Saturday, October 22, 2011


At least twice a month, I try to visit this little hole-in-the-wall Chinese buffet. The decor is tacky with those illuminated wall paintings, but the food is great. Plus, it's one of those places we all have that becomes "our" place. The food may not be five star quality, the ambiance may be less than stellar, but there's something about it that feels like home away from home.

I have been collecting my fortunes since going there. Remember the movie with Tom Hanks called "BIG", where he makes a wish and a machine spits out his fortune? That child inside of me still wants to believe in magic. I never throw the fortune in the trash, and I have to eat at least part of the cookie so it will come true. It's a ritual - call it nuts - but it's what I do.

Today's fortune went something like this "You're financial outlook is very good."

Well, that just made me want to buy a lottery ticket! But, that wouldn't be a very wise way to spend my money, now would it?

I haven't posted in a few days because I'm still editing, and revising several scenes in Book 2 of the Mageri series. I made some digital art to set as my wallpaper, but I can't share it here because it would be a spoiler.

I'm also a girl on the hunt for a new living room set. I'm super picky, but today I found a chair that I love from "World Market". It's wide enough that I can curl up in it and read, and I know exactly where I'm going to put it. On the downside - assembly required. WTH? It seems these days that is a popular trend, having to put the furniture together. Well, if I'm paying over $300 for it, shouldn't it already be assembled? Just sayin'. Tomorrow I plan to go get it, haul it back in a borrowed SUV and up a flight of stairs. I'm excited. Thanks to "Sterling", this is my first real purchase, and I no longer have to sit on a love-seat with a hole in the cushion that was made in 1986. Yep, times are hard.

On my book radar: "DRINK DEEP" by Chloe Neill.
I'm still reading "Moonshine", but I haven't updated my Goodreads status on my books, so many things going on it's hard to keep up.

I was disappointed that the World Market didn't carry Vampire wine this year. I tried it last year and it was actually delicious. They did have zombie wine, so perhaps I'll give it a go.

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