Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 26th Anniversary to my parents, Carol and Steve. Who'd have thought they'd make it this far? True, if Dad had a regular 9-to-5 job, we probably would be looking at a homicide situation, but still, way to go, y'all!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Road Trip!!

Big Blue the Trusty Racemobile is ready to ride again. She's washed, vacuumed, and gassed up to go to Jackson, Mississippi. (What you can't see in this photo are the Polish flag hanging from the rear view mirror and the obnoxious pink Hello Kitty car seat covers, which several people have been begging me to get rid of :-D )

Rather than a race, this time Big Blue is transporting Linae and me to Holly's wedding. Pics later!

Friday, April 10, 2009

What I'd Give

Wow. There are no words to express how much I adore Jennifer Nettles. Amazing.

Nothing exciting happening in my life right now: school, work, practice, train, repeat. Will probably have some roadtrip/wedding photos next weekend. Hopefully something fun and mildly embarrassing ;)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ten Second Book Review: The Mercy of Thin Air

The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue

Part passionate love story, part ghost story. This novel, set in and around New Orleans, is told from the perspective of a young lady who died in 1929 and stayed "in between," which is explained as where you hang out after you die and before you go...wherever. Beyond. But not like the "Beyond" that I'm used to (hahaha. Yeah, that wasn't funny.) Anyway, in the mid-2000s, she finds this bookshelf that belonged to the love of her life and is drawn to the young couple that purchases it. She follows them and their marital troubles, finding more ties to her lover along the way.

Very well-written, the author manages to suck you into the lives of all these people, past and present, and keeps you turning the pages. I know *I* stayed up way too late reading this. And the sex scenes--wow. Tasteful, but hot. If you're into that kind of thing ;) Also, the narrative going back and forth between past and present storylines was seamless. Beautifully done all around.

One thing I found very interesting was the concept of scent. Whenever a character had a strong thought about a lost loved one, their scent would come into the room. For several years, I have gotten a whiff of a very male essence at times. Sometimes it's very faint, but other times it's strong, almost like a cologne someone sprayed into the air. My dad is very rarely home, and it's not like anything I've ever smelled around him anyway. With this new theory, I wonder if it's not someone attached to me in some other realm. My first crush, who gave me my first kiss at age 14, died in a car accident in 1989. Maybe it's him?

It's probably just my imagination, but I'm intrigued anyway.

4.75 stars out of 5.