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Wednesday Words : Favorite Websites

This month’s list of favorite things is all about websites.  So here we go!

Imdb.com – I love that at any time I can look up an actor find out what they’ve been up to, settle a disagreement about a movie or tv show, and view trailers. Today we were watching The Bodyguard and I thought, “I wonder what the guy who played the little boy Fletcher looks like now…” Thanks to IMDB, I know. 🙂



Instagram.com – I’m a photo junkie. Always have been. I love that IG is kind of mix of Twitter with pictures but without the bullshit drama often found on Facebook. I get to follow adorable animals, celebrities, fellow crafters, and all sorts of people. Plus, the IG community is kind of amazing.  (My IG link is in the sidebar.)

Facebook.com – Time suck galore, but I love being able to connect with people all over the world so easily.

Google.com – The Google is my friend. 

Ravelry.com – Knitting/crochet community, database, pattern resource etc. much like Pinterest, it can be a massive time suck that avtually takes away from actual crafting… But I love being a le to search for patterns and see what other people are making. 

Goodreads.com – I love being able to keep track of how many books I read each year, find new books to read, save lists of book I want to read, and occasionally write a review if I feel like it. 🙂 

Oh and two bonus sites that make me giggle til I cry…

Damnyouautocorrect.com – I can’t go to this site often because I laugh so hard it hurts. Seriously, best mood enhancer ever.

Stuffonmycat.com – I used to visit this one daily. It’s just silly goodness. 🙂 

Happy surfing!

Jess | Bronwyn | Jessica | Kris | Gwendolyn | Kayleigh


Wednesday Words – Movie Dream Cast

Have you noticed that our Wednesday Words posts are often lists of hot people that we love? LOL yeah, me too. But here we go again! This week our topic is to think up a dream cast for a movie version of a book. 🙂 Being the often confused one of the group my first thought was, “Of a book I’ve written? Or a book I love that isn’t a movie yet?” Then Jess in all of her wisdom was like, “Either!” Which didn’t help me at all, damn it. LOL (I still love you, Jess!)

Here’s the thing… I’ve got a handful of finished books I’ve written but they’re all fanfic. Specifically, fanfic revolving around a particular hot boy band member, sometimes in an AU type of setting. So the obvious dream cast would be to have the people they’re based on star in a movie version of the book. But that would be a really boring blog post. :p My other issue is that of my non-fanfic stuff, none of them are finished and only a handful of people have read them. To add on to that, the thought of choosing some other book to cast is making my head hurt. LOL why do I make things so difficult?!

So I guess I’ll just cast one of the unfinished pieces. It’s actually not that hard because when I started writing this one, I had a bunch of people already in my head. Haha… not to be confused with the voices in my head. The book, at this point at least, is called Homecomming. It’s about a chick in her twenties named Jasmine Pezotti who is from Michigan and she’s a writer. A film crew comes to her home town to make a movie and she meets a uber cute movie star named Carter Greene. They have this amazing love affair but over the years suffer tradgedy and when the book begins it’s pretty much the end of their relationship. Jasmine comes home to Michigan to be with family, and dun dun dunnnnn… her long-time crush Trevor Hart is back home and totally single and still head over heals in love with her. So she’s trying to find herself again, falling in love/lust, and trying to figure out if things with Carter are truly over or not. Typical love triangle gushy love story. 🙂 Oh and in an interesting twist, Jasmine’s in the process of having one of her books turned into a movie during the story too. So there ya go… 🙂

Here’s my cast as they currently live in my head.

Jasmine Pezotti – played by Jennifer Lawrence
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Kevin Pezotti (Jasmine’s big brother) – played by Kevin Richardson
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Gracie Pezotti (Niece extrodinaire, Kevin’s daughter) – played by random adorable kid
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Carter Greene – played by Nick Carter
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Trevor Hart – played by Joe Manganiello
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There are other characters too, but I don’t have anyone in mind for them. LOL

So let’s see what the other Wednesday girls have in mind for their movies, shall we?

