Florida Recap: Part 1

I’m finally getting around to talking about Florida. Partly because I’m drawing a blank on what to write about today which also has to do with the fact that my reading slump was murdered yesterday when I binge read The Trouble with the Twelfth Grave in just under 4 hours as well as started a new book right behind it and can barely think of anything else. So, over my biscuit breakfast, I give you Florida.

A few months ago, my best friend presented me and the husband with a proposal of joining them in Florida for a vacation. You see, her parents own a timeshare and offered her the use of it. Since the suite sleeps six, she figured it’d be fun to have a bit of a group honeymoon. She got married last year and they haven’t exactly honeymooned yet so this was to be sort of a mini honeymoon. One of the days of the vacation, the 26th to be exact, was my husband’s birthday so I asked him if he wanted to go to Florida for his birthday and he initially said he’d think about it. When a man tells you he’ll think about it, that can mean months to years. I ended up making the decision for us considering I would be the one finding flight deals. I ended up finding our tickets for about $200 bucks but I bought them as 4 one way tickets instead of 2 round trip tickets. You’d be surprised at how much money you can save when you buy like that!

We left that Thursday, the 26th. I worked half the day and my husband was off. I get home to make sure he finished the list of things I told him to do to prep for our leaving (he was off after all), and then we made sure the cats had enough food to last until Monday, that Turtle was fed (cause he can go without eating for weeks), and off we went to the airport. We landed in Florida around 8PM. My friend picked us up and took us to suite. Oh, btw, it was really nice going from 50ºF to 80ºF; from seeing fall colors to palm trees. We dropped off our stuff then went back out and had a hibachi dinner for my husband with gong banging and lit cupcake included. He was so adorable.

The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, we headed out to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure. I’ve never been here before so it was very exciting. We went about an hour after park opened because we did not want to wait an hour or more to ride some rides. We started at the Incredible Hulk rollercoaster. I have to be honest, I haven’t rode a rollercoaster in years so there was a high probability I was going to to scream. And scream I did. You know how rollercoasters start off slow going up that first hill and then build speed once it hits the downward slope? This one didn’t do that. Halfway going up the hill, I’m sitting her having a conversation with my husband, asking if he was excited and what not when all of sudden we go warp speed and whatever he was saying got cut off by my screaming “holy shit!” and then laughing because I tend to laugh at my reactions. That was a good adrenaline rush to start the day. From there we went to the Spiderman ride which was a super cool 3D simulation ride and we got to be in the front car so felt every bit of those special effects! Those 3D glasses were legit! From there we rode the Kong Skull Island ride which is also a 3D simulated ride. That one wasn’t as cool as I though it was going to be.

After leaving Marvel and Jurassic Park came Harry Potter World. We spent a good amount of time traversing the castle (Hogwarts). They did a really good job building that massive place. They even had the talking portraits which looked completely real! The ride in there was 3D simulated where you start by playing Quidditch and then you’re trying to escape dementers who are after you. Very fun! After leaving the castle, we got some butterbeer which tastes like frozen cream soda and traversed Diagon Alley. After Harry Potter, we walked through Morroco and then came upon Posiedon’s Fury. This was a sort of 3D guided walk where decisions are made based on a series of events. There was this one part where the guide opened this gate and all this water come splashing down and for a second we thought we were going to have to walk through the water but then the whole room, except the floor, started spinning really fast and created this crazy water tunnel. It ultimately led us to Posiedon’s final battle against his enemy and it was really cool. The final ride we rode was Doctor Doom’s Fear Fall. This was another one where what you prepare for in your mind is not what actually happens. I thought we’d slowly go up the tower and then drop. Nope. We shot up that tower so fast it stole our breaths and then we dropped just as fast! All four of us were cracking up and it was definitely a good thing my husband took his flip flops off cause he defnitely would have lost then. After that, we left. We had authentic Hong Kong cuisine that night and prepared ourselves for the next day’s outing which I’ll talk about tomorrow. 🙂

Ending this post here with a picture gallery. Scroll over the pictures for captions:

Facebook Friday 11/10/17

Hey, hey it’s Friday! A chilly one at that, at least in Northeast Ohio.

