Recommended Reads

  • The Great Good Thing – Roderick Townley (Oh, so good! This is a kids’ story, but like the Harry Potter books, it’s great for young and old alike. It’s a book within a book—I’ll leave it to you to read and find out what that means—and if you look closely at the cover, you’ll notice that the little girl isn’t peeking out from between a forest of trees, but from between the pages of a book! Did I mention this one is oh, so good?)
  • Fortune Cookies – Albert Bitterman  (Such a cute, sweet children’s book.  Read it; truly, you will not be sorry.  Especially if you have kids to read it to and/or love cats.)
  • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – Susan Wojciechowski
  • PAWS for a Moment with God: Devotions Best Enjoyed in the Company of a Cat
  • The Outlaw Hearts – Rebecca Brandewyne (One of the very first historical romances I remember reading…and still one of my favorites. I think I’ve read it something like six or eight times. Wonderful!)
  • Annie’s Wild Ride – Alina Adams
  • Darkling I Listen – Katherine Sutcliffe (Really good romantic suspense!)
  • Baby, I’m Yours – Susan Andersen
  • Be My Baby – Susan Andersen
  • Baby, Don’t Go – Susan Andersen
  • Head Over Heels – Susan Andersen
  • Annie’s Song – Catherine Anderson (Such a tearjerker! But well worth the tissues.)
  • My Man Pendleton – Elizabeth Bevarly
  • Fanta C – Sandra Brown
  • Adam’s Fall – Sandra Brown
  • Charade – Sandra Brown
  • Fat Tuesday – Sandra Brown
  • White Hot – Sandra Brown
  • Chill Factor – Sandra Brown
  • Emerald Nights – Virginia Brown
  • The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
  • All-American Girl – Meg Cabot
  • Lord of Scoundrels – Loretta Chase
  • The Perfect Victim – Linda Castillo
  • Undead and Unwed – MaryJanice Davidson
  • Undead and Unemployed – Mary Janice Davidson
  • The Wedding Raffle – Geralyn Dawson
  • The Taming – Jude Devereaux (I chuckle just thinking about some of the scenes in this one!)
  • The Runaway Heiress – Christina Dodd
  • Someday My Prince – Christina Dodd
  • That Scandalous Evening – Christina Dodd
  • “Stephanie Plum” series – Janet Evanovich  (The early ones, especially; the later titles, not so much.)
  • “Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter” series – Laurell K. Hamilton (Okay, so a friend told me I should try this author. Um…no, thanks. They’re horror and fantasy and gory stuff; I’m not into that. Oh, but you have to try them—really, truly. I’ll send you one of mine to read so you can let me know what you think. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read the whole thing. All right, said I; I’ll give it a shot. Holy hot sauce, Batman! It didn’t take me long to get hooked. Highly recommended, even though I’ve fallen a bit behind with the series & the later books aren’t nearly as good as the early ones.)
  • “Meredith Gentry” series – Laurell K. Hamilton (I’m really liking this series, too. My favorite installment so far is A Lick of Frost. Awesome, sexy, emotional…I didn’t want it to end and am positively rabid for the next installment.)
  • “Tall, Dark, and Dangerous” series – Suzanne Brockmann (I’m sure I don’t need to say much about these…after all, they’re the reason Suz is famous. But no author has ever made me love the Navy so much—and my dad was a sailor! Every time I read another of her SEAL  books, I want to find the nearest naval base and pop a tent outside, just waiting for my ship to come in—literally.)
