It's been a rainy week here in the 'burg and fall has officially arrived.
1.) BONES and FRINGE last night were both awesome! On BONES, a 3,000 year old Egyptian Mummy is at the center of a murder investigation. Dizzy intern and sweetheart of Dr. Sweets', Daisy Wick, is back for another spin at the Jeffersonian - hilarious. On FRINGE, it appears like someone is trying to use an implanted brain chip as a mind control device. Walter is up to his zany adventures and Olivia appears to have gone off the deep end as she collects business cards from people she meets. I love this show! On a sad note, it seems both shows will not be on again until November - bummer!
2.) Read 2 good books this week - both totally different from the other. SHATTERED SILENCE by Melissa G. Moore is a non-fiction memoir about the daughter of an infamous serial killer. Not a book that highlights the grisley murders of her father, Keith Jesperson, instead Melissa shows us the survival instincts that got her through her childhood. Excellent book about a true survivor. EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN by Alison Goodman is a young adult fiction book and I've described it as a Chinese Tolkein story. This book has a deep dark secret, political intrigue, Chinese horoscopes and dragons. A fun and exciting read. There will be one more book in this 2-book series.
3.) I went for a job interview this week at the Ragged Edge Community Theatre. I currently has a part time job that I love, but I only work 3 hours a day. This additional job would also be part time and give me 4 more hours of work a day. I am so proud of our community theatre and I think I would be a perfect match for this job. With my youngest going to college next year, I'm going to need all the extra income I can get - might as well get it at a job I will enjoy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
4.) What is it with dogs and whining?? Our dog has started whining and it is just as annoying as when a child whines. We don't have a fenced in yard, so whenever the dog goes out, he has to be on a run. He's close enough to the house, that he can scratch at the door when he wants to come in, which is great because sometimes I just don't want to stay outside and play. But now he's like a 3-year-old - whining to go out, scratching to come in, whining to go out, scratching to come in ... over and over again all afternoon and evening. I swear, I don't think the girls were this much trouble!
5.) Christine and my hubby went to UK this week for a meeting with the Art Department. She wants to major in Arts Administration and the University of Kentucky is the only college in Kentucky that offers this major. I would rather see her go to a smaller school, at least for the first few years, but she has her heart set on Arts Administration. They both enjoyed the campus tour and had information overload with everything they learned.
6.) My oldest daughter's wedding announcement was finally in the paper this week. Of course, her father's family wrote the announcement, so my name was conveniently left out of the announcement. At first I was really angry and then I got pissed! But then I thought, "I'm better than these people, so I'm not going to stoop to their childish level." Everyone that matters to me knows Amber Dawn Wilham is my daughter. So, his crazy family can go on playing their little mind games, 'cause I'm better than they are. Nana nana, boo boo ....
7.) After reviewing Silas House's new book, ELI THE GOOD, a few weeks ago, I bopped over to the publishers website this week, Candlewick Press. They have a wonderful catalog of young adult books and I was totally impressed. I sent an email to the publicity department with a list of 10 books I'd like to read and review - I know, I'm a greedy book whore, but I can't help it. Well, I got a reply today and they are sending me all 10 books!! I'm in book heaven and can't wait for them to get here - hopefully this weekend. So watch out, more reviews will be on the way.
8.) You may remember, a few weeks ago a group in town asked me to teach pumpkin carving to a group of Japanese ladies. Since then, I've had another bloggy friend ask me to teach her mother-to-mother group, so now I have 2 classes to teach. This week while my hubby and daughter were in Lexington, they bought me several "Funkins" - artificial pumpkins you can carve. I'm so excited, so I plan to start carving pumpkins this weekend. I've always enjoyed carving pumpkins and now I'll be able to keep my creations from year to year. I may even advertise pumpkin carving workshops next year.
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