April 2012 Archive

Z is for ZOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

This post has absolutely nothing to do with the zoo (though I do love to go). Instead, I’m simply posting to say YAYAYAYAY! The challenge is over!!! I could not be happier.

And now, I am officially taking a break from blogging. The one thing I learned from the challenge is that I shouldn’t feel like I have to post. Posting once a week is more than fine. What a relief that will be :)

Also, I can’t believe I forgot to post this, but the uber fabulous Charlie Holmberg interviewed me on her blog last Thursday. Go check it out!

Signing off for now. Good job to everyone else who won the A to Z Challenge.

Y is for You’re My Friend :)

I listened to this song on my way to work yesterday. At first, I thought about my sister, Katie because she’s my best friend (she’s in Jamaica for her honeymoon and while I’m ridiculously happy for her, it’s bugging the heck out of me that I can’t call her), and then I thought of Sophia because we had a random conversation about Bruno Mars like…a year ago and now I always think of her when I listen to him, and then I thought about all of my wonderful writing friends. You!

So here you go my writer buddies. I dedicate this song to you :)

X is for X-rated

X-Rated liquor, guys, I’m not going any kinkier than that with this post ;)


This is a delicious drink. To me, it tastes like grapefruit, though I’m not actually sure if there’s any grapefruit flavoring in it.  I was given this drink on my 21st birthday and have been in love with it ever since. Yum :)

 

W is for Wilderness

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to be exact. Back in ’08 my dad took me backpacking in Montana. I honestly can’t say I’ve ever been to a more beautiful, inspiring place.

We hiked up to the old Independence mining site and climbed Monument Peak, which I’m standing on in the picture below. This area is just north of Yellowstone Park. From the top of Monument we had a clear sight line all the way to the Tetons, 120 miles South. We camped at the base of Monument beside Blue Lake. The icy water was delicious on our sore feet and knees after a day of backpacking.


I highly suggest this area to any hikers/backpackers out there.

I grew up going to Colorado to visit my grandparents which probably accounts for my undying love of the mountains and probably explains why so many of my book ideas are set in the mountains. I always say my muse likes to hang out in state parks. This trip to Montana only strengthened my mountain obsession :)

V is for Vuvuzela

This was meant to be a post about Vuvuzela’s, you know, the horns that got uber popular during the last World Cup. I was going to find a nice video and tag it with, “Something to cheer you on for the morning!” But now that I’m at work (and can’t listen to sound on my work computer) I can’t find a video or tag it with that nice sentiment above.

So, if you’d like, you can imagine it :)

 

((As a note, I am this close to quitting this A to Z Challenge. I had no idea how exhausting it would be, but as I’m ridiculously close to the end, I figure I can trudge my way through this last week. Huzzah!))