Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Poll: What Do You Think Is More Romantic?

I want to know what you think. Just choose the ONE that you think is the MOST romantic. The poll will be open for 30 days. Thanks!

What Do You Think Is More Romantic?
candle lit dinner for two
private picnic
walks on the beach
cuddling by the fireplace
slow dancing

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cocktail Reviews Gives HER PROTECTOR 4 Champagne Flutes!

Shady Lady at Cocktail Reviews gave Her Protector 4 champagne flutes!

Here are some of her comments:

Right from the start this book compelled me to read on.

Pamela Tyner has a great way of making me feel emotions while reading.

I would definitely recommend this book if you want some passionate reading.

Click HERE to read the entire review.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Married Couples REQUIRED to Have Kids?

I recently read an article titled "Wash. initiative would require married couples to have kids". It states:

Initiative 957 was filed by the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance.

Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required to prove they can have children in order to get a marriage license, and if they did not have children within three years, their marriage would be subject to annulment.

My initial reaction was "what the hell?!"

But, here’s the rest of the story:

This organization hopes to challenge a 2006 Washington Supreme Court’s ruling which states: a "legitimate state interest" allows the Legislature to limit marriage to those couples able to have and raise children together. Because of this "legitimate state interest," it is permissible to bar same-sex couples from legal marriage.

WA-DOMA organizer Gregory Gadow stated: "If same-sex couples should be barred from marriage because they can not have children together, it follows that all couples who cannot or will not have children together should equally be barred from marriage."

Hmmm. Personally, I do think they kind of have a point there. If that’s the basis the state is using for barring same-sex marriages...

But even the WA-DOMA admits that the initiative is absurd and if passed would be struck down as unconstitutional, which would in turn weaken the Supreme Court’s previous ruling.

It’s an interesting approach that this organization is taking, and it will definitely get people talking about the subject.

Click HERE to read the entire article. Then click HERE to read more about the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance and what they have planned next.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Found out yesterday afternoon that # 2 son made the final cut for his school baseball team.

Yea, JP!

Friday, February 23, 2007

How to Prank a Telemarketer

Comedian Tom Mabe pranks a telemarketer with a fake death scene. Very funny stuff. Click HERE to take a listen.

But, of course, I wouldn’t recommend you doing this since it is illegal to impersonate a police officer :)

If you’d like to find out more about Mr. Mabe, click HERE to visit his website.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I Got Tagged

I got tagged. Twice, even. Thanks Randy and Marly :)

I'm to write 10 unusual things or habits about myself. Unfortunately, there's nothing all that unusual about me, so I had to dig deep. But, here we go...

1) My very first memory is standing on the back porch watching my grandmother chop the head off a chicken. Can we say, "She's obviously a country girl!"?

2) My grandfather was a Baptist preacher. He was one of those hellfire-and-brimstone preachers who put the fear of God right in you. He'd roll over in his grave if he knew some of the things I write.

3) Although I haven't shot a basket in well over a decade, I played on the basketball team in high school and was one of the top scorers, which really isn't saying much, because we weren't that good.

4) My senior year in high school I dated a bull rider. He sure was a whole lot of fun :) but not incredibly mature. In his defense, though, most 18-year-old guys are immature to some degree. So, in what was likely an effort to find someone more mature...

5) When I was in college, for about 8/9 months, I dated a man who was 15 years older than me. He was a great guy, but just a little too mature for me. I remember several instances where I accused him of being 'stuffy'.

6) I married the same man twice. The first time we married outside the U.S. and basically had no 'acceptable proof' of the marriage (the license was written in a foreign language and wasn't even notarized), so we figured the easiest thing to do was get remarried. We got married again on the same date one year later.

7) I wash my hands constantly. It all started my freshman year in college when I took a science class (Anatomy and Physiology, I believe--at the time I was majoring in nursing, but that only lasted a year!) and we discussed diseases that are spread by urinary/fecal–oral transmission. YUCK!

8) I talk to myself all the time, and sometimes it's not even 'me' doing the's my characters running lines for a scene.

9) I struggle with insomnia, which has only been a problem in the last few years. I miss going to bed, sleeping 8 hours straight, and waking up fully refreshed.

10) I own a pair of handcuffs, which probably isn't that unusual--I'm sure many people own some--but it sure did surprise my sister when she stumbled across them one day. Of course, I only purchased them for research purposes ;)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Winner is...

Thanks to everyone who entered my February contest. I had my oldest son draw a name out of the hat, and the winner is...Cindy H. from Virginia.

Congrats, Cindy! Your prize--an assortment of some yummy chocolates--will go out in the mail tomorrow. Enjoy!

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

Thursday, February 01, 2007

February Contest (ends 02/20/07)--Win Chocolate!

The winner of my February contest will receive an assortment of some of my favorite kinds of chocolate (includes Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares with caramel filling, Lindt Lindor Truffles with a smooth white filling, and Hershey’s Mint Chocolate Sticks). YUM!

The contest will run through February 20th, 2007. Visit my website HERE for the details and instructions for entry (I promise, it’s very simple!).

Good luck!