Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Before the show airs tonight with the double elimination, I figured I'd better comment. I'm becoming a huge Ty Murray fan. He's adorable, he's nice, he's solid, and to me, what the show is about. Who would have thunk that a bronco buster could do the Lindy Hop?

I like a few of the others, but Ty's the one I most look forward to seeing. I do hope that Holly or one of the Steve's hit the door tonight. I wanted to give both Steves a chance to recover from their earlier injuries, and much as I adore Lacey, I don't think she's got a partner to last long. But Derek!!!! He is such a great choreographer; I want him to stay in there so I can watch his innovative moves. :) Carol


Monday, March 30, 2009

A shout out to Fargo and all the other communities along the Red River. Everyone must be sooooo exhausted, both emotionally and physically. Hang in there, and I hope the waters subside sooner rather than later. {{hugs}} Carol

Martinsville, what a great race!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wow, what a great race today at Martinsville! I was a bit worried about the weather, but it cleared out. Not too many cautions and what an exciting finish! The way Jimmie Johnson bumped Denny Hamlin aside to take the checker flag! It was the stuff short track is made of. What was even more exciting was how for the most part it was a 4-way race among Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Hamlin and Johnson. Of course, for the Hendrick Motorsports, what a perfert way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its first victory.


:) Carol

Animal Cruelty

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Everyone knows I'm an animal lover, but a local story tonight has made me distraught and sick to my stomach. A woman allegedly moved in with her boyfriend and left her 2 cats to starve to death in her apartment...no water, no food, just locked up and abandoned for at least 60 days.

The cats died a slow, horrible death. My recommendation for the owner's punishment? Locked up with no food, no water for 60 days. I hope they throw the book at her and she's imprisoned for a long time. Carol


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I got wrapped up last night, trying to figure out the Amazon community boards and whether there should be any I should participate on as a quarterfinalist. [apparently some finalists are already running a 'twitter' campaign. talk about being behind technology-wise].

However, since last night's theme was my fav, the Grand Ol' Oprey, I listened/watched the performances with great interest. I thought Matt was hands down the best, although I also enjoyed Megan and Allyson's performances. However, I could have thrown the TV out the window when Adam destroyed the Johnny Cash classic. Sorry, but Adam probably will never see a text vote from me for the rest of the season. The way he stood after he finished...like he had done something special. As Simon said, self-indulgent rubbish.


Anyway, don't forget to stop by and hopefully drop a good compliment on the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. :) Carol


Amazon Breakthrough Novel Quarterfinalist!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ohmigod. I entered my old book of my soul "Beasts of Avalon" for a kick in the Amazon's Breakthrough Novel contest. The contest was limited to 10,000 entries and I've received notification that I'm a quarterfinalist...meaning I'm one out of 500 entries to survive the first cut!!!! Comments are appreciated.
:) Carol

Thank you for participating in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. We received thousands of submissions and were impressed with the incredible talent and creativity demonstrated by participating authors this year. We are happy to inform you that you have been selected to move forward in the contest. Now that you're a Quarterfinalist, Amazon customers can read, rate and review your excerpt while your manuscript is being reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Last year, tens of thousands of reviews were written by customers and fellow contestants giving authors valuable feedback on their writing.

You can find your excerpt on Amazon.com via the following link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UG3BJA, and access the main contest page where all entries are located at www.amazon.com/abna. Good luck! ABNA Admin


Monday, March 16, 2009

I missed tonight's competition. My friends Lynn and Ray were celebrating their 23rd anniversary [woohoo!!!!]. The party was a blast and the restaurant was lovely, lovely, lovely, but I didn't get home until the last 5 minutes of the program. I didn't get what the last dancer [Gil?] was doing until one of the judges said something. I know all the women are ga-ga over him, but so far he leaves me shrugging my shoulders. Then again, he left me rolling my eyes in the movie Sex in the City, but since the whole movie left me cold, I won't hold that against him. It's funny, but I'm cheering more for the professional dancers than any celebrity. :) Carol

WTG, Kurt Busch!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hey, back to back brothers win. First Kyle at Las Vegas ad then Kurt at Atlanta. Man, did he dominate.


I had a friend over for pizza and a movie night, but I got to watch most of the race.

I've been doing some intense writing. I decided to enter the competition for the Mystery Writers' Annual Anthology because of the supernatural theme, but the short story didn't really come together for me until Saturday. I burned up the keyboard. I mailed off the story today so we'll see. Writing a short story was a new experience in terms of going after one professionally. When I was young, I churned and burned poems and short stories, but of course, none of those ever saw the light of publication beyond school publications.

Tonight I'm chillaxing and watching AI and the Dancing With the Stars results. :) Carol

Sobe continued

Monday, March 2, 2009

I have to admit that I'm more a HGTV junkie than Food Network. I've come to the sad conclusion I'll never get into cooking. However, my friends were major thrilled by all the food personalities they saw at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival.

At the Paula Dean Casino night, the Neely's got up and sang 'We are Family' and rocked the crowd. Then as we were wandering, my friends went nuts when they spotted Iron Chef Morimoto. Interesting, though, when we approached and asked to take a photo with him. His pal tore up a piece of paper and threw the confetti as he took the photo. Then as the Iron Chef walked away, we spotted his socks so of course I had to take a shot. :) Carol

Congrats, Kyle Busch

Sunday, March 1, 2009

On winning the Shelby!!!! This victory as to be really sweet for him as Las Vegas is his hometown track. I have to say that his car with all the M&M's always makes me smile.

The Official Site of Kyle Busch

And how Jeff Gordon not only finished the race but in decent position is beyond me. Talk about duct taping a car. Amazing.

But there were soooooo many caution flags. Daytona had rain; Fontana had 'sprinkles'. I'm looking forward to an all-out race in the last laps. Hopefully, Altanta will deliver next Sunday.

:) Carol