I haven’t been feeling sociable lately

Sorry, folks. I go through periods of total non-sociability from time to time. Usually around this time of year, too. Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll be out of the funk.

I have to share a video. Not because of any particular reason but because this video turned me on to H.I.M. way back in the summer and I’ve been enjoying them ever since.

I’ve been doing the odd (some very odd) Bat Macro lately, and in case you hadn’t read it previously, I’ve created a livejournal community for them.Β  If you have a Livejournal account, you can join in the fun. If you don’t, you can set one up and then never post if you don’t want to. And, please, someone start posting Bat Macros besides me. (And the lovely British lady who posted a ton of them last week.)



  1. Anne said

    I could be first?

  2. Anne said

    And second perhaps πŸ™‚

    I’ll go add the ihasavampire link to the BTC links

  3. DebS said

    And I guess I am third. πŸ™‚

  4. rifkind said

    The first round of email edits have been sent already.

  5. Linda said


    OMG! The question that Kyle answered about how he got started in the business was mine!!!

  6. Anne said

    HA! Didn’t realise what Linda it was – nice one.

    It seems we have A LOT to thank Kyle’s mom for πŸ™‚

    I remember a boy from school who posed for department store catalogs – I believe there was some teasing … name calling even ..

  7. Linda said


    Thanks! I was trying to think of a question he would be likely to answer.

    I bet modeling is very tedious, no wonder he hated it. And you are so right, we do have a lot to thank his mom for!

    BTW. I love the new forum. I haven’t had a chance to register yet, but will shortly.

    How did YOU get started doing this sort of thing?

  8. Margaret said

    Anne: Which subject was Linda’s question under?

  9. Margaret said

    Anne: If you check the emails-I gave you an answer on the turnaround time.

  10. Margaret said

    The google emails, that is.

  11. Margaret said

    Anne: Forget my question about Linda’s question. I was having a blond moment. My apologies to any of the blondes here.

  12. Anne said

    Linda’s question has been moved to the “Answered Questions” section and is currrently the second one down.

    Thanks Margaret – I got your response.

    I made a fan site about actor Steve Bacic who at the time was one of the leads on the scifi TV series Andromeda.
    Someone decided to start forums for all of the leads and asked me if I wanted to moderate the forum for Steve, and she would make a layout that matched my site so it would really look a part of my site.

    I agreed, and Steve’s forum was the only one that took off.
    Probably because it was the ONLY Bacic forum – the other leads had been on the show longer and already had fan sites and forums.
    Eventually the someone disappeared and the forum was then ALL mine – just the way I like it. I had a moderator for a while, but then she got into World of Warcraft – even boyfriended up, and away she went.

    I’ve run the Bacic forum since August 2004 and it’s a pretty comfy place – much like this blog where several of the members have met each other, mainly at conventions.

    Was that what you meant?

  13. lwildstar said

    Rif Ifinished round one of the edits – and did a little more tweeking then what you suggested – and to answer your question – yes, Boarder is the bad guys name…….
    SO I’ll check back in a while for round two – I need to get the laundry started – I’ve been putting it off… 😦

  14. lwildstar said

    note to self – DO NOT wait that extra week to do the laundry because you’re lazy! good grief I think I have 4 loads – and its only me! oh well….

  15. lwildstar said

    OK – just finished up three rounds of edits with Rif…he he he I’ll have to wait and see if she catches any more….

    Question – does anyone know what the #’s are like on H!N – I tried to get on the site again today – and again it locked the computer up…

    Oky doky – off to work on chapter 23…and yes I am still doing laundry.. 😦

  16. Danae said

    Hello bellas. I am visiting my sister and Ry and the baby. Thought I would come on to say hi. If you go to my photobucket link I did another slideshow of just Aiden stuff.

  17. lwildstar said

    Hi Dani!

    I’m watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Kyle just got hi in the head wit the tennis ball ! LOL!!!!
    oh how far we have fallen….

  18. Linda said


    Yes, that was what I meant. What a great opportunity to meet so many people from everywhere. And Steve Bacic, what a hottie. I like the pic you have behind your name!

  19. Margaret said

    In case anyone is still interested:

    We’re still writing postcards to that unnamed network. Our next two media targets are:

    David J. Barrett
    Hearst Argyle Television, Inc. (HTV)
    300 West 57th Street
    New York, New York 10019


    Anne Sweeney
    Co-Chair Disney Media Networks
    President, Disney-ABC Television Group
    500 S. Buena Vista St.
    Burbank, CA 91521-4551

    It would be nice if you wrote a letter but then again maybe these people would be surprised to get a postcard. Either way, please try to contact them. Please be polite but tell them we understand they are in a 50/50 joint venture with each other and Lifetime. That we have written Lifetime for months on end with no end in sight, with no response from Lifetime. That this show has sold well all over the world. That fans are willing to donate money to see the episodes get made, etc. Tell them that fans are not going away.

  20. lwildstar said

    thanks for the addresses Mags – sigh – I’ve go to get more postcards!

  21. msgypsy said

    Ladies, when I get anti-social I read for hours on end. And I just read something that I felt obligated to share.

    The book is “Will The Vampire People Please Leave The Lobby?” and it’s an anecdotal history of Buffy fandom. Tell me, does this sound familiar?

    “Of all the research papers presented about Buffy, the only ones that interest me are the studies of her audience. Nothing she ever did in the seven years she was on television was ever as heroic, interesting, insane, or gracious as the people watching her. Without them, it’s difficult to imagine where I’d be. {clipped personal observations by author about her potential futures} Either way, I imagine I’d be lonely and scared most of the time. I can’t quite wrap the gray matter around what I’d do if I couldn’t turn on my new iMac and find someone to answer me when I call out in the dark. Screw God, all those times when there were three thousand pairs of footprints in the sand, that’s when fandom was carrying me. Or walking with me. Occasionally they were tossing me into the surf.”

    This is us, too. I this there must be some way to convey this to the PTB, that this show has Buffy the Vampire Slayer potential. And consider what BtVS did for what was then the WB.

    And, in case I haven’t mentioned it lately, I may not be present as much as I’d like but I LURVES me my Blood Sistahs!

  22. Anzia said

    Awww, Gypsy you’re such a sweetheart! Love you too! (((((HUGS)))))

  23. Annalaise duChat said

    Hey gypsy!

    You go to what you need to for as long as you need to, but don’t forget we’re here when you need us. We promise to take care of the place while you’re gone.

  24. Linda said

    Margaret — Thanks for those addresses. Maybe we can get their attention.

    Ms. Gypsy –What a great quote! Tanya Huff talked about that book on her blog too.

  25. Linda said

    Testing to see if I got the pic behind my name…

  26. rifkind said

    Hey Linda!
    Looks like you got the link to work! I love that picture of Kyle.

  27. himmiefan said

    Hey Gypsy. Do what you need to do; just remember we’re all here for you. Before you go, though, just make sure you leave your credit card behind for us. Just in case there are emergencies here on the blog and stuff like that…

  28. rifkind said

    Here are a couple of fun YouTube vids

    I enjoy listening to Enrique as well!

  29. lwildstar said

    I’m home sick today – I ‘m only on line now becasue I needed to set my Out of Office for works email…I’m going back to bed – but I will check in with you after a few more hours of sleep.

    Rif _ will work on chapter 10 and maybe I’ll post it while I wait for Laurels edits…..


  30. Danae said

    Buongiorno bellas!

    Rif I LOVED the first video. That was awesome. Is it possible to fall even deeper in love with Henry and even Vicki.

    Wildstar I hate to hear that any of us are sick. Hurry up and get better even if it means sleeping all day. As for Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I watched it while my brother’s wife and stepdaughter were visiting because Ashley had never seen it. I think getting hit with the tennis ball is the funniest part of the movie.

  31. Claire said

    Hi Sistas!
    Couldn’t find a minute to check in with you guys this past weekend!Sheesh! The jewelry thing is going well..one of Nikkis co-workers snatched up 4 pairs of earrings which left me having to make more!Plus constant filling out papers for mortgage companies!
    Danae Aiden is a cutie!!!
    Linda congrats on getting your question answered by Kyle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ms.G -love the vid and love you..not to worry..I get the same way! we’ll still be here when you feel like socializing again!

    anyway..I might be scarce today again..work…jewelry making and short day at school for kids.I’m afraid to check my emails!but I must!

    love yas

  32. Danae said

    Yes Aiden really is a cutie. He had his oldest sister crying yesterday. Chris had been feeding him and she asked Alli if she wanted to burp him. Alli has taken babysitting courses and such but she has never actually taken care of a newborn. Alli took him and we were showing her what to do and she got all scared that he would choke and being extremely sensitive like she is she started crying.

    A couple months ago she was asked what she though of having another brother. Alli said said it was wierd because it wasn’t her mom and dad having the baby. She said she didn’t think she could love him. As soon as she saw him she fell. She told Chris she didn’t want anyone else to touch him.

  33. DebS said

    Hola mis hermanas!

    I am back at work for my official first day back from the holidays. I feel like I have been gone foreva! I am glad to be back, but at the same time I was enjoying all the reading time I got.

    MsG-No worries about not socializing. I took like three months of no-socializing, so I think you are good. ;).

    LW-Feel better soon!

    Claire-Do you make other jewelry besides earrings? I have an addiction to jewlrey, it really isn’t healthy. Are you selling it? I would love to see pictures.

  34. rifkind said

    Ah WildStar,
    What a difference a *space* makes..
    When I first read your post , I thought why is she “Homesick”, did she take a trip or something??
    After re-reading the post..
    Sorry that you are AT home and SICK……
    Get lots of rest, we will be here when you get better!

  35. DebS said

    Oh and yesterday when I was packing up all the christmas decorations I found Harry Potter Valentine’s Day cards. You know the little ones kids give at school. I had bought them a few years ago intending to use them for my friends in grad school, but never did. I must have known instinctively that I needed to save them for some very special people. πŸ™‚

  36. Danae said

    Deb I have some jewelry to I am making necklaces and bracelets and am definitely willing to sell. Here is the link for the pics I took of the necklaces. I don’t have any of bracelets because I thought of making them to order because they would need to be different lengths.


  37. Danae said

    And I was thinking of calling my designs Unicorn Fields and Dragon Skies. What do you guys think of that?

  38. Anzia said

    We are a creative bunch. ^_^ I just finished this pretty awesome gothic cross bookmark (crochetted). I wasn’t sure it was gonna turn out well at ALL but it DID! ^_^ I just have to put the tassel on it…i’m psyched…’cause most of the things I work on don’t quite look the way i want them too at the end…:-)

  39. Danae said

    Awhile ago Rif was sending song lyrics through the email that she thought were good Vicki/Henry songs. She did Pat Benatar’s We Belong and I heard this on the radio over the weekend and thought this was fitting also. I love the last line with Midnight Angel in it.

    Pat Benatar-Shadows of the Night

    We’re running with the Shadows Of The Night
    So baby take my hand, you’ll be all right
    Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
    They’ll come true in the end
    You said – oh girl, it’s a cold world
    When you keep it all to yourself
    I said you can’t hide on the inside
    All the pain you’ve ever felt
    Ransom my heart, but baby don’t look back
    Cause we got nobody else
    We’re running with the Shadows of the Night
    So baby take my hand, you’ll be all right
    Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
    They’ll come true in the end
    You know that sometimes, it feels like
    It’s all moving way too fast
    Use every alibi and words you deny
    That love ain’t meant to last
    You can cry tough baby, it’s all right
    You can let me down easy, but not tonight
    We’re running with the Shadows of the Night
    So baby take my hand, you’ll be all right
    Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
    They’ll come true in the end
    We’re running with the Shadows of the Night
    So baby take my hand, you’ll be all right
    Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
    They’ll come true in the end
    And now the hands of time are standin’ still
    Midnight angel, won’t you say you will

  40. Danae said

    Z That sounds cool I would like to see a picture of it if possible. I need another bookmark because I usually have three books going at once and I only have two bookmarks.

  41. Danae said

    Hit submit to soon. If I asked really really nicely would you maybe make me one.

  42. DebS said

    Danae-Those are beautiful. I saw a few that would make great gifts for some friends coming up. And I saw one I liked in particular. I like the name as well.

    Everyone is so talented. I feel inspired to find my own talent. We have such great artists, jewlrey designers, and writers (as well as swordswomen), and musicians….that I must have a hiddent talent somewhere.

  43. lwildstar said

    Debs, Linda : I realized that you two may never have gotten to see the Blood Moon Jewelry I was working on – still have a little left…..but I haven’t been working on the site or the jewelry lately


    I have a regular jewelry line as well but I don’thave a website set up for that yet – I did try to make a catalog for that at one time….

    All the greative peeps here is why I’m going to work on this crfat co-op idea so that we can all have a central location to post our creations – will let you what happens with that….

    I had to get up for a while so I thought I would come back and visit – I need to check my email for work anyway…

  44. DebS said

    Wlidstar those are so great! I really liked Item N20, I think it was labeled. Man, I really do need to find some kind of talent….

  45. Danae said

    Thanks Deb let me know what you want when you want them. I haven’t thought to much of prices yet. What I have thought was 6 for a necklace 4 for a bracelet and I would do a set price for 8 dollars. I am a worryer though and I worry that might be to high.

  46. DebS said

    Actually that sounds like a good price to me…of course, I am not one to know anything about that…but I would purchase the items for those prices.

  47. lwildstar said

    Thanks Des – that Blood Garned is one of my faves…

    Dani – I forget – whos your online provider? if its Verizon you get a free webspace you can post pictures of your jewelry on with prices – just an idea..

    Claire – sorry I don’t think Comcast offers that service….hmmmmm. since I’m off today I’ll take a look and see how many “pages” I can add to that free spcae I have..I wonder if I can set up something through that for the co-op? probly not – if I remember the directiosn you get limited space and pics take up a lot of room…never mind…

    anyway SciFi network is running back to back Dr.Who! I’m in heaven – so far I’ve gotten to see two epis I’ve missed….

    Off to check the email

  48. lwildstar said

    geeze I cant type – thats Blood Garnet

  49. DebS said

    Oh I am jealous, I want to be at home watching back to back Dr. Who. Is it Doctor 9 or 10?

  50. Danae said

    I have no clue who the provider is. It is whatever my company uses.

  51. DebS said

    I am off to lunch with my dad. He goes back to Indiana today. I am both sad and glad about this. Sad, because I will miss him. Glad, because I get my apt back. πŸ™‚

  52. Danae said

    Have fun!

  53. lwildstar said

    Dr. Who #10/ I think…

  54. lwildstar said

    wow its almost lunch time and I haven’t had anything but tea…guess I should go make some soup.

    Got an email from work – turns out the lady I work with – the one whos suposed to be training me – is out sick today too…oh well , what can they do, demand one of us comes in? at least I’m checking in from home.

    Ok off to make some soup….

  55. Danae said

    That is why I am so afraid to call out sick. Everytime I do someone else is out sick and if someone else is out then I have to be there. Nobody can handle it if me and someone else is out. They don’t act mad when I go back but they certainly act differently towards me.

  56. Linda said

    Hi everyone,

    I am at work, thought I would sneak in for a minute.

    lwildstar — Thanks for the link to your jewelry. I will give it a closer look when I get home. I am a total jewelry addict. Hope you start feeling better.

    Claire — When Kyle answered my question, I felt like I won a prize! Would like to see some of your earrings too.

    Rifkind — I got the picture behind my name working…got to try downloading the avatar again. Thought I had it, but it has not come up.

    check ya later!

  57. lwildstar said

    thanks linda – if you send me your email address at the link on the website I’ll try and send you the catalog I put together…

    still watching Dr. Who – its a Face of Bo epi….

    yep I get an email from work that makes me feel like I’m “bad” for not coming in to work sick – but if I did well then they would complain about me spreding germs! anyway itts not my fault the other chickis out – what are we suposed to coordinate our illnesses? really now.

