Monday, August 24, 2009

WAY Inappropriate

Well, hello there! Look, I finally remembered my blog. So, how've you been? Your hair looks great - did you get it cut?

Random Celeb/ News Roundup:
  • That model that was found dead with her teeth pulled out and fingers cut off to slow identification of her body? They identified her by the serial number of her breast implants.
  • Thieves stole $1 million dollars in jewelry and clothes. They were sophisticated and broke into the store from the roof and covered their faces. But what store did they choose? JC Penney's. Yeah, that wouldn't have been my first choice, either.
  • Tori Spelling is hawking Q-Tips. No wait! The Q-Tips are in pretty little boxes. Doesn't that make you want to run out and buy them? No? Me either.
  • Courtney Love posted a picture of herself with a turtle on her head on Twitter. No, I don't know why. Let's look on the bright side - it could have been something way worse. This IS Courtney Love we're talking about. Although that turtle will probably want to take a long hot bath right about now.

BONUS Nerd's Corner: Um, there's a Facebook page for Lisbeth Salander (title character from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire). I cannot decide if this is cool and I want to friend her, or if it's hopelessly dorky and I should resist the temptation to friend her. Hmmm...to limit my friend list to people who actually exist or not....

Speaking of which, I finished The Girl Who Played With Fire over the weekend and O!M!G! What a great book. Lisbeth Salander could be my favorite heroine of all time. How is it possible that we have to wait until next year to read the next book and how is it possible that Stieg Larsson is dead and there will not be any more books after the third one when he was planning a 10 book series. 10 books, people! Do you KNOW what I would do for there to be 10 books in this series?! I'd..I'd, well, I'd do a lot, that's what.

12 comments:

Fiona Picklebottom said...

I just started that book this morning. Already trying to determine if we really NEED clean clothes this week, or if I can just read in lieu of laundry.

Shelly said...

Fiona - the clothes can wait! Nudity is the new black. The book is worth it.

Jess said...

OK, I kind of think the JC Penney robberies are a little bit brilliant. Apparently they've hit up like five different locations right now, and they have millions of dollars worth of stuff. But the stuff is relatively cheap and non-unique, so they won't have issues selling it. They don't have go to the black market--they can just go to eBay!

Shelly said...

Jess - I hadn't thought of that angle. That IS pretty clever. Solves that whole "moving stolen goods" problem.

Shelly Overlook said...

I have my name in at the library for the first "Girl Who.." book. Can't wait!

Nice to hear from you again, btw.

Shelly said...

Shelly - I think you will LOVE these books.

Aww! Thank you so much.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

I have to come back and say something about The Girl...Fire book. I have read part one, and while I am thoroughly enjoying the novel, I am a bit disappointed with the author's research regarding hurricanes. Seeking refuge from a hurricane in a cellar when in a building located right on the beach or on an island, is generally a bad idea, since the storm surge could fill the cellar and drown everyone. Also, cellars don't usually even exist in beachfront properties.

Since I grew up in an area that went through its share of hurricanes, that little thing is bothering me. I'll get over it...

Shelly said...

Fiona - excellent point! I didn't realize that. So what do people on islands DO in a hurricane? Pray?

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Pretty much. Unless you can leave. Then you do that.

Shelly said...

Fiona - Ah, I see. Thank you for enlightening me.

Hyphen Mama said...

That model murder... CRAZY. I caught a bit on Nancy Grace last night. That is some serious CRAZY.

Shelly said...

Hyphen - Yeah, it is totally crazy. I think it is HILARIOUS that they ID'ed her by her breast implants. I mean, it's good detective work and all, but it's still funny.