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Baby Boom

Talk about a baby boom! I know about nine ladies who have had babies on my facebook feed! It’s awesome to see how each mother prepares for their new bundle of joy and what they choose to share with the world.

There were a lot of sonogram photos and 3-d images that make me leery of having children….I mean have you looked at one of those things…they are a tad bit creepy. At least they are to me. I’m sure if I ever decide to have a kiddo, I’ll love the one I get….but seriously though. What if they did one of those and spotted an alien or something. CRAZY… okay…enough about that.

I have kept track of all the adorable names that are now going to grace classrooms in about five years or so….

Paxton, Declan, Ashton, Skylar, Marlon Jr., Shayden, Gunnar, Drew, Olivia, and Nora. Wow that’s a lot. Do you like the names? I do!

I can’t wait to see pics of these little people growing up!! If I have a kid I would name the boy Abner Wilson…I don’t know why. And Ruth Alice…so I can call the kid Ruthless…LOL

Okay….so that’s all for now.

C is for Cole

 

One of my all-time favorite artists is …drumroll….Cole Porter!! I bet you though I was going to say Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, or even Cher. Now don’t get me wrong these are wonderful singers and songwriters. But Cole Porter is the Top of my C’s.

His music has touched the hearts and lives of many via his musicals and instrumental ensembles. What gets me are his lyrics. They are so witty and clever and way ahead of his time!  His spotlight started to shin in the 1930’s. So without further ado….enjoy!!

My all-time favorite!!

The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You’re sentimental, ’cause so am I,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
“Let yourself go!”
So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
“It’s delightful, it’s delicious,
It’s delectable, it’s delirious,
It’s dilemma, it’s delimit, it’s deluxe,
It’s de-lovely”.

I feel a sudden urge to sing
The kind of ditty that invokes the spring.

I’ll control my desire to curse
While you crucify the verse.

This verse I started seems to me
The Tin-Pantithesis of a melody,

So spare us all the pain,
Just skip the darn thing and sing the refrain…

Mi, mi, mi, mi,
Re, re, re, re,
Do, sol, mi, do, la, si.

The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You’re sentimental, ’cause so am I,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
“Let yourself go!”

So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
“It’s delightful, it’s delicious,
It’s…It’s de-lovely”.

Bad Idea

It is a bad idea when a multi-million dollar company relies on a Windows based OS! 

History has shown us that it will crash!!! 

#Weneedmacsatwork #i couldbewritingIMG_1886 

The “call”!!!

On Friday at 5pm I received the “call” from Literary Agent and President of Serendipity Literary Agency in New York. I must say after we got the initial introductions I was beyond nervous. I pitched my novel. She listened and pointed out a problem in the first sentence. Yikes! But the good news is that I don’t have to send in a query letter. Since I was a finalist in the contest, I can send in my full manuscript to Ms. Brooks herself, thereby bypassing all the red type. This is such a great opportunity.

So again I was floored by this opportunity. I am super excited. But then reality hits me and I realize that I have a ton of work to do this week. Like homework and then re-editing my novel. Which for some reason this week I decided to remove the first 8 chapters of the story. I figured I could re-enter the cut chapters as flashbacks.

Back to the interview, so if you didn’t know let me be the first to tell you that she is very polite and kind. Honestly she reminded me of a roommate I had in college. So it was easy to talk to her, and staying true to myself I rambled. Which was something that I had sworn not to do.  But it led into the discussion as to how an Aerospace Engineer ended up owning her own agency. Well she told me that she worked in publishing writing Engineering books (I couldn’t even imagine doing something like that, it sounds painful) and then decided to do something different. So she took a chance and opened her own agency.

This was very inspiring to me. We also chatted about growing up in a visually impaired household and attending a bling school. Also about my college days and current situation. It was quite normal. She asked me to quote my experience with the Young Adult Contest. So here it is.

“This contest gave me, an unpublished author, and the opportunity to show the literary world my talent as a writer.”

Now what do you guys think? Too cheesy or not enough?

All in all I feel the conversation went well. Yes, I was nervous and overly appreciative, but hey that’s me in person. I wish I had been calmer, but what’s done is done. There’s only moving forward.  So wish me luck, I’m going to need it.

 

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