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Showing posts from August 19, 2007

The Long and the Short of It

The Long and the Short of It
Reviewing Long and Short Romantic Fiction, One Story at a Time

For readers: Besides reviews, I was talking today with one of the reviewers over at the Long and the Short of It and found out they have a grand opening contest where you might win a tote full of books. (Hurry! One day left!)

For authors: There are some opportunities you may find helpful too.

Annalee Simpson

I was wandering around blogdom this morning and found Simponsize Me on Jenna Leigh's blog. So, I had to go play. Here is Annalee Simpson along the banks of the Talkeetna River near downtown Talkeetna, Alaska. It was pretty darn close to midnight when I took this picture of the sun setting behind Denali. You have to stay up late to watch the sunset in parts of Alaska.

Annalee Simpson Does Denali

Kids Write about the Sea

This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6)

Oysters' balls are called pearls. (James, age 6)

If you are surrounded by sea you are an Island. If you don't have sea all round you, you are incontinent. (Wayne, age 7)

Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily. She's not my friend no more. (Kylie, age 6)

A dolphin breathes through an asshole on the top of its head. (Billy, age 8)

My uncle goes out in his boat with pots, and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)

When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes, when the wind didn't blow, the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)

I like mermaids. They are beautiful, and I like their shiny tails. And how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6)

I'm not going to write about the sea. My baby brother is always screaming and being sick, …

Thirteen Heart Throbs

Thirteen Heart Throbs

Somehow this one got posted as a "draft" so I thought I never finished it. I moved it forward to use this month before I noticed there were comments. It's been a while, so I can't recall what date to move it back to. LOL.

But as for the post initially leaving the published realm and becoming a draft again ... it was not my fault! That was not a case of operator error. Honest.

Sean Cassidy - My first heart throb. I didn't know what sexy was back then. But I sure thought he was the bee's knees.

David Cassidy - I think I love you. ;)

John Schneider - By the time he showed up on the scene, I pretty much knew I wanted to see him in Daisy Duke's shorts rather than Catherine Bach. By the way, I didn't know he was in Exit to Eden and I am mildly annoyed that movie isn't available on Netflix. Isn't it somewhat popular?

Duran Duran - I was google-eyed over pretty much every one of the first band's members.

Jon-Erik Hexum - I vote for …

Virtual ATCs

I found another long list of links ATC's - Exploring Art In Minature at Squidoo.

That is where I found a link to Ten Two Studios, where I was able to Design & Send a Virtual ATC. Okay, I didn't send it. I just posted it here. I hope the link-back helps their advertising. Currently the themes are vintage, Halloween, and Christmas and winter.

Artist Trading Cards

Heather's Thursday Thirteen was about Artist Trading Cards.

Interestingly enough, today I was designing ATCs in my head when I should have been debt collecting. At one time I was making an ATC at work with pen, White-Out and stamps off debtor's mailings. I brought that home not long after the "no doodling" meeting. At work there were so many people goofing around doing Suduko and reading and drawing they decided they had to put a stop to it. They didn't really mean to police that we can't doodle while we're on the phone, but there were some people that had brought art supplies. My little ATC was taking me days and days. Some debtor sent me this card and first I outlined the image. Then I white-washed parts of the image. Then I started adding stamps. Etc... It was just something to do while on hold. Well, I suppose I have to do that at home now! LOL.


I showed up this evening and there was no template at work on the blog. It was one I snatched from somewhere on the Internet and something went wrong with the hosted files I suppose.

So, I spent my time this evening switching back to plain background. I wanted three columns again anyway so I adapted one of Caz's template being used at NCP Authors ( I just changed the colors to match my Web site a little more. I'm a little too tired to be awake still, but not quite tired enough to go to sleep. Guess that means I best get going anyway.

Little Mermaid

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Mermaid & Merman

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Dragon Fairy Purple

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Yellow Rose Bud - Sheet of Music

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Pale Pink Rose

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Blue Rose Reflecting on Water

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Raindrops on a Rose

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Single Orange Rose Bloom

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Glittery Mermaid

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Reading Mermaid

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Glittery Purple Rose

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Rainbow Rose

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Creamy Apricot Rose

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Blooming Rose

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Blooming Rose

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Red Rose

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Yellow Rose

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Orange Roses

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Floating Rose

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Shimmering Mermaid

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Butterfly Fairy

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Blue Rose

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