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

For the meme, I’m deciding to do something a little bit different. I came across this meme on Twitter actually and it’s a 30 Day challenge where each day you post a book couple that follows the topic of the day. I have to admit, I’m usually really bad at challenges but this one, I really got into. Today is day 10 and I would like to share with you my answers so far (because I can’t help spreading the book love especially when it comes to romance) So here’s the meme:

And here are my books from Day 1 to Day 10 in a sort of collage:

If any of them look good to you, just let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to go into detail about them. 🙂

Next, the only video I shared in the past 2 weeks really is this pretty funny one of Snoop Dogg narrating an episode of Planet Earth. Fair warning, he does curse but they beep it out so it’s suitable to share:

Lastly, I shared two photos this week. One was my copy of The Trouble with the Twelfth Grave that I preordered signed. The book came out on Halloween but the Author-Author.net copies were delayed so I didn’t get it til November 7th. I’m excited to binge read it this weekend! The other picture I shared was from this morning show a little bit of snow flurry we got overnight with the caption, “Winter is coming!”:

That’s it for Facebook Friday! Did you see anything interesting in your social medias this week? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a great weekend everyone! See you on Monday!

My Latest Obsession

In the last two weeks, maybe even three weeks, I’ve only read one book. That’s seriously unheard of for me. I can usually devour at least 3 books a week. So you can imagine, and I’ve said it before, my Goodreads challenge is desperately lagging behind. I’m pretty positive I’m going to fail it this year. It doesn’t help that I’d made it my mission to only read books I’ve never read before. Do you know how hard it is to not do a reread when the books are literally staring at you on your shelf?? Suffice to say, I’m never going to do that again and next year’s challenge will be filled with ALL KINDS of rereads. Plus, since I’ve gotten in the habit of leaving reviews on Goodreads, I figure I should probably go back and review the 400 or however many books I’ve read again… eventually. There’s still quite a bit of books I’ve read that are missing from my read list — like Harry Potter for example. Anyway, I digress.

My latest obsession. Goodness gracious! I feel like simply saying obsessed doesn’t do how I feel justice! Absorbed, complete and utterly riveted maybe? My latest obsession is:

Yes. I am OBSESSED with this show. I mean, I love period dramas. I gravitate towards period dramas. I was telling my favorite monkey (orangutanlibrarian) the other day all the shows that I like to watch. Merlin, Robin Hood, Vikings, The Last Kingdom, Frontier, The Three Musketeers — I adore period dramas! Before starting Poldark, I’d watch Victoria which is also a PBS Masterpiece show (or BBC depending on where you live) and I quite enjoyed Victoria as well. Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Novel Fiction recommended this show to me a while back and since I wasn’t really in a reading mood, I decided to give it a try.

I seriously wasn’t prepared! The story goes like this. Ross Poldark (man in the middle) goes off to war leaving the woman he loves behind but promises to marry her when he comes back. Three years pass and none of the Poldark family has received word if Ross is still dead or alive. Well one day, he shows up on the doorstep looking to pick his life up where he left it only everything’s change. Elizabeth (second from the left), is happy that Ross is home but she’s no longer to be wed to him. She’s actually engaged to marry Ross’ brother Francis (first on the left) and basically crushes all of Ross’ hopes and dreams because Elizabeth was the reason he kept going in the war; she was his reason to live. Now, he tries to convince Elizabeth what would be best for both of him but their Uncle, Great Aunt (first from the right), and even Elizabeth’s mom basically convince Elizabeth to let Ross go and move on with her life cause Francis is to inherit the estate and has money etc etc. Ross leaves and goes back to his father’s tiny house and decides to make a living for himself and I think in the beginning he was secretly hoping to gain Elizabeth’s favor before the marriage was final but then the Uncle upped the date and really he had no choice to let her go but that didn’t prevent him from flirting! Honestly, he loves his brother but when it comes to a woman, men just get really stupid.

Enter Demelza (yellow dress). Ross meets Demelza in a very unconventional way. She’s really beautiful in this picture but when she was introduced, she was this skin and bones girl, often mistaken for a boy, trying to jump in and save her dog from being thrown into a dog fight. Ross saves her thinking he’s saving a boy but finds out he’s actually a she who’s regularly beaten by her father. Ross gets it in his head that he needs a scullery maid so he takes Demelza on at his broken down house in the hopes that she will help the other two servants fix it up and bring it back to rights so he can focus on making a living and a name for himself in the mining business. Copper is the name of the game and it’s a race between being penniless and starving and being wealthy if you can get a plentiful copper mine. Demelza is one scrappy girl. She can’t read but she’s got a mouth on her! She’s not afraid of anyone and she says what she thinks. Oh, and she can sing. I love her. SERIOUSLY love her. In the beginning, she went unnoticed by Ross for the longest time. But then he started noticing her and things began to shift from this point on.

