Friday, January 18, 2008

What Tarot Card are You?

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

American Gladiators

We have become hooked on American Gladiators! I find every part of this show intriguing! From the smack talk to the ass woopin the get in return. Its awesome. Its funny that the ones who talk the loudest, are the ones who get beat the worst. I noticed last night how much it brings out the true personalities of the people who are defeated, as well as the ones who win. There was a minister (Andy) on there who was getting beaten pretty good by Titan in the jousting tournament. Wow, he was really angry when he came out of the water. He was a loud barker too! Strangely enough he came in first on the last event. I wanted Sharaud to win! Shoot.
When the next guy came out, Sharaud, he was quiet and just knocked Titan into the water. Sharaud fell in too, but got the most points for knocking Titan in first. I was severly impressed with how cool Titan was when he came up. He congratulated Sharaud and told him thats how the game is played. Very cool.
Needless to say, I have my next sword slinger image. He is the one on the far left of this picture. Look at this guy and his stats here:

I do have to say, that over all, my favorite Gladiator has to be Wolf.

Hes not as "shiny" as the others and his persona just appeals to me I guess. He eggs the contestants on and gets them mad, then laughs. I think its quite funny.
My kids love watching the women the most. Again, great material for a heroine. hehe

Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

You might be a Writer if...

Hi everyone!

I frequent Erica Orloff's blog quite often, she's lots of fun and had this "You Might be a Writer if..." topic posted. It inspired a brainstorm that stems from one of my favorite stand up comedians, Jeff Foxworthy, so I give you:

You might be a Writer if...

...You sit next to a total stranger at a dinner party and ask "So, how did you meet?" and then actually listen.

...You meet someone with a really weird profession (like undertaker,) and spend the next hour hounding them with questions as if they were the most fascinating person on the planet.

...You realize you LIKE seeing red ink on your manuscript, because it's going to make it better.

... Your characters have their own songs on your ipod, or their own chat rooms.

... Your characters make you happier then real life people, because you can delete them if they piss you off.

... You Google things that normally could get you sent to jail, or a mental institution.

... You find yourself writing ideas down on any available scrap of paper.

... Reality shows give inspiration for ways to bump off your Villain.

... Family approach you with story ideas (usually frightening ones) because we infect them.

... You forget half of what your supposed to do and block out the rest.

... Your characters keep you awake with their problems.

... People who made you mad in life end up showing an odd resemblance to your Antagonist and you get to see them dealt with any way you see fit.

... You cant get into a story anymore, because you read everything critically now.

... You get out of bed after being there for only ten minutes because you have to jot a thought down.

... You have to pull over to write down an idea. (Please pull over, friends don't let friends write and drive.)

... You love family/neighborhood drama because it will be great in your next project.

... You snip stories and write down conversations over heard because it would be great for your next story.

... You make up interesting background stories about people around you.

It really reminds me of how much fun it is to be a writer, and the humor and frustration others must feel when they are around us. lol If you suffer from some, or all, of these symptoms, well, you must be a writer. I know there are others I've missed, please, add to my list so we may suffer together!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Supporting Firefighters!!

I recieved this message from a family friend today. Mike is a Seattle firefighter, he (and his family) participates in this every year. It's not an easy trek!

Dear Friends & Family,

On Sunday March 2, I will be participating in the 17th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb event (my 10th in a row) at the Columbia Center
in Seattle, Wa. I will be joining over 1,300 firefighters from 180 different departments across Washington State, Oregon and departments across the United States in racing up 69-flights in full combat gear including SCBA to help raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Every five minutes, someone in this country is diagnosed with a blood cancer

Leukemia is the #1 disease killer of young adults under the age of 20

More than 617,000 Americans live with blood cancers

Every nine minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer

Ten times as many adults as children are stricken with leukemia

I am writing to each of you to ask for your support. This year I have set a goal of $2000.00. This money will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for research, patient services, advocacy and education. NO DONATION IS TOO GREAT OR TOO SMALL......every bit helps! If you would like to contribute please make your checks payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or you can donate online at;
I would appreciate it if you could send me your tax-deductible contribution by no later than March 1, 2008.

I thank you in advance for supporting me in my efforts and for your generosity in supporting the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. for those of you who have supported in the past I thank you again. The more I raise for the cause the easier it makes it to climb to the top of the tower. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to forward this to friends and family who you think might like to donate also.


Mike Bollinger
16814 McElroy Rd
Arlington, Wa. 98223

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A New Year!

I always love a new year! It feels like a new slate to try everything all over again. I rarely make resolutions, too hard to keep up with. But this year, I'm setting some obtainable goals. One is to write more, I think just about every writer says that, and my family probably thinks I write enough! lol... I think I need to spend more time in that imaginary world. Can I ever get enough of that?? NO! hehe But then, half the time, my imaginary world includes my real world. How hard is it to imagine Mr C in a hauberk, on a Frisian stallion war horse, with a sheathed sword and all the goodies there? Its not hard for me. After 20 years together I still find him delicious. hehe
With waist length black hair on a 6'4, broad stature, brown eyes that are soft for his loved ones, but hard and critical of outsiders, and wisdom beyond his years, its hard for me not to fantasize about him.


I have 2 novels going right now. One is complete, its just in the "soaking" period and I will be reediting it before letting it go to be read and critiqued by others. The other I'm still writing and its still behind "closed doors".
Ive become very guarded about even discussing a WIP, perhaps its just superstitious, but I think it kills the story if I talk about it before its complete. Its kind of like a little flower that blossoms too soon. If it is revealed too soon, the frost will kill it.

I have a great feeling for this year and my tarot reading cleared up some things for me last night. Indeed, it will be a great year and it all starts one day at a time.

So, off I go to enjoy the day!