Archive | October, 2013
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It’s Halloween!!!

31 Oct

And I still don’t know what I’m going to do this evening…

Or what costume I’m going to wear.

Drat.

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While I scour the house looking for something to do and be, please be content with this hilarious Animaniacs meet Dracula cartoon. O.K.?

O.K.!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgPxrzQ9OV0

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Maybe just a nice thick coat and a pair of butterfly wings?

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How about Mrs. Clause?  You know, a dress, apron and Santa hat…? No, it wouldn’t really work if I didn’t hand out cookies. And I don’t have an elf to help sell it.

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If I just wore what I usually do for cleaning the house I could go as the mom from Dexter’s Laboratory.

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*shrugs*  meh

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I could put blush on my nose, put several blankets on, and a box of tissues in my lap and go as someone with the flu.

No, I want people to talk to me, not avoid me like the plague.

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I could put my hair up with pens, squeeze into my last suit that fits, grab a clip-board and go as a secretary.

Or put a massive wad of gum in my mouth and do my best impersonation of Fran Drescher (holy pickles! I spelled that right on the first try!!!) and I could be the secretary from, *ahem* heck.

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That one might work.

But it could be hard to sell.

Even thought I was a reeeeally good secretary. (seriously, loved almost every minute of it.)

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A seamstress?

A hobo?

A hippy?

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This may end up being a last second costume rather than a last minute one.

Phooey.

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I hope you all have fun tonight!

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Wanna Watch Vincent Price’s Monster Mash?

30 Oct

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6wDsmSbuUw

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Wow. We as humans really have been mean to each other over the centuries, haven’t we?

I hereby declare that the only murders we should be committing are those of fictional characters.  😀

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I love Vincent Price. He’s most of the reason I ever listen to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Really, that song’s a whole lot of fun when you play it on a record, with Michael’s part up on the other speed. He sounds like a munchkin or a chipmunk.  lol

Then of course you have to slow it back down to normal for Vincent’s part.

So creepy it gives me chills.

Too much fun.  😀

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So, are you ready for Halloween yet?

Or are you going to be one of those frantic people searching for those last couple parts to your costume?

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Would Tears Help?

29 Oct

I was in a decent mood until you said that. The perfect sentence to pierce through my shell, my armor, my stronghold.

Only you have that weapon. Only you have that power.

Five or six words, said in the wrong tone, on the wrong day, and I am a puddle of tears. Wondering why the sun stopped shining, why my heart hurts, why I can’t breathe.

The one who holds my heart, my love, my world, has said something just right to turn my world on it’s ear. West is now down, red is now blue.

How does one cope? How do you recover?

I realize those words were not intended to harm me, that this day, this part of the month, this time, is really the culprit. It still hurts.

My tactic is to avoid you, no eye contact, speak when spoken to. My hurt and confusion are in the way of thought and logic.

Tears? Would tears help? Would they release this pain? Would a wet pillow and a pile of crumpled tissues ease the tightness around my heart?

I don’t know, because this time I did not crumple… on the outside.

This time I used distraction, a change of scenery, a change of tasks to dissuade the oncoming deluge. Being honest, though, I think a release of tears would have eased this suffocation. Letting them flow, in secret. Letting it go, to leave me in peace. Instead, I tried to contain the pain. I thought I could control it. But it did nothing but color the rest of my evening with a mist of sad, sad blue.

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Even with all my over-active emotional life, I’m Still Into You.  🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OblL026SvD4

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MMM… School House Polka

28 Oct

Hey, look!  It’s Monday!

Time for some fun.

I found a Veggie Tales Silly Song with Larry that would interest writers.  😀

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0J-T2lr0Ms

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If you enjoyed this you can see more Mirth and Music Monday by going over to ReGi McClain’s blog. She’s the creator of this fun Monday meme. Not only does she post a MMM, she also has a little blue froggy thing on the right side of her blog page. Click on the top one and it will take you to a list of links of all the people playing along this week.

And if you like, you can add your own funny and musical post!

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Happy Monday!

The ABCs of Self-Publishing: A Guest Post by Mark Evans

27 Oct

I’m working my way through this list of self-publishing to-do’s. It’s a bit of work. Some of them are simply going to have to wait until I have a little money to work with, but they are on my list. It just has a slightly different order than that of other authors. And that’s O.K., not everyone takes the same path.

It has taken me a while to be calm about these facts, but now that I have the voices in my head have stopped screaming at each other (at least, most of them).

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Double Double Toil and Trouble and The Swedish Chef

26 Oct

Ha  Ha!

