May 25th, 2007
Mish Mash

I want to preface this opening by saying that I am in no way down or bummed out. How could I be? Pirates just came out. 😉 *g*

I read this entry at Crazy Aunt Purl’s blog and it brought tears to my eyes. I could relate to it SO much because like her, I can’t ‘see’ myself. Thanks ‘Purl’ for putting into words what I could not.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I truly want to thank the people who have bid on my critiques. There are only six days left on the auction, so if you haven’t bid yet, it’s a great cause. I hope whoever wins will still speak to me after I’m done. LOL! If you don’t want to hear the truth, you shouldn’t bid on me. (wg)

Tomorrow, dh, a friend and I are going to see Body World. I wish we didn’t have to go so early, but several of the showings were sold out. To show you how sick I (and my mom) are, we’ve already come up with a way for me to use the exhibit in a book. *ggg*

I hope to make it to Pirates tomorrow. If I do, you will get a full review. Note I didn’t say unbiased. *g* Have a safe Memorial Day weekend. Peace and warm brownies, J.

10 comments to “Mish Mash”

  1. I read the ‘Purl’ you pointed out. She did speak of her own dream concerning a co-worker. She didn’t write whether the co-worker was a guy her age and weight, or a young, rock ribbed stud. 🙂 As I’ve read over many romance blogs (invaluable writing info) I’ve noticed the absence of middle aged, paunchy, balding men on the covers of Romance novels for sale. I believe this cradle of attraction swings both ways. 🙂 As for myself, if I ever dated a woman twenty-eight years my junior, I’d probably need a translator. 🙂

  2. Bernard, I just giggled about the co-worker thing. I’ve never (that I can remember) ever had a dream about a co-worker in that capacity. I never really thought about my co-workers beyond them doing their jobs. I suppose romance novel covers deal with the ‘ideal’ fantasy. They have had a shaven-headed hero on a Harlequin. It made the papers because it shocked so many people. (Personally I really liked it.) I doubt though you’ll see the paunchy stomach anytime soon. *ggg* As for dating much younger people, I wouldn’t feel particularly comfortable with it. I mean I’ve talked to some twenty-somethings who’ve had old souls and truly enjoyed their company, but dating…I don’t think so. Not even if I had rock-hard abs. *g*

  3. Ah, thanks for the link to Purl’s column. I adored it, and I felt it. I also printed it out. 🙂

  4. Jo, I was thinking about doing the same thing. I thought it was a wise entry. 🙂

  5. Wonderful stuff from Purl, and dang, she’s right about the craziness. I’ve never had a coworker dream, but I think I’d rather have one than dream about carb anxiety!

  6. Charli, No shit! I’ve been on that diet, but I never dreamt about food. I did ‘daydream’ about it, but no REM dreams. :/

  7. We saw Body Works last year (BW 3, I think) and it is JUST amazing, silencing, gorgeous and frightening!

    Walt reviewed Pirates with no spoilers and no plot descriptions. 🙂

  8. Alison, It’s the frightening part that I’ve latched onto for a new book. *ggg* I am looking forward to seeing it. (It’s BW3 that we’re going to tomorrow.) My guess is the description that you just gave is quite accurate. I’m off to check out Walt’s review. 🙂

  9. Great Purl blog!

    Oh – Pirates ROCKED. Word to the wise – stay past the credits. I didn’t and missed some great stuff 🙁 Now I have to go back!!

  10. Tina, I loved Purl’s entry, too. I did like Pirates. We just got back. We stayed after the credits (because we always do) and you’re right, it’s not to be missed.