  • Too Much Temptation – Lori Foster
  • Say No to Joe? – Lori Foster
  • The Perfect Husband – Lisa Gardner
  • The Next Accident – Lisa Gardner
  • The Survivor’s Club – Lisa Gardner
  • Castles – Julie Garwood
  • Simply Irresistible – Rachel Gibson
  • It Must Be Love – Rachel Gibson
  • One Wore Blue, And One Wore Gray – Heather Graham
  • A Handful of Heaven – Kristen Hannah
  • Fire and Ice, Ashes and Ecstasy – Catherine Hart
  • A Thin Dark Line – Tami Hoag
  • Dark Horse – Tami Hoag
  • Ashes to Ashes – Tami Hoag
  • Dust to Dust – Tami Hoag
  • Stealing Shadows – Kay Hooper
  • Hiding in the Shadows – Kay Hooper
  • Out of the Shadows – Kay Hooper
  • Haunting Rachel – Kay Hooper
  • Touching Evil – Kay Hooper
  • The First Prophet – Kay Hooper
  • A Kiss in the Night – Jennifer Horsman
  • Kill and Tell – Linda Howard
  • Cry No More – Linda Howard
  • Acts of Passion, Acts of Love – Deana James
  • Beast – Judith Ivory
  • No Greater Love – Katherine Kingsley
  • Because You’re Mine – Lisa Kleypas
  • “Surrender” – Lisa Kleypas (Ooh, ooh, ooh! This is absolutely the best novella ever. I read it just about every Christmas and it hits me the same way every year. I even got a friend to start reading it every Christmas with me…and she’s Jewish! LOL)
  • The Wildest Hearts – Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Sharp Edges – Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Sizzle and Burn – Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Carolina Moon – Nora Roberts
  • Gentle Rogue – Johanna Lindsey
  • Once a Princess – Johanna Lindsey
  • Prisoner of My Desire – Johanna Lindsey
  • Man of My Dreams – Johanna Lindsey
  • Untamed, Forbidden, Enchanted – Elizabeth Lowell
  • Jackson Rule – Dinah McCall
  • Charming the Prince – Teresa Medeiros
  • Yours Until Dawn – Teresa Medeiros
  • Lily and the Major – Linda Lael Miller
  • Daniel’s Bride – Linda Lael Miller
  • Garters – Pamela Morsi
  • Wild Oats – Pamela Morsi
  • Forever in His Arms – Penelope Neri
  • Falling for You – Julie Ortolon
  • It Had to Be You – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Heaven, Texas – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Kiss an Angel – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Nobody’s Baby But Mine – Susan Elizabeth Phillips (The Lucky Charms scene in this one is a hoot!)
  • Dream a Little Dream – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Lady Be Good – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Mistress – Amanda Quick
  • With This Ring – Amanda Quick
  • One Perfect Rose – Mary Jo Putney
  • Island Flame, Seafire – Karen Robards
  • Hunter’s Moon – Karen Robards
  • Sea Swept, Rising Tides, Inner Harbor, Chesapeake Blue – Nora Roberts
  • Divine Evil – Nora Roberts
  • Montana Sky – Nora Roberts
  • Surrender to the Night – Evelyn Rogers
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling
  • Half Moon Bay – Meryl Sawyer
  • A Place to Call Home – Deborah Smith
  • Hummingbird – LaVyrle Spencer
  • Nightfall – Anne Stuart
  • Moonrise – Anne Stuart
  • Ritual Sins – Anne Stuart
  • A Fire in the Heart – Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Unforgivable – Tina Wainscott (This is one that kept me almost literally on the edge of my seat…I was reading it on a plane, and think if I hadn’t been surrounded by fifty people in broad daylight, I would have wet myself.)
  • Ashes in the Wind – Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • any Silhouette/Harlequin Desire by Maureen Child
  • any Silhouette/Harlequin Desire by Leanne Banks
  • More Than She Bargained For – Lori Copeland
  • Anyone But You – Jennifer Crusie
  • The One That Got Away – Emma Darcy
  • A Single Rose – Barbara Delinsky
  • A Sheriff in Tennessee – Lori Handeland
  • “The Rock Creek Six” series – Lori Handeland and Linda Devlin
  • A Whole Lot of Woman – Anna Hudson
  • Mackenzie’s Mountain, Mackenzie’s MissionMackenzie’s Pleasure – Linda Howard
  • A Game of Chance – Linda Howard
  • Body Guard – Stephanie James
  • Miracles – Mary Kirk
  • Hunted – Jo Leigh (Jo Leigh is a truly talented wench…I’m green with envy, and as much as I enjoy her Blazes, I really miss her Intimate Moments.)
