goddess gobbledygook

the undomestic goddess

i just got the audiobook CDs i won on ebay entitled "the undomestic goddess", a british chick lit written by the fabulously funny sophie kinsella. i've actually read the book, but wanted it in audio format so i can listen to it being read by someone with a crisp, british accent--and that someone is katherine kellgren. here's a little snippet from the first chapter:

they pronounce "migraine" as "mee-grain" in this audio version. tomayto, tomahto.


Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.

Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

[excerpt from randomhouse.com]

i had given my paperback copy to a lawyer friend in the philippines in hopes that she'll be amused by it as well. enjoyed this book immensely. i wish they turn it into a movie. starring maybe....renee zellweger? she's starred in "bridget jones" and "miss potter," adopting a british tongue in both films.

and in conjunction with all this goddess gobbledygook...a quiz about my "inner greek goddess":

Your Score: Hestia

56% contentment, 22% vanity, 55% loneliness

You are Hestia, goddess of the hearth and domestic life. Unlike the other major gods, who sit on thrones at Mount Olympus, you sit by the fire and tend it forever. You are very kind and forgiving, the gentlest of all Olympians.

Link: The Which Greek Goddess Are You? Test written by Wild_Heart on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

wow, it looks like i'm a DOMESTIC type of greek goddess. eep. i'm hardly the type to "sit by the fire forever" and bake ambrosia-flavored cake for the gods.

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