Thursday, December 14, 2006

Another Forum Update

Spoke with tech support. Looks like we're still 24-28 hours away from things being put right, but I'm hoping it's sooner.

I'm off to Hawaii in the morning, but plan on keeping up with this until we're back up.

Forums Still Down

It's being worked on, that's the best I can tell you.

On another note, Delia, if you're reading this, I don't have your phone number since it was in my RD messages and now I can't get to it. Sigh. Email me with it? I really want to meet up in Hawaii!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


If you're a Romance Divas member, you may have noticed there's an issue with the forums (you can read posts, but not respond). I can tell you it's being worked on and has been since yesterday. Hopefully we'll see a resolution today.

Feel free to spread the word.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Stuff To Think About

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. . but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"?
Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did "cured" ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME junk, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the window?

Monday, December 11, 2006

Trying Again

Here's the view from our backyard of the night launch. That fiery ball is the space shuttle ascending.
I know, not the best shots but my digital camera isn't exactly set up for night time photography of this magnitude. It was so amazing in person, I think few pictures could do it justice.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


I had a whole post ready to go with pictures and commentary from last night's space shuttle launch and blogger ate it. I don't have time to redo it now, but I will soon.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Four Things

Four jobs I've had:
1. Candy seller
2. Pearl stringer
3. Hot truck driver
4. Advertising exec.

Four places I've lived:
1. Tunkhannock, PA
2. NYC
3. Ocean City, MD
4. Carrollton, VA

Four favorite foods:
1. Fried chicken
2. Spaghetti & meatballs
3. Cream puffs
4. Cobb salad

Four movies I could watch over and over:
1. A Christmas Story
2. Better Off Dead
3. LA Story
4. The Princess Bride

Four TV shows I enjoy:
1. Ugly Betty
2. Bones
3. The Office
4. House

Four places I've traveled:
1. Kauai
2. Berlin, Germany
3. Morocco
4. Canberra, Australia

Four places I'd like to visit:
1. Japan
2. Tahiti
3. Paris
4. Moscow

Four websites I go to daily:
1. Yahoo
2. Google
3. Romance Divas
4. Pogo

Four people I'm tagging to do this too:
1. Lara
2. Mel
3. Babe
4. Sela

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Four Years Ago Today...

Hotrod and I said our vows. I adore that man. He's the best thing that's ever happened to me. And I'm not just saying that because he spoils me silly. I think to celebrate, we're going to watch the nighttime launch of the Space Shuttle this evening!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I was on my game this morning. As a result, I have photographic evidence. In fact, he's still in the tree as I type this. Note: the black blob in the midst of the tree is the perpetrator in question, Max. The glowing eyes in the lower corner belong to Scooter, the enabler. I think from the second picture, you get a pretty good idea of Max's attitude in general. Which is to say, he's decided the tree is his new home and what I think really isn't being considered.
There is kitten maddness in my house, folks! Kitten maddness I tell you.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Blog Round Up

Haven't done this in awhile, so I thought I'd give you a heads up on what's happening in the blogosphere.

Collateral cops out.

An attorney confesses.

A Wiki challenge.

Character is king.

Using a map to get to the end. Crusie style.

And for those of you playing along with the home game, the cat was in the tree again this morning. I think he's building a fort.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Should I or shouldn't I?

Yesterday, I discovered our youngest furbaby, Max, staring back at me from the top third of the Christmas tree. Thankfully, it is as yet undecorated. (<--- This is not our cat or our tree, but it's a perfect illustration of the misbehavior I was looking at.)

This poses a dilema. Do we leave the tree inside (as opposed to putting it into the garage) while we're off to Hawaii for a week or not? I think it goes without saying that decorating the tree would be sheer insanity.

I hate to think that our lovely and gracious catsitter, Lara Santiago, will have to right the tree every day she comes over.

What to do, what to do...

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Yea or Nay?

Have you tried this? The new Peppermint whipped cream by Land o'Lakes? I bought some the other day and have been using it in my coffee. (Okay, maybe a few times the canister accidently went off as I was holding it over my open mouth, but let's not split hairs.) It's pretty good, not to heavy on the mintiness. Kind of like having a Christmas glacier drifting across my cup of joe. I'm thinking it would be extra delish on hot chocolate, but I still have to do the research.

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Joy Of Writing

After finishing Death Becomes Her, I can now return to the book I was half-way through, Date With The Devil. I put that WIP down to write Death, due to some interest in seeing the finish work, but I have to say, it was a weird experience.

You see, when I write, the characters take up residence in my head. Little scenes come to me periodically as though I'm watching scenes from a movie. I get involved in these characters and as odd as it might sound, they become a part of my life.

So the entire time I was writing Death, the characters from Date were in my head as well. It was like trying to watch two TV shows at once. Very distracting and not exceptionally fun. (To those of you who write more than one thing at a time, I don't know how you do it!)

Now the Date characters have free reign. And they're verra happy. I am really looking forward to getting back into that book (by rereading everything I've written so far) and writing it to the end.

Because it just so happens, the characters from the next book I want to write are already whining to be heard.