  • Everyday Hero – Jo Leigh
  • Truth or Dare – Jo Leigh
  • Too Hot to Handle – Elizabeth Lowell
  • Dream Wedding – Pamela Macaluso
  • Christmas Wedding – Pamela Macaluso
  • The Bounty Hunter’s Baby – Jule McBride
  • Murphy’s Law – Marilyn Pappano
  • Wedding Bell Blues – Heather Graham Pozzessere
  • Christmas Knight – Carin Rafferty
  • I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus – Debbi Rawlins
  • Night Shift, Nightshade – Nora Roberts
  • Captivated, Entranced, Charmed – Nora Roberts
  • The Return of Rafe MacKadeThe Pride of Jared MacKade, The Heart of Devin MacKade, The Fall of Shane MacKade – Nora Roberts
  • The Husband She Couldn’t Remember – Maggie Shayne
  • Bad Attitude – Tiffany White (There’s a phone sex scene in this one that cannot be rivaled.)
  • The Pregnant Heiress – Eileen Wilks
  • Jacob’s Proposal – Eileen Wilks
  • Luke’s Promise – Eileen Wilks
  • Please Say “I Do” – Karen Toller Whittenburg
  • The Bride’s Protector – Gayle Wilson
  • Marching Orders – Delores Fossen (A wonderful book by a wonderful friend. If you’ve never read Delores’s work, do so immediately…you won’t be disappointed.)
  • Christmas Rescue at Mustang Ridge – Delores Fossen
  • “Playing for Keeps” – Cherry Adair
  • Hunting Midnight – Emma Holly
  • Bloodlines – Dinah McCall
  • The Trouble with Valentine’s Day – Rachel Gibson
  • When Lightning Strikes, Code Name Cassandra, Safe House, and Sanctuary – Meg Cabot (All part of the “1-800-WHERE-R-YOU” young adult series; there are more, too, but I haven’t gotten to them yet.)
  • Key of Light, Key of Knowledge, Key of Valor – Nora Roberts
  • Sleeping with Fear – Kay Hooper
  • Scent of Danger – Andrea Kane
  • “Kissing Frosty” – Anne Stuart
  • Hot and Bothered – Susan Andersen
  • The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
  • Season of the Sun – Catherine Coulter
  • Night Storm – Catherine Coulter
  • Devil’s Daughter – Catherine Coulter
  • Break the Night – Anne Stuart
  • Ricochet – Jessica Andersen
  • “The Fourteen Million Dollar Poodle” – Nancy Warren
  • “Bringing Up Baby” – Lori Foster
  • “Do You Hear What I Hear” – Lori Foster
  • Jude’s Law – Lori Foster
  • Murphy’s Law – Lori Foster
  • Raintree:  Haunted – Linda Winstead Jones
  • Hell’s Belles – Jackie Kessler
  • “Lords of the Underworld” series – Gena Showalter
  • Blood Sins – Kay Hooper
  • “The Black Dagger Brotherhood” series – J.R. Ward (OMG, what an amazing, fabulous, seriously wonderful series!  I can’t even pick a favorite, they’re all so good, & it’s been ages since a book—or books—have sucked me in the way these do. Can I have a Brother for myself? Pretty please?!)
  • Pandora’s Daughter – Iris Johansen
  • A Hunger Like No Other – Kresley Cole
  • “Shifting Sea” – Virginia Kantra
  • “Here There Be Monsters” – Meljean Brook
  • A Wallflower Christmas – Lisa Kleypas
  • How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days – Saranna DeWylde
  • Strong and Sexy – Jill Shalvis
  • “He’ll Be Home for Christmas” – Rhonda Nelson
  • Ripped – Sarah Morgan
  • The Difference a Day Makes – Barbara Longley
  • The Samms Agenda – Alison Kent
  • The Beach Alibi – Alison Kent
  • “When I Met My Duchess” – Caroline Linden
  • The Downfall of a Good Girl – Kimberly Lang


Recommended Movies

  • Don’t Tell Her It’s Me / The Boyfriend School (I love this one! So cute and funny, and about a matchmaking romance author, to boot.)
  • X-Men (Wolverine…Hugh Jackman as Wolverine…need I say more?)
  • X-Men United (Ditto.)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Even more Wolverine! *pant-pant*)
  • The Matrix (First film only; the other two in the trilogy—ick!)
