Archive for September, 2007

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
Not Much Happening

Well let’s see. I’m working. Looks like Britney Spears has to go to parenting classes. Shocker. OJ Simpson has been charged with several counts of assault/theft/etc. That whole situation is just utterly bizarre.

I was out in L.A. during the Nicole and Ron murders. I was standing outside a club, waiting to be let in for a concert that started at sundown, when four cop cars came roaring down Vine Avenue. They were side by side, which was odd given the traffic in the area of Hollywood and Vine. The crowd stopped talking and turned to see what was happening. It was at that moment that someone in the bar shouted that we had to come inside to see what was on the television. We all rushed in and stared in shock as OJ and his friend raced down the 405 in a white Bronco. See up until that time, all the people I knew thought he was innocent. In fact, they couldn’t believe O.J., the beloved ex-football star and actor, was capable of doing something so heinous. It just did not compute. That mindset changed as we all watched the car chase. We lost some innocence that day.

It’s a strange, strange world.

Monday, September 17th, 2007
Nice Weekend

Spent a great weekend in L.A. with family. Played a lot of games, which is always fun. Introduced them to the joys of the Wii and now they want one. *g* We got back late last night. Opened our mail this morning and discovered that the loan paperwork for the new home is messed up. Hopefully we’ll be able to straighten everything out or we won’t be getting the house. Sigh. ‘What’s for you, won’t go by you’ or so my dh’s grandmother used to say.

Today I plan to work, so I’d better scoot.

Thursday, September 13th, 2007
Out of Here For the Weekend

We’ve decided to head out for the weekend. Visit some of our peeps. Hope everyone has good one. I’ll catch you all later. Adios!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
Round and Round

I decided not to blog yesterday. I knew what day it was and what that day symbolized. Like many of you, I will never forget the pain and loss this country suffered back in 2001. But instead of focusing on the pain, I’d rather remember how the country felt afterwards. Pride was evident and so was the best of humanity. People came together. Business stopped worrying about turning a profit and instead, helped everyone who needed it. I can honestly say that I was never more proud to be an American and never more proud of the American people. You showed your true salt in the weeks following that horrific event.

Yesterday dh and I went to pick out the interiors for our house. I have to admit it was fun, even though it was a little overwhelming. I hope once they get everything into the house that it looks good. It’s always so hard to tell from small samples.

Today is a dear friend of mine’s 49th birthday. I’ve known him for a lot of years. I can’t believe he’s celebrating the cusp b-day today, but I wish him joy. Happy Birthday, M! May you continue to make movies for years and years to come. 🙂

Lot of changes happening on my end. I’m switching over to editor Heather Osborn at Tor. The lovely Anna Genoese took good care of me throughout my first book. Thank you, Anna!!! Speaking of Heather, she is answering all your Tor questions at her blog. So rush over there, if you want to learn more about Tor. 🙂 Also, I have a new agent. I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my new agent is Ginger Clark with Curtis Brown. Their website is still under construction, but should be up within the next few months. I guess that’s all for now. (I think it’s enough.;) I’m off to exercise. The rest of my day will be spent on the next book. Later gators. 🙂

Just added: I had the chance to read Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost and let me tell you, it blew me AWAY!!! Jeaniene has written the first perfect urban fantasy/romance hybrid. If you’d like a chance to get a sneak peek, then follow the above link. You will NOT be sorry. But FWI, Bones is MINE!!! 😛

Monday, September 10th, 2007
What Just Makes That Little Old Ant…

Today is my aunt’s 86th birthday. Happy Birthday, Aunt V! There was always something amazingly special about my Aunt V. When I was a kid, I used to go to her house and stare in wonder at her counters and table-tops because they would always be covered in the most delectable desserts. This woman could bake like no one’s business. She made the most amazing eight inch high cheesecakes and her pies were ribbon worthy. She never measured anything. She just knew the right amount of ingredients to add. As you might imagine, her house smelled delicious. It is truly one of my fondest memories. May you have many, many more years ahead of you.

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Did anyone catch the premiere of Torchwood on BBC America? I just got done watching it (I’d taped it.) and really liked it. It was far different than what I’d expected. I guess I thought it would be lighter and funnier. I’m glad I was wrong. The darker edge makes the show much more enjoyable. The characters sucked me in immediately and made me care. The story-line made me wonder where they’re going to take this show. Can’t wait to find out. 🙂 The show is no Jekyll, but it’s good. Speaking of which, did you all see the end of that series? OMG!!! I couldn’t believe it. I did NOT see that one coming. :-O

If you watched Torchwood (or Jekyll), what did you think?

Saturday, September 8th, 2007
Hot as Blazes

I know summer is officially over, but someone hasn’t bothered to tell the heat. It’s hot as blazes here. 🙁 I’ve been carrying around a mini-fan with me while we go look at model homes. (For decorating ideas.) Ugh! Enough already!

We probably won’t head to the movies, since we’re both zonked from the heat. We might walk down to Barnes and Noble later to look at interior design books. (Yes, I currently have a bookstore within walking distance of my house. I’ll miss that when we move.) I’m sure once the sun sets the temperature will go down to oh, at least 99! :/

I like warm weather, but extreme heat makes me cranky. And I already have enough people things to be cranky about right now. (wg)