I am very excited to share the release of my new website. It still has a few tweaks here and there but for the most part, it is done. It is a beautiful, clean site that will be able to make whatever book covers or photos I throw at it stand up and shine (rather than clash!!).
So last week for my birthday my family surprises me with tickets to Universal Studios’ Island of Adventure so that I can go, at long last, and visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Considering it is literally an hour and a half away from me it’s pathetic that it’s taken me this long. So […]
So the other day I was on my way home from work and out of the corner of my eye this spanky black car cruises by and I swear it’s Edward Cullen driving. Then he pulls in front of me to avoid the super slow MF in front of him causing me to break (barely) and then he squeezes in front the slow MF and zips away.
Normally I would have thrown a verbal tantrum containing many curse words that may or may not equal complete sentences. But there were two reasons that I did not.
1) My car sucks. Actually it’s a Nissan Xterra. And it has the guts of a wall flower. I miss my little Acura.
2) Because the guy looked like Edward Cullen and on the off chance that it was indeed a vampire than far be it for me to be upset about someone who can clearly drive more adeptly than I.
So I smiled instead and felt pretty good about it.
That ramble out of my system brings me to another point. I keep noticing people texting WHILE driving. Like holding their phone above their steering wheel while “steering”. It doesn’t take but a moment of your eyes on that phone to miss that incompetent A-hole who breaks fast and hard while the light is still two miles in the distance. Or for that stumbling drunk woman on the side walk to fall smack into the road directly in front of you (yes, this actually happened while my hubbie was driving his monster of a Ford 250 and someone must have been watching over this chick as there was no one in the lane to our left and my husband managed to swerve around her without killing her or anyone else). Or the guy in the lane to your left who suddenly decides he needs to get to the gas station on the oher side of the right lane next to you and doesn’t seem to mind that you are there in the center lane minding your own business. I braked hard on that one and fast. No one was hurt but if I wasn’t late from my lunch break, I coulda pulled into that gas station and given someone a biatch slap. Coulda happened. Yeah.
Okay, my point is that there are a ton of numb skulls driving and it behooves you and everyone around you to keep an eye out for them and keep the road safe. In my house we never say “Drive safe”. We say “Pay attention.” Unlike the texting-while-driving folk.
Well, I think that about says it.
I’m going to go do something fun like write. About people from Caelum. Who have wings. And maybe a half breed or two. And some pixies. And maybe write some more about shape-shifting gargoyles. [sigh] okay I feel better now. xo
The morning is so beautiful, so calm that I feel the need to try to capture it in words.
The birds are chirping merrily. Chirps, squawks, an occasional coo are this mornings music. The squirrels are busily trying to crack open walnut shells from a tree next door. The intense heat and humidity seems to have taken a plunge. Although there is still a warmth to the air, the cool breeze mixes into it creating a serene and cleansing feel. A new start.
My normally delicious coffee is left forgotten as I simply sit and just be.
The only missing is the distant smell of a fireplace burning creating the much loved campfire feel. Florida may have almost an underworld feel in the summer but Autumn is like a breath of life, a calming tonic like no other.
I sit for many captured moments just taking it all in, hoping to never forget this feeling before gathering myself up and tackling a new day of life.
I had another blog going and realized that there is no reason that they couldn’t be combined with this one. So I am taking the few entries I had there and sticking then here at which point I will then continue only adding to this one. 🙂
This is the original posting from the other blog:
I am a writer but what led me to that was how much I enjoy a good story. My favorites usually fall into the fantasy and Sci-Fi’s genres but not always. I enjoy passing on my favorites or warning against a not so favorite thus the birth of this blog. I also enjoy a good movie or tv show so will also make note of those when I come across one worth mentioning.