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Sunday Salon: Parents in town and six random things

September 28, 2008

The Sunday Salon.comThis week hasn’t been a whole lot busier than normal, but I haven’t managed to get much reading done, for some reason. I polished off The Gargoyle and Crispin: The Cross of Lead, and then dove right into Immortal, but I’ve been stalled for a few days now. It’s good, and I’m enjoying it, but I just haven’t found the time to read recently.

My no-reading Friday, Saturday, and this morning was mostly because my parents came down to visit for the weekend. I enjoyed seeing them, but they kept me pretty busy. They’re now on their way home after brunch at the local greasy spoon, so I’m itching to get back to my comfy chair, ice my knee, and get reading. Originally there were plans to go apple picking this weekend, but apparently the orchard said this year’s crop of Scarlet Beauties is not very good, so enthusiasm amongst my friends has waned somewhat. Perhaps next weekend, when the temperatures get a little more fall-like… projected high for today is still 81.

I was also tagged for the “six random things” meme by Alyce at At Home with Books, so, without further ado, here’s six random facts about me:

1) I’m not allergic to poison ivy.
2) I typically have a clicky-pencil stuck through the base of my ponytail.
3) I’m a huge sucker for college men’s acapella.
4) I’ve seen the last ten minutes of The Goonies upwards of fifteen times, but have never seen the rest of the movie.
5) I got my SCUBA certification when I was 14.
6) As a kid, if a book scared me, I’d have to store it cover-side down so that the characters couldn’t get out through the cover art and attack me. (Don’t ask me how that logic worked.)

I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, but if you’re in a randomly-divulging mood, feel free!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2008 10:46 am

    Great list! I’ve never seen The Goonies, but there are movies like that for me too, which I’ve never seen in their entirety. (Clint Eastwood movies that my husband likes, but I’m not a big fan of, are the first to come to mind.)

  2. September 28, 2008 12:52 pm

    I enjoyed reading your “six random things”. I did a similar list (5) on my blog a few weeks ago. If you’d like to read it, it’s at:

    I’ve never been one to stick pencils in my ponytail nor behind my ear, but I do love men’s acapella. And I have seen Goonies probably at least 5 times. It was my younger brother’s facorite movie. I think everyone should see it once, if only because it’ll make you laugh out loud. The characters are hilarious!

    I really found your #6 to be interesting. :) I’m a suspense author who does love to scare people…perhaps I’ll have to suggest my publishers have the cover pic front and back. hehehe

    Happy reading!

    ~Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
    bestselling author

  3. September 28, 2008 4:51 pm

    I especially love the last one:) it is so sweet!!! I wish I could do that now to keep them from stalking my dreams. Cover side down I’ll remember that trick.

  4. September 28, 2008 5:14 pm

    Great list of random things. I do suggest seeing The Goonies the whole way thru, its very cute.
    We were going to go apple picking this weekend, but got rained in.
    Happy reading.

  5. September 28, 2008 7:23 pm

    hey..please stop by my blog.. i have a little something for you there!:)

  6. September 28, 2008 7:43 pm

    I can relate to your Goonies experiences. I’ve seen the last hour of the movie Office Space a bazillion times and never the first half hour. Ever! :-)

  7. September 28, 2008 7:53 pm

    Just discovered your blog today. Wonderful post. I, too, liked the 6 things – particularly #6.

    Have a great Sunday.

  8. September 28, 2008 11:01 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go pick fruit from an orchard. How weird am I? Love your random facts lol!

  9. September 29, 2008 10:32 am

    Alyce – For me, it’s mostly movies that air every weekend on TNT or TBS, that when I flip past, I have to stop and watch, but never manage to catch at the beginning.

    Cheryl – Oh, that’s eeeevil! I had to flip books if their contents were scary, even if the cover art itself was totally innocuous.

    Bethany – There were a few books that were so scary that I had to store face-down in *other rooms*, just to provide that much more of a barrier.

    bookworm – Ah, that’s too bad! Apple picking’s such a perfect fall activity.

    ramya – aww, thank you!

    marie – If you’ve seen the “Damn it feels good to be a gangsta” montage, then I wouldn’t worry about the rest of the first half hour.

    Karen – Welcome, and thank you!

    Ladytink – Not weird at all! Apple picking’s a lot of fun, although I usually don’t leave with that many apples… my friends pick enough to make apple sauce and apple crisp and apple cake, etc., and I stand around and eat apples right off the trees and drink cider from the little stand. Good times!

  10. September 29, 2008 1:36 pm

    I hope you enjoyed your time w/ your parents.

    I love the one about the pencil in your ponytail. Great idea!

  11. October 4, 2008 5:27 pm

    What the heck! How can you not have seen the entire Goonie’s movie?? When I have long hair (which isn’t often since it’s so dang thick) I usually have a mechanical pencil stuck through it as well. I used to be able to do my hair with just the pencil but I think my hair has gotten thicker since then.

  12. October 5, 2008 1:42 pm

    Shana – I will occasionally forget that there’s a pencil in my hair when I go to bed… although I remember pretty quickly when I lie down.

    Trish – I could never get mine to stay with just one pencil, but I can do it with two, like chopsticks. :)

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