Thursday, November 15, 2012

Head Rush!

Wow! What a week. So last week I had a phone interview for The Awesome Job, and today I had an in-person interview for The Awesome Job. I think the interview went really well. I enjoyed talking to the committee and think I would fit in nicely there. Now we'll just have to wait and see!

In the meantime, Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! This Sunday we're having Thanksgiving for my family at my mom's house. I'll be preparing the Sausage Dressing of Wonder. My official title for it. And I'll be crockin' up a corn casserole. There will be ham. There will be deviled eggs and veggie trays and broccoli/cheese/rice casserole. And pies. Can't forget the pies.

In other news, potty training is in full swing here. Ok, about half-swing. He's doing well at daycare, but I (me, the guilty mother) need to get my act together and go full-on underwear and give up the idea of Pull-Ups. Everyone tells me they truly do not work. SO, I'm scared. That's that.


In the Land of Books (and this blog is the Land of Capital Letters), The Count of Monte Cristo is rocking my socks. I'm on page 200 or so. Hotty McEdmond has regained his freedom (not a spoiler, everyone knows he regains it) and I'm ready for him to REVENGE all the wrongs against him. Is that really going to take 1,000 pages?

And why didn't anyone tell me that Jim Caviezel played Edmond in the 2002 adaptation??? I slept through 2002 apparently. Had no idea.

... He's cute.

And that is all. I'll be back with something more formidable and cohesive to say.

Soon.

I hope.

Until then, what are you reading??? I need to add more to my stacks (ha!). 

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  1. Fingers crossed you get the job!!

    I am reading Fathing by Jo Walton. And actually reading it, too. YAY!

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    1. I just looked up Farthing on Goodreads and it sounds good. Looks like it's #6 in a series. Have you read the others, Kelly?

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  2. What? No turkey? No gravy and mashed potatoes! Oh I do love gravy. Lots and lots of it all over the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, the potatoes, the sweet potatoes, the peas. Pools of gravy over everything except the pies.
    Well at least you are having stuffing and pies, wonderful pies.
    My husband and I are going to a restaurant for turkey dinner on Thanksgiving for the first time ever. Kinda weird. I just attended a big family event last week in New England -- mom's 90th bday, so I won't be with larger family for turkey day -- or ham day as you might call it.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Barbara, maybe! Definitely no turkey as we're not quite turkey people. BUT, I will bet there are mashed potatoes. We'll see.

      Best wishes to your mom on her recent 90th bday! Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal. Restaurant or not! :)

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  3. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the Awesome Job to become a reality!!

    Good luck with the potty training.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! And thank you again re: potty training. It's harrowing!

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  4. Oh, the potty training. I suck at that. Good luck.

    I'm a little behind on Count of Monte Cristo. He's still in prison. I think I'm about 120 or so. Hoping to catch up this weekend.

    So glad your interview went well. Sending good thoughts your way!

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    1. LOL, Kristi! You have no idea how good it is to see something say that! LOL

      Good luck catching up with The Count. It takes off around that time and gets pretty interesting.

      And thanks for the good thoughts! Much appreciated.

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  5. Good luck with the new job prospect and with the potty training!

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  6. How my gosh - Jim Caveziel is so yummy in Count of Monte Cristo that I bought it. Ostensibly for my boys but let's be serious, it was really for me. One day, I'll even read the unabridged book. Just not this day.

    Good luck with the potty training. Really once you start full on, it usually doesn't take that long. But for a while, there will be pee everywhere!

    Glad to hear the interview went well!

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    1. Isn't he yum? No idea how I missed that. I WILL watch it when I'm done reading. And there MIGHT be a watch-along!

      And that's good to know re: won't take long. But yes, I know there's lots of pee in my future. And right now he hates sitting on the potty. There's much crying. Arrgh!

      Thanks! Really hoping this position pans out!

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  7. I'm hoping that you hear good things about your interview and that potty training goes quickly! That training is just no fun....
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy that pie! Yum.

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey! I need good luck on both counts. lol

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  8. You haven't seen the movie version with Caviezel yet? You should.

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    1. Totally will, Tasha. I'm thinking there needs to be a watch-along.

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  9. Well you know what I'm reading. I'm currently on p. 554. Edmond needs to step it up a notch...at this rate, everyone will be dead before he gets all revengey.

    And fingers crossed that the Awesome Job becomes Reality!

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    1. You're moving right along you little trollop. I need to get off my ass already. And bummer re: dead before revenge. That makes the revenge far less fruitful and awesome.

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  10. So glad the interview went well - fingers crossed for good news!

    I'm reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, the new National Book Award winner. So far it is pretty good.

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    1. Thanks, Anbolyn! I'm glad you're enjoying The Round House. Looking forward to your thoughts on it when you're done. :)

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  11. I am crossing my fingers and toes for you that you get the job, because it sounds Awesome! Also, that film version of the Count is really good - love it! Have a great weekend! Enjoy Thanksgiving - YUM!

