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overheard conversation

A: People are always telling me that I laugh like Betty Rubble. Can you believe that?

B: Well, uhmmm, yeah.

A: Oh.

Thursday Thirteen #33

Titanium’s current list of books to read (it’s always changing!)

A quick reminder:

This is Banned Books Week.
Support intellectual freedom — READ a book!

1. In the Hand of Dante by Nick Tosche
(currently reading)

2. Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street by George Dibdin Pitt
(just finished reading the Stephen Sondheim version of this play)

3. The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan

4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

5. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
(I have this book & will be reading it as soon as I finish #1 on the list)

6. I, Fatty by Jerry Stahl

7. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

8. Inamorata by Joseph Gangemi

9. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Kreech

10. Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins

11. The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys

12. The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

13. Perfume, the Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


I went to the dentist today. It had been a long time since I’d gone. 3 1/2 years.

I know, I know. Terrible of me to have neglected it for so long.
I take the kids every 6 months, but somehow I don’t make appointments for myself.

Enough of that!

So, I went.

2 hours later I left with sparkly clean teeth. The good news is that I had less plaque than some patients who go in every 6 months – ewww!

The bad news is that I left with an appointment to have 2 small cavities filled, a cracked tooth repaired, and a referral to an oral surgeon about having my wisdom teeth removed.

I’m not sure if I’m happy that I went or not!


I’ve never had one before yesterday. Wow. The pain & nausea – there are no words.

A lot better today, but still hard to look at the screen without pain.

The Excedrin Migraine & Migraine Be Koool (cold pack for the forehead) that my sister brought over saved me.


Wow! This is my 750th post. Who knew I had that much to say! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Banned Books Week Sept. 23-30, 2006

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Today marks the beginning of the 25th Anniversary Banned Books Week. It’s September 23-30, 2006.

From the American Library Association’s website:

Robie Harris’ “It’s Perfectly Normal” was the most challenged book of last year.

Rounding out the top five most challenged books in 2005 were:

· “Forever” by Judy Blume
· “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
· “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier
· “Whale Talk” by Chris Crutcher

Support intellectual freedom – read a banned book this week!

Football Fence

Each day, I drive past this chain link fence. Every month the design made of plastic cups pushed through the links is changed.

This month, it’s the Oklahoma University / Oklahoma State Football fence. 🙂

I enjoy watching to see which design will be next.