Friday, April 30, 2010
My Blog is #10 of 123
You’ve arrived at exactly the right time to explore lots of new blogs, all of which, ARE GIVING AWAY A VERY SPECIAL BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAY (For One Day Only – April 30th).
We’ve done all the work for you. No hunting or surfing. Each blog will have a number and each new blog link will have a number. These numbers will allow you to keep track of which blogs you’ve visited and how many are left to visit. Why not take a moment to make a list of blog numbers 1-123 and check off the blogs as you go.
I know you’ll want to visit as many blogs today as you can. So, if you see something that interests you on any of our participating blogs, why not bookmark that site. Later, when you have more time, you can discover all its fabulous treasures.
MY GIVEAWAY :
$25.00 e-gift certificate to Victoria's Secret and a goodie box from Swiss Colony
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1. become a follower of my blog (if you're already a follower just let me know on #3)
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I will add all your names into a pot and hubby will do the drawing. I'll contact the winner May 1st after 6:PM. Your name will also be posted here so others will see who won.
Have fun and good luck!
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Free to good home. Excellent guard dog. Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more drug pushers, thieves, murderers, or molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat. Most of them knew Jethro only by his Oriental street name, Ho Lee Schitt.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I know I'm weird...
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Here's a solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the airports.
Have a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you.
It would be a win-win for everyone, and there would be none of this crap about racial profiling and this method would eliminate a long and expensive trial.
Justice would be quick and swift. Case Closed!
This is so simple that it's brilliant. I can see it now: you're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.
Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system, "Attention standby passengers we now have a seat available on flight number..."
Saturday, April 24, 2010
A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.
In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two knitted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.
He asked her about the contents.
'When we were to be married,' she said, ' my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that If I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and knit a doll.'
The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two Precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.
'Honey,' he said, 'that explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?'
'Oh,' she said, 'that's the money I made from selling the dolls.'
Friday, April 23, 2010
Then we tackled the screened in porch. Hubby washed down the screens, furniture and the side of the house, and tomorrow we'll have the carpet cleaned. I have to admit he keeps the outside looking nice. I'm a little worried about my Norfolk pine though. The freeze didn't do it any good and some of it is dying off. Hubby assures me that it will be okay.
Braved the crowd at Walmart for Friday shopping, went to the post office to mail off some promo stuff, managed to squeeze in a nap with the cats, and scrubbed both bathrooms down from top to bottom. Housework all done? Check!
Now I'm relaxing, and watching Criminal Minds. Did you know it's on from 7:00-12:00 or later on Friday nights? For those of you who live in my area of Florida, Polk County, and are as hooked on the show as I am, it's on channel 48. I'm sure they're all re-runs but since I've only begun to watch the show they're all new to me. Very cool show!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In a perfect world, I'd be with a NY publisher and working out plot lines for another story with my fab crit partner. Although having a laundry list of published works and being happy is good enough for me
What are your hobbies? NASCAR... I love watching the races, especially the trucks. I have a story that was inspired by a trip down pit road for what used to be the Hooters Pro Cup Series. One of these days, I'll revamp and finish it. Also I love to draw and paint and read... but what author doesn't like to read.
What's the most interesting thing you've done or tried? I got to spend the day in the pits for a NASCAR race. It wasn't the big leagues, but it was big enough that you couldn't miss the excitement and hullabaloo going down. All the people who worked with the race cars worked with their hearts on their sleeves and it was a powerful time. Plus it’s exciting to be in the middle of the infield as cars are racing 120 mph around you.
Where did you get the idea for your latest book? The idea for Learning How To Bend came from a couple of sources. One, where I grew up was an Air National Guard base nearby and the C-130 planes would fly over us. I always wondered what it would be like to ride in one, but I know I am so not cut out for the military. Two: I have a good friend who is in the Air Force who works on planes and I thought, what if I used him or his job for a story. Then I had a challenge from a very good friend to write a ménage. So I combined all three elements and wrote the story.
The idea for Right Where I Need to Be was a matter of opposites and wondering what it would be like to be a movie star. So I dreamed up my perfect hero, made him a bit of a bad boy, and threw him into a situation with a woman who is totally out of his league but he's head over heels for her. And I'd listened to so much Gary Allan music, I decided there needed to be a band and a scene at a concert. Plus, I like to sing (even though no one else wants to hear it), so the heroine became a vocalist.
