Fun Fact Friday

Brought to you by yours truly.

Todays fun facts have to do with stupid laws.

  1. In Billings, Montana: It's illegal to raise pet rats.
  2. In Nebraska: It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
  3. In New Jersey: It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.
  4. In NYC a woman is permitted to go topless in public provided it's not being used as a business. They can also ride the subway topless (since it is okay for men to do it, too.)
  5. In Asheville, NC: It is illegal to sneeze within the city limits.
  6. In North Dakota, it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
  7. Ohio: It is illegal to fish for whales on Sundays.
  8. In RI, it's illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley.
  9. In South Dakota: It is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  10. In Tennessee: It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme for treating third sentences with the diginity they deserve!
Hosted by Sniffly Kitty. Read her. Love her.
This week's theme is review the sentence from your current read.

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here or if you don't have a blog, just post it in the comments!
4) Prepare for next week's theme: Weirdest Third Sentence!

"You would like me to do what?" Thomas issued the question in a soft voice and an even calmer tone, but the sound cracked the air like the report of a rifle.~ A Taste of Desire by Beverly Kendall

Yes, I am still reading this book. I don't know if it is because it is just so stinking good that I am postponing the ending, or if it is because I am crazy lazy, or because I am reading 3 books at once. Whatever the case is, this is a great book. That being said, this is a great third sentence. I believe this is the only time through the whole book that Thomas' voice is calm and soft. You can here the undertone of his voice, "Say WHAT?!?!" If he was a small African American boy on an 80's sitcom, he may have asked, "Whatchu talking 'bout, Willis?" I like that on the first page, you learn what the whole plot of the book is about. 

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you go out with a bang and start 2011 the way you want to. 


WWW Wednesdays


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Then link up to MizB @ ShouldBeReading.
(You should be checking it out anyways, since it is an awesome blog)
My answers:







Both of these books, my children got for Christmas. I am known for taking their books and reading them. Most of the times, I am pleasantly surprised, and become addicted.
Like Percy Jackson, Twilight, and Harry Potter.

My Personal Hell

This is the Twilight Zone that I would consider my own personal hell.

This would be my luck.


Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here are my teasers:
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
(I recently finished this book and I can tell you: IT IS GOOD!)
"She chose us," Jason said. "All three of us. We're the first of the seven who have to gather for the Great Prophecy. This quest is the beginning of something much bigger."
That didn't make Leo feel any better, but he couldn't argue with Jason's point.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
by: Seth Grahame-Smith
(Great, great, GREAT book!)
"It is your purpose to free men from tyranny, Abraham," he said. "And to do so, you must die." Upon this, he threw me over the railing. My body fell toward the foyer's marble floor. And fell. For all time.


It's Monday, people!

That is all.


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
I hope Santa brought you all you wanted.

And remember what the holiday is all about.




Happy Holidays!


20 Random Facts about ME!

    When I was younger I wanted to be a stand up comedian.
    I have stage fright.

    My favorite color is green.
    I love frogs!

    I met my husband because someone asked, "Does she have a sister?" and the answer was, "Actually, I do!"

    I am terribly sarcastic. 

    I don't like confrontation.

    I am a horrible speller.

    When I hear words/phrases, it will remind me of a movie or a song. Usually I will bust into that song.

    My first born was named after one of the NKOTB. (Side note: As a teenager,  I had my kids names picked out to be: Donald Jonathan, Joseph Daniel, Jordan /I forget what I wanted the middle name to be/ and thank goodness that I grew out of that.)

    I am very disorganized. It drives my husband crazy!

    For one year I played the piano accordion. I wish I would have stuck with it.

    I am so happy that flannel is back in style.

    My best friend came up with my youngest sons name.

    I homeschool through K12. Check it out, its a great program. And best of all, it is public school, which means that it is paid for through tax dollars. No tuition or buying books! 

    My favorite dish: Beef Stroganoff. I would eat it every day if I could.

    I have insomnia. Which sucks, since one of my favorite pass times is to SLEEP.
    I'm addicted to coke. Coca-Cola people! What were you thinking.

    My favorite shoes: Converse. I wore them in my wedding.
    Actual Wedding Shoes.

    I have about 15 pairs of eye glasses. I love them to be a little funky. I always tell people where I get them, because they are super cheap and super cute. I am all about saving a couple bucks. ZenniOptical, BTW.


    Fun Fact Friday

    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. 


    What are you doing?

    Why, I am hard at work, that's what! I am working on a YA book, "The Tempts".

    Tabitha meets some new-comers at their high school following the opening of a new factory in town. She and her friends welcome one of them into their small circle. But is this boy all he seems to be? Friendly, good-looking, and every thing Tabitha would ever want in a guy; Thaddeus is perfect for her. Then strange things start to happen. Good kids going bad. People disappearing. Rumors start flying. Tabitha, Thaddeus and their friends find themselves stuck in the middle.

                    For 15 years, I have just floated through life. I have been under the radar. Nothing exciting about me. No, seriously. Nothing. I have had the same two friends since the third grade.  I have lived in the same boring house, on the same boring street, in the same boring town. Snore.
                    Last week, everything  changed.
                    Okay, not everything. I still live in the same boring house, on the same boring street, in the same boring town. I still have those same friends since the third grade. I am still under the radar. But now, I am different. I know the truth.


    Just had my first giveaway! Congrats to Cherly B. of Texas who won a signed copy of 202 Good Clean Jokes for kids. You can still get yours in time for Christmas is you order today and chose over night shipping. Kindle edition is also  available for 99 cents, for a limited time.