Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hope You're Happy Now

Well, it seems Charlie Sheen did not want to be unseated by Lindsay Lohan as Hollywood's Hottest Mess.  Attached is the Yahoo link that tells how the remainder of this season's Two and Half Men is cancelled thanks to Chuck and his on-radio rant.  I wonder who from the cast will be the first to pop his sorry behind in the mouth.

I'm sure by Monday we'll have lots more details, but for today I wanted to talk about some books.  Remember - we're all about culture.  We don't want to lose our "Learning is Fun" grant money, now do we?

Oh, and before we go any further, my eyes are all hazy and itchy.  It could be allergies, but I am pretty sure the haze is an indicator that I am developing cataracts right this minute as we speak.  Just sharing.  Back to books.

Over here at DTC, Smartass
 is the new Black

I have told several friends that they MUST read Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster.  Some have and some have not.  The have nots need to get on it.  It will bond us and bring us closer.  It is pee-in-your-pants funny (in a good way).  The subtitle of this book is: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomanical, Self-Centered, Smartass, or Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office.  I mean this book screams funny from the front cover.  You will want to hang out/drink with Jen by the time you are done reading this book.  At the very least, you will want to read her other books.  The other books are also very good, but I think her last one, My Fair Lazy, is the closest in awesomeness to her first one.

Celia refers to her husband
as Duh Hubby, like that's
his name.  Bahahaha.

Also a laugh riot is Celia Rivenbark.  The first book I read of hers was Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank.  With a title like that, how are you going to go wrong?  Celia (she doesn't know that we are on a first name basis) is from the south, and I swanee, she is just the funniest.  Yes, I am now hearing my own voice with the cute southern accent I imagine Celia to have.  You should be reading this with a southern drawl for the remainder of the post, because that is how I am writing it.  You can go to her web page to see the titles of her other books, which, just by title, are attention grabbers as well.

As awesome as these two writers are, I do not want to leave out the author, whose book I have not read.  This woman is a psychic, whose, let me get this right, spirit guide's name is Francine.  The author's name is Sylvia Browne.  Sylvia apparently has made many predictions over the years and seems to specialize in celebrities.  She is none too impressed (are you remembering to read this with a southern accent) with other psychics who are just general guessers. 

I am so mad I didn't
think of this first!
Her new book The Afterlives of the Rich and Famous is brilliant!!  Like I said, I haven't read it, but the whole book is her, and her imaginary friend Francine, filling you in on what the famous deceased have been up to in heaven.  By the way, heaven is just like here, only without the negativity.  Well then, isn't it NOT just like here??  Anyway, how smart is Sylvia Browne?  Who is available to disagree with her?  It's not like Michael Jackson's publicist is still getting paid to do damage control. 

If she has such good connections, I'd like her to check in on Houdini.  That guy spent years and years and tons of money trying to communicate with his dead mother, to no avail.  I would like Ms. Browne to let us know how he made out when he got to heaven and located his mother.  Maybe if I write in to her she will find out for us.

Lastly, I want to thank everyone again for reading.  I love seeing everyone's comments on here and the Facebook page.  I am having a fun time writing and it's great that people seem to be having a fun time along with me.  xo


  1. Well, you don't love seeing everyone's comments, or you wouldn't delete mine half of the time.

    Love, Mom

  2. Editor's note - not half the time - once.

  3. Thanks for the info! I was just starting to look for a new book to occupy my time. All of these sound great!

    And yeah. I am totally jealous I didn't think of the communicate with the dead thing too! Sylvia gets extra points for that one.

  4. I LOVE Jen Lancaster's books. I have read every one. I agree with your assessment of which are the best! I also read Celia's book (see, I'm on first name basis too!) and it was a hoot. I am going to check out her other books now. Don't think I'm very interested in your third rec though... but two out of three ain't bad.
    And sorry about your cataracts. ; /

  5. Those books sound great.. the funny ones, not the psychic one.. well maybe that one too. Have you read the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich? They are all laugh out loud funny. I have listened to the audiobooks and the narrator is hysterical to listen to. I love the way she changes her voice to match the characters.

  6. Adding the books to my list! Thanks.

  7. I didn't know Jen had a new book. Thanks for the tip. What are your Oscar predictions?

  8. Darlin', I'll have you know that I read ever' thang with a Southern accent. I'm a GRITS!

    That said, thanks for the book tips. I've got a vacation coming up, and I need some good, fun, readin' material.

    Oh,and I'll second Lisa's recommendation of the Stephanie Plum series. They're side spittin' funny, and Ranger is absolutely yummilicious!

  9. I don't know how, months ago, I missed the Janet Evanovich suggestions - will go check them out!


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