Archive for August, 2006

Survey Says…?

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Unfortunately, I am not Richard Dawson, nor am I about to go around smooching people. (Although… I never say never… :D )

Here’s the deal, though, gang — I’m putting together an ultracool Cafepress.com store where you’ll be able to fill your closets with the awesomest Starrgear on the planet! The problem is, though, I’ve come up with some slogans to use, but I can’t seem to decide. So here’s where you come in — I’ll post my slogans here, and I’d like you all to vote in comments on your favourites (you can pick more than one, if you’d like). Or, if you’re really feeling creative, feel free to submit your own! You may even see some of this cool swag available as prizes in future contests. What’s cooler than that?!?

Here are the basics:

  • each shirt will have standard stuff on the back (where possible) — “Are you STARRstruck?” and “www.krisstarr.com”
  • beside each slogan (if applicable) I’ll indicate if it’s for a men’s or women’s shirt

So now, here are your choices*:

  1. Kris Starr wants me. (men’s)
  2. Kris Starr’s cover model. (men’s)
  3. Future cover model. (men’s)
  4. Go read a Kris Starr book, then call me. (women’s)
  5. Hero material. (men’s)
  6. I inspired a Kris Starr book. (men’s)
  7. Wanna be on a book cover? (men’s or women’s)
  8. Applications for cover models now being accepted. (men’s or women’s)

So let’s hear what you’ve got to say! Now’s your chance to speak up! :)

*Here’s the pain-in-the-ass stuff. Please don’t take my slogans. I spent several long minutes coming up with them, and frankly, my brain is tired. So don’t make me come after you with a wet noodle. Danke.

I Think I’m Weird

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Because I loooooove horoscopes like today’s:

Well lucky you! Just as things are starting to heat up, you land yourself some front row seats! You are definitely in the thick of things, and you should prepare yourself for quite a show. Not everything is totally clear to you — so expect some mixed signals or slight confusion as today’s drama unfolds. This is completely normal, and it should serve to slow you down. Your energy is pushing you to go faster than everyone else. Try to stay in sync.

This just seems so…exciting…and I can’t help but think there are romantic implications here. (Unless that’s just wishful thinking on my part… *sigh* ) Really makes me wonder just what’s in store for today.

The only thing on the menu is a trip to the gym for my workout. Of course, it may be Hot Guys Day again, so that would be very fun. However, I’m also very sore today — pretty much everywhere — and I still haven’t recuperated from Tuesday’s workout, so today should just be a barrel of monkeys. *insert rolling of eyeballs here*

Stay tuned for some interactive fun!

My Lust Should Be Higher

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Greed: High
Gluttony: Medium
Wrath: Low
Sloth: High
Envy: Low
Lust: Medium
Pride: Medium

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Apparently, I want it all, but am too lazy about going out to get it. :D

Edit: Bah. The nice little coloured bar graph doesn’t show up. It’s times like this I hate Wordpress, too.

It’s A Good Thing I’m A Writer

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Today’s Fortune:

Those voices you hear make sense.

Now *that’s* a relief. I’m not sure what I’d do if I wasn’t a writer… or if the voices simply didn’t make sense…?
In other news, Rella and I quit squash after a game-and-a-half this morning — simply because we decided walking laps and getting caught up would be more fun. Remember Mr. Gorgeous Back from a few posts ago? Well, he wasn’t there *g* but another variation was. Another pair of broad, sexy shoulders and a great v-taper. Mmm. His face wasn’t as cute as I’d hoped, but since he kept taking laps ahead of us, that was okay by me. :D

I’m sore today, too. The workout and all that stretching took its toll. There was also NO memo about “Hot Guy Day” at the gym yesterday, either. I think I may have to speak to someone about that… (If anyone knows to whom one should speak, please let me know, wouldya?)

Finally, today’s Horoscope also looks intriguing. It’s too bad I wasn’t planning on going too far from home today.

Expect many strong connections with strangers today. If you are looking for love, this could be a wonderful day to enjoy some unusual encounters with attractive new people. Use your sense of humor to break the ice — take a risk and go for the inside joke. If they laugh, then you know you’ve impressed them. If romance isn’t on your mind right now, then just be open to wherever these new relationships can take you. You are noticeable to others in a very good way.

