Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dance, Babies!

Love the redheaded boy (not sure if it's the same one in both vids though) and Arianna's "Washing Machine" is flawless!










Thursday, August 27, 2009

Red Skelton...On Marriage

I got this email from my buddy, Regis ("Reegie") and loved it so thought I'd share:




RED SKELTON'S RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT MARRIAGE
For those of you old enough to remember Red Skelton, I think you will enjoy this e-mail.
For those of you not old enough you will see what you missed.
Either way, his humor was always clean and he was a great entertainer.
A rerun of great one liners from the man who was known for his clean humor.
I hope you get a chuckle or two reading them once more

RED SKELTON'S RECIPEFOR THE PERFECT MARRIAGE

1. Two times a week we go to a nice restaurant, have aLittle beverage, good food and companionshipShe goes on Tuesdays; I go on Fridays.

2. We also sleep in separate beds.Hers is in California, and mine is in Texas ..

3. I take my wife everywhere....But she keeps finding her way back.

4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our anniversary."Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.So I suggested the kitchen.

5. We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.


6. She has an electric blender, electricToaster and electric bread maker.She said "There are too many gadgets, and no placeTo sit down!" So I bought her an electric chair.


7. My wife told me the car wasn't running wellBecause there was water in the carburetor.I asked where the car was. She told me, "In the lake."


8. She got a mud pack, and looked great for two days.Then the mud fell off.


9. She ran after the garbage truck, yelling, "Am I too lateFor the garbage?" The driver said, "No, jump in!"


10. Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.


11. I married Miss Right. I just didn't know herFirst name was Always.


12. I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 monthsI don't like to interrupt her.


13. The last fight was my fault though.My wife asked, "What's on the TV?"I said, "Dust!"


And Red Skelton always ended his programs with the words, "God Bless."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rita Van Loenen Gets Kidney From Taxi Driver

Rita Van Loenen Gets Kidney From Taxi Driver

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This is such a great story. A taxi driver who had been driving a woman to dialysis fo rmonths actually offered his own kidney when she needed a transplant... and was a perfect match.

It's so refreshing to know that in this world that at times seems like it is in a steady decline toward hell, sometimes you can still come across a kind-hearted, genuinely decent person.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Incredible Bat-Mouse

My daughter wanted a pet mouse so as a present for doing so good during the school year she got to pick one out on the last day of school last June. She chose a brown "fancy" mouse and named him Lil' T (short for Lil' Tiny).

So Lil' T, with his ghettofabulous name, became a new member of the family. It was soon after that we discovered a little quirk of his. (And the first time we saw this, we thought the little critter was dead) :



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He actually climbs onto the back of his wheel and sleeps hanging over the ledge. I thought only bats slept hanging.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I Dream Of David Cook part 2/3

OK, I call this "Part 2/3" because I know I posted my first DC dream somewhere (probably Myspace) but I don't recall posting the second, and I just had the third so...


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Dream 2:

This one was really weird because it had a lot of people that I work with at the day job, but don't really "know." Me, my mother and grandmother go to this place. It's this big open space one-room store. There are all these couches inside so my mom & grandmother go sit and are just relaxing. A guy I work with is kind of nailed to the arched ceiling because he's working security and has to watch out for shoplifters?????
I decide to "window shop" because I have very little money to my name. I find two blankets with David Cook, and they're really awesome. The one blanket has a hologram design (on a blanket-how weird) of David moving around, singing, whatever. It's the only one left and on sale for waaaaaaaaaaaay less than normal, but I'm a few dollars short so i can't get it.



Dream 3:

Weird, and GROSS. OK, so I think I had thi sdream because I posted that Green Man Dancing vid last night before going to bed and it got me thinking about the one I posted before that & how crazy fans can be. This was all right before I went to bed so it was fresh in my mind.
I had adream taht I went to an outdoor DC concert and he was up on this platform performing above everyone. Some crazy woman poisoned him before the show so he'd get sick in hope that he would throw up over the rail of the platform and she was just waiting to collect the vomit to sell on eBay. I was talking to his guitarist (Neil, Neal? Whatever. The blond dude with all the piercings.) about how crazy fans are.

