Wednesday, June 30, 2010
yaw \YAW\, verb:
1. To move unsteadily; weave.
2. To deviate temporarily from a straight course, as a ship.
3. (Of a vehicle) to have a motion about the vertical axis.
Now here's a word I'd use in a Sci-fi story all right, I'm thinking space travel. ;)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
So, in preparation for today's blog, I got to thinking about some of the many different temptations I've had in my lifetime. The one that popped into my head this morning as I drove my daughter to summer school was clean and clear, with a little bit of naughty.
Young love, with a kick of lust on the side.
I remember one of my very first bouts of young love, my heart felt bigger on the inside somehow, more sensitive and needy. I was sure that he was the one for me and that we would ride off on his motorbike in a happy ever after to rival even the great lovers of the past.
Today, I don't remember his name, what he looked like or if that bike was a motorbike or a motorcycle, but I do remember that feeling. That temptation you just can't stop wanting. The love and lust that wakes up all your youthful receptors and says, "Howdy do, doll, welcome to the teenage years!"
There's a verse in Aerosmith's song Young Lust that nails the feeling down for me. Check it out and if you'd like check out the video up top: Young Lust by Aerosmith (live)
Young Lust, you're dying and you're screamin' inside
Oh, you're guilty way before you've been tried
And it's crazy but you're diggin' it
Have a tempting day!
Friday, June 25, 2010
What are you telling your lover with your choice of lingerie?
If you sport a conservative white ensemble, are you saying you are looking for some gentle, beautiful love making?
If your tighty whiteys are really a deep red and expose more than they cover, are you looking for something hot and fast on your first go round and long and simmering the rest of the night long?
If you bring a whole lotta black leather to the table, ~sigh~ well you can paint your own picture there... ;)
Or maybe it doesn't really matter what the color and style, but more that you are wearing it to flirt with your partner that one last time before you... assume the position.
Have a Flirty Friday, everyone!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
rococo \roh-kuh-KOH\, adjective:
1. Ornate or florid in speech, writing, or general style.
2. Pertaining to a style of painting developed simultaneously with the rococo in architecture and decoration, characterized chiefly by smallness of scale, delicacy of color, freedom of brushwork, and the selection of playful subjects as thematic material.
1. A style of architecture and decoration, originating in France about 1720, evolved from Baroque types and distinguished by its elegant refinement in using different materials for a delicate overall effect and by its ornament of shellwork, foliage, etc.
1. In the manner of, or suggested by rococo architecture, decoration, or music or the general atmosphere and spirit of the rococo.
~Funny this word should pop up today. I was thinking about past poetry I've written and one I wrote as a particularly angsty youth used this word. Shoot, I think it was even entitled Rococo in the Wind. I wonder if I kept it?~
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Whatever you want to call it, they tempt me, they always have.
The beauty of skin, colored and marked for all time with designs that flow, monuments to love and love lost, words you live by or simple pictures, calls to me.
The decision to place an image on your body for all time has always intrigued me. How do you decide what is perfect for you, where do you want said art placed and in the end, were you happy with your choice.
I've lived a lot of years happy with the choice I made on my 18th birthday and still they tempt me. The desire to decorate myself again remains, but what should I get to accompany my small butterfly?
I have yet to decide on my next tattoo, but as soon as I do, I'll be in the chair again....ready for that tempting ink.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Darling Diva and I are getting into the swing of this summer thing. Movies, crafts, reading, reading and more reading fill our day. For me I add in there writing, thank goodness, cause I'd surely go nuts without that. However, I've changed up my writing pattern which has thrown me for a bit of a loop. Where I was doing most of my writing in the afternoon, now I'm trying to do it in the morning while DD is sleeping/in summer school. I like writing in the morning as I'm fresh then, but by afternoon I've forgotten to blog and keep up with the blogs I visit...
Yep, time for a reminder list. :) I feel like I have a lot of them this summer.
DD's teacher for next year handed out a required reading list for the summer...(heaven, where was this when I was in school) so I'm helping her track books/pages/time read. She, being a kiddo, would rather be playing anything than reading, but I love it... I've enforced several blocks of reading time in the day, which I have happily agree to read with her. Does it get any better than having to spend time reading?!
Duty calls...chess(I'm actually getting better) and then reading! Woot!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
1. Jarl - Scandinavian
2. Jove - Roman
3. Kreios - Greek
4. Leander - Greek
5. Oden - Norse
6. Priam - Greek
7. Ptah - Egyptian
8. Raiden - Far Eastern
9. Rama - Indian
10. Ravi - Indian
11. Seth - Egyptian
12. Tane - Maori, Polynesian
13. Thor - Norse
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
So if you love J.R. Ward's Brotherhood series as much as I do, this Tuesday's Temptation is a no brainer. ;)
But if you've never before read any of the Brotherhood books, let me break it down for you in just a few words:
Big Bad-Ass Vampires, Kicking Bad Guy Ass, but most importantly, out of this world writing.
Nothing is held back with these characters. What you see is what you get. Their emotions are explosive, painful, pleasurable and just incredible. You can't help be pulled into these stories and they leave you wanting to stay in the town of Caldwell, preferably holed up on their couch, snuggled in between any of the brothers-safe and warm.
Right now I'm reading LOVER MINE and I've taken to carrying a tissue as I read...
Yep, it is that good. Head out and grab one for yourself and see what I mean. :)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
1. Ajax - Greek
2. Alexandros - Greek
3. Belenos - Celtic
4. Cian - Irish
5. Conall - Irish
6. Dagan - Near Eastern
7. Damon - Greek
8. Evander - Greek
9. Finn - Irish
10. Freyr - Norse
11. Gunnar - Scandinavian
12. Helios - Greek
13. Ianus - Roman
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Savvy Authors Presents
Make a Scene with June Diehl
Make a Scene explores the elements that go into structuring a scene, how to decide how to begin and end a scene, and the types of scenes and when to use them. We will also touch on setting, point of view, and character and plot development as they relate to the scene. Examples from published works will be used in addition to making use of the participants’ written scenes.
WHEN: Jun 7 - Jun 21
COST: $10 for Members $15 for NON-Members
WHO: P. June Diehl is the Editorial Director and Senior Editor for Virtual Tales, the Senior SF Editor for ePress-Online, and also coaches authors. Author of THE MAGIC & THE MUNDANE: A Guide for the Writer’s Journey, she teaches/mentors writing classes online at Writer’s Village University and for Pearls of Writing as well as having conducted workshops on various elements of fiction writing and on the business aspects of writing and publishing. She is enrolled in UCLA’s Writing Program, focusing on long and short fiction. Ms. Diehl has published poetry, short stories, and articles online and in print. She’s finalizing a novel and working on four others. The author lives in Virginia with three cats and a dog.