Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
jasminetoad

New soda love in my life! Books, movies, etc.

As you may know, I'm a big fan of unusually flavoured diet sodas. I mostly drink water or tea, but I like to pepper that with weird diet sodas.

At Publix the other day, mixed in with a huge Valentine's Day display - I found "Limited Edition Diet Dr. Pepper: Cherry Chocolate"!!! I bought three 12 packs, untasted, and they are awesome! Yum!!!

It is interesting to me, because one of my other favourite sodas is Canfield's diet Chocolate Covered Cherry, and this new soda is like that mixed with diet Dr. Pepper. Pretty tasty! I used to work at Winstead's (a diner/soda fountain place in Kansas City) when I was a teenager, and I'd make Dr. Pepper with flavoured syrups a lot, and it tastes kind of like that too.

It is highly artificial tasting, kinda like a mouth full of chemicals, lol - but that is the flavour I like from my diet sodas, so I give it 5/5 stars =)

Now, if only I could find a place locally that sells Dr. Brown's diet Cel-Ray (celery soda!), I'd be happy! I love diet celery soda, and the one place that sold it by me changed ownership and no longer carries it =P

(Psst - Matt thinks the new chocolate cherry Dr. Pepper is gross!).

Yesterday morning we snuck out (I always feel like I'm sneaking out of the house, whenever I leave, since lately I haven't left very often, being tied up with artwork/paperwork) - and we saw "El Orfanato", which was very sad, but excellent. I thought it had a happy ending, but Matt said it was sad. It was also kind of a scary movie, it reminded me a little of "The Others", and "El Espinazo del Diablo" (the Devil's Backbone, also a Guillermo del Toro movie).

Since I got my IPhone, I've been listening to a lot of Audiobooks from ITunes. I love listening to books while I paint. My main day-to-day complaint in the past had often been that I could never read and paint at the same time, so discovering Audiobooks has been a blessing!

The only problem is that ITunes has what I would call your basic "Airport Bookstore" selection, if that makes sense. Not a crazy big selection, mostly focusing on best-seller names, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, Dean Koontz, that type of stuff. Of course sometimes I like that kind of stuff, but I like a lot of other stuff too, that isn't available. Right now I'm listening to Stephen King's "Bag of Bones", which is pretty good. I also have listened to Christopher Priest's "The Prestige" (which was AWESOME I loved it so much, and I loved the movie too!!!), and I listened to Joe Hill's "Heart Shaped Box" (turns out he is Stephen King's son in real life, lol - thought that made sense!), it was pretty good.

Does anybody know of any place you can buy or download (legally, please - as an artist myself I don't mind paying so the writer's get their royalty checks!) audiobooks that will play on IPhones? Or is ITunes just about it?

I'd better get back to painting. I'll post a new painting later tonight, I'll have some new cameos up here this afternoon sometime, and also remember my 25% off everything sale in my eBay store will be running until midnight tomorrow.

Happy Monday, everybody!
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