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This is a test to see who is watching my DW account.

I was going send the first 10 people who responded with their email address the first 10 pages or so, of the next Like... story.  Like Love.

It's not finished yet, but it's getting close. 

I only got one response on here, so now I'm going to post the offer on Live Journal and see what kind of response I get...

Remember.. this is only a test. :)

Later
Gin
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Well the new school year has started here.  Sarah is in FOURTH grade this year!  She has to be at school at 7:30am!!  she hates getting up at 6:00 lol... I got the "Muh...ooommm... Five more minutes" routine this morning . :)

Theoretically when school is in session I should have more time on my hands to write.  That doesn't seem to be working out in practical application though.  I'm currently alternating between the fourth DWP Like... story (Like Love) and another Hourglass story... both are going slowly as you may have guessed.  

But I AM working on them.. so that is something. :)

The DWP story is already longer than Like Life though... so hopefully when it is, finally, finished it will be worth the wait. :)

Plus I needed to post something so I could use my new icon... ;)  LOL... it seems appropriate because half the time when I'm writing I'm working in the dark as far as the story goes. LOL
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Well.. it's not really a story. It's more like a moment in the character's lives.  It was written way back when I was still completely immersed in the Xena 'verse and rather suddenly pulled from that obsession by the characters actions and events on the show.

This is an Alternate Universe... Uber and amazingly very short.

I'm told that tissues are necessary so be warned.

Of course, this is a story of two women who love each other deeply.  If that bothers you, not sure what you're doing here. :)

 

Here it is... )
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You know who you are... ;)

What do you think about a TV show based on that premise:  Two women, friends, traveling through time.  I think it would make a great series, different situations every week, different time periods.  Then again I love time travel shows... Quantum Leap was one of my favorites, which is why I gave the gals in my story a bit of the 'lost' thing that Dr. Beckett had on QH... Not sure it would be like that in the actual Hourglass show, their method of travel was more mystical than technical, so they might actually have a little more control over the process... then again, maybe they'd have less.. ;)

Please though... Let me know what you think about the possibility of a show like this.  Really... inquiring minds want to know.  :)
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It's not really bad, I just never know what's going to gross people out...

I'm banning late night TV watching....

I've decided that working on the DWP story, watching Top Chef and then watching a zombie movie until midnight is no longer something I should do.  The dream I had was me in a kick ass kitchen peeling my own index finger like a carrot because the kids I was watching were hungry...  So... the whys of  it would be...

Kick ass kitchen - Top Chef
peeling my own finger - zombie movie/Top chef (it didn't hurt btw...no blood... it just made my finger smooth, like when you peel a carrot)
Kids - DWP 

LOL... okay, maybe late night tv watching won't be totally banned... I just need to watch the right things... ;)

If you read this and were grossed out by the finger thing... sorry.
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So this weekend was the big Superman festival in Metropolis, IL.  My husband loves that kind of stuff and so does Sarah, so we packed up the cooler with picnic stuff and off we went.

I like Superman and the various comic book riff raff that surround him, but I do not like the awful heat and humidity that settles in southern Illinois this time of year... so while the rest of the family walk around the hot humid streets of Metropolis, hob nobbing with the other crazy people (Many of whom are in costume), I ensconce myself in the local casino.... air conditioned comfort in exchange for losing most of my birthday money... ah well... it was fun anyway.  I got to play in a slot tournament... five minutes of free play... so that was fun.  And I met a gal from Carbondale, IL who was also in the tournament... we cheered each other on.  LOL..  she actually talked me into signing up. 

Anyway, back now and looking over the fourth story in the Like... series.  Titled 'Like Love', it's going to be longer than Like Life... but it's already 10:30 here and I've had a long, long day... so it will have to wait for tomorrow to actually get back to writing it. 

A day off is good though.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. :)

Weird

Apr. 24th, 2010 11:52 am
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Okay, so now that warm weather is here Sarah has been outside playing until I have to drag her inside because it's too dark to see.  She is a very observant child and loves looking at bugs and flowers and such.  Her newest passion is looking for four leaf clovers.

Much to my amazement she finds them all the time.  Enough that it's starting to scare me, because of that one movie where the kid found handfuls of four leaf clovers only because that area was soaked in radiation.. lol 

Now, however, I'm REALLY concerned because Sarah just came in, all excited to have found, are you ready for this?  A SIX leaf clover!