  58. Linda said

    Oops!! Avatar came up, now my picture is gone! Will have to figure this out later.

    lwildstar — I will send you my email later today. I would love to see the catalog.

  59. Linda said

    Well frack! Now they are both gone. *sigh*

  60. rifkind said

    Hey Linda!
    It looks like your Avatar is working too!

  61. Linda said

    Ok, the avatar does seem to be working. Got to figure out how to get the picture back under my name. I just hate it when work interferes with more pressing matters… like how to get my picture back!

  62. Danae said

    Well I can’t see her avatar unless she is using the little white head with the grey background.

  63. Linda said

    Well, it keeps coming and going. It is a picture of Henry/Kyle.

  64. rifkind said

    You have to be logged into WordPress.. check it looks like you are.

    Then go the top of THIS page.. MY Account –> Edit Profile.
    Under Contact Info add the URL to the picture that you want to go behind your name into the section with the word Website:

  65. rifkind said

    Oh and be sure to save the changes to the profile

  66. Danae said

    I can see it now.

  67. Linda said

    Ok, picture should be there too.

  68. Linda said

    Ok, picture should be there too.

  69. Linda said

    Thanks Rifkind!

  70. lwildstar said

    oooo love the scruffy Kyle CSI picture – the only reason to watch that episode!

    well back to writing – not much else to do but sleep…. funny enough since I’m not doing any talking my throat is starting to feel much better….

  71. DebS said

    Back from lunch awhile ago, but got caught up in work…alas…

    I have decided that my talent may just be to answer four questions at the same time and give acceptable solutions to all. What do you think? That is how my day has gone…lol.

  72. Danae said

    Hey multitasking is very hard. It is most certainly a talent. Yes it includes answering 4 questions are once.

  73. DebS said

    I do live for multi-tasking…I can’t even just watch tv, I have to be doing something else at the same time. I was recently diagnosed (is that the right term, when it isn’t bad) with ADD. I feel that it explains alot about me, and why I get distracted my shiny things all the time…haha

  74. Danae said

    Yeah I know how that is. I can’t just sit idle while watching TV. My hands need to be doing something. I usually crochet but that gets really tired after awhile. That is why I started the jewelry. I also read or write while watching TV.

    Speaking of writing, I started a poem for Aiden and got stuck 5 or 6 lines in. Man that is really frustrating. I don’t just want it to be full of fluff. I really want it to mean something and I just can’t get it right. GRRRRRRR!

  75. Claire said

    Iwildstar…I could swear I saw something about personal pages on Comcast..I’ll have to look..or maybe I could do it through Aol.Debs…I plan on making necklaces and bracelets also…although I haven’t yet.My prices vary as some of the pieces are more difficult to make and some are in Sterling Silver.Linda I have to find a place to show them..as soon as I do,I’ll post it here.
    Danae..your necklaces are very pretty!

    off to help with homework!

  76. Danae said

    Yeah sure. You only say that because Deb did so you felt you had to. πŸ˜›

  77. lwildstar said

    oooo the last Doc Who epi was the “Birth of Torchwood” I hadn’t seen that one!
    The royal family is a family of werewolves! ha!

    ok back to writing…..

    Dani – write down everything you want to say about Aiden – fluffy or not – then put the paper aside for a while and don’t think about it – when you come back pick out the things that mean the most to you. Hope that helps..

  78. Danae said

    I will try that. Thanks

  79. Linda said

    Danae — I would like to see your jewelry too. If you posted a link before, I may have missed it.

    Does it cause a problem if I am logged in on my computer at home and the one at work at the same time?

    I was home for lunch, now I have to go back…Later!

  80. Danae said


    Here you go. The pictures aren’t that great. If you have any questions let me know.

    Someone said something about the technique I do being different from the one they do. Who was that?

  81. DebS said

    Well, I am heading off for awhile. I have to take my dad to the airport, and then I need to run some errands. I will try to check back in tonight, but if not see you all tomorrow morning!

  82. Danae said


  83. Arrowyn said

    For those of you who like “Reaper” on the CW:


    The CW is changing it’s schedule to take advantage of the writer’s strike — hopefully giving some shows a new audience and chance for surviving their competition on the other networks.

    REAPER will return at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 before moving to 9 p.m. Thursdays on Feb. 28, leading out of SMALLVILLE. REAPER, which had previously led out of “Beauty and the Geek,” will replace SUPERNATURAL, which is taking a break from the schedule.

    “We’re trying to give REAPER a chance as well, moving it away from (Fox’s) ‘House’ on Tuesday (at 9 p.m.) and seeing if we can find a bit more of a compatible lead-in in SMALLVILLE,” Kelly Kahl, senior executive vp program operations at CBS said.

  84. Arrowyn said

    Looks like Blu-Ray won the DVD format battle —

    With the following announcement from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Blu-ray Disc will now control 70% of the market (Sony, Disney, Warner Bros., Fox, MGM and Lionsgate) compared to 30% for HD DVD (Paramount/DreamWorks, Universal):

    In response to consumer demand, Warner Bros. Entertainment will release its high- definition DVD titles exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format beginning later this year, it was announced today by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. and Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

    “Warner Bros.’ move to exclusively release in the Blu-ray disc format is a strategic decision focused on the long term and the most direct way to give consumers what they want,” said Meyer. “The window of opportunity for high-definition DVD could be missed if format confusion continues to linger. We believe that exclusively distributing in Blu-ray will further the potential for mass market success and ultimately benefit retailers, producers, and most importantly, consumers.”

    Warner Home Video will continue to release its titles in standard DVD format and Blu-ray. After a short window following their standard DVD and Blu-ray releases, all new titles will continue to be released in HD DVD until the end of May 2008.

    “Warner Bros. has produced in both high-definition formats in an effort to provide consumer choice, foster mainstream adoption and drive down hardware prices,” said Jeff Bewkes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Time Warner Inc., the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment. “Today’s decision by Warner Bros. to distribute in a single format comes at the right time and is the best decision both for consumers and Time Warner.”

    “A two-format landscape has led to consumer confusion and indifference toward high definition, which has kept the technology from reaching mass adoption and becoming the important revenue stream that it can be for the industry,” said Tsujihara. “Consumers have clearly chosen Blu-ray, and we believe that recognizing this preference is the right step in making this great home entertainment experience accessible to the widest possible audience. Warner Bros. has worked very closely with the Toshiba Corporation in promoting high definition media and we have enormous respect for their efforts. We look forward to working with them on other projects in the future.”

  85. Danae said

    Recongirl you are awesome. Thanks

    Time for me to skedaddle.

    Ciao bellas

  86. laurel said

    Well it took me two hours to get through two days worth of e-mails. Now I have to go get some actual work done. I have more laundry to do than lwildstar, plus I have to make arrangements to be out of town for a few days. Yikes. I’m way behind.

    lwildstar – I’ll try to get those edits out just as soon as I figure out room reservations for this weekend. I should have done it weeks ago. Oh, well. I only have a few edits for chapter 10 so I’ll try to do them up quick. I was hoping you would be feeling by today. Sorry to hear you are having a bad day. I didn’t know you still had any jewelry left. I think I’ll have to go figure out what I want and send you and e-mail.

  87. vicki said

    hEy all..

    Happy Monday>>>>

    LOVE that Pat Benatar song!! One of my favorites..but the band wont play it for me..they keep saying it has too many chords!!!! LOL..they are soo wimpy..

    ANyway…got to go get Willow started on homework and me started on fixing dinner…

    the Diva

  88. lwildstar said

    Thanks laurel!
    wow nothing like last minute hotel searches….

    actually I was feeling ok yesturday morning (I even went shopping with mom and got new bed pillows – who knew you were suposed to change your pillows every two years?) anyway….as the day wore on well I think its the change in weather – we’re back to 60 degree days! last week it was below freezing…..

    well i have almost finished chapter 23! so I guess staying home sick worked out for the good after all….don[‘t worry I’m resting too….

  89. laurel said

    Too cool. I managed to get a room that is nicer than the one we’ve had in years past.

    My oldest has been selected for this Regional High School Honor Band for 4 years in a row. We always end up looking for a room at the last minute and have stayed in a couple of lousy spots.
    This may also be the first year that we haven’t had to deal with an ice-storm for this event. Wheew! I hate driving on the ice.

  90. prtfvr said

    Ok, I’m on my first full week back at work and I’m having a hard time getting into it. Why can’t I live a life of leisure? And speaking of leisure; English sure plays fast and loose with the “i before e” rule, don’t they?

  91. catcornmom said

    Hey Gypsy….I take Prozac and Wellbuterin…..helps with the sociability!!! HA! Actually, it keeps me from tearing off the heads of my high school students. I have to agree with you. January is kind of a blah month. I don’t get into the New Year’s resolution stuff. Hope you feel better soon!!

  92. Vicki said

    Prtfv…I feel your pain…as an English/Lit teacher (and a person who sucks at spelling) I hate that rule!!!

    But of course now that you mention it..I will have that Charlie Brown “spelling bee” episode song runing through my head…”””I before E, except after C, like…receive, deceive, etc. etc. blah blah…sing sing…

    what a great song to fall asleep too.. LOL

    The Diva.

  93. Anzia said

    Dani- I’ll try and get a pic up soon. The one I have just finished isn’t the best ’cause the needle I used was quite a bit too big (i didn’t have the exact size and going smaller made a TINY bookmark) and thus the result is a bit on the floppy side. But, i’ll put it up as soon as I can. ^_^

    So, i have a request. I have an interview with CBS 58 (milwaukee branch of CBS) tomorrow night…if ya’ll could think happy thoughts, pray, cross fingers or whatever that i get it…i’d be MUCH abliged. I REALLY like the idea of this job…

  94. lwildstar said

    Morning ladies!
    well I felt well enough to come in to work tosday – may regret it later – but I’ll worry about that then… πŸ˜‰

  95. Annalaise duChat said

    Good morning ladies!

    Its 55 degrees and I walked into work this morning with no coat on. That’s unheard of for January in Ohio….and the sky, OMG it was gorgeous. Very Maxfield Parrish. What an inspiring sight. Here’s hoping it gets even better for all of you.

    I know. I’m an incurable optimist.

    BTW, Happy Birthday Elvis (if you’re reading this) LOL!

    Glad you are feeling better Wildstar.

  96. Claire said

    Bon Matin mes amis! I’m feeling good today! Could be because yesterday it hit 69 degrees and this morning it’s already in the high 50’s expected to be in the 70’s!!!!!!!!! Crazy right? Chris is walking around his usual doom and gloom saying”We’re all going to die” “this is not normal” “Global warming” such an optimist isn’t he?

    Did I miss something Danae? If I didn’t think your jewelry was pretty,I wouldn’t say so.

    Anyway..off to fill out more freakin mortgage applications and find a better supplier for my earring supplies..Michaels is pissing me off!

    Love yas!

  97. rifkind said

    There is a saying that LUCK is when preparation and opportunity meet.
    A wonderful opportunity may come your way, and if you are not prepared for it, you will not be able to take advantage of it.
    So GOOD LUCK, I hope that all the right pieces fall into place.

    You may not know if you can do all the things that a new job may ask you to do. Give yourself permission to stretch and grow. Don’t sell yourself short.
    Who knows what you are able to achieve?
    Take a chance. If it doesn’t work out, what’s the worst that can happen? You end up looking for another position. And the UP side? You end up in a job that is exciting and fun!

    I also remind myself that if I don’t believe in myself, why should anybody else?
    That’s why my mantra is :
    Help me be the BEST that I can be!

    Go get ’em Girl!

  98. Danae said

    No no MamaClaire I was joking hence the smiley face sticking it’s tongue out. Jeez I always end up sounding the wrong way when I don’t want to. Sorry!

  99. Danae said

    Ok I had to get that in before anything else.

    Buongiorno bellas!

    Good luck Z working for CBS would be really cool. Who knows who you might meet. You never know, famous people could go through the building at any time. Maybe even Kyle!

  100. Linda said

    Good morning ladies,

    Well, it’s 70 degrees here today, unfortunately, coupled with thunderstorms and tornado watches. The rest of the week should be really nice after this. I hope everyone has a good day.

    Anzia — Very best of luck with your interview.

    lwildstar — hope you keep feeling better.

  101. Danae said

    Oh yeah we are supposed to have near 70 degree temps today. WTF?! Is this winter or spring? I really don’t feel like getting sick again. With this weather I most likely will.

  102. Claire said

    Don’t worry Danae! I was just busting your chops! I’m sorry!
    FYI..for the jewelry makers..found a good place to get supplies..beadaholic on ebay…they have everything especially swarvorsky (spelling)beads.

    love yas

  103. Anzia said

    Thanks guys. I’m definitely up for something fun and exciting in the job arena. Unfortunately, since it’s only the local branch of CBS i doubt i’ll be seeing too many famous people. Should kyle schmid ever find himself walking through CBS 58 and I happen to be there…i really have no clue what i’d do…other than faint. ^_^

    It’s raining right now. Will rain until this evening (right about the time i have to go for my interview) when it will alternate between snow and rain. The high tonight is 28 but it’s supposed ot be sunny tomorrow and snowing the rest of the week…we’ll see how it goes…i might be skating home if this actually happens…

  104. Danae said

    Ok MamaClaire. I didn’t want you to think I was upset or anything.

    There is a really awesome bead store here called Beads East. I haven’t checked it since they moved into a bigger store. I also found some really awesome gothic looking beads and baubles at Michaels. AC Moore has a good selection and Joanne’s was pretty good too. I think my best buying experiences has been Michaels and Joanne’s though. When I went the other night to look for more clasps someone had wiped out all the stores of the lobster claw clasp. That is the one I like the most and they were out of every brand and size etc in every store.

  105. Danae said

    And has anyone tried Fire Mountain Gems? They have great stuff that you can’t find anywhere else. They aren’t too expensive either.

  106. DebS said

    Hey all,

    I tried reading the emails, but I was busy last night, and so this morning I couldn’t catch up.

    I really have no desire to work today, how horrible is that?!?

  107. Danae said

    HAH! I never have a desire to work.

  108. Danae said

    I have desires for much better more explicit things.

  109. laurel said

    Danae – I’ve dealt with Fire Mountain Gems before. They are pretty good but you have to be careful about buying too many at a time! I have a real hard time stopping when I’m ordering. Also look up Helby. They are about the same as Fire Mt.

  110. DebS said

    You all have me addicted to vampire lit now. I just reserved the third Dark Hunter novel and the second Black Dagger Brotherhood book from the library. It is an 18 day wait for the Dark hunter one, which is kind of annoying….so I may end up borrowing it from one of you if you have it or just buying it myself. I am just not patient enough to wait 18 days when I get into a new series.

  111. lwildstar said

    Fire Mt. is pretty good – also try Oriental Trading Co. – you can sign up to email coupons – some times they have discounts and/or free shipping if you spend over $60 . Right now they have some mixed bags of assorted semiprecious stones.
    who else????? oh Rings and Things is pretty good – especially for bulk findings
    and Well I refuse to recomend my previous employer, sorry just can’t do it…..

    I’ve pretty much stopped buying – I have soooo much downstairs! may be I’ll try to put something together to email you and you can buy from me – I’ve got plenty of stuff I can part with no problem

  112. Danae said

    I know Fire Mt has some dragon beads I want.

  113. laurel said

    Oh DebS I know just what you mean. I had to run out for a Christine Feehan book on Saturday! I did find one at the used book store for 2.95 (the spine was damagaed but the story is still intact) I would have bought a new one but no one in town had a copy and the library had a three week wait! Egad!
    I’ve only read the first Dark Hunter novel and don’t think I have the second one. I have collected several of the books from the ‘Friends of the Library’ book sale where they were 50 cents each, but I don’t have the earlier ones and hate to start in the middle. How much does that matter with this series?

  114. Danae said

    My first Christine Feehan book I got a discount book store. I think it was a dollar. It was The Scarletti Curse. Then I got Lair of the Lion and moved on to the Carpathian ones and the rest if history. I fell in love.