What are you working on now? I have three I'm working on right now. One has to do with a newly home Air Force Mechanic and the photographer he loves. The second is a reunion story that has to do with the kids who graduated in the late '90's and are coming back to see their former school building destroyed. The third is a vampire story. I've always wanted to write BDSM but never had the chance. This story just keeps playing out that way, and I couldn't be happier.
What's your ideal hero? Oh... I'd say a man who can laugh at himself. One who can get up at a moment's notice and do something for laughs to make others happy, but not solely for self-depreciation. He has to be willing to put his heart on the line and risk his very soul for his lady. Oh, and six-three, dark hair, dark eyes, and a bit of five o'clock shadow doesn't hurt.
What are you wearing right now? Worn jeans and my #33 race shirt with Frankenberry and Count Chocula on it. If I'm not comfy, I'm not happy.
What's the last movie you saw? 3:10 to Yuma. I'm not huge on horse operas, but I'd just watched a Robert Taylor fest on TCM and I was just in the mood. Although the one before it that I loved was Deception with Gerard Butler... oh yes, I have a serious addiction to Mr. Butler.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A Cat. Why? Because they can have attitudes and no one cares. They can walk all over you, peer in your face, turn their back on you, and then when you least expect it, cuddle on your lap and demand attention. I've yet to own a meek cat. Plus, I want to know what it's like to have decent balance and not trip over my own feet.
Finish this thought: My favorite part of writing: My favorite part of writing is knowing that the story the lingered in my head is making a reader happy.
What I think about the ePublishing and eBook industry. At first, I was told, Oh no, you don't want to epub. There's no money in it and no one really reads those things. Um, no. But then again, there are those staunch realists who swear the only way you rare "published" is if you have a print book in hand. I can see both sides of the card. Yeah, it's pretty cool to have the book in hand and know you wrote it. But things move quicker with epublishing, and the quality is just as good. And what I've found is that there are just as many people willing to read the e-file as a print because they can put them on whatever hand-held gizmo they have and be happy. Plus the prices are much easier on the wallet for ebooks.
So far, I've been pleased with epublishing and though I wouldn't totally count out paper books, I think that the wave of the future is to pull the book right up on the reader or whatever.
You can find Wendi at:
Blurb for Learning:
Their marriage is about to fall apart, but not if she can help it and he’s willing to bend.
Abby Donovan imagined nothing could change her simple life as a librarian. Her loving husband Seth, a mechanic in the Air National Guard, is scheduled to return from a short deployment in Iraq. Before he gets home, a letter arrives. It seems Seth is asking for a divorce. She must decide whether to walk away without a fight or to wait and confront him with the thing he's always dreamed of - a ménage a trois. But all is not as it seems.
Seth Donovan wanted an idyllic life to go along with his career in the military. Then he sees the atrocities of war firsthand. A conversation with a colleague ends up as fodder for the rumour mill and so much more. Seth never wanted a divorce. He wants his wife. Will she accept him despite the rumours and advances from another man? Or can their relationship withstand the turmoil of war?
Excerpt for Learning:
“Who was she? I never heard a name. Was she that important that she had to ruin what we had? The life we built? As much as I wanted to walk away clean, I need answers.”
Seth struggled to pay attention to her words instead of how her body made him feel, but it was tantamount to impossible. If he stepped forward, he could wrap his arms around her rounded body and maybe even kiss away his mistakes. Or, she just might backhand him to teach him a lesson. Damn, he just wanted to touch her. He wondered if she’d back away if he made the first move.
“I didn’t write this.”
She snorted. “Bullshit.”
“That’s not my signature.”
“You scribble your name. How can you tell the difference?”
Seth forced his sour stomach to calm. “Four weeks ago, a bomb ripped through the mess hall. Three of my friends, including Sturgis and Levoy were killed. Kelly O’Neill, among others, acted like it was nothing. I can’t forget the sounds and the smells. The screams. The devastation. I did the routine maintenance on the Herc and went about my business, but every time I closed my eyes, I saw the mess hall explode. Because of her stint on the gunship, I asked Kelly how she dealt with death.” Seth tried to catch Abby up in an embrace. “She told me to make love—to you.”
