I'm gearing up for the May release of the new ROBIN HOOD movie by posting a tribute video to Russell Crowe on YouTube :)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
If you've seen that ubiquitous little bluebird flitting around the internet or heard some television reference to "tweeting", "tweet-ups" or "twantrums", you may be wondering what the latest internet craze is all about.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I now own nine of his workout tapes and DVD's and have been fairly consistent over the years in doing them at least 3 times a week. I'm not a big believer in doing anything I don't enjoy. I hate treadmills. I hate ellipticals. I hate indoor bikes. But I love to dance! And since Richard's workouts are essentially dancing to some really cool music, I do enjoy them. (Plus he uses real people in the videos instead of buffed-out size zero freaks so you feel like, "Hey, if that 300-pound man can do that, so can I!")
Friday, July 24, 2009
Daniel was a lean kid with a tender heart, a shy smile and more baggage from his childhood than even his broad shoulders could bear. No matter how tall he grew, I never let him get too big to give his Aunt Terri a kiss and a hug.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
2) If author seems unfriendly, give her benefit of doubt. She may be a) shy b) tired c) distracted d) deprived of warm/fuzzy gene at birth or e) utterly devoid of social skills.
3) Bars are a great place to meet authors and editors. Order yourself a club soda and lime and go cruising!
4) Don't drink too much at RWA. Some authors are scary sober. Drunk they can be truly terrifying.
5) Editors are people too and some of them are shyer than you are. If you're pitching a project, just relax and act natural.
6) You'll know you've finally made it when editors start following YOU into the bathroom.
7) Practice your editor/agent pitch as if you were pitching to Simon Cowell.
8) Pantyhose are OUT. But if you have a complexion like Gollum (or me), pack them anyway.
9) Yes, you ARE back in high school for 4 days. But now you have the confidence and social skills to thrive!
10) When in a crowd of milling writers, it's easy to hide exactly who pushed who down the escalator.
11) Allow time for at least 1 crying jag in hotel room. (Even more important for male attendees.)
12) Leave hubby and kiddies at home. Slow motion pillow fights with roommates much more fun that way.
13) Leave hotel every chance you get. Enjoy sunshine, fresh air, and people who don't care if they ever get published
14) Always put on lipstick before you leave hotel room. Even if it's a fire drill. Even if it's a fire.
15) If you want everyone to think you're an editor or agent, wear a lot of black but no name tag.
16) Never talk about author/editor/publisher in bathroom. Odds of them being in next stall: 100%.
19) Beg, borrow or steal an invitation to the Harlequin party and be prepared to boogie the night away.
24) If your luncheon tablemate has this look in her eye...change tables.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups (12-oz package) Hershey's Semi-Sweet Choco Chips (divided)
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 can (14 ounces) Eagle Brand milk (can use no-fat version if desired)
1 ¾ cups (10 oz package) English toffee bits (divided)
1. Heat oven to 350. Grease 13 X 9 baking pan
2. Stir together flour and brown sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg; mix well. Stir in 1 ½ cups choco chips and all nuts. Reserve 1 ½ cups mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.
3. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and pour Eagle Brand milk evenly over hot crust. Top with 1 ½ cups toffee bits. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture and remaining ½ cup chips over top.
4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup toffee bits. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut in bars.
Very rich and very good!!!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
No one has done more to bring back that "wife beater/tank-top-your-grandfather-used-to-wear" look than Hugh Jackman as WOLVERINE.
And if you've seen BLADE: TRINITY, you already know that Ryan Reynolds is no slouch in the beefcake department either.
With that scrumptious voice and dangerous edge, Liev Schreiber is the thinking woman's hero.
And you know I love me some fine hobbits. Whether stealing our hearts as the loyal and mischievous Merry in LORD OF THE RINGS or breaking them as tortured rocker Charlie Pace on LOST, Dominic Monaghan's baby blues are irresistible.