Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday, random Tuesday

1. Scare Tactics, hosted by Tracy Morgan on the SyFy network is the most messed up show I have ever seen. Just take a second and imagine the following scenario. You're a temp (been there done that). You're working with a reporter. The story involves dead pigs in a barn. When you get to the barn, you're forced to describe said mutilated pig, which looks like a crime scene complete with a strange black circle mark on its back. Then there's a noise across the barn and some person dressed up in the most realistic alien costume I've ever seen darts around a corner. You grab onto the reporter and scream like a little girl until someone asks you repeatedly if you're scared and you scream, "YES" and they say, "Good because you're on Scare Tactics." This is my worst nightmare.

2. I have gotten to the point where every free moment I have (okay, the free moments where I'm not watching Scare Tactics) are spent reading. I listen to books in the car (which apparently qualifies me as a loser), have a book going on my Kindle at the gym and an actual book (usually 2) at home on my nightstand for before bed. I have to finish a book by Thursday, a new one by Sunday, another by next Wednesday and skim a book I've already read for next Thursday. Oh and I should be writing too. And probably sleeping. I might be in a few too many book clubs.

3. Lisa asked me if I could choose any celeb/influential person to read, love and promote our book who would it be and why. I said I'd love a shot of Lauren Conrad reading our book in Us Magazine. Lisa wants Selena Gomez on board. This is a fascinating question and we are adding it to our list of interview questions we always ask stat.

4. Lisa just stumbled across this here blog and we love it. Hard.

5. I spent all of yesterday holding Benny. Nobody can get enough. Lydia practically climbs on top of me when he's in my arms and repeats the same line over and over again. "Look at him, look at him, look at him." She's obsessed. I caught Jack and Lydia almost climbing in his crib where Jack had jammed his finger in Ben's mouth. To defend himself, Jack said, "He just likes to suck my thumb." Ben, I'd like you to meet my friend the Germ. Mia comes sprinting with the paci if Ben makes so much as a whimper and is ready and rearing to jam it in his little mouth. The only person who could take him or leave him is Will. Will is literally about to become a big brother any second and chooses to ignore this fact. Ben is only an annoying reminder.

So that's all she wrote. Got any randoms of your own?

PS: Thank you all so much for your opinions about our friend the DILF. We've managed to come to a compromise that doesn't involve cuddling up with a wet blanket or subscribing to Playboy magazine. DILF stays, but the line now reads...

Before I’d finished gathering my books, the door opened. Mr. Farrow (voted #1 DILF three years running by the fourth year girls), current CEO of Farrow Developers and president of the Pemberly Brown Academy Board made his way in. Now this was getting interesting.

24 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Checked out FYA and it looks pretty cool. And that DILF line is better like that ...

Jennifer Shirk said...

My hubby ADORES Scare Tactics.
I liked it more when Shannon Doughterty hosted it for some reason.

Lisa and Laura said...

My random thought is that I'm getting WAY to used to you writing the blog every day. This maternity leave stuff might get addictive. You've been warned.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

No random thoughts today, go figure lol. Great DILF line! :)

Summer said...

I remember a hilarious episode of Scare Tactics in which they made this poor intern nurse person thing believe that a woman had just given birth to a demon. It was hilarious. I think I cried, it was so funny.

Joanna said...

OMG, how have I not discovered Scare Tactics before this??

Random: Back to the Future will be showing in over 40 AMC theaters around the country on Oct 23 and Oct 25th. It's to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary. And there will be goodies given away. Here's the incredibly long link:

http://www.amctheatres.com/Script_to_Screen/_Back_To_The_Future__Returns_To_AMC_Screens_For_25th_Anniversary_Celebration!/

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Eeeep! No way! My husband jumped out and scared me one time. ONCE. Back in 1994. I made him swear after that one time never to do it again, and he hasn't. He knows the consequences would be FUGLY.

yabooknerd said...