Bronwyn Green | Kris Norris | Gwendolyn Cease | Jessica Jarman | Jessica De La Rosa | Kayleigh Jones 


Wednesday Words – 5 words or less

Myself
Weird
Shy
Creative
Passionate
Depressed

My Life
Hectic
Stressful
Random
Colorful
Mine

My Family
Fun
Multiracial
Blended
Crazy
Talented

🙂

Bronwyn | Jessica J | Gwendolyn | Kris | Jessica D


Wed Words: Actors & Actresses

It’s time for a favorites list! This time I only struggled a little. LOL We’re supposed to share our favorite actors and actresses but I specifically tried to choose people this time that I haven’t gushed over before. Because yeah, we’ve already done celebrity crush type posts and I could just list all of the same peeps again. So here are several people that I love like whoa. The ladies are up first, then the boys. 🙂

 

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Mae Wittman.  I’ve loved her since she was an adorable child actor and still love her now that she’s all grown up.  She’s adorable and a great actress. Look for her in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Parenthood.

 

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Rose Byrne.  Honestly, I can’t name more than a few things off the top of my head that Rose has been in, but I love her. I think she’s gorgeous and I love her voice and she was freaking hilarious in Neighbors.  I’m looking forward to seeing her in the new Annie remake. 🙂

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Emma Stone.  She’s perfection.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in anything that I’ve disliked.  I’m also amazed that she looks good in absolutely any hair color.  Did you know she’s a natural blonde?! 🙂

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Diane Lane.  I’ve been in love with her forever.  She’s gorgeous and sexy and amazingly talented.  Adore!

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Jennifer Lawrence.  I love her.  That’s all. 🙂

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Miles Teller.  The first time I saw this kid he was in the remake of Footloose as Willard.  I laughed so hard during his learning to dance scene that I snorted.  I’ve loved everything he’s been in (although it’s SO hard for me to watch him as a mean guy in Divergent!).  He’s a great actor.

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Chris Pratt.  I’m so happy for this guy!  I have loved him since he was on Everwood and have always thought he was just this amazing actor… so for him to finally find so much success this year with Guardians of the Galaxy makes me so damn happy!

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Luke Evans.  *swoon* I can’t say how much I love him.  He’s just gorgeous and sexy and British and yeah… looove! I still need to see Dracula Untold. Yum! He’s also the only reason I want to see the Hobbit movies. :p

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Adam Driver. I’ve only seen him in one movie that I can remember.  But this guy was so good in This Is Where I Leave You that I want to see everything he’s been in.  Plus he’s going to be in the new Star Wars so yay!  (No, I’m not one of those Star Wars fans who is all bitchy whiny about the new movies… I’m actually excited, so take that!).

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Henry Cavill.  Again, I’ve only seen one of his movies, Man of Steel, but I fell in looooove with him, and not just because he’s ridiculously hot.  Despite what my niece and nephew think, I thought that Henry was the best Superman we’ve seen in a really long time.  I think he’s absolutely perfect for the role.

And there you have it! More people I love that I haven’t posted about a few dozen times. 🙂

Let’s see what the other girls have to share…

Bronwyn | Gwendolyn | Jessica | Kris|


Wed Words : Fictive Crushes

Edit: So apparently I got this week’s topic wrongish. I thought we were only talking about fictional crushes in books. But as you’ll see, I was the only one who did that. LOL so yeah, I could’ve made this way easier if I included tv and movie crushes. Oh well…

It’s almost Wednesday which means I’m once again sitting here with my iPad treating to figure out what to type to fit this week’s topic for Wednesday Words. I don’t know why these are so damn hard for me! 🙂

This week we’re supposed to be talking about crushes we have on fictional characters. So of course I’ve drawn a total blank. LOL Don’t get me wrong, I fall in love with characters all the time, I’m just having a hard time thinking of who those characters are.

“Jace” from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – Yeah, he can be kind of a selfish dick, but I admit, I love the kid. Plus I loooooved Jamie Bower’s portrayal of him in the City of Bones movie.

