Sunday, June 24, 2012

Social Sunday

So, I'm doing a new link-up this week. I'm linking up with Ashley and Neely for their Sunday Social.

This week's questions:
1. What is your all time favorite song?

Man, this is a hard one for me. I listen to so many kinds of music, and my taste or preference may change from day to day, or from month to month. So, I don't think I can narrow this down to one particular song. However, I do have a short list of songs that I ALWAYS love hearing. 
  • "Hand in My Pocket" - Alanis Morissette
  • "Let It Be" - The Beatles
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana
  • "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga
  • "Love Me Tender" - Elvis Presley
  • "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO
  • "Under the Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Drop It like It's Hot" - Snoop Dogg
  • "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - Jet
I really could go on and on with this list, but I'm just going to make myself stop here.

2. What is your favorite singer or band?

Again, I probably have a lot of these, so I'll try to keep it short.
  • Eminem (I know, I know...)
  • The Beatles
  • Elvis
  • Nirvana
  • Pearl Jam
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Maroon 5
  • Fall Out Boy
3. What song are you embarrassed to admit you love?
  • "Baby" - Justin Bieber ... does this really need an explanation?

So, now you need to click on over and join up for the Sunday Social. I definitely want to find out more people's most embarrassingly favorite songs are?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Federal Agent Elvis Presley?

Confession…I love Elvis. I love everything about Elvis…even old Vegas Elvis. But, I recently learned something about the King that blew my mind.

Did you know that Elvis met with President Nixon to discuss the possibility of making him a Federal Agent at large to work in the war against the drug culture?

Elvis actually wrote a letter to the President on American Airlines stationary while on an American Airlines flight. He then hand delivered the letter to a guard at the White House, who then passed along the letter.

Elvis goes on to explain to the President how he would be beneficial in working with the Hippies, Black Panthers, etc. and how he would be a great help to the President and his team.

When I first found out about this, I couldn’t believe it. I thought there was no way it could be for real.

But, the National Archives has an entire website devoted to this meeting that resulted from Elvis’s letter.

This is a great site, complete with transcripts from the meeting, copies of the agenda, and photos from the meeting. Click here if you want to read a little more about this strange meeting. 

I had a ton a fun playing around on this website, looking at the pictures, and picking out all of the spelling and grammar errors in the letter that Elvis wrote. I even caught myself giggling to myself a few times. 

If you click over and find anything particularly interesting, make sure to come back and let me know. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Letters


Dear Sonic I absolutely love your happy hour from 2-4 every day. Can your strawberry limeades be any better?

Dear Apartment Complex Manager Seriously, how many time do I have to ask for you to get something in our apartment fixed. This dishwasher has been messed up for too long.

Dear New Apartment Complex Please hurry up and find an apartment for us to move into. Since our application has already been approved, can we move this process along?

Dear Summer Classes You really bum out my summer mojo.

Dear “Glass House” Creators – Is it any surprise the people at “Big Brother” are upset? You have “created” the EXACT SAME SHOW! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

"It's Ok" Thursdays

Its Ok Thursdays

Today, for the first time, I am linking up with Amber at Brunch With Amber for “It’s Ok” Thursdays.

I love the idea behind these posts.

Sometimes we all just have to remind ourselves that everything is OK.

-It’s ok to sleep until 2:00 in the afternoon on a day off every now and then.
-It’s ok to have interests and hobbies different from everyone else around you.
-It’s ok to not be an expert at something that is brand new to you; everyone has to start somewhere.
-It’s ok to stay in the house all day from time to time
-It’s ok to be super excited about the new Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie, especially after loving the book.
-It’s ok to want a new job if you aren’t satisfied with the one you have.
-It’s ok to get mad at the idiot drivers out there.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Postcrossing Faves

A while back I wrote about how much I love Postcrossing. I still love Postcrossing, and I receive some really amazing and beautiful cards.

So, I thought I might make this a (semi) regular topic around here. I would love to share with you guys some of my favorite postcards that I receive and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Also, I would love to know how many, if any, of you also participate in Postcrossing. I know I can't be the only one, and I would love to hear about your cards and experiences.

But anyway, here are a few of my more recent favorites...

from The Ukraine (I have no idea what this one says)

from Russia

from The Netherlands

and lastly, one of my absolute favorites...

also from The Netherlands

Blog Makeover

I really, really, really want a blog makeover. 

Blog design is by no means my area of expertise. 

I'm tired of looking at my generic blog design that I somehow created in Blogger. 

I love looking at other bloggers' super cute pages and 

then I sit and wish mine looked just as cute.

As I look at blogs, I mentally take note of things 

that I really like or find interesting.


If you know of anyone that does affordable blog design, 

I'm completely open to suggestions. 


Friday, June 15, 2012

Drowning in books

So, yeah, I know things have been kind of quiet around here lately. But this is for good reason. Since school let out in mid-May I have been devouring books as well as working on my own novel. Since I turned in my final paperwork for the school year I have read eight books. Did you get that? EIGHT books in four weeks! I don't know about everyone else, but that's pretty good for me. I'm kind of proud of myself.

I've also been taking advantage of the extra time to work on my YA novel that's been on my back burner of priorities for a while now. Hopefully, if I keep up my current pace, by the end of the summer I should have a complete draft, ready to be re-read and edited, proofed, and all that other good stuff. So, wish me luck on that front.

Today I really want to talk about all of these great books that I have been reading lately, but since its already after midnight, I honestly just don't have it in me, so I'm just going to talk about one specific book.

Guys, I loved this book so much more than I thought I would. There story is great and amazingly well told. 

Initially, I planned to read this because it was written by a local guy. We aren't friends, he doesn't even know me, but we have a lot of mutual friends and we used to live in the same small town. Anyway, I heard through the small-town grapevine that this guy had written a book and gotten it published. So, I figured I would read it just because of that fact. Then, the next thing I knew, I was seeing this book all over the place! 

I can't even begin to describe the plot of this story in a way that would do it any justice. For the most part, this book follows two different story lines, and then when the two plots meet at the end, the story seems to move to an entirely new level.

I don't want to ruin ANY part of this book for anyone, I just want to emphasize how much I loved this story. I would suggest that everyone add this to their "to be read" stack. Seriously, a great read!

Has you read this book? If so, I'd love to hear what you think; whether you enjoyed it as much as I did or not.

Next time, I plan to talk about Sacre Bleu, the newest novel by Christopher Moore. So, start thinking about that one as well if you've already read it.

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