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Forget "Hi, Bob!" – my kids inspire my own drinking games…

Do you remember “Hi, Bob?” It was popular when I was in college, back when reruns of the Bob Newhart show would frequently play about the time that Happy Hour (or after-hours) was kicking off in various bars near campus, or at home where students were kicking back, ignoring the fact that there were essays… Read more »

Because you can never have too many cute kitten videos

Our kitten Izzy was fascinated when I changed the slipcover on the couch. I wish I’d grabbed the camera up earlier, but I still managed to catch oodles of cuteness! And what I really love is how she reacts to me egging her on! Got any cute vids of your own (or that you know… Read more »

Me and Milli Vanilli. See, we really couldn't sing….

There’s a line in the original Fame that always struck me. Something mortifying happens to the girl who’s the star, and she says something to the effect of “I must remember this and use it in my acting.” That’s how I feel about the time I was cast in a musical. I must remember it… Read more »

Want a chance to win a Kindle? Come over and help me out…

The Whine Sisters are giving away a Kindle for Valentine’s Day! All you have to do is comment on the blog posts between now and February 13! So hop on over! Today, I need help with some decorating ideas. Remember, leave your comments over at the Whine Sisters site, not here, if you want to… Read more »

Whining about being a kick ass character (or not)

Today, I’m over at the Whine Sisters site blogging about why I wouldn’t want to be one of those iconic female kick ass characters: Let’s talk action-gals, shall we? Because there was a point in my life, when I thought that being Buffy or Sydney Bristow (Alias is my current pm comfort watch) would be… Read more »

Spreading the Love & Sharing Some Secrets…

On Friday, my neighbor in the Cen Tex area, the awesome SJ Driscoll, whose bio makes me feel like a slacker, passed the torch for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, SJ! Now, I confess that I wasn’t previously familiar with the award, but after reading SJ’s blog, I’m totally down with the idea and am… Read more »

Creating a hashtag column in HootSuite

This is a technical post for the benefit of my fellow students in Kristen Lamb’s social media class (which, by the way, I’m highly recommending!), but obviously I hope that anyone who’s lost in Hoot Suite (an app that I absolutely love) will find this helpful. Several folks have posted on twitter and on our… Read more »

My first historical! Really!

Yes, yes, yes! More Shadowkeeper books coming out this year (the covers for the next three–this summer–are awesome, and I’ll post on Monday). But I’ve been lax in shouting out about my enovella, MIDNIGHT, which features Caris and Tiberius, star-crossed lovers. I had a bit of a Romeo and Juliet thing going as I wrote… Read more »

Big A** Breakfast

The other day, some friends were giving me grief about my huge weekday breakfasts. I’d mentioned that I accidentally left the broiler on all day, and they naturally asked what the heck I was broiling at 5:45am. My reply? The top of an omelette (it’s hard getting an omelette thoroughly cooked without burning the bottom!)…. Read more »