Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Funny

I never stay up late enough to catch Jimmy Kimmel, but his boy Guillermo is hilarious! Check these out:

And the Jason Bourne one is a classic:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Is It Weird Or What?

Last month in New Zealand, two glass vials purportedly containing the ghosts sold for $2,830 ($1,983 U.S.) at an auction. The "ghosts" were put up for bidding by a woman from Christchurch. She said they were captured in her house and stored in glass vials with stoppers and dipped in holy water, which she says "dulls the spirits' energy."

She said they were the spirits of an old man who lived in the house during the 1920s and a powerful, disruptive little girl who turned up after a session with a spirit-calling Ouija board. Since an exorcism at the property last July led to their capture, there has been no further spooky activity in the house.

The auction attracted more than 214,000 page views and dozens of questions before the winning bid.

Okay, first of all, how did they capture the spirits in glass vials and, second, who would want to keep them? Especially if one is a powerful, disruptive spirit. I don't know about you, but if that little girl gets out, she's gonna be pissed...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

When you're dealing with technology, keep your cool. Unlike me. But, really, should I have to call a guy in India to fix a wireless router that quit working after only one week?!? Really?!

Okay, granted, that's not much of a tip, but after not being able to get on the internet this morning and then spending over an hour with the cable company and the wireless router company, that's about all I have left in me.

So, today's tip: Don't let technology get you fired up. (Definitely a case of "do as I say and not as I do".) LOL

Monday, April 26, 2010

Man Meat Monday

I start my new job today, and I didn't sleep well last night, so all I wanna do is crawl back in bed...It would be a much harder decision if this was waiting for me...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Funny

This one made me laugh:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blogging at RomCon

Hey, sorry I've been absent. My computer had a meltdown, I've been looking for a full-time job, and the last couple of days have just been in-sane. I'll hopefully be back on track next week with a new installment of The Devil Inside.

In the meantime, I'm a guest blogger today over at Come on over and chat!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Man Meat Monday


Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Funny

This just goes to show that people are silly and stupid and resilient. LOL

And did you notice how many of the people in this little clip were adults behaving badly? LOL Though I think my favorite is at the end with the little dog running around with the fireworks in his mouth!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


My third dragon shifter e-novella, Dragonlight, is due out May 9th at Amber Heat. Check out the cover:

Marina Rodriguez takes a job at a local lab with the intention of saving as many dragons as possible. She never expected to be mistaken as a dragon hunter, and certainly didn't dream she'd be kidnapped by the very man she saved. She finds out for herself that no good deed goes unrewarded...

In Dragonlight I introduce Gavril Stasio, my first ice dragon (hence the beautiful blue color). Check it out on May 9th!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

Albert Einstein has long been recognized as a genius. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and one of the most influential scientists to ever live. He is considered the father of modern physics and was one smart cookie. ;) Here's what we can learn from him:

  1. Follow Your Curiosity. Einstein once said, "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." What piques your curiosity? The pursuit of your curiosity is the secret to your success.
  2. Perseverance is Priceless. "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." Are you willing to persevere until you reach your intended destination?
  3. Focus on the present. "Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." You can do anything, but not everything. Learn to be present where you are and give your all to whatever you're currently doing.
  4. The Imagination is Powerful. "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge." Einstein also said, "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination." Do you exercise your imagination muscles?
  5. Make Mistakes. "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." What you learn from mistakes can make you better, smarter and faster.
  6. Live in the Moment. "I never think of the future; it comes soon enough." We live in the now--you can't change yesterday or do anything about tomorrow, so it's important that you dedicate all of your efforts to "right now."
  7. Create Value. "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." Discover the talents you possess and learn how to offer those talents in a way that most benefits others. If you're valuable, you'll attract success.
  8. Don't Expect Different Results. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." You can't keep doing the same thing every day and expect different results. In order for your life to change, you must change.
  9. Knowledge Comes From Experience. "Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience." Get out of the "classroom" and into the "field." Experience is priceless.
  10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better. "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." If you can do these two things, you'll find success.

Source: Dumb Little Man

Monday, April 12, 2010

Man Meat Monday

Having just joined the ranks of the unemployed, I thought a little working man was in order:

Friday, April 09, 2010

Friday Funny


I was shopping at the local supermarket where I selected:

A half-gallon of 2% milk
A carton of eggs
A quart of orange juice
A head of lettuce
A 2 lb. can of coffee
A 1 lb. package of bacon

As I was unloading my items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind me watched as I placed the items in front of the cashier. While the cashier was ringing up the purchases, the drunk calmly stated, "You must be single." I was a bit startled by this proclamation, but I was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since I indeed had never found Mr. Right. I looked at the six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about my selections that could have tipped off the drunk to my marital status...

Curiosity getting the better of me, I said, "Yes you are correct. But how on earth did you know that?"

The drunk replied, "'Cause you're ugly."

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Blogging at Brava

I'm over at the Brava Authors Blog today, talking about paranormal heroes. Come on over and chat!

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Several weeks ago, author Jennifer Connor in Seattle asked me to write an article for her page. It's up now--go check out One Woman's Zombie Is Another Woman's Hero.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

Some words of wisdom:

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. --Mark Twain

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside. --Stephen King

Every writer has to figure out what works best - and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits. --Nora Roberts

You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable. --Arthur Conan Doyle

Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline. --Peter Benchley

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. --Stephen King

Monday, April 05, 2010

Man Meat Monday


Friday, April 02, 2010

Friday Funny

With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief, look how smart I am!

Celebrate your wisdom! LOL

Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Fool's Day

When I was a kid, and even as a teenager, my mom just about always played an April Fool's prank on me. Usually just after I'd gotten up and was still a little sleep-fuzzy. Harmless little "how'd you rip your pajamas" or something along those lines. Something she knew would make me look.

Now that I live 2,000 miles away from her, small things like that pop into my memory on days like today. My mom's sense of humor is a little more understated than my dad's was, but in her own way she's just as ornery. LOL

What about you? What kinds of April Fool's memories do you have?