I Brought You Flours

Stranger Than Fiction is one of my favorite movies and my favorite scene in the movie is where Will Ferrell brings Maggie Gyllenhaal a box of flours (because she's a baker).  They are such an odd combination, but they just work in this movie.

If you haven't seen Stranger Than Fiction, then I suggest you do!

"I brought you flours."

An IRS auditor (Will Farrell) suddenly finds himself the subject of
narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life,
from his work, to his love-interest (Maggie Gyllenhaal), to his death. 

What's your favorite movie/scene?

P.S. Don't forget you can mail me a birthday card!

Happy Wednesday!

Books to the Sky has a new look.  (and soon I will too!)  Check it out!

Busy Weekend

Well, it turns out that I have a very busy weekend planned.

A birthday party on Friday from four in the afternoon until who knows when.

Then Saturday I'm going to a movie and having lunch with my mom.

Then after that Rob and I are going to see Joey Diaz at The Comedy Spot.  (I've never seen him, but Rob thinks he's funny so we are giving him a shot.)

I thought we had a quiet day at home on Sunday, but NOPE.

I forgot we are going to have dinner at Rob's aunt's house on Sunday because his cousin is going away for college next week.  We'll probably be there all day.

This all means, I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN I'M GOING TO READ. This is a big deal and it makes me a sad panda.

But ladies (and gentlemen?), I want you to remember...


What are your plans for the weekend?

Book Review: Domestic Violets

Domestic Violets

Author: Matthew Norman
Genre: Fiction
Source: HarperCollins
Length: 368 pages
Format: Kindle
Buy the Book: Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads): 

Tom Violet always thought that by the time he turned thirty-five, he’d have everything going for him. Fame. Fortune. A beautiful wife. A satisfying career as a successful novelist. A happy dog to greet him at the end of the day. 

The reality, though, is far different. He’s got a wife, but their problems are bigger than he can even imagine. And he’s written a novel, but the manuscript he’s slaved over for years is currently hidden in his desk drawer while his father, an actual famous writer, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His career, such that it is, involves mind-numbing corporate buzzwords, his pretentious arch nemesis Gregory, and a hopeless, completely inappropriate crush on his favorite coworker. Oh . . . and his dog, according to the vet, is suffering from acute anxiety. 

Tom’s life is crushing his soul, but he’s decided to do something about it. (Really.) Domestic Violets is the brilliant and beguiling story of a man finally taking control of his own happiness—even if it means making a complete idiot of himself along the way. 

My Thoughts:

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(I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.)

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

A few days ago, while on vacation, my nephew was running around while playing with my brother and smashed his face on a coffee table. They were extremely worried he'd broken his nose.

They took him to the ER and luckily his nose wasn't broken, just swollen and pushing it to the side and his septum was alright.

But now, a few days later, the poor guy has a gnarly black eye. :(

P.S. My birthday is in 15 days!  Want to send me a birthday card?

I got a fantastic idea from a blog today!  Krysten from After 'I Do' came up with the great idea of having people mail her birthday cards!

... and seeing as how my birthday is only 15 DAYS AWAY!

I think it would be fantastic to get some birthday cards!

So if you'd like to send me a card, feel free to email me for my address.

ALSO, let me know when your birthday is so I can reciprocate!


Well, I've decided to cancel my move to WordPress, but in the process I completely messed up my blog URL. 

So right now I am asking you to please not leave my blog!  I will be back up and running shortly!

Thank you SO much for your patience! :)

Kaitlin to the Rescue!

I rescued this sweet puppy yesterday morning. As I was driving Rob to his traffic survival school, I saw her wandering in our complex's parking lot.

She's so cute with her big ears!

When I got back from dropping Rob off, I parked and set out to find the puppy I saw.  Once I found her it took awhile for her to warm up to me.  She actually followed me back to my apartment when I walked away from her.

I got her some food and water and decided I would go to our apartment's office once they opened. When I head over around 9:15, then weren't open.  Not really surprising.

When I got back to my apartment I decided to check Craigslist and surprisingly enough I found an ad for a missing dog that met her description. And turns out she'd been missing for SIX DAYS! Poor baby.

I let her sleep for awhile and emailed the owner. She finally got back to me and said yes it was her dog and her boyfriend would come pick her up. He called and turned out he only lives five apartments down from me.

Oh how I wish one of my dogs was small enough for this.

I guess this isn't the first time she's done this but I really hope it's the last. Poor thing won't last much longer if she gets out again. She was practically skin and bones already.

She was such a sweet dog and she seemed to get along with ours.

If I find her again, then I might just have to keep her. ;)

But seriously, I am glad I was able to get her home.

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