  115. Danae said

    What is wrong with me today? I am skipping words and making typos like crazy today.

  116. Danae said


    I added a couple new items. One is a story I wrote for Amber for her third birthday. I completely forgot about until today when I was cleaning my computer of things I didn’t need anymore.

    The other thing I added was the poem I wrote to go on Kyle’s birthday card that Madonna made.

  117. Danae said

    Speaking of Madonna, she seems to be absent. I hope she is alright. Anybody know if she said anything about being away for a few days?

  118. DebS said

    Laurel-I have the second Dark Hunter novel: Night Pleasures. I am more than willing to send it to you. I finished it last week…it is sooo good!!!

  119. laurel said

    Give a a day to hunt through my “to read” pile and make sure I don’t already have it. I suspect I’ll be wanting it though.
    I’ll let you know.

  120. DebS said

    No problem, Laurel. Just let me know. This weekend I am going to go through my books. I recently went to a library book sale where hardback books were $1 and paperbacks wee $.50. I left with two bags and a boxful of books. I need to go through them and see what I have. I bought a whole series of Piers Anthony books (can’t remember which one off the top of my head)…anyway, as I read those I am glad to put all of those books on the book list.

  121. Danae said

    Don’t forget to watch TNT tonight at 9:00. It is a Cold Case repeat entitle Sherry Darlin guest starring CC.

  122. DebS said

    I have it tivoed! πŸ™‚

  123. Danae said

    Cool beans! I wish I had that. I have to remember to actually watch it.

  124. Danae said

    I have a big note taped to my TV. It shouldn’t be to hard to remember.

  125. laurel said

    Good thing I saw that. I would have missed it. Of course I still might forget but I could do the post-it note thing too.

  126. DebS said

    Tivo is a fantastic tool. I have been able to program what are called “Wish Lists” with the names of actors and actresses I love. The wishlist will then tell me when those actors are in shows. I have Kyle, Dylan, and Christina all on a wishlist. It is handy. πŸ™‚ I have a horrible memory, and it has given me an excuse to not use what little memory I do have.

  127. laurel said

    I wish I had Tivo. If I did I would have known that my favorite canceled sci/fi show was having a marathon today. Sadly, I’ve missed half of them and there were two I’ve never seen. Jake 2.0 never made it to DVD and there is no way for me to get them since my vcr died. Nuts.

  128. Danae said

    Hey Deb. I haven’t gotten the book yet. Can you email me with the address you sent it too.

  129. DebS said

    Hey Danae,

    I haven’t sent a book out yet….sorry. I have not made it to the post office yet. What book was I going to send again? I can’t remember…see horrible memory.

  130. Danae said

    Maybe it wasn’t you that was supposed to send it. I thought it was but I am not sure. I can’t remember the name of the book. Now that I think of it I am pretty sure it wasn’t you.

  131. Danae said

    But I can’t remember who it was. It was originally decided on email.

  132. DebS said

    Ah…I see. The only book I have to send out at this moment is Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon…and I don’t think anyone has snatched it up yet. Laurel seemed possibly interested…but still to be determined on whether she wanted it. I will know soon what books I can send off, once I go through my mass collection.

  133. DebS said

    I also noticed that I have a lot of dvds I never watch. I am thinking of either seeing if any of you want them or donating them to the local library.

  134. Danae said

    Oh let me know which ones I will most probably snag a few.

  135. Danae said

    Time to drag my butt and Amber to dance class.

    Ciao bellas.

  136. DebS said

    Definitely πŸ™‚ I just never watch them anymore…not that I don’t still buy dvds occasionally. And I have dvds that I watch a lot, but I would say I have 20 that I haven’t watched for at least 6 months or longer. I feel like it is such a waste to have them there.

  137. lwildstar said

    good afternoon ladies..

    I would like to ask a favor of you….a good friend of mine here at work – the sales man you may remember me mentioning, Uncle Walt – anyway I found out today that he is in bad straights.
    He has been sick for sometime – acctually since I met him 4 years ago. Well appearently over the weekend he had a mild heart attack – he will be going for triple bypass thursday. Please keep him in your prayers for me.
    Thank you.

  138. Danae said

    I remember what it was. Maddie Mo was sending one to me and one to you. That is where I got messed up.

  139. Danae said

    Sure thing wildstar.

    Now I really am leaving.

  140. laurel said

    Bye Danae!

    You got it lwildstar, prayers for “uncle Walt” are on the way.

  141. lwildstar said

    thanks guys!

  142. elizabeth said

    lwildstar- I will add prayers and healing energy for “Uncle Walt”. BTW, I am waiting for chapter 10 *impatiently tapping foot* Did I mention I am waiting for chapter 10? πŸ™‚

  143. DebS said

    I will add my prayers as well.

    2 minutes ago I just had a new computer installed in my office. It is really nice. new PC, new monitor, and a new keyboard. πŸ™‚

  144. DebS said

    I am taking offf for the day. I might be back on tonight, not sure. If not, see you all tomorrow!

  145. Margaret said

    Sorry I haven’t been around much. Lwildstar-my thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Walt.

    Have been spending a lot of time over at the unnamed, unmentionable board trying to rally the troups to write letters to certain media outlets all at one time so it can have more impact. My thought was stay on them for a day or two and then move to the next one but then there’s always someone who thinks they have a better idea.

    Please know that Lifetime is still sending out the same boiler plate NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE AT THIS TIME regarding Blood Ties, as late as today so I guess no news is good news.

  146. rifkind said

    I suspect that the longer the writer’s stike continues, the better chance we have for Canadian shows to be picked up.
    I am HOPING anyway

  147. lwildstar said

    OK! OK! I just posted chapter ten!

  148. laurel said

    Oh, oh. That means I’d better get busy on the next one, huh? lwildstar needs to learn to let the tease go on a little longer!


  149. lwildstar said

    what a day!
    came back from lunch with Robin (poor thing her sister is going thru a very messy possibly violent divorce) to find that our entire system went down with no idea how long it would take to reboot – didn’t come back until around 2:30 so I was waaaay behind (well you add in being out yesturday and I’m sure you get an idea)…then I find out about Uncle Walt – anyway I get my desk cleared off in time to leave..and the phone rings (I should never answer the phone that colse to leaving) it was a friend of Uncle Walts – he use to come in about once a month to help with audits until he retired this spring – really nice guy – well he had just heard about Walt and wanted to know if I could get his address for him – he’s going to bombard Walt with cards over the weekend (I have to call him tomorrow) anyway I start chating with him, and he tells me that he just lost his life partner of 20 years just two months ago to cancer and how suporting Uncle Walt had/has been…And how much he missed coming to the office every month and joking with me….God I was near tears! I told him he was welcome to come visit anythime he liked, there were more than enough hugs for him.
    So I couldn’t write a thing on the way home – sigh – but I did start chapter 24 on the way in to work this morning!
    So now I’ve had three pieces of Dove chocolate – and I’m feeling a little better.

    Then as soon as I walk in the door my sister calls “Your neice wants to talk to you” Great! What happened now? All she wanted was to invite me to church with them… “We just joined a church and I want you to come see.” So I told her she had to talk to Grammy (my mom) about it becasue I don’t drive and the bus doesn’t go to where they live. I’m glad they found a church that the kids are excited about going to.

    So thats been my day…..

  150. lwildstar said

    Well if you want to tease them longer – I guess you’ll just have to hold out on those edits – although I think Rif might have something to say about that! (shivers in fear)

  151. DebS said

    Wildstar-Can you post the link to the chapters. I don’t think I saved it.

  152. lwildstar said

    Again Debs? I thought you told me you book marked it… he he he – I’ll email it.
    Silly girl!

  153. DebS said

    I did! I swear! And now it isn’t there. I mentioned earlier I have a horrible memory…

  154. lwildstar said

    you need to post the book mark on your desk top!

    well Rif is off and reading! so I expect to have the first round of new edits shortly…he he he….

  155. lwildstar said

    now I have the strangest craving for Reeses peanut butter cups!

    well I’m off and writing – Chapter 24 is going to melt your computers!

  156. lwildstar said

    well I just finished the first round of Rifs edits – and I’m off to bed…

  157. Madonna said

    Hey everyone!

    Sorry this is so long.

    Thanks for the concern Danae! I’m alright. Lots of things going on though.

    Sorry I haven’t been around too much lately. I’ll start off by saying that I’m in sort of the same mode Gypsy is in. I’m not sure why but I feel very introverted lately. I think a part of that might be a bad bout of depression trying to set in. I’m fighting it tooth and nail though.

    Secondly, I have been utterly exhausted both mentally and physically the past month. I think it is a combination of being run-down from the surgeries, the depression and the fact that my blood sugar is running quite high right now. It’s averaging upper 200’s to the low 300’s. To battle that and because I need to lose the weight I’ve been trying to work out at least a little each night. My knees and ankles are NOT HAPPY about it though, especially my right ankle! Right now I’m stuck without an endocrinologist. Mine moved away in November and there aren’t that many in this area. I dread that appt once I do find one though. I’m already on so much medicine for the diabetes, (not insulin), that I hate to see what else the Dr. might try to put me on.

    Although I’m on a much better work schedule than what I was, work is still really stressful. I’m fed up with the boy I have to sit next to. He’s been just annoying and thinks nothing of name calling even though he is a church goer. Brings the Bible to work to read it. I think that’s admirable but he needs to start practicing what he’s taught. A week ago he called me a prude, after which I told him to look up the meaning, and today he interrupted a conversation I was having with another co-worker about my dog nipping at me and told me I need to have my Boo-Boo put to sleep. That he didn’t like dogs that bit. Yeah, Boo-Boo has had biting problems and I understand that but we have control of it. We don’t let him anywhere nearly close enough to bite anyone. What can I say? It pissed me off. BIG TIME! He’s so damn immature, that sometimes I just want to slap him.He’s the same age as our Kyle. Makes me appreciate Kyle even more if that’s possible.

    Speaking of that I have been spending what little time I have been on the computer looking up airfare for the MegaCon trip. My mom and I are going to stay with Cree.

    Who else is going to MegaCon?

    Also, LOTS of family drama…… I won’t go into it unless someone wants me to.


    I hope you are feeling better. Prayers for Uncle Walt

    This is a bit after the fact, but YOU WILL find something you like. You are only 22. I’m 28 and STILL don’t know if I’m doing the right thing. I truly hope the CBS interview went well today. Also you never know who you might see come through there. I work in the building that houses our local FOX network. So far, I’ve seen Jim Belushi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tommy Davidson and Jennifer Hudson, and I’ve been right down the hall from Josh Hutcherson and Lou Diamond Philips. Like I said you never know.

    I spoke to both Dizey and Cree on Sunday. Both are doing alright and both wanted me to tell you hi. Cree’s computer is DEAD. Dizey’s didn’t sound much better.

  158. Anzia said

    The interview went okay. As i emailed a bunch of you already, i’m not sure if will get it or not. They’re willing to train me and i’m more than willing to learn. Problem is that it’s only 8/hr and part-time to start and i can’t just BARELY make ONE of my loan payments on that *IF* i work 35 hrs/wk (which qualifies me for bennies). But i’ll have to get a second job. I’d be working from 4-11:15 pm. So, getting a job in the morning shouldn’t be that hard. If it goes full-time then i’d have to be there at 2:45-11:15. *shrugs* I’ve worked odder hours…

  159. Linda said

    Good evening all,

    I just wanted to check in before I went to bed. I noticed in the earlier posts several of you were writing about the Dark Hunter series. Someone else told me it was really good. What is the premise of those books?

    Margaret — I got the same canned email that you mentioned just today. They are getting much faster at sending it out.

    lwildstar — I add my prayers for Uncle Walt too.

    Madonna — I hope you begin feeling better soon. Prayers for you as well! You are right about finding an endocrinologist. One of my dear friends here was seeing one who moved away. It took her a while to find another one, but she did and really likes him. I am going to Megacon. I look forward to meeting you in person.

  160. Linda said

    Madonna — As far as I know, Margaret and Chery are also going to Megacon.

  161. Madonna said

    Good morning.

    I’m not good at rhyming so the birthday poem is out but I will “virturally” sing. So here goes……

    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday dear Annalaise!!!!
    Happy Birthday to You!

    Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating today! Love ya!

    BTW….. Did you feel the earthquake last night?


    Thanks! I look forward to meeting you too. It seems like Vicki, Rifkind and susana also expressed some interest in going too at one point.

  162. lwildstar said

    I just wanted to thank all of you for your positive energy and prayers for Uncle Walt. I have such a list of people to call today! they all want his address to send him cards – I had to cull the list and get permission – although there is no way I’m going to tell the Nuns (one of his clients is an organization for retired nuns) that they can’t have his address…..so I’m off to get working.

    The second round of edits o chapter 10 are done….now lets see what Rif comes up with πŸ˜‰

  163. lwildstar said

    Feel better Madonna

    Good Luck Z!

    Happy Birthday dear Annalaise!!!!

    If I missed anything/anyone – sorry

  164. Anzia said

    THanks Iwildstar! You have my prayers too!

    Madonna- HUGS! I’m so glad you’re back! Missed you dear!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNALAISE!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your week of celebration. You must do at least one deliciously naughty thing! ^_^ Have fun love!

    (aren’t those calanders just GREAT!)

  165. DebS said


    Good luck Z!!!

    Madonna-I hope you feel better…what is an endocronologist? I feel that i should know this one, but don’t.

  166. Danae said

    Buongoirno bellas!


    Hey Madonna. You tell that jackass to mind his own f*ing business. He sounds alot like my sister Kim.

    You know I am surprised how great I feel right now.

    And I have some not so nice news about my sister and the baby. It is nothing horrible but it is not nice. My sister was in the ER yesterday because she was in alot of pain that she shouldn’t have been in from the labor or having her tubes tied. They were checking her appendix, she had a catscan, etc. Well she still has the infection that she had when she had the baby. I guess they gave her the antibiotic when she was in labor but didn’t give her any to go home with. Ummmm HELLO a few hours of antibiotic is not going to make the infection go away. Now the babies mouth is very small I guess and has a hard time latching on to her breast. It is very painful for Chris. Yesterday Aiden spit up and it was all bloody. Chris pumped a little and it came out with blood in it. I don’t know what is going to happen now but they are all home. Chris might need to just pump until the blood from the infection goes away. I hope she has enough milk stored up.

  167. DebS said

    Danae-Your sister and nephew are in my thoughts.

  168. Good Morning Ladies,

    Thanks for the birthday wishes and cards. Paul gave me the day off of work today so other than getting my license plates renewed I’m doing only what I want to do today.

    Well, Ms. Zoey’s got her chin resting on my arm and is looking up at me with those sad puppy dog eyes, so I might have to do one thing that she wants to do… OK so after we get back from our walk then I’m doing nothing but what I want to do.

    Do I finally get my turn with Henry????Please?????

    Love Ya!

  169. Oh, P>S> I forgot to mention we had an earthquake here last night. Just a mild one, shook the whole house though. You don’t think of Ohio getting earthquakes, but I guess there is a faultline that runs right under Lake Erie not too far from here so we get a mild one every couple years or so. Fortunately nothing big like CA.

  170. DebS said

    An earthquake! I went to college in Evansville, IN and my university is built directly over an active faultline. I experienced two minor earthquakes when I was in college. Very weird being in the midwest and having an earthquake. I did my graduate work at Bowling Green State University are you anywhere near there?

  171. Danae said

    We actually have a fault line a couple towns over from me. They get very teeny tiny tremors from it but nothing bad.

  172. Claire said

    Bon Matin Mon Soeurs!
    No worries Danae! it’s all good! I was getting my supplies from Michaels…but this past weekend when I went,the jewelry making aisles were wiped out!!!!! WTF? Did everyone in Reston decide to make jewelry?
    I’ve been so busy..working…trying to get this business going…Brittany,now has the flu and is in bed…and my fingers are killing me from the small intricate work making earrings entails!
    Iwildstar..praying for Uncle Walt!!!!!!!!!!!
    Madonna…Anzia and anyone else who needs it…all my hugs and love!!

