Friday, November 30, 2012


Thank {insert deity of choice} It's Over

Finished the 5:00 sprint and uploaded to NaNo for final word count.  I am glad to see November come to a close. It's been a challenge and it's been fun. For the first time I have completed a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. I even like it well enough to want to 'fix' it.

Today was crazy for me.  It was a combination of things I suppose, sleep deprivation being high on the list.  I also think that knowing this was the last day my mind went a bit wonky.

Keep in mind that I have not really slept for a week.

I got the giggles at work. Everything was funny.  My boss has a closing with [name omitted]. I worked for this creep for a month and I decided it would be best to use my alter ego Gert to answer the phones.  

Doesn't everybody have an alter ego? Mine is Gertrude Stankovich.

THEN I decided that it would be even more funny if I answered the phone using a different name every time.
This is Celeste.
This is Temperance.
My boss was rolling on the floor laughing trying to figure out how I was keeping a straight face while I answered the phones.

THEN I decided that I should use a J name and if I could end it with a y sound that would be even better.

Names I used: Julie, Jodie, Jessie, Jolie, Josie, Jackie, Jypsy, Junie, Jordy, Janie, Jackie, Joani, joy, Justine and Josephine among others.

As I used a name I crossed it off the list I had created.  It was getting late in the day and the phone rang, "Good afternoon, this is... awkward pause while I look at the list... Josie"

There are times when sleep deprivation is awesome. The whole office decided that this should become a month end tradition.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I won NaNo! Yay!

And one would think that would be enough.
But you'd be wrong.

Now I have to win Savvy Nano too?
It is the universe I unwittingly jumped into.
"In for a penny, in for a pound."

All righty then.

Off I am to sprint, write crazy word totals, meet challenges and continue to shout out on tweeter.

Three more days.  My team has been rocking it and we've been in the top three for the most part.  That is worth the final push, right?

My Nano competitiveness demands that I give all.
It is a team effort after all.
Can't just cozy up and bask in your winning.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day

Sorry I've been such a sucky blogger this month. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Just in time for the Holiday's

Vodka Christmas Cake

1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 bottle Vodka
2 cups dried fruit.

Sample a cup of Vodka to check quality.

Take a large bowl, check the Vodka again to be sure it is of the highest quality then Repeat.
Turn on the electric mixer.
Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point, it is best to make sure the Vodka is still OK.
Try another cup just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
Pick the fruit up off the floor, wash it and put it in the bowl a piece at a time trying to count it.
Mix on the turner. If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Vodka to test for tonsisticity.
Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.
Check the Vodka.
Now crap shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window.
Finish the Vodka and wipe the counter with the cat

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Grand Puppies

Lord Reginald is a frog and Captain Barbosa is a Lawn Gnome.
Chester went as a good dog. 
Every time he didn't storm the door he got a little treat.
He was a very, very good dog.