This show is full of happiness, sadness, anger, scandal, betrayal, screaming at the TV, crying, lots of “what the fucks” and “I want to kill..” and “Nooooooo!!! why?!?!”. I could go on and on for days about this show but I don’t want to ruin it for you all lovely readers in case you find yourself looking for a new show to binge watch. I pretty much have Stephanie on speed dial now, blowing her up after every episode. It’s one of those, just when you think it can’t get any worse or even any better, something happens and your brain explodes. This show is beautifully portrayed. For the record, I haven’t read the books and I don’t plan to. I was told the writing style is very 1950’s-esque and after watching the the show (which started airing in 2015 btw) I can’t wrap my mind around 1950’s writing. I’m in the middle of season 3 and I’m practicing patience considering once it’s over, I have to wait… and wait… for Season 4. If you have Amazon Prime US, the first 2 seasons are up there for free.

If you’ve not seen this show, does my synopsis make you want to explore it? If you have seen this show, what are your thoughts? Are you caught up? Is there a character in particular you can’t stand? Is there one you want to jump into the TV and hug every single episode? Do you wish you could live in that time and experience what they experienced?? Comment! Let me know everything you think!

What Goes In…

Good morning my friends!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a funny story and I feel like we all could use some laughs. As you all know, last weekend, my husband and I went on vacation to Florida with my best friend and her husband for a nice, relaxing getaway in this fancy suite. I still plan to talk about that trip… eventually. I always have so many thoughts in my head. I’m totally contemplating writing about Poldark tomorrow to convince all you lovely souls that you should watch this show. We’ll see.

So while we were driving to Canaveral or Tampa (I can’t remember which), we recounted stories of the past. You see, my best friend and I have been friends for almost as long as I’ve been with my husband (upwards of 10 years). I met her in a video game called Final Fantasy XI and we pretty much connected instantly over our love for being mages in this game. About two years into playing the game, we all got it into our head that we should have a meet up. I live in Ohio and she lived in Alabama at the time. We were all poor college students at the time so airfare was too expensive. We got it into our heads that a road trip would be fun. My husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, drove a 1993 Honda Civic Hatchback. When we informed my mother of our plans to drive to Alabama in his car, she wasn’t a fan. I remember we had an argument about it because she wanted us to pay for a rental car but hello, poor college students, we could basically only afford gas. I ended up caving though when she offered to pay. I mean if my pennies aren’t being used, I will so take you up on that offer! I was poor, what can I say, haha.

We got a rental car, to my boyfriend’s (husband now) dismay. He was very attached to his old car. Then we packed up and drove 13 hours to Auburn, Alabama. He did most of the driving because I was quite nervous to drive back then. I didn’t get my license until I was 20 but driving in general freaked me out especially considering I was learning on a manual and not an automatic. Have you ever been on a long drive? It can be quite fun. I read or slept during most of it. A lot of people have motion sickness whether they know it or not but man, the best reading time for me occurs on long trips in the car.

We make it to Auburn and decide to plan out our trip. One of the main things I really wanted to do was go to the Georgia Aquarium. I had never been to one before and had heard nothing but good things about that one. I’ve been to the Baltimore Aquarium since that trip and I actually think that one is really cool as well but Georgia has whale sharks that swim over your head and that experience is truly something else. Another spot we hit up was the Columbus, GA mall. My friend wanted to take us because she said it’s a highly rated mall that we must see. I’m not much of a mall goer myself. Too much temptation to spend money I don’t have but It was something fun to do as a group.

