Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

When To Review

I'm thinking I'll probably put up a full length review (with spoilers) of the final Harry Potter book at some point, but I don't want to be a punk by putting it up when most of those likely to read it right off aren't done yet. Would this coming weekend be a fair time?

And for those who couldn't care less about Harry Potter... Well, it can't all be evolution, philosophy, just war, literature, guns, homeschooling and hot babes, now can it?

Though now I think about it, that does seem to cover most of what a person needs in life...


Rick Lugari said...

Well, it can't all be...guns...and hot babes, now can it?

You'd be surprised what you can do when you set your mind to it.

Was their a wager on this one too, MrsD.?

Rick Lugari said...

there - doh!

mrsdarwin said...

No wager, Rick, but I'm glad to see you're still your lovable old-goaty self. :)

It's all hot babes here, BTW, but that's just Texas sunshine for you.

Rick Lugari said...

Yes, Cupcake, I know the Texas sunshine makes all the little babes hot, but your husband and I are referring to something else when we say hot - you wouldn't understand. Thank you for your input though, it was cute. And hey, shouldn't you be pregnant again by now?

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

Just be sure to make it abundantly clear in the post title that it's the spoiler review. I'm waiting for my library to call me when I get to the top of the list (I'm #8, and they expected to get half a dozen copies in).

Of course, I'll be away from home sitting for friends' children Friday through Sunday, so if I get the book Friday afternoon, I'll probably have little chance to read it until Monday.


Thanks for waiting, though. :) You're sweet to hold off.

Anonymous said...

Well, it can't all be evolution, philosophy, just war, literature, guns, homeschooling and hot babes, now can it?

Well, it can, but then you'd be missing out on a couple of very important things: liquor and beer. Come now, Darwin. You know that these topics are of utmost importance. Besides, Harry Potter can only be enjoyed after a dozen shots of scotch.

Jeff Miller said...

Well if any Potter fans haven't read it by this weekend deserve to have it spoiled.

Though I admit to reading it immediately just so I would be inoculated against spoilers.

Darwin said...

Besides, Harry Potter can only be enjoyed after a dozen shots of scotch.

Hmmm. So we need a book review and a scotch review? This sounds like my kind of weekend...

Though after a dozen shots I'm not sure you'd be appreciating much other than the sheen of the porcelain.

mrsdarwin said...

This one's for Rick:

A man was sick of going to work everyday while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see what he went through. So he prayed, “Dear Lord, I go to work everyday and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please create a trade in our bodies.” God in his infinite wisdom granted the man’s wish.

The next morning, sure enough the man awoke as a woman. He rose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to draw out money to pay to the power bill and telephone bill, drove to the power company and the phone company and paid the bills, went grocery shopping, came home and put away the groceries.

He cleaned the cat’s litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1.00 PM and he hurried to make the beds, do laundry, vacuum, dust and sweep and mop the floor. He ran to school to pick the kids and got into an argument with one them on the way home. He set out the cookies and milk and got the kids ready to do their homework, then set the ironing board and watched T V while he did the ironing.

At 4.30 PM he began peeling potatoes and washed the greens for salads breaded the chops and snapped the fresh peas for supper.
After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded the laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.
At 9.00 PM he was exhausted and though his chores weren’t finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.
The next morning he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said, “Lord, I don’t know what I was thinking. I was wrong to envy my wife’s being able to stay at home all day. Please, O please, let us trade back.”
The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, replied, “My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were, but you will have to wait 9 months though. You got pregnant last night”!

Rick Lugari said...

Cute, MrsD., but you left out the best part - you know, where he had to call the wive's girlfriends over for their traditional Wednesday pillow fight. So, as you see, the rewards outweigh any possible inconveniences.


John Farrell said...

Wait a minute. Hot babes? You've been posting about hot babes? And I missed it?


Christine the Soccer Mom said...

But Jeff, if I bought it NOW then it wouldn't match all the paperback ones I'd wind up with in the other set.

Of course, if you want to get me a matching set of hardback books, I think Scholastic has a nice boxed set (and we are talking a wooden chest) for only $135 or so. It will be released September 18, and I would be gracious enough to accept your gift. Just email me for my street address. ;)

I just found out that the first six people picked up their copies from the library on Saturday, so I am now #2 on the list. (Hurry up, people...I need to get going before the weekend!)