I love the celebrity book question - awesome idea :)

Carolyn V. said...

I haven't seen Scare Tactics. Now I'm a little scared to.

Random: My kids were out of school yesterday, so I've been walking around thinking it was Monday. =D

Donna Gambale said...

I may just steal that celebrity book question, with your permission of course. (I'm a crappy thief, I tell you.)

And Forever YA is one of my favorite blogs! Have you discovered Hyperbole and a Half? The twisted humor should be right up your alley.

Melissa said...

OMG, I love Scare Tactics. I think the episode Summer described is my all-time favorite;)

BTW, I like the new DILF line.

Sara B. Larson said...

Yikes, that show sounds awful! I hate being scared. Ugh, I have the heebie-creepies now just thinking about that pig and the alien.

Lisa Potts said...

Thanks for the link to the blog. Looks fantastic.

Scare Tactics is one of my favorites.
Anything involving the midget is golden.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the new version with the DILF reference. Question. Is a fourth year girl 9-10 yo?

Who's Will? Is there something you're not telling us, Laura (i.e you're having a baby any day now)? :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Fourth year is actually a senior--oh gosh, that would be bad if 9-10 year olds were voting about DILFs--a sign of the apocolypse for sure! And no, Will is Stacey's son. I'm not that good of a secret keeper!

Candyland said...

HA!!! OMG if someone sets me up for Scare Tactics I'll probably drop kick them.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I have never seen it, and I'm thinking that's probably a good thing! :-)

Marsha Sigman said...

Love the way the new line reads!

And I would beat the crap out of Tracy Morgan.

Now as for a celebrity to read and promote my book(when one of mine is published)...I have two different ideas:

Paris Hilton-Because peeps would be like "OMG, Paris can read!" and then she could say "Well, not everything...only really awesome books like this one by Marsha Sigman."

Pause...while I daydream about that for a minute.

Or Miley Cyrus. And she doesn't even have to say anything...just hold it. Or just stand close to it.

Jill Kemerer said...

Scare tactics sounds like my worst nightmare! I'll have to check it ou. I'm a glutton...

Baby Ben--cute, cute! Glad the kiddos are loving him!

Simon C. Larter said...

RANDOM TUESDAY! Oh, how I love teh random. Let's see....

1. I'm hella looking forward to WFC in Columbus next week.

2. I hear Columbus is in Ohio.

3. I seem to recall you can buy alcohol at gas stations in Ohio.

4. This is both an awesome and a godawful idea at the same time.

7. Did you ever crave salt & vinegar chips when you were growing Benny? Cuz those are awesome.

*. I wonder how ice cream would taste with salt & vinegar chips.

~. I need to degrease my bike chain. Or maybe get a permanent tattoo of a sprocket-mark on my calf. That'd be kinda cool.

8.325. After dinner at the all-you-can-eat place last night, I thought I was going to yark, but I felt better after a few burps, to my great relief.

9. I'm not sure how to top that last one.

(..dliuab38&alv#Q@&(v.z.msd)

Jessica Love said...

OMG, I hate Scare Tactics so much. SO MUCH. I just don't think pranks are funny (except when celebs get pranked on Punk'd...because they deserve it), not at all, especially scary ones. The show just makes me angry and upset, so my husband knows to just change it if I'm in the room.

Maybe this makes me an old fart party pooper, I don't know. Probably.

But I do love FYA. It's pretty much my favorite blog ever.
(Well, besides yours, of course ;-))

Jemi Fraser said...

If anyone ever pulls a Scare Tactics on me, I think I'd kill them!! :)

Christina Lee said...

Umm... can I hold Benny all of book club? My ovaries will go into overdrive!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Never seen Scare Tactics; probably never will, since we don't get that channel (*GASP!*). I love the Forever YA blog, so thanks for the link.

Randomness... My mother is coming to visit soon, and I have to clean my house before she gets here. Oh, crap.

And LOL about the finger in Benny's mouth! So sweet.