Saturday, July 27, 2013

TV, Babies, Daycare, Rehab... What?!

BBC's The White Queen with Max Irons & Rebecca Ferguson

Feels like a lot has happened this week. New Day Job--well, sort of new; I've been there almost 2 months--Little Man got moved to a new class with all the big kids (the room totally reminds me of the daycare in the last Toy Story, no lie), BBC's The White Queen has been kicking butt 'n taking names, Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Dracula in an upcoming NBC series that looks AWESOME, Will and Kate had a baby, Amanda Bynes finally (finally!!!!!!) got admitted for her... um... issues (and yet her Twitter feed's like a bad train wreck; you just can't look away), Lana Del Rey's dissin' on Lady GaGa...

Speaking of Lana... Le Muse is LOVING her at the moment. The BBB's--Born to Die, Blue Jeans, & Blue Velvet--have been repeating on the iPod, inside the Mini Coop, and at work via Spotify constantly for the past fortnight. If you haven't given her a listen, do it now, now, now. And disregard the fact that my CP calls her Miss Depression. 

The lovely Lana Del Rey

Which leads me to... how much I'm loving my story. And, no, technically I shouldn't have driven into this topic after the word depression, because this novel is anything but depressing. At least, I don't think it is. Glad we got that straight. Back to the point: Totally Diggin' It. I mean, we're writers; we SHOULD love our stories. But, honestly, sometimes you wanna just chuck it out the window. Sometimes you wanna chuck the whole LAPTOP out the window, because, darn it, why can't this blasted novel just write its own darn self?!!



Lovin' the story. This is the YA, Sci Fi, Historical yet, at the same time, Contemporary, first person, heroine's PoV tale that I started over a year ago, got to... oh... chapter 12 or so and said, "Eh."  Well, I've rekindled my fascination with prim, proper, spunky, 19th century bombshell (wow, that was a lot of adjectives... sorry!) Hallelujah and her quest to help futuristic Adris find a cure for our dying human race. It's got a love triangle. Hopefully plenty of page-turning tension and adventure. 

Check out my character interviews here and here.

So, what's been up with you guys? Are you as stoked as me and my BFF over the royal baby? Lovin' his name? Wonder what sobriquet the public will come up with for him. Should be fun, regardless. 

Kate, Wills, & Baby George Alexander Louis

Happy Weekend, Lovies.

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Get Your History On

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 

I really wouldn't consider myself a history buff. Don't get me wrong; I love history. Love to read it, watch it, sink into the fascination of a time long since gone, yet still making an exceptional impact on our present. But I haven't read enough yet, may never read enough, to count myself among the History Elite.

Be that as it may.

I have read the above selections, and let me tell you, if you're looking to brush up on American history and those who left their mark upon this young country like no others before or after them, do yourself a favor and add these to your reading list. They'll stay on your Keeper Shelf forever. In the very least, you'll be able to keep up with your kids as they're going through school.

Happy Independence Day, Americans. Let Freedom Ring.

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,

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