Saturday, October 27, 2012


This is #19 on my 101 list, Read 25 new authors.

"Anteater-Boy" by Dean Ammerman
Product Description(
The school year is coming to an end and high school freshman Zak Dale wants a summer job to earn some money. His fish-eyed science teacher, Dr. Cyrus B. Fletcher, has a job opening but wants Zak to clean the science classroom, improve his grades, and deliver an award-winning speech to get it. As Zak tries to prove he's the best person for the summer job, he helps his best friend Miles search for the holy grail of junk food, falls in love with the beautiful and mysterious Mia Holmes, locates his missing grandmother, neglects his bladder-challenged dachshund, and takes a journey through the American Revolution with Darius Brown, his substitute history teacher. Anteater-Boy is a funny, uplifting, fast-paced coming-of-age novel about friendship and about having the courage to decide who you are and who you want to be.

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Kabloona (November 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984682201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984682201
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches

 MY THOUGHTS:  This is a light and humorous book all about being a freshman in high school.  Zak and his friends have some quirky things happen to them during the school year.  The stories included in this book are a tasty marshmallow, sculpted brain in a jar and of course a cute girl.  Although I like them all, my favorite has to be the story of ice cubes in the milk.   A really good and fast book to read.  


 [This is a review book and my own opinion.]

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What does Classic mean?  Went looking for an answer and got this.  This didn't actually help me out.  
 clas•sicˈklæs ɪk(adj.)
  1. of the first or highest quality, class, or rank:
    a classic piece of work.
  2. serving as a standard, model, or guide:
    a classic method of teaching.
  3. Ref: classical (defs. 1, 2). 1 2
  4. of or adhering to an established set of artistic or scientific standards or methods:
    a classic example of cubism.
  5. basic; fundamental:
    the classic rules of conduct.
  6. of enduring interest, quality, or style:
    a classic design.
  7. of literary or historical renown:
    the classic haunts of famous writers.
  8. traditional or typical:
    a classic comedy routine.
  9. definitive:
    a classic text on biology.
  10. of or pertaining to automobiles distinguished by excellent styling, engineering, and workmanship, esp. those built 1925–1948.
  11. (n.)an author or a literary work of the first rank, esp. one of
  12. an author or literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.
  13. classics, the literature and languages of ancient Greece and Rome .
  14. an artist or artistic production considered a standard.
  15. a work honored as definitive in its field.
  16. something noteworthy of its kind and worth remembering:
  17. an article, as of clothing, unchanging in style.
  18. a typical or traditional event, esp. one that is considered to be highly prestigious or the most important of its kind.
  19. Archaic. a classicist.
 My version of Classic means something that is old and been around for years.  That goes in and out of style.  And what could be more classic than an "Envelope" purse.   I found this one at a local Flea Market.  It fits my needs wonderfully.  Small and tucks under my arm.  This also meets 2 of my 101 in 1001 list. 
#50 -  invest in a classic handbag.
#9 - Buy something at a Flea Market. 


Monday, October 1, 2012


 My hubby bought this bird cage at a rummage sale for 2.00.  I couldn't stand not using it.  But we don't have a bird, so decided to see if I could find a pattern for a crocheted bird.  I went to my favorite place to look for patterns, Crochet Pattern Central.  I found this really cute pattern for this bird there.  So now my bird cage has a bird in it.  The bird cage sits on our deck, so the little bird won't last long in the weather, but he's really easy to make, so I can make a new one when he gets weather worn.  The pattern is here.