    Ehem…*clears throat*

    Je t’aime!

  173. DebS said

    I just realized my new computer has speakers built into it. I didn’t have speakers on the last computer. I can listen to music now. πŸ™‚

  174. Danae said

    Laurel I contacted that Helby that you suggested. They sent me an email back saying that it was a minimum order of $400 dollars. They needed invoices from three of my other suppliers, my business name and my business license. Um yeah I don’t think that is what I am looking for. I can’t even imagine spending 400 at one time in one order.

  175. Danae said

    Hey, I just got that same canned response from lifetime. Jeez they take enough time getting back to people.

  176. Himmiefan said

    Hello ladies!!!

    Madonna – unfortunately, there are many, many weirdos out in the world, and I’m afraid we’ll run into every single one of them.

    Dani – I’m so sorry your sister’s having problems. I hope she gets better soon – and little Aiden too!


  177. Himmiefan said

    Anybody heard how Laurel and Elizabeth are feeling?

  178. Danae said

    So I had decided to put my Kyle/Henry poem that I wrote for his birthday card on my writing.com account. Somebody reviewed it as cute but ghoulish. I thought that was pretty funny.

  179. Danae said

    Wildstar how are you feeling?

  180. Danae said


    Kady has screencaps of Z’s shower scene. Yay! I have been looking everywhere for them. She asked someone to do them for her.

  181. elizabeth said

    Hi Himmiefan – I am still hanging in here. Not feeling great, but too stubborn to give in *sigh*. I am taking my vitamins, drinking plenty of fluids and wondering why in the holy heck I am not dropping weight like crazy because I have no appetite 😦

    Danae – I am sorry to hear about your sister’s difficulties. I had a problem when I tried to breast feed my youngest and developed Mastitis (I think I spelled that wrong). anyway, I ended up having to quit feeding her and put her on a bottle. I must have done something right along the way though, because Krysten is 5’10” and smart as they come πŸ™‚

    Happy birthday Annalaise! You’ve just gotten another year more wonderful!

    Madonna – feel better, sweetie. You know we are here for you. As for your co-worker….do your best to ignore his ignorance, if you can’t we can always sick prtfvr on him! I know she would have a great quip to respond to him with!

  182. elizabeth said

    I love those screencaps for Zerophilia! I will probably be bouncing back and forth looking at them all day today πŸ˜‰

  183. Danae said

    I think it should be a team effort. Get him baffled by prtfvr’s way of thinking and quips and then when he least expects bring out the vamp. He may have a bible but I have a vampire. HEHE!

  184. Danae said

    I just love the shower scene, wet and toned.

  185. elizabeth said

    I am trying to change the picture under my name. We will see how much success I have…..

  186. elizabeth said

    I was trying to decide which BT episode I wanted to rewatch for the gazillionth time last night and suddenly realized the 5:55 is no longer on my DVR – WTF!!!! Somehow or another it has been deleted from the line up! The funny thing is – it didn’t matter how many times I went through the line up it still didn’t show up! What is up with that! Good thing, ms Laurel, has put it on my ipod for me. At least I can see it there.

  187. Himmiefan said

    I love it! Sick Prtfvr on him!

  188. lwildstar said

    I can’t remember if I suggested these to Dani yet or not..

    http://www.orientaltrading.com/ down at the bottom is the link for beads – sign up for the email notices sometimes you get coupons – they don’t have a minimum

    https://www.rings-things.com/cgi-bin/hazel/hazel.cgi has $50 minimum – you may need a tax license now – I can’t remember

    http://www.firemountaingems.com/ I think their minimum is $50 too

    http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/ is another decent company

    http://www.riogrande.com/ can be a little expensive – but they get neat things

  189. lwildstar said

    I’m feeling better Dani – thanks for asking – but the combo of antihistamines and decongestant is making me sleepy!
    I couldn’t take anything this morning becasue we had a meeting and I was afraid of dozing off!!!!!

    ug! I have to do the sales tax for the jewelry for the end of last year! I only had two shows and didn’t sellmuch – I’m not going to include what you guys bought at the party πŸ˜‰ unless it looks really dismal – I may need too 😦

    Uncle Walt called today – just to say hello before heading off to the hospital for pre-op – he’s going to be in Johns Hopkins so i feel better about the treatment he’ll be getting.

    Well I was going to work on writing but chapter 24 is too hot for work πŸ˜‰ so I’ll have to wait til I get home! how’s that for a teaser?

  190. Danae said

    Thanks I will check these.

  191. Danae said

    I was just looking on http://www.babynames.com for names for characters and saw Fitzroy for a first name and it it only says it means son of a king. I also saw Frigg for a first name. Come on who is going to name their baby that.

  192. lwildstar said

    Frigg! LOL!!!

    well lunchis over and I must return to work – I’ll check in with you later!

  193. elizabeth said

    Naming a child Frigg would just be too cruel! Can you imagine the jokes kids would make? I just changed one of my many, many passwords to fitzroy…Love that name right now πŸ™‚

  194. Danae said

    If I named my kid that he would be one confused child. I am constantly saying What the frig instead of the alternative.

  195. elizabeth said

    *laughs* can you image the first day of school and the teacher asking the child his name and he answers “what the Frig”.

  196. Danae said

    OMG I can see it now. And a kid would answer exactly like that too.

  197. DebS said

    haha..Frigg..that is just to cruel. I also use the word “frig” alot. Mine is usually. How in the friggin’ world did (insert name of student) manage to do (insert ridiculous thing said student did). The child might start thinking he owned the world or something.

  198. DebS — BGSU is about 150 miles west of me. I’m about 30 miles East of Cleveland, right on the lake shore. Actually about a 5 minute walk. LOL

    Here’s a link to a little Thank you card I threw together.


  199. Danae said

    Wow Annaliase that is great. I love the way it makes it look like Vicki’s hair is made of fire.

  200. DebS said

    Cleveland cool! I almost interviewed for a job in Cleveland. The card is awesome.

  201. Linda said

    Good afternoon all,

    I just wanted to pop in and say hi! It is a beautemous day here, sunny about 50 degrees. Too bad I have to be at work.

    Annalaise — Happy Happy Birthday! You should definitely get Henry tonight.

    Danae — I hope things start to resolve for your sister soon. I do not have children, but breast feeding sounds like a lot work. I am sure it is all worth it though.

    Frigg! Poor kid!

  202. Margaret said

    Ladies: Picked this up from the Lifetime message board this morning (PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE THIRD PARAGRAPH, LAST LINE):

    OMG…I just got the same feedback form letter from LT but please note they have now included an additional statement:

    “At this time, no decision has been made regarding a third season of “Blood Ties,” so please stay tuned to Lifetime or visit our website. We will immediately announce the third season once we hear word from the production company so please be patient, you will hear from us.”

    Hahaha…you think we’ve drove them crazy enough yet??? I’m loving the be patient part! How much more patient are we supposed to be…LOL! Request RemovalPosted by kellifer62 Jan 09, 2008 11:24 am

  203. Margaret said

    Whoops, should have been second paragraph. Could it be, is there light at the end of that tunnel?

  204. Danae said

    Oh breast feeding is definitely hard work. Even knowing that, the one reason that would have kept me from having my breast reduction was the fact that I can’t breast feed now. My mom said to me that she never breast fed any of us and we turned out alright. I laughed at that. Plus I was really sick and tiny up until I was three and who knows if my mom had breast fed me I might have been fine.

  205. Linda said

    Y’all may have already seen this. I think it is just hysterical. This is the way to make cookies!

    Tequila New Year Eve Cookies

    1 cup of water

    1 tsp baking soda

    1 cup of sugar

    1 tsp salt

    1 cup of brown sugar

    1 tbsp lemon juice

    4 large eggs

    1 cup of nuts

    2 cups of dried fruit

    1 bottle of Tequila

    Sample the Tequila in a large glass to check quality.

    Take a large bowl, and check the Tequila again, to be sure it is of the
    Highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink.

    Turn on the electric mixer, Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

    Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.

    At this point, it’s best to make sure the tequila is still ok, so try
    another cup.

    Turn off the mixerer thingy.

    Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

    Pick the frigging fruit and damm cup off the floor.

    Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just
    pry it loose with a drewscriver.
    Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity.

    Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the Tequila

    Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.

    Add one table.

    Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

    Greash the oven.

    Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.

    Don’t forget to beat off the turner

    Put the bowl through the window, finish off the booze and make sure to
    put the dirty stove in the dishwasher.

    I always forget to put the dirty stove in the dishwasher!

  206. Danae said

    Do I dare to hope? Do I dare to jump up and down screaming? Do I dare think this is the truth? Oh please oh please oh please.

    I got one of the responses from lifetime today and it said nothing of that.

  207. Linda said

    Margaret — I think we have been the soul of patience! If you look in the dictionary under “patience” there is a picture of a bunch of Blood Ties fans.

    Danae — They say it is the best thing to breast feed. My mom was like yours though, she didn’t breast feed us. It wasn’t really the “thing to do” when i was a baby. LOL! I guess I am showing my age.

  208. Danae said

    I thought it was always the thing.

  209. DebS said

    My cousin has a three year old and a one year old. The hospital where her children were born is a hospital that promotes breast feeding. She physically could not breast feed. With the first child they wouldn’t leave until she had tried it about three times, and each time was more painful than the next. They finally conceded that she could not medically do it.

    Well, with Ava, her one year old, she told the doctors about the previous experience. They told her they would not let her leave the hospital with the baby until she had tried to breast feed at least three times. It made me angry when I learned that. Although, I know that breast feeding is important to do, if you can not physically do it, then they have no right to keep her there.

    She wasn’t very happy about it either…my cousin has quite the temper…I can’t imagine the earful she gave the doctors and nurses.

  210. Linda said

    First the production company says talk to the “unnamed network”, then the “unnamed network” says we are waiting to hear from the production company. I feel like a tennis ball, but maybe this means something good.

    Of course, we do not know what sort of “behind the scenes” drama may be going on between the two…

  211. DebS said

    Is it produced by an American or Canadian company?

  212. Danae said

    When I have kids if they make me breast-feed I will be very pissed. I cannot physically do it. When I had my breast reduction the nipples were fully removed and put aside. I hardly have any feeling in them. I don’t think that is right. They should not make someone breast feed. They have no right to say that. It should be up to each mother. And saying she can’t leave until she has tried three times. F them! It will not hurt anyone medically. That is just plain ridiculous.

  213. Danae said

    I know exactly how you feel Linda. Deb it is all Canadian.

  214. laurel said

    Linda! You are going to have to put that recipe for Tequila Cookies into an e-mail so I can print it off. I almost spewed coffee all over my lovely new monitor!

    Margaret, that is a very hopeful line. I wonder if I should send a copy of it to Tanya?
    Please let us know if anyone else gets that response. I am currently waiting for lt to respond to the last comment I sent. They have answered all but the one I sent just before the holidays and I have been expecting the same canned response. If I get that new line too you’ll probably hear me yelling, even though I’m on the other side of the country.

    Danae – My second daughter was a preemie and I had to express milk and take it to the NICU for them to feed her through a tube. I too had some instance of blood in the milk, but it cleared up after a couple of days and they gave her formula mixed with a little of the milk I had already stored. If she really wants to breast-feed tell her not to give up, but if she would like to bottle feed instead it doesn’t mean she’s failed at anything. She is doing her best for the baby, and it is okay if that is what is best for her as well.

    Annalaise – Happy Birthday! Enjoy your birthday weed!
    Gift wrapped parcel should show up at sunset. Peel tape off carefully, the scotch tape wasn’t working so I used duct tape instead. It might pull hair and I don’t think that would set the right mood. lol
    Remove the red bow last. (warning – he’s ticklish) 😎

  215. DebS said

    Danae-I agree about forcing her to try. I think the whole thing was just horrible. She cried for the three days they kept her in the hospital.

    The show being all canadian is a good thing though, right? Cause of the WGA strike.

  216. Linda said

    In the sixties…not so much.

    Also, my mom grew up very poor on a farm. There was kind of a stigma attached to breast feeding. It meant you could not afford to buy the bottles.

  217. Danae said

    Yes being Canadian is very good. I hope that is what will make lt make it’s choice.

  218. DebS said

    They all just need to stop dragging their feet, and give us what we want! It would be much easier on them if they give us what we want.

  219. Danae said

    Wow! I never thought that breast feeding might make someone think you can’t afford bottles.

  220. Danae said


  221. Linda said

    Laurel – I got that email today too (with the part about the production company). I got one yesterday that was the same as the previous ones.

    I will be glad to email the cookie thing to you. Email me at jazz7317@comcast.net and I will send it.

    Debs — usually they can’t wait to kick you out of the hospital. I think that was terrible too! It ought to be your choice!

  222. Danae said

    And they really shouldn’t push a woman that just had a baby. They are quite unstable at that point. You never know if they will have post partum and how severe it will be. My sister already unstable with bi-polar and manic depression, we were really worried about her having really bad post partum. Thankfully she is fine in that department.

  223. OMG Laurel, Duct Tape??? Ouch! D@#N, I’m going to have to soak the tape in water for a while before I even attempt it! Gotta go fill up that hot tub.

    Margaret — Do we dare to hope??? Maybe that’s what Kyle meant when he said “don’t get your hopes down just yet.”

  224. Linda said

    I am hoping with everything i’ve got!

    Got to run now — need to actually do some work today.


  225. Linda said

    I am hoping with everything i’ve got!

    Got to run now — need to actually do some work today.


  226. laurel said

    ‘laise – I really was very careful with the tape and I think I didn’t actually attach any directly to the ummmmm… gift…
    The hot tub may not be necessary but don’t let that stop you. πŸ™‚
    (Handcuff key is in the envelope with the card).


  227. Madonna said

    Good afternoon all!

    Thanks you guys! (For the well-wishes and letting me vent.)

    Yeah, I’m still really mad at my co-worker. He’s just so IMMATURE! He does not stop to think about anything he says at all. Because of his attitude another one of my co-workers completely ignores him. Literally acts like he is invisible. Then the two of them try to put me in the middle of it. It’s driving me nuts. As if the work stress and hours weren’t enough I’m surrounded by babies too.

    I think it’s a good idea to sic prtfvr on him. And my dog….. and Henry.

    As far as my health goes…. I’m a bit worried that it is almost insulin time for me. I’ve been on this particular diabetes cocktail now for about 2 years and its effectiveness is already starting to fade.

    An endocrinologist is a doctor that specializes in hormones. Since insulin is a hormone that means they are the diabetes specialists too.

    I hope Chris and Aiden are feeling better soon.

    Sounds like you are in for a damn good time tonight. lol……

    Maybe that is good news? The intriguing thing about this response to me and maybe I’m putting a little to much into it, but it says they will immediately announce THE third season. Not A third season. Almost like it actually exists and isn’t just theoretical.

    I can actually picture that dictionary listing in my head. I’m beginning to feel like a ping pong ball the way lt has bounced us around so much.

  228. Danae said

    I am heading home now.

    Ciao bellas

  229. Himmiefan said

    Wildstar – hi girl. I didn’t realize you weren’t feeling well either. Hope you get better soon!

    Deb – I hope she gave that hospital a piece of her mind. I don’t think they can legally hold someone like that.

    Linda – that is hysterical!! I love it!!

    Margaret – thanks!!! There’s hope!!! Yeah!

    Hello Moonbeam, my Santa recipient! And hello Laurel, my Santa person!! My birthday’s coming up on 2/6, so you had better have some weed growing for me.

  230. elizabeth said

    You know, I really hate it when I absent mindedly reach for a binder in an over head file and suddenly have documents floating down on my head! That will teach me to procrastinate in filing the suckers away ;(

  231. elizabeth said

    Himmiefan- my birthday is right before yours…let’s home for a large crop of birthday weed! I’m sure gonna need it!

