Sunday, December 31, 2006

My New Year's Wish For You

May 2007 be filled with happiness, success, and many good books!

If you plan to ring in the New Year, please remember to BE SAFE.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Something to Make You Smile

After every Quantas Airlines flight, pilots complete a "gripe sheet" which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual logged maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas' pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.

Quantas, by the way, is the only major airline that has never had an accident.

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on backorder.

P: Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed

And the best one for last...

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.

Friday, December 29, 2006

25 Things About Me

I wasn't sure what to blog about today, so I decided just to share some things about myself via a survey that I received somewhere from someone (can't remember where/from who). So read on...because you know you're curious!

1) Do you think you're always right?
No, but I usually am :)

2) Do you dream at night?
I’m sure I do, but I rarely remember them.

3) Do you talk in your sleep?
I've never had anyone tell me that I do, but my husband does occasionally (he has yet to say anything incriminating) and so do both of our children.

4) Do you daydream?
Yes. Very often.

5) What's your zodiac sign?

6) Do you have any siblings?
Yes, I have many. I'm the oldest of seven.

7) Favorite drink?
Sweet tea with lots of sugar.

8) What's your favorite color?
Blue, and my house is filled with it.

9) City, beach or country?

10) Can you sing?
I can, but it’s not a pretty sound.

11) Can you dance?
No, but if I get a couple of beers in me, I think I can.

12) How long do your showers last?
As long as possible. I stay in the shower until ALL the hot water runs out.

13) Ever punch someone in the face?
Unfortunately, yes. I was young (17) and stupid, but I’m no longer either.

14) Have you ever been called a bitch?
Several times, but never by anyone whose opinion mattered to me.

15) Do you believe in love at first sight?
No, but I do believe in lust at first sight.

16) What was the first concert you ever went to?
Bon Jovi

17) First celebrity crush?
Andy Gibb (am I showing my age or what?), and I’m still a sucker for the Aussie accent.

18) First tattoo or piercing?
My ears when I was 18 (I had to wait until I was an adult to have it done). That’s the only piercing I have, and I have no tattoos, although I wouldn’t be completely opposed to the idea of getting a small one. It's just the thought of needles inserting ink underneath my skin that stops me (shudder!).

19) Would you ever have plastic surgery?
If I had enough nerve, I would, but after watching a few of those procedures on TV...

20) What's your worst fear?
That I’ll make some horrible parenting mistake that will screw my kids up for the rest of their lives.

21) Have you ever been suspended or expelled from school?
Yes, but don’t tell my kids. Actually, even if you told them, they’d NEVER believe it.

22) Have you ever done anything illegal?
I’d like to plead the 5th on that question.

23) Who has had the most influence on you?
My grandmother.

24) What's your worst memory?
The phone call I received informing me of my grandmother's (completely unexpected) death.

25) What's your best memory?
Thankfully, I have many of them, but the absolute best would probably be the birth of my oldest son, in a small part because after 21 hours of labor, I was just so relieved it was over with!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I’m Exhausted!

I spent the last few weeks running around like crazy getting everything done for Christmas. Frankly, I’m glad it’s over with :)

All that’s left to do now is wait for the credit card bill (I’m dreading it!) and take down the tree/decorations. I’d like to take the tree down now and be done with it, but my grandmother always claimed it was bad luck to take it down before January 2nd. And since I don’t need any bad luck, mine’s staying up until then!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Favorite Christmas Quotes...And A Joke

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind." -- Calvin Coolidge

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." -- Larry Wilde

"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip." -- Gary Allan

And I'll leave you with my brother's favorite Christmas joke:
Q: "Why is Santa so jolly?"
A: "Because he knows where all the naughty girls live."

Friday, December 22, 2006

Today is Global Orgasm Day

Today is Global Orgasm Day. Visit HERE to find out all the information, but here are a few facts about it:

Who: "All men and women."

Where: "Everywhere in the world."

When: "Friday, December 22nd, at the time of your choosing."

Why: "To effect change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy, a Synchronized Global Orgasm."

How it's supposed to work: "Participants concentrate any thoughts during and after orgasm on peace. The goal is the add so much concentrated and high-energy positive input into the energy field of the Earth that it will reduce the current dangerous levels of aggression and violence throughout the world."

Hey, it is for a good cause, and personally I always like to do my part to support good causes ;)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Winners Were...

A huge thanks to everyone that participated in my December contest. I had my husband draw two names out of the hat, and the winners are... Judy C. from Louisiana and Michelle A. from Kentucky. They each won a 2007 "Men Are Like..." wall calendar.

Also, the winner of the Sensual Scavenger Hunt sponsored by CataNetwork was Blanche M. from Germany. She won a free download of my book Her Protector.

Congrats, ladies!

Please remember to check my website and blog the beginning of January for information about my next contest.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Sensual Scavenger Hunt--Ends 12/22/06

I'm participating in a Sensual Scavenger Hunt that is being sponsored by CataNetwork.

The deadline for entry is December 22, 2006.

Participating authors and prizes include:

1. Dahlia Rose – A free Download of LOVE AND LIGHTS
2. Dana Littlejohn - A free download of BEHIND THE WINGS.
3. Diana Bold - A copy of THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE
4. Jeanne Barrack - A download of any one of her books
5. Lyric James – A download of any one of her books
6. Madison Chase - A copy of SLOW BURN
7. Mary Winter – A download of POLAR HEAT when it's avail 12/22
8. Pamela Tyner - A download of HER PROTECTOR
9. Skylar Sinclair - Choice of any one of her books
10. Skyler Grey – A free copy of, Masquerade Vol 1
11. Wendi Felter - Chandler earrings

Click HERE for more information.

Good luck!

Friday, December 01, 2006

December Contest--Ends 12/20/06

In celebration of the TWO great reviews I received this month for my book, Her Protector, my December contest will have TWO winners! Each winner will receive a 2007 "Men Are Like..." wall calendar (see photo below).

Contest entry will require reading the blurb and a short excerpt from my book, and correctly answering two brief questions.

The contest will run from December 1, 2006 thru December 20, 2006. One entry per person please.

Click HERE to visit my website, then click on the contest button for the full details.

Good luck!