Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

poltroon \pol-TROON\, noun:

1. A wretched coward; craven.
1. Marked by utter cowardice.

~Very cool word!  I love when I happen across words that I've never heard before.  Now, I feel compelled to write about a poltroon character.~

Poltroon originally came from the Latin pullus meaning “young animal.” It came to mean an idler or coward in Old French.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Teaser

Can you complete this grid of letters? Each line is a valid 5 letter word with its first and last letters missing. The missing letters form a word when read downwards and the same word appears both at the start and at the end. What is the missing word?


See below for answers...



Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Retro...

LOL...there's just something about Norman Rockwell's work that makes me smile.  I wonder what his sense of humor was like?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Safe travels and plenty of, er, flamingo one and all on this day of Thanksgiving...


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

kef \keyf\, noun:

1. A state of drowsy contentment
2. Also, keef. a substance, especially a smoking preparation of hemp leaves, used to produce this state.

~LOL, so tomorrow, after my yummy turkey dinner, I'll experience a kef!  I wonder if I can sneak this word into the conversation around the dinner table? ;)~

Kef comes from the Arabic word kaif meaning “well-being or pleasure.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Trivia - Thanksgiving Style

How about some Tuesday Trivia of the Thanksgiving sort in preparation for the upcoming holiday?*

1.  In what year did the first American Thanksgiving celebration take place?
A. 1900
B. 1492
C. 1621
D. 1776

2. Where was the first American Thanksgiving celebration held?
A. Plymouth, Massachusetts
B. New York, New York
C. Jamestown, Virginia
D. Boston, Massachusetts

3. How many Pilgrims were on board the Mayflower?
A. 89
B. 102
C. 185
D. 219

4. The Native Americans who were invited to the first Thanksgiving feast belonged to the Wampanoag tribe. Who was the chief of this tribe?
A Squanto
B Samoset
C Cheyenne
D Massasoit

5. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?
A. One day
B. One week
C. Three days
D. Four days

1. C 1621
2. A Plymouth, Massachusetts
3. B (it is believed to be 102)
4. D Massasoit
5. C Three days (the celebration consisted of games as well as food)  

*Thanks to for this great little trivia quiz.  Check out more info by Ryan Walters here...


Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Retro... thinks this was not meant to portray those special spanking that lead to hours of fun and morning after grins!  :D

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Ferly \FER-lee\, noun:
1. Something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror.
2. Astonishment; wonder.
1. Unexpected; strange; unusual.

~I love to be ferlied!  LOL~

Ferly is derived from Old English fǣrlīc meaning fǣr (fear) and -līc (-ly). It was related to the German gefährlich meaning dangerous.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tunes...

How's about a slightly retro tune this Tuesday.

I missed the Lady Gaga hype at the beginning, but Darling Diva is now discovering that she enjoys her songs...soooo, trying to be a good mom, I listen.  Know what, I too, enjoy a little poker face.  ~wink~

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Muse...

I'm not very happy with my muse today.  I have an idea tiptoeing around the edges of my brain and it's been there all weekend. it tortures me with the barest of flashes-New Year's Eve, the ball dropping on the masses, wolves and passion-but the story that I know is there refuses to solidify.

To be fair, it must have been Sat morning when I awoke with the clearest of pictures of my next story, but real life reared its busy head and delayed me from writing the idea down.  I can see why my muse would now be holding out on me...

So I publicly apologize to my dear muse for not taking notes when I should have and I promise to pay closer attention if you would just come a little closer and, once again,  whisper it in my ear. 

Much love, your dutiful scribe

Sunday, November 13, 2011

TRR Yes! Party

I'm giving away a copy of A MAGICAL RETURN during The Romance Reviews Yes! party.  Come on over for a chance to win!  Have a happy Sunday.  :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Retro...

LOL...I'm gonna remember my Miranda rights, cause anything I say at this point could be held against me!  ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remembering The "Mighty Fitz"

Nov 10th, 1975 twenty-nine souls lost to a Nov gale on Lake Gichigami* shall be quietly remembered.

*Gichigami is the Ojibwa (Chippewa) word for Lake Superior, meaning "big water".

 ~When you stand on the shores of this beautiful lake, you forget how deadly she can be...~

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

perdition \per-DISH-uhn\, noun:
1. A state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation.
2. The future state of the wicked.
3. Hell.
4. Utter destruction or ruin.
5. Obsolete. Loss. 

~You know, I like this word a lot better than Hell.  It sounds scarier and more final than Hell.  "You're on the path to perdition, son.  Watch out."  Yep, watch out, indeed!~

Perdition stems from the Latin perditiōn- meaning destruction. It was the equivalent of perdit, the past participle of perdere meaning to do in, ruin or lose.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Interview and Giveaway...

Nov 7th - 10th, you can find me over at Ann Lory's Blog Bites.  Check out my interview and leave a message for a chance to win a copy of my recent release, A Magical Return.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Retro...

"Who shall I be tonight, darling?  Marilyn, Rita or little ol' Betty Jean."    Aah, the power of a good wig!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Nyctophobia \nik-tuh-FOH-bee-uh\, noun:
An abnormal fear of night or darkness.

~What's to fear...there are vamps, shifters and all manner of paranormal lovelies out to protect us at night...I'd say it's the daytime we need to worry about! *Wink*  Yes, my imagination is a lovely place to come and play.~

Nyctophobia stems from the Greek nyktos- meaning night and phobia meaning fear.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Trailer...One for the Money

Looky, looky at what I found!  The trailer for Janet Evanovich's  One for the Money coming Jan 27th, 2012 to theaters near you!!  Wheeeee!

I can't wait!  A friend introduced me to this book series a few years back and I have been eternally grateful!  Thanks Tammi. 

I have never laughed so much and so hard at a group of characters as I do with Stephanie and crew.  And now they're coming to the big screen - sweet!