Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quote Match - Who Said That?

Match the quote to the person who said it. THE HIGHLIGHTED NAME IS NOT THE ANSWER. So you only have to select from 4 possible answers.

Who Said That?

1. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Davey Jones
Frank Sinatra
Albert Einstein
Dr. Seuss
Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best"
Mae West
Eleanor Roosevelt
Hillary Clinton
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Manson

3. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
John Lennon
Carl Sagan
Stephen Hawking
Albert Einstein
Hillary Clinton

4. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
Steve Martin
Dr. Seuss
Stephen Wright
Woody Allen

5. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Oscar Wilde
Frank Sinatra
Shirley Temple
Steve Martin
Mae West

6. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
Robert Frost
Hugh Grant
C.S. Lewis
Mark Twain
Ronald Reagan

7. “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Oscar Wilde
Mark Twain
Steve Martin
Carl Sagan
Margret Thatcher

8. “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Roy Rogers
Steve Martin
Steven Wright
Oscar Wilde
Barack Obama

9. “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Ronald Reagan
Steven Tyler
J.K. Rowling
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sean Popa

10. “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
Mahatma Gandhi
Margret Thatcher
Oscar Wilde
Mark Twain
John Lennon

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Redemption Ch.1 7/20/12

Chapter 1

Abigail wasn’t her real name, but she liked it, so it was the name she used on the marriage license two months ago. She lay in bed next to her new husband wondering how her real name would affect him if he ever discovered it.  Perhaps he would like it.  It was possible. But even if he loved it he’d want to know why she lied to him in the first place.

                Abigail wanted to be totally honest with Michael. And she was, in almost every way, but there were some things he simply wasn’t ready to know. She had never loved another human being in her life, not the way she loved Michael. The day would come she would confess everything to him. He would have to know the truth. But tonight was not that time.

                Michael’s breathing had been regular for almost a half an hour. She really didn’t want to leave his embrace. She felt oddly safe with his arm around her. And his touch did more than just make her feel safe. It made her feel girlish, and excited in ways she had never felt before. Though she knew she would get no sleep this night, she would have been content to lie here at his side until sunrise as long as his arm right stayed where it was.

                Unfortunately she couldn’t indulge in anything so wonderful tonight. She had something important to do.

                Rolling smoothly from beneath his arm Abigail was at the side of the bed within a second, gazing back down on the man she loved. His dark curls splayed over his olive skin and covered his right eye which was barely visible above the pillow in which his face was buried.  If only she could explain everything to him this burden would be lifted. But I can’t, she thought. He has already adjusted to so much for me; there’s no way I can add more to that. Not now. If only there was a way to avoid telling him all together. But she knew he would have to know eventually.

Sadly she turned away from his glorious form on the bed, grabbed her running shoes and slipped into the hallway.

                When she needed to, Abigail could move very quietly through any dark dwelling.  She had excellent night vision.  She’d been told her eyes were cat-like. This was because they shined like a cat’s – though her pupils were not oblong like that of a feline. Even under normal lighting conditions there was a shine or gleam to her eyes that people couldn’t help commenting on. They’d even been called “jewels” by people who could come up with no better comparison for the light that glinted there.

                Moving like a cat, both by vision and stealth, she escaped the bedroom and descended the stairs without making a sound. Even the floors beneath her feet were in league with her by remaining soundless as she swept across them. In order to make the least amount of noise possible, she opened the door quickly, locked it and closed it behind her. In just a few seconds she had left her bed and now stood in the quiet, clear night of her home in Woodland Hills.

                She enjoyed walking around the neighborhood at night. Prior to meeting Michael she spent a lot of time roaming the city while the world slept around her. There was a quiet anticipation about the night that made her feel both comfortable, and slightly excited, as if something was about to happen. There were infinite possibilities in the dark, all on the verge of happening. And tonight, she was going be happening. She was going to cause something to take place that was exciting, and a bit dangerous.

                Abigail wandered through the neighborhood enjoying the cool air. Woodland Hills didn’t get very cold at night during the month of July. She had been wearing a t-shirt and shorts when she lied down with Michael. She was perfectly comfortable in them now.  As she left the neighborhood and came out onto the busier street of Mulholland Drive she picked up the pace and started running west. She had a long way to go.

