It’s been test week for my homeschooled kid. 8 tests in 4 days. We’re both brain dead (and have 2 more to go! Caffeine and sugar never looked so good.) So…random thoughts. That’s all I’ve got:
Earlier this week we got an email that some kind of flight club is giving free airplane rides to kids this weekend. How cool, right? The municipal (I think…what does that mean anyway?) airport is about a mile from our house and my husband reserved both our boys a ride. Great opportunity, yeah? Except I have a fear of little planes and they’ll be going up in two-seaters or something of the sort and…I’m pretty sure I could work up a decent anxiety attack about the situation between now and tomorrow…
Every year after the Ritas are awarded (the “Emmy” of romance writing for those unfamiliar with it) I tell myself it’d be cool to read some of the winning books and authors. This year I’ve actually done it. The two I’ve read so far were entirely worthy! Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles won for best young adult book and it was one of the best books I read this year. Kristan Higgins won for best single title contemporary but I read a different book by her instead of the winner…All I Ever Wanted. Very good as well (maybe it will win next year as it’s her newest release). The writing is amusing…Higgans has a great sense of humor…the characters are awesome and the story kept my interest.
Diet Mountain Dew is from the gods. That’s all I have to say about that.
Anyone familiar with the new Borders Rewards Super Duper program? (Deluxe or Exclusive or…I don’t know what it’s called actually.) I’ve always stayed adamantly away from rewards programs where you have to pay to belong but…this is Borders. They are my book/crack provider. You pay $20 and get 10% off just about everything. So if you spend $200 over the course of the year, you’ll break even. *glancing around guiltily* Let’s just say I’ll meet that minimum. Quickly. In fact, I spent more than ten times that over the course of the year I worked there. (What? I only worked there 10 months? Whatever.) Anyone else a member?
So that pretty much tells you what’s up with my weekend, actually. Scary plane rides, bookstore visits, more excellent books (maybe even Rita winners) and…Diet Mountain Dew. Anyone else have so much excitement planned?