The mystery called TAXES…

So I have to be honest and say taxes are still a bit perplexing to me. The only thing I can say with certainty is that taxes are very much like death –you really CAN’T avoid them.  I recall my first encounter with taxes.  I was 16 and working my very first job as a cashier at the Winn Dixie grocery chain.  Before I even realized, the first pay period came…

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Backstory = Bla Bla Bla

Hello friends, I’ll be brief. The way I feel about the literary “backstory” issue is the same way I feel about my HUSBAND’S backstories when my son somehow ends up in the emergency room whenever I leave those two alone for even an hour of “me-time.”   I really don’t CARE what happened BEFORE unless the information has a DIRECT IMPACT on the current situation.  That’s basically the cardinal rule of…

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April Foolishness

So I’m pregnant. With twins. Actually its triplets. Who am I kidding.. there’s 9 of them in there. Just call me the NOVEM-MOM ( I looked it up, novem is 9 in Latin)        Yep, take that octo-mom!   Alright, alright.  April Fools!!!! In all honesty, I absolutely DETEST April Fools Day.  As fun-loving as I can be, I have never been a fan of pranks or jokes of any kind.  Especially…

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bookstores are no bore

As far as I’m concerned, all books should be FREE for everyone to enjoy.  Hey, wait a second.. did I really just say that?  I have honestly lost it.   Here I am trying to SELL books hoping to make some extra cash, and my mouth utters the cruelest betrayal.  Ok mouth you asked for it.  You are officially on a time-out for the rest of this blog. What? (muffled complaining)…

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lucky, or just good programming??? Things that make ya go hmmmm…

For some odd reason my mom always told me I was born a “lucky” child. I dunno, maybe she felt that way because after suffering a heart-breaking miscarriage, and trying  for what seemed like an eternity (it was only a year) my parents finally got the second child they so desperately wanted. According to my mom, I was born smiling, and haven’t stopped since.  Of course, the doctor would probably…

Thursday, March 18, 2010

“The Opposite of Me” gets full SISTER approval

Anyone with a sister knows “sister relationships” can sometimes be quite complicated. Deb Sarah definitely knows the deep love, but severe competition that very often lies between sisters, and she weaves it in beautifully in her incredibly engaging book “The Opposite of Me.”  My sister and I for example, couldn’t BE more opposite, which is why I especially found myself quite amused from the minute I picked up this juicy novel. …

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Dictionary; My Bible.

I suck at math.  I really do. I’m not afraid to admit I still count on my fingers, stomp my feet like a counting horse when I run out of digits, and suffer from debilitating panic attacks when anything remotely math related rears its ugly head.   In school, math class was a daily heave-inducing stress-fest.  I hid behind my classmates hoping the teacher wouldn’t call on me.  When I did…

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Just call me a sinner!

I’ll refer to scripture here, in an effort to prove a point. “He without sin shall cast the first stone.”   Nevermind that I’m a hardcore Catholic who married a Jew  -but that’s not relevant at the moment—what IS relevant however, is that none of us can claim to be flawless.  We all do naughty things from time to time (some more than others i.e. TIGER WOODS) and we all…

Thursday, February 25, 2010

“….and now for my NEXT TRICK”

Once you actually write a book, people only see the finished product.  They are shielded from the late nights, the 40 pound weight gain, family negligence, writer’s block, deadlines, and eventual panic attacks that set in during the book writing process.  It seems sooo darn  easy when someone holds your perfectly packaged finished book and wonder aloud: “So when is your NEXT ONE coming?”    Who am I? Friggin David Copperfield?? Like…

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bring on the mushy stuff!

“Love Actually,” is actually one of my favorite love movies ever.  Maybe its always been my secret fantasy to land an adorable politician who thinks my fat butt is completely irresistible—but anyhow, since its Valentine’s Week, I thought I’d share my Top 10 favorite mushy love flicks of all time with you and maybe you’ll go out and rent something to watch with your sweetie this weekend. God knows with…

Thursday, February 11, 2010