Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - My Short Story Titles

To help bring back my muse, I thought I'd share thirteen unpublished titles I've written. Someday I hope to have the courage to present my "Blood Moon" shapeshifter short story series to someone in the business.

Cat's Meow
Nine Lives
Wolf's Bane
Man's Best Friend
Letting the Cat Out of the Bag
Dog Days of Summer
The Wolf at Your Door
Beware the Black Cat Crossing Your Path
Obedience Training
Top Dog
Leopard Print
'Shift in the Wind
Dog is My Copilot

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Moments in My Life

Here are many mundane and a few interesting things I've been up to lately.

1. Working too hard - What can I say? Somehow, the car business that affects my company seems to be booming. I need two of me and should be grateful.

2. Playing Scrabble - It's fun on an android tablet with the automatic scorekeeping and all.

3. Camping - We take an awful lot of gear for supposed "roughing it". Next, we'll have to hire movers. Still, it's a nice change of pace.

4. Paying the Maid Service - Why didn't I do this years ago? Seriously, it's worth the monthly cost.

5. Picking Up Cat Toys - It's amazing how they migrate from the "toybox" during the night.

6. Watching "Burn Notice" - We enjoyed the season ender of this great spy action/drama for a second time after the last quarter hour went mysteriously missing from the recording.

7. Visiting family - A neat reunion of the families was staged by my brother's in-laws. It's lovely to have a wonderful extended family.

8. Eating Out - This guilty pleasure needs to be put on the back burner. There are just so many good restaurants in the area!

9. Not Writing - What a downer this has been. I need to unearth my muse.

10. Getting My Hair Done - This is a much needed item I tend to put off because the two-tone look I like takes a good three and a half hours with cut and styling. It's always worth it when the stylist's done.

11. Sleeping In - Last done while camping, this is much coveted. I'm lucky to have the opportunity most weekends (within reason).

12. Feeding Fish - My two freshwater aquariums require regular attention but are well worth it.

13. Considering NaNoWriMo - Participating in November's National Novel Writing Month takes up a lot of my thoughts lately. I need to consider an appropriate project and commit to writing 1,600 plus words a day for 50,000 for the month.

What's on your agenda? I'd be interested to know.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - My Hairdresser

One of the longest relationships in my life is with my hairdresser. She's really something and, since I need to visit her soon, the lady's on my mind. So, here are thirteen facts about her.

1. She’s a talented stylist

2. Her salon is in her home

3. Her husband and children are a delight to know

4. She enjoys my experimentation

5. Her prices are very reasonable

6. She is very caring

7. She’s as dependable as the sunrise

8. We laugh a lot together

9. Her knowledge of diverse subjects is fascinating

10. There is always some extended family drama that makes me grateful for my life

11. She introduced me to her long-time friends in the rock group Tesla

12. Her opinions are rock solid and never wavering, almost to a fault

13. She loves animals