New Years is fast approaching and a bunch of us will be making New Years Resolution of what we plan on doing, how much weight will lose and so forth. Me me me. Well, I think JFK summed it up best when he said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. No truer words have been spoken.” Ask yourself what you can do for someone else in 2006. When you give, good things happen. Volunteer your time, work in a soup kitchen, volunteer to read to the elderly, whatever, just do your part. I’ve been working with Big Brothers and Big Sisters in my area for two years now. I’m paid in hugs and love and I think it’s truly taught me the true meaning of joy. Nothing feels better than giving. So while making that New Years Resolution to lose weight or to be nice to your siblings is great, volunteer some of your time. It’s the best gift that you could ever give to yourself.
I’ve been busting my ass at the gym of late and I was feeling pretty good after a particularly tough work out. After I walk out of my spin class, I get ambushed by a personal trainer there. Yikes! Did my ass jiggle just a little too much when I walked by. He wanted to work out with me, and being the suker that I am, I gave in and made an appointment with him for next week. *sigh* I felt so depressed I came home and ate some Doritos.
I’m very excited about this Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. Sure you get gifts on Christmas, but you also spend a lot more, and it’s so commercialized now that I think a lot of people have forgotten the true meaning. I think that’s why I love Thanskgiving so much, because its all about family, showing what you’re thankful for and stuffing your face. I’m spending Thanksgiving with my family this year. It’s an arrangement between the hubby and I to do Thanksgiving with my family and Christmas with his, besides, my family are better cooks, but we’ll keep that our little secret. Happy Thanksgiving to all and be safe on the roads!!
It’s come to my attention that some of my mail has been going directly to my spam box, and up until last week I always just deleted my spam stuff until I got a couple emails saying I didn’t respond to emails. Low and behold there were the emails in the spam folder. I really apologize if you’ve written to me and didn’t get a response. I value all the mail I get from my readers and try to respond to them all in a timely matter, usually within 24 hours. Just know in the future I will be going through my spam box to make sure all your emails get a response.
http://monicajackson.com/2005/ I love this author because she has a set of balls the size of grapefruits and I love her books too. It’s refreshing that there’s an author out there who tells it like it is. She underlines the plight of the black author and the way the books by AA writers are written. Something to think about, just because a romance is written by a black author should it automatically be shoved in the AA section in the book store even though technically AA is not a genre. Monica writes awesome paranormals, but its not classified as such. Is it misleading for publishers to do this. Maybe. I’m not a marketing person, but shouldn’t books be placed in the genres that they’re supposed to? I do understand the argument that some readers look specifically look for books with black characters, but does it in fact hurt the author?
Is finished and in the hands of my editor!! This Grimaldi brothers are wearing me down. *sigh* I do enjoy writing their stories but, I feel so drained after each installment. After my edits for Romeo is finished, I do believe I’ll set this series aside for a couple of months to focus on other projects. I have a werewolf series and my wizard series, rememeber Sasha’s briefly mentioned brothers? I have a menage story in that series planned, for my freakier readers, but we all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Charles and Camilla are coming to the U.S. Does anyone care? Anyone? Anyone?
*crickets chirping* Yeah, me neither.
And her name is Lynette. I’ve recently started working out trying to live a healthy lifestyle and all that junk, but who knew excercising would be such hard work. I joined a gym and I’m starting to notice some subtle differences in my body, so I decided to take a club boxing class. Sounds like fun right? Hell no. It sucked ass. While trying to gasp for breath, Lynette the aerobics instructor spat abuse at use telling us quitting was for losers. Well lose this bitch (since you can’t see what I’m doing I’ll tell you. I’m holding up my middle fingers). My I take kickboxing cardio, spin class and water aerobics, and each of those instructors are tough, but encouraging, they don’t make you feel bad for having a truck stop booty, but evil Lynette makes you wish you weren’t born with her perfect ass, pert breasts, tiny waist and perfect white teeth. I hate that bitch, and if I’d had the engery to wait around for her after class, I just might have been forced to kick her ass, but as it stood, I had to drag myself to my car and and then treat myself to a nice soak in the tub until my boobies shiveled to raisins and that’s not an easy feat. Anyway, I’m wondering if Lynette is just the kick in the ass I need, and no pain no gain and all that jazz….well on the other hand, f*uck that.
I would like to sincerely apologize to Miss Lena Matthews. Lena did not exactly say my site was ugly, although she did imply it. I humbly throw myself at her mercy. I beg her not to reveal my dirty little secret. She is all that is good and kind. Lena is great. She is super. I wish I could be more like her. I am slime.
What do you think about? Isn’t it beautiful. I owe it to Lena Matthews because she told me my website sucked so it motivated me to finally getting it updated. I didn’t think my website sucked before, it was just in the beginning process is all, and I think my friend who set it up is awesome. He does beautiful websites, he’s just a busy man. So I have a few people to thank for my beautiful site, Dave, thanks for laying the foundation. Lena, thanks for giving me the kick in the ass I needed, to The Diva (Jacque) thanks for putting up with my crap for the past couple weeks and designing this lovely site, and my snuggle bear, thanks for not telling me I was getting on your nerves when I was freaking out about my site. Welcome to Eden!!!