Archive for June, 2008

Ever Wonder…?

Posted in This N' That on June 30, 2008 by swizzmis

Right now I’m beyond feeling human-more a tortured soul. Every bone and muscle in my body is on strike. So I’m going to take it easy today. Not much to blog about so I’ll leave you with this thought for today. Why is it that in the movies they have characters who talk on cell phones, text with the speed of the gods, and can break into the most highly secured building to steal a treasure worth a kings ransom, but when it comes to a scene where the character is brushing their teeth they are doing so with a .99 cent toothbrush?

Not Sure I’m Alive

Posted in This N' That on June 29, 2008 by swizzmis

Oh my gosh. I can’t feel most of my body. Well I can feel it. It’s just that it hurts-even the eyelashes. I didn’t know eyelashes had nerve endings but apparently they do and they are screaming ‘what the hell did you do?’

I helped a friend clean her new house yesterday. The house is only three years old and was in good condition but previous occupants never cleaned. There were six of us in all over there , each of us took over a room. Mine was the living/dinning room. After five hours I managed to scrub the blinds, clean the windows, and do the baseboards. I think the dirt on the blinds was an inch thick and each louver had to be scrubbed and then rinsed. Let’s just say she had two really big windows in the living room. Everything and I mean everything had to be dusted, washed down and vacuumed. That was before we could shampoo the carpets and run the steamer over the of the parts of the floor that were lament. The bathrooms had to be disinfected and steamed too. I’ll tell you that Shark Steamer has paid off big time. Today we’re back at it again and doing the kitchen, den and laundry room. What amazes me is how in this day and age someone can move out of a house and not think to clean it for the next person. Have we turned into animals? It sure looks like some people live like ones. I’m not an obsessive about keeping house but I do like my space to be somewhat tidy. The most interesting part of the day was when we meet the neighbors. Right after the ‘hi, how are you’ they asked if previous occupants were all moved out. We said yes they were and they replied thank goodness. Not enough time to get the poop but that’s on today’s agenda. We’ll see if we can’t entice said neighbors with Crispy Creams to come over for a chat.

Saturday Ramblings

Posted in This N' That on June 28, 2008 by swizzmis

Boy this weekend is sure to be fun. A friend has just moved here and we’ll be working on her new house this weekend, cleaning it up after previous occupants left it in less than pristine condition. They’ll be six of us tackling the blinds, dusting, mopping, and vacuuming today. We should have it fixed up in no time. Afterwards it’s dinner at favorite Italian place. Of course that’s after cleaning up me. LOL

And yes I’m writing away this morning. I’m still stuck trying to put the plot together. But I‘ve found that in the past if I just keep writing ideas magically appear. It’s difficult creating a brand new world. You need to know a lot about it before you can even write and much if doesn’t make it into the story. In fact only a fraction does. But you need to have that background in your head to know why the characters are doing what they’re doing. Don’t know if that makes sense.  I’m please to say I have a handle on the villain who is going to be a piece of work. It’s the heroine that’s causing me fits. She’s being a bit shy and not telling me what she’s all about. I do know that she’s part Cuban which came out of nowhere and surprise the heck out of me.

Well back to writing. Happy Saturday.

Thursday Blahs

Posted in This N' That on June 26, 2008 by swizzmis

Not much to report. There was a freak rain storm that came out of nowhere last night around 8pm. I’ve never seen the wind blow in so many directions and when it hit it looked like a sand storm. But the wind was wildly blowing the rain in such a way that it was swirling.  In a half an hour we had 3 inches of water on the ground. Wow. And to think I was over at the neighbors house just minutes before. We were outside having Margaritas on the porch. Yesterday was just a funky day. I was tired for most of it but antsy too. I think it’s the heat and the junk floating in the air. It’s making everyone feel blah. But the rain cooled everything down and freshened things up a bit. J

Rumspringa

Posted in This N' That on June 25, 2008 by swizzmis

Ok, first thing’s first. Plotted and brainstormed the story and I’m almost there. Morning, noon, night thinking about it.  I’m making progress. Things are finally coming together and I think the whole series will be pretty darn good. I’m excited.

 

Watched Wipeout and I survived a Japanese Game Show last night. Two thumbs up. During Wipeout I had to pause the TV and run to the bathroom I was laughing so hard and I Survived a Japanese Game Show is like Survivor on Crack. But I’m not blogging about those today.

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Monday, Monday

Posted in This N' That on June 23, 2008 by swizzmis

I’m still plotting away. A few more scenes and I think I’ll have a nice little foundation to build on. I don’t know why I think I can just sit down and write something from scratch. It always starts that way then left brain wakes up from her nap and says, “What’s going on? You need some direction girl.”

And direction is what I’m plotting. Just the basic ideas for scenes-road markers if you will.

Over the weekend I cleaned house like a mad woman. I dusted and vacuumed every room. I even tackled the sunroom which I clean every couple of months. Sadly it doesn’t get used that much since I moved my writing space somewhere else. Even though I have a killer AC the sunroom it gets too much sun in the afternoon and writing becomes difficult. I also moved my space to a spare bedroom which doesn’t have so many windows to distract me. I was spending way too much time watching the bird feeders and the squirrel/bird interaction. Got a recipe for PF Chang food and tried that out.  Let’s just say it didn’t quite work out and I feasted on a jelly donut instead for dinner. Oh well live and learn. As you can probably tell I did the shopping for the week and now I have all this Chinese food crap taking up space in my cabinets. I had to buy lots of spices and sauces which will now just sit on the shelves. Grrrr.

Sunday Quickie

Posted in This N' That on June 22, 2008 by swizzmis

Another quick post because I’m busy writing. <g> I finally got my iPod playlist together which means I’m in the zone. I have a playlist for each WIP. Here’s a sample of the new one. A little darker than usual. <g>

Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

Contagious- Birmingham 6

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming – Judas Priest

Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

Elevator – Flo Rida

Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin

4 Minutes – Justin Timberlake and Madonna

The Kill – Birmingham 6

Fighter – Christina Aguilera