Saturday, March 24, 2007

I Finally Won in Atlantic City!

Yes, I know I haven't posted in over a week, and as odd as it sounds, it wasn't for lack of anything interesting to write about. On the contrary, my synapses have been in overdrive. So, I had this totally awesome Thursday Thirteen planned for this week - 13 random mini-essays on the ideas bouncing around in my head. Then I completely crashed after work on Thursday. No problemo, right? I told myself, "Be different, be wild, Bebe. Just post the Thursday Thirteen on Friday." Ha. Friday the hubster took me out to dinner.

What was I to do? Post on Saturday? Good idea. However, through no fault of my own, I drove to Atlantic City today and ended up winning $200 on the nickel Wheel of Fortune machine. I never win. Seriously, I drove to A.C. to have lunch at the Borgata. My waiter talked me into playing the slots, because he had a feeling I would win today. And I did. Isn't that cool?

Now it's nearly Sunday, and I have to work tomorrow teaching orientation class to 30 or so new hires at the day job. So... no Thursday Thirteen this week. Besides, some of these ideas are just too good for a mini-essay!

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Pop Culture Madness!

Stolen from Rene Lyons!

Go to, click on the decade you turned 18, find the actual year you turned 18 and copy the top songs for that year and paste.Then bold the ones you liked, strikeout the ones you hated and italicize the ones about which you were neutral. The ones you’ve never heard will stay unformatted.

That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Kiss - Prince

Walk This Way - Run D.M.C./Aerosmith
Living In America - James Brown
You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
Burning Heart - Survivor
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
The Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Never As Good As The First Time - Sade
Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

You're A Friend Of Mine - Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne
Manic Monday - The Bangles
Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
Like A Rock - Bob Seger
I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll) - Nick Lowe
Word Up - Cameo
Conga - Miami Sound Machine
The Men All Pause - Klymaxx
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Live To Tell - Madonna

Venus - Bananarama
Typical Male - Tina Turner
Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
If You Leave - O.M.D.
You Be Illin' - Run DMC
Crush On You - The Jets
The Rain - Oran "Juice" Jones
Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisile
R.O.C.K. In The USA - John "Cougar" Melloncamp

Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Words Get In The Way - Miami Sound Machine
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits

I'm Your Man - Wham!
All Cried Out - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald

Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
All I Need Is A Miracle - Mike & the Mechanics
Tuff Enuff - Fabulous Thunderbirds
The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades- Timbuk3

Love Walks In - Van Halen

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Believe it or not, I'm not of Norwegian descent. I know a lot of people assume I am because of Aurora's Passion. I'm a second generation Irish American. It's true. My maternal grandparents came to the United States in the 1920's. My Nana (paternal grandmother) is also Irish. Her parents came to America shortly before she was born in 1919.

Yeah, so? Well, this means if I wanted to, I could claim a dual citizenship in the US and Ireland. Seriously, I could get an Irish passport and everything, which could come in handy if I ever want to move to Europe.

Anyway, I thought I'd share some Irish sayings today in honor of my wonderful 88 year-old Nana and in memory of my Grandma & Grandpa.

If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough.

Beware of people who dislike cats

There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand.

and my personal favorite...

"They're always after me Lucky Charms!"

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Bebe's Thirteen Favorite Movies

1. Casablanca
2. Pride & Prejudice (Colin Firth Version)
3. The Bishop's Wife
4. Pretty in Pink
5. Sabrina
6. Return to Me
7. Out of Africa
8. Beauty and the Beast
9. Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightly Version)
10. The Way We Were
11. When Harry Met Sally...
12. Just Like Heaven
13. The Quiet Man

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

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 your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

How Was the Flight?

I'm home. I flew into Philadelphia late this afternoon. Did you ever notice how people ask, "How was the flight?" when you fly somewhere? How are you supposed to answer that question? In my book, it's a good flight if I get to my destination, because that means the plane obviously DIDN'T CRASH!

Mr. T (hubby) and Max (cat) both missed me very, very much. Mr. T even watched American Idol with me, and he hates that show. And the hockey game was on.

I honestly think I might be over Idol. None of the contestants are really doing it for me this year. Randy Jackson said it's about the "Yo" factor. I think plenty of them have the "Hell No" factor, but frankly nobody really stands out as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! I'm kind of wondering why I should even bother. Especially when I could be writing.

What do you think? Has Idol jumped the shark?

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Hello from Sunny Florida

I have two more days in Florida. Although I have been mostly taking care of my mum, it is beautiful here. Lots of sunshine, temperatures in the upper 70's, good food, good friends - it's times like these when I ask myself why I left in the first place.

I miss Philadelphia, though, and most especially my two guys at home. I've been married to Mr. Thomas for 8 1/2 years, and yes, I do quite a bit of traveling for work and writing and occasionally family matters without him. But this is the longest stretch we've been apart in the time we've been together. It's hard feeling torn like this - I want to be in both places. Perhaps someday we will be able to have a home in Philly and one in Florida.

I've worked on some writing this week. I'm happy to say, I think I am over the hump on Aurora's Promise and will be turning it into my editor very soon. I also have another book idea churning around in the old gray matter. More on that later.

As for this week, well, I am heading home Tuesday. But tomorrow, my fellow Dreams and Desires author, Amanda Brice, guest blogs on WNBC columnist Michelle Buonfiglio's Romance by the Blog, and all of the authors will be dropping by throughout the day. I hope you will stop by if you have some time.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I'm Back...


I hope everyone is doing well. I've had a rough few months, but I'm back on track. I'm hard at work on Aurora's Promise - it will be done soon, I promise.

Today, I'm chatting at Novelspotters. Stop by and ask a few random questions. Here's a few ideas...

What color are your eyes?
What CD are you listening to right now?
Have you had any dental work done lately?

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