Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Woohoo, finally heard from my dad and he is fine!

Luckily my dad decided to go into work so he wasn't near the hotel or the protest (riot?). The guys who stayed behind at the hotel did get some tear gas after spray and there was a group who went shopping and they also felt the sting. I guess the men asked the machine gunned police - take a moment - if they thought it would be safe for them to go shopping. The police said 'Sure.' Tear gas and itching throats followed.

The machine guns would have been my first clue.


Why yes, yes I am thank you. It's slow going but only because I am in an antsy/lazy frame of body.


The body is fritzing out and my brain is set on stupid but hey, one more week and I go to the docs. Hopefully things will start to look up. I'm more anxious (no, really?) but I'm ready for the mood to change.

I decided to get out of my box and try something I had just a hint of expectation from. The hint was from Caprice Crane's first book Stupid and Contagious which I enjoyed and gave me a few laughs.

I keep reminding myself this isn't a romance but I was 10 pages into the book and needed to look at the back blurb to see who the hero was. After reading the back blurb I'm hoping for a fun read but it didn't mention any men so I could be barking up the wrong tree.

I'll put the blurb up so you can see what's it's about. I'm hoping for fun but this could end up in a bad cliche pile up.


Positive energy, positive - ah, forget it!

Jordan Landau is having a bad life. At twenty-five, she is attractive, smart, funny and talented. But all that doesn't keep her mother from calling her fat, her boss from stealing her ideas, and her boyfriend from cheating on her. Day in and day out, she sits back and watches as everyone walks all over her.

Then one day while riding her bike home from a particularly awful day, Jordan collides with a car door and is knocked clear off her bicycle. Coming to in the hospital, Jordan realizes she has a perfect excuse for a 'do-over'; she vows to fake amnesia and reinvent herself.

And it works. Finally, Jordan is able to get the credit she deserves at work, and she stands up to her family and her jerk boyfriend. She's living the life she always dreamed of—until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly Jordan must start over for real, and figure out what really makes her happy—and how to live a truly memorable life.

I hope you all are finding some time to read or watch a favourite movie. I'm going to go wind down and then I'll see what kind of mess I can get into tomorrow.


Kristie (J) said...

Cindy: I'm glad your Dad avoided that mess and missed it!!!!!
And I know the perfect thing to do while relaxing. In fact - by the end you will be so relaxed you will almost be a puddle.
Heh heh.

nath said...

I'm glad to hear that your dad is okay :D I guess it does pay off to be a hard worker LOL :) I hope you get your reading mojo back!

Rosie said...

I too was glad to hear your Dad was okay. Got a chuckle out of Kristie's comment. She's bound and determined to get all of us to watch North and South. Might as well surrender...she's not giving up. :)

Dev said...

Glad to hear that you're dad is okay!

The book sounds cute ~ I take it you didn't finish Promises Linger?

Jennie said...

That blurb makes the book sound pretty funny. And the cover is cute too. I hope it's good!!

LinnieGayl said...

Cindy: I'm very glad to hear that your father is okay. But machine guns???? AAK!