Jennifer Lyon

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

From Coed Magazine, top ten things you do in your 20’s that you’ll regret in your 40’s

1) Not Spending More Time With Your Parents

2) Bad Credit

3) Smoking

4) Not Finishing School

5) Not Traveling (Enough)

6) Getting Married Too Young

7)  Choosing Your Best Friend’s Girlfriend Over Your Best Friend

8) Tattoos

9) Risque Internet Pics

10) Body Piercing Plugs

Every now and again, I think about #4, not finishing school. I don’t regret it a lot–I went back to school when the kids were small and was trying to decide what my passion was–and it was (and still is) writing.   Maybe a bit of #5, not traveling enough but I married and then we had kids. I don’t regret #6. marrying young. I married at 20, which seems insane now, but it all worked out.

ear plugAnd I just have to say, I don’t get plugs. See this genius with the star-shaped plug in his ear? Looks like mutilation to me! You can see through the star. That is a HOLE in his ear.Think he’s going to regret that in his 40’s?

Now in shape 20-something women with belly button rings look cute, so I get that.

But plugs?

Oh and choosing your best friend’s girlfriend over your friend–that’s just slimy! Massive Hunk Fail!

So do you have any regrets on this list?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

We saw BOUNTY HUNTER on Friday night.  It was okay, I was amused in some places.  I didn’t think it was as good as THE PROPOSAL.

I’ve been starting books and putting then aside, and starting another one. Every once in a while I’ll go through this faze. Then I found an older book copyright 1987. It was in a pile my sister had given me. I read half way through it when the hero said:

“Damn it Clara! Grab the rope! You stupid bitch!”

And I was done. Immediately DNF (Did Not Finish).  When the hero says that to the heroine in a time of danger, I’m done.  Danger is when all pretense is stripped away and we see the Real Person.  I didn’t like the Real Person this hero turned out to be.  I knew then that I’d never like him. I’m hoping Clara grabs the freaking rope, wraps it around the hero’s neck and pulls tight.  But that could just be me.  We all have those personal buttons that trips our DNF switch.

And in other news, there has been a tiny crack in Wizard’s Anti-Dog Armor.  We actually went to the animal shelter on Saturday! We were there about 20 minutes, just looking.  As soon as we walked into the puppy/small dog section, Wizard said, “Jen! This isn’t fair!”  LOLOL!!! But this is just a first step, and Wizard could reinforce his Anti-Dog Armor at anytime. I’ll keep you up to date!

What about you guys? How was your weekend? What trips your DNF switch on reading?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Could You…

Resist this puppy?

too cute puppy!

Wizard can…darn his self control!

Monday, March 15th, 2010
Weekend Roundup

I had a great time on Saturday when I did a panel with Susan Squires and Maureen Child on New York Publishing. Maureen has written, I think, 114 books and Susan around 14 or 15.  My books currently published are 9 books and 2 anthologies,  I have one more anthology coming out this year and two more books next year. So between us we have a bit of experience.


Maureen is on the left, I’m in the middle and Susan is on the right.  I love semi-informal panels like this!


Here I am relieved  that Maureen is talking and not me!

Okay I’ll spare you from more pics! I put a quick recap on what we talked about at MurderSheWrites if you’re interested.

Over the weekend, I also read Kresley Cole’s PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE.  It wasn’t my favorite of her Immortals After Dark.

Your turn! How was your weekend?

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Hero Boy

Did you guys see this story? about the seven year old little boy in Norwalk California who saved his family from gunman in a home invasion?   According to the news story:

According to authorities, two men entered Carlos’ home in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk after his 6-year-old sister had retrieved her lunch pail from the family car, leaving the front door open.

The men held handguns and a third stood outside as a lookout. As they ordered Carlos’ family to the ground, the boy grabbed his sister and fled to a bathroom with a telephone, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Kenny told AOL News.

Once in the bathroom, the boy called 911,  described very clearly what happened, then said:

“There’s some guys, they’re going to kill my mom and my dad, can you come please? Can you come really fast, please, please?” Carlos begged. “They come, they ring the door and they have guns. They shoot my mom and dad. Can you come really fast. Bring the cops … a lot of them … and bring soldiers, too.”

After that

…the gunman broke down the door to the bathroom where the children were hiding and grabbed the phone from Carlos. Screams can be heard on a 911 tape as the suspects asked the boy who he had been calling. “911,” Carlos calmly answered. The men fled before deputies arrived.

What a smart little boy! Hard to believe he’s only seven! I hope I could be that calm and quick-thinking in an emergency.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Wizard 1 Witch 0

On Saturday afternoon, Wizard and I were sitting in the living room talking.  It dawned on me that hey, neither one of us are doing anything. And so I got an idea…

“Wizard, let’s go to the animal shelter!”

He frowned at me. “Why?”

Being clever, I said, “I just want to see the animal shelter.”

He rolled his eyes. “You worked at an animal shelter.”

“Not THIS one.  Besides, that was *mumble mumble* years ago. Come on, it’ll be fun.”

Evil laugh. “Not a chance. You’re trying to trick me.  You’ll show me a cute dog, do some shifty magic and I’ll give in and get you a dog.”

Totally busted. I tried to deny and cajole, but Wizard  wouldn’t budge.

Since then, I’ve been pouting thinking…If wizard is afraid of me, a witch and a cute little puppy, doesn’t that make him, a big…


And yeah, I’m going to be in all kinds of trouble for this. Wizard loves to get even!

Monday, March 8th, 2010
Another Monday!

witch Monday Happy Monday!

Okay, I’m just kidding. How about this, Tolerable Monday!

I’m sure you guys have noticed that I’m answering blogs later in the day.  Most early mornings, I’m either going to the gym, or doing random stuff before getting to blogs and email.

For the record, going to the gym ONLY works off stress, not pounds or fat. I want to look like this witch, but sadly, it’s not happening.

Over the weekend, I read Nalini Singh’s ARCHANGEL’S KISS.   I really liked the book and so far, the series.  I love that that Elana has fallen in love with  Raphael, but she is still learning him.  He is not human, but a being so very different that it’s terrifying.  I love the lethal danger of Raphael, the true cruelty that Elan’s human heart sees in him, yet in Raphael’s world, it’s justice.

I just started Kate Carlisle’s IF BOOKS COULD KILL.  I was hooked from page one! Hoping to get more time to read soon!

I worked on some on Key’s book. Still trying to get a grasp on that.  It’s amazing how I see it in my head, but getting it on paper is a while different matter. Slow and Painful.

How was your weekend?

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