No, I don't feel like Jim Harbaugh, but I understand his pain. Ever since I started eating healthier and really limiting my carbs, my craving for all sugary carby deliciousness starts clamoring every once in a while. Today is one of those once in a whiles. Oh, to have a moist white cake with a yummy coconut buttercream! Mmmmm.
2. I finished "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler this week and started "The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni. "Yes Please" was funny most of the time, but sometimes felt a little forced. I liked most of it, but some of it really felt like she was either pandering, or really trying to distance herself from her audience. I gave it 4 stars (out of 5) because it was a quick and easy read and was funny more often that not. "The Betrothed" has already piqued my interest and I am excited to delve further. I have added a couple more to my list. Steve Martin's "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life" and "The Return of the Prodigal Son" by Henri Nouwen. See a theme here? I just hope Steve Martin doesn't disappoint me.
3. Here's a good debatable question: What is the best animated series from the 90s? I would say either Rugrats, Animaniacs, or Tiny Toon Adventures. There is an argument to be made for Hey Arnold as well. I have to say another of my favorites, but short-lived series, was Rocko's Modern Life. What about you?
4. Yesterday was Dr. Seuss's birthday. He was a great writer and really changed the landscape of children's books forever. My favorite of his is "If I Ran the Zoo". Our local library had a vinyl album with a recording of that on one side and another on the other. I don't remember what was on the other side, but I remember checking the book out with it and listening to it and following along over and over again. I probably borrowed that from the library 50 times as a kid. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
5. I have been crocheting like mad lately. When you get into a rhythm, it is so relaxing. I am probably a third of the way done with my current project. I'm so excited to see what it will look like finished. It's a gift and I can't wait to give it. I'm so excited!
P.S.--My husband would like to point out that I am a big dork, because I was super duper, triple deluxe excited that I thought of, and am using, the title of this post! I was positively giddy. If loving puns makes me a dork then I am happy to carry that banner!! Come join me on the...
Have a great week everyone!