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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

book passages

So I just finished the book Nailed by Jennifer Laurens, and there are a couple parts that I really really liked. So I'm going to share them to anyone who happens to read this. But mostly this is just for myself, to remember these things for later. =D P. 40

"For the first time, she realized how heady it would be to have that kind of power over a guy, especially a guy sworn to resist."
P. 68
"'Any of the guys start out one way and morph into something else?'

There was a bite in his tone. Old anger. 'No. Not really."

'Then you were smarter than me.' His hands slipped to his sides, a look of hurt and defeat passed over his face. Mandy had the urge to reach out and touch his cheek and tell him everything was going to be alright.

'Girls can be two-faced.' She was mad at whoever had hurt him. 'Manipulating witches,' she went on, voice rising. 'We're not all that way. I hope you- ' She stopped herself. What she wanted was for him to heal and give women another chance. Give her a chance. But those thoughts remained safely tucked away. The look in his eyes was guarded, as if they stood on opposite sides of a raging river and she held the only rope. She wondered if she threw it to him, would he catch it and hold on or let it fall into the river.

He let out a breath. 'That's why I'm taking a break from women.'

Mandy swallowed a thick knot. He sounded so resigned. Rather than try to talk him out of it, she nodded. 'Good thinking.'

She looked around for a trash box because she needed to throw away the empty water bottle, but also because she didn't want him to see disappointment on her face. It was obvious he was set on this course of abstinence."
P. 71
"'You women can get us to do anything you want, you know that don't you?'"
P. 77
"There was something skanky about setting out to bring somebody down for your own pleasure. She had to resign herself to the fact that the timing was off."
P. 188
Boston slammed from the door and in two long strides was against her. His hands, warm and firm, cupped her cheeks and the next thing she knew, his damp lips were on hers. Fire shot from her head to her shaking knees.

Just as fast as he'd grabbed her, he released her, and stood back, dark eyes locked with hers, a fast pant in his chest.

Mandy's mind was blank. Her heart pounded against her ribs, in her ears, pulsing flames to her cheeks. A few feet away, Boston's erratic breath started to slow. he took another step backward, his gaze still fastened to hers.

Mandy's blood thudded with uncertainty. Boston shot one last hard look at her before starting toward the stairs. Taking in a deep breath, Mandy waited until he had vanished before she pressed her fingers to her lips and closed her eyes."
So I'm a sucker for cheesy romantic scenes, but these parts just stuck with me. And I know they probably mean nothing to anyone else, but to me they just fit. Does anyone else get that way with certain passages from a book?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

football camp

Ah, the beauty of having my brother gone away at football camp.

Neil says that at football camp, any weight he loses he has to gain back by eating or drinking the same amount of weight. So if he loses three pounds, they'll make him drink three pounds of water, or eat three pounds of... I don't know, sweet corn, or whatever the hell they give to football players at football camp.

Fun! Not.

So basically, that means no annoying brother to kick me off of the computer. Which is kind of sad, because I should have been kicked off hours ago. But there's still so much to do!

Speaking of stuff to do, I added a list to the sidebar. It's a random list of things I want to do eventually. Whether it's in the distant future, or soon, or just whenever... it's completely random, but it's all stuff I want to accomplish or have done by the time I die.

I hope to add and add to that list, and then I hope to be able to get rid of the stuff I've done.

I really want to do a lot.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Braces and Romance article

I was doing a bit of research just now, and I found the most amazing article that is extremely helpful to me.

Braces and Romance.

See, I've had braces for a little over a year now, and I don't have plans to get them off anytime soon (although I am hoping that I'm past the halfway mark). And, since I'm in an extremely researchive (that's my word, lol) mood, I thought I'd research it.

And that article basically just saved my life.

I've only kissed one person in my entire life, and that was a couple months ago, and I had the braces on but it wasn't really a deep kiss, so it got me thinking about whether it would suck for guys to kiss me with my braces.

So... I'm going to sleep peacefully tonight. =D


Saturday, August 9, 2008

yay for fun-ness.

So my lovely friend Megan tagged me for this, and I love these things so much so here I go.

What was I doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago would make me five going on six. At that point in time I was always playing with my childhood love, JJ, who conveniently lived right down the street from me.

What are five things on my to-do list today?
1. Write reviews. Oh, joy.
2. Take a look at the Seven Steps for Getting to Know Yourself.
3. Make a list of books for this thing I want to do.
4. Read Violet in Private.
5. Watch Project Runway

Snacks I enjoy:
Pizza Rolls.

Places I've lived:

Things I would do if I was a billionaire:

  • go to an expensive store in the mall and buy clothes... that AREN'T in the back of the store on clearance.
  • buy books.
  • travel.
  • buy a house for myself to live in for college.
  • and speaking of college, maybe GO to college.
  • donate. charities, maybe? but definitely a donation to go to my town library, to get a new building and to have a larger budget. and then I'll save the polar bears, or something.