Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I've been tagged!!!!

Sorry I've been MIA the past two days... this has been a severely stressful week on many, many levels, both personally and professionally. And on top of it all, I had the worst sleep last night... I tossed and turned until 2 am, and barely slept at all. I feel like a zombie right now. I probably won't even do the full post that I intended to, just because I'm so exhausted and I want to try to get to bed a little early. Because of this, book reviews will have to wait for another post... I'm sorry! I did finish Love the One You're With, and I picked a new book (I'll at least unveil that tonight... I won't be a total tease, LOL!), and I only have a few pages left of Naturally Thin. I have a lot of thoughts on both books, so that's why I really want to wait so I can post something more in-depth... if not tonight, before the weekend, I promise!!! :-)

But first things first... I've been tagged by the lovely Yasmin over at It's a Wrap! So here I go with some fun little tidbits about li'l old me! :)

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1. One of my favorite used book sales is this Saturday- I'm so jazzed!!! :-) I'm picking my sister up early so we can get there right when it opens and get the pick of the litter, so to speak! :-D

2. Going to the Philadelphia Book Festival this weekend with my sister, grandmom, and maybe my roommate... I've never been to this before, so I'm excited!

3. I have a vacation day coming up this Monday... I desperately need it!!!!

4. Getting my new Netflix movie (I ordered Zack and Miri Make a Porno, haha! Has anyone seen this? I've heard it's really funny!)

5. My sister's spending the night on Saturday... girls' slumber party!!!! :-)

6. Friday is Payday for me! :-)

7. Reading my new book (more to come on that)

8. Nice weather... it's been chilly and rainy here all week... blah!

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Went to work

2. Went to the gym

3. Watched The Biggest Loser

4. Finished reading Love the One You're With

5. Picked a new book

6. Wrote in my journal

7. Finished the rest of a box of Peanut Butter Puffins for my bedtime snack (there was only one serving left; and don't worry, I still have another unopened box, courtesy of a 2/$5 my grocery store had a few weeks ago!)

8. Ran and unloaded the dishwasher

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Make more money (don't we all???)

2. Speak French

3. Knit (I've always wanted to learn!)

4. Go back to school and get my degree in Health/Nutrition (which brings me back to #1...)

5. Be more artistic/crafty

6. Overreact/stress less

7. Visit Europe

8. Live somewhere warmer (I'm not a fan of PA weather!)

8 Shows I Watch:

1. The Office

2. 30 Rock

3. Mad Men

4. The Big Bang Theory

5. The Golden Girls

6. Cold Case

7. The Amazing Race

8. Brothers and Sisters

8 People I Tag:

1. For the Love of Oats

2. Trying to Heal

3. Meals From the Girl in the Little Black Dress

4. Kristin's Nibbles

5. Chandra's Shenanigans

6. Eating Bender

7. Care's Online Book Club

8. Live Laugh Liss

I tried out yet another new sweet potato combo for dinner tonight, that I simply had to share with the group:

DSCI1311 Sweet potato, spinach, Trader Joe's turkey meatballs all cut up, chipotle salsa and chili pepper sauce on the side- winning combination right here! I figured the turkey meat would help me sleep tonight... let's hear it for tryptophan!

Also, check out what I got in the mail yesterday from my friends at amazon:

DSCI1309 Please tell me you've heard of this show! Most people my age or younger have not, LOL. Knots Landing was a primetime soap opera in the '80s and '90s- it was on for fourteen years!!! It was a spinoff of the even-older show Dallas (you know, "Who Shot J.R.?" LOL!). I grew up watching this show, and desperately wanting to live in the fictional Knots Landing, which was supposedly in a picturesque beach town in Southern California where everyone has beautiful homes and never have to work, haha! I wanted to grow up and live just like that... needless to say, that plan has yet to happen, for many reasons! But, I still love this show. I preordered Season 2 back in December as a little Christmas present to myself, and it arrived yesterday! Yay! I can't wait to tear into this baby... I have a feeling that my vacation day is going to involve my pajamas and this DVD!!!

And before I sign off for the night, I did promise to show you my new read:

DSCI1306 So, I have a confession to make... I've never read Jane Austen. I can practically hear my female bloggers gasping in horror. Yes, it's true. I've always wanted to, I just never got around to it! Anyway, this was my next pick. I admit, I was a little weary at first, because I wasn't sure if I was feeling a dense Victorian-historical British novel, especially after the massive letdown I felt from Atonement, but my roommate is a HUGE Jane Austen fan, and she assures me that I'll love it. And she is, after all, the original "chick lit" author, so I'm giving it a shot! I've tried to read a few pages here and there, and so far, I do like it, but I've just had such a stressful, horrible week, that I haven't really gotten too much into it so far. Right now, finishing up Naturally Thin is about all I can handle for the time being! Although I did try reading it a little bit at the gym... note to self: Sense and Sensibility is NOT a good pick for reading material on the elliptical machine. LOL. I could only read, like, ten pages, and I got a headache trying to read it while I was bouncing around. LOL. Oh well. The copy I have was a gift from my grandmother, who was an English professor and has given me a ton of awesome classic literature throughout the years for various holidays and occasions- on my 23rd birthday (she always writes something in the books she gives me, and when she gave them to me, which I love). And since I'll probably be seeing her this weekend at the Book Festival, this seems like a fitting pick!

Okay, I'm off to try and get some extra and much-needed rest (after I eat a Triple Chocolate Vitatop for dessert first, though, because after the week I've been having- and it's only WEDNESDAY- I need chocolate!!!), but I'll try to post tomorrow, if not Friday! Goodnight! ;-)


Anonymous said...

Have fun at the book festival - tell them you have a bookblog and maybe you can get in free with a press pass?! and I don't know if you saw my post on my finding a treasure on the book shelf at Goodwill Store?

Anonymous said...

oh, and thx for tagging me - i hope to get to it next week? I'm doing the ReadAThon this weekend and I have a few reviews I hope to post... Isn't blogging fun?

itsawrapteacher said...

Ohhh a book festival sounds like fun. Wish we had those here. What types of activities go on? You're right I almost had a heart attack when I learned you never read Jane Austen. I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Emma the best. Happy reading!

Anita said...

Hey Carrie,

I didn't see your post about the thrift store finds, but I just read it and left a comment. That's so cool! Congrats! I've been meaning to get to my local thrift store for a while now... I'm in the mood to score some fun and exciting thtift goods! They have weird hours, so I probably won't get to it until next weekend... this weekend is packed with too much fun!

BTW, the Book Festival's free, so no press pass needed!!!! :-)

Hey Jasmin: I know, I know, it's like never seeing Steel Magnolias (and I know some women who haven't!). My roommate said that P&P is her fave too, but that she liked S&S, and she thinks I will too... she knows me pretty well, so I trust her! :-) This is my first time going to the book festival, so I'm not sure what goes on- there's different authors, stuff for kids, book sales, etc. I put the link up on my page. I'll bring my camera and be sure to take some pics!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

OK, I did the meme! How was the bookfest? (and I scored some more books from a library sale, too - TOO MANY BOOKS!)