Friday, February 29, 2008

Ladies--Today’s Your Day to Pop the Question!

Still waiting on that proposal? Today you can propose to him!

This tradition supposedly began in Ireland in the 5th century when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick that the sisters in her nunnery were unhappy that they weren’t able to propose to men, and apparently the men weren't beating down the nunnery door to propose to them. (Did you think that nuns weren’t allowed to marry? Me too! It seems things were very different then.) In response, St. Patrick agreed to allow one day every four years--Leap Day--when women could propose.

Is the story true? Who knows. Some feel that it's doubtful, but still the legend persist.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Public Sleeping Day

We've had an issue recently with #2 son falling asleep in English class. His excuse--"we’re reading Tom Sawyer and it’s boring".

Well, he has a new excuse’s Public Sleeping Day! Of course, I doubt his teacher will consider that to be a valid excuse for sleeping in class, but I’m sure he’ll try to get away with using it.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Her Protector Finally Available At Fictionwise

I’m so excited because my New Concepts Publishing book, Her Protector, which was released in September 2006 is finally available for purchase on Fictionwise. Yay! You can purchase it by clicking HERE. It’s currently 15% off :)

I'm really proud of this book. It was my first published work, and it received some great reviews, including a Recommended Read from Rites of Romance Reviews. It also won the Ecata Romance Best First eBook of 2006 award.

Her Protector by Pamela Tyner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: Sensual

Fleeing the law and a violent boyfriend, Tricia Stephens returns to the hometown she left years ago, never intending to return. But when Matt follows her she has no choice but to seek protection from the one man she learned early on that she could not trust.

Clint's sister was killed by her abusive husband, and he isn't about to allow that to happen to anyone else he cares for. Unfortunately, their past still haunts both of them and the act of love he used to set Tricia free has destroyed her trust in him.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Letter To The IRS

Dear IRS,

For the first time I am filing taxes with a 17-year-old dependant.

As I was working on my taxes, I discovered that I can only receive the child tax credit for my dependants who were under 17 as of December 31, 2007.

As I was researching the details of the Economic Stimulus/Tax Rebate Plan, I discovered that I only receive the $300 rebate for dependants who were under 17 as of December 31, 2007.

What idiot made these rules? What’s the reasoning behind them?

Do you realize that in every single state of the US, a 17-year-old (unless they’ve been emancipated in some manner) is a minor and their parents are legally responsible for providing for them? Do you think it costs any less to provide for a 17-year-old than it does to provide for a 16-year-old, a 15-year-old, etc? It does not.

Common sense (which frankly, seems to be in short supply in Washington) dictates that you need to change these rules.

A very unhappy taxpayer

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ready, Set, Don't Go

I’m not particularly a fan of Billy Ray Cyrus or Hannah Montana (although I have some nieces who think she’s great). But I saw this video the other day and absolutely loved it. Now granted, that may be because I can relate to it. #1 son turns 18 in about two months, graduates a month after that, and about three months after graduation will be packing his suitcases and heading out to conqueror the world (well, to go to college anyway). Right now, I’m not quite sure how I’ll handle that, but I suspect tears may be involved.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Something To Make You Smile

One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, "Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in Slim Fast. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!"

His wife was not amused and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.

The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. "What the hell is this?" he said as a little "dust" cloud appeared when he shook them out.

"April," he hollered into the bathroom, "Why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?"

"It's not talcum powder," she replied. "It's Miracle Grow."

Saturday, February 23, 2008

What I'm Reading...

The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage (yes, sometimes I read books other than romance :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Increasing Blog Traffic

Every once in a while, I check to see what google search queries are bringing people to my blog. Here’s the winner (by a long shot)---"average number of sexual partners" from this post. So, apparently one way to increase my blog traffic is to blog more about sex. No surprise there, I guess ;)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Winner Is...

A huge thanks to everyone who participated in my February contest. I had my youngest son draw a name out of the hat, and the winner is…. Maria M. from New York.

Congrats, Maria. A one-pound box of Godiva chocolates is en route to you. Enjoy!

Don't forget to check my website and blog the beginning of March for information about my next contest. I have something very fun planned :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

How would you like to get a valentine like this?

I know some might find it a tad bit crude, but it made me smile :)

Here's a more traditional Valentine for you...

MySpace Comments - Valentines Day

Friday, February 01, 2008

February Contest (expires 02/20/08)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the winner of my February contest will receive a box of Godiva chocolates. YUM!

To be entered just send me an email and list the award that I was nominated for last moth (you can find that information here at my blog).

Click HERE to visit my website for all the details of the contest. The last date for entry is February 20, 2008.

While I didn’t win this award, I was thrilled just to be nominated! The winner was author Anne Rainey. I’m a HUGE fan of Anne’s work. I think she is an incredibly talented author, and I consider it a tremendous honor just to be nominated in the same category as her and all the other nominees.