Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Static Cling

I was in the car with my son after picking him up when he said, "I have something to show you."

Me: "Oh?"

He starts rummaging through his backpack and pulls out something. It's dark, so I can't see it that well. Then I recognize it. One of my black trouser socks.

Him: "That was on the back of my shirt."

Me: "Oops."

Him. "Yeah, and some kid came up to me and said, 'You have pantyhose on your back.' And I was like, 'Oh no.... No."

Me: *snort*

Him: "It's not funny.

Me: "No, it's not. Hold on. I need to call your father."

Him: *pouting a little* "I'm checking my clothes from now on."

Monday, February 25, 2008

Pop Goes the Blog

I feel like I haven't really blogged about myself in awhile. Not that I'm very exciting. But the point of a blog is to talk about yourself...right? Okay, my definition of one is.

Tonight we went grocery shopping and I bought myself some real popcorn kernels and popped up my own tonight. Mmm... It brought back memories and tasted better than that dried up microwave popcorn. I love that sound of popcorn popping in a pot. There's even a deleted scene in Racing for the Shore where the hero is popping up some on the stove.

Did you like that? Deleted scene? Yes, I have deleted scenes.

In other news, I gave up on Virtual Villagers. I still check in on my villages (I had three!) and people are dying left and right. When I finally got one of the natives to have triplets, I knew I had done everything I could do.

But... I did download an hour long trial of the second game. Yeah, that wasn't good. I could see me getting addicted to that one as well. Good thing I don't have the money right now.

A good mindless game I've found to pass the time is Peggle. Where you shoot out balls (heh) and try to hit the orange pegs. (I swear they look red though). I found out that my Bejeweled included a free version of it. You can't unlock everything without buying it, but all I really need is the Quick Play anyway.

OMG. My blog is becoming all about computer games. What happened to me???


Thursday night, we're going to the Bon Jovi concert in DC. Was that good?

But of course I ended up having to ask a coworker what people wear "these days" when they go out.

Is that sad? It is sad. I'm such a hermit. Especially in the winter. My mom says I hibernate. It's true. And I eat enough to feed a large bear as well. How else do you explain starting a blog with the subject of popcorn?

In writing news... Well, not much right now. I did open up my WIP (heh) the other day. Oh and when I was taking a nap on Sunday, I dreamed of a really good scene. And one day I'm going to type it up. I swear!

I have a office! I've always had a office but then my son took it over. Well, okay, I guess I kind of let him. After all, the couch was so much more comfy. But not a very productive setting for me. Then the other day my husband was renovating an office and brought home this huge desk set. It's nice! But takes up most of the office. It's three parts.

I'll have to take a picture of it...one day. That reminds me. I have a new camera. I have Photoshop. But I can't install any of the software on this computer. I have Windows 2000 and they only run on XP or Vista. How much does that suck? I know I have a XP disc around here somewhere, but for the life of me I can't find it. So now I just look at the Photoshop box, dreaming of the day I can make blackmail pictures of my coworkers.

OH! And the most wonderful present of them all! How did I not speak of this? I got one of those iPod thingies (technical term) that lets you play your iPod in your car, using your stereo. It's the best thing EVER. Now I can take my iPod everywhere with me!! And I don't have to listen to annoying commercials anymore. I love this thing! [Okay, I know, I did mention this. But I'm duplicating a blog entry from Myspace. This is what happens when I have more than one blog]

Hmm...just went back to being a geek again, didn't I?

Okay, I'll wrap this up now before I go so far I can't redeem myself.

I have balls to play with.

Did that sound wrong?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Best Birthday EVER.

My boys are the greatest. They got me so much cool stuff for my birthday. But the best thing? I can play my iPod in my car!! When you drive 45 minutes plus to work, you need something to pass the time. I don't like listening to the radio. I'm constantly changing the channel or getting frustrated with all the talking. I thought about XM but I'd probably do the same thing. The constant flipping of channels.

But my iPod! That has the music I like on it.

They also got me a leather captain's chair for my office, a $25 gc to iTunes, lots of Jimmie stuff, and my husband he picked me out clothes. I love them! But of course, I'm not picky about my clothes, so that wasn't so hard to do.

