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Paging Mr. Sinise

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

A few nights ago I had a wacky dream where I had written some sort of fluffy rom-com novel and had it published. All fine and dandy.

But then, actor Gary Sinise decides he wants to make it into a feature film. And he wants to cast yours truly as the lead.

Crazy? Yeah, I know.

This dream was epic, dudes. I remember meeting the other cast members (nobody I recognized, I thought they were all unknowns) and rehearsing and filming scenes. And the director coming up to me to give … well… direction. Weirdly enough, too, while I was supposed to be the “lead”, I remember one scene where I was a third wheel — watching the “couple” get all mushy with each other. All the while sandpapering the wood of a sailboat.

I kid you not.

I just wish I could remember what the book was actually about. Because if it was good enough to ping ol’ Gary’s interest, it might be a worthwhile story.

But then again, maybe not. Because it was dreamworld after all…

Not-So-Manic Mondays

Monday, September 24th, 2007

To quote Hannibal Smith, I love it when a plan comes together.

There’s a new job with great benefits and perks.

A story that’s plugging along nicely.

And a potential fitness plan that will get me off my duff and fully back into the swing of things. (Because honestly, lately it’s been a little too much chomp, chomp and not enough puff, puff. And it’s not a good thing, no matter how you slice it.) And if the plan to go to RWA San Francisco in ‘08 pans out like I hope it will, I want to be able to wear that new formal gown and sundress I bought this past summer.

I’m excited, because this fall now feels like it’s got a plan; a purpose. And I thank the karma wheel for spinning the way it has, because this is good.

Now all I need is to up the hot monkey luuuuurve quotient, and I’ll be all set. ;)

Horse Puckey!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Today’s Horoscope:

Decisions, decisions, decisions — you’ve got a lot of choices to think about today, but doing so will be an absolute joy! You are experiencing an embarrassment of riches right now, and the people you encounter today will be offering you even more gifts, in the form of kind words. Quality and quantity are both at a rare peak right now, which means that you have a unique opportunity to make some major changes happen in your life and the life of someone you care about a great deal.

You have got to be freakin’ kidding me. This is the biggest load of steaming bullshit that I’ve ever read. Not only have I physically felt like crap today, I slept horribly last night and am exhausted. And the cherry on the top of the bloody cake was the rejection letter I received today.

“Embarrassment of riches”, my ass. Where’s the booze?

Editor’s Note: We here at Kris’ blog apologize for today’s emotional and somewhat irrational outburst by our Mistress with the Mostess, and we assure you that she will be back to her (mostly) cheery and (somewhat) normal self shortly. Once the Prozac kicks in.

Kidding.

Hippo Bird-Dog Two…. Me!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

The universe has spoken:

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Born today, you are one of those strong and capable individuals to whom others may turn in times of trouble with confidence. On the other hand, you are often so interested and involved in the affairs of others that you let your own issues go unresolved, with the predictable result that your life becomes far more complicated and even troubled than necessary. You are a uniquely positive individual; you have your own singular outlook that sustains you through even the most difficult of times. You are never one to deny responsibility for your own action, and you live your life as your own.

You do your best to keep your private life private; you don’t like anyone prying into things that are not on public display. For this reason alone, there may be something rather mysterious about you, and you can be sure to find yourself a hot topic on the grapevine again and again.

Hm.

Strong and capable? I guess so.

Overly involved in other people’s business? Sometimes, yes. *g*

Private? You betcha. And although I’d like to think that makes me mysterious, I figure I end up appearing standoffish more than anything. I’m not sure about the grapevine thing, either. I try to avoid scandal when I can (Weasel notwithstanding…).

As for the other stuff, well, it makes me feel like I should have my shit together. And really, I don’t feel like I do. This does bother me somewhat, but I also realize that I don’t think anybody truly has their shit together at this age. I’ve heard from people who are 40 and 45 and even older who realized they didn’t know everything, either.

It’s a small comfort.

I’d hoped to spend some time today in reflection and contemplation, and maybe some goal-setting, etc. But with the Offspring home sick from school again, I doubt I’ll have much “free, quiet” time. *shrug* Maybe I can squeeze in a few minutes of “me” time somewhere. On the bright side, the Pater will be looking after the Offspring so I can at least get to the gym to be manhandled. It’s one perk. :D

And well, if nothing else, I can always comfort myself with the fact that this isn’t too bad for a thirty-five-year-old. Right??

Maybe I Should Carry A Rabbit’s Foot Or Something

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Today’s horoscope:

You’ve been working on a project that has been giving you fits of late. You may well discover a light at the end of the tunnel.

There’d better damned well be a light at the end of this tunnel — and pretty soon.

In other interesting news, I just read that Dan Radcliffe has signed on to do the last two Harry Potter movies. I’m rather glad about that. The films will be so much more unified that way, yanno? I hope the others — Emma Watson and Rupert Grint — follow suit. I mean, if they play their cards right, after this is all over, they’d have the choice of never having to work again, if they didn’t want to.

