Miscellany Monday (is back)!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. the girl who can’t put the book down.

i’m not normally a bookworm as my attention span is like that of a goldfish.  i usually spend my free time reading blogs (duh!) or watching tv as those activities don’t generally take more than a few hours.  however when i’m stuck on an airplane with tv or internet, i find that it’s the best time for me to catch up on books.  a few weeks ago i picked up the girl with the dragon tattoo and started reading it, i didn’t get very far as the book has a pretty slow start.  and just this past week i decided to give it another chance, rereading it from the beginning.  i read 1/3 on the way to phoenix, a 1/3 on the way back home, and 1/3 the following day in my living room.  let me just say, once you get into it, you can’t put it down.  and now i can’t wait to read the girl who played with fire.

2. want a ticket to ride?

a few months ago, marvin picked up the game ticket to ride.  it’s a cross-country adventure where players collect train cards and try and routes on railways.  goal is to get the most number of points by completing destination tickets, completing long routes, and block your opponents.  this game totally brings out the competitive side in me.  have you played before?  what are your best strategies?

3. keeping vampires away

last friday, marvin and i decided to use one of our many groupons by heading to a local joint, big baby’s pizzeria.  best thing on the menu?  roasted garlic with romano cheese and olive oil smeared on french bread. i’m determined to make a version of my own because it’s that tasty.  and it’ll keep the vampires away, score!


4. table numbers as tv shows

on saturday we attended my friend’s wedding reception in kc.  instead of having table numbers, they marked each table by tv shows on their dvr.  our table was breakout kings (i’ve never heard of this show but maybe i’ll give it watch sometime).  what else was so cool about this wedding?  it overlooked the city, they served sorbet as a palette cleanser before dinner, and there was a chocolate fondue station.  so fun!

5. words with friends

as if i weren’t glued to my phone enough, here’s another reason i am.  if you want a sure win, leave a comment with your username so i can start a game with you.  i’m a noob.

6. your turn.  tell me something random!


  1. June 12, 2011 / 8:14 pm

    You have gone to so many wedding this last year. It’s crazy! You always look so fab in each of them.

    My random? I got two packages in the mail this week. yay!

  2. June 12, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    hehe such a fun post! i really need to get on reading that book series. i couldn’t get into it at first so i gotta try again esp. if with the movie coming out!!!!

  3. June 12, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    I’m LOVING Words with Friends. My username there is heysuburban, & I’m pretty inconsistent. You may beat me, or I may slaughter you, haha.

  4. June 12, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    Oh man that garlic one. Looks like I should try out a new recipe!

  5. June 13, 2011 / 7:36 am

    I might need to read that book…. I’ve been putting it off but everyone seems so into it!

  6. June 13, 2011 / 8:18 am

    I LOVE ticket to ride! Haha, and I’m so competitive when we play it, it’s not even funny!
    Strategy definitely changes depending on if you are playing the American version or the European version… but in general you really stand the best chance if you draw a long route to begin with. If you don’t, then find a way to make your route consist of bigger sections (basically avoid little 2 or 3 unit tracks since they don’t ad up to very many points in the end). Any tricks you’ve learned?

  7. June 13, 2011 / 8:33 am

    love the game!

  8. Lizz CC
    June 13, 2011 / 8:37 am

    Lizzz143! 😀

  9. June 13, 2011 / 8:59 am

    Breakout Kings is an awesome show! it’s from the people who made Prison Break, they even did an episode about T-Bag from PB.

  10. June 13, 2011 / 9:11 am

    Mm, that garlic spread looks delish! And wow, how many weddings have you gone to already? You always but *always* look wonderful Sandy. Maybe you should step away from the bride.. ;p (She does look beautiful as well.).

  11. June 13, 2011 / 9:51 am

    well, you know i love this post. ; )

    i need to find that game – it sounds amazing!

    i’m on words with friends (altho everyone complains i don’t play quick enough). kellimaps if you need a (slow) game. : D

  12. June 13, 2011 / 11:16 am

    I am sooo addicted to words with friends! I love playing people those like 50 point words haha

  13. June 13, 2011 / 11:33 am

    I love roasted garlic and I cant stop making it at home lately:) Have a great Monday, sweetie

  14. June 13, 2011 / 11:47 am

    LOL!!! my hubs is addicted to wrds with friends!!

  15. June 13, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series is wonderful! Once you get through the slow start they’re totally worth it!
    AND that recipe sounds DELISH when you recreate you have to share the recipe! Except Jus hates it when I eat garlic & refuses to kiss me!

  16. Carissa
    June 13, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    I’m glad you’re back, you sweet thing, you! If you recreate that recipe do tell! Sounds delicious.

  17. June 13, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    drop by my blog too!

  18. June 13, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    OK, here is something random… I just polished off a dark chocolate dipped coconut macaroon from Godiva 😉

    Great random post, Sandy!

  19. June 13, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    Love your Misc. Monday! I have tried reading the book, too, and failed the first time. vacay coming up and I’m determined to get through it!

    And, ps: you saw my roasted garlic on my site a week or two ago? Soooo good… though probably not as good as yours with parm on top! mmmm.

  20. June 13, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    so much fun going on in this post! you’ll have to let us know how the second book….seeing as i’m the world’s slowest reader, this will probably be on my 2013 reading list 😉

    LOVE the tv show idea. so cool!

  21. June 13, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    That pizza sounds heavenly! Anything with garlic and olive oil and I’m sold.

    My boyfriend is obsessed with Words with Friends too. Sometimes, I can’t even get him to look at me when I’m talking to him!

    p.s. following you via bloglovin!

  22. June 13, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    That roasted garlic spread sounds amazing!! And my husband is playing Words with Friends constantly–it seems pretty addictive!

  23. June 13, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    play me! play me! carolinehughes10


  24. June 15, 2011 / 8:30 pm

    OMG. Love this segment! I totally enjoyed the Millenium series and I can’t wait for the American version of the films to release! And play words with friends with me…oyitsjess. =)

  25. June 15, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    i love words with friends too! my username is trace225, so feel free to add me. cute posts these days =)

  26. June 25, 2011 / 4:31 pm

    yummy! That garlic bread sound delicious!! Love words with friends! Username:jenethanick 🙂

  27. July 3, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    My mom read that series, I read the first 70 pages or so one day of the first book and MAN, it was painful! She said I had to just keep reading it & it would get better… maybe once I finish the few books I’ve got lined up to read I’ll give it another shot!

    You NEED to watch Breakout Kings! Such a great show! Love it.

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