Sunday, April 18, 2010
"I would like to buy some cyanide."
The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"
The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."
The pharmacist's eyes got big and he exclaimed, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband. That's against the law! I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!"
The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.
The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "Well now, that's different. You didn't tell me you had a prescription."
Friday, April 16, 2010
I'm wondering what it's like for other households. My hubby and I have a deal, he takes care of the outside and the cars and I'll do the inside. However, he's great at doing the dishes and laundry. I really appreciate coming home after working all day (he's retired) and not having to do them. I bet there's a lot of women out there who would love having less to face at the end of their day, or work week.
It really doesn't matter if you work or not. It's equality. If you're both using the dishes, making dirty clothes, etc., then what would it hurt if you shared in those chores?
I mean, it's not like men have to open the door for us anymore:)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The little boy asked why he wore his collar backwards.
The man, who was a priest, said, 'I am a Father.'
The little boy replied, 'My Daddy doesn't wear his collar like that.'
The priest looked up from his book and answered, ''I am the Father of many.'
The boy said, ''My Dad has 4 boys, 4 girls and two grandchildren and he doesn't wear his collar that way!'
The priest, getting impatient, said. 'I am the Father of hundreds', and went back to reading his book.
The little boy sat quietly thinking for a while, then leaned over and said, "Maybe you should wear a condom, and put your pants on backwards instead of your collar..."
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
"I should be in charge, said the brain, because I run all the body's systems, so without me nothing would happen."
"I should be in charge, said the blood, because I circulate oxygen all over so without me you'd all waste away."
"I should be in charge, said the stomach, because I process food and give all of you energy."
"I should be in charge, said the legs, because I carry the body wherever it needs to go."
"I should be in charge, said the eyes, because I allow the body to see where it goes."
"I should be in charge, said the rectum, because I'm responsible for waste removal."
All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him, so in a huff, he shut down tight.
Within a few days, the brain had a terrible headache, the stomach was bloated, the legs got wobbly, the eyes got watery, and the blood was toxic. They all decided that the rectum should be the boss.
The Moral of the story? Even though the others do all the work, the asshole is usually in charge!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Do you know, we didn't so much as get a smile of acknowledgement from her? No thank you...eye contact...nothing. As she walked past me I said, "You're welcome." She just kept right on going like she was the flipping queen or something. The man and I just exchanged smiles, shook our heads and continued on our way.
Friday, April 9, 2010
We thought it might be because hubby was driving in the fast lane, going under the speed limit. People who do that irritate me but hubby was unable to move over. He said the police had been behind him for some time. So, we get pulled over and as hubby is halfway out the door to meet the officer, the officer veers off and goes around us. We figured that he received a more important call.
In all the years we've been together we've never been pulled over...together:)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I'm actually three quarters of the way done with my next (hopefully) erotic romance and Alexis and Cole are the main characters. I'm not going to give the plot away but it does include an element (hot!) that I've never written in any of my stories before.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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So...you have to come back on April 30th to win. So mark your calendars my friends! You won't have the chance to win if you don't play.
My prize giveaway on April 30th is a $25.00 egift certificate to Victoria's Secret! And a surprise gift from Swiss Colony.
So ... there you are, having a dinner party... Your parents are there, your in-laws are there, your boss and his wife are there, the minister and his wife are there, you're all settling down for a nice relaxing evening dinner.
Then in walks the dog...
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Lois and I never did tell dad that we'd found them. Waiting for Easter to get there practically killed us, knowing what waited for us upstairs in his closet.
My favorite Easter candy? Cadbury eggs.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Mrs. has Mr. in it;
Female has Male in it;
She has He in it;
Madam has Adam in it;
Okay, Okay, it all makes sense now...
I never looked at it this way before:
Ever notice how all of women's problems start with MEN?
When we have REAL trouble, it's a..
Thursday, April 1, 2010
During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked her students the following question: "Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?"
Michael said, "Just a minute I have to go pee."
The teacher responded by saying, "That would be rude and impolite. What about you Sherman, how would you say it?"
Sherman said, "I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I'll be right back."
"That's better, but it's still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table. And you, little Edward, can you use your brain for once and show us your good manners?"
"I would say: Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce you to after dinner."
The teacher fainted...