Random Randomness

Rainy, cold, dreary days

Drain my brain

And leave my spirit empty.


Hmmm….I guess that’s vaguely poetic.  It started out as a sentence, then I thought it sounded a bit like a poem so I wrote it that way.  Hmm…Not quite a Haiku, one syllable short.   Well, Haiku do not have to be exactly 17 syllables.  I didn’t intend this to be a poetry lesson so let’s get back on track or should I say off track but on the off track that I intended… Help!

This entire week has truly been cold, rainy and dreary.  All I want to do is drink tea and read, which in itself isn’t a bad idea, but there are life things that have to continue, like posting here at BCDC.  That always helps to focus me which is why I try to do it in the morning…sort of set the tone for the day.  So On to the Randomness…

I mentioned a couple of things on Tuesday that I’d like to get back to. I finished the Lisa Scottoline book I was reading.

Devil's Corner

I’ve never read her before and wasn’t sure what to expect.  I enjoyed it!  There were a few of those improbable plot twists that seem to work their way into every mystery thriller type of book.  I did love the fact that it was set in Philadelphia and written by a Philadelphia area writer.  I love hearing about places I know.

I just started reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

The Shadow of the Wind

This was one of my Goodwill finds for 49 cents and it was just sitting in my (very large) to read pile.  Then over the last few weeks, I’ve seen several book bloggers mention it as being really good, so now I’ve started it.  How can you Not love a book that starts with an introduction titled “The Cemetery of Forgotten Books.”  This was translated from Spanish and I was a little wary about that after my recent experience with a book translated from French.  But so far this has grabbed me.  I’ll keep you posted.

The second thing I want to mention is evil and nasty and wonderful and delicious all in one.

Innocent looking, isn’t it?  Don’t be fooled, it is evil in a jar.  The jar which I just opened Monday night is now a candidate for being used for Overnight oats in a Jar, but I don’t think it will make it to that.  I am trying to train my tongue to be long enough to fit in the jar and lick it out.  On top of that, I found out some scary news from my friend Kristen regarding the chunky style.  It thought chunky would mean chunks of peanuts.  Oh, No…it means tiny bits of cookies in it.  I am in love and in hate at the same time.  I know that I can not bring this into my house.  I think this is becoming vaguely compulsive.  I should just polish off the jar and never let it darken my door again.  It may have to go the Way of All Chips.  Why am I like this about certain foods?  Well, I guess I cross chips, peanut butter And Biscoff off of my list of things that can come into my house.  Painful, truly painful.

So that’s it for today.  I am the Human Randomizer signing off.  (Haven’t used That in a while!)

Happy Friday!  Please bring back the Sun!!!


20 responses to “Random Randomness

  1. “human randomizer” – love that!!! writing random posts is just really fun – like just having a chat with friends.
    chunky biscoff?? that sounds amazing. i can imagine why it is a dangerous and delightful thing!
    glad you liked your book! good luck with this next one!
    sorry about your dreary weather…our week has been marked by humidity, i would say. we had quite the t-storm last night!
    happy friday, fran!

    • Hey, Cathy!! Yes, the chunky biscoff can NOT come into my house unless I find a way to control myself. I came up with the Human Randomizer last year some time because I just kept writing random things and it reminded me of that thing…the randomizer…that people use to select a winner when they’re having a giveaway on blogs. I just decided I was the human version! 😉

  2. I have heard tales & whispers that there is a chunky Biscoff, I have yet to see it though. I of course am a huge fan, but I save it for a treat becuase it’s so sweet. I keep it in the way back of my cupboard. Seems to be working for now.

  3. Oh my gosh, it’s Marie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brutus says Hi too though.

  4. I have never heard of Biscoff but it does sound devilishly delicious!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Glad you liked the Scottoline book. I guess that’s another one I need to put on my TBR list!

    • Dana, I did like it. The more I think about it the better I liked it. I have another of hers that I also got at Goodwill. Can’t think of the title at the moment. I’ll let you know about that one also.

  6. “oh, no. tiny bits of cookies” I am in hate with it, too! but I will definitely be on a mission to bring it back into my life as soon as I’m back from vacation. 😉

  7. I’ve never tried biscoff, but I bought a trader joe’s version (I think..) that calls itself a cookie butter. I’m slightly afraid of it!

  8. The Zafon book is so fantastic- I became such a fan of him! Hope you love it.

    • Hi Christine! I’m just about 100 pages in and I LOVE it! I’m frustrated because I have a busy day today and can’t just read!! I’ll keep you posted. Why not friend me on Goodreads? Are you on there? Have a great day!

  9. This is too funny because I buy the cookies and they tempt you. I think the Devil is baking them because I have to hide them in the basement not to eat them in one gulp. I was almost tempted to buy the spread. Thank you for the warning

  10. Weighting For 50

    I think the beginning of this post was MORE than vaguely poetic!!!! May the sun shine in your neck of the woods soon, and may your poetic spirit soar! Have a good weekend Fran.

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