Monday, November 29, 2010

I Do Care, Just In Case You're Wondering

In our lives, there are so many times that we give up so much. So much we sacrifice. So much we let go. Yet despite the sadness, we also know the certainty that what we’ve lost, what we’ve given up are exactly the same things that are needed to lay the foundation for the future.

Our lives are never about us. It’s always about the people that will live on after us, the ones that will come long after we’ve left. Even though we are fleeting part of this world, that in a short while we won’t even be remembered, we know that we have played the part we were meant to play in this life. Our names are not written in books, our faces will be wiped even from our loved ones memories sooner than we want them to. Yet, we bravely do the things that are hard. They hurt so much that we buckle beneath the force of that pain.

The only thing I hope for is that I’ve told the people I care about how much I love them. I don’t care if they know all the sacrifices I’ve made or they remember me at all. I just hope that all the time I spent with them, one spark in all the minutes – I made it clear that I cared.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


You don't know what Campari is? Well, here is something to get you started on the way to becoming friends with it.

Fancy and time consuming - serve in a chilled cocktail glass (or martini glass)

1 1/2 ounces London dry gin
3/4 ounce Campari
3/4 ounce Italian vermouth

Shake well with cracked ice then carefully strain in to the glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Casual and quick (when I’m alone and need that drink badly, like today)
Fill a lowball glass tumbler with ice
Add a slice of orange
Top with equal parts of Campari, sweet vermouth and gin

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Get Ready for the Weekend Wednesday 111710

Harry Potter Edition #1

Sorry guys and gals. Since Harry Potter is opening with a midnight showing tomorrow, that’s all I can really think about. If you’re a fan of the books and movies, here are some things that will help you fully celebrate the beginning of the end this weekend.

Watch the Official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Trailer 2 in HD

Visit Whimsic Alley - a magical store devoted to all things Harry Potter. They are hosting a midnight release party on Thursday, November 18th with HP-themed games and events.

Whimsic Alley
5464 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
3 blocks west of La Brea Blvd.)
+1 (310) 453-2370
Click the photo to go to Whimsic Alley's web site

Go on the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour where the Museum is featuring exhibits from the Harry Potter films.

3400 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91522
Tours depart continuously Monday through Friday, 8:20 AM to 4:00 PM
Tickets are $48.00 per person
Click here for more info

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sharing Some Original Work

As some of you may know, I frequently write fictional short stories or poems all over the inter webs. I decided to park some of those stories here so you can get a chance to sample my work.

I've posted my first sample here. You can also find a list of them as I add more on the sidebar to the right, under the heading "Original Fiction". My work is usually dark and sometimes filthy. I'll leave the filth off of here but I don't think I can get the dark out.

Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think. Critiques are also welcome - so if you have suggestions for improvements or other comments, leave them on the story page. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Can I Geek Out for a Moment?

I've been wanting to post this and brag for a couple of days but I've been sick over the weekend so just got the chance to hang it today. Joe Hill, one of my favorite authors, is now following me on Twitter and is kind enough to send me a book for donating to his Movember challenge. For a book geek like me, this is the equivalent of having some big athlete call me on the phone for my birthday. Hee hee.

Okay, girly geek time over. Returning to regularly scheduled programming
now. Thanks for indulging me.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Get Ready for the Weekend Wednesday 110310

I know it's been a while since I've posted a Weekend Wednesday (last one was in February) but here's a suggestion for this Sunday. It's a little bit different but it's more true to the kind of freaky things I like.

Mental Head Circus

It's a bit hard to explain but the following words are usually used to describe this show: vaudeville circus, devious cabaret, dance, humor and bawdy allure. Need I say more?

In case you want more info, check out Terry Beeman's site (he's the show's creator). Sorry, this event is 21 and over only so you can't bring the kiddies.

Mental Head Circus
6555 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Doors open at 6PM and show starts at 7PM
General Admission (Standing Room) $20.00