She thinks it's ultra mega lucky because Six is two more than Four...

So either we're going to win the lottery, or we live on a nuclear dumping field.... which do you think is more likely?? 

sigh... yeah, me too.  LOL
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As you know I'm working on the fourth story in the Like... series.

I appreciate your patience as my real life has delayed progress on the story for the last few months.  It is still not finished, but as the end draws near I want to take the opportunity to ask any reader who cares a question.

This will be the last Mirandy story I write for a while, once this story is over they want to be left alone for a while and I'm going to respect that.  Therefore, I want to tie up any loose ends and questions that may have been brought up in the previous stories, so as not to leave anyone with any questions about the 'verse. 

So, what questions do you have?  Miranda's health of course will be sorted out... anything else? 

Presumptuous of me I know to think that anyone would have any 'burning questions' about the silly stories I've written, but I know what it feels like to read a series and then have things left unanswered, and I don't want to do that.  I want to make sure everything is settled so that the long time between this Fourth story (titled, Like Love) and any stories I may write in the future doesn't leave anyone with questions.

So, let me know... What questions do you want answered in 'Like Love'?  I'll try to get them all covered by the time the story ends.

Thanks to everyone for all the support and comments on the previous stories.

Later
Gin
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I hate you.. I hate you all, but I especially hate whoever prompted Miranda as a mob boss... I hate you with a passion heretofore unknown to man...

Sigh...

Okay...

I don't hate you, actually it' was kind of a nice dream... Miranda was the mob boss and Andy was her trusted right hand enforcer/bodyguard although for some reason in the dream Andy was married to another trusted henchman... so that was an incredibly strange thing for my brain to think... but anyway... it was an awesome dream, cause I was there watching the action, Some other person came in and wanted to work for Miranda... but wouldn't take orders from Andy or her husband... so Miranda says something like, if you don't work under Andrea and her husband, you don't work under me.... and then Miranda looked down from her desk, (It was on a raised dias) straight at me and winked.... at me!

Okay... so.. I... am.... NOT... going.. .to ... write... this... fic.... I'm not... I'm not.. I'm not...

I haven't even finished the fourth story in the Like... series btw it's titled "Like Love".  So there is NO WAY I'm going to start another DWP in an obviously different world at the same time... NO WAY.

I will however read a story based on this, just to see if it matches my dream LOL.  It would have to be complete though... I try to avoid works in progress if at all possible....

Anyway, just wanted to let all y'all know.. I hate you. :)  And I luv ya. ;)   Just please... can ya try to stop putting stuff in my head??  ROFL ;)

Wow... 5:30 am already?  Gotta get my coffee and get on with my day. LOL

Later
Gin
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I'm thinking I need to laugh at myself right now. 

I've always known that my daughter is totally brilliant and gifted, but now that I'm supposed to tell someone WHY, I can't even begin to describe it.  

You see, Sarah brought a form home from school today, it explained that she was being considered for the 'gifted/talented' program there and they wanted more information on her background.  Supposedly to figure out why the gifted kids are in fact gifted... which to me is really weird because if there was something that they do... that they WORK toward, then it's not a gift is it...it's earned.  But anyway, one of the questions is something like, why do you think your child is special, talented, or gifted... or something like that.  And I honestly can't think of a single thing to write.  How can I write in the tiny space, a few scant blank lines across a form on a page, how brilliant I think my daughter is?  How can I describe to them the workings of a child's mind who, when she was barely out of diapers would pretend to go camping... would need a campfire.... would take the drumstick from her Fisher Price drum and put a red uninflated balloon on the end of it... pretend to strike it and light the pretend fire...then immediately take the red balloon off and put a black balloon in it's place, because the 'match' had been used.... that is brilliant to me.  How can I convey the depth of my then six year old daughter's comprehension of the world around her when my father, her beloved grandfather passed away suddenly and we went tearfully to tell her the news... when she cried and hugged me.. and cried some more as she recalled what we had told her about death and dying when one of our four cats became ill the previous year.  I was a mess, having just lost my father and she was quoting our words back to us, letting us know that she really did understand. 'Everyone only gets one."  One life...  She understood... at age six.

