Saturday, July 5, 2008

My Favorite Summer Jams, What's Yours?

Ahh summer, the time to have fun in the sun, travel, hangout with friends, eat fantabulous food, work on your tan....and get down and boogie. I have always associated a song that embodies that summer's adventures/mood. This summer is no different, except that this tim I have gone on total rewind. I have looked at some songs from the past that have given me good memories and that I cannot help but dance to. You know the one....that special song that no matter where you are and what you are doing you cannot help but get in a few steps and move your junk in da trunk.

I wanted to compile a top a list, but it was very very difficult. How do a fit in a lifetime of my love of music into a simple list of the most awesome summer jams? First, I tried to create a list, but where would I draw the line. I could easily have a list of a thousand and it would still not be enough. So, to make my life easy I decided on just a few of my favorites. Then there was the process of picking the songs. Do I go by what my Ipod tells me that I play the most? Do I look at my music collection? Do I look at top lists through history? Do I look everything up online? Can you see my eyes crossing at the thought of it all. Yikes!! I realized that everyone's summer tunes can differ greatly so..

After careful consideration I decided to start a list and have anyone that comes and visits my blog add their own songs. Here is the first song and i truly love it, for it combines two of my favorite all time songs.

Just can't get enough MUSIC

Now tell me, how can you NOT get up and dance to that song and think of good times to be had. Madonna and Depeche Mode, an awesome combination.

Friday, July 4, 2008

We got tickets!!!!

August 7, 2008; 8:00 p.m. (Doors 7:00 p.m.)Los Angeles, Royce Hall (UCLA) [SOLD OUT]

My friend has tickets to see Stephenie Meyer in L.A. in August. She has 3rd row seats and I am beyond happy. I had the pleasure of seeing Stephenie last year in Petaluma. I was able to sit right in front of her and she had answered a question of mine which I always ask every writer I meet.

"What is the most painful passage that you have written and why?" She responded and I had to agree with her answer (will not post in case someone has not read her books yet). I agreed, especially with the passage in Eclipse that left me bawling for days. I know that there are some that dislike that book...but I don't care. I lurve it. All of it, every word, sentence, paragraph, chapter.....everything. So, I am really looking forward to going and seeing her again. WOOT!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

What's your reading Personality?

I went to my friend Christine's (The happily ever after)blog and found this post, clicked on the link and tried it out. Here are my results

Your Personality: All-Rounder! I think this does describe me very well. I do read books because if I love them. Love discovering new books and authors, am faithful to those that I adore, enjoy expanding my mind with newfound knowledge and excitement, but rarely have the time to I have to make wise choices. Yup!! All-Rounder fits me well. So for anyone that is interested and taking the same quiz, be my guest

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Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:Involved Reader: You don't just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase - discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others. Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose. Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin. Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


It was 8 YEARS, 96 MONTHS, 384 WEEKS, 2920 DAYS, 70080 HOURS, 4204800 MINUTES, 252 288 000 SECONDS Since I was diagnosed with cancer. My life was never the same after that diagnosis, everything changed....

I had grand ideas. I promised myself that if I survived that I would change my life. That I would be a better human being, make a difference in world. Needless to say, I survived. The perfection that I strived for I soon realized was doomed, that in order to fulfill it I would have to please everyone, and that is impossible. I tried repeatedly and I nearly lost myself in the process believing that I was some miracle being that survived cancer and that I had to live this "new" life as if everyday would be my last. That the path that I would now go on would be watched by everyone, a model of behavior that would be followed.

I was wrong....what I failed to realize is that I had to be happy with myself...ME, the person that housed my soul and whose body had gone through so much. It has not been easy. I have made many mistakes and I know I will make many more for I am only human, not a goddess, a diety, prophet or queen. I am a lucky someone who recognized that every day is a gift and that in order to make changes in the world around me I had to make the change within myself. Become that better person I always knew I could be. It is not something that we can achieve overnight, but a journey of a lifetime that I am blessed to be given a second chance at. So, today....I give a shout out to all of those that have been constant companions to those that have made and impression on me and no longer are in my life.