Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

How fair ye on this fine Tuesday Morning?

Question:  What trade was Greek philosopher Socrates trained for?

A: Stonecutting.

I wonder if there was a difference between stonecutting for art and stonecutting for everyday living...plus, does the physical labor lead to philosophical pursuits?  Hmmmm

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

May your Thanksgiving's be safe and warm...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day

mithridate \MITH-ri-deyt\, noun:

A confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison.

~Interesting note:  Mithridate originates from the name of Mithridates VI, a legendary king who had an immunity to poisons.  Here's a case of the real world and a paranormal world meeting.  hmmm, a character, maybe a spy, who could not be killed or could only be killed by poison.~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

~Here's an interesting bit of historical trivia.  Well to me anyway, lol.~

Question: True or False: George Washington was born in England?

Answer:  False

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day

Emend \ih-MEND\, verb:

1. To free from faults or errors; correct.

2. To edit or change a text.
~Hmmm, so when the time comes I could go into the emending cave or maybe be waiting for my current emends to come in...  lol, you know, I kinda like it!~

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

Who was the very guest host on the first show of 'Saturday Night Live'?

Don't peek...

George Carlin

Monday, November 15, 2010

Finally....A Magical The End!

The last sentence is down, those last two words are placed and I am one happy author!

Oh, I still have to edit and re-edit, send it off to my CP and a reading buddy, edit again and then hopefully be ready to submit.  Still and all I'm thrilled to have it done.

No shifters in this story, but magic and mayhem, indeed, and a wee bit of Latin.

Next up, a bit of work on my dazzling dragon story and editing on my second jaguar shifter story...I hope they are both ready for me!

Nite all...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Guest Blogger, Stacey Kennedy Today on Shapeshifter Seductions.

Hey Everyone,
Stacey Kennedy stops by today over at Shapeshifter Seductions to share with us a bit about herself and her new release, An Everlasting Bite.  Come on by and say hello.  :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day - Saccade

Saccade \sa-KAHD\, noun:

1. The movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading.

2. The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.

~Well then, I must saccade, a lot!  Nope, sadly I don't have a horse, but I have a bunch of books.  ;)  I find it interesting though, that the same word can be used in eye movement and horse checking.  I wonder if it had something to do with the horses eye movement when they use that "single strong pull"?~

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

Good Tuesday morning...
I thought to break from the Tuesday Temptation today and  go with a little fun trivia found at http://www.funtrivia.com/
So on with the show...enjoy!

Question:  Who lived at 1164 Morning Glory Circle, Westport, Connecticut?

Don't peek if you're still thinking...

Answer:  Darrin and Samantha Stephens (BEWITCHED) officially resided at 1164 Morning Glory Circle in Westport, Connecticut.
Have a great day!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Facts - Pablo Picasso

The First Communion by Pablo Picasso
Picture and facts from Mental Floss

1. The painting depicts Pablo Picasso’s sister, Lola, at her first communion. The man at her side is either modeled on their father or on Vilches, a doctor and a friend of the family. The young altar boy is Pere, Vilches’ son.

2. Picasso’s interest in art developed at a young age: he began drawing by age 7, he completed his first painting by age 9, and at age 14 he began “The First Communion.”

See more of the article at Mental Floss.


I just love art.  My walls are covered by prints I've found interesting, unique, strange and peaceful.  I'm not an expert, just a avid looker, ponderer and enjoyer of visual art.

When I happened across this painting by Picasso, I was shocked...that painting is a Picasso?  They don't, at all, resemble the works on my wall.  Nope, this painting was so normal.  Beautiful, of course, but just so normal.  As I read the article I was bowled over to learn that this painting was started when Pablo was only 14.  Let see, at 14 I was gawking at cute boys and listening to copious amounts of Duran Duran...

Impressive...so very impressive.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day - Chicanery

Chicanery \shih-KAY-nuh-ree\, noun:

1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
2. A trick; a subterfuge.

~I know I've heard this word used before, but what a nice flow it has.  So I wondered where the word came from and check out what I found.~


From French chicaner (to quibble).

~Cool, huh.  I am so going to have to use this word in a discussion with my family sometime.  I wonder if it will stop the conversation or if I'll get a what are you saying kind of look...heheheh.~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day!

Well, I voted, but do you know what the highlight of my day has been so far?  On the way home from doing my duty, I heard Election Day by Arcadia on the radio!  ~Can you believe I found a picture of the album cover?~

I know kinda sad, huh.

An election of our leaders should be exciting and energizing.  I should be jonesing to know the results, to know if my small part has helped, but the reality is I'm just glad that the barrage of horror show TV ads and radio blurbs are going to be over...

I used to believe I could make a difference in the world of politics, but now, I'm not sure.

Happy Election Day everyone...I hope you hear one of your favorites songs on the radio as well!