She's almost nine now and she just keeps getting smarter... and a little dumber, school is doing that to her, making her stop.. pull back, wait for the other kids... so I'm hoping she will qualify or whatever the word is for this 'gifted' program.  I'm not sure she'll like it though. LOL.. when I was in sixth grade I was in the 'gifted' program and I hated it... because you know what it meant to me?  More work!  LOL... Sarah loves school, she loves learning, but she completely hates work... she would rather be outside LOOKING at the ladybug, watching it, letting it crawl on her finger, than inside reading about it. 

Anyway...I can write however many hundred thousand words about Miranda and Andy together but when it comes to filling out this form, I'm stumped.  LOL  Maybe it's the length that's bothering me... as many of you know, I can't do short! :)

Thanks for listening to me ramble :)

Later
Gin

Sadly...

Feb. 6th, 2010 05:45 pm
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Well, sadly, my self-imposed deadline for finishing 'Like Love', the fourth story in the Like... series is only a week away and there is NO WAY I'll be finished by then.  Honestly, I think I've been staring at the story for too long... anyone who writes themselves might know what I'm talking about.  I think I've been trying TOO hard to finish and it's kinda burning me out on it.  So I'm going to ease off on myself, maybe work on a different story for a little bit...

You have no idea how much I want to finish this story... probably way more than you want to read it.  LOL

Right now I think distraction is the key, so I'm going to work a little on another story, and if you see me online feel free to pop in and chat with me, or drop me an email, I always answer emails so that's a great distraction but still sort of on topic  LOL

I WILL finish 'Like Love'... I swear I will, but I've told people about my self imposed deadline and at this point I know it won't be met, so I thought I'd let people know.   The one thing I don't want to do is push the issue and come up with a terrible story.  This will be the last Mirandy story I write, for a while, so I don't want to disappoint anyone.  I want it to be right.

Thanks so much to everyone who has been reading the series, and special thanks to everyone who's been commenting on the stories.

Sorry for the long delay between stories, you have no idea how sorry I am...
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LOL... directly from the Pop Culture soaked, twisted mind of my ever-loving husband. :)

http://evilmeatballvscat.com/

He hopes to update the site pretty much every day on the weekdays.  It's actually some pretty funny stuff. :)

Later
Gin
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So a little birdie, in the form of an automated message from LiveJournal informed me that it was going to be Elf_Jet's birthday on January 5th....

Since there is a huge time difference between where I live and where she lives it might actually be that now!  LOL...

Therefore, in honor of Elf's penchant for wall scenes, I thought I would post this.  It was I'm sure based at least in part on Elf's own "If Only" series, because I have no doubt whatever 'wall scene' I write this story will be in the back of my head rattling around while I do it.

http://elf-jet.livejournal.com/653.html

This is an excerpt from an original story that I have begun... it will actually undergo a fairly extensive re-write shortly but I believe this little scene will remain in the story fairly intact. 

As I said this is an original story so all the characters and places are, surprisingly, mine.  LOL

I honestly can't remember if I've sent this to Kam for beta reading or not, but I've made a few adjustments to it recently so any mistakes are my own.

It's basically a PWP and should be rated accordingly.... What exactly is the ratings system for fanfic anyway, is there a standard?  Anyway, whatever the rating is for two women having sex... that is what this one should be rated for.. LOL.

Now, gotta stop rambling or this part will be longer than the bit!  LOL
 

 

Happy Birthday Elf )
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We are getting the debris cleaned up from Sarah's tornado frenzy of opening gifts and getting ready for the first trip to Grandma's... Husband's Mom's...

Second trip to Grandma's will be tomorrow, to my Mom's... :)

I hope the car is cleaned out sufficiently to bring back Sarah's loot.  LOL... Grandma goes overboard for gift giving holiday's.  Sarah is the only grandchild on husband's side, and the only grand-daughter on my side.  LOL...

