Monday, November 29, 2010

Nice Day at the Buffet

Yesterday my brother and his fiance took me, ken and our daughter out to eat at the Texas Buffet in the Texas Station Casino.

They had all types of good food to pick from but I went right over to the mexican grill and got some freshly made fajitas. Omg they were so good. The funny thing was when I went up to that fry station the guy who was cooking looked at me and said Pollo or Beef? I replied, Pollo. I know a few words in spanish and Pollo is spanish for chicken and I wanted chicken fajitas. When they were just about done he looks at me and rambles off and bunch of stuff....I looked at him and said, Uh, I have no idea what you just said.


He laughed and said because I had replied Pollo that I knew spanish but he wanted to know if I wanted it mild or spicy. I said mild. But all the people around that station were laughing because of what happened and when he gave me my plate I smiled and said, Gracias, which got another round of giggles from all of them.

They did have a really good carrot cake at the dessert station though and it wasn't made with that nasty cream cheese frosting, it had a whip cream frosting which was so good...I had just a lil' piece. lol I was good.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Review of taming the Beast by Heather Grothaus

Lord Roderick Cherbon was wounded during the crusades, only living because his best friend Hugh saves him. He comes home to find his abusive father has died and is still controlling his life because he now has to marry before he turns 30 years old in order to hold on to his land and wealth.

He advertises for a wife and after several women come and go because of his dark personality and scary castle, we meet Michaela Fortune. She has always been picked on, ridiculed and talked about, but she doesn't care. She grew up being ridiculed because her mother said she was abducted during the Wild Hunt and the stories of her father run rampant. She decided to marry Lord Cherbon to save her family from financial ruin, this is her only chance to do so.

The chemistry between these two characters is explosive right from the beginning. But Michaela is a strong woman and is focused on one thing, getting Lord Cherbon to marry her.

For the most part, I liked the book but there were parts that irritated me. Trying to decipher what little three year old Leo was saying when he talked was one of them. Leo is Lord Cherbon's son, but not his blood son and when he talks it's hard to tell what he is saying.

High is one character that at first I liked him and towards the end I found his character to be strange. The twists and turns his character takes in this book takes away from the story, not adds to it.

The paranormal aspect of the story...The Wild Hunt, also was not well developed and didn't add to the story. In fact, it seemed like an after thought just to have The Wild Hunt somehow cleared up for the reader, but it didn't work for me at all.

While I love a good Paranomal story, the paranormal aspect of this book was not well fleshed out and detracted from the story as a whole.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Marissa's Sizzling hot contest

Here's what you could win...Sounds good, huh?
Just click the title to be taken to the contest page.

A copy of Sexy Beast VIII
A copy of Possessions by Devyn Quinn
A copy Twilight Hunger by Maggie Shayne
$25 gift card to any bookstore
A bag of swag stuff.
***There will be 5 different winners for this contest***

Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Blues

I know I'm not the only one who gets them but I've suffered with depression my entire life. For some reason that I can't understand I get even more depressed around the Holidays. I try to get out of it by cooking, making gifts, decorating...oh boy do I decorate.

We live in a 1 bedroom apartment and I usually have three small artificial tree's up as well as all types of other decorations up. 8 boxes worth, but when I'm all done and all the decorating is up, I look at it all and feel like crying..every year. Thanksgiving is a little better because there's no sad Thanksgiving music, and I make it a point not to watch anything that will make me sad on tv.

I just can't take it. But this year I've decided to hit this depression head on, I have an appointment with my doctor next weeka nd I am going to ask him for another anti-depressant and see what he says. Because the fact is, I'm not sure I'll be able to cope this year if I don't get some help. I can already feel it coming on and I ahve a bad feeling it's going to be a bad one. I don't want that, those feelings of utter uselessness and maybe the doc can help me out.

The other reason I'm going to the doctor is I've had a lump in my stomach for about 3 years that I have put off getting checked out...and now it's starting to hurt...a lot. So I'm gonna see if we can't figure out what it is, hopfully it's nothing and will go away...yeah I have a good imagination don't I? I must live in fairy tale land to think this is nothing and is going to go away without surgery or some other form of intervention. Yea, oh joy, just what I need.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bitten By Romance Christmas Giveaway...

Bitten By Romance Blog is having a big Christmas contest. Just click on the title of this blog post to be taken to the contest page. They are giving away a bunch of really cool stuff. :)

Friday, November 05, 2010

Roberto's Tacos

Have you ever stopped into a new restaurant or little diner only to find it was totally awesome and couldn't believe that you hadn't been there before now?

Well, Ken and I had an experience just like that one today. We were driving down the street and saw a little sign that said, Roberto's tacos and decided it was lunch time, let's try that place. I mean they can't really f*ck up a taco, right?

We parked and went into this little place. They had pictures of all their food with the names, so pople like us who don't speak any spanish can just point to want they want on the wall. lol

I ordered a Carne Asada Burrito and ken ordered a shredded beef nachos.

My burrito was so damn big, holy molly and it was jam packed with tender steak..omg so good.

Ken got home and opened what he thought was going to be a small nachos to snack on, well it turned out to be the biggest plate of food I've ever seen labeled as nachos. lol

And it was good! We even called our daughter Elizabeth to come over and share the nachos because there was so much of it and thought she would like it. Which she did. :)

So for 12.00, we had a kick ass lunch.

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