Curious as a Cat…

This Monday meme comes from Curious as a Cat

Here are the questions:

1) Share your latest book recommendation.

2) What travel lessons have you learned the hard way?

3) What’s the best bumper sticker you’ve ever seen?

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

…and here’s my answers…
1. My latest book recommendation is: Interred With Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell. You can read my review tomorrow, but I’ll tell you this much now…it’s a smart mystery/thriller and involves Shakespeare.
2. You’d think I’d learn not to over pack, but sadly I still do. However, I have learned at the airport security how to strip off my shoes, jacket, and belt w/cell phone case attached lightning fast, and I can empty my pockets as quick as anyone. I never leave home for a trip without my own pillow, and I have vowed to finally break down and buy a laptop for travel purposes.
3. Horn Broke- Watch For Finger and Don’t Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy & Good With Ketchup
4. I think of two things when I look at the picture. First, a smiley face without the smiley. Second, a button staring at me accusingly because I keep putting off sewing it back on whatever it fell off of.
Play along in the comments!

Tamie Xo

12 thoughts on “Curious as a Cat…

  1. mummymunt says:

    1. My current book recommendation is: the audiobook of Scott Sigler’s “Infected”. I’m a horror girl, and I can honestly say that some of the scenes in this book made me physically ill, lol. Scott reads his own stuff, and while he’s not necessarily the best narrator in the world, the content of this one more than makes up for it.
    2. I, too, over-pack. I’m one of those ‘just-in-case’ people who has to pack things, especially clothes, to cater for every possible situation. Even if it’s just an overnight thing, I’ll have clothes for three days and about ten different occasions.
    3. Best bumper sticker I’ve ever seen: “Somebody I Love Was Killed By A Drunk Driver”. Not a funny one, but by God did we take notice. It stopped the conversation in our car for a good fifteen minutes.
    4. Yep, a smiley face without a smile. Otherwise, for me that’s a ‘quiet’ face. Something big has happened and Face needs to think about it for a while.


  2. katiebirdie says:

    I’m loving this post. I may need to come back to some of these questions later on today. It’s just too early in the morning for me to say something intelligent. Plus, I want to read everyone’s answers. 🙂

    1. I am reading a series of books by Amy A. Bartol called The Premonition series, that I am completely in love with. The first boom is called Inescapable and the second is Intuition. The third and fourth books are coming out this spring and summer.


    • katiebirdie says:

      Yeah, I hit the post button too quickly. So I’ll just come back later.


      • Tamie says:

        I love seeing you here…Yes…come back later. ❤


      • katiebirdie says:

        Sorry I’m so late. 😦

        2. Ballet flats and yoga pants. So much more comfortable than jeans and sneakers.

        3. I take public transportation everywhere, so I can’t of any good bumper stickers. I do like Choco’s one though about the dog! 🙂

        4. Unfortunately, my response to this is the same as everyone else’s. The 70’s smiley face without the smile.

        Now about my book rec., I can’t say enough about them. The writing reminds me of Twilight in a good way. I got the same unexplainable feeling after reading the first book. The second book is even better.


  3. Jess says:

    Current book recommendation: Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott. It’s a sequel of sorts to Operating Instructions, which was about her son as a baby. This one is about her son’s son, & is just as moving, well written, & laugh out loud funny.

    Travel lesson: Don’t forget the Kindle. The alternative is loading down your luggage with at least five books & being terrified that you underpacked your books.

    The best bumper sticker I’ve ever seen was: I’ve upped my standards. Up yours.

    The picture makes me think that’s what all the buttons in Watchmen must look like.


  4. Rebecca says:

    Current Book Recommendation: The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark (alias for Carol Goodman). It’s the beginning of a series called the Fairwick Chronicles. It focuses on a small college in upstate New York and a new teacher who’s joined the faculty. There’s so much going on, it’s a lot to take in at first but trust me, it’s worth it. Looking forward to the next book.

    Travel Lesson: Recently I was in Denver’s airport catching a flight to Seattle. I was the last group to board the plane and of course, overhead space was all used up. I had to check one of my carry-on bags. One was my work laptop and I definitely wasn’t going to check that one, so I handed them the other. After taking off, I went to grab my purse and realized I left it in the other bag! All I had on me was my cell phone and $40 in my pocket. I internally freaked out until we landed then I thought, “hey, they’ll probably have my bag pulled out at the gate, no worries.” Uh, no…I had to hoof it all the way through SeaTac and park my ass right in front of the luggage carousel thinking of worst case scenarios. It’s totally within Fate’s right to screw me over especially being so stupid. Luckily my bag and everything in it was intact. Travel lesson here…intelligent carry-on packing! Keep your important stuff together and don’t get in a rush when the gate person is poking you!

    The Best Bumper Sticker – Cthulhu for President 2012 – Why vote for the lesser evil?

    Same thing for me…a smiley face without the smile then it morphs into a button…


    • Tamie says:

      Oooo…the book sounds great!

      OMG! I feel for ur travel horror…see this is why they need to quit charging for the 1st checked bag…too many peeps bringing carry-ons to avoid the charge and somebody ends up getting screwed…not fair!


  5. ChocoMG2112 says:

    Sorry, long, long day.

    1) I’m currently reading “Haunt Me Still” by Jennifer Lee Carrell. Again this has Kate and Ben as characters. This time she gas been called to Edinburgh to discuss a production of The Scottish Play. An ancient manuscript, witches, Picts and lore are steeped in this story. Filled with Shakespeare, this fast paced story is as delightful as the first. (Tamie reviews tomorrow. Keepers, I hope she liked it! Lol)

    2) Hard travel lessons learned? Probably me too that I am an over packer. This was evident on my overseas trip in March. Not much else. I always bring important items in the plane with me. I get there insanely early because I want to make sure I have time to get through security. I don’t mind the scanners or getting patted down. I’m all for anything that can make the skies safer. I did learn that my jeans always set off the scanner in Indy. Lol. Hey, it’s the only time someone feels my ass, so I’m okay with it! Lol

    3) bumper sticker? Dang, I never remember the good ones! My dog is smarter than your honor roll student?

    4) yep, stoic smilie followed by button morph.

    Ta da!


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