Monday, August 23, 2010

Hot Finish - Erin McCarthy Fast Track Series

If you have never read Erin McCarthy books and like romance novels, you should give her a try. I love her books. Let me repeat that. Absolutely. Love. Her. Books. And I love even more that she responds to reader emails and tweets.

Anyways, back to the books. I read her first NASCAR romance book, Flat Out Sexy, on the plane ride on my way to NYC. When I finished I knew I had to see if the next one was out because I was hooked. Luckily for me it was and before I left to return home, I asked the driver to make a stop on his way to the airport so I could pick it up. Hard and Fast was even better, in my opinion, than the first one and had me laughing out loud on the plane ride home. After finishing it I couldn't wait for the next one but alas I had several months to wait until its release.

Finally earlier this month Hot Finish was released and it was all that I've come to expect from Erin's books. It was sweet, zany, steamy and addicting. Now we get word that the series will continue with the next book out next March. Plenty of time to re-read the whole series.

Side note: some of the scenes are a little steamy so be forewarned. ;-)

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dale Jr. k'nex

My nephew Caleb knows how much I love Dale Earnhardt Jr. so when he saw this k'nex set while he was out school shopping he bought it for me. With. His. Own. Money!!

How sweet is that! He wanted to put it together right away and didn't like it too much when I wanted to help. I think he may have really wanted it for himself.

Dale had a visor that could go up or down and a baseball cap.

....and the finished product.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Jersey Boys

The Jersey Boys has finally made it's way to Austin. Yeah!!!! I went with my mom and sister Diane to see the show. Since we had matinee tickets we made a girls day of it and had lunch at Hyde Park Bar and Grill first then on to the show. Sydni did not understand why she couldn't come with us since she, too, is a girl. I had to tell her that the show wouldn't let her in because of the language so that was fine with her.

I saw the original cast in New York years ago and absolutely loved the show.

The songs, the story, the actors, everything was amazing. I was worried the show wouldn't live up to my praise of it but I shouldn't have because my sister and mom LOVED it. I could watch it every day. You don't realize how many songs they sang or the back story of their rise and fall and it is all laid out for you. Very moving and everyone should see it.

After the show we fought traffic and went to get massages. Oh the hot stone massage I had was devine. A very nice way to end the day.

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