Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Apparently, I was sucking down too much Dr Pepper while I was doing some last minute Christmas present sewing and now my brain won't shut off. It's only 1:00 am. Who needs sleep, right? Anyway, I was going to do this earlier today and forgot, so since I'm up.... (Yes, I'm a little ellipsis-happy right now.)

Even though I haven't really been blogging regularly, I am officially signing off--no blogging, no Twitter, no Facebook--until the first of the year. Maybe by then I'll have my head screwed on straight and I can get back to a more regular schedule with my posts.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! I'll see you in a couple of weeks! :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Duh Moment for the Day

I'm probably the last person to figure this out, but...

As I've been wrapping up my revisions, I've had a few minor changes that I didn't want to do a whole read through for, but they needed to sit for at least 24 hours so I could make sure the flow was okay. So I went digging around in Word to see if there was some way to bookmark my document. And low and behold, under the Insert tab there's an actual thing called Bookmark. Weird, right? More like, duh.

So I just thought I'd share my little discovery for those of you who don't know about it yet. For those of you who do, you can stop laughing now. ;)

Hope you're all having a fabulous Thursday! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blog Chain: My Sad Attempt at Poetry

I'm a day late, but I'm here. Michelle McLean started this round. And hers is less a question and more like a really hard homework assignment... :)

In 100 words or less, write a story using the words ride, post, soulless, local, dehydrator, girdle. Your story may take on any form you wish. The only two rules are 1. you can't simply list the 6 words; you must actually craft them into something creative, and 2. you must use ALL six of them. 

I'm so bad at these kinds of things, so don't expect much. And somehow, this came out as a poem, which I am not a poet. I know the rhythm is off at some points and it may not make any sense, but, yeah, I don't care. ;) And I cheated a bit with the title, but if you really think about it, it would make a great name for a roller coaster, right? So it fits. Or it could be referring to Post. You never know. Anyway, enough delaying. Here it is, in all it's awfulness. Enjoy!

The Dehydrator

There once was a girdle named Post.
She held up my booty the most.
And with her I lost a whole size!

But when the local fair started,
My good sense departed
And, sadly, Post met her demise.

When we got on a ride,
Post split down the side.
Oh, you should’ve heard all the cries.

As her soulless remains
Got caught on the chains
And freed my burgeoning thighs.

(72 words)

Be sure to check out Shaun's awesome post from Sunday, and Cole's post tomorr... er, today. :)