Conversations From The Back Seat

Last night after picking up #2 son from Jr. High football practice, I took #1 and his friend (henceforth known as Psuedo-Son or #1-B or #1’s Twin because not only are they BFF’s they were born only hours apart and when Psuedo-son is around, hilarity ensues) to the HS.

PS says, “Everyone is such a poser.”

#1 son agrees.  “They’re all posers.”

Then PS says, “So and so is going Scene.”

#1 son says, “What’s Scene?” (he probably said what the hell is scene? and then made lots of jokes–I distinctly remember lots of laughter–but I’ve slept since then)

PS has no clue. Waits for text reply. Finally says, “It’s like Emo but without the cutting.”

To which I reply,  “So Scene kids are posers who act like they need therapy but don’t.”


And PS goes on to explain that on the Emo/Goth scale, Scene is like in the middle.

And I say, “Oh I get it!! Scene is the bastard love child of Emo and Goth!!!


When I was in high school we had the Band Geeks, the Ropers (that’s shit-kickers for ya’ll), Jocks, Nerds, Tards, Stoners & Preps.   I think that was pretty much it.

Yes, I’ve been quiet.  No, I don’t have much to say other than, “Thank you Sweet Baby Jesus and whatever saint is responsible for sending kids back to school.  That is all.”

I almost have a new fence, I had #1 son’s cell phone shut off (long story short, mama called ur bluff, baby boy), #2 dog got fixed, #1 son got a really bad haircut and purple skinny jeans–both of which are giving me nightmares, and I am the BEOTCH of the CHAINSAW.  However, I refuse to learn to lay tile. I just refuse.  Though I am eyeing a new sink. I hate messing with plumbing…it’s just MESSY! And icky and crawling under cabinets is GROSS….but I’m thinking installing a new kitchen sink and faucets actually sounds pretty easy.  I mean, really, it can’t be any harder than installing the dishwasher was!

Recently Read:

PITCH BLACK by Leslie Parrish (aka Leslie Kelly)  Still reading and about half done–it’s so good, I’m going to have to go back and read the others in the series.  Even though it is part of a series, it stands alone very well.

THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett

THE FIXER UPPER by Mary Kay Andrews

THE NEIGHBOR by Lisa Gardner

Yeah, not only have I not been doing a lot of writing, I haven’t been doing a lot of reading either.  Sadly, my lack of reading over most of the summer hasn’t stopped me from BUYING (I have a three foot high stack on the bench in my bedroom of unread books!) or from WANTING!

Here’s a few I’m drooling over, I SNIPER by Stephen Hunter, CRASHED by Robin Wasserman (follow up to SKINNED. If you like Westerfeld this one’s for you), NO LAW IN THE LAND by Michael Jecks, ACTS of MERCY by Mariah Stewart, DARK PLACES by Gillian Flynn, ROADSIDE CROSSES by Jeffrey Deaver, ABANDONED by Cody McFayden, CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins and FIRE by Kirsten Cashore, SKIN GAME by some chick named AVA GRAY, GIRL IN THE ARENA by Lisa Haines, SOULLESS by Gail Carriger, the new Chelsea Cain and THE BOOK OF NEGROES by Lawrence Hill (Someone on the Writeminded Readers list recommended this and it sounded so good!)

What are you looking forward to?

Potty Mouth Warning

To the lady driving in the fast lane your mini van doing 33 in a 40 and talking for miles and miles and miles this morning and blocking traffic probably the entire FRICKEN way to work: I flipped you off because you’re a stupid inconsiderate bitch.  Maybe in future, you’ll be aware enough of your surroundings to HANG UP THE FUCKING PHONE or GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE FAST LANE cuz you know, some of us like to go the FUCKING SPEED LIMIT!!!!!!

*Deep Breath*

Whew….I feel better.  A little.  Now.

American Idol.  What can I say?  Go read my comment at SFC on Tanya’s blog. If you feel so inclined…or not.

Also finished The Girl She Used to Be this week and it’s frickin phenomenal!  I can’t say enough good things about this book.  It has a romance but it’s NOT a romance and the end is bittersweet but spot on.  It’s first person, present and so well done you don’t even realize it.

NAS is celebrating it’s birthday next week so we’ll be giving goodies away all week long AND my blog turns five (WOW) in June.  I’m open to contest suggestions so lemme have em 😀