“Ron Weasley” from Harry Potter – I heart Ron. I loved him when I read the books and loved him even more when Rupert Grint brought him to life.

“Alcide” from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris – I loved Alcide before I fell in love with Joe Manganiello. I tend to love the warm blooded shape shifters. 🙂

“Peeta Melark” from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I’ve always been Team Peeta! Gale just sort of annoyed me. LOL

“Graf” from American Vampire by Jenny Trout – I thought Graf was awesome. He’s a vampire who is totally ok with being one instead of the tortured soul so many paranormal writers have made vamps.

“Augustus Waters” from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Oh, Gus! I love him so much, it’s ridiculous. So many great quotes from him in the book and he’s just so damn easy to fall in love with!

“Devin” from Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen – I love to write quirky kid characters into stories and Devin was a great example of that. Devin was a kid I would love to know and hang out with because she’s just so cool. I loved everything about the little girl.

“Bear” from Donut Days by Lara Zielin – A big bad biker who knits… What’s not to love?

That’s all I can think of. I’m sure once this posts I’ll think of a ton more. LOL

Do you have a Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend or a character you just adore?

Bronwyn Green | Jessica Jarman | Kayleigh Jones | Jenny Trout | Gwendolyn Cease | Kris Norris


Wed Words: Favorite Songs

It’s time for another round of My Favorite Things! This week we’re sharing favorite songs and as usual, I struggled with making my list. I LOVE music. I always have music in my head. I can’t tell you who my favorite artist is or what my favorite type of music is… I just like music. So here are a few of my favorite random songs.

There you have it! 🙂 Have a look and see what songs the girls have chosen as their favorites.

Bronwyn | Jessica | Kris | Jenny | Kayleigh | Gwendolyn


Wed Words – Happy

Apologies for being absent for a few weeks. Things around here haven’t been so great. In fact, I’m currently on a two week medical leave from work because things with my depression have been so bad. Which is funny considering I’m supposed to write this week about what makes me happy. That’s a really hard thing to ask of someone who is in a double depression. But, I’ll do my best.

* My Doodlebutt – I love my niece and nephews all so much that I can’t put it into words. But the youngest one, aka Doodlebutt, is kind of in his own special category. Maybe it’s because he’s almost 8 and still likes a good snuggle, or because he hasn’t grown out of Aunt Kellie being on the Cool list… But there’s just something about the kid that makes me grin. Yeah, he can annoy me at times, but generally he makes me giggle like a nut. He’s uber creative and makes up the craziest stories. He just wants to be listened to, and so I do my best to do that for him as much as I can. He’s the baby and his bigger sibs aren’t always so appreciative of his crazy creative spirit, so I give him as much love as I can, and he gives it right back.

* Knitting – I used to knit every day. Now, my hands wouldn’t really let me do that, but I really do enjoy a good knit session with friends. When Bronwyn and Jenny started knitting this year I was SO happy! I don’t get to knit with them nearly enough due to the fact we all live an hour apart, but when we do, it’s great. And I’ve been trying to make an effort to find time to knit with my local peeps more too. I’m working on a sweater that I cannot wait to wear! It’s the first sweater I’ve knit for myself. 🙂

* Medication – Okay, medication doesn’t make me happy, but it helps make it easier for me to be happy despite this annoying disorder.

* My Mom – My mom is kind of amazing. She puts up with me and never gives up on me even when I’m on the crazy train. I love her long time.

* Coffee – I’m not exactly an emotional eater, but I do tend to use coffee as a reward. Had a rough home visit? You deserve a trip to Starbucks! I know, it’s not great to reward with food/drink, but coffee really is a comfort to me and so is sitting in a coffee shop.

* Great Books – I love to get lost in a good book. I stayed up til 3:30 this morning reading Jenny’s The Bride before I couldn’t stay awake any longer. 🙂 Books always make me want to write too.

* Fall – Fall is my favorite season. I love the color changes, being able to wear jeans and socks, not being sweaty all the time… It’s bliss. Of course, tomorrow it’s going to be in the mid 70’s here, geesh.