The best thing about malls is mall food! Especially he Japanese fusion types of food. If you ever walk through a mall food court, chances are, there are a few people from each stall handing out samples. I can’t remember what the husband ate but me and the best friend decided to split a Japanese meal. They usually consists of you choosing rice or noodles with one meat and a side or pay extra and get two sides. Sides range from plain vegetables to egg rolls to crab rangoon. I believe we got noodles and some teriyaki or bourbon chicken with some veggies. On top of that, we all decided that we all decided we wanted smoothies form Orange Julius. If you don’t know what an orange julius is, let me explain it to you. It’s not quite a milkshake but not quite a smoothie either. It consists of mixing orange juice with milk and adding vanilla and ice. A creamsicle essentially. When you go to Orange Julius, you have the option to choose different flavors. I think we chose raspberry.

We all get back in the car to drive back home and I’m sitting up front with my friend while the guys are sitting in the back. We’re all just talking away when I start feeling really thirsty. I get my husband’s water bottle from him and start drinking it. The feeling doesn’t go away… My friend notices I’m quiet and asks me if anything is wrong. I just keep saying I’m thirsty. So I keep drinking water and trying to listen to the conversation. Next thing you know….

I bend forward and vomit all over the passenger seat floor!

I give my friend credit. She didn’t even brake! There were crickets from the testosterone gallery behind us because everyone was taken by such surprise. I lift my head up, grab the bottle of water, take a sip and state, “I feel better now” and smile; cause that’s just how I roll. My friend’s brother looks at my husband and goes, “Did she forget to tell you something?!”. Poor guy looks at me all shellshocked like, “Did you forget to tell me something?!” We get home and my best friend proves why she’s my best friend. She goes in the house and grabs cleaning stuff and just starts cleaning up my vomit like a champion. Didn’t even phase her. The funniest part? It wasn’t even her van. She borrowed it cause it would fit the whole group! I felt less bad cause I vomited in someone else’s van instead of hers. I’m horrible, I know. Mall food and Orange Julius doesn’t mix well for Nel. (Hey, I rhymed!)

So moral of this story, get all season floor mats in case someone has a case of sickness in your car so you don’t ruin your carpets and what goes in must come out somehow.. eventually. 😉

Has anything like this ever happened to you? Are their food combinations that you know for a fact will not agree with your stomach? Let me know in the comments below!

Facebook Friday 11/3/17

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday!!

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

So I had to reach back a bit to find some cool Facebook funs to share with you all today since I was on vacation and I’m saving some of those pictures for next week. I found a meme, a video and picture! How lucky is that? Let’s get started. I shared a bookish meme that definitely applies to me on more than one occasion:

I am a huge fan of reading a good series. When I find one that gives me unhealthy sleepless nights, I absolutely become obsessed with that author and grow to adore them.

The next video I shared to my friend as soon as we landed in Florida because I have NEVER seen anything like this. It’s the craziest, coolest natural thing ever and you must watch the video from beginning to end. I promise you, your jaw will probably drop open a bit. It’s borderline sorcery!

Last but not least, here is a sneak peak of pictures to come next week when I describe our trip. This was taken as close as it looks at Busch Gardens Park in Tampa. I honestly didn’t think these dinosaurs were real but their eye flaps were definitely moving every once in a while. I also was surprised to see Mr. Turtle chillin’ right next to Mr. Gator’s mouth. I guess they can be friends?

That’s it for Facebook Friday. Since I don’t post on weekends, I leave this quote with you early: “Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot…” (Kudos to you if you know the reference 😉 )

Did you see anything cool in your social medias in the past two weeks? Did you watch that video? Isn’t nature something else?? Let me know in the comments below!

The Fall Book Tag


This tag was created by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm. All of the graphics used belong to her.

I was tagged by two of my favorites to do the Fall Book Tag: Mischenko at ReadRantRock&Roll and Claire at Brizzlelass Books. I decided to focus only on books I’ve read this year cause I imagine I may get tagged in this next year and I’ll have a new set of books to recommend (beg you to read) by then. 😉


Ferromancer by Becca Andre. First book in her new series and its set in a time where canals were the main mode of transportation for manufacturing businesses. There’s also a super freaking cool character named Lock who’s an iron pocket watch that can transform into a little iron dragon! If you like steampunk elements in a fantasy novel, you have to check this book out!


Gotta go with Wildfire by Ilona Andrews. I pray that they continue this series because it’s ridiculously good.


Definitely Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh. I can’t tell you how much I swooned and melted into a puddle of emotions while reading this book because Raphael and Elena…. ❤️❤️😍


Besides Ferromancer that has all the colors in it, I’ll have to go with Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold. Great intro book into a very long space opera series.


