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Laughter = Good

»Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Ramblin' Woman | 0 comments

My husband and I have been on a we need to laugh out loud kick with our viewing entertainment. This translates into watching a lot of standup comedians… Chris Rock, (old school) Eddie Murphy, Lewis Black… And this weekend, the standup comic we watched was Bill Burr. The movie (via Amazon streaming) was LET IT GO. This movie had us laughing so hard we nearly puked. Other than that, not much else I can say about it other than to say you should watch it. It’s therapeutic. Today, I plan to write. We’ll see how that goes....

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Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly

»Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Ramblin' Woman | 0 comments

Normally I don’t write about this kind of stuff outside of say, posting a review, but since I’m so impressed by this product, I wanted to share. I only found out about Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly by stumbling on it looking for something else on Amazon.com. I’ve only used it a couple of times, but I gotta say: This goop (a healthy replacement for Vaseline) is fabulous! Here’s the link to it on Amazon:¬†http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00028LUB8/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00 Do you have this product? What do you...

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Social Networking & You

»Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Ramblin' Woman | 0 comments

I write this post primarily to test out a new social networking plugin I added to my WordPress-based website (and blog). I did this because I am so beyond over having to type and copy-paste the same message in all of the social networking websites as recommended for authors (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Google Plus, Tumblr, Pintrest, et-freaking-cetera). How tedious is that? It’s extremely tedious. Exceptionally so if one questions the relevancy of having so many places to “network”. Call me Old School; I remember the days of just having one’s own website with possible message board the pinnacle. That was all one needed to be a part of social media. Now? I still miss the ease of message boards… blogs aren’t my bag. But oh well....

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Heroine Hate!

»Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Ramblin' Woman, Whatchya Reading? | 1 comment

I’m curious. Readers: What number one thing will absolutely, irrevocably, make you loathe and despise a book’s heroine? I know I have quite a few, varying on the book’s primary concept, but what is yours and...

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The Book World – Series Crazy!

»Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Ramblin' Woman, Whatchya Reading?, Whatchya Writing? | 2 comments

According to my mother, I’ve been reading books by myself since I was two. So that means, if I add the 2, carry the 4, and divide by 9, I’ve been a reader for 37 years and counting. That said, I have noticed an increasing trend in the last… oh, say 5 years, of books leaning away from stand-alone titles and veering heavily toward series titles. And not just regular series titles (in which each book can stand alone, like say, for example, Kresley Cole‘s outstanding “Immortals After Dark” series, and C.L. Wilson‘s fantastic “Fading Lands” series) but the kind in which each book never ends. (Case in point, P.C. & Kristin Cast’s “House of Night” series – TEAM HEATH!, which should really...

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The Power of the Universe in Your Fingertips

»Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Ramblin' Woman, Whatchya Writing? | 0 comments

Writing stories is like lucid dreaming: You don’t like how something’s going, you tweak it, change it, until it fits how you want it to. You literally have the power of the universe at your fingertips; each keystroke decides the fate of people, animals… the world. Right on! *G* You are the god that your characters must bow unto and all hail. It truly is “good to be the king” (see Mel Brooks’ History of the World, Part II). That’s what drew me to writing. I lay the blame where it belongs, on my Mercury placement in Pisces. Writing it down was the classic good sense of my Saturn in Gemini. In other words, I’ve been blessed with an extremely fluid and vivid imagination and dexterous fingers. The largest portion of...

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