The Sunday Post #176


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  • It was a week of birthdays here. On Monday, my nephew Jackson celebrated his 21st. Look out world, he's legal! :) Thursday was my brother-in-law's birthday (Jackson's dad). And Friday was my sister's birthday (Jackson's mom). Friday also would have been my dad's birthday (his 80th) so he was in my thoughts even more than normal this week.
  • The NHL hockey season started this week. *does happy dances and throws confetti* Both of my teams, the Tampa Lightning and the St. Louis Blues, won a game and lost a game. Tampa plays again tonight so hopefully they can add another to the Win column.
  • Yesterday was a full day from start to finish and I am still totally wiped out this morning (it's about 5 AM Sunday morning as I write this). The Husband signed up to take part in the Genesis Boomerang Rally - an event that included about 65 cars. The rally started at 10 AM for check-in, then lunch at Pusser's, a drivers meeting, and then we hit the road. We drove a mostly scenic route to Daytona (about 90 miles from here), gathered at the Daytona International Speedway, had another drivers meeting, signed a bunch of waivers, and hit the track! There was a pace car (it's not like they turned us loose on the track LOL) and no passing was allowed, but there were definitely opportunities to go FAST. While Robert was 100% in his element, I have to admit, I was not enjoying myself! During the three laps he told me that we weren't going all that fast but afterwards he admitted our top speed was 108 mph. Gah! No wonder I felt like I was on a ride I wanted to get off! LOL Even so, it was a once in a lifetime experience, Robert had a blast, and I'm so glad I got to share it with him.
   
 
  
  • And now for this week's 80's music fix: One of my favorite one hit wonders... Tarzan Boy by Baltimora. 



WHAT I COMPLETED IN THE LAST WEEK:

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How was your week? Any new books? Any news to share? 
I'd love to hear about it!

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  1. I'm in love with your week! Especially what your husband did. I would have loved to be in that car! 108 is definitely fast, wow!
    I hope you enjoyed Fix Her Up!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. The rally was a fun experience! Can't say I loved it as much as the husband (LOL) but I'm glad I got to experience it with him. :)

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  2. I would have definitely wanted to get off that ride hahaha! I hope you're well and wish you a great week.

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  3. I would've cried during that ride lol AND YES HOCKEY SEASON IS HEREEEE!!!! I'm so pumped for this season!

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    1. I cried right after, Chai. LOL Seriously, I did NOT enjoy that.
      So psyched for hockey! Between the Blues and the Lightning I'll be watching TV more than I have since the Cup finals!

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  4. I probably would have gotten so car sick it would have been fun for no one! Happy birthday to all your family!

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  5. You are so brave to hit the track with your husband, and though I have not heard the song in many years, I will now be singing that refrain all day - "oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh"

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  6. Your Daytona adventure sounds like so much fun. Glad you both had a good time!

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  7. The Daytona event sounds like so much fun! My husband always makes me nervous in the car but I think I would be okay in this situation since he couldn't be weaving in and out of traffic :) I haven't picked my First Read book yet but the one you picked is the one I have been leaning towards. I love that you are a Blues fan. I live in St. Louis and of course love the team. I am hoping for another great season. Have a great week!

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    1. Definitely no weaving and/or passing on the track. They made that clear. But it was still quite the adrenaline rush! How cool that you're in St Louis! I had the BEST time cheering on the Blues throughout the playoffs! I can't even imagine how exciting it was there! Do you ever go to the games?

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  8. I think I'd be okay driving that fast, but I wouldn't like being the passenger going that fast. Who knows, though. I'm sure I'd be scared either way, but it'd be worse if I wasn't in control. Glad that you got to share that wonderful (and scary, lol) experience with your hubby!

    I'm interested in hearing what you think of Twice in a Blue Moon. I've seen mixed reactions.

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    1. Yeah, the lack of control was part of it. But just going that fast had me plenty nervous, too!

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  9. Well Tanya I think Robert should be best buddy with my husband! He dreams of driving at Daytona or any other famous place! But I would not feel great either you know LOL

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    1. Your husband and my husband would get along just fine! :)

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  10. My dad's birthday would have been Friday also; he would have been 106. I requested Twice in a Blue Moon on audio so I'll be listening to it pretty soon. Rest up today so you can have another fast week. Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. Sounds like we both have good reason to remember October 4.
      Hopefully we'll both enjoy Twice in a Blue Moon!