                The air brushed against her skin and lifted her long auburn hair so that it blew behind her. It felt marvelous at this time of night. She flew past a strip mall where a grocery store and an electronics shop were still open. Few people frequented them, however at two-thirty in the morning. She cut down Cavalleri heading south until she came to an all night gas station with a market that sold snacks and other sundries items that a person up at two in the morning must have or their lives would over.

                As it turned out, that was sort of true in Abigail’s case. There were a few items she needed to pick up before her rendezvous with Eli Trayhorne.

                “Evening,” the big man behind the counter said, looking up from his television when Abigail entered, causing a chime behind the counter to ring.

The big man looked back at his television, then did a double-take and glanced back at her. Abigail was used to this reaction. She knew she had a different look, but she also knew men found her attractive and were drawn to her on sight sometimes. She figured this was what some movie stars went through when they entered stores and the clerk realized who they were. Abigail had no desire to be a movie star or to compare herself to one, but this kind of reaction happened to her almost everywhere she went.

She felt the man’s eyes on her as she went up and down the aisles looking for what she needed.   The screw drivers were located with the other few hardware items they sold there. She grabbed two Philips heads then continued her search. She found what she was looking for at the end of the next aisle over, on the bottom shelf: a box of black plastic garbage bags. She picked it up and returned to the man who had been watching her the whole time without realizing he was staring.

The burly clerk smiled as he took the screw drivers and box of garbage bags from her and rang them up. He managed to somehow do this without looking at the cash register. He just continued to stare at her. For a moment she wanted to say, “Blink, or your eyes will dry out,” but instead she just smiled and looked down shyly. 

For some reason this broke the man’s trance and he spluttered, “Excuse me ma’am, are you single?”

Abigail had already seen the gold band on the man’s left ring finger, but allowed her full lips to rise into another playful grin. She lifted her left hand and showed him the diamond ring that sparkled from her own finger. “Sorry,” she replied. “How much do I owe you?”

He shook his head as if confused, then glanced over at the register. “Uh, $16.27.”  As she pulled some cash from her short’s pocket the man shook his head again. Abigail had seen this before as well. She knew that inside his head he was feeling like he’d just awakened from a dream. Then, he was realizing he’d just asked if she was single.  Sure enough as she slid the cash across the counter to him his face began turning a bright red. Poor men, she thought.

He quickly dropped the change into her hand and thanked her. With what seemed great will-power he turned his attention back to the television.

Abigail sauntered out the door and into the night. As she passed under the glow of the fluorescent lights that shined over the gas pumps she could feel his eyes on her back. He was a nice enough man, no doubt, but he was still a man.

She took one dark garbage bag from the box and threw the rest away. With her purchases in hand she started running off in the direction of Malibu. It was here she was going to find Eli Trayhorne, the last man on her list.

Ten years ago this despicable human being inherited more than $500 million dollars from his father, who had developed a revolutionary method of processing rubber during the 1990s. With this wealth Eli Trayhorne had traveled the world, broadening his horizons and partying with the rich and famous.

After several years of being on the A-list of the best and brightest in Hollywood and later on that of a certain Arabian Prince of roughly the same age, Eli Trayhorne grew bored. He was soon finding greater entertainment through experimentation with a brand of illegal drugs only those with a great deal of money could acquire. His friend, the “Prince,” encouraged him along the way as he discovered more exotic ways to get high and fry his swiftly disintegrating brain.

One summer afternoon, the Prince invited him to try a new experience, which had Eli not been high on blue acid, he might not have tried, nor found particularly palatable.  However, as it turned out, Eli developed a taste for this kind of deplorable activity that generally involved young boys kidnapped off the streets of Moscow, Bucharest or Berlin.

As it turned out his desire for young boys, preferable around the age of 10, became so acute he had difficulty controlling it. A psychiatrist might have found this due to how his father had ignored him only showing attention by rewarding him with money when he remembered he had a son. But Eli suspected it had more to do with a voracious need to feel adrenaline and endorphins which only flooded his system when he was destroying the innocence of another human being.  

It didn’t take long for him to discover that killing the child when he was done with it was even more satisfying than anything he had tried yet. With his connections and money this became an outlet which he made use of more and more, to the point that he could barely go a week without following this pattern. He had employed several underworld thugs who could provide him with children and then later dispose of them for him.