*thinks*

If anyone knows a good way to ditch the fam and get out of here, lemme know. Otherwise, I’ll be at the computer. *siiiiiiigh*

Paperback Writer

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

So I’ve just spent the last…oh, hour and a half or so writing up my Cover Request Form for the cover of Seeing is Believing.

*wiggle*

It was time-consuming, but man, it was fun, too. This means I will have a cover sometime (hopefully) soon — and then I’ll be able to squee about it and generally act like a rabid fangirl.

In other news, I got to be manhandled by Mr. Cutie P.T. again today. My favourite part has become the stretching at the end, because he does all the work. *g* I’m telling you, if I had the cash, I’d hire the man to do that to me every day. It’s right up there with other “hurts-so-good”-type activities. And the whole endorphin/post-workout exhaustion thing is just amazing in general.

Yes, I’m thoroughly aware that your collective minds have sunk immediately into the gutter. Shame on you! Naughty, naughty folk that you are…! ;)

I told him I’d missed him — it’d been 11 days since I’d been at the gym. ELEVEN DAYS, people! And of course, he just laughed at me. But I’m really starting to get addicted to the whole working-out thing.

The worst part of it is the getting up at the butt-crack of dawn to go play squash. And because Rella and I are doing that tomorrow, I’d best be off to the comfort of my bed.

Later, gators! :D

And The Scandals Never End!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

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Kris scarf,
originally uploaded by Kris Starr.

How can anyone stand it?!?

Well, seeing as how there was some curiosity and interest in the so-called ‘bondage’ photos–from Kate, of all people :D –I dug around in my closet until I found the prints. I’m posting one here, and the other is in the Flickr stream. Just click on this photo and you’ll get to it.

Everyone satisfied now? Let me know what you think.

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I’m currently attempting to introduce the Offspring to the movie Willow. So far, though, she doesn’t appear entirely convinced. I’m trying to encourage her to stick with it, though… at least until Val Kilmer comes onto the scene. Double bonus if I can get her to stick with it until he’s shirtless. Heh.

Anybody have chocolate? I need chocolate. Not just need, but need.

*sigh*

The Aftermath

Monday, August 28th, 2006

I learned two things during my absence from this Blog:

1) Apparently, a goodly number of people associate me with booze. I haven’t quite decided if this is supposed to be a good thing or not. Suffice it to say, despite all those stories, I am nowhere near as much a lush as people imply.

*thinks about cocktails imbibed only a few short hours ago*

Erm… right. Well, moving right along to the next point…

2) According to my stats for the Blog, my hits skyrocketed to record levels during these ‘guest blogging’ days. Again, I’m not entirely sure if this is a good thing or bad thing. I’m thrilled with all the traffic, and I sincerely hope the newcomers stick around, but it does make me wonder if my presence on my own blog may be superfluous… :D

So I want to take a moment to comment on everyone’s entries — please bear with me, if you would… (I’m going in order of appearance, in case you’re wondering.)
Sunny Lyn — I did, indeed laugh at your Canuck joke. Not only are we all unfailingly polite, we’re also good at laughing at ourselves. :D You did some looking to find those photos, I see, and I’ll tell you all now — there is no such thing as a ‘kissing-in-the-Atlanta-hotel-elevator’ photo. Simply because there was never any kissing in the elevator… ;)

Julie — I love your story, too. And believe me, I’m thrilled beyond measure to have been a part of your journey. You just need to remember me when you’re rich and famous and hobnobbing with the celebs. Remember to put in a good word with Orli for me, okay? (And here you had me worried about what sort of scandalous story you’d come up with…!) *g*

Kate — LOL! That was a great day, sitting by Arianna’s pool. I’m thinking that perhaps next summer I’ll make another trip down in that direction to visit Ari and we’ll have to repeat the experience. (Thank you for the whole “cute” bit, though. By next summer I’ll definitely be at my buff, toned peak, so we can change it to “sexy”. C’mon — I know you can say it without laughing hysterically.) :D

Rella — good God, woman! Didja have to find the geekiest pictures in creation? Ugh! How am I supposed to keep up the “sexy and sultry erotica writer” facade when shots like that surface?? Regardless, thank *you* for being the great friend that you are, and here’s to mixing up the next batch of cocktails!