  • My Cousin Vinny (Freaking funny! *vbg* And, I’m sorry, but the edited-for-television version just isn’t the same—all the swearing is what makes this movie so hilarious.)
  • Ever After
  • Moulin Rouge (*sob, sob*—but still worth watching)
  • The Waterboy
  • Soapdish
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • Outrageous Fortune
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Desperado
  • Major League
  • Ace Ventura:  Pet Detective
  • Sister Act
  • Young Guns
  • Jennifer 8
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Housesitter
  • Bird on a Wire
  • I Love Trouble
  • The Ring
  • Seven
  • Scrooged
  • Annie
  • Galaxy Quest
  • The Court Jester (“The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace is the brew that is true.” It doesn’t get any funnier than scenes like that!)
  • A Few Good Men
  • Die HardA Good Day to Die Hard
  • The Golden Child
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (I like this one, but it is somewhat depressing, considering Patrick Swayze makes a prettier woman than I do. *snork*)
  • Air Force One
  • Kull the Conqueror
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Annie (The original, thank you very much, not the remake.)
  • Overboard
  • Three Fugitives (This is one of my and my mother’s favorites; Martin Short is hilarious and the little girl is so adorable!)
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeAustin Powers: Goldmember (Goldmember is my fave of the three, though ;-))
  • Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo
  • Bio-Dome
  • Jury Duty
  • Son-in-Law (What can I say? I get a huge kick out of Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Pauly Shore, and Rob Schneider.)
  • Bedazzled
  • The Mummy The Mummy Returns
  • Wimbledon
  • The Jerk
  • The Man with Two Brains
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Up Close and Personal
  • Wild Wild West
  • Speed
  • Anastasia
  • Liar, Liar
  • Tremors
  • Toy Story 1 Toy Story 2 Toy Story 3
  • Finding Nemo
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • The Rescuers
  • Shanghai Noon
  • The Lost Boys
  • Dirty Dancing
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Finally, a film that makes history fun!)
  • America’s Sweethearts
  • Shrek Shrek 2 Shrek the Third Shrek the Halls Scared Shrekless
  • Elf
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • ‘Twas the Night
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Men in Black
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • All of Me
  • Maverick
  • The Dream Team
  • Stuart Saves His Family
  • Victor/Victoria
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  • Clue (A fabulous, hysterical movie based on the board game; my brother turned me on to this one and it’s one of our mutual favorites)
  • Hercules (Disney version)
  • Aladdin (Disney version)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Disney version…and also Broadway play—fabulous!)
  • I, Robot
  • Clueless
  • 50 First Dates
  • Hidalgo
  • Serenity (Follow-up film to the television series Firefly, which we all know I adore. Need I say more? My only complaint is that a couple of key characters die, and that’s just wrong. )
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Team America: World Police (You may have to be a fan of South Park and South Park-esque humor to like this movie, but luckily I am and thought it was hysterical!)
  • Cellular
  • The Italian Job
  • Blade:  Trinity
  • Walking Tall
  • Resident Evil:  Apocalypse Resident Evil:  Extinction
  • Hellboy
  • The Ringer
  • RV
  • The Cave
  • Gridiron Gang
  • Just Friends
  • Father Goose
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Déjà Vu
  • The Game Plan
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Practical Magic
  • Hello Again
  • Matilda
  • White Chicks
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Made of Honor
  • Wild Hogs
  • Stardust
  • Evan Almighty
  • Wrong Turn
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • House of Wax
  • Déjà vu
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Four Brothers
  • Tootsie
  • Norbit
  • Transporter Transporter 2 Transporter 3 (But mostly Transporter 2…I only list them all because I’m willing to watch Jason Statham in just about anything :-p)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Tooth Fairy
  • Music & Lyrics
  • The Love Guru (This is not as bad as everybody says, thank you very much.)
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • The Da Vinci CodeAngels & Demons
  • TransformersTransformers: Revenge of the FallenTransformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Get Smart
  • Igor (The first ten minutes of this movie are so cute…and how can anyone resist such a great Heidi character? *g*)
  • Death Race
  • Next
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • The Princess & the Frog
  • Tangled
  • The A-Team
  • Taken (Have I mentioned how much I love action/revenge movies?  Liam Neeson kicking ass with that accent. *sigh* I also love it when a hero says, “I will track you down & kill you,” then does it. Oh, yeah.  Not that I’m bloodthirsty or anything.)
