Saturday, February 28, 2009
That night Tommy hears an odd popping sound and looks up to see the stitches breaking over the doll's heart. And in minutes the fabric of Tommy Phan's reality will be torn apart. Something terrifying emerges from the pristine white cloth, something that will follow Tommy wherever he goes. Something he can't destroy. It wants Tommy's life, and he doesn't know why. He has only one ally, a beautiful intuitive waitress he meets by chance- or by a design far beyond his comprehension.
And the vicious and demonically clever doll has left this warning on Tommy's computer screen: The deadline is dawn.
This is an older Dean Koontz book, I think from 1996 and somehow I missed it. It was not the best of Koontz's work but it kept me entertained and turning pages to find out how Tommy Phan gets out of that mess.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Enter Kimberly Van Dorn. Hired to smooth Bo's rough exterior for the media, she expects the kind of shallow pro athlete she's used to handling. But Bo is willing to sacrifice everything for his vulnerable son.
I don't think I have ever read a Susan Wiggs book that I didn't like. They are fast and easy reading.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Brooke had Winter Carnival over the weekend. And yes, my camera took really shitty pictures. Brooke has better ones that she was supposed to e-mail to me... We got more snow on Sunday, surprise surprise.
I have resorted to shoveling one little path for the dog on the deck. But, if I want to go in the hot tub I better get out there today and shovel another path. This snow can stop anytime now, really! I have a cold. Thank you to Gary for that! He gets a cold and it is gone in 2 days, I get a cold and it drags for a week or more. Brooke has school vacation this week, she is gone to UMaine for accepted students day. She is staying with her friend in her dorm until Sunday. That will really give her an idea of what the college is like, and if she wants to go there.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This is the seventh book in the series that the HBO show True Blood is based on. The next book doesn't come out in paperback until the end of March I think.
Monday, February 16, 2009
I am on a new diet. It is called the MY-HUSBAND-JUST-BOUGHT-A-MOTORCYCLE-AND-I-DON'T-WANT-MY-ASS-HANGING-OVER-THE-SIDE-OF-THE-SEAT diet. Nor do I want him grunting to hold it upright while I am on the back. We had some scooters in summers past that we used to ride around York in the summer. Last summer we had sold them all in order to pay for our new sun room on the new camper. We really missed puttering around the back roads of York so we got something else. This is a little bigger than the Honda Ruckus we had, and look at that back seat, I can lean back and I won't feel like an old lady 10 minutes into a ride and saying, oh this is killing my back! The Ruckus had no back rest and it used to kill my back!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Yesterday we went to Northwood to meet friends for lunch. On the way there we noticed the car felt kind of bumpy. Gary said there was probably a piece of ice stuck to the tire and it would come off as we got going. We got on the highway and it went from feeling kind of bumpy, to Oh my God, my brains are rattling around in my head! Of course when you head south on 93 from our exit, the next place to get off isn't until Canterbury, so we bumped along as fast as we could, the faster we went the worse it was. Seriously, I thought the tire was going to come off. We got a couple of strange looks from people passing us, but most people didn't notice us bumping along, good thing it wasn't an emergency. We got off in Canterbury and pulled into the general store parking lot and sure enough, there was ice inside the rim, Gary had to poke at it with the ice scraper to break it up and push it out. I am just glad I wasn't by myself and experiencing this, because I would have been freaking out!!
We had a great lunch with our friends, I had part of Gary's salad and then fantail shrimp with french fries. We got home in time to watch the Superbowl. I was rooting for the underdogs because I don't follow any particular team except for the Patriots. But the Steelers did it again, and I think they are being just a tad bit greedy. The sixth time they have won?? The commercials were just okay. There was only maybe one or two that I thought was any good, and there were quite a few I thought were downright strange. But the half-time show? That was awesome. I was supposed to see Bruce Springsteen in concert back when I was a senior in high school. I was going with my brother, his girlfriend and my brother's friend Kevin. Only, it happened to fall on a night that I had driver's ed of all things, and the teacher told me if I missed that class, I was going to have to take the whole course all over again. Can you say piss ant? So I watched my brother and his girlfriend and his friend all drive off in the snow. Yep, it was snowing, and hard too. And yep, my driver's ed class got cancelled after they drove away. SO anyway, I enjoyed the half-time show and i also thought Jennifer Hudson did a fabulous job singing the anthem.
In other news, my nephew's wife is over due at this point. I think her due date was on Thursday? something like that. So we wait for news on that.