The other thing that I’ve been fretting slightly about is the old b-day. I suddenly realized the other day that there are only a few weeks left before the big day, and I’ve got nothing planned. I’d hoped to do something somewhat significant — seeing as how it’s a bit of a roundish number and all — but life’s just gotten in the way lately, and caused distraction. Will need to do some quick-and-dirty planning in the next little bit, just to figure out what the hell I’m gonna do. I’ll keep you posted.

ps. The contest is coming. I promise you. I haven’t forgotten. :) (As the Pater always says, “Patience is a virtue.” to which I reply, “One which I do not possess…” ;) )

Beware Giant Feet

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

I’m waiting for the monstrous cartoon Monty Python foot to drop out of the sky and squish me. Really. Check out today’s horoscope:

A conversation that you fear will be difficult will actually be quite delightful today, when it turns out that someone isn’t quite as sensitive as you thought. It seems that a lot of your assumptions are going to be proved wrong today — to your benefit. Making snap judgments about people can be very unwise. Don’t let your assumptions about someone deprive you of the truth.

Crap on a cracker. Why is everything interconnecting like this right now…?

Anyway. In good news, I stuck to my schedule yesterday and managed 1120 words on the WiP. Yeah! I have chunks of time blocked off for later today — I’m just hoping the Mater doesn’t rope me in for Easter cleaning… Urk.

And in even MORE good news, make sure you come back one week from today, as I celebrate the TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Blog! Prizes will abound, so stick around! I promise, it’ll be fun! :D

Okay. Must dash for now…got errands to run and manhandling to endure. Have a great day, gang!

Mid-Week Mish-Mash

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

I went to bed at 9:45 last night because a) I was tarred, and b) because this morning was squash morning (right, Rella?? ;) ). I slept okay, but still woke up a couple of times. And the beeping of the alarm was painful, regardless. Going outside was just as hard, since it was still pouring rain. Of course, we’re also supposed to get snow over the next 4-5 days.

I thought April Fool’s was over. *suspicious look* Mom Nature’s got a really miserable sense of humour, the Beyotch.

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Remember how I said sometimes my horoscope is just spooky? Check this sucker out:

Do not be afraid of the intensity of the feelings you’re having for someone else — this is a new type of experience for you, which explains why you might be feeling some anxiety. Just give yourself all the time you think you’ll need to process what is going on in your life, and things will turn out as well as they can. Honest communication is also important, so state what you want clearly, and do not blur your message with too much hemming or hawing.

Uh. Yeah. Jeebus.

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Finally, I was doing some short-range planning the other night. I suppose it’s a symptom of a Type-A personality, but I was blocking out some time in my daytimer using different colour markers (!), which was highly satisfying. I have a bit of a plan put in place right now for what I’d like to accomplish before the month of July hits. Please keep your fingers crossed for me that I improve this whole “discipline” thing. (Which, sadly, has just been lacking thus far…)

Anyway. Speaking of discipline, it’s time for me to end this sucker and dig into work. Have a great Hump Day, everyone — catch you on the flip side!

Hint Taken

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Today’s Horoscope:

If you focus too much attention on building new relationships, you may alienate the people in your existing relationships. Tone down the intense energy you’ve been focusing on someone new — it may be sending too strong of a message, and you could be misunderstood. Instead, give equal time to the folks who have been in your corner all along, rooting for you when times were tough. Share this sunny period with them, and you’ll be reminded why you need them in your life.

I got it, I got it.

Open letter to All Those Other People In My Life: I need you, okay? My life wouldn’t be the same without you. :) That better?

Karma Chameleon

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Did you ever have one of those moments in life where the Karma wheel that seems to have been moving at a snail’s pace (or even backward) suddenly appears to have sprung forward?

Spinning wildly into realms of possibility, where things seem not only probable, but incredibly, frighteningly possible? And where you can almost hear the little blocks clicking neatly into place?

Yeah, me, too. If I’d ever dropped acid, I’m sure this is kinda what it would feel like.

I really, really think life’s about to get insanely crazy. I’ll keep you all posted. I promise. :)

“I’ll Take ‘Freaky Shit’ For $1000, Alex.”

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Today’s Horoscope:

When a new relationship blossoms, you don’t always recognize it for what it is — and this would be a shame, now that you are ready to start something new. The problem could be your expectations — are they too specific? Don’t try to cast people in preconceived roles; you’re being too narrow about things. Let people fit into your life on their own terms, in their own ways. You can’t force people to be who you want them to be. Respect them, and they’ll respect you.

Oh, the irony, huh? :)

Truly, I’m not complaining, but I am *tired* today. And we’re snowed in, with the schoolbuses cancelled. Ergo, the Offspring is home.

We’ll see how the ol’ cabin fever goes, but I may be checking the liquor cabinet by this evening. It’ll all depend on how much “Polly Pocket” or “Barbie” I’m forced to play throughout the day.

Hm. I do have diet Coke. I wonder if there’s any rum or vodka left…

Anybody out there? Feel free to entertain me. C’mon…you know you want to…! ;)