Jennifer Lyon


Monday, August 31st, 2009
Monday…It’s Back!

It’s like some evil witch is making Monday appear faster and faster each week!

sea-lion-on-buoyThe wizard and I went to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday. The Wizard thought it would be a little like Sea World, but it was more like a really small town in Sea World.  Not a whole lot to see. We did have fun though.

Then we went on a harbor cruise, and really enjoyed that.  The best part are these sea lions! They pile on the buoys and sleep the day away. I remember a while back when they piled on a boat in Newport Beach (I think) and sank the boat.  That would not be funny!

Over the weekend I finished reading BRANDED BY FIRE by Nalini Singh. I guess I liked the first half of the book better than the second. I barely started RED-HEADED STEPCHILD by Jaye Wells. She’s a new-to-me author. Anyone else read her or this book?

In other news, the Wizard just found out I turned him into a dog on my blog last week. He is plotting revenge. This could be interesting. (I’m just hoping I don’t end up on that buoy with the sea lions.)

So tell me about your weekend! It’ll brighten up my Monday!

25 comments to “Monday…It’s Back!”

  1. Silver James
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 8:24 am · Link

    I…went shooting. And scored high enough that the three young bucks in the next lane were pretty darned impressed. One of them insisted I missed the target completely – three times! Then I showed him the back of the target and the double holes in three places. *bwahaha* Lawyer Guy, The Only and Baseball Boy (her fiance) went to. It was fun. Really.

    I also fretted the entire time about what the heck I’m going to say at my pitch appointments at the writers’ conference in New Orleans this next weekend. Pardon me while I go hyperventilate (and get the oil changed in my car)…



  2. Cecile
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 8:32 am · Link

    Oh, I love sea lions. I am partial to them, since my nickname is Ceal… they hold a special place in my heart!!

    I am glad that you and the wizard had a great weekend! Oh no… Wizard found out about the dog thing… uhh ohhh!! LOL!!! Tell him we still love him though, lol!!!! Oh well… revenge could be fun!

    Onto the weekend news… Daughter’s social life is getting under way… Friday night was the first football of the season, so she went with friends… Hubby had a hunting club meeting… So a girlfriend of mine came over and we watched Lost Boys: The Tribe. Ms. Social Butterfly was the last one home, lol! She had a good time. Then Saturday night, daughter and her bff went to see The Time Traveler’s Wife and went eat out… Again… did not get home till 1030 – 1100. I am just glad that she is enjoying her youth… that is what it is about! Sunday, we did our normal shopping/grocery shopping… Oh yea! So, overall, it was a good weekend.
    How about the rest of you guys…?? I hope you all had a great weekend!



  3. Cecile
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 8:35 am · Link

    Silver… you are going to be in New Orleans this coming weekend??? I am trying to see if I can go to the Hotel Montelone (?) Saturday. There is suppose to be a book signing there and a Writing conf?? Is that where you will be??



  4. Joanne
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 8:48 am · Link

    Finished reading Blood Magic while on a camping trip with 3 kids and 2 dogs. It took some creativity but I managed. Kids want to go to the playground?? Sure I’ll take them just let me get my book. LOVED THE BOOK. I especially like books that have lots of sarcasm and playful banter so this book was great. BUT Ugh I hate waiting until November for the next one. Keep up the good writing and happy Monday!



  5. Kira Daniels
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 9:02 am · Link

    It’s a Monday. But I need to work on my WIP so I can enter it in my chapter’s unpubbed contest. The deadline is the 15th. I plan on entering ON EDGE as well. If anyone wants deets about it, email me. :)

    But other than that, I’m just blog hopping before I write. And the one thing I can say– I got all my chores done yesterday so I can focus on writing. See, I’m a good girl. :D



  6. Val
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 9:32 am · Link

    We have been so busy over the summer that we took a weekend to just sit at home and do nothing except some light cleaning and grocery shopping. I slept in both days and managed to finish three books off my ever growing pile (I am a fast reader :)) It was wonderful.

    I haven’t read Jaye Wells. When you have a chance let us know what you think of the book. I picked up Toni McGee Causey’s books after you recommended them and loved them. You have good taste.



  7. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 10:31 am · Link

    Silver, awesome! We have our own sharpshooting witch! Glad you showed the boys–don’t mess with a witch :-) It does sound like fun.

    I love how you multi-task by hyperventilating and getting your oil changed!

    I know you’re going to do great on your pitches!



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 10:34 am · Link

    Cecile, I love sea lions too :-)

    The wizard is awfully busy at work these next few weeks so maybe I’ll escape revenge! But he’s pretty clever…no telling what he might come up with.

    You had a fun weekend! I think I want your weekend! Glad your daughter’s enjoying her social life, but it sounds like you’re just getting started on the waiting for them to get home thing!



  9. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 10:36 am · Link

    Hi Joanne, thank you! Glad you enjoyed the book! I’m impressed you found time to read while camping with 3 kids and 2 dogs–that’s impressive! SOUL MAGIC should be in stores on October 27th. Hope you like that one too!



