Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Good morning!

One of my goals for September was to buy a new book, so, on Sunday, I visited Barnes & Noble and purchased Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess). You remember Beyoncé, the metal chicken, right? Same author. And she’s hilarious. I’ve only read the first two chapters, but I absolutely love it so far. I’ve already laughed out loud a bunch of times! That’s when you know it’s a good book!

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So, I’m a day behind with posting my eats. I was just going to skip over Monday all together, but, instead, I’m going to blog them a day behind and see how it works. Just a quick FYI!

Breakfast

Yesterday’s breakfast was “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats, but with canned coconut milk instead of almond milk  in the mix, which makes it sooooo creamy and gives it some serious staying-power. I also added a splash of canned coconut milk to my Dandy Blend. Canned coconut milk = obsessed.

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Weekly Workouts

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: CrossFit
  • Tuesday: Yoga
  • Wednesday: CrossFit
  • Thursday: Off
  • Friday: 4 miles
  • Saturday: Fitbloggin’ fun

Question of the Day

What’s the funniest book you’ve ever read?

On my list: Bossypants by Tina Fey and I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max.

P.S. Local readers: If you haven’t had a chance yet, there’s still time for you to enter to win two tickets to Mohegan’s Sun Brewfest! I’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning.

60 Comments

  1. “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell”will have you rolling on the floor. They also made a movie of it – which (of course) is not as detailed or funny and the book, but it’s a good for a laugh. I’d recommend it 🙂

  2. I don’t usually read “funny” books, but the book that made me laugh the most was “He’s Just Not That Into You” — the book that inspired the movie written by one of the screenwriters of Sex and the City.
    I listened to the audiobook in university, and the way he emphasized and inflected things — it was like he was in disbelief that women didn’t know these things already. Completely sarcastic and totally fun!
    Great post though — I’ve been looking for funny reads for a while, I’ll be checking back to these comments often! 🙂

  3. Fun fact: I actually MET Tucker Max, the author of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell. He came to Florida state to promote his movie and his next book and I got to meet him in person. He even showed my sorority sisters and I his RV and came out with us that night! It was a blast and I was ecstatic to be hanging with the one and only Tucker Max 🙂

  4. I really want to read Bossypants. Maybe it will be my next pick-up because my books all seem to be serious ones (school + pregnant don’t make for humourous reading lol). Although Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven did provide some funny parts, but the things they were talking about were things that could actually happen during pregnancy, which is sad more than funny lol.

  5. I have a stack of books I’ve received and never read because I’m apparently lazy when it comes to reading. I usually go for autobiographies and the one that sticks out to me as the funniest book was Baby Laughs by Jenny McCarthy. (She I told you I don’t read, her son is what, 10?) She went into every little detail of pregnancy and delivery that most women won’t tell you. It just further cemented my womb shut.

  6. I laughed out loud at My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler. It’s a memoir of short stories of one-night stands. She had me doubled over in stiches talking about the most athletic guy she ever slept with who somehow did a “triple salchow” at one point in bed. I died.

  7. Bossypants is HILARIOUS! I loved it. Also a big fan of Mindy Kaling’s “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?”. Both super funny reads!

  8. I second anything by David or Amy Sedaris. ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’ is one of the greatest reads ever. Also great is Christopher Moore, so bizarre but super creative and hysterical. If you have some time, his book ‘Lamb’ is truly great.

  9. I have Let’s Pretend This Never Happened downloaded on my Kindle, but have been so busy with book club books that I haven’t read it yet. Glad to hear it’s good. I think I’m going to choose that when my month to pick a book comes around at book club so I’ll have time to read it!

  10. Jenny McCarthy’s books about pregnancy and becoming a mommy are hilarious. Seriously good stuff for anyone contemplating having kids. I have this book you are enjoying in my Amazon cart right now. I want to read some of Chelsea Handler’s books soon too. I’ve been trying to borrow them from a friend.

  11. If you’re into side-stiching, pee-your-pants funny memoirs you’ve got to check out Jen Lancaster! Like you, she’s a huge dog lover (has a bunch of dogs and cats)–her books chronical her professional career life turned full-time at home author. They go through her chaotic day-to-day of managing the dogs, her crazy neighbors, her hilarious husband and just life in general. Highly recommend you check her out–my favorite of her books being: Such a Pretty Fat; Bright Lights Big Ass; Bitter is the new Black and her most recent (and my fav so far) Jeneration X! Happy reading!

  12. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell is my funniest too! My old roommate and I would sit around and drink wine and read that book to each other. OMG I laugh thinking about it, haha!

  13. I love Tina Fey and would like to read Bossy Pants, but the picture on the cover with her face and the manly, burly arms just totally creeps me out and I can’t even pick the book up!

  14. Great training week ahead!
    I read bossypants and laughed my face off. Great book!
    I have to check that one out! I’m almost done with gone girl and by almost, I mean not even half way… I find that I enjoy memoirs and motivational books more then actual stories?… I have a hard time getting into books, it has to be captivating from chapter one or I just don’t get through it. I think I’m the only person that didn’t love hunger games!

  15. David Sedaris is the absolutely funniest author there is, hands down.

    Kathy Griffin’s memoir “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin” is very funny if you like her as well as Mindy Kaling’s memoir “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?”

  16. “Me Talk Pretty Someday” by David Sedaris. Love funny books and I’ve been wanting to read more as well. I think I’ll pick up ” lets pretend this never happened”. Thanks for the post. Congrats on your pr! I just finished my first half-marathon and my next goal is a sub-24 5K.

  17. I love reading funny books. Some of my faves are:
    People are Unappealing even me by Sara Barron
    I was told there’d be cake by Sloane Crosley
    I suck at Girls by Justin Halpern
    and anything by Chelsea Handler

  18. If you haven’t read “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling, it is seriously laughoutloud funny. I thought it was funnier than Bossypants!

  19. I know I’m late in the game, but I just finished the second “Fifty Shades” book so after I read the third one, I will be ready to move on. I’ve heard Gone Girl is really good. Gosh, I’m so behind! I’m also reading this emotional eating book right now; it’s REALLY informative and gets into the psyche around food issues. It really resonates with me.

    http://www.amazon.com/End-Emotional-Eating-Dialectical-Relationship/dp/1608821218/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1347995934&sr=8-7&keywords=emotional+eating+book

  20. I was about to say that the funniest book I’ve probably read was I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. It was kind of raunchy, but all over pretty hilarious. I really want to read the books by Chelsea Handler because my best friend said she was obsessed with them. But after reading a few of the Blogess’s posts, I might need to pick up one of her books because if they’re anything like her blog, they’ve got to be hilarious. Good books are the best aren’t they?!

  21. I enjoyed David Sedaris’, Tina Fey’s and Mindy Kaling’s books too, along with everything by the late, lamented Nora Ephron. And it’s not a ‘funny’ book, but I’ll never forget how hard I laughed at parts of Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

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