This year there were many but in order for me to not repeat authors, I’m going to go with A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. So much stuff goes down in that massive 700 page book that it’ll leave you in a bit of awe.

Yay for Autumn! I hope you enjoyed this tag. I’m only going to tag a couple people but feel free to do this tag if you haven’t already: Lana, Noriko, Orangutan, Patty

Have you read any of these books before? Do any of them look interesting to you? Let me know in the comments below!

Facebook Friday 10/20/17

Anyone else feel like October flew by in a blink of time?? But…

It’s Facebook Friday!!

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

This week I did not share any memes. None of them made me laugh enough to share. However, I did share two videos and a picture of my own so here we go.

The first video I shared came from The Dodo page and it was this guy who was on a hike and found a little lamb that was lost. After seeing so much negativity in the news, this video warmed my heart and restored my faith in humanity:

The following day I shared another video that I thought was pretty cool. I don’t know how much you follow Google searches but they have what’s called Google Doodles almost everyday. They usually celebrate a holiday, a season, a person, etc etc. On October 17th the Google Doodle celebrated Selena Quintanilla. Now when I saw the name, I had no idea that that was THE Selena’s last name until I played the doodle and it was one of her iconic songs “Bidi, bidi bom bom”. The funniest part was my husband was watching it with me and was like, “That’s not Selena Gomez”. And I just looked at him like……. no, it’s THE Selena. The BEST Selena. Selena Gomez got nothing on Selena. Then I caught him humming the tune later, hahaha. If you haven’t heard it before, give it a listen. It’s quite catchy and she was an amazing individual when she lived:

Lastly, I shared a picture of my sleepy, cute jerk last night signalling that it was late and time for bed:

That’s it for Facebook Friday. Did you see anything interesting in your social medias this week? Let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful weekend everyone!

The Playlist Shuffle Tag

I was so graciously tagged by Claire at Brizzlelass Books for this fun award! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you should. She’s an avid book blogger who is very engaging with her audience and a cool person. 🙂 So here’s the thing. I have amassed quite an MP3 collection over the years in my Google Play music account and I used to put it on shuffle while driving to and from work. But then my husband bought Tidal and now I just listen to whole albums or NPR on the way to work and Pandora at work. So I went into said Google Play account and hit the shuffle button to see what happens. Here are the rules and following those are my songs chosen by a robot.

The Rules

  • Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating).
  • Tag 10 others to do it as well.

Beyonce – End of Time

I am a Beyonce fan. Mostly of her newer stuff from the album 4 and newer. Her songs are so upbeat! This was actually my “omg we were just pronounced married!” walk back down the aisle song. I know its called something else but the name is eluding me at this moment.

The Sleeping – Don’t Hold Back

I am not ashamed to admit that I learned this song from playing Guitar Hero 3 back in the day. I didn’t have much of a rock background before guitar playing video games so this is a time that I thank video games for expanding my horizons.

Void of a Legend – Triptyq (Antoniette Costa and Kevin “K.O.” Olusola

If you like acapella, cello and beatboxing combined, you’ll love this track!

Killswitch Engage – My Curse

Guitar Hero 3 and you had to unlock a certain amount of levels in order to be able to play this song! (Also, the main singer is a black man, whaaat!)

Sia – One Million Bullets

I adore Sia. She is so underrated.

Michael Jackson – Remember the Time

If you have not seen this video, you should watch it. Just once! And then imagine me doing the same dances the “Egyptians” are doing because everytime I hear this song I get up and I mostly do them, hahaha. I mean it’s MJ! You can’t not dance when you hear MJ.

Donna Burke – Kaze No Ne

So this apparently came off of a Final Fantasy video game but I learned about it from a random CD mix a friend used to send me back in the day and I love this woman’s voice.

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

Classic. So many covers of this song on singing competitions.

Gorillaz – Kids With Guns

I mean it doesn’t get any more varied than Gorillaz

Rush – YYZ

Guitar Hero 2….. Hey! I went from not having any hand eye coordination to playing on expert! And yes, we played Rock Band too and still do on occasion if you were wondering.