Dee — sweetheart — has it really been eight years already?? Wow. I can’t believe it! I’m thrilled to have played a part in your career path, too. You deserve every success that’s coming your way. (Although if, in my basic calculations, you really are only 29, I have to hate you now. *g*)

This is a side note to Anita, if you’re still lurking — I am sorry the rejection hit you so hard. But it’s like the others said — the only person in this world who can make or break your writing career is you. I’ve been rejected, too, so I know what it feels like. And it’s in the handling of that rejection that determines where you’ll go. I sincerely wish you the best of luck, and I hope you will take the chance and try again. I remember your manuscript did have quite a bit of potential, and I wrote you a detailed letter. If you do decide to try that road again, please keep me posted on how things go.

And that leaves me with…

… Douglas.

I’d hoped you’d end the week with a bang, hot stuff, and you certainly delivered. But frankly, I’m speechless. I know how much that weekend meant to you, but you did promise to keep it a secret. What am I supposed to do now that everyone knows about the torrid past, hm? Just make sure you never mention those weekends in San Fran, New York, Chicago, Montreal, Dallas and Boise. Okay?

Oops.

:D

Once again, thank you to my guest bloggers! I hope everyone had fun and enjoyed the week. I know I did! Fortunately for all of you, we’ll be back to All Kris! All The Time! starting tomorrow. Stay tuned! Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. ;)

Kris and Doug come out

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Walnut here, AKA Doug. I debated long and hard whether to write some insipid post about Kris — you know, how we met through Kate or Smart Bitches or something, how we became blogging buds *yawn* oh effing kill me now — or to tell the truth.

In the end, the truth won out.

I know in my heart sometimes it’s better to lie. I know this. And yet I feel compelled to come clean, to my family, my friends, my readers. And to Kris. Dear, dear Kris.

Kris, it’s high time your pals met the real you. Sorry to out you without your permission, but I think it may be better for all of us in the long run.

(more…)

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Friday, August 25th, 2006

Blame Kris!

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Howdy folks! The theme this week really seems to be…”What am I doing on Kris’s blog?”, which honestly, I really like as a theme. So, since you can’t see my name, I thought I’d introduce myself. Hiya, I’m Dee. And yup, I have to blame Kris.

See, once upon a time, I was a very newbie writer. Oh, I had alllll the signs of a beginner. I thought I was writing gold. I had no idea how publishing worked, much less the editorial offices of any publisher in the western world. And I was getting rejected sight unseen. I probably would have given up if not for two very important events.

1) I decided to send in a query with an excerpt, a query of my own special design, I might add.

2) Kris looked at said query and most likely with a bit of a grin (or a strong desire for vodka), requested the story.

And thus began my very strange trip into the world of submitting romances. Yes, Kris gave me encouragement. (Rather a lot like feeding a stray cat, the poor woman) This decision has begun not only a career, but a rather unique friendship.

See, once Kris took a look at one thing, well, I was like a tick. Or a bad penny. I kept sending her stuff. Not GOOD stuff, but definitely a steady stream of shite. And I began developing those usual newbie fantasies. Kris would look at my work and see possibility. Greatness. She’d base her career on the wonder that was ME! Oh, and we’d be the best of friends! WOW!

Snort. Sometimes, it’s quite embarassing to remember being new. But I was only 21. I was entitled to stupidity.

Still, it’s really quite funny that 8 years later, Kris actually IS my friend. (A really forgiving one, gads, if you could have seen my writing 8 years ago, OY!) And you know what? She actually did look at my work and see possibility where no one had before. And the really great thing about that? She had the same compassion and interest and kindness for a lot of folks. It does make me wonder how many careers she’s been a part of—and kept afloat—without once ever realizing. I mean, how many folks out there blame Kris for giving them hope and teaching them a bit about seeming professional when we’re totally not.

So yup, I totally blame Kris.

Then again, what are friends for?

Hope you’re having a great vacation, doll!
Smooches,
Dee