  • RED ([RED = Retired - Extremely Dangerous] Love it! One of the best action flicks I’ve seen in a while.  Part romance, part shoot-’em-up, it’s smart, funny, edgy…& did I mention Bruce Willis lookin’ fine? Hubba-hubba.)
  • All About Steve
  • When in Rome
  • You Again
  • Hoodwinked!Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
  • Despicable Me
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Knight and Day
  • Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Megamind
  • Battleship
  • Man on a Ledge
  • Robin Hood (Russell Crowe version…they played fast and loose with the better known Robin Hood legends in this one, but it was actually very good; I maybe liked it even better than the RH storylines I’m more familiar with)
  • Tower Heist
  • Wreck-it Ralph
  • The Frozen Ground
  • Total Recall (the Colin Farrell remake, of course ;))
  • Trouble with the Curve
  • Star Trek Star Trek: Into Darkness (I’ve never really been a fan, so it took me a while to get around to watching these, but I was duly impressed; brimming with sexy (hello! Chris Pine, Karl Urban, & Chris Hemsworth?), action/adventure, & much funnier than I expected)
  • White House Down
  • Love Happens
  • The Heat
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Safe
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Australia
  • The Three Musketeers
  • R.I.P.D.


Recommended TV (current, canceled, & on DVD)

  • Firefly (So angry this was cancelled. So excited about the film. Was in the store the day of the DVD release to buy the collection—and a DVD player so I could watch them, since I didn’t own one yet.)
  • Eyes (They better not cancel this one!) (Okay, they did.  Grrrr.  Now I have to hope the few episodes they aired land on DVD soon.  Double grrrrr.)
  • Numb3rs (Just about the only time in my life I’ve found math entertaining.)
  • NCIS
  • The Commish
  • The Pretender
  • The Profiler
  • Will & Grace
  • Friends
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Diagnosis Murder
  • Vengeance Unlimited
  • Greg the Bunny
  • The People’s Court (This is one of my guilty pleasures. I love watching Judge Milan put those people in their place…and it’s also where I’ve learned just about everything I know about the law. Which isn’t saying much, except that I do know you have to get a receipt for everything, just in case.)
  • Judge Judy
  • Wings
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Simpsons
  • Family Guy
  • Silk Stalkings
  • Sweating Bullets
  • Dark Justice
  • The Outsiders
  • Young Riders
  • NewsRadio
  • JAG
  • John Doe
  • Midnight Caller
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • The Big Valley
  • Night Court
  • Blind Justice
  • South Park
  • Airwolf (old and new)
  • The Sentinel
  • War of the Worlds (with Adrian Paul—anyone remember this show?)
  • Soldiers of Fortune, Inc.
  • Hope & Faith
  • Less Than Perfect
  • Space Rangers
  • MacGuyver
  • Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (later Two Guys and a Girl; early Ryan Reynolds–yummy)
  • Highlander: The Series
  • In Living Color
  • The Newz (a little known sketch show, on late at night and quickly cancelled, but so funny!)
  • Mad TV
  • Saturday Night Live (well…sometimes, SNL…the funny comes and goes)
  • Arrested Development
  • Futurama
  • Kindred: The Embraced
  • Designing Women (that Suzanne Sugarbaker cracks me up; I also think we may have been separated at birth)
  • The Golden Girls
  • The Closer
  • Picket Fences (the first few seasons, anyway, when it was really peculiar and fun)
  • Boomtown
  • Hawaii (very short-lived, but we’re talking Michael Biehn in Paradise, doggone it!)
  • Monk (and not simply because we have so much in common, it’s scary :P)
  • Hercules, The Legendary Journeys
  • Due South
  • Riptide
  • Chicago Sons
  • Killer Instinct
  • Simon and Simon
  • Criminal Minds
  • Third Rock from the Sun
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Burn Notice
  • My Name is Earl
  • Raines
  • Bill Cosby:  Himself
  • Kevin James:  Sweat the Small Stuff
  • Drive
  • Psych
  • Cops
  • JailLas Vegas Jailhouse
  • Marshal Law:  Texas
  • Cold Justice
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Reaper
  • Just Shoot Me
  • Reno 911!
