....

But it'll have to do. I have horrible lighting and so I always get frustrated with these pictures. But you get the point. The colors knit up so beautifully - I love it! This yarn is J. Knits and the colorway is called Mesa. Yum!

I must say that this sock venture has really opened my eyes. About a year ago, I tried to start a project but gave it up when I got frustrated trying to pick up stitches. Well, for this sock, I picked up stitches and it was a breeze! I was dancing in my chair during the class (on Wednesday), I was so excited! Half of the ease had to do with the technique used to make the stitches easier to spot and, therefore, pick-up.

Do you know what I'm itching to try now? A log cabin blanket! But I have so many projects in the works as it is.... Sigh. It'll just have to wait. I need to finish these socks before I forget everything Linda said! I have a short-term memory, you know.

Ok, it's Friday. I'm happy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jesus in Houston!

Did you know that the second coming of Jesus Christ is happening in Houston??!!

Well, it is! This new - and improved? - Jesus has '666' tatoos and claims there is no hell. It must be real, I saw him on the news last night! Here an old CNN link:

Apparently, Miami loved him so much that he decided to move to Houston recently. Thank you, Floridians, for sending us such a welcome gift! Now, salvation is just a short trip down south!

Ok, now that I'm all out of sarcasm.... I really don't have that much to say, surprisingly. However, I doubt the Messiah would wear the sign of the beast - 666. The Bible can be a little fuzzy, but it's pretty clear on that. I think it's safe to label this guy as an Antichrist. After all, John says there will be many of these....

Just thought you'd like to know. (I think this guy has been around for a while - this all sounds strangely familiar but it was a shock to see it on my local news last night. Must have been a light news day.)