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In the late 90s, I bought an awesome romance novel at the drugstore I worked at. It had a dark-haired man in a grey suit bending over with his hands on a desk. The main character is the son of a multi-millionaire, but he works at some company and does not let anyone know who his parents are. I think the setting is in Minnesota or somewhere Midwestern-y. The woman he hooks up with has red hair and admires him from afar before meeting him for real, but I forget how they get together. They go to her parents' house and I think her mom is dead and they go to the cemetery to see her grave. Toward the end of the novel, his mother comes to visit and lands at the local airport, which makes the news. The girlfriend figures out who he is and stops speaking to him because he lied to her. I think his mother intervenes and convinces her to take him back.

I know this description sounds kind of generic, but I'm remembering the best I can. It has some great sex scenes and I am lamenting to this day that I gave it away. What was I thinking? Can you guys help me figure out which book this was?
24 December 2008 @ 12:31 pm

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2009!


26 November 2008 @ 09:21 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours! My thanks to you all for being a part of my friends list!
The 'Tude: tiredtired
I do post here, but not as often as I would like. Between DS, husband, house, friends, and job, I find myself with not as much time to do the things that I would like to do.

Who I am: 31-year-old mother to Jackson, wife to Jamie, friend to many, adjunct instructor of English at a local university, scrapbooker, cook, pop culture nerd, football fan, avid reader, Gilmore Girls nut, and more, I'm sure.

What I do: I teach English at the university level and love it! It doesn't feel like work (except the grading -- that's work). I hope to get my Ph.D. someday, maybe trying to focus my studies on comics as literature.

I am also a housewife extraordinaire. In addition to teaching part-time, I am a domestic goddess, fulfilling roles such as that of my son's primary caregiver for the majority of his life and amateur chef extraordinaire. We are currently following a South Beach lifestyle so I have been trying to adapt recipes to follow the guidelines Dr. Agaston set in his South Beach books.

Where I am: Huntsville/Madison, Alabama area. I have lived in Alabama all of my life and look forward to the day when I can cross its borders and live elsewhere.

Why I am here: I got on LiveJournal when I was working as a technical writer and, four years later, have not left. I prefer this to Facebook and MySpace even though I have both.

I hope this bit of insight will help mods as I apply for various closed communities.
21 February 2008 @ 05:59 pm

DS is three months old today. I have been observing his schedule and trying to discern his routine and I think I have it down. I have been trying to observe his sleepy signals and get him down for a nap when he is tired; we change his diaper, eat, and then I attempt to put him down in his crib. He wakes up each time I put him down in his crib no matter if he was asleep or just sleepy when I put him down. Any tips for getting him to sleep in his crib at naptime?

I am so tired of thinking about this right now (I have posted about this here), but I know that patience and perseverance will help this situation eventually. I cannot seem to get any straight answers about whether or not he is still a little young to be worrying about his napping schedule or where he naps. He did so well with training him to sleep at night; I was hoping it would translate to his napping as well, but it has not yet.

Any suggestions on how I can get him to sleep in his crib during the day?

(BTW, his father puts him down to sleep most nights so he is accustomed to his father putting him down and I am wondering if that is part of his resistance to my putting him down during the day.)

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The Place: my living room
The Tunes: NBC Nightly News
11 January 2008 @ 10:08 am
  1. What is your favourite fruit? strawberries
  2. What is the last book you read? Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
  3. Do you like any of your school photos? only my senior pictures
  4. Do you ever blowdry your armpits to get the deodorant to dry quicker? no!
  5. What was the last film you watched? 13  Going on 30
The Place: my living room
The 'Tude: busybusy
The Tunes: Gilmore Girls
Any oldie, but a goodie...only available on the Do It A Capella soundtrack and on the VHS version of the show's broadcast.

I love Rockapella! I miss you guys...when are you going to put out a new album?
17 July 2007 @ 02:11 pm
Anyone want to come over and help me unload my groceries? It's raining and I have bought a ton to last us the next week or so.

We have bought the WSOP final table on PPV to watch today. It started at 2 pm and is one of the coolest things to watch. We usually only watch it long after the fact on ESPN, but they offered the final table on PPV this year so we're inviting homies to come over and watch it with us.
The 'Tude: excitedexcited
26 June 2007 @ 10:46 am
I have a new layout thanks to janine42584! She created this Luke & Lorelai layout for me and I want her to know that I truly appreciate it. I also wanted to give her props for creating such a beautiful layout. I would definitely recommend that you go to her whenever you need something like this for your LJ.