  10. Dawn
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 10:49 am · Link

    Friday my best friend brought her kids down to visit. We left them with my parent while we went with her nephew and another friend to see Staind and Shinedown. Staind was really good but Shinedown stole the show. The only bad thing was that it was an outdoor concert and it rained. Saturday, played with the kids until Tam took them back home. Then had to download more Staind for my collection. Sunday was a b-day party for my cousin’s daughter. Her sisters and I talked books and I gave them a list of authors to read. Jen, your name was on that list. I’m sure you’ll have two more fans soon :)



  11. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 10:51 am · Link

    Kira, you are entering two books? Good for you!

    I’m going to email you later on the bookmarks–once I can pull all the stuff together. But don’t let me interrupt your writing time! Oh and my internet is acting up today (after weeks of running just fine), so that might be delay me too.



  12. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 10:53 am · Link

    Val, that sounds so nice to sit and read! Glad you liked Toni’s books, and I’ll definitely let you know on Jayne. I’ve been reading slower lately, there just seems to be constant interruptions.



  13. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 10:55 am · Link

    Dawn, you pack a lot of stuff in your weekend! It sounds like fun!

    I’m honored to be on your list of authors to read–that brightened up my Monday :-)



  14. Erika
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Hello fellow witches!

    It sounds like you and the wizard had fun on Friday, that’s awesome.

    My weekend was good. Short but good. I only have a sec so I just wanted to drop by and say hello.

    Hello.



  15. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Erika, we miss you hanging out here!! Glad you topped by. Hope you have a good day ;-)



  16. Dru
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 4:58 pm · Link

    My weekend was laid back.



  17. Jen Lyon
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 5:36 pm · Link

    Dru, hope you enjoyed it!



  18. Silver James
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 5:57 pm · Link

    Cecile, yes! Heather Graham’s Writers for New Orleans conference. The book signing is Sunday at the Hotel Monteleone. Here’s THE SCHEDULE. I won’t be signing (my book doesn’t come out until next spring), but I’ll be doing the fangirl thing with the other authors! Look for me to say hi if you make it.



  19. Silver James
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Car is serviced and ready to go. I just need to do laundry, pack, clean house, grocery shop for those I’m leaving behind, and figure out my pitches. *headdesk* Nervous? Who me? *breathes slowly in and out holding bag to mouth and nose* Naw. It’s all copecetic. Where are you hiding the appletinis?



  20. Jenn
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Silver! Dang, I wish I was going with you to hold your hand, and maybe smack you when you forget how damn talented you are! You’re going to do great!

    Pitches are crazymaking, but you and AND YOU WILL do it! They aren’t looking for perfect, they are looking for something that catches their interest. You have that!

    Appletinis are up, come and get them!



  21. Silver James
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 8:40 pm · Link

    I’m not worried about the books. I’m worried about how rambling and…disjointed I sound when I talk about them! *headdesk* Do you have a spell for that? I really wish you were going. Maybe next year!



  22. Day
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      · August 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm · Link

    Glad you had a good day, but really, not a lot to see????? I would hate to have you give folks the wrong impression. There is the Ocean on the Edge gallery, with a place to touch round sting rays. Then the two Preview exhibits, to give you a taste of both the South Pacific and Northern Pacific galleries, the life-size anatomically-correct Blue Whale model, with her calf, that hang from the ceiling, then the Blue Cavern Exhibit, modeled after the Blue Cavern at Catalina, then the Southern California Gallery with 6 or so separate exhibits of things you would find off California, including lobsters, then the Seal and Sea Lion tunnel where you can watch them underwater. Then out of the tunnel there is the Lorikeet Forest to the left, Marine Life Theater, Shark Lagoon (check out the Tiger Shark! and pet the Bamboo Sharks), the play area, then upstairs to see the Seals and Sea Lions again, then upstairs again to the touch areas (tidepool and ray pool, the wave exhibit, the shorebird exhibit, THEN INSIDE to see the small Sea of Cortez Gallery, the large Northern Pacific Gallery (including the giant octopus, Sea Otters and giant spider crabs!) AND the very large Southern Pacific Gallery (Sea Dragons! Sharks! Colorful fish! Stonefish! Corals!). Did you see any of the shows? Watch the feeding and training of the otters or seal lions? Watch the divers feed the fish at Blue Cavern and Big Tropical? Feed the Lorikeets or the Rays yourself? Really LOOK at the exhibits and see just how many different creatures there are in them all? NOW, say again there wasn’t a lot to see………..!



  23. Amanda
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      · September 1st, 2009 at 12:53 pm · Link

    Let us know how you like the Jaye Wells books, she is one of the author’s I have on my “to read” list. She is going to be at a tea here in our area in October that I am attending.



  24. Ban
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      · September 3rd, 2009 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Had a wonderful vacation in WV where I too shot guns – a .22 and a 410. Unfortunately I can’t claim Silver’s success. Apparently only the worms fear me ;D
    Ceal – I like sea lions too. Did a clay sculpture of one once I named seal weed. I’ll have to post a pic over on my blog for you to see.
    Well now, I’ve only got 50 or so more posts to catch up on … wish me luck !



  25. Ban
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      · September 3rd, 2009 at 2:01 pm · Link

    ps: always meant to ask – is there somewhere I can subscribe to your comments Jen ?



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