April 22, 2014
funny, Tickle Me Tuesday
Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts
A woman from New York was driving through a remote part of Arizona when her car broke down. An American Indian on horseback came along and offered her a ride to a nearby town.
She climbed up behind him on the horse and they rode off. The ride was uneventful, except that every few minutes the Indian would let out a ‘Ye-e-e-e-h-a-a-a-a’ so loud that it echoed from the surrounding hills and canyon walls. When they arrived in town, he let her off at the local service station, yelled one final ‘Ye-e-e-e-h-a-a-a-a!’ and rode off.
“What did you do to get that Indian so excited?” asked the service-station attendant.
“Nothing,” the woman answered “I merely sat behind him on the horse, put my arms around his waist, and held onto the saddle horn so I wouldn’t fall off.”
“Lady,” the attendant said, “Indians don’t use saddles.”
April 17, 2014
funny, Introverts Blog Quietly
credit: 61 Musings
This week’s prompt is:
Like most introverts I am no stranger to focus. When I am really involved in a project (usually my writing or my course work), Kelvin sometimes has to wave my dinner plate under my nose for me to realize it’s dinner time! He finds this extremely irritating, (he thinks I should notice when he’s in the kitchen & preparing food), but really it’s just background noise to me when I’m really involved. He has now taken to giving me a 10 minute warning when the food is almost ready, so I can wrap up what I am doing & pay attention when it’s dinner time.
While I would find it extremely difficult to write my novel in a crowded cafe (like J.K. Rowling), I can write in a room with the TV going & really have no idea what is playing on the screen. When picking a program to watch, Kelvin has found the secret – he asks if I will be paying attention to the TV before choosing a program. He has some programs he only watches (like TMZ or The Soup) which he will watch if I’m not paying attention, there are some programs I only watch (like Grey’s Anatomy, The Following & Game of Thrones – I tend to prefer programs which make me think too like Elementary or the British version Sherlock) which I watch when he’s away or napping & then there are the programs we watch together.
I prefer to write in the quiet – no TV or music playing. If Kelvin is napping or out of the apartment – so much the better! Sometimes Kelvin accuses me of making excuses for him to leave home (like ordering a prescription to be picked up) so I can have time to myself – (sshh, he’s not wrong).
credit: focus stock photos
April 14, 2014
credit: Net Galley
The Midnight Side
by Natasha Mostert
Synopsis: A phone call from the dead. Lucid dreaming. A ghost manipulating the London stock exchange. And a truly frightening story of love gone wrong.
THE MIDNIGHT SIDE is a chilling tale of a seductive woman who, even from the grave, is able to manipulate events to her satisfaction. A haunting story of obsession and revenge, Natasha Mostert’s novel is an intricate psychological thriller with an ending that will leave you breathless.
Isa receives a call from her cousin but finds out later her cousin was dead when the call came through. As Isa works to close up her cousin’s estate, she finds Alette has left detailed & bizarre instructions on how she wants things handled. Isa is torn between her desire to fulfill her cousin’s wishes & her own sense of right & wrong. She begins to wonder how well she really knew her beloved cousin.
I was happy to read yet a third book by Natasha Mostert & found The Midnight Side to be just as fascinating as the first ones I read. Again, there are a number of twists & turns in this book as well as great suspense.
I would give this book 4 stars out of 5. Definitely a worthwhile read!