Starts with “H”

These meme has been making the rounds and I finally decided to participate, so Heather at Book Addiction assigned me the letter H.  I am to list 10 things that I love that begin with the letter H.  Not too hard, right?  Well, let’s see…

1.  My Husband Jason is #1, of course!  He is my best friend and makes me strive to be a better person.  And he’s pretty much the best husband ever.

2. Hugs. Love ’em.  If I’ve met you more than once and haven’t seen you in awhile – expect a hug.

3. Home.  I love the home Jason and I have made for ourselves and I love going home to my parents’ house.  When I say home I could be talking about either one of these places. 

4. Holidays.  Thanksgiving is my favorite, but I enjoy Christmas and New Year’s as well.  I think Veteran’s Day is important to recognize and all veterans should get this day off work, no matter what their job is!

5. Hot tub.  Jason surprised me by buying a hot tub a few years back – while I was out of town.  I thought it was an unnecessary extravagance.  Now I think it is a de-stress necessity.

6. Hair color products.  I had gray hairs around 20, so hair color has been an important part of my life for awhile.  Actually, I’m going in today for color and highlights.

7. Herbal Tea.  This is pretty much the only healthy liquid I like (since coffee, Diet Coke, and wine are not considered healthy in excess).  Right now I’m loving Jasmine white tea.

8. Honesty.  Don’t tell me my butt looks fat in my favorite jeans, but everything else I can handle (and appreciate!).

9. Hats.  I wish I had more.  I own more handbags, but I wish I had more hats!

10. Half-Priced Books and any other bookstore.  I’m trying hard to avoid them because I need to read what I already own, but I’m not that successful!

Well, that wasn’t too bad.  If any of you want to try it  leave a comment and I can assign you a letter!

Scrambled Lovers Quiz

Here’s how to play…Identify the fictional couples and leave a comment with the #, the names and the book or story that immortalized  them and I’ll cross it off the list. No Googling, that’s cheating and no fun!  I confess that #10 is a personal fave and most probably won’t know it. 

Unscramble these fictional lovers.

1. HLOOLET & EMDEONDSA  OTHELLO & DESDEMONA  (Othello), Mark

2. ZWIIIMTALFL  CRDYA & ZTHBLIEAE  TNTBNEE  FITZWILLIAM DARCY & ELIZABETH BENNETT (Pride & Prejudice), Aidan

3. TLESCART  RAAOH & TETHR  RETLUB  SCARLETT O”HARA & RHETT BUTLER (Gone with the Wind), Aidan

4. CTFAFHELIH & THREENICA  HEATHCLIFF & CATHERINE (Wuthering Heights), Aidan

5. OMROE & LTUJIE ROMEO & JULIET (Romeo & Juliet), Kathy

6. MEAJS  GUONY & LADEL  OUNYG  JAMES & DELLA YOUNG (Gift of the Magi), Bumbles

7. DDEARW  OSTREERCH & JEAN  YEER  EDWARD ROCHESTER & JANE EYRE (Jane Eyre), Bumbles

8. VIELRO  RARETTB & FREEJINN  LIVERICAL — OLIVER BARRET & JENNIFER CAVILERI (Love Story)

9. WEARDD & LEBAL EDWARD & BELLA (TWILIGHT series), Kathy

10. RECAIL  DANDRALL & MAIJE  SAFERR  CLAIRE RANDALL & JAMIE FRASER (Outlander series). Jenny

Shortest Book Quiz

Since February is the shortest month I thought we’d take a look at the shortest books.  I’m accepting new book titles for the shortest books and will add them to this post. 
 
 For this week’s quiz I thought I’d start with a list from http://www.jokes2go.com/lists/list67.html.

Shortest Books Ever Written

1. A Guide to Arab Democracies
2. A Journey through the Mind of Dennis Rodman 
3. Amelia Earhart's Guide to the Pacific Ocean
4. Career Opportunities for History Majors
5. Contraception by Pope John Paul II
6. Detroit - A Travel Guide
7. Different Ways to Spell "Bob"
8. Dr. Kevorkian's Collection of Motivational Speeches
9. Easy UNIX
10. Ethiopian Tips on World Dominance

Let’s hear your nominations for shortest book!

Stop Smoking with President Obama (Stacy)

Tips for a Happy Marriage by Liz Taylor (jb)

Hair by Donald Trump (jb)

A Teen’s Guide to Intellectually Stimulating Text-messaging (Elena)

Why I Love America by Osama Bin Laden (Jason)

Michigan: A Cultural Guide (Mark)

What I Learned Today

 I saw this done on another blog (sorry, but I don’t remember where) and thought I’d steal the idea for today.  I used the Go To a Random Blog button and tried to learn at least one thing from each before I moved on.  I went 10 places and you can see what happened.  It was interesting to say the least.

On MyCoffeBreaks every post was written in a language I didn’t know except one.  The one written in English?  Lyrics to Goodbye My Lover by James Blunt. 

From Katara I learned the rules for a good, clean fight with my husband.

At Princess and Bear Go to the Movies the last 8 posts were reviews for various Friday the 13th movies.  I realized that maybe I am the only person in the world who has never seen any of them.

From Index Beating  I learned that a blog can sound just like my husband when he’s talking about work…oil, indexes, subprime, trades…

Over at Projecy Progeny  I learned the travails of a working mom and the struggle with infertility.

At Secret Angel Cat I learned about Tigerfeet, a 24 year old Tauren who loves chocolate ice cream and blackberries.

CashMattress’s Weblog  has 400 members and offers  $10 prizes for things like completing the most offers?

The Desert Duck is a funny blog written by an elementary school teacher.  I enjoyed the stories about her students.  This was my favorite of the 10.

http://bookwyrmknits.wordpress.com/ has lots of info and photos for knitters.  My favorite photo was of cute kitty, Suzy. 

 From Where is Olga?  I learned that Olga has been quite a few places.   It’s organized and easy to find specific places.  She includes lots of photos.

Go ahead and try it.  See what you can learn today 🙂