  232. DebS said

    Himmiefan-Oh trust me, my cous Brit gave every doctor, nurse, and random person that walked into or near her room a piece of her mind. I love her, but she is not always an easy person to take.

  233. Christianna said

    Hello everyone!
    Really great write up about Bloodties from Kristin at eonline.com. If you haven’t had a chance you should definitely read it and leave feedback.


  234. elizabeth said

    Sometimes I really dislike the corporate world and the games people play. I was asked to schedule a meeting with my boss and the financial guy to talk about headcount issues in my department. Both men accepted the meeting and guess what….I was the only one that showed up! It really pisses me off! So, I went looking for them. You should have seen there faces when I popped into their offices! The upshot is..I have to reschedule for Friday, but I got a lot of apologies – sheesh!

  235. Anzia said

    I don’t know if i was breast fed or not. I know my elder younger brother weren’t because Greg is lactose intolerant. Jonathan…well…no clue. I do know that milk from mothers is prefered because of the medical benifits of it. I remember my step-mom talking about it, nothing particular but i remember her saying something about it ’cause my little sister just decided one day that she wasn’t gonna eat that way anymore. Heaven help me, i don’t remember what exactly she said though. Forcing someone to do it twice when you they weren’t able to the first time- that’s just cruel.

    Thanks for the luck guys. I applied for a legal secretary position today and they want me to come in for “testing” (grammer & typing) tomorrow at four. So…we’ll see. ^_^ That was one of 9 applications I filled out and submitted today. We’ll see if anything comes of it.

  236. rifkind said

    Thanks Christianna for the link!
    I have posted a comment and it looks like Miggles was there too!
    There is a link to VOTE everyone… so go on over and check it out!

  237. rifkind said

    Go Blood Ties fans!
    The counts have now overtaken Angel! πŸ˜‰

  238. elizabeth said

    I went over and posted a comment and voted! Watch us roar!!

  239. DebS said

    I voted but haven’t let a comment. Will soon though.

  240. lwildstar said

    I voted and posted a comment!

  241. Margaret said

    I was going to come back home and post the link but I see someone has beat me to it. I found the link when I was on HeyNeilsen congratulating the Moonlight fans on their recent win since we’ve been getting credit for going over there and causing trouble. Actually I think it was some trolls. Anyhow….I brought the link back over to the Lifetime Board and the rest is history. And it actually makes it look like there’s light at the end of the tunnel. How could that unnamed network refuse this kind of loyalty, unless they’re idots, oh wait a minute, they are, aren’t they. But nevertheless, they are still a necessary evil to romance. I have no pride left concerning Blood Ties so if I have to sleep with a snake, bring it on. lol

  242. Margaret said

    Laurel: Feel free to send that to Tanya and give her the link for the article too. At least things are sounding a little brighter.

  243. Linda said

    Finally! About time Kristen gave Blood Ties and its fans some love.

    Christianna, Thanks for the link!

    I voted and posted too.

    Maybe we are finally turning a corner…

  244. Linda said

    Margaret — You mentioned Moonlight fans recent win… Did they get renewed?

  245. Margaret said

    They got a Peoples Choice Award for I believe Best New Drama or something like that.

  246. DebS said

    Wow! A People’s Choice Award for a Vampire Show. Fantastic. I watch moonlight and enjoy it. It isn’t as good as BT, but what is?

  247. lwildstar said

    Did everyone run away?

    Well its 9’o clock and this old lady is going to drag herself into a hot bubble bath and off to bed.

    Just to tease you – just a little more- because I’ve been having so much fun doing that….I might give you a chapter 11 teaser on Friday – then again I might not…. he he he – just messin’ with ya’ I’ll – yes I’ll tease you on Friday….

  248. lwildstar said

    FYI…on http://richlabonte.net/tvvote/thank_you.html

    TV_Vote is moving to a new address. On this coming Sunday morning, January 13th, we will activate our new site at http://www.tvvote.tv for a trial run. If all goes well, we will stay there until January 2009, when we will decide whether to continue for another year or end the vote.

    The current TV_Vote site is actually a subweb of http://www.richlabonte.net, but it accounts for over 70% of all the traffic on richlabonte.net. We thought it deserved a stand-alone site and URL so a year ago we reserved tvvote.tv. (We couldn’t get tvvote.com because COMCAST is sitting on it – they don’t use it, but they got it first and they’re too big to fight for it.)

    When you come to the current site on Sunday January 13th, all you will see is a page with a link to http://www.tvvote.tv and we will keep that page link up indefinitely in the future. You can also use the alternate address http://tvvote.tv starting Sunday if you prefer (it’s shorter.)

  249. DebS said

    I just finished Ch. 3, Wildstar! I want to keep reading, but I have to go to bed. Damn! You are so good at this!

  250. susana said

    Hey girls, hope everyone is well, happy birhtday annalaise, i have been ok, busy catering , working, interviewing as i still want to change jobs! My girl starts daycare on monday, i am edgy about that, why is it so hard to let go?

    I am still around, went and voted on eonline, sounds promising, sooooooo missing my Henry, i still watch it every week!

    How is everyone?

  251. Margaret said

    Here’s what I posted at HeyNeilsen:

    IT’S TO ATTACK (I MEAN CONTACT) another media outlet or two: Have a hot news tip, celebrity photo or celebrity video? Email the editors of PEOPLE magazine at editor@people.com… Or call us at 1-212-522-6699

    Here’s an email for TV Guide: letters@tvguide.com Email them and tell them how much we love Blood Ties, how much we love this show and how we’re not stopping until we get it back.

    Someone suggested I send the E!Online article to our favorite guy at TV Guide (Matt Rousch) which I plan to do first thing in the morning.

  252. Margaret said

    DR. DuChat: I don’t seem to have your email address. Can you email it to me? Let me know if you need my email.

  253. Claire said

    Morning ladies! Quick shout out before my totally chaotic life takes over! Hope everyone has a nice day today! Annalaise I hope you had a great birthday yesterday!

    love yas!

  254. DebS said

    Good morning!

    I have been chatting up the office. I love January. This is a speical month at Converse College. We do what is called January term where students can use the month of January to take one class, travel abroad, or do internships. Then the spring semester starts Feb. 5. Since so many of my students study abroad, I don’t have to have meetings and the work day is much calmer. I get to actually talk to my colleagues and find out about their lives vs. running ragged.

  255. DebS said

    I guess everyone else is actually working…hehe.

  256. Danae said

    I am here Deb. I won’t be here much longer I think. My throat is killing me, I am freezing, I have a headache, and I am achy not to mention I feel completely drained of energy.

    When I went to bed last night my room was like a sauna so I turned my ceiling fan on. When I woke up this morning the room was freezing. It is great to have my landlord pay all the utilities but I don’t get to control the temp in my apartment. They do. I think that is why I don’t feel good.

  257. Annalaise duChat said

    Good Morning Ladies,

    Thanks for your good wishes yesterday, and yes, I had a great day. After I left the license bureau I stopped at Half Price Books and picked up a couple of books on drawing Manga and Super Hero Comics for a project I’m working on.

    Then I spent the afternoon drawing, actually hand drawing. I do so much digital work I thought I’d forgotten how, but it’s guess it’s like riding a bike Once you learn how to do it you may be a little rusty but it doesn’t take too long to get back into it. Here’s what I did:

  258. DebS said

    Hey Danae-Hope you feel better soon…

    Annalaise-Glad you had such a great birthday! I sent you card on Tuesday, it should arrive any day now. With snail mail it is so hard to determine when the mail will arrive.

  259. Danae said

    That is very good Annalaise!

  260. DebS said

    Great job Annalaise! You have a wonderful talent. Do you get to use it in your day job? If not, you should find a way.

  261. DebS–

    I don’t get to do too much hand illustration on my day job. I mostly do typesetting and digital design in Photoshop. Sometimes I get to design or recreate logos a Adobe Illustrator. Mostly I give technical support to people who think they are graphic artists but if fact are not. How that for an elitist attitude? LOL

    I actually got to work on a couple of fun projects last year though. 2 years in a row did an illustration project for one of our customers who puts on a big annual arts and crafts fair. The header on this page actually uses my hand drawn artwork from last year. I guess they’ve taken down the one from the year before.


    2 years ago helped the science club at my daughter’s paint a mural of the timeline of existence since the “Big Bang” I got to do the Big Bang. I have pictures somewhere at home I’ll have to put them up on my blog or something.

  262. Danae said

    We just passed Moonlight on Kristin’s Eonline site.

  263. Here’s another fun thing to do :

    Go here


    and add yourself to the Blood Ties map

  264. Danae said

    Oops I forgot to put that on here. I saw it at Kyle’s Korner forum. I already signed it.

  265. lwildstar said

    feel better Dani – it sounds like you have what I’m just getting over. I got chills instead of a fever.

    Hope everyone else is doing well! i did manage to vote 4 times on Kristin’s Eonline site..I’ll go vote somemore.
    I’d like to know what iggits are marking Blood ties to be cancelled on the save my show site – I mean really 44 to 13000, why bother….

    TTFN – off to check the email!

    oh thanks Deb!

    I’ve really go to watch the writing at work – now I am having to keep the little notebook on the desk – funnything is I thought I lost my notebook and bought another – then found the first one – so now I have to go back and forth between the two looking at the notes!

  266. lwildstar said

    oh – timesaving voting tip for Kristin’s Eonline site – put a shortcut to your cookies on your desk top – then you can vote – go to the cookies right away and clear them to vote again!

  267. lwildstar said

    If anyone cares……………..

    Kristin’s Eonline site current numbers
    Vampire Detectives!
    If you could have only one show about undead investigators, what would it be?
    19.4% Angel
    41.2% Blood Ties
    1.1% Forever Knight
    38.3% Moonlight

    SaveMYShow current numbers
    Should It Stay On The Air? Percentage Number Of Votes
    Yes 100 % 14074
    No, Cancel It 0 % 46
    I Don’t Care Either Way 0 % 7

    TV_Vote site current numbers (formerly the richlabonte site)
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 56869
    The Professionals (1977) 36824
    Les Filles de Caleb 34338
    CSI Miami 30500
    Scoop 28396
    Lancer 25047
    Blood Ties (2006) 22207
    Wagon Train 20412
    Rome (2005) 19267
    The L Word 16478

    Now I’m off to work on some writing!

  268. DebS said

    Wildstar- I just got the books you sent me. Very exciting. I have never heard of Kristen Britain, but after reading the back they look interesting. Which one comes first?

  269. Danae said

    I just told my boss that I am leaving for the day. I will head home have some tea and rest with some Henry.

    Ciao bellas

  270. DebS said

    Bye Danae! Feel better!

  271. laurel said

    Just checking in.
    Annalaise – Awsome artwork. I looked at all you had put up and am bowing to your amazing talent. Nice!

    DebS, I liked those books lwildstar sent you. I’m going to have to re-read them so we can discuss them some time.

    I’m going to be out for a couple of days after today. I’m traveling tonight, back Sunday evening.
    My oldest has been invited to a High School Honor Band in the Seattle area. This is her fourth year of attending it and she is really looking forward to catching up with some friends she’s made in years past. It will be some amazing music and we will hear two hundred kids perform – in two different groups – after only two days of practicing together. They do a near professional level of performance, which is astounding under the circumstances.

    Okay, I’m a proud mom. πŸ˜›

  272. DebS said

    Laurel- I look forward to our book discussion. We should start an actual book club. Each month someone picks a book, we all read it, and meet in the hen house to have a discussion. πŸ™‚

    You should be a proud mom! I was in color guard, and hung out with a lot of students in the band. I know how much they practice and how long it can take to get a group in sync…so two days is amazing!

  273. elizabeth said

    Laurel – Tell your daughter congratulations from me, please. I know how proud you must be of her accomplishment – you are a great Mom! Be safe travelling, okay?

  274. laurel said

    E – I’m going to let her do some of the driving, since she is now 18. Yikes.

    If the library doesn’t have “First Rider” right away, let me know and I’ll bring it to you. Also, what “Heart” book do you need next?

    I’m all for the book discussion idea! I have never actually gotten in on the discussion part of a book club (even though I have read in anticipation of such an event).

    I would recommend one of the Owens books for those who like Sci-Fi/Fantasy. You can read excerpts of her work at www. robindowen . com (I split it up so I won’t get thrown in the chum bucket. Just take out the spaces to make it work).

  275. elizabeth said

    Laurel – My daughter is starting to question me about getting her learners permit, etc. She turned 15 in December – I’m still in denial.

    I finished “Heart Quest” I am not sure what comes next.

    I like the idea of a book club and as soon as I get a computer (this year for sure) I would love to participate.

  276. lwildstar said

    OMG! I swept away writing! lunch was over at 1:15 – at 1:45 I happened to look up and see the clock!

    ok whoever gets the third book for the Green Rider serise has to promise to send it to me (if you can) when your done!

    no time now to catch up – Talk at you later!

  277. laurel said

    Is there a third book? I’ll have to go look it up. Hmmmmm
    E- I’ll pull the next couple of “Heart” books for you and make a ‘goodie bag’ for our next meeting.

    Go ahead and spend some time in denial. I’m right there with you. 8)

  278. lwildstar said

    yep Laurel – I looked it up online – just came out – its called the High Kings Tomb….

    Have a good trip! be safe!

  279. DebS said

    I am falling asleep at my desk….:(

  280. DebS said

    All right, I am off for awhile. I have an appointment and then dinner…i stop by later if i can.

  281. lwildstar said

    Feel better Dani! drink lots of juice and warm/hot tea!

    I just want to go home and write – my mind is buzzing and I keep making notes!
    Geeze – and I thought Blood Ties and blog were adictive!

  282. laurel said

    Oh, oh. Sorry E! I’ve already lent the Green Rider to someone and I’ve no idea who. I guess you’ll have get it from the library after all. I do have the second one though. Now I’ll have to go look for the third. Thanks lwildstar.
    I see that Owens has a fourth book in her Protector series, just out this week, so I’ll be looking for that one, too. I guess I know why I’m always broke! lol

    As far as the traveling… we can’t leave until after dinner tonight, so it will all be in the dark and the rain. Yuk. We did get a hotel with a hot tub and I can hear it beckoning to me already. πŸ™‚

  283. laurel said

    Go lwildstar! Go!

    I love hearing that the story is buzzing in your head, demanding to be written.
    Mine have all taken trips to the Bahamas or something. Story lines are on hold for me at the moment. I keep trying to move them along but they never like it when I want to lead.

  284. Arrowyn said

    In case you haven’t seen it, Anne has a link on bloodtiescentral to a map of the world for BT fans! You don’t have to join, but they’ll ask for your email address. Anyway, you identify where you are in the world and then go through some steps to get a little circle representing you as a fan of BT. Pretty cool look at where the BT fans are!


  285. Himmiefan said

    Hi guys. I really like Deb’s idea of a monthly book club.

  286. Arrowyn said

    Oooo! I was poking around the Frappr BT map and found Kady in Hutchinson, Kansas. The only reason I mention it is that the picture that popped up is a picture of Kyle and Kady. Sigh!

  287. elizabeth said

    naturally, I can’t access Frapper from my work computer – stupid firewall!

  288. DebS said

    Himmiefan-I am glad you like the idea of a book club. I don’t want to be the first one to pick a book to read. But someone else can pick it and then one month from the day the announcement is made, we can have our discussion at the Hen House. At the discussion who ever is chosen to pick the next book can announce it. Then we have another whole month to read. Thoughts? Suggestions? Who wants to pick the first book?

  289. laurel said

    I wonder if we want to ask for suggestions for the first month and narrow it to a list of two or three. I’m not into anything too deep or mind bending at this point. I’d prefer something that was fun or mysterious over something that is life-changing.

    You can pick it if you have something in mind, DebS. I think we just need someone to start the darn thing. Or… we can pull a name out of a hat once the group decides who wants to participate.
    Count me in!

