Thursday Thirteen…Halloween edition!

 

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Thursday Thirteen… Halloween Edition

 

(since I always post it on Wednesday…)

  1. Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.*
  2. Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.*
  3. In 1962, the Count Dracula Society was founded.*
  4. Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits.*
  5. Turnips and beets served as the original jack-o-lanterns.♦
  6. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.*
  7. Jack o lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.♦
  8. If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.*
  9. ‘Halloween” (movie) was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget.*
  10. Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.*
  11. Ringing a bell scares evil spirits away.†
  12. If you see a spider on this night, it could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you.†
  13. To meet a witch, put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night.†

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Okay…was it you?

Help!

On one of my TT hops a few months ago, somebody had a list of 13 things on my nightstand.

One of them was this nifty looking valet type thing that the blogger used to put her laptop on.  I want one but I totally forgot about it at the time and now that I decided I have to have one, I can’t remember where the blogger posted it came from.

Was it you?  If it is… help!

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Thursday Thirteen

13 Reasons I’m Getting Ready to Have Several Glasses of Wine

  1. Numero Uno… it’s Spiced Apple Wine, a seasonal thing from a local winery that is like seriously yummy.

  2. It’s been a fricking long week. And it’s only Wednesday.  Well, for another hour or so.

  3. The kids are quiet and in bed and it’s one of the few times I can have a glass without the bratlet deciding she needs to see what’s in mama’s pretty glass.  Ever tried to keep a wine glass away from a baby?  The wine tends to splash-and babies move fast.

  4. I have a serious headache from the past 24 hours and I figure a glass of wine is better than banging my head against the desk.

  5. I just finished a book… so I get to celebrate.

  6. I’m buckling down to start my main writing project for the next two months starting tomorrow.  Must get as much done as possible before the holidays so I can enjoy them with the kids.  So I need the glass of wine.

  7. I’ve spent the past… hmmmm… six weeks?  Maybe? working at my old day job and I’ve decided doing that, with three kids, and a husband who is gone from 4pm to 6 am Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday…and sometimes on Sundays is much harder than it was when he worked 5a – 5p on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and we only had the two kids.  Exhausted…me?

  8. I bought some more wine from a winery down in the Smoky Mountains and I can’t really open up one of those new bottles until I empty the one that’s in the fridge.

  9. It tastes really yummy with chocolate.  After the past day, I need chocolate almost as much as the glass of wine.

  10. We also got that new nurse trained.  She’s more or less officially on her own, which means my days are mine own again… another cause to celebrate.  I work Saturday morning and then I’m off the hook.  Good reason there to celebrate to.

  11. A glass of wine, the fireplace on, and the DH sitting with me.  Hey, that sounds like the best reason of all.

  12. I want it… so I’m taking it.

  13. All of the above.

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13 Reasons I Didn't Sleep Tuesday Night

 

  1. I keep hearing voices.

  2. I have four different voices rambling on inside my head.

  3. No, I’m not crazy, I’m a writer and I’m nearing the “DARK MOMENT” part of my current WIP.

  4. Ever tried to sleep with dialogue running through your mind?

  5. Stupid characters obviously don’t understand the value of sleep.

  6. That’s okay. I’ll shut them up with a couple of Tylenol PM.

  7. I have to help out at the MD’s office tomorrow and I am not pulling an all nighter just to work on their book.

  8. I’ll finish it up Thursday.  I plan on writing all day on Thursday.  Can’t you all talk to me then?

  9. Great… the baby bratlet just woke up… sigh.  Maybe I’ll be pulling the all-nighter after all.

  10. *voices* again.  I am not turning on the laptop.  For crying out loud, I wrote a good fifteen pages of your story today!

  11. You know… your book isn’t due out into the editor for a few weeks yet.  You don’t have to get written right now.

  12. That’s it. I’m going to write your character into a pink tutu and a feather head dress. Might not be too bad, except-you being the hero and all, I don’t think pink and feathers are your thing.

  13. Ahhhhh…. silence.   The pink tutu and feathers threat shut him up.  Temporarily. Now to go deal with the baby bratlet.  Somehow, I don’t think pink tutus and feathers are going to work on her.

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Thursday Thirteen… Fall Version..2nd try

I had some goofy non-technical person technical difficulties and some comments from today’s TT might have been lost… if you commented and don’t see it, I think wordpress snacked on it.

