Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Random Bits and Tuesday Teasers

From The-Kids-Truly-Will Fight-about-ANYTHING File:

Bella Bambina (the all powerful): "I could destroy the world if I wanted."
Boing-Boing: "No you couldn't."
Bella Bambina: "ANYONE could destroy the whole world if they wanted to."
Boing Boing: "Nuh-uh."
Bella Bambina (volume rising): "I could too destroy the whole world myself."
Boing Boing (angry): No, you couldn't.
Bella Bambina (screeching): Yes, I COULD!
Boing Boing (also screeching--it'll be so nice when his voice changes one day-then I'll be able to tell them apart in a screaming contest . . .): NO YOU COULDN'T.
Bella Bambina: COULD, TOO!
Boing Boing: COULD, NOT!
Bella Bambina: I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT, SO THERE. (I guess the female empowerment message is getting through loud and clear. . .).
Boing Boing: NO. YOU. CAN'T. I'M TELLING MAMA (pause).....MAAAH-MAAAAH.....!
Me: Wha-at?
Boing Boing: [Bella Bambina] thinks she can destroy the whole world . . . ."

You get the picture.


And now, for the Tuesday Teasers:

Teaser Tuesd
ays, hosted at Should Be Reading, asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

  • Two books again this week:

    The first excerpt is from The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards by Wendy Shalit. This book was included in the copious swag I received from the BlogHer Conference. I am less than a quarter of the way through the book and am enjoying it far more than I thought I would. We'll see if I feel the same way after reading the whole thing:

    "They also distributed stickers reading F___K THE PATRIARCHY that seemed to be in conflict with the first set of stickers (unless they meant F___K THE PATRIARCHY literally)." Page 44

    The second excerpt is from a book I've just started reading: No One You Know by Michelle Richmond.

    "He raised an eyebrow. 'How did you know that?'
    'I use the Yerba Buena on-ramp.'"


    Florinda said...

    Michelle Richmond is a new-favorite author for me. I'll be interested in knowing what you think of the book!

    Karen said...

    Florinda, I think I ordered it after reading about her either in good reads or on your blog! Hopefully once the school year starts, I'll have a little more time to write AND to read. Then again, I'm about to remodel the ground floor of my house. Am I insane?

    Anna Lefler said...

    Omigosh, the bickering sounds like my house! Don't our kids know that only the mommies have world-destroying power?

    angelin said...

    I forked up a flake on my fork and took my first bite. It was good! A little rubbery but I might have overcooked it . I was excited and took it to Lyza to try, but she wasn’t feeling like eating fish so I had it all to myself. For the next bite I forked an even bigger piece, with some of the sauce, and bit down. Into a mouthFUL of bones. Lots of bones. I was really surprised. I know they say shad are boney, but I couldn’t believe this.

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