Archive for September, 2010

Ugh

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Have been staring at the blank Wordpress screen for several minutes now.

I wish I could come up with something witty and clever for you all, but at the moment my brain is simply a large, black void. *sigh*

There are errands I need to run and chores I need to do, but you know, I’m not really very motivated to do them. It would help if that bright yellow ball would appear in the sky again — perhaps I’d feel a bit peppier. Instead, it’s just grey, grey, grey.

Yuck.

The Offspring’s birthday is being extended for yet another day as we’re having a family dinner for her tomorrow night, and I really do need to get to the grocery store to pick up items for that meal. (She’s requested BBQ’ed spare ribs and Kraft Dinner. Yeah, that’s my kid.)

I’m also slightly annoyed because we bought her an MP3 player for her birthday (shh! Don’t tell her! Heh.) and I wanted to charge it and load it with her favourite songs before she received it. That’s fine and all, but I had to literally destroy the packaging the player came in. It was the only way to get it out of the plastic. So now repackaging it won’t look very nice, but I don’t think she’ll really care that much. Still ticked me off, though.

Anyway. I’m rambling. I’ll end this nonsense for now and let you get back to your lives. Ms. Junior Peanut has fallen asleep, so I’ll take this moment to have some breakfast and see what I might be able to accomplish before she wakes. Ciao for now!

Friday Footage - More Music!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

This is awesome served on a platter with a side of awesome, liberally smothered with awesomesauce.

Young folk who are this talented just make me so happy for this planet. Enjoy!


Happy B-Day, B.E.!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

To the love of my life:

Happiest of birthdays, honey!

xoxoxox

To Do, To Do, To Do

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

…do bee do bee do.

Sorry. Channeling a little bit of ol’ Blue Eyes, there.

This week is insane, people. I have two birthdays to prep for (B.E.’s and the Offspring’s), a meeting, my first piano lesson (whee!), Ms. Junior Peanut’s next doctor’s appointment, two different vocal choir rehearsals and the Offspring’s swimming and squash lessons.

That doesn’t even take into account the various chores around the house — laundry, floors, bathroom, etc. — and it also doesn’t include any writing or promo or anything like that.

I’m tired. Yeesh.

Ah, well. I can’t complain too loudly. Nobody’ll listen to me, anyway.

I had a new story idea come into my head, but I have no idea just what it’s supposed to be, exactly. If it comes to fruition I may have to target it to Carina, as they’re more willing to look at things that are outside the proverbial box, as it were.

Well, I guess I need to get away from the computer. B.E.’s birthday cake isn’t gonna bake itself, y’know. :)

How To Start Your Week

Monday, September 20th, 2010

OMG. This made me *LAUGH*.

Happy Monday! Enjoy!

funny pictures-Nothing to see here folks
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Friday Footage

Friday, September 17th, 2010

So I’m trying to come up with some regular content ideas for the Blog and I think one thing I’m going to do is post bits of various video clips — old things, new things, sometimes even blue things! — stuff that strikes (or has struck) a chord in one form or another. And this feature will be called — amusingly and appropriately enough — Friday Footage. (Unless I come up with something even more clever…)

Today’s video is one I stumbled on whilst following random links on teh Interweebz (some days it’s fun and other days it’s truly frightening…). Singer Chris Mann (of whom I’d never heard until now) has done a cover of my George’s song I Want Your Sex and it’s being used as runway music. Now you all know what a George fan I am, but I find I rather like this version. It’s different. And he’s pretty hawt, too, if you ask me. (He looks a little like Bradley Cooper, methinks.)

Anyway. Enjoy the video, and have a great weekend!


Training One’s Brain

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Is it weird to think in Tweets?

When I started blogging way back in Ought-Five, I started thinking about life events in blog-post terms. What could I whittle down into a few (hopefully witty or insightful) paragraphs? And would it translate to the blogosphere?

Then I realized this morning that I was in trouble when something happened and I thought, “Hey. I could Tweet that!”

I think my brain has morphed, or sumpin’. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

What’s next? One-word messages? Acronyms? Symbols? Grunts?

Move over, Artist-Formerly-Known-As-Prince…

(And if you feel so inclined to look for me on Twitter, click the link on yon sidebar, or search for Kris_Starr. You’ll find me.) 

Content: Where Art Thou?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

So one goal I’ve had in mind for a while now is to come up with some regular content for this blog. That doesn’t mean I’d quit with the random ramblings, but I keep thinking a little more structure is in order — and also that some specially directed content will help me with planning/writing posts, too.

This brings me to my query for all of you — is there anything special you’d like to see here on Irrelevant Ramblings? Writing tips? Publishing tidbits? Book reviews? Parenting stuff?

One thing that is tentatively on the agenda is bringing in some guest bloggers on occasion, just to liven things up a little, but that may or may not be on a truly regular basis.

Anyway. That’s today’s dilemma: What do you, Gentle Readers, wish to see here? Let me know!*

*And no, there will be no Weasel pictures in the foreseeable future, so don’t ask.

Make Way For The Reviews

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

So I spent a chunk of yesterday evening putting together information to send to different book review sites to try to get the word out more about Lovely. I know I’m slow at this, I probably should have been doing it right at launch time, but there was this little thing that I was busy with called giving birth.

Anyway, I’m getting into gear now and over the next couple of days I’ll send out some queries to see who nibbles. I’d love to get some more opinions about Lovely, and hopefully get things going right away when Higher Learning is released, too.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I get some interest, and that the results are positive. (Okay, well, if not positive then at least not horrific.)

Oh, and if any of you out there reading do formal reviews, consider this an open invitation to look at Lovely. If you’re registered with NetGalley, you can get a copy there, or I can send a PDF. Just leave a comment or send me an email at starrstruck AT gmail DOT com.

I’ll keep you posted on how things go.

Into High Gear

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The weekend was pretty laid back. There wasn’t a whole lot accomplished around here (although B.E. did play plumber for a while).

(Wait. The bathroom sink, people. Get your minds out of the gutter.)

I slept well last night, but still woke up feeling unrested and groggy. It’s taking me time to get moving this morning. I have essentially two tasks on my list that I really would like to get done today, so I’ve got to get at ‘em.

(And you know what’s depressing? Having only two tasks on your list and not managing to complete them. That just feels so pathetic, really.)

I’m making my way back into the creative world, too. I think I’ve decided on one project, but I want to come up with a second one. The first involves expanding a novella into a full-length novel and the second involves possibly a really short novella or quickie.

The House Wishlist seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, and if we want to do all of the things we’ve thought about we’re going to need cashola. Which means getting more books contracted and in the can, to borrow the film industry’s parlance. Which means I must BICHOK more.

No pressure.

Anyway. If I’m going to get things rolling here, I’ve got to get out of this chair (at least to start). Hope your week starts with a bang!