Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Puppers in Costume, Product Review, Book Review

Hi Friends! Thank you so much for your comments on my video - I REALLY enjoyed making this one - such a good time. I heart pictures so much but video really takes me back even more so than pictures. Good times, indeed. Happy Hump Day! My Tuesday was pretty standard (again) - just worked, walked 4 miles during lunch, worked more and then headed home, hung out with the fam and had a lowkey night in - glorious! I will say that there were some "incidents" in that I was crabby and Remy peed on the bed. Grrr I had JUST washed the linens from the last time. In her defense, she can't get down to go pee in her room on her mat and her crap mother I fell asleep and didn't see her when she was likely pacing the perimeter of the bed to get down and then ultimately peeing. Sigh.

So on Sunday I finished Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects. The book is about Camille Preaker, a reporter in Chicago who is sent back to her hometown to report on a potential serial killer who is targetting teenage girls. Very quickly you learn that something is off about Camille, her family, her half-sister whom she barely knows and her past. What follows is a well-written, well-edited mystery with surprises up until the last page. My only compliant? I wish it had been longer- I could have kept reading about this interesting girl, her messed up family and her weird hometown. I give it a 5 out of 5 and highly suggest it!

Other than reading, I also tried a new Trader Joe's product - a soba noodle kit. I thought the mix and the noodles were REALLY good, but almost wish i'd held off a bit on the "seaweed pack" - it made it taste a bit too strongly of fake sushi or something and turned me off some. I like flavor, but it was STRONG.

Final verdict? I probably won't try this again. It was good, but it wasn't AMAZING and since I had to wanted to add chicken to it to make it more of a filling meal, it really wasn't the timesaver I had hoped for.

Lastly, and without further ado... Reuben and Remy in costume. Yes, they went as little Auburn Tigers. (and I use went loosely as they didn't actually go anywhere this year. poor babes!) Here is a glimpse at our photo shoot - never really got the money shot...

Close little tigers, but not looking at the camera!
No pups - not even close...

Pretty close, but must you look so miserable?
Oh dear - no perfect shot this year and poor Remy looks mortified.
I love the little tigers regardless!
Q: Favorite Halloween costume ever? I still laugh at the guy in college who was a 1 night stand (i.e. lamp shade on head, '1' t-shirt on, cardboard circle around waist with table cloth, alarm clock, change and porns taped to it. Classy? No. Memorable? Yes.

Q: Tried any new products lately?

23 comments:

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

OMG pupsters are toooo stinking cute. Love that. I think one of ours might keep a costume on, the other one, no way!

Erica said...

The puppers look adorable. I really do wish Frank would let us dress him up....he shakes costumes off so quick! Bummer about the noodles. I can't stand that fakey seaweed/sushi taste. Ick! I actually had a Schwann's frozen pizza last night. I rarely eat frozen/prepared foods, but it was actually pretty decent

Danielle said...

1st off – very cute pics of the puppies!

2nd- So happy you liked 'Sharp Objects'. I too give it 5 out of 5 stars. She has another book called 'Dark Places' it is almost as good and longer! You should try it out.

3rd – Can’t wait to hear what you think about 'Marked'. I want to read it. Isn’t that a series?

Genesis said...

great pup pictures. and that book sounds pretty interesting. thanks for the review.

im sure remy was pretty sad about peeing on the bed :(

Tyler said...

They are SO cute! I tried putting Max in a costume (to wear everyday of course) in September and he absolutely hated it! So the costume was a no go. I think I'm going to get him a Chief's jersey for the games though! Muahahahaha!

Hmmm new products.I got some Earth Balance which is pretty tasty, a new to me Annie's mac-n-cheese (the one like Velveeta Shells and Cheese), and a new Greek yogurt to try this week. The Annie's mac was awesome! I added some broccoli and chicken to it. I also loved that it was FAST!

KL said...

OMG, I remember that one night stand. Who did it?? I just remember that it was awesome. ha The pups make great Tigers~!

Kacy said...

Sorry about the pupper accident, but they look so cute in their costumes!

I'm going to have to check out that book, it sounds great!

hbobier said...

Aaaah you're puppies are so cute!!

hbobier said...

Wow. Your puppies are so cute. Not you're puppies. Hello. Is it Friday yet? Yikes.

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Aww, they look so cute!

Pam said...

I love, love, love the costumes... they are adorable. I'll have to check out Sharp Objects.

Smart Cookie said...

Since I know you love to read, are there any good books you can think of that revolve around Christmas? haha I LOVE chick lit and Christmas. I'm just waiting for the day to find a book that encompasses both!

JaNelle said...

Those puppers are too cute!

I had heard about the book Sharp Objects but hadn't gotten my hands on it. Sounds like a good read!

Joanne said...

Aww your puppies are just the CUTEST! I just want to love them forever!

Beth @ bride in the little white dress said...

The most memorable was when I was a Christmas package. Good idea in the theory....but we forgot it may be troublesome to walk up steps. lol

R&R are so cute together!

Tami said...

The pups look so cute! No soba noodles allowed in our house. My daughter is allergic to them!

I try new foods all the time and it helps to keep the menu from getting boring!

Gabriela said...

The pups look so cute!! And I LOVE that one night stand costume. Must have been hilarious. I saw a girl dressed as a nympho this weekend, which was pretty funny!

Christina said...

omg the puppies are so cute!!

Kelly Olexa said...

OMG CUTE OVERLOAD WITH THOSE PUPPIES IN COSTUME!! You are precious!!! ;-)

Christina said...

omg the puppies are so cute!!

Joanne said...

Aww your puppies are just the CUTEST! I just want to love them forever!

hbobier said...

Wow. Your puppies are so cute. Not you're puppies. Hello. Is it Friday yet? Yikes.

hbobier said...

Aaaah you're puppies are so cute!!