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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wow, what a Monday! plus Teaser and Intro

I can't wait for next Monday to share what happened this Monday (I'm sure I'll repeat myself next Monday).....The family was traveling through Las Vegas after spending time at a family reunion. We stopped for lunch and after advice from my brother joined the crowd at The Silverton. The buffet was very nice but because of a special anniversary deal the line was verrry long. We joined their loyalty club and received a free lunch and $5 credit for slot play.

My Mom didn't have her ID so she couldn't get a card. My Dad lost his $5. Grandpa introduced his youngest grandson to slot play and Son won $5.06 and cashed out. Husband won $42! Now, I just wanted to leave and we were playing the penny slots. I could have moved but the game was "Enchanted Unicorn" so I stayed there. Max Bet was clicked a couple of times....and $340 later I was cashing out!

So, that's my news - oh, and my Mom asked how many books I was going to get - the one who doesn't play the slots won big!

Ouch, was that the gambling bug that just bit me?

The Nonrunners Marathon Guide for Women and I Call Death Dad. . . .

Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?


I bravely spent many months embedded in the marathon-training world. Much like the reporters who travel with soldiers during wartime, I barely made it out to tell my tale. What follows are my stories from the frontlines (or the backlines, as it were), as well as a training guide for those who want to follow in my recliner-to-race-day footsteps. How does one go from being a couch potato to finishing a marathon? One consumes a lot of ibuprofen.

The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women
Dawn Dais





Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page ~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!~ make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


    "Shoot, Mom, you make my father sound like he's a killer or something. Maybe a spy. Or even worse, an accountant," I gasped in mock horror.
    I Call Death Dad
    T.A. Chase


    This title has great teasers but this is the first one I came too and I wanted to get the post up ;-) still looking for the one about writing his "what I did on my summer vacation" essay....

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  • 3 comments:

    Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

    Wow, that's amazing! Congrats on your big win. =O)

    Jennifer said...

    Wonderful teaser and fabulous book title.
    My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays-rules-of-civility-by-amor-towles.html

    (Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

    That is a fabulous intro. I hope you are enjoying this one.

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