I found it.  😀

The song is called Double Trouble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CKr2ULMMcA

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And for something to laugh at it’s hard to go wrong with The Muppets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qj8PhxSnhg

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“…A la bazookie”  Bahahahaha!

Ok, just let me watch that one more time.

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Aaahahahaha!!! Yeah. I love the Swedish Chef.  😀

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What are you doing for Halloween?

Will it involve a bazooka? 😉

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Be Careful Who’s Thoughts You Ask About

25 Oct

How about a dialogue only little story?

Let’s see…

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“What are you mumbling about now?”

“Nothing. Just thinking out loud.”

“That’s what I just asked. What are you thinking about?”

“Oh, just some things.”

“Like…”

“Like how come when it’s Halloween it’s all “Oh, look at all the cute kids in their little costumes.”, but then the rest of the year we’re just pests in their way?”

“We’re not exactly little anymore, ya’know.”

“You know what I mean. It’s just… what’s with the duplicity?”

“Ummm, I don’t know.”

“It’s the same kind of thing with Thanksgiving. All year long our culture is full of gimme-gimme, then we take a day or two to suddenly remember all the good things we have. Celebrating all the things we normally take for granted. We get together with all kinds of people we normally dodge, eat four thousand calories each, and then pass out on the couch. It’s almost exactly like Christmas.”

“What about Christmas?”

“That’s another time when we’re all supposed to be happy and stuff. Everyone is in a good mood because it’s the season of giving, but what about the week after that? It’s like the instant Christmas is over everyone is already worried about their New Years resolution and who they’re going to be kissing at midnight. All that fluffy, happy, glowy feeling is just poof gone.”

“Uhhhhh-huh. And your point is?”

“I don’t have a point. You asked me what I was thinking about, so I told you.”

“You sure did.”

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Now, hand me my share of the candy, some pumpkin pie

and assure me you’re getting me something awesome for Christmas!

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(No, I didn’t set out to preach. All I did was sit down to a blank screen and let my mind barf words all over it. There’s no intention of toe-stepping, or guilt trips.)

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Here’s a little Halloween fun from The Muppets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1iIRKZE9w

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I think as long as the Carve-O-Matic was used correctly it could really come in handy this time of year. Too bad Beaker got it.

Again.

Poor little guy.

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I wonder if he’s just like Kenny and they have a huge lab of clones just for such a purpose?

Huh.

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Getting In The Mood For Halloween

24 Oct

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZmblYwcuRM

Yeah. Kinda how I feel about most children’s shows.

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I love this song from Harry Potter. Kinda wish there was a longer version. If there is, I would really appreciate someone telling me about it.  😀

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSEA18UsNXc

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Man, I can’t wait until Halloween.

Even thought I don’t have a clue as to what I’m going to wear to the party…

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I Forgot How Much I Like Good Fantasy

23 Oct

Good fantasy.

My favorite books in my teens were The Hobbit, almost anything written by Madeline L’langle, and Terry Pratchett’s work is still at the top of my favorites list.

I think what burned me out was trying to read not-so-good fantasy one too many times. Now for years I have been under the impression that it’s just not my ‘thing’.

Until I read The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

Then The Key of Amatahns (Argetallam) by Elisabeth Wheatley

And now I’m reading No Angels: Keep the people safe by any means necessary by Eli Hinze

All of them are a little (sometimes a lot) brain bending… in a good way. They’re just enough out there to bring you out of your own mind and preconceived notions and drag you into the story. These are ladies who are now at the top of my list of Authors To Watch.

Basically because

I’m totally fan-girling out on their stuff!

And so is my husband!!!

If we both think these are good books, that’s got to count for a huge thumbs up from the critics.  🙂

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Nice job ladies. Keep ’em comin’.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuZSfvHHMr4

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Time for some Photos of Fall

22 Oct
Yellow!

Yellow!

 

 

Unless you call it autumn. Either way, this is my little way of documenting the change of season. (At least it gets me outside, right?)

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So many crunchy leaves.  :)

So many crunchy leaves. 🙂

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*gasp* It's leaf confetti!

*gasp* It’s leaf confetti!

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Ooh, a close up of the leaf confetti.

Ooh, a close up of the leaf confetti.

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Peeking Sun.

 

A very low reservoir.

A very low reservoir.

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Those are all the fall photos I have so far. Well, the ones that turned out worth anything, anyway.  😀

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I hope you have a great Tuesday,

and get to enjoy at least a little of this new season.

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