Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Club-Catch Me If You Can

I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes and other sensual goodies. I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the world's most famous beaches'. Frank W Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams and Ringo Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and co-piloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as a member of hospital management, practiced law without a licence, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as 'The Skywayman', Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the run - until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades and ingenious escapes - including one from an airoplane - make CATCH ME IF YOU CAN an irresistable tale of deceit.

This summary really just says it all. I really loved this.  I don't really know what else to say. If I had to pick one word to describe this book it was be INTERESTING.

I was most intrigued by the ups and downs in this story. There were times when you really felt the fear and desperation that Frank Abagnale felt. There were times when I got the sense that Frank Abagnale took on a challenge simply just to see what he could get away with. There were times of surprising introspection such as when Frank realized the first time he scammed a single individual, not a bank or company that had insurance to compensate them. There is no denying that Frank Abagnale is a brilliant person to have pulled off so many elaborate schemes. 

This story is just so incredible, almost unfathomable until you realized it actually happened. You just can't make this stuff up. What other real experience can you think of that has inspired a best selling book, movie, broadway play, and tv show?

I found this video last year with the real Frank Abagnale sharing his story.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Social 9.14.14

1. Favorite scent

Perfume, I think my favorite is still Touch of Pink by La Coste
For Lotions I love citrus. I had a pink grapefruit lotion that was to die for.

2. Favorite food
Obviously I love chocolate and sweet potato fries.
But my favorite at the moment would be Tacos. There is a small place close to where i live that make the best tacos. I tried the steak tacos and fried cod tacos. Both are delicious. 
3. Favorite sound
I love the cello. 
I am just entranced whenever I hear this Bach Prelude

4. Favorite picture currently on your phone
It's hard to choose. 
I love this picture of my cousin and I

I also love that was able to get this one of my grandparents together. This was on
my Grandma's 89th birthday

5. Best memory of the year so far
Our yearly family reunion
If you want to see pictures I posted about it here

Or the Hunter Hayes Concert I went to in April

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Social 5's

1. 5 things you want us to know about you

-I love to sing..but it usually happens by myself in my car
-I am the youngest of 6 kids
-I play the violin
-I am quite the movie buff. I am pretty sure my useless knowledge will pay off on a game show someday
-My dream is to meet Hunter Hayes

2. 5 favorite things about blogging

-I love being able to document my favorite moments/vacations/memories
-I enjoy finding people who have similar interests
-I love sharing new amazing things that I discover 
-I like sharing stories
-Blogging is a good way for me to express my opinions, especially when I review books that I have read. 

3. 5 things you are doing before the year is over

-Hopefully visiting my sister in Florida
-Attending a wedding for my cousin Jessica
-I will be reading the book my cousin Mandy just got published Star of Deliverance
-I have been thinking of taking singing lessons

4. 5 favorite fall fashion staples
-Dark Jeans
-Ugg Boots (they are the only boots that fit my feet weirdly
-Cardigans (I have so many different colors) I'd say black is most versatile
-Scarfs (I have a super cute Leopard Print scarf I love wearing)
-Long Sleeved Tees (I have seen so many cute solid colors and stripes. You can layer them with a cardigan or jacket and they are so easy to dress up)

5. 5 favorite beauty products
-Lash Stiletto Mascara
-Serge Normant Dry Shampoo
-Loreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation
-Not Your Mother's Thermal Heat Protector (for hair)
-Vaseline Lip Balm