Jennifer Lyon

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Monday, May 31st, 2010
Happy Memorial Day!

Thank You to Those Who Serve and Who Have Served.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010


What? It’s a word! It is! Well is should be, that’s all I’m saying! It means: Here’s my random thoughts :-)

I finished DARK LIGHT  by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz) and then I read THE SECRET PASSION OF SIMON BLACKWELL by Samantha James.

My reading slump appears to be over!

However, I do have a book to write so I can’t read as much as I’d like too.

Key’s book so full of highs and lows for me.  Every hump makes me think I’m home free, and then I stumble and fall again.  I know why I’m tangling up right now, it’s a matter of sorting out the plot threads. You know how when you dump all your necklaces into the jewelry box, then pull them out later and they are a big clump? That’s where I am right now.

I can do this! I know it. Just have to take a breath and figure it out. And maybe some plot threads need to be tossed.  Or something.  Sometimes, I think I should learn to destress like Bailey:

He just lays down on the carpet and goes to sleep. What a life! Of course,  if I did that, I’d immediately start thinking, “Hmm, maybe I should vacuum the carpet.” And then I’d start calculating how much it would cost to put in wood floors just so I wouldn’t have to vaccum. But then I’d wonder how do you clean wood floors? Would it be more work than vacuuming?

And if I put wood on the stairs instead of carpet, would Linc take bets on how long it would take before I slipped and fell down the stairs?

And that would bring me right back to worrying about the book.

What does Bailey think about when he sleeps? I bet he doesn’t worry about vacuuming the carpet!

How about you?  What’s your Randomosity for today?

Monday, May 24th, 2010
The Witch Flies Again!

So I am going to the RWA Conference in Orlando this July.

For a while there, I thought I was going to have to fly there on my broom because I was rather ticked off at the airlines.  They insisted they were going to charge me $150.00 to change flights or cancel when the original site of the conference had to be moved due to the massive flooding in Nashville.  I spent a week or two calling and emailing the airlines and Orbitz, but I was getting nowhere.

So Saturday, I decided to suck it up and make flight resevations and pay the extra $150.00+30.00  dollar fee.

I finally (seriously–Wizard can vouch for how long this took)  got through to a Customer Service agent at Orbitz who was very nice.  She saw my cancelled flight and asked about it. By now I was resigned, and just told her the situation. She said, “Hmm.” and made my new reservation. Then she put me on hold.

She called the airline.  Evidently she explained that Nashville had suffered a terrible flood, that I had cancelled early enough for them to fill my vacated seat AND I was making a new reservation with them.

Meanwhile I was on hold. And holding. Still holding. I could have finished my book while holding.

And then…the lady came back on the phone and told me Continental was waving the fee. I was astounded! Thrilled! Overjoyed! Relieved! Seriously. Orbit waived their fee too, and consequently, I ended up with a new flight that didn’t cost me a cent more. I thanked her repeatedly and she told me she really liked Continental that they were usually pretty reasonable.

This Customer Service Agent really went the extra mile for me, and I am so impressed!

So how was your weekend?

Thursday, May 20th, 2010
I’m Mean…

So I Posted Mean Man Jokes!

1) How do men define a “50/50” relationship?

We cook-they eat; we clean-they dirty; we iron-they wrinkle.

2) How do men exercise on the beach?

By sucking in their stomachs every time they see a bikini.

3) How does a man show he’s planning for the future?

He buys two cases of beer instead of one.

4) )How is Colonel Sanders like the typical male?

All he’s concerned with is legs, breasts, and thighs.

5) How many men does it take to screw in a light bulb?

ONE……He just holds it up there and waits for the world to revolve around him.

6) What’s the best way to force a man to do sit-ups?

Put the remote control between his toes.

7) Why did God create man before woman?

Because you’re always supposed to have a rough draft before creating  your masterpiece.

8 ) Why do female black widow spiders kill the males after mating?

To stop the snoring before it starts.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Whatcha Reading?

I really had a long spell of not being able to get into a book.  Some of it is work–long hours at the computer just make me to tired to read.

I did finally finish a book BLOOD BORN by Linda Howard and Linda Jones. When I bought the book, I wasn’t paying enough attention to realize the book had co-authors. I could tell the difference. Linda Howard books tend to be snappy and fast paced. This book is a bit different from Howard’s usual style with more chunks of backstory and telling. But the plot and story was interesting and I enjoyed it overall.

Then I read Maureen Child’s THE LAST LONE WOLF. Love it! Finally a book I didn’t want to put done and I read it in one night.

Now I’ve started Jane Castle’s DARK LIGHT.  I think my dry spell is over! Although I’m going to be reading slow as I have to get Key’s book done.

Okay your turn, what are you reading?

Monday, May 17th, 2010
My Weekend With (Fake) Puppy

The weekend is over? Who let Monday in???

This weekend I spent some time playing with my new “puppy.”  And by puppy, I mean THE FAKE ONE MY SON GAVE ME.

The one that Evil Wizard laughs at.  “Hey, Witch, did you teach your puppy any new tricks?”

“Yeah, how to bite you.”

“Hmm, I  have to see this.”  Then Wizard took my puppy from me.

“Attack!” I told puppy.

Puppy and Wizard

Sigh…puppy is still learning and Wizard is MEAN! (And no I did NOT laugh, that’s just an evil rumor spread by trolls, pay no attention!)

So then I was determined to show Wizard how really super cool Puppy is!

He can get a suntan!

Puppy laying out by pool

And here he was thinking about jumping in the Jacuzzi!

Puppy wants to go in Jacuzzi

But then he realized how big the Jacuzzi is, and how little he is. He decided not to jump in.

Puppy Jacuzzi's too big!

Wizard called him a Stuffed Weeny Dog.

Boy did that make Puppy mad.

He was so vicious I had to put him behind bars:

Puppy, I'll be good!

And that was my weekend with Puppy.

So how was your weekend?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Witch and Wizard

I was making dinner one night a few weeks ago while Wizard was watching UFC (cage fighting…mortal style). I happened to notice one of the fighters. “Wizard, who is that fighter wearing red shorts?”

Wizard turned from the TV to look at me.

I might have been staring at the sweaty fighter with big gleaming muscles.

“He’s not Wing Slayer Worthy,” Wizard proclaimed.

I looked back to Wizard and saw his narrowed eyed, caught-you-staring-at-another-man look. Trying to distract him, I said, “And YOU know who is Wing Slayer Worthy? YOU decide?”

“Yes,” he proclaimed smugly. “I am a wizard, I know these things.”

I rolled my eyes and muttered, “Whatever.” Then I turned my attention to the TV again. “Just so I know, what is the guy’s name in the red shorts?” I was planning some quality Goggle time, thinking…

The TV suddenly changed channels to a sitcom rerun. “Look away, Witch, there’s nothing to see here.”

I never did find out the sweaty fighter’s name, dang it.

People ask me if these stories are real—they really are. We actually have conversations like this. Not sure what that says about us…reality challenged, maybe? LOL!

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