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  11. I keep hearing so much about Tessa Bailey. I haven't read anything by her yet, but I'm beginning to think it's time for me to check her out! Great post! : )

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    1. I think Tessa Bailey typically writes straight romance instead of a rom-com like Fix Her Up. So I'm curious to try something else by her now.

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  12. I'm not sure you could have gotten me ON that ride lol! But it sounds like your husband had a blast and you survived ;)

    I've been listening to the Read Me Romance podcast and I've come to really like Tessa Bailey because of it. I haven't read Fix Her Up, but I would like to! I hope you enjoy your books. Have a great week :)

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    1. LOL That's about sums it up... the husband had a blast and I survived.

      I love the Read Me Romance podcast!! Those ladies are so much fun. :)

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  13. Ugh, Smonday is the worst. LOL

    And ooh that sounds like a fast ride. I'd be freaking out. Happy birthday to those in your family!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  14. Ohmygosh how fun was the three laps around Daytona????? I'm from Indianapolis so Indycars are my thing. Now that you've gone 108 can you imagine doing 250+ in an Indycar?????

    Happy Birthday to all the birthday people.

    I had totally forgotten about Tarzan Boy!!!! Thank you!!!! I just added it to my Spotify playlist.

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    1. Oh boy, if I wasn't loving the 108 mph I don't even want to imagine 250+! I'll leave that to the professionals. LOL

      Tarzan Boy was one of my faves in the 80's. Still such a fun song!

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  15. Oh wow!! What a stellar experience... I can see why your husband was over the moon. Daytona laps?!!! How neat that you went along even though it isn't as much your thing. What a great wife you are. ❤️ Happy reading and I hope everyone had a wonderful birthday.

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    1. Yeah, I scored big points for that experience. LOL The Husband even told me that he owed me "many books" for that. Ha!

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  16. Happy birthday to ... everyone! And you're so brave to go with your husband on his adventure. LOL!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I thought I was going to have time to change my mind but all of a sudden we were on the track! LOL

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  17. An awesome week for you!

    Tarzan Boy was one of the songs in the ‘name that tune’ videos my family got sucked into last night.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. So funny that was one of the songs that popped up! :)

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  18. AH YAY! Another hockey fan! We're LA Kings fans here. What a disappointing first game >.< But they kind of suck overall now hahah Still gotta root for them, though! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Oh no... maybe this is their year/season. It could happen. LOL That's how I feel about our NFL team (Jaguars). They've sucked for several seasons now, but we've still gotta pull for them. :)

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  19. I'm really curious to hear how you like Twice in a Blue Moon!

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    1. I haven't had (or made) much time for reading the past several days so I'm only about 25% in to Twice in a Blue Moon, but I'm definitely enjoying it so far!

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  20. OMG! I love that Tarzan Boy song! So fun to dance to.

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  21. Holy wow, I just converted 108mph to km and that's seriously fast! I think I would've felt really nauseated especially going around the track 😂I get the thrill but I'd probably be so scared too haha
    I'm so looking forward to hearing your thoughts on TIABM! Hope you're having a great week, Tanya :)

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    1. I was definitely scared! LOL It was certainly faster than I wanted to go! I’m *still* reading Twice in a Blue Moon but I’m enjoying it! :)

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  22. Men and their toys, it sounds like he had a wonderful day out though Tanya and seeing you didn't enjoy it as much, it's great to have a little leverage 😂 My husband wanted watch a film called Hitman at the movies years and years ago, it was horrible and I still use it to my advantage 😂😂😂😂

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    1. The older the man, the more expensive his toys get. LOL It wasn’t my thing but it was fun to experience it with him and see him have such a good time. And like you said... now I have a little leverage. LOL

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  23. That's a lot of birthdays for one week!
    I'm glad your husband had an awesome time on the track and you are one brave lady for doing it with him. I'd have most definitely passed.
    Smondays are a thing. I hate that tipping point on a Sunday. :(

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    1. Well, my plan was to pass on it! LOL I was going to get out of the car and wait once we got to the track. But before I knew it... we were on the track and it was too late. Ooops! 😯

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  24. Birthdays are always fun! The Daytona experience sounds like one you will never forget! It's sounds like an adrenaline rush for sure, and I would have freaked out! I've heard great things about Anne Bishop's books, and Fireworks looks like my kind of book!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. It was definitely an experience! LOL One I probably won’t repeat. :) I’ve only read The Others series by Anne Bishop (she has loads more) but I really love the whole series.

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