  290. DebS said

    I don’t have anything in mind, that is why I want someone else to pick…hehe

    I am with you though on doing something light and funny. I will send out an email asking for suggestions.

  291. DebS said

    Random Thought for the Day: Do you ever fix something to eat, and then realize you don’t want it. But because you have fixed feel the need to eat it cause you hate to waste anything?

  292. lwildstar said

    Debs – I do that all the time!

    and ThankYOu! I got my card! What a wonderful surprise!!!!!!

    It pouring down rain outsid e(well at least its not snow) and the bus got stuck behind an accident – we were stopped for almost 30 minutes…so I aske dthe bus driver to turn the lights on brighter , and I used my 30 minutes to write! – just lake potty breaks – never pass up the opportunity!!!!!

    I’d like to join the book club – but between reading what I’ve already got and writing – I don’t know when I’d have time! but keep me in mind.

  293. lwildstar said

    ok lets try that again its: just LIKE potty breaks….although after being trapped on the bus an extra half hour – it could have been a lake!

    I ran in the Chinese resturant to use their facilities – so of course I was obliged to buy myself dinner!

  294. lwildstar said

    Stick a pin in me! he he he I added myself to the map….

    ok off to check my emails and then type up all the notes I wrote!

  295. Margaret said

    Anne: Are you really going to be torn with both of your “guys” at megacon? Nice picture of Steve.

  296. DebS said

    Wildstar-You are more than welcome about the card. I am glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  297. lwildstar said

    Anyone still around?

    Just voted two more times – needed a little tiny break from typing – ug my neck! Need Henry to come give me neck rub…

  298. lwildstar said

    so looks like tomorrow is a new Moonlight…just saw the commercial

  299. lwildstar said

    Well I have one more page of notes to type then I am going to go open the box of goodies I bought to make valentines cards – you know me..little miss crafty!
    I still havent’ made it to getting the pictures of everyone printed – but then a few of you still owe me pictures…
    impatiently taps foot….

    LOL!! I’m just kidding – but I really would love pictures of everyone!

  300. lwildstar said

    did I kill the blog? 😦
    ANd I was having such a good day

  301. DebS said

    I am still around. I am reading but also checking in. I watch moonlight. It is a pretty good show. Not as good as Blood Ties though. I think BT has ruined me for any future vamp shows.

  302. lwildstar said

    I just couldn’t get in to Moonlight – if I have it on its usally as background noise..I just find the voice overs annoying and I don’t like the girl….but then again I started with Blood Ties – so I’m jaded πŸ˜‰

  303. lwildstar said

    well I’m out for the night…

    Talk to ou guys tomorrow – stay tuned …if I can pos tthe teaser at lunch I will , other wise it will be when I get homw – so check your emails πŸ˜‰

  304. DebS said

    Did you know that the girl from Moonlight played Madam du Pompador (sp?) in the episode of Doctor Who called “Girl in the FirePlace.”?

  305. Margaret said

    Well ladies for those of you who are going to Megacon I hope you have deep pockets for the photos:

    Kyle Schmidt Photo-Op Choose Day: Friday
    $30.00 USD
    Kyle & Dylan Photo-Op Choose Day: Friday
    $250.00 USD (Up to 8 people in the photo)
    Dylan & Kyle Photo-Op Choose Day: Friday
    $75.00 USD (One person)

    These are for advance tickets through Megacon. Don’t know how hard it would be to buy them when we got there but it would be $30+ for each person’s share, unless someone wants to pony up $250 and let everyone pay them back.

  306. DebS said

    I think I am heading to bed…have a good night all.

  307. Anzia said

    Nina sends her love guys. She said she feels really guilty about not being around much but thinks about you guys all the time and sends her thoughts to those who need them. The girl has exams coming up again. Feb. starts a new round of classes for her.

  308. Linda said

    Margaret, What times are the photo ops, it looks like they are all on Friday. I was over at the MegaCon site and could not find the information. Also, are we supposed to purchase something at the convention for the autographs?

  309. msgypsy said

    Just checking in to make sure I’m still alive. (I sometimes wonder, when I get too tired.) A friend of mine saw the Vancouver (WA) tornado, but it wasn’t close enough to scare her. And luckily no one was hurt. We rarely get tornadoes here in the northwet, so it was major headline news out here.

    Not only was my boss on vacation today, but HIS boss was out sick and the designated third choice person was out sick. Leaving me in charge. And my tagline for such situations is always “And I don’t care.” It was pretty funny and we got a lot of work done today (kudos to me, I suspect) but it was frustrating.

    I SO wish I were going to Megacon. I trust those who are going will promise to have a good time for those of us left behind, please?

  310. lwildstar said

    Anzia – i sent you an email – but incase you stop by here first – feel free to email me suggestions and edits – I don’thave a problem with that.
    In fact if anyone has constructive critisim feel free to email me – I would just prefer they not be posted in the comments.
    Thanks for all of your support!!!!!!!

  311. lwildstar said

    well must get started on real work now!

  312. DebS said

    Good morning!

    I had some weird dreams last night. In one of them my teeth fell out. Does anyone decipher dreams? What does it mean when your teeth fall out in a dream? That I need to go to the dentist (which I have a fear of by the way)?

    I also dreamt that I had magical powers, then they were taken away by something (can’t remembe what) and some old lady (who looked suspiciously like Angela Lansbury) came and used her powers to get them back…or something like that…it is all very vague.

  313. lwildstar said

    I have a dream book at home Debs – I cna look it up tonight – I’ve had that dream about the teeth too, but I can’t remember what it means
    this site was recomended to me but I haven’t gone there to check it out yet….


  314. Anzia said

    DebS- the teeth thing usually means that you have false friends. (It’s one of the things that I have in my dreams on a semi-regular basis). The magic thing boils down to: by performing magic you might be overestimating your powers at getting something. But you’re aware of this fact and are afraid of failing entirely (losing the powers). Nevertheless, you want someone older and wiser to come along and help you and consequently a surprising event will take place (The other person using magic to get yours back).

    Now, all dream interpretations are subject to … well interpretations. The best ones come from dictionaries created by the person. When you sit down and figure out just what each notable piece of the dream objectively means to you. I mean, you telling me what magic means to you would lead to a better interpretation than me getting it out of a book and trying to put it along with everything else in the dream you mentioned. ^_^ (I did a project on this kind of thing my Senior Year of HS.)

    Wildwoman- That’s the website that started most of it for me! I met (and have retained) many good friends from that website. ^_^

  315. Anzia said

    Okay, so i know i’m late.

    Annalaise was my secret santa and here is the link to the GORGEOUS stuff she gave me: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=70z1sfa.2oartjs2&x=0&h=1&y=-you6u7

    Dani- this is the link to my “artsy” pics: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=70z1sfa.9ym2h7j6&x=0&h=1&y=ky7d0 It’s an album with the crochetted projects i’ve finished (hopefully someday they’ll be something other than crochetted things in there). If you like the bookmark I can make you one (I have pink, red and cream-seen in the bowl pics) but i don’t know when i’ll be able to send it. Due to the unemployment and such. Also, the tassel can dangle as far as you want it to. Just let me know and I can add length to it.

  316. lwildstar said

    Happy friday!
    I can’t wait to go home….i’ts one of those rainy ugly days that makes you just want to curl up in bed with henry, whoops i mean with a good book. πŸ˜‰

    I hope everyone is starting to feel beeter – I’m just starting to feel like myself again….aside from the raging sinus headache today!

    Ok off to check emails and work on writing…..

  317. Himmiefan said

    Anzia – so in Nina’s mind, it’s exams vs. us? Where are her priorities? Seriously, though, tell here good luck and hurry back.

    Hello Ms Gypsy! Glad you checked back in. Seeing how you weren’t here to defend yourself, I was just about to nominate you for all sorts of things.

  318. lwildstar said

    well lunch is over… 😦 at least today i realized it before it before it was acctually time to “return” to work πŸ˜‰
    i got one page written anyway……

    Anzia – I look forward to your notes….

    TTFN my dears!

  319. DebS said

    Anzia-That is so crazy about teeth falling out meaning I have false friends. In therapy yesterday, i was talking about a friend of mine who isn’t really a good friend anymore. I sometimes feel like we are only friends because we have been friends for so long. I am closer to all of you than I am her. I feel like my friendship with you all is way more authentic than my friendship with her. I have nothing in common with her at all anymore, and she whines a lot which is annoying. Anyway, so how crazy that I would have been getting all that off my chest at therapy and then dream about teeth falling out that night. Crazy!!!!

  320. elizabeth said

    I really, really hate Karma some days! Remember the other day when I was griping about setting up a meeting and the two men involved blew it off? I went to their offices and had the pleasure of seeing them squirm. Guess what…I forgot the meeting with them today and my boss showed up in my office to remind me! Grrrrrr. That will teach me, won’t it?! 😦

  321. Himmiefan said

    Elizabeth – LOL! I sympathize! Every time I mentally lecture someone for making a mistake while driving, I, without fail, make the same mistake! I’m sure I just don’t do it as badly as the other person, of course….

  322. lwildstar said

    I just wanted to thank all of you for your positive energy and prayers for Uncle Walt..recieved a call from his wife – he’s doing well, everything went well withthe surgery – as of yet (knock on wood) they don’t see any complications and he’l be going home next week.
    One less worry.

    so I have 15 minutes left until I can go home and I don’t feel like doing anything…..the PMS demon showed up with a vengence and now I really feel like garbage – sigh – I’m going to see if I can puppy dog pout my way into a ride home. πŸ˜‰
    I’ll talk at you when i get home!

  323. Anne said

    Well – if we piled 8 people into a group pic at Megacon, it would be only $31.25 a person. Being only two people in a group picture is going to be pretty pricey.

    I’ve started a MegaCon thread on Kyle’s Korner and since I’m a listomaniac I would love to list names of people going that I know from forums, blogs and Yahoo groups.

    I’ve also suggested we wear red ties to proclaim our allegiance πŸ˜‰

  324. elizabeth said

    Have I mentioned today how much I dislike the station that will remain nameless? I finally had some time to try to watch the last episode of BT. Guess what, I got to see the first few minutes and then the stupid thing froze up and refuses to play any more. I hate this!!!

  325. Chery said

    I am going! would love to be in the picture.

    I just registered at Kyle’s korner.

    BTW MegaCon is spelling Kyle’s name wrong. They are spelling it with a T.

  326. Chery said

    Til we Meet Again is now on ComCast on Demand.
    This means that in a week or so I believe that they will have Deep Dark also.

  327. Anne said

    Margaret –

    Of course I will be torn at MegaCon – and it’s THREE of my guys – Dylan counts too. Though I will confess that Steve and Kyle are perhaps a leeeetle bit closer to my heart.

    I made the mistake of clarifying that it was only inappropriate manips I was against, and once I wrote it, I knew what manip would be brought forth.
    I figure 99% will just take it at face value and figure she’s one lucky mama to have met Kyle.

    She’s made me not want to use my own pictures that way.
    Well, not my Kyle pics anyway – but my Steve pics (new one under my name)
    And yes, he’s acting πŸ˜‰

    For my Canadian sisters – please remember to watch The Guard on GlobalTV – it premieres January 22nd and stars Steve.
    And a few others ….

  328. Anne said

    Chery –

    I’ll add your name in the MegaCon thread.

    I’m still not quite sure how many Bloody Fordians are going.

    Madonna is staying with Cree, so I figure both of them are going too?
    Anybody else?

    This is where I’m building the attendee list:

  329. lwildstar said

    is some one going to be able to record Til we Meet again and Deep Dark off of On Demand? I don’t think my sister will do it for me after all the trouble she had the last time………..please!!! begging for a copy…….i also need copies ofDrawn & Quartered, Wrapped, and The Devil YOu Know on DVD (i’ll takeVHS) I’ve worn my tapes out…….

  330. prtfvr said

    I dream that I travel ALL THE TIME! Sometimes it’s a dark and winding road, sometimes I can see the end but it’s so far away I get depressed at how long it’ll take me to get there.

    Every trip I stay at some nice hotel and never want to leave. Lots of times I’m flying to a secluded beach in another country that has cool underwater life and I just love it there and try to think of ways to stay.

    Sometimes the hotel has a glass balcony and I sit in a SUPER comfortable chair and watch everyone come and go. Many times I go out to eat with my friends and am having such a good time that I hate to go.

    Oh, and dream about my step-father about four times a week. I dream that I find him in time to save him and then I have to explain why I spent his money and make it right. I’m glad that he’s alive but I feel such guilt for paying off my bills.

    Man, I’m a nut, right? No subtle dreams for me! There’s barely any symbolism, it just kind of bashes you right over the head with meaning.

    Hey, I can’t even be coy in my dreams! πŸ˜‰

  331. lwildstar said

    night sista’s….!!!!
    I’ve been bopping back and forth between writing, voting and emailing…whoooo! I don’t work this hard at work! HA!

    Talk at you tomorrow – HUGS and sweet dreams to everyone!

  332. Anzia said

    Prtmama- That’s okay. ^_^ We love you anyways.

    Wildwoman- I’m getting there I SWEAR IT! I’m having an internal battle over if I should read your story or work on mine. And *hangs head in shame* but i REALLY wanna work on mine. We’ll see I guess. Maybe I can do both… ^_^

  333. Margaret said

    Dylan Neal is on a episode of Psych on the USA Channnel I believe it is. Now (10:27 est)

  334. Linda said

    Anne — I am planning to attend Megacon too. I will pop over and register at your site soon.

    I’ve been swamped at work the last two days. I’ve barely had time to catch up on the posts.

    lwildstar — I’m glad there was good news about your friend.

    Good night ladies… Sweet Henry dreams to all of us tonight!

  335. Anzia said

    lwilstar- you have an email from me…*hides in corner* i’ll be here should you see a need to punish me… (I get really REALLY nervous when i send comments/suggestions to people about their work ’cause i don’t want to upset them…so i’m really REALLY scared of the reaction i’ll get. Which is VERY evident from my email I’m sure.)

    G’night. I have no idea if i’ll be able to say hi to you until tomorrow night. I guess i’m re-organizing the attic, moving bookshelves and such stuff all day tomorrow. *sigh*

    OH and i have an interview on Monday at 3pm w/a law firm in Milwaukee about a legal assistant position. So…fingers crossed! I REALLY REALLY REALLY need a job soon!!!!!!!!!

  336. VICKI said

    Hey girls…

    sorry so not around….We are doing a birthday party for miss WIllow today..she will be 8 years old tomorrow and I am trying to get ready to give my students their finals this coming week..PLUS….we are have the bathrooms and the downstairs re-wallpapered so I am peeling off old wallpaper each night.. I SOOO smell like glue!! LOL…

    anyway busy busy…I was really trying to work it out so I could afford to go to MEgacon..but as I told Anne in an email…We have a band gig THAT weekend at Snowshoe(ski resort) here in WV…oh well…I am hoping that there will be more conventions this summer….(Crosses ffingers) closer to home???

    ANyway I will check back after the party…

    THe Diva

  337. DebS said

    OMG! Wildstar, I just finished Chapter 10 of your story. Fantastic! It makes me very sad to know that you have written 24 chapters, and I can only read the first 10. And I read the Ch. 11 teaser! You are damn good girl!

  338. DebS said

    Good luck with your interview Z!!!

  339. lwildstar said

    Anzia – got your email and replied – you worry too much!

    Debs! I promis I[m trying to work on edits for chapter 11 so I can post something tomorrow so Rif can get started on it (he he he ) and I want to go finish chapter 24…
    I’ll keep you posted!

  340. DebS said

    ta-la-la…everyone is out being productive today, but me. πŸ™‚

  341. Anzia said

    lwildstar- yes, yes i do.

  342. lwildstar said

    ok you little slave drivers…not only did I finish editing Chapter 11, but I finish writing chapter 24….yes you heard me….

    So I’ll let you know when the next post is ready!

    right now..I’m off to bed!

