Monday, September 24, 2007

Jo's Blog Dump 9/24/2007

I'm watching the premiere of The Bachelor and it's just painful. I didn't know that women could use such bad pick-up lines...for instance, "Do you believe in love at first sight or should I get out of the limo again?" Seriously. I'm hooked, at least for tonight.

I was very excited to find out this weekend that there's going to be a sequel to my favorite independent reader book of the past year. The second story about The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart, will be out in May 2008.

Also, Mary Engelbreit is lending her adorable art to a series of classic stories for girls, all particular favorites of mine. Watch for A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, both by Frances Hodgson Burnett, next month, and Anne of Green Gables in February.

Also, Borders has a new website. It's still in beta, but give it a shot - it has some nice features

Need a little pick-me-up? Bookmark ComplimentBot 4000. You'll get a new uplifting message every time you refresh. Also good when you need a special sentiment for a greeting card.

Another fun Harry Potter video, this time he's in the hood. It's a good one.

There's a new fashion magazine called Eliza, "created for women who want to be stylish, sexy, and engaged in the world while retaining high standards in dress, entertainment, and lifestyle." I haven't seen an issue in person, but the pictures look pretty interesting.

At church on Sunday, it was announced that the Pastor Search Committee has chosen someone to fill our pulpit. I did my thing and googled him but couldn't find out much. He's a young guy with a family and we'll get to meet him in person in 2 weeks.

My new backpack. I'm loving it.


Megan said...

I watched the Bachelor for a few minutes after Heroes last night, and agree that they were ridiculous. I actually liked last year's (yes, I admit it) so I had hoped this one might be ok as well.

Now that I know there's a sequel, I may have to go back and read the ending of the first MBS book. I skimmed the last few chapters!

Danielle said...

"I've been walking around the room for two hours with only one boob!" It was quite possibly my favorite quote from The Bachelor. I consistently (and somewhat anonymously) have followed this show since season two. Don't judge me. It makes me laugh so hard! Another moment I LOVED was watching the bachelor rehash the webbed foot moment. He was as appalled as the rest of us.

Jamie said...

I, too, admit that the Bachelor is one of my reality TV fixes. :) If you watch the show, you've got to check out this website, if you haven't already:

Her recaps are absolutely -hilarious- and one of the main reasons I watch!!

Enjoy :)