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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!

Dentist

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!

Migraine

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.

750!

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.

blog saved the day!

Last night, my remote control’s batteries died. Luckily, I had the directions for how to reset the codes on the remote here – in my blog – in a Thursday Thirteen post from July 19. 🙂

That saved a lot of time, so I’m glad I posted the list.

Thursday Thirteen #32


Titanium’s thoughts about Autumn

Some of the things I love about this time of year:
1. Crisp, cool mornings
2. Mild afternoons
3. Football games
4. Mainly, I like the band playing at football games
5. I enjoy baking again in autumn, after avoiding it all summer
6. Leaves begin to turn colors soon
7. My favorite holidays are approaching
8. Bonfires
9. Hayrides
10. Pumpkins
11. Basketball season starts soon!

Some things I do not like about this time of year:
12. Ragweed pollen (wreaks havoc on my allergies)
13. I’d rather stay in bed on cool mornings than get up & get going

13 things about Titanium

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!

If you please

Today, I heard a phrase that I don’t often hear anymore.

A customer service representative said, “And the name, if you please.”

If you please.

I cannot remember the last time I heard that.
Such a polite and gracious thing to say, although a bit antiquated.

video phone?

Today, I heard a someone say that when she was on the phone with an insurance company, the rep looked at her & said that they don’t process facility claims.

I wonder.. does she have a video phone.. since the rep LOOKED at her?

I’m glad I don’t have a video phone. It’s probably best for some of the company reps I deal with to not see me rolling my eyes when I think they’re full of hot air.

a conversation with my daughter

Daughter: Mom, your negativity is messing up my metabolism.

Me: What?

Daughter: Your negativity is messing up my metabolism.

Me: Because I think you’re silly for scooting around on the skateboard from the living room to the kitchen?

Daughter: Yes.

Me: Ooohhhh-kaayyy. Do you know what that means?

Daughter: No. It just sounds smart.

Daughter: (a few minutes later) What is metabolism?

Me: A scientific term commonly referred to as the rate at which your body burns calories. You can look it up in a dictionary or online.

Daughter: Oh. That sounded silly, huh? No wonder you looked at me funny.

Which Johnny Depp character are you?

You’re J.M. Barrie from Finding Neverland

You’re Johnny Depp as a neatly-dressed Londoner who dances with his big, fluffy dog in the park, just to make strangers laugh. Like J.M. Barrie, the writer who created Peter Pan, you get a kick out of entertaining kids. You believe a playful attitude helps keep people young and that creativity is an essential part of life. You’re polite, friendly, and respectful, except when a bitter, boring person criticizes your choices or childlike ways. (Hmm… maybe you should name an evil villain after him/her?) If someone you love is in danger, you don’t look for a practical solution. You fix things with the most important tool you have—your imagination.

5% of the people who took this quiz got the same evaluation.

Yes, it’s true. I’m bored. Thus – this quiz.

Kites of Kyushu

Today, the kids and I saw the Kites of Kyushu exhibit. These Japanese kites are exquisite.

We were not able to take photos, as some of the kites are very old & they are made of fragile paper.

If you get a chance, go see them!

theatre

My mom, sister, niece and I have season tickets to Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theatre.

We’ll be seeing these shows:

The Rock and the Rabbi,
I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Genius of Ray Charles
On Golden Pond
Man of La Mancha
Cats
and
Wicked.

I’m really looking forward to it.

Our tickets are for the Sunday afternoon matinee, but for the first show, we’ve traded our tickets for next Friday night since we will be seeing Raven at the State Fair on Sunday afternoon.