Using my feminine wiles

I rarely ever use my cuteness to gain things in my relationship. I am also not a crier. I don't do those things to gain my man's attention and get what I want. I usually just ask and then if it's a no, I do it myself.

However. . . .

I did use up one of my times yesterday for DQ. YUP a big, fat, full of fat BLIZZARD. We were sitting on the couch watching TV (sigh, I haven't figured out how to read while he is watching tv yet) and I realized I really wanted a dessert. In fact, I had been craving a blizzard and asked about four times that afternoon, but alas, still hadn't made our way over there. I had reached that phase where I really could live without it if, I had to go get it myself. So . . . insanity ensues.

ME: Honey, will you go get me a blizzard?

I sigh and lean back. Thinking about the blizzard my tummy would love to devour. I look at my boyfriend and say, PLEASE?
ME: Puhlease?!?!?
HIM: NOO. I don't want to go. I am comfortable.
ME: Damn it. Please?

I lean back again, bummed. I hate to push him, but . . . .

ME: Honey, please will you get me one? Please? Please? Pretty please?

He looks at me with rage and annoyance.
HIM: No if you want one, go get it.

I stare at him with what I think is the annoying love look while I flutter my eyes and try to look cute and needy. This look never works for me, but can occasionally get a laugh out of him which was what I was going for since I had pushed too far. SUCCESS! A laugh, albeit, an annoyed one.

Done! I am not asking again. Sigh, sorry blizzard. Not tonight.

20 minutes later . . .

My boyfriend huffs off the couch, cussing under his breath. As he walks by the kitchen, his roommate gives his DQ order. I stop and turn, then laugh.

ME: What? You're going?

His roommate and I laugh conspiratorially, knowing I won, but sad that he's pissed.

Later, as my belly is being filled with scrumptious, wonderful blizzard . . .

ME: Thank you! I am sorry that I pushed you.

Sigh, goodness comes with a price.

Review - All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Title: All These Things I've Done
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus andGiroux
Publish Date: Sept 6, 2011
Hardcover, 354 pages

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Highly looking forward to this book. Deeply disappointed. Not what I thought it would be like at all.

I really like Anya, the main character, but the rest of the book was kind of blah. Never a moment where I felt I couldn't walk away from the book and there was a lot going on.


It is getting pretty good reviews on goodreads - more than 3 stars.

Summary -
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things I've Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and the fantastic.

Review - Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Title: Forgotten
Author: Cat Patrick
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Publisher: Little Brown Books
Publish Date: June 7, 2011
Hardcover, 288 pages

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I absolutely loved this book. The concept is awesome and the writing is enjoyable. There are more than a few books out there about people having amnesia and I have read and reviewed a few here, but this one was so fresh and unique.

London's mind resets every morning. This means she doesn't remember anything from the previous day! She must write it all down in her personal journal if she wants to remember.

CAN YOU IMAGINE? Your husband ticks you off and you write him out of your journal? You have a really bad day and you can forget it. You do something really horrible and you forget. Course, then again, can't remember the wonderful moments either.

One of my favorite moments is when she meets a new person at school and doesn't think it's important enough to write it in her journal - next day she has no clue who this person is. LMAO!

Everyone should read this!!

She has a new book coming out this year in June 2012 and I am really looking forward to reading more of Cat Patrick's writing.
Revived - As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined.

Summary -
Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.

When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.