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Rainy Day Thoughts

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 • 2 Comments on Rainy Day Thoughts

—I spend too much time in Starbucks, as evidenced by the fact that I had to exchange phone numbers with the manager after my recent illness. She was worried about me when I didn’t come in for nearly two weeks.

—I have not Wii‘d in a long time (seriously, there has got to be a better word for it than that) and I’m afraid it’s going to yell at me. Call me crazy, but I don’t think one should be afraid of a video game system.

—Despite my many recent sales, I’m not feeling terribly inspired to write today. Sigh.  I blame the rain.

—The delightfully charming Adam Nevill, Black Lace editor extraordinaire (and he’s also an author!), sent a link to a lovely new review of Seduction, which includes my story first Black Lace story “The Rancher’s Wife.”

—It was beautifully spring-like just a few days ago. Today it’s rainy and 40. Ick.

—My love for Bruce Springsteen borders on obsessive.  Okay, not really.  Some Bruce fans are… well… crazy.  But I cannot wait to see him and the E-Street Band in Charlottesville

—I also cannot wait for Bruce to add a second US leg of the tour so I can get tickets for another show.

—I think Springsteen’s original lyrics to Blinded by the Light (as opposed to the Manfred Mann version) can be compared to Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky.

Facebook is becoming addictive as I catch up with old friends—and local friends who are as busy as I am.  Are you on Facebook?

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C is for Candy, Castle and Cupid

Monday, March 9th, 2009 • 7 Comments on C is for Candy, Castle and Cupid

It’s Man Candy Monday, so I thought I’d do my part in sharing the candy by featuring two new television shows I’m excited about.  (And I rarely get excited by television shows, believe me.)


First up is Castle, starring Nathan Fillion.  Why am I excited?  Well, it’s a show about a writer!  Fillion plays mystery writer Richard Castle, who learns a copycat killer is staging murder scenes from his novels.  Drama, humor, sexual tension—I love it.  From the teasers, it looks like it’s going to be a fun show.  And isn’t Nathan Fillion is positively delicious in that All American, wouldn’t-you-like-to-corrupt him kind of way?  Yum.

Castle debuts tonight!


Next up is Cupid, starring Bobby Cannavale—who may or may not be the Roman god of love.  This is actually a remake of the 1998 Cupid series starring Jeremy Piven as Trevor Pierce.  It only lasted one season (and no one even seems to remember it), but I thought it was well written and Jeremy Piven was brilliant.  Here we are, ten years later, with the same concept and a new actor.  I hope it’s as good as the first incarnation. 

Cupid debuts Tuesday, March 24.

(A bit of trivia: I went to high school with Bobby Cannavale.  He was two years behind me (despite what his bio says about being born in 1971. Hmph.) and I remember him as a scrawny kid who was a bit of a smart ass.  So it’s hard for me to look at him and think he’s as scrumptious as Nathan.)




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Digging Out

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 • No Comments on Digging Out

Sorry for the long silence.  I have been miserably ill with a one-two punch of strep throat and a viral infection.  Nasty stuff.  I’ve slept more in the past week than I probably have in a couple of months, but I’m happy to say that I’m finally on the mend.  Believe me when I say I’m


to be able to say that.  I had a panic attack over the weekend when it seemed like it was only going to keep getting worse.  Illness is like that, isn’t it?  It’s hard to imagine it will ever get better when you’re in the thick of it.

But here I am, back at Starbucks after nearly two weeks away.  I’m nowhere close to being 100%, but it feels good to be slowly getting back into my routine.  I spent Sunday and Monday working from home, watching the squirrels and birds in the backyard.  Not quite what I’m used to, but it was pleasant enough just being upright and semi-functioning.  I accomplished a lot yesterday and I’ve been getting a little stir crazy—which is a sure sign I’m getting better!

I feel as if my brain has started to atrophy with all of the television I’ve watched!  But, hey, being sick is great for catching up on all those shows I’ve recorded.  I’m finally up to date on True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, The L-Word, The United States of Tara and I’ve started watching Trust Me (after Sheri told me it’s based on people she actually worked with).  But, you know what?  I could do with a lot less television in my life.

It’s good to be back!

(I have books packaged and ready to be mailed, so that’s an errand for tomorrow or Friday.  And overdue e-mails will be forthcoming as I work my way through the In box. )

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