I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did cause man it’s been a while since I’ve done that. We’re lucky we didn’t get some Disney tunes this round cause trust me I have a least two Disney soundtracks in that shuffle 😉 . Now I’m thinking of listening on my way home and see what else I have in there! Isn’t it so cool how many songs you have memorized? I feel like if my entire schooling and work career were taught using song, I’d be a genius.

Oh yeah! Tagging people! Umm….

I’m lazy. If you feel like doing this tag go for it! Link me back. I would love to know your musical tastes!

Have you heard anything off my list? If you haven’t and deigned to listen to a couple tracks, did you like what you heard? Let me know in the comments below!

Facebook Friday 10/13/17

Hey, Hey! It’s Facebook Friday!! It’s also Friday the 13th so don’t go walking under ladders or breaking mirrors or you’ll get 7 years bad luck! I walked under a tow motor though.. hmm does that count??

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

I shared two memes this week. One on Facebook and one on my personal Twitter (which we can be friends if you want, just let me know). The first meme was from one of those Facebook memories. I posted this 3 years ago this week and I think it still applies:

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The other meme I shared on Twitter was originally posted by Goodreads’ Twitter that I retweeted cause this is something that literally always happens to me:


Now for the video. I shared two videos. One on my page and one in a private message. A friend and I were discussing acapella music or music that makes your brain freeze up because it’s so amazing and I shared to her one Pentatonix song that makes my head explode. It’s called “Run To You” and its a pretty slow song but there’s one part that won’t ever allow me to skip this song if it appears on any playlist:

My favorite lyrics of this song are:

I will break down the gates of heaven; A thousand angels stand waiting for me.

Oh, take my heart and I’ll lay down my weapons; Break my shackles and set me free.

I can barely write this post without listening to this song again! I mean those lyrics combined with their harmonics literally breaks me for about 30 seconds.

Lastly, I didn’t share a picture this week. I did take a cool book quiz though. It’s called “Which book genre are you?” If you would like to take the quiz, click here. My result was Science Fiction (spot on!) and this is the description:

That’s it from social media this week! Did you see anything interesting in your social circles? Do you like acapella music? Did you take the book genre quiz and if so, which book genre are you? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

Facebook Friday 10/6/17

Hey, Hey! It’s Facebook Friday!!

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

Going through my feed this week, I did not share a meme, however, my coworker tagged me in one with the comment: “Thank goodness for Chanel. She alone is changing those stats.”

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Now to give you a bit of back story.. Last Friday I went to a book sale with one of my closest friends because she knows how much I love book sales (apparently she’s learning a lot from my bookish habits). This sale happened to be a library sale and it happened to be bag day. Bag day at a library sale is exactly what it sounds like. You pay a flat price for a bag, usually between $1-$5 and you fill the bag with however many books you can fit in it. It’s super awesome. Anyway, I go to quite a few throughout the year and one bag sale I went to I told John, my favorite old man in the plant, that I’d get him a book. At first he was adamant that I not do so and he wouldn’t say why. I just kept saying, it’s fine. I’ll grab you a fun one.

He finally confessed to me that he can’t read well. He’s 60 years old and he seemed to have felt a little self conscious about that. But I didn’t bat an eyelash, and told him that it was okay and that I would just get him a picture book. Well, he still told me no. I went to the sale and got a ton of books for myself and my coworker but didn’t get a book for him. I go to work the next day and he asks me if I got him a book and I told him that I didn’t because he was so adamant against it. He told me he thought I would surprise him and do it anyway so I told him next time, it was a done deal. The sale I went to last Friday, I got him a really cool picture book that talked about the Earth and it’s animals and it even had a cat in it, which is is favorite! Long story, I know. But this, I believe, is what spurred my coworker to tag me in this meme.

Next, I shared 3 videos on Facebook this week. I think I’m going to share two of them since I did not share a picture of my own and they are both pretty fun in my opinion.

The first video made me smile huge because this woman is just fantastic in her interaction with this hot cop:

The second video I shared as well because I have a weakness for watching men dance and when you put a bunch of them together doing a line dance I’ve never seen before, creating their own variations in between, and come from a bunch of different backgrounds, I just become a super fan! Plus who doesn’t love to dance and smile at the same time?!

That’s it for Facebook Friday! I hope I’ve brought a smile to all your beautiful faces today. Did you see anything interesting in your social media this week? Let me know in the comments below and have a great weekend everyone!