Yeah, um, so... I woke up and instead of thinking "What the hell is wrong with these people?" I thought "What the hell is wrong with me?" LOL! And I realized my last two blog posts were about DC (and this makes #3 in a row, actually) so figured maaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyybbbeeee I'm going a bit overboard with the DC posting. Maybe my dream was from me wondering if I'm getting a little too much "fanatic."
I don't know. It's not like I'd scream if I saw the guy, chase him down for an autograph/pic or offer sexual favors. My "Fan-ness" pretty much caps out at listening to the CD, going to the concert, and blogging. That's not so bad, is it? I mean, I do have a DC wallpaper on my laptop...

Hmmm... Tomorrow's post will NOT be DC. I promise. And for you smart-alecs out there, it won't be Supernatural/Jensen Ackles/Dean Winchester either (who just happens to be the wallpaper on my pc).

Sweet Dreams!

David Cook... Dancing In Green Lycra

There are no words for this one. Just, LMAO!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

David Cook Gets Mad.

People got issues. Glad to hear DC put 'em in place. Sheesh. I love the dude but pushing a little girl into a rail to get an autograph?



Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dominating The Charts, Baby ( - ;

So I was having a blah kind of day, and I went down to the computer lab at work to check the SBP site. I have this compulsion with checking all sites that sell my books, just to see if they're selling. Even though it totally brings me down when I see my books sitting there... not budging a bit... (I like to torture myself, apparently), but it's such a picker-upper when I check and see one or both of them climbing up that ladder to #1

This was what I saw today on my publisher's home page:

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I saw that Moonlit Dream was no longer in the #2 spot and started to get a little bummed, then I realized it had been knocked out by... myself. LOL!

I was quite bouncy after that. ( - ;

Now I just hope they stay there awhile.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm A Twit

I finally caved and joined Twitter. I guess that officially makes me a "twit". Oh well. I guess it's better than being a twat. ( - ;

Join me: www.twitter.com/crystalrainlove

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Guardian Cowboy Charm

Oh, this is just too cute. I found a charm on www.westerncharm.com called... Guardian Cowboy!!!

guardian cowboy charm

How frigging cute (and perfect) is that? I think I'll buy it for myself when Guardian Cowboy officially releases.

Hmmm... and how perfect would it be as a prize to give away when Guardian Cowboy comes out?!?!?!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Who's The Author Here?!?!

Sooooo... Remember when I had that little poll and asked whose story I should tell for the fourth installment of the Blood Revelation series? I introduced you all to Seta and Christian, two of my favorite characters from the series (next to Jacob Porter, my dream man, of course)and stated that the next book would be focused on the one you chose as the most intriguing.

Christian raked in the votes so true to my word, I started to write his story. The prologue (which has been a vision in my head for years)flowed effortlessly. Then I started the first chapter. I wrote a few paragraphs... and kablooey.

The characters would not budge. I tried to push and prod, but they set their heels in and shook their heads at me. I wrote an entirely different story and then came back to them. They had their arms crossed, their jaws set. They were not relenting.

Then a minor character from an earlier book stepped up and pointed out that her story hadn't been told yet, and it was time for me to fix that. You see, I've been seeing the scenes from her story play out for a while now, but I figured her story was a shorter length, simple little story that I could do as a free read or sandwich it in with Christian's story, but nooooooooooooo.

Then one day at work I called a woman... and her last name was the hero's name which had been eluding me all this time... It was so perfect. He came to life in full detail with an impish grin. Apparently, he thought it was about frigging time I discovered his name, and that this particular story wasn't a little mini-read. Nope. This story is needed to move the whole series along.

So, the poll results have went out the window. Christian and Seta will have to battle it out for star billing in Book #5. The fourth book has a new set of main characters.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I don't create these stories. The characters do. And they will whine, complain, demand, and push me to the limits until I finally sit in front of the keyboard and type the story they tell me to tell.

It's very fortunate that they know what they're doing. ( - ;

Friday, August 7, 2009

David Cook, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen on GMA

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I loved this. I especially like how the other guys look kind of spruced up and David looks like he just rolled out of bad and threw something on, yet still looks 100 times hotter. Love him!