Thursday, September 30, 2010
Mr. Curtis died yesterday at the age of 85. He was one of those fellows who looked so good but had a sense of humor. I remember seeing a biography on him once. He and his first wife, Janet Leigh, would have friends over and make home movies with everyone playing parts. I always wished I was one of their kids. It looked like so much fun.
On an ironic note, today is the Flintstones’s 50th Anniversary. Tony lent his voice for Stoney Curtis, a character based on him.
(And as kids, my sister’s favorite musician was Paul McCartney and mine was Ringo Starr.)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Of course, this could be a new thing all of them started doing. BUT, I have to think it means I've improved and about to take flight and grab that star I've been reaching for for so long.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I've been editing my first person vampire book. It's a lot better than I thought. I feel good about it. Wish me luck.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A few months ago, I purchased a bottle of expensive makeup that would help keep wrinkles away. Yes. I've been thinking about that especially after I had surgery a few years ago and dark circles/bags showed up beneath my eyes. Those are gone (almost) now with the help of some wonderful creams. Anyway, I bought the makeup and used it some months ago and didn't use it again until yesterday.
Oh, my, I remembered why I hadn't continued to use it. The stuff made my eyes sting and burn yesterday. By the time I got home I was sick. I quickly washed it off and put it up. I just can't make myself throw it away. Remember, I said "EXPENSIVE." I'll see if someone else might want to try it. It has a pump on it, so it shouldn't have any of my germs in it. And it probably won't bother other people.
Thankfully, I have another jar of makeup waiting. The stuff I usually use. No one would ever want me to go out and about without makeup on. Too scary.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Well, today I read an advertisement about a Mom Cave. If I remember correctly, it was for decorating supplies. Anyway, I thought it was a great thought. My hubby has given his Man Cave to me. Isn't that sweet? I didn't nag or bother him. It was his idea.
Hmmm. What does he want? What has he done wrong? No. No. No. :sigh: Whatever it was, I'm benefiting and I won't look a horse in the mouth.
I don't think I'll call it a Mom Cave as I no longer have any little ones at home. So let's call it a Writing Cave. It's where I will get inspired and maybe even write or revise my first published book. Hey, I have nine completed books I can work with. Or is that ten? I can't remember anymore.
I'm so excited and ready to move in. He's painted the walls a light golden yellow (like honey). It has French doors on both ends with white trim. So plenty of light to energize me. He's putting in loads of shelves for books. When it's done, I'll post a picture of it.
After he finishes that room, we're (I'll supply money and a few opinions, but he keeps me away as he likes to be in control) redoing the main bath. Can't wait for that too!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Anyway, it was cool. It's also a sign that someone is buying and selling something. Maybe a good sign for the economy. I hope so.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Anne Stuart's RUTHLESS
Delightful book and the next one RECKLESS was wonderful too. Anne writes some of the most spine-tingling, sexy anti-heroes I love to read.
[Note: I'm late posting because my internet keeps going out at my house. So frustrating!]
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Southern Magic’s 2011 Linda Howard Award of Excellence for unpublished writers
No synopsis needed for first round judging.
Discounts for entering early and/or for judging other categories.
Early bird deadline October 1, 2010
Entry deadline October 11, 2010
Finalists can revised their entry before going to final judge.
We are now taking entries!
For rules and entry form, check it out at
Series/Short & Long Contemporary
Susan Litman, Editor, Harlequin
Latoya Smith, Editor, Grand Central Publishers
Kate Collins, Senior Editor, Ballantine
Margo Lipschultz, Associate Editor
Unique Genres (Paranormal, Futuristic, Fantasy, Time Travel)
Melissa Frain, Editor, Tor
Alicia Condon, Editorial Director, Kensington
The Write Magic
For Southern Magic members only
Sara Megibow, Associate Agent, Nelson Literary Agency
Be sure to tell everyone about it. Go the website (link above) and check out the details.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Ellora's Cave's blog was having a little contest and I was one of the winners. Like I said, it's nothing big, but it was fun and made my day. I've learned to appreciate the small wins in life. So now I own my buddy's, Naima Simone, first e-book.
If you're interested in reading a short story of hers, you can get a free copy of that one by clicking on the word download.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I looked it up online to see what they could mean and couldn't really find anything. But I'm taking it to mean whatever dark cloud I've been living under for a long time has gone away. And good things are on their way.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
One fellow at work is one. About a year ago, he heard someone in the office talking about the sad, mistreated dog wandering around outside. Heartbroken for the animal, he took the poor dog to a vet. The dog had so many problems most people would've put him to sleep. Instead he paid for the dog's treatments. It was such a long list, I don't remember half of them. Anyway, the vet warned the treatments would be expensive and then he offered a steep discount. Because of the fellow at work (and the vet) the dog is still alive. Now his name is Panama (it actually fits) and he's so happy and healthy as possible.
I use to work with a lady whose husband did something so giving, it brought tears to my eyes. And I was told he did it often. He was walking into a business in a low rent area of downtown Birmingham and spotted two little boys riding their bicycles up and down the sidewalks. A third little boy sat on the steps watching them. He looked so sad.
The man asked, "Why aren't you riding your bike with the other boys?"
The young fellow said, "I don't have a bike."
He looked around. "Stay here. I'll be back." Thirty minutes later, he pulls up in front of the building and sure enough the boy was still there. The man unloaded a brand new bike from the back of his truck. "Here you go."
The boy, eyes wide, asked, "For me?"
The man said, "Yes. Go ahead and tell your mom it was a gift."
The little boy got on the bike, smiling ear to ear, and rode away. He didn't say thank you, but to the man, the smile was enough.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I'll pray about it and move on and work at being a better person tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I've gotten my TBR pile down to a reasonable number by giving many of them away. I'm so proud.
You should see my study though. Paper and books everywhere. I hate that it's so messy. No. I won't take a picture. I'm too ashamed.
On another blog I was reading about someone in Florida planning to burn the Quran in protest of 9/11. Sheez! Don't take it out on the book. Instead live a good Christian life and that'll show them.
The only time I've destroyed a book was when the cover and blurb claimed it was a romance but they lied. It did have a romance in it, but when the hero and heroine got back together after whatever conflict kept them apart, the heroine died. Yep. You read it right. DIED! She freaking died! I had invested several days in reading this fat ass novel and the woman died in the end. I didn't shed one tear. Instead I tore it in half and threw it away. I can tell you I've never done anything like that before or since.
Nowadays, I make sure my romances end happy with the two main characters alive, in love, and making love like crazed monkeys.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
And don't get me started on being over that certain age...geez!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Anyway, I recently found out my uncle is rather well-known to football fans, especially to those in Alabama. Click here to read the article about him and his late wife.
Fascinating what you turn up about family members on the internet. See. I should go to more family reunions. It has been over twenty years since I've been to one of my dad's side.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
On saying all of that, PEOPLE! Please trim your emails before replying!!!! I hate reading the same email over over again in my effort to get to the new ones. Just pure laziness. Oh, on their part, not mine. I trim mine. It's only polite.
Feeling better. Sheesh! I'm an old gripe lately.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
So if you know the following people who went to Erwin High School, let me know.
Yeah, I even looked under my high school's FaceBook page. No luck.