The lights from the city obscured the stars, but Abigail could imagine them lighting her way to her destination, silent omens encouraging her to finish a divine quest.  Though she was going about what others might consider a mission, to her it had become a need. The moon was but a sliver when she crossed the Pacific Coast Highway and ran toward the sea. Though it was a dark night, the sound of the water lapping up the shoreline reached her ears long before she got there. She slowed her running pace and walked along the solitary beach, looking up at the multimillion dollar beach houses.

Eli lived in magnificent Spanish villa situated on nearly an acre of the Encinal bluffs that over looked the Pacific. Abigail turned from the beach and like a wraith in the night skirted up a wooden staircase that led directly to the backyard of Eli’s spacious home.

Abigail could clearly see the beautiful flagstone path that led to several large expansive patios. A fountain and a two-level infinity pool graced the meticulously laid out area. Palms, ferns and other exotic plants grew around the patios and climbed the stone arches and draped over the balcony that over looked the grounds. A burnished wrought iron balustrade grew from the stone work of the upper level, emphasizing the detailed and tasteful design of the metal work.

To the side of the patio stretched a curved stone staircase. Bougainvillea graced the balusters. Abigail took time to appreciate their colorful display as she silently mounted the stairs to the balcony above. She turned away from the French doors that opened onto the master bedroom and gazed out over the Pacific Ocean. The view was arresting, even stirring in its grandeur. She could imagine the terrible power of that sea rising up in a tremendous wave and crashing down on her and this beautiful home, powerless to resist such unimaginable strength.

A thrill shot through her and she quivered. Quickly she removed the black garbage bag from her pocket and cut a hole in the top and two others in the side for her arms. She slipped into the improvised poncho. The bag’s opening fell to her shins.  She looked down at her expensive running shoes and decided to remove them. She wasn’t going to get blood on them.

She held the two Phillips screw drivers in her left hand but held them behind her so they couldn’t be seen as she moved to the doors. It was dark inside, but the sleeping form of Eli on a King-size bed was quite visible to her. Fortunately he was alone.

She smiled and rapped on the glass door with her right hand.  The man inside stirred a little but turned over and continued sleeping.  She knocked again, harder this time. The man’s head jerked then he turned and faced the door. Confusion and a bit of alarm spread across his face. As he stared at her through the door, Abigail couldn’t help but think for a man of 35 he could easily pass for much older.

Abigail gave her most glorious smile and motioned for him to open the door and let her in.  The monster’s puzzled expression melted as he looked from side to side. He was wondering if this was some joke was being played on him. He wasn’t used to strange women wearing garbage sacks knocking on his bedroom door in the middle of the night. Still wary he moved across the bed and climbed out. He was only wearing a pair of silk boxers and his slight gut was just beginning to fold over them.

“Can I come in?” Abigail asked through the door.

As he gazed at her it was obvious he was still confused, but her beauty was beginning to register on his face. His pupils dilated as he took her in. His breathing also increased. She could see these reactions as she continued to motion for him to open the door.

His mouth went a little slack as he approached. Abigail was glad to see the reaction but doubted he was under her spell quite as powerfully as the clerk at the gas station. There was still wariness in his eyes. No doubt his lifestyle had taught him to be careful and never trust people – no matter how appealing they might be.

“Who are you?” His hand was on the knob, but he made no move to unlock it.

“This is 32637 Pacific Coast Highway isn’t it?”

“That’s my address. That doesn’t tell me who you are.” Her powers of attraction were giving way to caution.

Playing her last card she said, “Abdullah bin Abdul-Rahman Al Saud sent me.”

The man’s eyes grew wide at the mention of the name. He looked beyond her to see if anyone else was around. He undid the lock and opened the door. He turned from the door and headed back toward the bed. He looked back at her, but she remained in the doorway.

“What are you doing?” he asked. “Get in here and shut the door.”

Abigail obeyed, steeling herself for what she was about to do. There was no way the man could know that she had exceptional fighting skills. She was extremely fast and would be able to take him down and kill him in a matter of seconds.

“So, why did the Prince send you? And why this dramatic entrance? You could have come to the front door. You could have called first, or for that matter waited until morning. And what are you wearing?” He sat down on the edge of bed and waited for her reply.

“Do you remember Kadir Rassay? How about Adrian Pintér?”

Eli looked at her completely perplexed. “Who?”

“How about Dimitrie Kovách, do you remember what you did to him?”

Eli’s face suddenly drained of blood.  “Who are you? What do you want?”

