Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Picture's Worth 1000 Words

I went to today and selected, "books." Just for kicks and giggles, I searched the word, "bluekissed," to see what would be the first hit.

I laughed until I my eyes watered.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

-Seeing friends and coworkers the day after they've gotten a new haircut. It's amazing how much someone's hair changes his/her overall appearance!

-Steamy showers that open my sinuses

-The Wizard of Oz

-Audio books during my commute to work

-Watching very young kids try to touch their birthday cake on their birthday. (A 1 year old for example).

-Comfortable T-shirts

-Cookie Crisp cereal

-Shiny fingernail polish

-French silk pie

-The Beanie Baby craze of the 90s

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Killer Nashville 2009

I'll be attending the Killer Nashville writer's conference this year from August 14-16th. For more information on Killer Nashville, visit The keynote speaker this year is J.A. Jance.

Those of you who read this blog know that I wrote about Killer Nashville last year. I had a blast last year, I learned a lot, and I'd recommend this conference to anyone interested in writing fiction. Although the conference is geared toward the mystery/crime/thriller field, there are enough topics presented to be a wonderful conference overall for both beginning writers and seasoned writers. Even for people who write in completely different genres, there are useful panels and presentations on things like firearms, poisons, police procedure, forensic anthropology, strengthening writing skills, and pitch sessions available with an editor and an agent.

I also met a few people last year with whom I'm still in contact within the world of writing. Conferences are a great way to network.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

-Hot Apple Cider

-Looking for funny birthday cards to send to friends and family




-The movie starring Michael J. Fox, Doc Hollywood

-The cricket in the Disney movie, Pinocchio

-Resetting the clocks after the power goes out

-Remembering all the name of the reindeer and the seven dwarfs without having to say them in order

-Chocolate covered cashews

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

-Three day weekends

-Fruit so juicy that I have to eat it over the sink

-Mini subcompact cars


-Ice cream sandwiches

-Gummy bears

-The sweet relief of Ibuprophen (taken in the recommended dosage. I don't want to fry my organs.)

-Red Lobster

-Riverfront Park in Nashville

-Getting to leave work early today because I worked late yesterday.