Anyway, I'm sure I'll have more to report this weekend from our coupla'days away--which we just don't get many of, unless we're going to Disney World. Even then, we take people with us, so seldom is it just us.
But for now... here's some book stuff for you...
Three Books I Am Going To Read in a Row:
Palin also writes harshly of CBS anchor Katie Couric, whom she describes as "badgering" and biased. Palin's series of interviews with Couric were widely regarded as disastrous, leaving the impression of an ill-informed candidate who was unsuited for the job.
And, just a note on CNN, here's why they suck. Last night, Carrie Prejean was on Larry King Live, and when Larry asked her a legitimate question about her past, she said, "That's very inappropriate, Larry." They had a rough exchange, and she came off looking like an idiot. Which she might be--listen, I supported her at the beginning through the whole pageant mess, but now she's just annoying--she came off looking stupid and like a moron. And what did CNN do? They flash a graphic on the screen that says, "PREJEAN ON SARAH PALIN: I THINK SHE'D MAKE A GREAT PRESIDENT". Really, CNN? Was there a need for that? That, CNN'ers, is why you are continually in last place in the news network races.
By the way, on a random note, did anyone else completely miss the fact that Hurricane Ida came through already? I asked The Lovely Steph Leann a few days ago about Ida, and if it would impede our journey to the Florida Panhandle, and she said, "No." And then today, she mentioned how it rained for about 28 straight hours the other day--that was Ida. Had no clue. I was still thinking it was in the Gulf somewhere. I blame George W. Bush.
And finally, here's one I just finished. "Native Tongue" by Carl Hiaasen doesn't deviate, plot set-up anyway, from most of his other books. Hiaasen has lots of colorful characters he spreads out through the book, and you know somehow, someway, they are all going to cross paths at one point or another in a crucial plot point. And, like just about all of his other books (might be all of them--I have only read four), the story takes place in Florida.
This one actually takes place close to Key Largo, at a Disney rip-off called The Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, and it involves steroid taking security guards, gun shooting baboons, mafia witnesses, mob hits, a professional golfer, a chick who plays Robby Raccoon, a former governor of Florida living in the woods wearing a panther tracking color, a chick who writes poetry for a phone sex line, and a protagonist who was hired because he writes great press releases. Oh, and it centers around two rat-like creatures who may or may not be extinct, stolen by two burglers who may or may not be complete fools. The book is funny, its fast paced, it does have lots of language, and was a breezy read.
Alright, that's all I got for tonight. Time to get The Lovely Steph to bed--she's snoozing on the couch, otherwise I'm pretty sure that Jimmy Kimmel Live wouldn't be on. Not that I don't like Kimmel, but she has the remote. She's sleeping on it.