Funny Shirts

Posted by Vicki on Jul 17, 2011

I love funny shirts!!! I’ve bought a few for the girls, and I used to have some a few years ago. The ones for the girls say things like “I’m an angel…..sometimes”, and “I’m too cute to be in trouble”…*LOL* I love shirts like that. My brother is a fan of funny shirts as well, although he has an odd sense of humor.


Custom Flowers

Posted by Vicki on Jul 17, 2011

I love flowers. It’s one of my more typical girl things. *LOL* I love the look of them, and most especially the smell of them. I love when I receive flowers, and while I’m happy with the supermarket arrangements, it’s even more special when you can get custom flowers in your arrangements.

My favorite flowers are the highly scented ones. Roses, lilacs, etc. Someday when I have my own place, I would like to plant some of them. I like easy keepers too, something I don’t have to constantly worry about, an occasional water, and let them go. I would also like ones that come back year after year, so I don’t have to plant new ones every year.


Auto Lift

Posted by Vicki on Jul 17, 2011

It would have been nice to have an auto lift yesterday when we were changing the radiator in my car. But even more than a lift, it would have been nice to have an air conditioned garage to work in. It was ridiculously hot yesterday, which made the job take much longer than it should have. We had to come inside and cool off several times, and Dad and I still ended up over heated.


PC Desktops

Posted by Vicki on Jul 17, 2011

I love pc desktops. Okay, laptops are great for portability, but I just love working on a desktop. It’s just a lot more comfortable and more natural to me.

I was thrilled when we were able to get a new desktop this year. It’s so much faster than our old one was. Of course using Windows 7 is taking some getting used to, compared to XP, but we are getting it figured out.


Yakima Bike Racks

Posted by Vicki on Jul 17, 2011

I guess I’ve never been such an avid biker that I would require one of the yakima bike racks for my vehicle. I guess I lean more towards hiking, or trail riding, on horses that is, not bikes. *LOL* I think too that I would find it a hassle to remove the tire from the bike in order to transport it, but then I suppose many would find it a hassle to transport a horse as well.


Vigilante

Posted by Vicki on Jul 11, 2011

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Vigilante
Bethany House (July 1, 2011)
by
Robin Parrish

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robin Parrish wants to take you on a ride.

A wild ride — which is exactly what you’re in for when you pick up one of his books. And he’s adamant that it will never be the same kind of experience twice.

Robin’s stories mix, mingle, and meld various genres together to create thoroughly original suspense/thrillers. His Dominion Trilogy, for example, mashed up superhero action, secret societies, ancient myths, and an apocalyptic setting to create an entirely new take on the classic “hero’s journey.” Offworld mixed science fiction and an end-of-the-world scenario with high-octane action. Nightmare, his 2010 novel, is a spine-tingling examination of the world of the paranormal, paired with can’t-put-it-down mystery. His 2011 novel, Vigilante, is an action-packed story about a soldier who sets out to change the world. Later this year, he’s releasing his first ever Young Adult novel, titled Corridor.

Always pushing the envelope, ever on the edge of where modern storytelling is going, Robin Parrish will gladly and unapologetically tell you that he’s an entertainer, a weaver of stories that ignite the mind and delight the heart. Defying labels and refusing pigeonholes, his imagination is fueled by the possibilities of asking “What if…?”, and as anyone who’s read his work knows, he has a very big imagination.

His influences as a novelist range from television and film storytellers like Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams, to masters of the modern myth like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Akin to Philip K. Dick’s search for the meaning of identity, most of what Robin writes about boils down to his own ponderings and examinations of just what this thing we call “existence” is.

Robin is a full time writer. He and his wife Karen and two children live in High Point, NC.

“Robin Parrish is a keen-eyed, passionate pop cultural savant,
whose writing is as incisive and insightful as it is entertaining.”

- Allan Heinberg, Executive Producer, Grey’s Anatomy

ABOUT THE BOOK

Nolan Gray is an elite soldier, skilled in all forms of combat. After years fighting on foreign battlefields, witnessing unspeakable evils and atrocities firsthand, a world-weary Nolan returns home to find it just as corrupt as the war zones. Everywhere he looks, there’s pain and cruelty. Society is being destroyed by wicked men who don’t care who they make suffer or destroy.

Nolan decides to do what no one else can, what no one has ever attempted. He will defend the helpless. He will tear down the wicked. He will wage a one-man war on the heart of man, and he won’t stop until the world is the way it should be.

The wicked have had their day. Morality’s time has come. In a culture starving for a hero, can one extraordinary man make things right?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Vigilante, go HERE.


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Things Are Well

Posted by Vicki on Jul 6, 2011

Softball season is over for the year. It was a great year, and everyone had a lot of fun.

The weather has been hot and humid lately, but I am glad that the hot weather waited until July to start. Today in contrast is windy and looks like it might rain. The temps are nice, and I wish it would continue all day long.

Swimming lessons start next week. I’m not really looking forward to the travel every day, but it’s only for 2 weeks, so I will survive. *LOL*

I keep thinking that perhaps I will get to stay home at some point, but it doesn’t appear so. *LOL* Such is life with two non-stop active girls.


Payday Loan

Posted by Vicki on Jul 6, 2011

I’m not generally an advocate of payday loans, but I do see certain times when they could come in handy.

Today for instance I have to take my car into the shop. If an expensive repair is needed then a payday loan could come in handy.

I don’t really mind loans in general, as long as people are smart, and use the money wisely.


Bovie

Posted by Vicki on Jul 6, 2011

I had to laugh when I came across the word “bovie“. I had to wonder what it was, what it did, what kind of a word is “bovie”….Well, it turns out that it is the brand name of a electrosurgical generator. For me it kind of took the fun out of the word, after finding out that is what it is. *LOL* I have no use for one of those, so I guess I’ll leave it up to the hospitals and other such facilities to decide if they want a Bovie or not.


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Veiled Rose

Posted by Vicki on Jul 6, 2011

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Veiled Rose
Bethany House (July 1, 2011)
by
Anne Elisabeth Stengl

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she enjoys her profession as an art teacher, giving private lessons from her personal studio, and teaching group classes at the Apex Learning Center. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University. Heartless is her debut novel.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Rose Red trusts no one with her secret. She hides in the forest, her face veiled in rags, shunning the company of all save her old father and her nanny goat. Her life is bleak and lonely.

Until she meets a privileged young man sent to spend his summer in the mountains. Leo, a lonely lad, befriends Rose Red, and together they begin hunting for the Mountain Monster which, rumor says, stalks these lands.

But the hunt which began as a game holds greater risk than Leo supposes. Rose Red can scarcely guess at the consequences should he insist on continuing his search. Dare she trust him with her secret? Or tell him what dwells at the top of the mountain in the cave only she can find?

Above all, when Leo asks Rose Red to leave the mountain and follow him to the low country, dare she agree and risk the wrath of a Monster that is all too real?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Veiled Rose, go HERE.


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