* Friends – I have some pretty amazing friends. The kind who stick around even when I’m not myself and know that I’ll eventually get back.

* Movies – I would go see a movie every day if I could. They kind of fall into the same category as books and music… Great escapes. I saw This Is Where I Leave You last weekend and it was SO good! Great movies make me want to write as well.

* Backstreet Boys – You saw this one coming, right? I love them, they make me happy, I’m not planning on giving them up anytime soon. My first concert was 16 years ago last week. 🙂

* Blog Comments – Okay, this is a shameless plea… I KNOW people read this blog because I get notifications that the posts have been viewed and I have followers. But for some reason only a handful of you take time to respond. If you’re one of those people… I LOVE you! Seriously. Writing a blog that no one bothers to comment on is depressing. It’s like talking and feeling like no one is listening. Just take a minute to respond, please? It really isn’t that hard and I don’t have one of those damn password things that you have to type in order to post. 🙂 Even if you just say hi, it’s awesome.

So there you have it… What makes YOU happy? Let me know and then see what my girls have to say.

Kris Norris | Bronwyn Green | Jessica Jarman | Gwendolyn Cease


Wednesday Words: Zodiac

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Hello again my fair readers!

I can’t believe that it’s time for our weekly post again already. I also can’t believe that I’m working on mine before dark. LOL This week’s topic is “What’s your sign – does it fit?” I’m kind of tempted to just post the above graphic and say, “Yep.” LOL I’m SUCH a typical Cancer there isn’t a whole lot more I can say. When I read a description about what a Cancer is supposed to be like, it’s usually me to a T.

Moody? Yep. Passionate? Yep. Forgives but doesn’t forget? Absolutely. Home body? Yuh huh. Easily hurt? Yep. Struggles letting go? Story of my life. 🙂 Quiet? Definitely. Intuitive? Oh yeah.

My best friend Shawn says that I’m scary because of how intuitive I can be sometimes. I’ll admit, there are times when I feel like my intuition is a little more than intuition… like, I sometimes can just know that someone I love is having a bad day even if they’re states away and I haven’t spoken to them. But most of the time I just pay attention. I’m huge on details, I notice things that other people don’t. I’ll notice by the way someone types a text message that they’re in a shitty mood just because their typical way of responding has changed.

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That little doozy right there? I can’t tell you how true it is. It generally takes a lot to get me mad and even more to make me lose my temper. But when I do get mad and do lose my temper, you better watch out. I’m the ultimate Mama Bear and if someone is hurting a person that I love, you better watch out. 🙂

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So yeah… that’s me! 🙂

Jenny Trout | Bronwyn Green | Kris Norris | Jessica Jarman | Gwendolyn Cease


Wednesday Words: James Lipton Edition

I almost forgot to blog this week! It’s already been a long week around here. I had a bat in my bedroom last night and in the process of catching it I hurt my back. Something is pinched and causing all sorts of pain and also my pointer fingers keep going numb. So now I’m in my grandpa’s old room using the Craftmatic bed (it’s not helping much) and I’m barricaded in here so if we have another visitor it can’t get to me. Ugh.

Anywho… This week we get to play like we’re famous actors being interviewed by James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio.

What’s your favorite word?
Love.

What’s your least favorite word?
Hate.

What turns you on?
A good laugh.

What turns you off?
Lying, backstabbing, abusive, assholes who pretend they’re great people but they aren’t. How’s that for specific?

What sound do you love?
Laughter.

What sound do you hate?
The sound that flying rodent bastards make.

What’s your favorite curse word?
Fuck.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Mama.

What profession would you not like to do?
My current one which shall not be named because it gets tracked online when it’s mentioned. LOL

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
We’ll done, you.

Dog or cat person?
Both, but I love my kitties a whole lot and technically the dogs don’t belong to me and are my fur siblings.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee. Tea tastes like dirty water to me. Although I do like chai tea.

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars. But I grew up watching reruns of Star Trek and I love the new movies. We’re a big Star Wars family though.

