Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last Day for a $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Thanks to Gatorade and BlogHer, I'm giving away a $100 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.

What kinds of things can you buy with that gift card?

1. Sports equipment
2. Swim wear
3. Camping, hiking and fishing gear
4. Shoes
5. Exercise equipment
6. Apparel

To enter for a chance to win, comment on this Gatorade Giveaway post!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Discovery of Witches

Have you read a Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness?
I did...and I compared it to the Twilight series.  But there are big differences!

Check out my review over on BlogHer's Book Club!

Pottermore - More from the world of Harry Potter!

J.K. Rowling announces a new Harry Potter experience!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Getting to Happy

I don't have a fairy godmother waiting in the wings to make my life end perfectly.
And neither do the women in this sequel to "Waiting to Exhale."

BlogHer Book Club Reviewer

Monday, June 13, 2011

We're Not in Kansas Anymore (or Texas)

Do you pack for your kids?
Or do they do their own packing?

One of my sisters prints out checklists for her kids to do their own packing.

We experienced turbulence and lines and hot planes...

But, we ultimately made all our connections and made it to our final destination...

Three guesses as to where we are?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A $100 Gift Card Giveaway

BlogHer & Gatorade have paired up to give away 
a $100 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card.

Leave a comment on my Gatorade Giveaway post,
and you might be the lucky winner!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

7 Signs You Might Have a Crooked Boss

7. Customers start complaining non-stop and demanding money back
6. The receptionist starts fielding collection calls
5. Customers showing up to demand money back
4. Customers showing up to demand money back with police officers
3. Paychecks writter from different bank account each pay period
2. Payckecks bounce...repeatedly
1. Boss goes into hiding and then leaves the state...and lawsuits pop up

If any of this sounds familiar to you, I'd start looking for a new job!

Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with my current employment and was written purely for fictional and entertainment purposes.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Jane Austen Education

I recently read and wrote a book review on  
A Jane Austen Education, by William for BlogHer Book Club.  

Have you ever met a guy who has read ALL of Jane Austen's works? 
This guy has...and he learned a lot of life lessons from her writing.

Have you read all of Jane Austen's books?
I haven't, but I plan on doing so this summer...she's the Godmother of Chick Lit, you know. 

BlogHer Book Club Reviewer

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Fitting Tale

In this photo, my 14 yr old son is mowing, 
wearing shorts that he bought with his own money. 
Money he earned mowing.

Fitting, yes?

Do you have your children do chores?
Do you pay them?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Preposperous Potty

My mother snapped this photo in an office building bathroom in Dallas yesterday.

In case you can't read that sign above the toilet, here's a closer look:

Yes, there's a weight limit on the toilet!
Have you ever seen this before?

Wonder how they enforce it?!
(hidden cameras? scale in the floor with alarms attached?)