Friday, November 14, 2014

Five on Friday #37


I don't know if you've ever noticed or not, but I don't really do fashion posts, unless it's ridiculous and I'm doing it in jest, which btw is all of my "Fashion doesn't agree with me..." posts.  That said, I noticed that Target has women's boots on sale for 20% off + my 10% employee discount + 5% off from the Cartwheel app... so I tried some on.

I wasn't impressed.  It kinda felt like you get what you pay for if you buy cheap boots.  Or maybe I'm biased because I'm used to actual boots with a thick sole on the bottom?  Either way, I don't wear skinny jeans, nor do I have any intention to (since that means buying new clothes and I had to majorly purge when I arrived in SC), so I just put the boots back (in the correct place).

At least I entertained the thought of owning boots?  Does that count for something towards "girl" points?

The other part of the problem is that I wasn't sure about my paycheck situation and I really shouldn't be spending dollas, even if the boots are 35% off of $40.  Especially with Mr. Mystery's bday coming up and Thanksgiving coming and Christmas soon after.


I finally finished The Help.

Now I want to watch the movie to see how it compares.  Overall, I enjoyed the book.  I did just want to get through it though.  I felt like I'd been reading it forever, which really wasn't actually the case, since I only started it a week or so ago... butttt the pressure was on since I bought some actual books from the clearance section at Books-a-Million last Tuesday and I want to read those too.


Speaking of Tuesday, it's thrown my week for a loop.  I thought it was Monday all day on Wednesday and on Tuesday, which felt like Saturday, I kept thinking I should find a church to attend on Sunday, but I would then realize that it was only Tuesday, not Saturday.  Middle of the week days off are confusing.  Granted, I'm used to having the days off in the middle of the week now, but Mr. Mystery was also off, which was what really threw me for a loop.

We were gonna do Texas Roadhouse for Veteran's lunch but the wait was too long and Mr. Mystery suggested Poe's, so we went there instead.  Poe's was the first restaurant Mr. Mystery and I went to when we got to SC, so it always holds a special place for me, I know, I'm cheesy, whatevs.

For dinner we ended up at Olive Garden since TRH only did a lunch special.  Since the wait was about an hour, we went to Books-a-Million to pass the time, thus #2.  It's been a hot minutes since I've been in a book store so it was absolutely glorious.

There's lots of time that I feel like the formatting on my Nook books is jacked up, but how would I know unless I see cut off words or weird spacings.  I don't have that concern with actual books, but I do have to hold them open and physically turn pages.  I guess this could assist with the problem I have with my arms falling asleep due to the way I'm holding Nook.  Whatevs.  First world problems.


I have a confession about #2 and #3.  I bought a Nicholas Sparks book.  This is a confession because I'm kinda ashamed of myself.  Let me explain.

Back in the day, so when I was in college, before The Notebook was something everyone had heard of, I enjoyed reading Nick Sparks.  After several years of reading his books, which included catching up on the ones he wrote prior to "being discovered," I finally realized they were all pretty much exactly the same book, but the characters changed.

Let me set up a Nick Sparks book for you:
Somewhere in NC
Crazy life event happen
Girl+Guy have to interact
One of them fights it
They fall in love and live happily ever after.

Sorry if I just ruined it for you.  Blame Nick Sparks for being so predictable.  I became bitter.  I stopped reading his books.  Why would I pay to read the same story over and over?  Kthxno.

I bought Safe Haven.  I'm pretty sure it's already a movie, but it was on clearance and it's been a while since I've read Nick Sparks and this is one of his new books, so maybe he's moved away from his scripted novel?  Only time (and my reading the book) will actually tell.


Don't judge me.

I'M SO UNBEARABLY PUMPED ABOUT 22 JUMP STREET COMING OUT ON DVD!!  Every time I see it advertised, I freak out and Mr. Mystery just glares at me like I have a horn growing from my forehead.

I've already told him that's a movie we will obtain on it's release day.  I'm serious bizness, yo.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Linking up with these ladies since it's FFFFRRRRRRIIIIIIDDDDAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!


  1. I loved The Help! I read it in like three days ahah!

  2. I loved The Help! I can't wait to hear how you like it compared to the movie. I actually have never read a Nicholas Sparks book (how many girl points did I lose there?), but someone left a stack of books at work and there was one in the pile so I picked it up. It's called At First Sight. I have a few books waiting for me at the library though so not sure when I'll get to it, but at least then I can say I've read one! Happy weekend!

  3. yay for finishing the help! i get what you mean about feeling like you just want to finish it though, that sucks. i loved it, the movie is cute, but i think the book is better! you forgot the most important part of nicholas sparks books are that someone normally dies lol. i have read a few of his books, no shame. the notebook and walk to remember are my faves! i think i read safe haven as well, but i dont remember now lol.

  4. I read the Help but never watched the movie. I remember readining that dang book forever, it wasn't just you. And I've never read a Nicholas Sparks book but everyone here in NC loves them. I don't get it.


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