Randomosity on Fridays

Happy Friday, everyone! Thanks for the book recs and for the birthday wishes to Alz! I'm actually reading The Fox Inheritance because it's due back to the library soon, but I think I'll either hit up THE NIGHT CIRCUS or DEATHLESS next!

Another thing, we're having a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY of ali cross' debut novel BECOME. It's running for a week, meaning we're closing the giveaway on NOV 23, right before Thanksgiving!

There are plenty of chances to win the novel from ali's blog tour and the Become epic giveaway organized by Christine Fonseca and Elana Johnson, but our stop is the only one where you can get an ALZ DOODLE BOOK COVER to go with it! Just sayin'. :)

So do check that out. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment (and contact info if your email is not linked to your blogger profile) on Alz's review!

Now, FRIDAY 5 of things I am happy about this week.

1. Birthdays! This week marked Alz's birthday, my facebook wifey's birthday, and my college roommate's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, all you amazing, lovely women!

2. I finally finished my stupid section of Alz and my joint noveling venture. I know, it's taken me long enough, but in my defense, I totally forgot I was supposed to write the carnage section! Instead, I was too busy having my Heroine-in-Distress argue with a Demon Dog and banter cutely with a Punch Clock Villain, who really isn't a villain at all. He's just really dedicated to the job. So maybe he's more of an Obstructive Bureaucrat?

(Yeah, I've been reading too many TVtropes.)

3. New posters for The Avengers came out Thursday. That means a new picture of Loki, whom I love and therefore I probably wouldn't mind his whole plan to take over the world and make himself our Norse godly overlord. I mean look at him in all his golden green mischievousness.

4. SPEAKING OF MISCHIEF, I was part of a Scavenger Hunt team this weekend aptly named the Mischief Managers. We did the Watson Adventures Wizard School scavenger hunt at the Getty museum (which incidentally was used as an Asgardian location in THOR). The hunt used Harry Potter references in the clues to lead us to pieces of art that were reminiscent of things in the books, and then we had to answer questions about the art. Our team was competing against 2 teams of small children (and their guardians) and a couple.

Uh, so WE WON the hunt, which means we destroyed small children this weekend. I am both slightly ashamed and proud - the first because some of those small children were pretty disappointed and the second because um, WE WON WITH A PERFECT SCORE. Yeah, that's right. Mischief SO managed.

5. RELATED SEGUE, there's a new episode of Potter Puppet Pals out. It's called Neville's birthday. I like drunk!Snape and the birthday song. Oh, and the special appearance of one Cedric Diggory (aka Rpattz aka Edward Cullen - oh yeah, look at me working in a Breaking Dawn reference too because that's out today, I know.)

WHEW, and that's all the brilliant segueing I have left for today. Alz thinks my boba milk tea must be super special today given all the connections I'm making. Hah!

OH AND ONE MORE CONNECTION, speaking of boba, tune in next week for another episode of my co-vlog with Sophia: Boba 4 Life. We'll finally be answering Lori's 5 Question Meme!

That's it for realz this time. Have a great weekend, everyone! Remember to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY and watch out for Twihards. ;)

What Happy Things have happened to you this week?


Tere Kirkland said...

What's happened to me this week? Oh, man, don't get me started... Wait, did you say HAPPY things?

Lemme get back to you on that once something happy happens. This week has been a black hole of suck for me. :P

Glad your was better, and Alz had a happy b-day! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to take a rain check on the happy things, but I do have to say I'm very grateful the week is over. :)
I get to enjoy some me time this week-end, do xmas stuff and hopefully catch up/get ahead on nano.

Ariana Ferrone said...

Hahaha what a happy update! I love foot-Rpatz.

Lydia Kang said...

The foot Rpatz was definitely worth seeing.

This week has been tiring! I'm glad it's over. Looking forward to more sleeeeeeep.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

If I ever revisit Harry Potter, I'll be hearing drunk Snape in my head. *happy sigh*

Golden Eagle said...

Lots of happy things! :)

lisa and laura said...

Those puppet shows crack me up. Hilarious.

As for this week....meh. I'm with Tere - glad it's over!

Happy birthday Alz!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy things? To me? This week?

Thanks for sharing the video. :)

And happy birthday to your friends.

Emy Shin said...

Slightly late, but Happy Birthday Week to Alz!

And I'm so very excited for THE AVENGERS! :)

M Pax said...

Late Happy Birthday to Alz. You've had a lot going on. I haven't been on a scavenger hunt in ages, but they were always fun.

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