Moving slowly toward him, Abigail continued, “Perhaps you’ll recall Niklas Fleischer, a cute blond haired boy. He was nine and half when you sliced his throat.”

“The Prince didn’t send you!”

“There was Patrik Miklós, Brendon Sebestyén, and Simon Bencze; all killed by you, after you completely destroyed their souls.”

Quicker than Abigail would have thought possible, Eli pulled open a drawer of the bedside table and brandished a Smith and Wesson Remington Magnum at her. She knew this gun. Just like Dirty Harry warned everyone about in the 1970’s; it was the most powerful handgun in the world. If he was using hollow point shells it could easily rip a hole in her roughly the size of softball.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Musical Matching

This should be a fun matching game today. Match the musical lyric to the musical it is from. Have fun, and keep a song in your heart! Let me know how you do.

1. Nice white kids Who like to lead the way
And once a month
We have our "negro day!"
And I'm the man who keeps it spinnin' round
Mr. Corny Collins
With the latest, greatest Baltimore sound!!

Funny Face
Hello Dolly
White Christmas
Finian's Rainbow

2. You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're out of the night.
Step into the sun, Step into the light.
Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place On the Face of the Earth or the sky.
Hold onto your breath, Hold onto your heart, Hold onto your hope.
March up to the gate and bid it open

Wizard of Oz
Singing in the Rain

3. All right everyone, time to tidy things up
Come my little friends As we all sing a happy little working song
Merry little voices clear and strong
Come and roll your sleeves up
So that we can pitch in
Cleaning crud up in the kitchen
As we sing along

Finian's Rainbow
White Christmas
Sound of Music

4. Tell ya 'bout them sobbin' women
Who lived in the Roman days.
It seems that they all went swimmin'
While their men was off to graze.
Well, a Roman troop was ridin' by
And saw them in their "me oh my",
So they took 'em all back home to dry.
Least that's what Plutarch says.

My Fair Lady
Slipper and the Rose
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Funny Face

5. There even are places where English completely disappears.
In America, they haven't used it for years!
Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
Norwegians learn Norwegian; the Greeks have taught their Greek.
In France every Frenchman knows his language fro "A" to "Zed"
The French never care what they do, actually,
as long as they pronounce in properly.

Phantom of the Opera
Little Shop of Horrors
My Fair Lady
Tell Me on a Sunday
Fiddler on the Roof

6. Folks in a town that was quite remote heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Lusty and clear from the goatherd’s throat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

White Christmas
River Dance
Sound of Music

7. I used to be a rovin' lad.
A rovin' an' wanderin' life I had.
On any lass I'd frown, who would try to tie me down.
But then one day, I saw a maid,
Who held out her hand, an' I stayed an' stayed.
An' now across the green, I'll go home with bonnie Jean.

Singing in the Rain
Thoroughly Modern Milly
Beauty and the Beast

8. Moses suposes his toeses are roses
But Moses supposes erroneously
And Moses, he knowses his toeses aren't roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Singing in the Rain
Little Shop of Horrors

9. The best things happen while you're dancing
Things that you would not do at home come nat'rally on the floor
For dancing soon becomes romancing
When you hold a girl in your arms that you've never held before

Sound of Music
Thoroughly Modern Milly
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
White Christmas

10. Oh my heart is beating wildly
And it's all because you're here.
When I'm not near the girl I love,
I love the girl I'm near.
Ev'ry femme that flutters by me
Is a flame that must be fanned.
When I can't fondle the hand I'm fond of,
I fondle the hand at hand.

My Fair Lady
Finian's Rainbow
Little Shop of Horrors
White Christmas
Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, July 13, 2012

Movie Quote Quiz 3

This should be a fun Movie Matching Good Time. Mainly 80's Movies you should remember. Have fun and return to my FB page and let me know how you did.


Movie Quote Quiz 3

1. "Sorry about blowing up your mom, Ricky."
Ferris Beuler's Day Off
Princess Bride
Back to the Future
Fast Time at Ridgemont High
Better Off Dead

2. "Silence Whipper Snapper!"
Better Off Dead
Batman 1989
Wizard of Oz
Gone with the Wind
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

3. "No more rhymes, and I mean it!"
"Anybody want a peanut?"
Wizard of Oz
Princess Bride
The Sandlot
Better Off Dead

4. "I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity."
Lady and the Tramp
The Last Star Fighter
Exercising Jeremy
A Knight's Tale
Better Off Dead

“Now that's what I call high quality H2O.”
Drop Dead Fred
The Wizard of Oz
The Waterboy
Indian in a Cupboard
Dances with Wolves

6. "I said when I died, that I'd come back.
If you believe in ghosts, you're on the right track.
I'm out of the grave, and roaming the moores.
If you want to be safe, you better lock all the windows and screens."

