Random Friday 7/30/2010 – TGIF

TGIF everyone! July is almost over and I’m not going to lie, I’m ready to move on.  It’s been a heck of a month and I’m ready to get back on track.  So in the interest of normalcy I thought I’d do a random Friday post because you know, random is my normal state of mind and all.

Big news, the Kindle 3 is now available for pre-order.  I wasn’t so sure I’d be interested but now I’m not so sure.  Look at her.  Look at her features.  I kind of feel like she wants to come live with me.  Are you getting that vibe too?  Lucky FVBR reviewer Amy, already has hers pre-ordered and I’m excited for her since this will be her first ever e-reader.

Check it out:  Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6





All-New, High-Contrast E-Ink Screen – 50% better contrast than any other e-reader

Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare

New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts

New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area

15% Lighter – Only 8.7 ounces, weighs less than a paperback

Battery Life of One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off

Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 Books

Books in 60 Seconds – Download books anytime, anywhere

Free 3G Wireless – No monthly payments, no annual contracts

Built-In Wi-Fi – In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots

20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading

Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights

New WebKit-Based Browser – Free 3G web browsing (experimental)

She’s a skinny bitch, that’s for sure!

If you’re on the fence on graphite or white Kindle Review has some thoughts on the matter.

Yes, I think I need one. *grin*  Since I don’t have anyone telling me no, it’s hard to resist.

So in other Random Friday news, I’m finally reading City Of Ghosts.  I know, I know, everyone has already read it.  I’m telling you, it’s been a heck of a month, I’m behind, don’t judge me.  It’s a damn good book and since I’m already running behind I’m kind of taking it slow.  Who knows when we’ll get another Downside book.  I’m savoring this one.

True Blood. I’ve been behind on True Blood too but now I’m all caught up.  I watched last Sunday’s episode last night.  I needed a shower to wash away the blood after that episode. WTF is up with that?  Geez this series is getting gory!

True Blood thoughts in general:

  • For all the great gory effects, those fangs suck ass
  • The Eric flashbacks creep me out.  Eric of the old days = goofy and not sexy.
  • Franklin = *love*  Yes, he’s beyond creepy, but I loves him. (let’s hope he gets past this latest little setback)
  • I can’t help saying, “Hey, that’s not how it was in the books” every time I watch an episode.
  • Jesus is cute and I want him and LaFayette to get down.
  • Just when I can’t stand Tara anymore, she changes my mind.
  • Sookie annoys.
  • Is Eric really that tall or do they put the man on stilts?  I want to climb him.
  • I heart Jessica.  And Jason.  And LaFayette.

Tweeter you need to follow if you aren’t already:

Author Dakota Cassidy. She is a damned entertaining tweet.  Plus, I can’t look at that avi without laughing.  I love it!

I’ll tell you a secret.  I love her avi but I’m just the tiniest bit disturbed by it.  Here’s why:

My five year old just needs a ciggy in her mouth and they could be twins!  (Just ignore the funny little 3 year old on the left of the Dakota look-a-like)

So that’s Random Friday for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy, come back next week refreshed. –FV


  1. says

    Eeeeeeek! I can't wait to hold that hot piece of graphite in my hands! It's going to be christened full of smut as soon as I get it!

    Yes, you are so right. TB was full of gore for the past two weeks! Lighten up on the gore and throw us a smut bone! JS

    Have a great weekend FV! It will be August soon! 😉

  2. says

    I have to have the new Kindle I decided last night after thinking about it for all of 2 minutes. Size sells me every time. ;-)I may be a good daughter and give my old one to my mother (since she was the one who bought it for me and all).

    TB – is it just me or is the guy that plays Alcide hotter than fire but can't act worth a shit?? I LOVE him as long as he keeps his mouth closed.

    And if my husband asks me one more time in the middle of the show, "Did that happen in the book?" I am going to take my giant Sookie box set and throw it at him. How many times can I explain to him (in the most lovingly way of course) the books are told from Sookie's point of view!

    FV – I hope all is well with you and August brings you a month of ease and joy.

  3. says

    "She’s a skinny bitch, that’s for sure! " –> Sold. I think I need two kindles, really I do.

    OMG I'm laughing hysterically at your girls and author Dakota C.

  4. says

    Amy–I am so excited for you! Yay, an ereader!! :) And a smut bone? OMG, I'm dying here.

    Samantha–YES, size matters! I'm excited because the K3 is lighter. I love that. And the actor that plays Alcide acts in TB? I hadn't noticed. I just stare at him. lol. Thank you for you good wishes. xoxo

    Jaimie–Maybe if you're a good girl Santa will bring you one? :)

    KC–Yes, skinny bitch. hehe.

  5. says

    I WISH I could take a picture like this one Dakota uses. It doesn't matter how many times I see it, it makes me giggle every single time. Your girls' pic next to hers – HILARIOUS.

  6. says

    OMG….. Well my heart goes to my little Sony ereader.. Sony is the bestest.. I will be doing a post about them one day. My old one was dying.. *hubs bought it off ebay* and I sent it in to Sony.. and I got a new one… for free… Yeah. story to come later.. I know I am a tease!

    Your pic of your little girl is too precious and being compared to DC, that is funny sh*t and I don't care who you are, that's funny!

    I hope you have an amazing weekend hon!

  7. says

    Pre-ordering my K3 today, in graphite. :-) I'm excited…my first dedicated ereader (I read on my PDA at the moment). Kinda feeling giddy, actually.

    Those pictures are hilarious! Your daughters are adorable. :-)

  8. says

    I'm sticking with my Sony tyvm 😉

    TB, Lafayette will kill me I swear it. Anytime he is on screen I pee a little. The lines they've written for him have been excellent.

    BAHAHAH at Mini DC, thats hysterical.

  9. says

    Not only do I want the new Kindle… I NEED IT! I just don't know how to break up with John Lucas, my current Kindle. What do you think if I tell him, "It's not me, it's you."

    And I was totally on the fence so thanks for the link.

    Re:TB. I love Franklin, too. Something about creepy crybabies totally melts my heart! I think a bashed in head would only make him more lovable. JS

    I've met ASkars. *swoons* He really is that tall, so invest in some good hiking boots! 😉

  10. says

    I am seriously looking at that Kindle – over here it's just about 100 pounds, which is not bad..

    Really funny about your kidlet and Dakota…. be scared, be very scared..