  343. rifkind said

    Hey that’s great Wildstar!
    Good night!
    I look forward to the post tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  344. Anzia said

    WOW, were we NOT talkative at ALLLLLLL today.

    Okay, i have something to propose to people (most of you probably got this in your emails but for everyone else) and it’s gonna be broken up into two or three posts so…

    PART 1

    Okay, here’s the deal ladies. I am part of a community on livejournal
    called Dark Wisconsin. It’s a roleplaying/writing thing that a friend
    of mine and I started the middle of last year. Every character on
    there is controled by someone (sometimes one person has multiple
    characters) and we just write our characters. It’s like a soup opera
    but damn funny. We want more people involved (so far we have 4.5
    people and 7 characters for an ENTIRE town) because we can’t do it
    all. We need more people, more shops, more drama.

    This is the link to read it:
    if you’ve never read a livejournal community before, make sure you
    click on the “Archive” link towards the top of the page in the black
    bar that says “A Dark Place” on the left and go ALL The way back to
    the beginning. Also, Click on “friends” in the same area to read the
    personal pages of each character (you’ll want to go to archives there
    as well).

    This is the link if you’re interested in joining:
    the email address is wrong. If you want to add a character email
    dmleystra@yahoo.com. She’s my friend Dana that i’m always talking
    about and that some of you met a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time
    ago in the original Hen House Chat Forum. She’s AMAZINGLY fun and a
    damn good writer!

  345. Anzia said

    PART 2

    Here’s the character list as it stands (make sure you read the user
    info/profile of each of these characters as you learn lots of info
    about them):

    Duff Shores (misshores)- Teacher at Dark High School. Orphan and co-
    legal gaurdian of younger brother William Shores who lives with her.

    Adeala Shores (dealsinsecrets) – Middle Shores child. She has a column
    in the paper that no one knows about (that she’s the writer not that
    it exists) and has an inferiority complex where her sister is
    concerned. She’s dating and totally loyal to Jamie (a male thank you
    very much) but will, and does, flirt with others.

    William Shores (willofdark) – the youngest of the Shores clan who is
    still in HS. He’s very quite, doesn’t say much … EVER! and is the
    love interest of Bronwyn.

    Dmytro Sabin (anddmytrolasts)- Vampire that is in love…well intrigue
    in any case… with Duff Shores. He has a past, is trying to hide from
    it and it might not really be working too well.

    Jade (jadedeyesofblue) – She’s a vamp as well and Jamie’s drop dead
    (almost literally) gorgeous ex. She’s very sure of herself, very
    sexual and wants jamie back. Hates Duff and may or may not have a
    history with Dmytro. The same applies to the multitude of dead bodies
    that keep showing up and getting Jamie into trouble.

    Jamie (mebejay)- He owns his own tow truck company and that’s okay
    with him. He at one time aspired to be a police officer and that left
    him with a VERY bad relationship with Dark’s Finest and all the dead
    bodies in the cars he keeps finding isn’t helping too much either. He
    had a psuedo relationship with Duff that he knows bothers Adeala and
    despises his ex, Jade. While he loves Adeala, his eyes will follow a
    gorgeous redhead at times.

    Bronwyn (mistyirisheyes)- a student of Duff’s she works at Brew Tea
    and the Beanst. She just recently moved out on her own and is trying
    to get into college for journalism which makes Adeala and her chummy,
    athough Jamie and Bronwyn don’t always get along. She’s head of heals
    for Will but he barely notices his own life let alone the ones of
    people around him.

    So, that’s the crew so far. We also have bit parts of Lt. Ass and Sgt.
    Hole. They’re the two police officers that keep hauling Jamie in
    everytime he finds another dead body in a car. There is also Dominick
    Renolds which is just a young man Jade used as food one night.

    Stores- Brew Tea & The Beanst (coffee shop) and Sweet Dreams & Sex
    Shoppe (sells bedroom supplies- sheets, pillows, pajamas, lingerie-
    and sex supplies).

    Again, if you want a character, send a proposal to dana at
    dmleystra@yahoo.com and we’ll bring you totally up to speed as to what
    is going on (not that there’s anything definite). ENJOY Ladies

  346. Chery said

    Thanks Anne!

    I sent you a private e-mail also…………………..

  347. Anzia said

    Alright can i official call this place dead? I mean… WOW

  348. rifkind said

    A sloooow Sunday here huh?
    Well today was not a complete waste, we completed the edits on WildStar’s chapter 11.
    I really enjoy the world that she is building.

    So we are back to work tomorrow.
    OK its almost 2 AM here.. time for SOME sleep!
    Night All!

  349. lwildstar said

    Linda – I’m going to try and send that email with the catalog again!
    thanks for the intrest!

  350. DebS said

    Good morning!

    I love the world Wildstar is building. Maybe she will turn it into a series (hint, hint). Ha, don’t mean to scare you. You probably want to finish this story first.hehe.

  351. Claire said

    Morning sistas!

    I hope everyone is okay..and forgive me for being scarce..real life ya know?
    Vicki I hope dear Willows 8th was wonderful!!!

    Everyone else..have a good Monday!

    love yas!

  352. Good Morning Ladies!

    I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was pretty dead around here wasn’t it?

    Well for my excuse, I’m using all the things I have to do to get ready for our foreign exchange student who arrives on Thursday. Well it was a good excuse to do my spring cleaning a little early, and also leverage the get some help with it, since this whole deal was something my daughter wanted, and that was the condition I set. LOL
    I’m sooo devious.

    Any way I hope everyone has a great day!

  353. lwildstar said

    Debs what is it with you and Rif! I haven’t even finish book 1 yet (and by the by I have started outlining book 2 πŸ˜› ) and Rif already had me lined up to try and get a movie deal!
    good grief! ha ha ha …I am having fun though!
    don’t feel afraid to email me edits or suggestions if you see something while you are reading – other than the major edits Rif and Laurel are helping me with I’m printing out the suggestions and putting them in the folder with the chapter they apply to – that way when I make the next round of edits I’ll have them there to read with a fresh mind…..
    Right now I’m locked up between chapter 11, chaper 12 and chapter 25….so I don’t want to go back to 1 right now….but I do appreciate all you have done for me!

    now – I have been a very bad sister and haven’t gone to check out anyone elses writing despite my promises to do so….hangs head in shame….but Rif says I must continue writing…..and we don’t wish to make rif angry now do we? πŸ™‚ Hey Rif – when its time to go to publish – you’re going to act as my manager right? I’m not good at intimidation……

  354. DebS said

    Hey, I am just being supportive in a tough love kind of way. πŸ™‚

    The story is just so intriguing and addicting, and that is always a good sign that someone’s work is fantastic.

  355. lwildstar said

    Well I’ve started chapter 25…if work stays slow this afternoon I may get some more notes jotted down! he he he bad girl…

    My review is next month – I spent part of the morning writing up my self evaluation.
    I hate those….I swear i type the same thing almost every year….I’m hoping that my office manger has passed some of the “at a boys” shes given me on t my supervisor (since he is only in this office once a month – if that and has no idea what I’m doing) One of these days I’m just going to type on there “I’m a wonderful person and everybody loves me!” and see what they say! πŸ˜‰
    Well lunch is almost over and I want to take one more peek at the email ..

    talk at you later…

    and thank you for your support (Bows) – right isn’t that how the Bartles and James commercials went?

  356. Linda said

    Hello ladies,

    Just wanted to stop in and say Hi. Work has kept me hopping, so I barely have time to drop in and read the posts. It was certainly quiet here yesterday!

    lwildstar — I would love to see the catalog. I know you are busy so, send it long when you have a chance. Also, would you mind if I read your novel sometime? It sounds great.

    Has anyone heard from Danae? Last I heard, she went home sick last week. Is she ok?

  357. Linda said


    I had a few questions regarding Megacon…

    I saw the link on the forum for scheduling the photographs. Thanks for that. Are photographs scheduled for specific times? I haven’t booked them yet, but it looked as though you only scheduled the day.

    Also, autographs…are you supposed to buy something at the convention or do they have photographs on hand that are signed.

    Do you know if and/or when a Blood Ties panel discussion is scheduled? I can’t find anything on the website that indicates that.

    Sorry for all the questions, some of this info may have been posted previously, but my memory….well just call me the post-it queen. lol!

    If you want to reach me here that would be great, or if you would like to email me, I am at jazz7317@comcast.net.

    Thanks for your help! (I like your idea about the red ties!)

  358. lwildstar said

    Linda – sent you the catalog this morning from my verizon email – its the same as the aol address only from verizon..

    I’ll send you the story link!

    thanks for the interest!

  359. DebS said

    I just got an email that JR Ward’s “Lover Awakened” is waiting for me at the library. Hooray! I am so ready to read Zhadist’s story. Sadly though once that one is read, our library doesn’t have anymore. So, I am going to have to decide if I want to spend money and buy them. I don’t wanna, but I really want to read them!

  360. DebS said

    Never mind, apparently at some point in the recent past, I put them on hold at the library. Man, my memory sucks

  361. rifkind said

    WildStar wrote :
    ” Rif says I must continue writing…..and we don’t wish to make rif angry now do we? Hey Rif – when its time to go to publish – you’re going to act as my manager right? I’m not good at intimidation……”

    I have been known to plead, and prod, and beg for more chapters.. but have I threatened to send Guido to intimidate her?? NO!.

    I have threatened to take her reading books away though, until she gets HER story done. It is for her own good.. we don’t need other authors characters influencing Garrett and K’s story.

    Really! It is all for her own good. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

  362. Annalaise duChat said

    Rif —

    I think she means that you are to intimidate the writer’s agents and publishers for her since you’re good at it and she’s not!. LOL

    Speaking of writing, I just had to laugh, I gave my book link to one of my customers about a month ago and she never got around to reading it , so I figured she wasn’t interested. This morning I get a phone call, “OMG girl I just printed it out and I can’t stop reading. I’m up to Chapter 6 and I’m going to get fired for reading at work. but I can’t help it I’m going to print more. I’ll call you back!”

    She made my day!

  363. Madonna said

    Hi ladies!

    Sorry about my absence as of late. The slightest little thing I try to do just wears me out! I’ve caught myself drifting off while still typing here at work the past couple of weeks. Also, lots of family drama. Seems as though everyone around me is fighting about something. Other than that I’m doing well.

    I’m sooo far behind in reading your gals’ stories it’s just unreal. You all should be really proud of yourselves though. The bits and pieces that I’ve managed to read are professional quality. Give yourselves pats on the back.

    Good luck today! I know good things are in store for you in the near future. Just hang in there.

    Good question Linda. Where is Danae?

    Are you feeling better? How’s your sister and new nephew?

    Has Britney heard anything about her tests?

    Getting ready to leave work and head to the grocery store. I’ll try to check back in later if I’m able.

    BTW….. I posed a question for everyone on the emails if you haven’t already taken a look. I’d appreciate the feedback.

    Love ya!

  364. Anzia said

    Madonna- thanks dear. :0) Would you mind telling the people i’m interviewing with that? They don’t quite seem to be seeing it the same way.

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii where arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?

  365. lwildstar said

    Annalaise duChat said, “Rif – I think she means that you are to intimidate the writer’s agents and publishers for her since you’re good at it and she’s not!. LOL”

    Yes Yes that is exactly what I meant! Really!

    Althought there was that one smilie with the whip……..

    Work was so boring today I found myself with my little notebook in hand writing writing writing, and suddenly I hear the dj on the radio (do they still call them dj’s) anyway announcing the time – I had spent the last 40 minutes of work writing! OMG! If I hadn’t heard that annoucment I would have kept right on ging and missed my train! Don’t worry I will be more careful now – but I had nothing to work on so at least I was doing something constructive…

    Annalaise: thats so funny – just when you think you’re being ignored…you have a fan! whoo hoo!

    Well I’m off to type up my notes….

  366. Arrowyn said

    Christina — TV schedule:

    Fri 1/18 at 8pm and Sat 1/19 at 1am on A&E — CSI:Miami, “Stalkerazzi”. This repeat has been on before, but in case you missed it….

    Also, she supposedly has a new TV movie coming in Feb called “My Fair Eddie” with Dean Cain.

    Dylan — TV schedule:

    Mon 1/21 at 1pm and 7pm on A&E — CSI:Miami, “Vengeance”. Dylan plays a bad guy and he’s so good at it.

    Kyle — TV schedule:

    Sat 1/26 at 3pm on SciFi — “Haunted Prison”. Only for Kyle….

    That’s all the TV that’s fit to watch, fellow travelers!

  367. Anzia said

    Arrowyn- i was kind of waiting for you to say that the next stop is Toronto and that all tickets will be checked after the train leaves the station. ^_^

    i guess ya’ll called it a night…or week in some cases. I hope everyone is doing well and are just really busy with work/life/family/whatever. ^_^ HUGS!

  368. rifkind said

    Chery said,
    “Til we Meet Again is now on ComCast on Demand.”

    Chery, I had my son check his digital cable for it and it only had episodes 19 and 20 available.. dang!
    What part of the country are you in? I wonder if this is a regional thing with ComCast. I live in MN.
    I absolutely HATE trying to watch the episodes on streaming vid from LT.. even with DSL, it has lots of coughs and sputters, and I can’t rewind when I need to re-hear something.

  369. laurel said

    For all of you who knew I was off traveling…. I’m Baaaaaak!

    Seattle was rainy (of course) on Friday and Saturday, but really lovely and sunny on Sunday. It was still a little chilly, but we went down to the Pike Place Public Market – (a landmark), and then down to the water-front for smoked fish and chips. Yummmm!
    My daughter made it into the top Honor Band on Friday and the performance on Sat night was fabulous! They played some wicked awesome music. It was hard to believe that most of the students had never met before Friday, and the director for the top group was the head of the music department. at U of S. Carolina. Wow1

  370. Anzia said

    I’m so glad for your daughter Laurel. I did something like that in HS as well and there is NOTHING like people praising it to no end. ^_^ I ADORED it. I can only imagine that your daughter had the time of her life. ^_^

    So, it’s 5:20 and I have yet to go to bed. I found myself in a creative GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE and from 11:45/12:00 till 4:30 I was working on one of my stories in progress. Now, i’m wide awake (well, slowly falling away from that state…VERY slowly!). Which sucks ’cause I have this thing where I can’t sleep past 9:30 (unless it’s a weekend…then 10 at the absolute latest!) otherwise i beat myself up all day for wasting my day. So…i put in NCIS in the hopes that Gibbs’ sarcasm and Dinozzo’s “charismatic” quips will drift me off to sleep…so that I can get up at 9:30. I bet i’m gonna be a tiny bit crabby tomorrow…

    Oh, and i’ve (yet again) applied for every job i’m interested in posted on the ‘net. Tomorrow i’m running around town picking up various applications and dropping off apps to B&N, Starbucks & The Oddessy (a resturant). Okay…my spelling SUCKS! I’m gonna go back to the laying down and staring at the computer screen that I was doing before i got too bored…

    g’night/g’morning all! HUGS!

  371. Chery said

    so sorry you can’t get that episode on Com Cast Demand yet!
    I live in Colorado, so maybe it is different.

    earlier, this past fall I called and complained to my cable company because the episodes were not showing up on a timely basis. Try that.
    I agree I don’t like watching them on the Computer.

  372. lwildstar said

    well this is just a quick fly by – HI and good morning!
    I’ll be back at lunch time.

    i’ll have to check our Comcast ondemand – enven thought I don’t have digital, just out of curiosity – although my sister says she won’t record for me 😦 something having to do with hter having to hookit up to the computer ? I have no clue – so hoping someoen out there can reecord and pass along…

    anyway I must be off – I have nothing to do but I have to make it at least look like im working πŸ˜‰

  373. Claire said

    Morning everyone…
    Madonna..thanks for asking about Britt…we haven’t heard anything..no news is good news right? How are you feeling dear?
    Well hope all is well with eveyone..Love yas!