It's sweet though because her birthday is in June, so for Christmas she gets winter clothing and for birthday she gets summer clothing... I barely have to buy anything for her, clothing-wise...LOL

Anyway... off to grandma's, she always has a great Christmas dinner... usually a large hunk of meat and all the trimmings...  so.. YUM! :)

Have a great day everyone!
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I was driving down the highway today, on the trip to pick up Sarah from school.  It's a fairly boring drive that I've made many MANY times before, so I was chugging along and thinking about the stories, as per usual, when I see a car careening... and yes that is the correct word to use... CAREENING toward me... it swerved into my lane, the crossed back over and hit the shoulder/hill on the other side of the road, then swerved back toward my lane... my first instinct was to hit the brakes, but instead I hit the gas and sped up... if I had hit the brakes, he would have hit me, as it was I only got the spray of dirt from his collision with the shoulder.  In my rear view mirror I saw him swerve back out of my lane and spin out to land on the shoulder/hill.... The truck in front of me quickly turned around to drive back and check on the driver... the car in front of that truck pulled over and stopped, the woman driving got out and RAN back to the wreck... I stopped her as she passed me and asked if she had a cell phone to call for help with, because I didn't have our cell phone with me.  She did... so since I have no medical training and no cell phone to call the authorities I decided the best thing to do was continue on to the school so as not to be in the way.  Honestly though, if I had slowed down instead of sped up I have no problem saying I'd be in the hospital right now, or worse.  He was going FAST.

I texted my husband and told him that I'd been pretty lucky today and to stop to get a lottery ticket on his way home.  He texted back okay and asked what I'd been lucky about, but I told him I'd tell him when he got home... this isn't the kind of story I wanna text to him before he has to drive home.

So everyone, drive safe!
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Getting ready to go visit my Mom back in my hometown.  She doesn't have internet access so I'll be offline for a while.  Probably until Monday.  I might be able to check in Saturday night or Sunday, but I'm saying Monday just to be safe...LOL.

I'll check messages before I leave tomorrow morning, but my usual quick turn around on messages will not be happening for the next few days. 

I am taking my laptop with me though, so if I do happen to have some time I might be able to work on the stories some. :)

Later
Gin
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We've been watching this show called The Big Bang Theory, the main characters are a group of four uber-geeks and a hot blonde gal who lives in the apartment across from two of them.  One of the geeks (Howard) was in a sort of 'friends with benefits' type relationship with a woman he works with and all the four uber-geeks took a trip by train... just before the train left the station, Summer Glau walked into the car they were sitting in... obviously, immediately, the guy with the girlfriend wanted to hit on Summer... This is how it went when the super-uber-geek (Sheldon) found out the guy wanted to hit on Summer.

Sheldon - "I thought you were in a relationship with Leslie?"
Howard - "Let me explain to you how this works."  Gesturing to the back table where Summer was sitting he informed his friend. "That's Summer Glau!"
Sheldon - "and?"
Howard - "That's it!"

LOL... I KNEW he was going to say that too. I mean, seriously.  LOL
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Hiya,

A friend of ours has finally finished the movie he's been working on for the last 4 years.. LOL...

It's a slasher/horror/thriller type movie that will premiere at a local film festival in October.

The trailer for it is on YouTube here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezipCJ-_jjA


If anyone is interested in a sneak peek.

I knew it!!

Aug. 2nd, 2009 01:42 pm
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So we were watching Scooby Doo... the cartoon... Hey! Don't judge! LOL... I have a 8 year old daughter so it makes it easier. Anyway, we were watching Scooby Doo, and as usual the gang got separated, Fred and Velma were looking through a old castle type house for Daphne... they finally went into a room with a figure making some odd sounds under a sheet... (At this point I'm thinking to myself 'Now Velma ought to know...') Fred obviously labeled it 'ghost'... but after a few seconds listening to the moans/grunt/muffled sounds coming from under the sheet Velma promptly declared that it "sounds like Daphne" and pulled the sheet away to reveal their lost friend!

Needless to say my husband and I laughed our butts off.

Now... who's gonna write the Velma/Daphne fan fic? I'm far too busy with DWP... :)

EDITED: Thelma to Velma... because I'm a dork ;)
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It may or may not be common knowledge that I recently spent some time in the hospital, and many of you may or may not know that my husband has been out of work since three days after Christmas last year. As it turns out my stint in the hospital coincides with his unemployment benefits running out. No job in sight, we are scrambling for something to generate some income rather than have to live off the generosity of family (who can't afford to spare anything either)... in that attempt, my husband has created a website:

http://pressmybuttons.com/


He will use your photos or designs or work with you on a custom logo for any event or gathering you want. Check out the site and even if you can't or don't want to use the service, maybe you know someone who might. We'd really appreciate the word of mouth!

Thanks for checking it out!

Gin

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