To Kill a Mocking Bird
The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Absent Minded Professor
Private Eyes
With Six You Get Eggroll

7. "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
The Santa Clause
Batman 1989
Greatest American Hero
Kung Fu Panda

8. "Let's do the time warp again!"
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Rocky Horror Picture Show
They Came from Outer Space
Dr. Doolittle

9. "Why are they all standing around that manky old boot?"
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Secret Chamber
Harry Potter and the Prisoner or Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Stoney Chamber of Fire

10. "I want my two dollars!"
Back to the Future
Adventures in Babysitting
The Three Amigos
Sixteen Candles
Better Off Dead

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Brief Explanation of the Rise of Witchcraft

Church vs. Herbalists

The history of witchcraft, at least as it evolved throughout Europe in tandem with the Catholic Church, seems to have begun simply enough. Medicine wasn’t looked at as a science as it is now. It was the dark ages and people relied on faith and believed in superstitions in order to heal themselves. When a person got sick, people did the best they could to help them get better. There were possibly some old remedies handed down. Some people went to the Church for faith promoted assistance. Here some cures were a combination of strange scriptural interpretation that didn’t necessarily translate well into common usage.

Church Cures Ineffective

After a while leaders of the church, trying to affect faith promoted cures must have come up with some strange solutions to illnesses. Feeling they were inspired, they experimented with poultices and other remedies that were a combination of strange ingredients, from animal entrails, bile, urine, and other organic fluids, all thought to have curative effects. In many cases, of course, these cures caused infection or in some other way exacerbated the original health problem.

Wicca or Wise Women

Not all “medical” research at that time went in the wrong direction. Those who got sick but were too far from the influence of the Church began to experiment with herbs and plants that had curative properties. They used these on the sick that lived around them. Over time women who had time and the compassion to help the sick discovered remedies for certain illnesses. These women became wicca or wise women.

Discovering Drugs and Their Effects

As these women herbalists started to have positive results, undoubtedly the male hierarchy of the Church felt threatened. In order to preserve their reputations they branded these women as working in league with the devil. With scriptural support they were able to make the case that their ability to heal the sick came from Satan. What’s more, it is possible that these women herbalists also discovered powerful drugs along the way, plants or other organic matter that could ease pain, or cause someone to get high or take a trip. Hallucinogenic drugs would have appeared to have demonic origins. And those who viewed others experiencing hallucinations would have concluded they were possessed by evil spirits.

How the Concept of Witches Evolved

The Greek pharmakeia literally means "herbalist" or one who uses or administers drugs, but it was used virtually synonymously with mageia and goeteia as a term for a sorcerer. The concept of an herbalist and sorcerer grew up together in the minds (and language) of the people. From that point on, the wild imaginations of the people linked these women who worked with Satan as being against the Church. From there came the Black Sabbaths, and other bizarre beliefs attributed to witches. These wise women would clean the area prior to enacting their cures and thus the broom got attached to them as a symbol of their power. As they mixed and brewed their concoctions the pots they brewed them in became cauldrons in which they created their magic potions. Undoubtedly these wise women were older and passed their craft on to their daughters. Witches are generally envisioned as old and ugly women. Ugly, you must remember, was always associated with evil.

The Results of this Conflict Between Truth and Superstition

Interesting how superstition, at attempt to discover truth, and jealousy and fear led to incredible myths about a group of people. These myths had the power that lead to the hanging and burning of hundreds of people, men and women (though primarily women) through the ages.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Much Easier Movie Quote Quiz

This should prove to be the easiest Movie Quote Matching game ever devised. I want people to return to my facebook post with 100%!!!
Now go after it:

Movie Quote Match 2

1. "Do, or do not. There is no try."
The Empire Strikes Back
E. T.
A New Hope
Return of the Jedi
Clone Wars

2. "I'll be back."
Die Hard
Return of the Jedi
North by Northwest
One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest

3. "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine."
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Planet 9 from Outer Space
The King and I
Rosemary's Baby

4. "Let's just say we're doing it for a pal in the Army."
Not this one
Try number 4
Go forward one space
White Christmas
I said number 4 you idiot!

