Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I saw this and couldn't resist!

It's the little things in life that really count!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Man in the Picture

  • Totally sounds like a title for an episode of Bones!

Don't even act surprised!

  • Last week, I mentioned going through a bunch of stuff that I had written for the fun of it.  Here is one that I really liked.
The room was dark and gloomy with squeaky floorboards.  The curtains were black and looked heavier than the tall, skeleton-like man in the shadows.  If it had been bright and sunny outside, no one would have known because the curtains blocked out all possible light.  After a while, we noticed the man in the far corner.  He wore a black suit with a matching black tie.  His shoes looked as if they had just been polished.  His face was set in a frown and looked as though he had never set foot outside a day in his life.  We stared at him, while he stared back at us for a full minute, but man never moved, for he was only a picture!

  • Seems so much shorter when it's been typed. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Terrible Thursday...at least it was

  • Woke up this morning hating everything with the exception of my bed and teddy bear. (don't judge!)

We all have these days!  
  • Good thing my alarm clock is in the living room because it would have been thrown across the room!
  • Not even the fact that Bones comes on tonight helped!
  • A Beaners (yeah, I know the name was changed to Bigby, but it will always be known as Beaners to me!) run was extremely necessary!

Harmless right?!
  • Thankfully it woke me up, but a co-worker was bouncing off the walls for a good while!
  • Maybe no large coffees anymore!
  • Bones comes on tonight! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Year Ago Today....

  • We celebrated the inauguration of the 44th president, Barack H. Obama and some would say that he broke a few barriers.  Maybe I would agree to some extent, but not completely.  Some would say that this was a step in the right direction for African Americans.  

  •  In the 1960's, (some sites say 1961 and others 1968) Robert Kennedy predicted that "There is no question about it. In the next 40 years, a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother has."  
  • To me, how amazing is that?  I still wish my grandmother, who grew up during a time that blacks didn't have the same rights as their white counterparts, had seen this day.  She would have been so proud.  I know my other grandmother was! :o)
  • It was said that people came out of the wood works to vote last year and to me, that shows how ready for some sort of change this country was.  
  • One person that didn't vote said to me and a group of friends after the election that she didn't know why "white people were so excited about Obama.  It's not like it was a victory for them."  I couldn't believe they could even say this.  I had to remind them that his victory was one for all, no matter their race.  This was a victory for anyone who was ready for change.  
  • More was said, but I'm pretty sure I had gotten my point across.  
  • This was also the night that my B'dubs group retired blue kamikazes in honor of the Democratic Party.  Thank goodness!  They didn't taste as good as the ones that my table ordered election night.
  • Michelle Obama was the talk of the nation with her awesome dress (and her arms are pretty much amazing, by the way!)
  • George Washington said these words:
"Let it be told to the future world…that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive…that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."
  •  These word were repeated a year ago today and couldn't have been more perfect.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pure Randomness

  • Finished reading The Lost Symbol and if you haven't read it, you should.  It's simply amazing!  A real page turner...Any aspiring writer, like me, could only hope that their writing could be even a quarter as good as Dan Browns.
  • Maybe reading a great book is what I needed to break out of my funk and stop banging my head on my desk when I should be writing. (I'm really just kidding about that last part.)
  • Was almost done reading The Last Symbol, when I took a break to stretch....went back to some of my old writing.  
  • I had forgotten how much I used to write. 
  • Great trip down memory lane...not sure where some of it came from.  There were a few things that I was blown away by.
  • I need to think like this about writing:
    • There's nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith
  •  Time to get back to writing!  Off to the Library tomorrow after work. :o)
  •  I heard this yesterday in church and who am I to call one of the NBA greats a liar?

    • "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
      ~ Michael Jordan  

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Writer's block ... is simply a failure of ego

  • Norman Mailer said this
  • Believe me, it is real!  

  • I was asked a couple times this week how my book was going and I was able to say that I went through and cleaned up small chunks, but its not complete.  In my mind, I know that there are parts that don't make sense, but every time that I try to figure out how best to "write" the wrong, I hit the rhetorical brick wall.

  • Can I just say that it sucks?!  The "I was just too lazy today to get any writing done" excuse only works for so long.  Especially when one of my goals this year is to self publish this book!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Wishing you and yours a happy new years!!