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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A Give Away & An Update

Life is so busy it is ridiculous. Honestly, I keep thinking next week will be better... Next week will be better. The fact is this time of year is nuts at home and at work and I'm embracing the concept. Sort of.

Do you have to fight the urge to do ab-so-lutely everything on your list every darn day? I do. It's irritating. Yet. I'm struggling to change my mindset. Aaaargh!

As I write I have three stacks of books next to me. The 5 remaining books to add to my September reading list, the 14 books to enter and post for my October list, and the 2 books I've already read in November.

Yes, when I'm too tired to pull up a chair to the computer and write any more, after sitting in front of a computer for 9 hours at work, I come home and wallow in my reading.

Stuff I'm excited to tell you...

GG and I are going to see

Tim McGraw with Shmoo and his GF in a couple of weeks. Yippee! It's so appropriate since Shmoo recently admitted he has always secretly liked CW music but didn't want to let us know. Like we'd be so devastated? Heaven help us Hannah! The lengths he goes to...

Shmoo is at the halfway mark of his EMT class. It is really getting tough now. He's nervous about keeping his 80% average to stay in the class. When he's not working one of his two jobs he is studying. His GF is a sweetie and she's been cooking for him and baking cupcakes. He's so spoiled.

Beanie dressed up as his favorite super hero for Halloween and went out with a bunch of his friends who also dressed up as super heroes. They got lots of attention and people were asking them all night to take their pictures with the Justice League.

Too funny. Anyway, my own Beanie Green Lantern ended up winning a costume contest to the tune of $200. He's over the moon.

In further Beanie news... He's continuing with his stand up. He's graduated from the coffee house to a bar. Of course since he's new kid on the block he didn't go on until 12:30 AM but he was very happy with his first outing.


Now to the important stuff. I went to the bookstore yesterday and bought two copies
of Ava Gray's SKIN GAME. I liked this book so much, I will be giving away these two copies from names randomly chosen from anyone who comments on this post until midnight on November 8, 2009.

I will announce the winners on Monday, November 9, 2009.

So comment away. In the meantime, I'm hoping to get my book lists caught up, my blog hopping caught up, and some reviews done.

It could happen.

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Blogger Tara Marie said...

Tim McGraw and the Green Lantern in the same blog post--love it :)

2:16 AM PST  
Blogger tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, I've heard alot about this one! tWarner419@aol.com

7:40 AM PST  
Blogger Blanche said...

Hi Rosie!

How neat that you get to see Tim McGraw!!! Congrats to your family for all the good and fun things happening!!

I've heard awesome stuff about this book!!

8:54 AM PST  
Blogger Silent Raven said...

Hello. Can you count me in for this?

carianmoonlight at gmail dot com

11:13 AM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Everybody who comments will be in the contest unless they specifically tell me they don't want to be.

11:42 AM PST  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

I love Tim McGraw. Hope you have a great time. Congratulations to Beanie for his contest win.


12:07 PM PST  
Blogger mindy said...

sounds great thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

12:12 PM PST  
Blogger Renee said...

Have fun at the concert, Rosie!

I love hearing about your boys and projecting what mine will (hopefully!) be like in 15 years.

Skin Game has been on my list, so please put my name in the hat! :-)

1:06 PM PST  
Blogger Cathy M said...

I loved that costume idea. My kids had a group of 6 that all wanted to dress the same and came up with the idea to be smurfs. It actually was pretty cute, but I will pass along the superhero idea for next year.


2:30 PM PST  
Blogger flchen1 said...

Wow, thanks for the contest, Rosie! Hugs to you and hope you'll have the chance to get to most of the things on your list. Also hoping that the unimportant things will fall off the bottom of that list, guilt-free!!

2:35 PM PST  
Blogger Fiction Vixen said...

Oh I'd love to have my very own copy of Skin Game!! xoxo (put your contest in my sidebar by the way)

4:49 PM PST  
Blogger nath said...

Hope you have a great time at the Tim McGraw concert!

I'm sure Shmoo will do good :D

and so cool for Beanie :D You have any pics? :)

oh and can I be entered in the contest, please?

7:40 PM PST  
Blogger sula said...

superheros always make for a great halloween costume. :) hope you have fun at the show. don't do anything I wouldn't do! ;)

5:11 AM PST  
Blogger Jennifer B. said...

You outright hijacked my reading interest with your posts about Skin Game last week. Please include me in your drawing. :-)

And Tim McGraw...you remind me to start listening to country again.

6:20 AM PST  
Blogger Deedles said...

Tim McGraw--how great!
Please add my name to the drawing.

9:32 AM PST  
Blogger Erotic Horizon said...

I would love a chance to win Skin Game...

Enter me please..


12:49 PM PST  
Blogger マリアンナ said...

I just love Ann Aguirre/Ava Gray!

9:45 PM PST  
Blogger LittleEagle said...

Haven't read this author but it looks like a good read. thanks for the giveaway.

10:58 AM PST  
Blogger SJ said...

Great costume win :) Please throw my name into the hat if shipping to canada is ok.
reader047 at gmail dot com

5:10 PM PST  
Anonymous Mitz said...

Cute costumes you both look good there.

Gotta love the Green Lantern, nice win.

Tim McGraw is awesome, love his music.

I love Ava's work been wanting a copy of her new book Skin Games it sounds like a really good read.

I can't believe I'm commenting on these 3 things in one post seems a little strange, but I like it.

11:59 PM PST  
Blogger Allison('s)Reads said...

Hi Rosie, new to your site: love the banner (correct term?) and read your review for Skin Game. Now I'm super-wanting to get hold of this read! Have been hearing nothing but good stuff on it... so thanks for the giveaway too, and I'll try my luck! Allison (cadnac AT gmail DOT com)

3:37 PM PST  
Blogger Mitzi said...

Loved your review and I can't wait to read it. Hope I'm not to late to enter to wind.

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

5:17 PM PST  
Blogger Brooke said...

Wee Man wants to be a Superhero next year... Oh I'm so jealous you got to see TM... Love his voice...

8:25 PM PST  
Anonymous Mitz said...

Enjoyed your review. This book really does sound awesome. I want it...

12:45 AM PST  
Blogger Ann Aguirre said...

Thanks so much for doing this! Hope the concert was / is awesome.

10:17 PM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Thanks Ann, and completely my pleasure. Reading both DOUBLEBLIND and SKIN GAME in one month was just, just, well, too cool for words.

11:06 PM PST  

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