Things of Note:
I can tell summer is here because work has slowed way down, as usual for this season. That means more time for getting stuff done around the house and the craft table, and going out with friends. And books, of course! 🙂 I’m also feeling pretty good health-wise. Between my chiro regimen, the 30-day squat challenge, and cutting down my soda intake (not to mention a new Pilates class I’m going to try out), I just feel like my body is in a better place than it was even a few weeks ago. I also got my short story for the last round of NYC Midnight done and submitted this past weekend, well before the deadline. AND I’m happy with how it turned out. Now I just have to wait to hear the results! Good things, all. 🙂
How are things in your life lately?
Jewelry round-up time again! This month (obvs) is May, which means emerald, lily of the valley, Taurus, and Gemini. I personally love deep, dark emeralds, so this month was fun to put together. Look at the pretty: May Jewelry by Dragonflight Dreams Lily Bracelet, Lily of the V… FrostedWillow $17.95 Taurus Necklace with Emerald alicescottsymb… $116 GEMINI : Zodiac Braille Engr… LeighLuna $80 Tiny Green Emerald Silver Be… SimplyWearable $40 Green lab Emerald with braid… ISLAParis $21.9 Green Bracelet // Emerald Br… MicaJewelsNYC $36 gemini constellation ring, c… ZennedOut $20 OOAK-62.25ct Emerald Pen… mariewudesigns $785 Generated using Treasury HTML code […]
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine had access to a laser cutting machine for a brief while and asked our little coffee group if anyone had anything they wanted cut out of wood or metal or plastic. I had a few ideas pop into my head, but this was at the front of the line. I ran it by him, picked out a plank of oak, and a few days later he dropped this off: Yes! My dragon design in solid oak. He got a kick out of cutting out a dragon with a laser, and having it […]
Exciting word-smith related news! I found out last night that I made the 3rd and final round of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge I posted about before – wahoo!! My assignment for the 2nd round was science fiction, with the Olympics and a personal trainer, and I had 3 days to write it. I’ll probably post it sometime next week if you want to read. This last round is down to just 25 people, and we have only 24 hours (this Saturday) to write our final story. I’ll find out Friday at midnight what the genre, etc. assignments are. […]
As you might know by now, I run an Etsy shop that sells screen printed goods, primarily t-shirts. And I thought it’d be fun today to show a few different ways that a bold graphic tee from my shop could be worn. So, this is the shirt: A simple scoopneck tee, in bright red, with my phoenix design in black. I made a duplicate of this one for myself, and have been wearing it different ways for about a year. Here are some that I have photographic proof of, all appropriate for the hot Texas weather we have 90% of […]
Funny video of the week: Old Spock vs. New Spock. It may be a car commercial, but it’s still dang funny. Awesome video of the week: When did you choose to be straight? Why Employees Shouldn’t Have Hours. “The traditional 9-to-5, 40-hour work week is just that: traditional. It’s a fossil from an era when the number of hours an employee clocked on a production line was a simplified measurement of productivity.” Do authors ever prefer the movie to their own book? Coverflip: Author Calls for an End to Gendered Book Covers. This is one of those things I hadn’t […]
I’m linking up with Jenni again for the May blogging challenge. I’m a day late, but yesterday’s topic was ‘sell yourself in 10 words or less.’ Jenni herself did a list of 10 words, and I liked that better than trying to come up with a-10 word coherent sentence to do the job. So! Here are my 10 words about me: Creative Introvert Stubborn Bookworm Reserved Monogamous Perfectionist Independent Globetrotter (whenever possible) Nightowl What are your 10 words?