Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Firefly Dance cover . . . and I am Home

Hi y'all - I'm home and all discombobulated - :-D --- It's that feeling of having a brain filled with little cottony clouds. Plane rides and time changes and most of all missing my little family there in Oregon. I will have pics and such later. For now, I will leave you with the cover image of the anthology where I have my novella PETEY, along with three other other authors' novellas. It's a beautiful cover.

I'll be back to regular posting next week. I am almost done with VK III -- publication date set for sometime in October. Photos on Monday and writing a post on Wednesday - twice a week seems fine to post, dontcha thank?

The anthology will be out soon, around 2 weeks, and probably on a Kindle promo in September or October, and then whatever, wherever, and etc.

See you all next week! :-D

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Photos, no words: walk in the cove at Killian Knob

Now, Second dimension Kathryn is on her way back from Oregon, where she will converge with First dimension Kathyrn - chaos ensues.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Through The Wormhold on Science Channel

I could say "Hello from Oregon" because as you read this I will be there; however, I haven't even arrived there yet. In fact, I am sitting here in my leather chair in the little log house and it will be Tuesday the 12th before I fly out--the day before this post goes live, which is still a few days away from today as I write this. But, since I am able to post ahead of time - I can be two places at once. As if I am in another dimension and this other dimension Kathryn is posting while the first dimension Kathryn plays with Little Boop. And as for the other Kathryns in the other dimensions, well, who knows what they are up to *laughing*

On that note - if you haven't wtached The Science Channels "Through the Wormhole," hosted by Morgan Freeman - you must! you must!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hair Dryer Antics Update & Oregon here I come. . .

Okay my friends - first off, your comments to the hairdryer "do not use while sleeping" post made me laugh! Haw!

In response, a reader friend sent me this: Sleeping with a blow-dryer and eating toilet paper: Reality show exposes strange addictions - so it just goes to show you, my friends, you can list umpteen-gamillion warnings on a product and we will laugh at them and go "whatever!" and then come to find out someone out there has done them or is doing them, and maybe worse. Soon, the pamphlet for "do not do this" will be the size of War & Peace if they are going to warn us against every conceivable thing a person will and can do, much to our continued and amazed, "You must be kidding  . . . "
I'm really here on a Monday, instead of with my Random Photos/No Words, because tomorrow, Tuesday, I board a plane for Oregon to visit my son, daughter-in-law, and Lil Boop! I am so excited. I leave behind my GMR, little log house, psycho cutie dog and not quite fat dog, my mountains, cove at Killian Knob, and et cetera and fly up up and away to the Land of Oregon where I will be for two weeks.

Lucky me.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Reading the fine (and kind of ridiculous & funny) print . . .

short hair
I didn’t use a hairdryer for over 10 years, and in fact, I never brushed my hair for over ten years-not kidding. My hair stayed short to boy-short for those years or more. All of a sudden, I have hair that’s grown about chin length, and I figured I needed a decent hairdryer, and I even dug out a brush, ungh.

So I went to Sally Beauty Supply and bought this fancyish hairdryer with Ionic something another and ceramic doodly doo dah day, and molecule flippity floop doop, with tourmaline zippity do dah zip, and it wasn’t the most expensive, but more than I usually would think I'd pay for a hairdryer.

Last night I was reading the information sheet, and there were the usual, “Don’t put this in the water or around water or with water” while using or plugged in. Common knowledge, but I understand the need to tell people they shouldn’t be blow-drying their hair while bathing or showering--do they really? but well, okay, maybe someone doesn't know this yet. Maybe someone wants to do two things at once in this busy old time: bathe/shower and dry their hair.

But this one sentence made me laugh. I’m giggling now as I write this: Never use while sleeping.
hair growing out wily nilly before dryer - dang, I had to start brushing it as I obviously didn't do here

I kid you not. Never use while sleeping is one of the warnings/instructions in the information sheet of my new hair dryer. Haw!
my new hairdryer

Okay. Well. How did they come up with that one? Had someone been drying their hair in bed and fallen asleep and mayhem came calling? I’m shrugging.

Meanwhile, I will use my new hairdryer: not in the bathtub or shower. Not near any puddles of water. I won’t insert things into it. I will “keep my hair out of it” (yes, that’s another one: “Keep your hair out of it.” I won’t use with a voltage converter. I won’t use it outdoors. I won’t “direct hot air towards eyes or other heat-sensitive areas.”

And most of all! I will not use the hairdryer while sleeping.


VK III is humming along nicely. I’m pleased with my progress and will have no problem making my deadline. All that worry and angst and stressing over nothing—Virginia Kate pulled through for me: yay VK! This book, as I’ve said before, had to be ripped out of me, and part of that is because of some darker places I had to write about.

In other news, and I can’t remember if I mentioned this before. BB has sold foreign rights to a Russian Literary publisher, so Tender Graces and I think Secret Graces (not sure about Sweetie) will be in Russian! I can’t wait to see how that turns out.
not a firefly :-D

The Firefly Dance has had some delays, but soon as I know more about that anthology I will pass it on.

Now, y’all go have a good great day. And remember: Do Not, Ever Ever, Use Your Hairdryer While Sleeping!