  374. laurel said

    Claire – I had to go back to find out what was up with Brit… Holy smoke! Haven’t you all had enough scares? I’ll be praying for all of you to have not only good news, but a calmer year with plenty of good news.

    Rif – I have Comcast and when I checked yesterday found epi.s 19, 20 and 21 all available. I wonder if we will get the last one, since it didn’t ever air?

    We are on a two-hour delay for school today due to icy road conditions. Good thing they did that, I barely made it back to the house when trying to retrieve the newspaper from the bottom of the driveway. It doesn’t have much of a slope but enough to make it a challenge in my slippers. Wish I’d have known before I got out of bed and had coffee. 😦

  375. Danae said

    Buongiorno bellas!

    I am soooooooo sorry I disappeared for a few days. Whatever I had kicked my ass. I am still not quite right but I really can’t take anymore time off from work. Taking two days in a row is really bad for me. Nobody does my work while I am gone and the day I come back they present me with all sorts of problems. I never even get a chance to breath. You would think they would give me break because I am NEVER out sick. Thanks for worrying over me! πŸ™‚

    Chris and Aiden are doing fine now.

    Anzia-I love the bookmarks. If you dare to do one in pink for me I will have to hunt you down. Ew Ew Ew no pink. I think the red will be good. I think I will like the tassle a little longer. I will mostly be using it in a regular size paperback book and I would like the tassel to hang out the end.

  376. Anzia said

    Dani- I can do that no problem. I just want to reiterate my warning. I can make it for you and have it done really soon. I, however, can’t send it for a while. I’ll let you know when it’s done, send pics and make sure you want it. ^_^ Make sure my “customer” is satisfied. ^_^

  377. Danae said

    Let me know how much and I can try and get out shipping to you.

  378. lwildstar said

    well we had a beautiful snow shower there just before lunch – and now the sun is shining so everything is going to be melted by the time I go home – yipee – if it doesn’t dry up I get to contend with ice.

    Glad your’e feeling better Dani.

    Linda – did me email ever show up?

    Well I am going to take the last half of my lunch to write – but I’ll check the email.

  379. Arrowyn said

    Quick fly by. TV schedule update —

    Christina — Wed, 1/16 (tomorrow!), 6pm, SciFi, Stargage:SG1, “Spirits” (repeat eppy).

    Dylan — Fri, 2/1 (I think it’s a new eppy, so 10pm & 12am PST?), SciFi, Stargate:Atlantis, “Outcast”. Co-written by Joe Flanigan, who plays Col. Sheppard.

    BTW, brrrrr here in our the Portland, Oregon area. Ice and snow.

  380. rifkind said

    I just checked the listings for On Demand ..

    It shows that episodes 21 and 22 AND the “Behind the scenes”, should all be available On Demand!
    I will have to see if my son can get these for me and I’ll let you know!

  381. Linda said

    Hi — Just popping in for a minute…

    lwildstar — I did get your email. Thanks! Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet. Hopefully tonight…

    Danae — Good to see you back and feeling better!

    Later girls!

  382. Anzia said

    Behind the scenes? You’re gonna get a BEHIND THE SCENES!!! Not fair! *pouts*

    Dani- now that I think about it, i’m betting I could get it in a legal sized envelope. I have stamps…so i might be able ot just send it to you. ^_^ I’ll have to find out for sure but we may have found a way. πŸ™‚ And they’re adorable fun stamps too! ^_^

  383. elizabeth said

    Hey Ms. laurel – glad you made it back from Seattle okay. It sounds like you guys had a good time. Congrats to your daughter. It takes a lot of talent and dedication to accomplish what she has! Driving in to work this morning was a bit of a challenge, but for once everyone seemed to be driving slowly and leaving plenty of room in between cars! I was starting to think I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone because my experience with Oregon drivers has mostly been – no matter what the road conditions…drive like it is dry pavement. Insane!

  384. DebS said

    Just popping in for a minute, before I get to work.

    Annalaise- I don’tk now if you have shared your work with anyone else here, but if you are sharing, I would love the link to your book. And to anyone else who is writing. πŸ™‚

    Laurel-Congrats to you and your daughter!

    Danae-Glad to have you back and feeling better.

    Madonna-Sorry you haven’t been feeling well…positive vibes headed your way

    Claire-Hope all is well with Brit…positive vibes coming your way too.

  385. Danae said

    Deb if you don’t have my writing link here it is.

    No books though all poems.

  386. laurel said

    Well, what do you know? I just got onto the tv and called up Comcast On-Demand…
    And there they are! Episodes 19,20,21, AND 22! Plus “Inside Blood Ties” – interviews with the actors. I won’t have to hook up my iPod to the TV to watch on the big screen! Woooohoooo!

    There goes my afternoon. hehehe

  387. laurel said

    Alas, episode 22 is showing as available but I get a message that says they “can not process your order at this time. Please try again momentarily.” Of course I have tried at least 10 times in the past 5 minutes, but no luck so far. 😦

    I guess that’s a sign that I’d better get some work done.

  388. DebS said

    Thanks Danae- I love poetry, it will be fun to read. While I was absent I must have missed you all sharing your writing links and such.

  389. Madonna said

    Hi ladies,

    Thanks for the well-wishes….. I’m doing OK really. Guess I need to quit the whining.

    I’m glad you are feeling better, and glad your sister and Aiden are doing well.

    Welcome back! Congrats to your daughter. Sounds like she is very talented.

    It’s been kind of snowy here too and people here always drive like it’s dry. In fact on the way to work this morning we had a little Corvette and an SUV whip around in front of us. The Corvette then started speeding up and as it turns out that SUV was an unmarked police car. I thought it was funny.

    BTW…. How is your leg?

    I got this in a google alert this morning. No “really new” information but there are some interesting thoughts toward the end of the article.


  390. Danae said

    Ciao bellas. I am starving and Amber has dance class tonight.

  391. rifkind said

    So Laurel,
    We need you to send the Chapter 12 edits to WildStar!
    She told me the ball is in your court…

    We’re waiting!!! LOL!

  392. laurel said

    Okay, okay! Brow beat me will ya’? I’ve been busy. I am actually writing a story or two of my own out here. Today was a good day for plot lines and I got lost on another planet for a while.
    (grumbles) – if people wouldn’t write so many e-mails maybe I could get some editing done.

    Madonna dear, it is good to have you back on-line with us! I hope you are feeling much improved and can enjoy some good health this year.

    Yes, I am very proud of my daughter (actually both of my daughters) and hope I don’t drive you all crazy with my need to share the joy they bring into my life. πŸ™‚

  393. lwildstar said

    Rif – now, now, leave Laurel alone – she has her own work to do.

    Linda – oh good – with the fits the computer was giving me I wasn’t sure if it was floating in cyberspace or not.

    Laurel – you free this weekend? we can work on your story… πŸ˜‰

    I’m taking a break from writing tonight – I’m working on valentines …I thought I got enough stuff to make 36 cards – HA! more like 100 when you start playing with everything….I’ve got cards all over my living room floor….
    Almost finished with the scrap book – I just need to make name tags…sigh…I have no life 😦

  394. lwildstar said

    Rif – now, now, leave Laurel alone – she has her own work to do.

    Linda – oh good – with the fits the computer was giving me I wasn’t sure if it was floating in cyberspace or not.

    Laurel – you free this weekend? we can work on your story… πŸ˜‰

    I’m taking a break from writing tonight – I’m working on valentines …I thought I got enough stuff to make 36 cards – HA! more like 100 when you start playing with everything….I’ve got cards all over my living room floor….
    Almost finished with the scrape book – I just need to make name tags…sigh…I have no life 😦

  395. lwildstar said

    ok how weird a double post…

    well I think I will log off now!

  396. DebS said

    Anyone around tonight?

  397. Claire said

    Thanks Laurel! Well we do have good news…Nikkis latvian love packed his belongings and arrived on our doorstep today!!! Guess breaking up with him worked real good! So he’ll be staying with us and looking for a job asap!he’s great to have around! already fixed a cogged sink and a leaky sink…loves dog walking duty and cleans up after himself! My family just gets bigger and bigger…anybody else?

    anyways..now whatever is going around is kicking my ass..so I’m off to read a few emails before I pass out!
    love yas!

  398. laurel said

    lwildstar, yes, I think I can be available this weekend at some point. Which chapter should I prep for editing?
    Are we still working on one of mine? I didn’t remember that. Cool.

    Oh man, I’m getting old.

  399. lwildstar said

    Yes Laurel we were still working on landslide (I had a few notes after you sent me the latest copy – let me know if you just want me to email them back) – if you want – otherwise we can move on to chapter 12 or 13 of mine….

    I’m almost done with chapter 25 and started notes for 26..good thing I have no life πŸ˜‰

    Sounds like fun Claire – and least he’s handy!


  400. Claire said

    morning loves…ugh,feel like merde…red runny eyes…sneezing…headache..
    off to read a few emails,to cheer me up!

  401. Annalaise duChat said

    Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, I’ve been trying to keep up with you girls but I don’t always have much to add. It always makes me smile to read your amusing banter though.

    Hey Madonna! It’s good to hear from you. How are you feeling?

    Claire Bear — So sorry to hear you are sick again. (Or is it still?) When you have little ones around you seem to get exposed to every little thing that comes along. Follow Rif’s advice: Mega Vitamins!!! also Carry a bottle of Hand sanitizer on you at all times. Maybe someone should market a vial of it on a chain for Mom’s to wear around their necks.

    DebS — Thanks for your interest in my novel! Here’s the link to my blog:


    Post a comment to me when you get there and I’ll email you the password.

    Rif– Thanks again for the books. I’m learning so much. I actually skipped ahead and wrote a tentative ending last night based on a technique I learn from the first book you sent. OMG, if I can pull this off it’s going to be so….so….well let’s just say there won’t be anyone that doesn’t have a strong reaction.

    Wildstar — 25?????? Awesome!

    Our foreign exchange student arrives tomorrow. I think I’m all ready. Melanie’s acting like she’s getting a new puppy dog or something. “My student this, my student that.” LOL She’s trying to schedule every second that the poor girl has while she’s here. I told her she has to share!

    Prtfvr — We went for orientation last night to the home of one of th other host families. They had a beautiful (but noisy) African Grey and guess what his name was? Yup, Henry! I thought of you.

    I hope everyone has a great day!

  402. Danae said

    Buongiorno bellas.

    How is everyone today?

    I’m not feeling so hot. Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of my grandfather’s death. I really don’t feel like doing anything. For one thing, how could a year have gone by in the blink of an eye and he wasn’t here to experience all the joys and hardships? And a baby was just born. I just don’t understand how life can just go on when he isn’t here. Oh and he loved the babies. He loved on them all the time. I found all you lovely wonderful ladies and am happy and now I feel guilty about it. I wonder if I am the only one of my family that feels this way. I wish I courage the to ask but I don’t want to feel like a doofus.

  403. Danae said

    Annalaise, let us know how the experience is with the exchange student. Enjoy!

  404. DebS said

    Danae-I am sorry for your rough time. You shouldn’t feel guilty though. Your grandfather wouldn’t want that. I bet he would want you to be happy and living life to the fullest. Am I right?

  405. Danae said

    Yes you are right and I know that is what he would want. He was always laughing and making everyone else. I think that is why it is hard for me to do it because he isn’t here to laugh right along with us.

  406. Linda said

    Good morning all,

    I just wanted to stop in and say hi before my day turns into full-blown chaos.

    I just saw a very sad news item. Brad Renfro, a young actor, just 25 years old was found dead in his home. Cause of death was not known, but he had problems with drugs and alcohol. He starred as the young boy opposite Susan Sarandon in The Client.

    It made me think of Kyle and how he seems so centered and balanced. I think he has strong support from his family and friends and that keeps him grounded. His only” addiction” seems to be to extreme sports. Still dangerous, but you can’t live in a bubble.

  407. Danae said

    I did here that this morning Linda. They were talking about it on the radio this morning and comparing it to River Phoenix’s death. I believe Brad Renfro also was in Tom and Huck with Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Yes extreme sports are dangerous but not as bad as drugs and such. I heard he was trying to turn his life around.

  408. Linda said

    Danae — I am sure other people in your family feel as you do. Your feelings are completely natural. I am your Grandfather would want you to enjoy your life to the fullest. That is the best way to honor him.

  409. Linda said

    Yes, I believe he was working on his sobriety. Very sad…

  410. laurel said

    Danae, my grandfather has been gone almost 10 years now, and I still miss him. Interesting that I still miss him most when the family is laughing together. I can almost hear him. Sometimes that makes me sad but mostly it makes me feel close to him. I am so glad that he comes to me in laughter.
    Okay, now I’ve made myself cry. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and I want you to know that you aren’t alone in your sorrow.

  411. DebS said

    Danae-Would you like me to send you Night Pleasures and Dragonswan tomorrow?

    I remember Brad Renfro..he was a good actor. I have occasionally wondered what happened to him over the years.

  412. Danae said

    If you are done with them and no one else wants them that would be great. I still have to go through all my books. Ugh! I keep forgetting.

  413. Himmiefan said

    Hey Dani girl. Your feelings right now are natural. Think of all the good times you had with your grandfather, and ask you family how they’re doing. There are probably others who would like to talk about it. Hugs to you!!

  414. Danae said

    Thanks guys I knew you could make me feel better. Tomorrow might be a little harder though.

    Remember a few days ago I found the name Frigg on babynames.com? I checked to see what the name meant and it is a female name that means love. Huh? Who would have thought?

  415. lwildstar said

    Sorry I’ve beenMIA today – its been one of those kinds of days!

    I had intended to send you another teaser today – but my plans have gone arye (SP) anyway you’ll have to wait….right now I have to scaddle – someone else didn’t do their job and now I have to try and clean up there mess!

  416. Madonna said

    Hi y’all!

    Good afternoon. How is everyone?

    Danae honey, here’s a ((((((((((HUG)))))))))))! Tomorrow just remember that your grandfather is with you in spirit and he would want you to live your life to its absolute fullest. It will be difficult and there will always be a hole there in your heart but with time the pain will fade. Just keep his living memory alive in yourself and your family.

  417. lwildstar said

    aww – Dani – I just got two minutes to read the blog – HUGS baby – I lost my grandfather 12 years ago – so I completely understand.
    Just remember he is always with you – and so are we if you ever need us

  418. DebS said

    Danae-Books are on their way tomorrow!

  419. Danae said

    Thanks for the hugs and the books. Another thing I wanted to tell that I forgot. Over the holidays I found out my 14 year old neice will be having her hip replaced the end of February. This is the fix the break from the hereditary condition that happened when she was 11. We will need your prayers for that please.

  420. Danae said

    Who watched American Idol last night?

  421. DebS said

    I haven’t watched AI yet. I tivoed it though. I don’t like this part as much, cause I hate watching the horrible singers..sometimes I forward through them.

  422. Danae said

    Really?! I think this is the best part. My mom and I laugh so hard at some of them. The really sad thing is they seriously think they can sing. Anyway there was a girl on there from Enfield CT which isn’t too far from me. She sang ok but she was a real kook.

  423. msgypsy said

    New topic is UP. https://msgypsy.wordpress.com/2008/01/16/well-if-youre-gonna-discuss-american-idol/

    I may even post this week.

  424. Madonna said

    Hi Laurel and Annalaise! I’m doing alright. How about you all?

    I also watched American Idol. The auditions are my favorite part too. Some people will embarrass themselves to no ends just to be on TV. Like that guy who waxed his chest hair.

    Frigg means love huh? Wow!

    While I was at the grocery store the other day I saw a name on the back of an SUV and I wanted to share it with you. Kylan. I thought it was great because that’s a mix of Kyle and Dylan. I suppose it could be unisex but I think it sounds feminine.

  425. Debbie (ndnlover) said

    Hello Ladies, I am here thanks to Danae who I met over on Kyles Korner. I am not going to go into a lot of detail about myself as this time, I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I shall return later date to bore you with details.See you then.

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