Saturday, December 26, 2009



I recently won this book in Pam's giveaway, and I didn't realize at the time that this is a movie that is coming out in February. I knew the title sounded familiar, but when I saw the cover, I was like, "YES!!!!"

I LOVE to read, and when I get my hands on a book that totally draws me in, there is no putting it down for me. Nicholas Sparks is the author of a couple of my favorite books/movies. For example, The Notebook, Message In A Bottle, and A Walk to Remember.

I knew this was going to be a tear jerker!

So, last Saturday, I started the book around 5pm, and finished it around 11! My kids were looking at me like I was so weird for crying at certain parts...LOL.

I could literally read it over again, and I can't wait for the movie to come out in a couple of months! If you are a "romantic", and love these sappy love stories, then I highly recommend this book!! I won't give it away, but if you are familiar with his movies, you know there are always twists in the end.


The next day, after church, my husband went to lunch with some of our friends. I didn't go because I was not craving for Pho (Vietnamese Soup). If you read my blog, you know that my husband LOVES this particular restaurant. It's literally crowded all the time because it's that good.

Okay...moving along.

I actually went to my mom's after church because I had to help her set up a TV that she got, and while I was there, my husband calls me.

He says, "You know that guy on your book that you just read? The guy from G.I. Joe?"

Me: "Yes, why?"

Hubby: "Well, he's here at Pho with Cung Le!!!!

Let me explain that Cung Le is a popular mixed martial artist, who is a local guy in my area. I have friends who know him and are also affiliated with him. If I saw him walking down the street, it wouldn't be a "shock", because he is from here. Well, he was in a movie with Channing Tatum called "Fighting" that came out earlier this year. He had a short fighting scene with him, and obviously they became friends after that. Cung Le had a local fight the day before, and that is probably why he was in California. My husband sees him (Cung) eating at Pho many of the times he is there too, so it's really not a big deal to see him there.

Okay, so back to me.

Me: "What????? Are you serious?????"

Hubby: "Yes. There are a bunch of people asking for his autograph."


Hubby: "What? I'm not going to tell him that. Plus, it wasn't "his" book."


Hubby: "Yah, but, I don't want to bug him because he's trying to eat. He's right there, about twelve feet away."


Hubby: "Okay, let me see. But, I don't want to bug him cuz he's eating."

Well, let me just say that I wanted to rush over there!!!

I normally don't get star struck over celebrities, but because I just read the book the night before, I still pictured him as that character. Does that sound weird? Yah, I'm sure it does. If I did not read the book, I know I would have just been like, "Oh, that's cool."

But, just to think I could have met him and act like a total idiot, makes me SIGH....

And picture!!! :(

But, it did make me want to rent G.I. Joe again!


Kristin said...

But, too bad you missed the photo op!
I read "Dear John" several months ago and just found out the other day about it being made into a movie (I'm a little behind on things!) You are so right about the book being a tear-jerker....I was almost embarrassed at how much I cried while reading it! Better take Kleenex to the movie, huh?

He & Me + 3 said...

Too funny. That book sounds awesome. But I will wait for the movie because i can't read as fast as you:) Bummer, I was hoping to scroll down to see his picture:)

Unknown said...

He is so good looking!! I read that book too and then last weekend saw the trailer. I squealed in the theater and my husband was sooooooo embarrassed. What can I say -- I loved the book and he is the perfect actor for the part. Can't wait to see it!!!

Sara said...

LOL! That is so funny! I am not a big fan of Pho either, and would have done the same thing as you!

I want to read that book!

Michelle said...

That would have been so fun to get a picture of him (he is totally cute)! I see celebs every now and then, but I would never have the nerve to ask to take a picture of them.

BTW: A friend of mine went to High School with Nicholas Sparks.

Pam said...

I am glad you got to read the book and almost got to meet a celebrity! : )

Deborah Ann said...

Sounds like an awesome book!

Lauren said...

hahahaha -- that is crazy!!! I totally need to read this book -- I love all Nicholas Sparks books and the movies that are made from them ... love... tears... what could be better????

Unknown said...

lol..that's funny:) I'd love to read this after you've just described it! Now I'm going to watch GI and hopefully get my hands on that book:)

Brenda said...

Don't you hate it when you miss out on stuff like that? Thanks for heads up on the book, I'll have to try and read it.

Muthering Heights said...


He couldn't even take a stalker photo from far away?!?

Your hubby is CLEARLY not a blogger!!! LOL!

Veronica Lee said...

The book sounds awesome. LOL, your hubby and mine must be related!!

Unknown said...

That is a seriously crazy coincidence! I love a good book! Must try to get that one this week!

Susie said...

That IS a weird coincidence:-)

Mostlygrocery said...

Ah no picture of Cung Le! Its ok you'll see him again because his favorite food is Pho-tastic!


Marice said...

when I saw the book, i asked "Is that Channing?" and after reading the whole post, oh yes, that's him and you saw him! gesssh You know how much I envy you now???? I so heart Channing! and sorry but I would like to pinch you now hahah for not taking a photo with him! just kiddin :) how i wish I could see him one of these days heheh wishing!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a neat coincidence :o) Bummer that you were not there that day.

I really do love Nicholas Sparks stories and the movies made from his books...but...I get so emotionally connected that I have seriously made it a point to NOT read any of his books or rent any of his movies any more!

Whew! too sad...can't do those any more!

Blessings & Aloha!