Buffy, Angel, or Firefly
I’ve never seen Firefly (yes, I know… The horror!), so that’s out. Buffy and Angel are kind of tied though. They kinda go together, ya know?

Pirate or ninja?
LMAO… Uh, ninja? Yeah, I’ll take the hot ninja from the last Wolverine movie. :p

Morning or night person?
Night, totally. I struggle with insomnia so mornings usually suck.

Procrastinator or get things done early?
Gee, let me give you a hint… I’m typing this at 11:52 pm Tuesday night. 🙂

Introvert or extrovert?
Mostly introvert. I used to be more outgoing but when I get uber stressed (I.e. The last 5.5 years in my job), my anxiety kicks in and I go inward.

What do you like best about writing?
I get to be mostly in control. My characters sometimes like to take over and make huge plot changes, but for the most part I’m in charge and that’s cool since in real life I feel out of control a lot.

What do you like least?
Second guessing my talent, comparing myself to others, feeling like there are so many “rules” to follow that the fun of writing gets sucked out.

That’s all folks! Check out what Kris, Bron, Leigh, and Jess have to say this week at the links below. Also, don’t forget to look at my previous cover reveal post! 😀

Kris Norris

Bronwyn Green

Leigh Jones

Jessica Jarman


Wednesday Words: Favorite Things – Food & Drink

This week we’re back to talking about favorite things and this is the food/drink edition. That can’t be too hard, right?

Coffee… I loves it. I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my mid twenties because I hadn’t found the right ratio of coffee:milk/flavoring. But then while making a crazy 13 hour drive from Michigan to Ottawa Canada for a Backstreet concert I discovered Tim Horton’s and the Iced Capp. Oh sweet heavenly love!! (I also fell in love with their raspberry muffins that they sadly don’t make anymore.). From there I branched out to bottled Starbucks Frapp’s that reminded me of drinking my babysitter’s cold coffee when I was a preschooler. 🙂 Once we finally got a Starbucks that wasn’t on the campus of MSU, I fell in love and have been hooked ever since. 🙂

Raspberry… Pretty much anything with raspberry involved makes me happy. Raspberry White Mocha is my fave hot drink at Starbucks (unless it’s Peppermint Mocha season). Last week when we were on our writer’s retreat we visited The Jampot which is a bakery run by monks in the Upper Peninsula. They have the most amaaaaazing muffins… Seriously, I crave them all year long. But this year they had this amazing thing that involved peanut butter, chocolate chips and raspberry jam. It was ridiculous. So, so good! I don’t know if I can wait a whole year… I’ve heard that they ship! The picture below is Gee, our trip mascot, with my Monk Muffins and the raspberry goodness.

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Cheesecake… I’ve been a fan of cheesecake since I was a kid and I started baking it in high school. I make a mean cheesecake! Michigan finally has a Cheesecake Factory now too but it’s an hour away from here. So much yum!

Cherry… When it comes to soda, cherry is my go to. Diet Cherry Coke, Cherry Coke Zero, Diet Cherry Pepsi, Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry, etc. I’ll drink others, but Cherry is my favorite.

Cheese… Everything is better with cheese. Bronwyn made the most delicious gourmet grilled cheese panini’s for us last week for dinner one night. I want more just thinking about it!

Culver’s Custard… It’s that time of year that I crave ice cream all the damn time. One of my favorites is the Mini Concrete Mixer at Culver’s with raspberry and Oreo mixed in. If I go to Coldstone, I pretty much get the same thing but with the cake batter ice cream. :p

I just realized that all but one of my favorites stars with a C. LOL now I have to do at least one more non-c favorite. Hmm…

Mexican… I love Mexican food. Chips and salsa and guacamole and margaritas and things with cheese! LOL yeah, I love a good south of the border meal.

So now that I’m suddenly hungry for pretty much EVERYTHING, it’s time for you to share! What are some of your favorite foods & drinks?

Don’t forget to check out the other girls to see what their favorites are too. 🙂

Bronwyn Kris Jessica


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