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    1. Thank you, Nadia! Glad to hear the film version of the Count is really good. Looking all the more forward to it. Happy pre-Thanksgiving!

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  12. good luck for the job!
    And have you heard about The Black Count?= fantastic non-fiction on who inspired the figure of the Count of Monte-Cristo: none other than the author's dad, who really had an amazing life. see my review: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/11/14/i-love-france-35-2012-58-review-the-black-count/

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    1. Thanks! I haven't read The Black Count, but I'll definitely check it out. It sounds fascinating!

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  13. yay yay yay awesome job! I have my fingers and toes crossed that everything goes well.

    AND HOW HAVE YOU NOT SEEN THE MONTE CRISTO MOVIE?!?! That's actually one of the first movies Scott and I saw together. It's one I could watch again and again. (and the only reason I know someone gets his freedom and seeks revenge).

    Crockpot corn casserole? Yum!!

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    1. Thank you, Trish! I still have mine crossed, too! And I have no idea how I haven't seen the Monte Cristo movie. Crazy, I know!

      The corn casserole kicked tail. I pinned it.

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  14. So pleased to hear that the interview went well. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! I appreciate the good luck wishes. :)

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  15. Good luck with the job! Glad you're loving Monte Cristo -- one of my favorite reads of 2012. I'm reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich and just finished The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks so much! I definitely need to step up my pace with Monte Cristo. I feel like I'm not making any headway, but the last few days have been hectic. It's great when I dig in!

      I will most certainly investigate The Longest Way Home, and The Round House is high on my wishlist.

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  16. Potty training...yay. I'm right there with you at this point. My youngest is stubborn as heck when it comes to this because he does and can do it whenever he wants to. The key part of that is when "he wants to". So I'm just trying to push him to always wanting to. LOL! I have my fingers crossed for you and this job and I'll say an extra prayer as well!

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    1. Oh good, Samantha! Greyson has been with Chuck the last few days because I've been under the weather. I'm not sure his bottom has touched a potty seat. LOL Arrgh! *waving at Chuck if he's reading*

      And yes, I'm trying to steer Greyson to those times that it's fun and/or there's lots of positive reinforcement. Tough stuff!

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  17. Congrats on the interview! I still have my fingers crossed for you, and I hope you hear back soon. I loved the 2002 Monte Cristo movie. It was so fun. I wish I was doing that read-a-long, but I think with Bleak House I can only handle one giant book at a time.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Definitely looking forward to reading the MOnte Cristo movie. And yes, I can imagine Bleak House is quite enough chunkster for anyone. lol

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  18. Hope you get the job, Andi! It sounds like it would be the perfect fit :)

    I just finished Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, which I enjoyed immensely. Will have a review for TLC Book Tours on Nov 28. Just started a novel called Motherland, by Amy Sohn, that I’m liking a lot, even though all the main characters are young enough to be my daughters! Good writing, and an ensemble cast of characters which I always enjoy.

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    1. Thank you, Becca!!!! I'm hoping hoping hoping, too! So glad you enjoyed Flight Behavior. I think it's a book I would enjoy. Looking forward to getting hold of it.

      Can't wait to read your review of Motherland!

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  19. Fingers crossed, Andi! It does sound perfect....

    I'm working my way through Les Miserables, and a mystery. Both slow going.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving, too :-)

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    1. Thank you, Susan!

      Les Miserables has always scared the stuffing out of me. It's a super chunkster! I'm sure I'll tackle it one day. I think David Copperfield and Vanity Fair are in line in front of it, though. :)

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  20. I hope you get the awesome job! I hope it is all wonderful! And v. glad you're enjoying The Count of Monte Cristo. REVEEEEEEEENGE.

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  21. Wishing you luck on the job. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  22. Love hearing about the process for the Awesome Job! You know I'm on your side, rooting with all my heart for you.

    Yeah, and thanks for sharing the sausage stuffing recipe here.

    I think the dude you pictured for the Count is even more hot than the literary one. There's something about rugged men that makes me weak.

    What am I reading? Norwegian Wood. Practically the best Murakami book ever. Except for Kafka on the Shore and Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

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    1. Thanks, Bellezza!

      Sorry I didn't make it to the sausage stuffing recipe. I'll post it before Christmas, for sure. :)

      Rugged men = hot.

      And I love Norwegian Wood! My first Murakami. It's been a while, so I need to try more.

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  23. I know i'm late on this but I'm sending you even more good luck thoughts! My schoolwork is a bit overwhelming so i've just read a couple graphic novels and am listening to The Shining on audiobook. Can't wait for the semester to be over!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! Still waiting for news. Hate it when those holidays get in the midst.

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