 

13 Reasons to Love Fall

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  1. Pretty Colors

  2. Cooler Weather

  3. Haunted Houses

  4. Halloween Costumes

  5. Misty mornings

  6. Cool nights

  7. Scary movies

  8. Trick or Treat

  9. Birthday Parties

  10. Football Games NOT!

  11. Book releasing 10/5 (shameless plug)

  12. Church Hayride

  13. This much closer to Christmas (still a kid at heart)

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13 Reasons Why I Love House

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13 Reasons Why I Love House

  1. He’s such an unapologetic ass.  I have to admire that.
  2. He acts like he’s more of a jerk than he really is.
  3. From time to time, you get a glimpse of a decent man underneath.
  4. He doesn’t believe in BS.
  5. He doesn’t bother with subtley.
  6. He doesn’t bother with diplomacy… are you seeing a theme here?
  7. He doesn’t discriminate~doesn’t matter if you’re rich, poor, white, black, green.  He treats everybody like dirt.  ;o)
  8. He doesn’t quit.  Doesn’t matter if the patient is hovering right on death’s door, or already walking thru.  He doesn’t quit.
  9. He makes no apologies for how he is.
  10. He makes it clear you can either take him how he is… or not at all.
  11. He’s flawed.  He knows it.  He doesn’t try to hide said flaws.
  12. Although he hides it, he cares about his friends.
  13. He’s not a glory hound.  Granted, he wants to solve every disease put before him, but it’s for his own curiosity.  Not the need for glory.

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13 Reasons this will be a lame TT for me

13 Reasons this will be a lame TT for me

  1. I sorta forgot to get my TT done.
  2. I got called into help cover at my old day job.  Been away from there for 3+ years now and I think they just get to missing me.
  3. Taekwondo ran late.  Testing is coming up and I’ll be out of town so me and the bratlet had to test tonight and class over.  Waaaayyyyy over.
  4. I’ve too tired to do a decent TT.
  5. I could get a little writing done… or a decent TT.  I’m choosing the writing.  (I get paid for that)
  6. I don’t feel like trying to think up anything non-lame.
  7. I had to get together the interview I’m doing with Marjorie M. Liu over at the Vamps and Scamps blog.
  8. I spent more time lurking on blogs this week than thinking about my own.  It’s been an interesting blog week.
  9. I’m still recovering from the baby bratlet’s 4 days of temperatures running at or above 104°.  On top of teething.
  10. I decided that I’d rather watch Buffy on DVD yesterday instead of doing my TT.
  11. I had a request come in for a blurb for some promo on Beautiful Girl and while normally, I don’t mess much with promo… this was cool.  And free.  So I needed to write a blurb.
  12. I don’t want to loiter trying to think up a better TT than this because I need a glass of wine.  And some chocolate.  But there is no decent chocolate in the house.  Whimper.
  13. I used up all my brain power on The Writer Classification System

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13 Things about September

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13 Things about September

  1. My son was born in September 6 years ago.
  2. Also, six years ago, was one of the greatest tragedies to ever happen on American soil.
  3. The birthstone is a sapphire
  4. RAW 2007
  5. I have a release this month, Always Yours, releasing in print from Samhain.  If you’re a romance reader, you can go here for an excerpt
  6. The Ohio Ren Faire
  7. The beginning of cooler nights and shorter days.
  8. Did I mention I have a release this month?
  9. Kentucky Romance Day, signing in Lexington with some friends, Lora Leigh, Anya Bast & Toni Blake.
  10. September 14, 1814 – Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner” which later became the US’s national anthem.
  11. Labor Day
  12. I think I mentioned my new book.  ;o)  Hey, I gotta talk about it.  It has a pretty cover.
  13. Sniffle.  My son will turn 6 this month.  Yeah, I know I mentioned this already too, but this is traumatic.  I need to vent.

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13 books (or series) I can't part with

Thirteen books I can’t part with

  1. Nora Roberts Donovan Legacy
  2. Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay series
  3. Nora Roberts Irish Jewels trilogy (are you see a theme here?
  4. Jessica Hall.  All of them.
  5. SL Viehl the Stardoc books and Blade Dancer
  6. my Little House of the Prairie set from when I was a kid
  7. Iris Johansen suspenses (her other stuff never did appeal to me)
  8. JD Robb series
  9. Stephanie Plum series
  10. Mercedes Lackey…particularly the Valdemar books
  11. Seraphim by Shelby Reed
  12. the Anita Blake books.  Don’t care for Merry so much, and I don’t like  the newer AB books.  But 1-10?  Must keep.  Especially Blue Moon. love Blue Moon
  13. Linda Howard’s Son of the Morning

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13 Things I Remember About Being a Kid

Thirteen Things

  1. My dad buying me the book, Little House in the Big Woods
  2. Going to Chattanooga, TN with my parents.
  3. Movies with Mom.  We saw Secret Admirer twice.  In 1 day.
  4. Fights with my brothers.  Only girl. 3 boys.  Nuff said.
  5. Watching this cute guy skateboard with older brother.
  6. Said Cute Guy coming over to ask me out when I was 14.
  7. Daydreaming about said Cute Guy.  He is now the DH. :o)
  8. My grandmother dying.  Hit me very hard. She was my best friend.
  9. Playing Jailbreak (like Hide n Seek) in the apartments in the summer.
  10. Going to Florida with my aunt and grandma.  (I was 12…they got me hooked on romances)
  11. My parents flipping out when they found out I was reading romances…at 12.
  12. My newspaper route.  from age 10??? to age 15.
  13. Trying out for the cheerleading team in fifth grade.  Didn’t make it~and still thankful for that.

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