|Thirteen Names for a Latina Heroine
Well, I’m working on my next book and I’m getting hung up on the name for my heroine. She’s Latina and she’s gutsy. She’s in a situation over her head, but in the name of family, she’ll tough it out. I’m tired of calling her “h” for heroine in my plotting notes. So, I’ve come up with a list of names. I do have a favorite I’m leaning towards. I’ve also rejected a few. Like stepping into a dress that you know is “the one,” I’m waiting for that punch of recognition that this
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|Thirteen Things about Being Green
Major reality check the other night when I saw a news report on the drought in Melbourne, Australia. They showed a family in which each person could hop in the shower for only three minutes, then out. The shower curtain was hung over a bucket to catch every last drop. Water from the gutters on the house was recycled in a tank. And around the neighborhood, officials with vests sporting Water Patrol across the back checked to see that everyone followed strict curfew rules or slapped residents with a fine.
In my city, they started
Another Thursday has come by and I’ve survived almost one week of spring break with the kids. You can see what I’m talking about in the post below and while you’re at it, check out the interviews with Caridad Pineiro and Vivi Anna if you haven’t already.
So, Spring is on the way. The weather is close to 20C (almost 70F for you non-metric folks ) and I went outside today without–gasp!–a jacket. The signs have been piling up for a while now but in case you have any doubts, here are my thirteen reasons why Spring is in the … Read More »
It’s that time of year again. For the next two plus weeks I have three kids underfoot as we wait for the new school year to begin. (It’s an April to March school year in Japan). Already I’ve grooved a few more lines in my forehead as I try to figure out what we’re going to do to stay entertained and out of my hair.
I have to renew my oldest son’s passport which is always fun–Not. At least he’s big enough to sit on the passport photo seat in the booth at the U.S. Embassy. I had to prop … Read More »
This week NY and other states across America participated in the Mega Millions Jackpot. $370 Million Dollars! I bought my ticket and kept my fingers crossed. I didn’t win but if I had here is what I would have done with my big wad of cash.
1… Buy a small country, preferably an island nation with lots of pina coladas
2… Eradicate Malaria
3… Hire a fulltime massage therapist named Javier
4… Buy a mansion in Malibu overlooking the ocean
5… Hire the supernanny, get teams of maids, bodygaurds, chauffer and stylist
6… Buy a jetplane
7… Cruise around the … Read More »
| Thirteen trips Down Nostalgia Lane
A friend of mine does lots of arts articles for the paper. I ran into her as she was on the way to do an interview with the writer of such greats as All in the Family and the Odd Couple (least that’s what she said). He was in town for a play of his that was being put on and she got the assignment to talk to him about it.
Now I happen to remember those shows, which got me to thinking about all the other shows that were reruns but which I watched
It saddens me to announce that this is the end of the Thursday Thirteen. The idea apparently came about as a way to encourage blog readers and writers to visit other sites they may not know about. I had a blast dropping by some of the visitors who found their way here as well as checking out new sites.
Though TT ends, I will still be blogging. Stay tuned. I have a few ideas of how to again liven up the place. Please don’t be come a stranger.
So for my last list, I’ve decided to focus on authors I
For chocolate lovers, Valentine’s Day gets those taste buds watering and the palette anticipating that first bite. I admit it. I’m a chocoholic. I adore chocolate because
1…. with wine it’s romantic
|Thirteen Songs I’m Listening To Right Now
I LOVE music and it helps me get into the mood for writing.
Here are Thirteen songs I’m listening to….
1….Here With Me — Dido
2…Promiscuous — Nelly Furtado
3…You’re Getting Crazy — Jim Verraros
4…Breathe In Breathe Out — Rachel Stevens
5…Born Too Slow — The Crystal Mathod
6…And She Said — Lucas Prata
7…Good is Good — Sheryl
|13 Things that Put Me In A Good Mood
1) Hindi Pop Music
3) Good book
5) Little Black Dress (when I fit in it)
6) Thai Food
11) Party hats
13) My kids (sometimes)
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update