5. "Look at that! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs.She must have some sort of built-in motors. I tell you, it's a whole different sex!"
Some Like it Luke Warm
Some Like it Hot
It's one of the top two
Look at number 3
This is not the right answer

6. "So let it be written, so let it be done."
Saturday Night Fever
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
The Matrix
The Ten Commandments
White Christmas

7. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me, and he says: 'Why so serious?' He comes at me with the knife - 'Why so serious?!' He sticks the blade in my mouth. 'Let's put a smile on that face!' And why so serious?"
Toy Story
The Dark Knight
Superman Returns
X-Men United
The Avengers

8. "Fish are friends, not food."
Finding Norman
White Christmas
Finding Elmo
Opaque Christmas
Finding Nemo

9. "That'll do, pig, that'll do."
Dr. Doolittle
Animal Farm
The Matrix
L.A. Confidential

10. THE HARDEST ONE: "Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."
Dirty Dancing
Beetle Juice
Ferris Beuler's Day Off
Back to the Future
A Fish Called Wanda

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Carney - Brooke Moss

Special New Book Release to let you know about by Brooke Moss, another author from Inspell.

Two people from opposite worlds, one unforgettable kiss.
You can't judge a carny by its cover.

At a town fair on the coast of Oregon, handsome Native American carny, Vincent Youngblood, bestows an unforgettable kiss on shy, awkward teenager, Charlotte Davenport. Then disappears without another word, leaving her baffled and enamored.
Ten years later, Charlotte is still living in the small fishing town of Astoria, while being trained to--reluctantly--take over for her philandering hotelier father when he retires. After all, who else will do it? Her two perfect sisters are busy being married to their flawless husbands and having cookie cutter children, while Charlotte remains single, childless, and every bit as mousy as she was a decade ago.
As Charlotte struggles to climb out from underneath her judgmental parents thumb, the carnival rolls back into town, and Charlotte finds herself face to face with Vin again. He's back to run his father's carnival, walking away from a promising career in medicine he started in Chicago. Will her biased and judgmental family accept her relationship with a man who is not only a Native American, but works as a carny for a living? And what unsavory secrets bind the well-educated and seemingly superlative Vin to that ramshackle carnival? After all, you can’t judge a carny by its cover.

Special Teaser Quote!

"“You know, the neighbors will talk if they see you slipping into the house in the morning like this.” My dad’s voice yanked me out of my memories, and I squeezed the railing until my knuckles went white. Without turning around, I said calmly, “The neighbors didn’t see me. It’s five thirty in the morning.” I could practically feel him frowning at the back of my head. “You’ve got some nerve sneaking in here like this. What kind of a woman stays out all night?”

“A woman who is twenty eight years old.” I turned around and faced my father."

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Movie Quote Quiz

Read the movie quote and select the correct movie it came from. See how well you remember some great movies from our past.

Afte you get your score return to my facebook page and let me know how well you did.

Thanks for playing!!

Movie Quote Quiz

1. "But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life."
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Stand By Me
Goof Balls

2. "I'm not a Frenchie, I'm a BELGIE!"
Murder By Death
See How They Run
History of the World Part 1
Tommy Boy

3. "You can't fool me! There ain't no sanity clause!"
Night at the Opera
Billy Madison
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Scared Stiff
The Bell Boy

4. "The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true."
Order in the Court
Knock on Wood
Road to Rio
The Court Jester
At War with the Army

5. "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government."
What's Up Doc?
Duck Soup
The Bell Boy
Monte Python and the Holy Grail
That's My Boy

6. "Zuzu's petals."
The Philadelphia Story
Bringing Up Baby
It's a Wonderful Life
Adam's Rib
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

7. "Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangley drawn to you but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments."
Bringing Up Baby
Arsenic and Old Lace
His Girl Friday
Operation Petticoat
Father Goose

History of the World Part 1
Blazing Saddles
Space Balls
The Producers
Young Frankenstein

9. "Insanity runs in my family, It practically gallops."
To Catch a Thief
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Arsenic and Old Lace
Wayne's World
Young Frankenstein

10. "Married? Goody Two-Shoes and the Filthy Beast?"
Murder by Death
Operation Petticoat
At War with the Army
Father Goose
The In-Laws

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