July 31st, 2008

“Write stories that insist on being continued beyond the last paragraph.”

~Paul Raymond Martin, Writer’s Little Instruction Book


…to decide!

There are so many cute blog themes out there. If, by chance, you have checked my blog the last few days, you may have come away dizzy because every day I have tried a new look.

Brenda has let me know, without hesitation, which ones she likes and which one she doesn’t.
Michelle says they are all cool. It’s up to me. She’s a Gemini so relates well to my ever changing Libra mind.
Denise is away at RWA Nationals in San Francisco but, if she was here, would tell me to decide and quit messing around. (Take pics, girlfriend, I am so jealous!)

Every one of them has their positives and negatives, but it is fun trying different things.

I just wish I could find what works for me. My next project is learning how to make headers.

Did I tell you we’re having a heat wave here in North Texas? 100 plus heat for several days now. I heard 15, but what do I know? I am busy playing. Inside. Where it is cool.

Okay, back to work. When I got stuck with my plotting, my writing suffered. Even blogging feels stilted when you don’t do it on a regular basis. I have noticed that not everyone blogs as much. That makes me sad even though I don’t get to blog read and surf as much as I used to. My favorite ones that used to have readerships of 100-200 are now down to 40-50.

I have worked through a bit of the problem, so have to get back to writing and see where it goes.

Day-um! I knew I should have never set those goals! And somebody put them on the calendar!

What’s a girl to do?

Get her butt back in gear, that’s what.

But before I do, here’s some wishful thinking:

Hey, it’s my life, I can dream! It may be I like this picture so much right now because I am listening to Kokomo by the Beach Boys as I write this.

~Sandy

July 27th, 2008

“Writing is the only known cure for not writing.”

~Paul Raymond Martin, Writer’s Little Instruction Book


…for my new blog.

Just wanted to try something different. Like trying on a new outfit or a new pair of shoes. You just want an updated look.

May not keep this particular one, but willl try it on for a few days. I am having fun learning how to put it together but have some more work to do on the sidebar. What I can’t figure out, I usually bug Michelle.

Let me know what you think about it!

Northeast Texas has had quite a heat wave lately. And, according to the weather, there is no reprieve in sight as we are expecting over 100 degree weather for a week or so.

Sat outside on the patio today and stayed a tad bit longer than I should have. Now my legs and arms are a bright shade of red. Hopefully will tan and not peel.

Need to think about something for dinner as I have been playing around today and not doing anything serious except for some laundry.

~Sandy

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July 20th, 2008

“Finally, one just has to shut up, sit down and write.”

~Paul Raymond Martin, Writer’s Little Instruction Book


…I have always wanted to visit Ireland and Scotland!!!


You Belong in Dublin


Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You’re the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl… or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

~Sandy

July 10th, 2008

“The creative muse is nothing more than a nag, and a possessive nag at that.”

~Paul Raymond Martin, Writer’s Little Instruction Book


…thanks to Brenda for providing me with this…

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. Don’t worry about what people think ……… they don’t do it very often.

3. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.

4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.

6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

8. A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person..

9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

12. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.

13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

14. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.

15. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

16. A balanced diet is a muffin in each hand.

17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

19. Junk is something you’ve kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

21. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

22. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

23. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

24. Someone who thinks logical ly provides nice contrast to the real world.

25. It ain’t the jeans that make your butt look fat.

26. If you had to identify in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved it’s full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’

27. There is a very fine line between ‘hobby’ and ‘mental illness.’

28. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

29. You should not confuse your career with your life.

30. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

31. Never lick a steak knife.

32. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

33. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

34. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment

35. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that deep down inside we ALL believe we are good drivers.

36. Your Friends Love you anyway.

~Sandy

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July 6th, 2008

In case you haven’t noticed…the Word Meter is mooooving!!!

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July 6th, 2008

“Write stories that insist on being continued beyond the last paragraph.”

~Paul Raymond Martin, Writer’s Little Instruction Book


…what the animals do on the Fourth of July?


Some like to swim.


Lemur: ‘Hey, Mr. ZooKeeper! You open that door this minute! It’s HOT out here!’


Squirrel on a mission.


‘What? You talkin’ to me?’


Some take naps. Did you know that warthogs sleep better when close to another warthog?

Might be a little smelly, but still romantic if you ask me.


This beautiful parrot was unbelievably LOUD!


Some are camera shy. Couldn’t convince this fellow to turn around.


‘Psst! Hey, the coast is clear. Helloooo??’


Ugh!


Ugh, again!


‘I’m coming! I’m coming! Give me a month and I’ll be right with you!’


Yes, Mr. Tapir, I do believe that is your best side!


Don’t be fooled. This alligator is bigger than he looks in the picture.


Can’t remember the name of these, but they can jump and land all four feet in an area the size of a silver dollar


Visited the butterfly center, but was disappointed there weren’t as many as I envisioned.

Despite the hot weather, it was fun. Rode the monorail around the zoo and got to see sides of it that couldn’t be seen from walking through.

Figured out that spring and fall is probably better times where the animals are more active.

~Sandy

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