My coworkers also gave me presents and brought me lunch back. I love them. :o)

I'm a very lucky person. I know that. Not only that, but I'm going to my parents house today to celebrate with them, so it's not over yet.

Being 34 ROCKS.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Well, I got my Myspace page back. That's good news! But while it was down, I kept thinking of what I would lose if I didn't get it back. My friend Jen had the same problem with her Myspace page and as soon as she go hers back, she started moving her blog posts to another blog.

For the most part, I wasn't worried about losing my Myspace blog. That is, until I remembered that it was the only place I was blogging at when I first got published. So I think I might move some of those posts over here, since this is my "official" writing blog.

Here is what I blogged the day I announced I was a finalist:

Sunday, April 30, 2006

I'm a finalist in a writing contest! :o) First prize is a ebook publishing contract!!! Here is the link:


Can you believe it? LOL I've actually known for awhile, but seeing it in writing is different. :o) Even if I don't win, just to get this far is a great honor.

I've been afraid to say too much or I might jinx it.

Keep your fingers crossed!

The day I found out I was going to be published:

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I WON!!!!!
Current mood: ecstatic

I won!!! I'm going to be published!!! I entered my first book into a writing contest sponsored by Linden Bay Romance and Genesis Promotions and I won!!! It's a full two year contract for publication in ebook and pod format!!!

OMG...seriously...I'm just in shock here. I don't know what to do...I'm just giddy.

I'm going to be published. I have to let it sink in. This is the one thing...the only thing, I have ever wanted in my life. One of my first memories was of me writing in a journal. I didn't even know how to write, but I wanted to get my words out there...somehow.

This is the day I will remember forever.

Hmm...what day is it? Maybe I should remember that as well.

Okay, May 3rd. I'll have to remember that.

The next morning:

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Next Morning
Current mood: shocked

Thanks for all the blog comments I've been getting since I announced the finalists. It's great having so many people supporting me! Soon enough I'm going to be hitting you up to buy my book. LOL (My book!!!)

The good news is that I did manage to sleep last night. But I did have all kinds of strange dreams. My friends and I were at a book signing and Nora Roberts offered me a pretzel. Right before I woke up she was giving me a fake tattoo on my hand. WTF? LOL

A combination of Smirnoff Twisted and excitement I guess. LOL I'm surprised I even woke up this morning. Work? What is that? I'm going to be published now! OMG..soon I'm going to be getting a Contract. I've never had one of those before. (Can you hear me squealing for joy?)

Hmm... B left the television on Sci-Fi channel. The Twilight Zone is on. How fitting. I kind of feel like I'm in The Twilight Zone. Is this for real? Or a dream?

And where is my pretzel?

Okay, that's enough for now. I might add more later. From what I can tell all my posts after that were about editing hell. LOL

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Day 2 Without Myspace

It's a dark, scary world without Myspace. I've gotten no response from them other than the inital email asking me for further information.

I've been playing around with Facebook and I think I'm getting there. If anyone else is on Facebook, and wants to be my friend on there, you can look me up. I think...lol

Or you can try this link and see if that works. I don't think you get an URL on Facebook like you do on Myspace, but I could be wrong.
Melly's Facebook page

I think I'm going to go to Target today. I just need to get out of the house. It's a beautiful day here and I think I'm starting to get cabin fever, which might explain my blah mood for the last couple weeks.

Okay, I'm going now. I swear. No more moping around the house.

Oh and I got a new review for Racing for the Shore!!! Here is the link:

Coffee Time Romance Review of RFTS

Whoo-hooo! :D

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Oh how I love you, Cornholio...


My Myspace account seems to be missing in action. I'm not sure what happened, but I do have a email going with them now. I am kind of worried though. I don't know what I'll do without Myspace. ACK!

I guess I'll actually have to learn Facebook, that confusing place where people are constantly throwing things at me or hugging me or challenging me to quizzes. It looks fun, if I could actually figure it out.

If you're a friend of mine who somehow got to this page, I just wanted to let you know I'm working on it.

I just hit 300 friends, and I'd hate to do it all over again. :o(