  • Project Runway
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares
  • Iron Chef America
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • The Ex List
  • Gary Unmarried
  • Eleventh Hour
  • The Mentalist
  • Top Chef
  • Flashpoint
  • Leverage (I could kick myself for not watching this one from the beginning. It’s excellent!)
  • The Good Guys (so mad this one was canceled; have I mentioned lately how much Fox sucks?)
  • Hot in Cleveland
  • Raising Hope
  • Mike & Molly
  • White Collar
  • Covert Affairs
  • CHAOS
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • 30 Rock
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Person of Interest
  • Supernatural (Only the best show ever! Maybe second best or first best tied with Firefly. But it is awesome & I love, love, love it. Also, Dean is mine. Don’t challenge me on this, because I will cut you.)
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Whitney
  • Grimm
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Walking Dead
  • Missing (so upset that this was cancelled after only one season; brilliant, riveting action-adventure…Ashley Judd & Sean Bean…I describe it as Taken with a female protagonist.  The folks at ABC are idiots.)
  • Titus
  • Christopher Titus: Normal Rockwell is Bleeding NeverlutionLove is EvolVoice in My Head
  • Common Law
  • Major Crimes
  • Elementary
  • Arrow
  • Zero Hour (Really good, & lot like Missing, which they also cancelled. Clearly ABC is clueless.)
  • Hannibal
  • The Middle
  • Modern Family
  • Super Fun Night  (Pffft on ABC for canceling this! :( )
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Dracula
  • Almost Human
  • The Last Ship
  • The Strain
  • Salem
  • Whitney Cummings: I Love You


Miscellaneous Favorites

  • CASH (of the cold, hard variety, thank you very much ;))
  • IZZE all natural fruit-flavored soda (pretty much any flavor, though the Sparkling Grapefruit is my fave)
  • Food Should Taste Good chocolate tortilla chips
  • Popcorn, Indiana Dark Fudge Kettlecorn & Dark Fudge Peppermint Kettlecorn (holy crap—why didn’t I think of this?  the dark chocolate is yummy enough, but the dark chocolate/peppermint is like Christmas in your mouth!)
  • Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle (holy freaking crap—I really need to stop discovering all these new, clearly not-good-for-me snacks! But this stuff…I’ve only tried the plain Chocolate Chip ones so far, but day-um!)
  • Smirnoff Ice – Green Apple and Triple Black
  • Cosmopolitans … Apple-tinis … Mamma Mias (I’m not much of a drinker, but I do believe I could happily become one if I sat around sipping these all day)
  • just about anything Pink Grapefruit scented or flavored (is there a better taste or smell in the whole wide world? I think not.)
  • Bodycology Pink Grapefruit body cream
  • blue corn chips
  • AlphaSmart 3000 and AlphaSmart Neo (OMG, I could not do my job without this! It is a gift from the heavens and I thank God every day that it was invented!)
  • DishNetwork and DVR technology (seriously, what did I do before these came along?)
  • airpop popcorn
  • just about everything Red Tango (I own nothing personally, but I just love that adorable cat design!)
  • Happy Bunny
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Corky & the Juice Pigs (If you’re a fan of the early MadTV days, you’ll know who this is…and if you miss them as much as I do, you can sing along with them on YouTube)
  • Garden Veggie Straws
  • Sweet Barbecue Potato Straws
  • Jennie O’s turkey burgers
  • SoBe Life Water(Cherimoya Punch and Macintosh Apple Cherry most of all)
  • ZzzQuil (I don’t use it very often, but when insomnia comes a-knockin’, it is a Godsend.)
  • Pepsi &/or Coke-flavored lip balms – this includes Sprite, Mountain Dew, Cherry Coke, Orange Crush, root beer… (if it’s a soda-flavored lip balm, I want to smear it all over me)
  • Kitty Girl perfume & body lotion (a knock-off of Katy Perry’s Purr, but I honestly think it smells better than the original; oh—but I do not care for the Kitty Girl Pink at all)