Let's talk about the pleasures and puzzles of the smaller mystery--mystery novels and other fiction--and the bigger one--life.
Morning Nancy! When I open your blog and see a new posting, a little part of me goes "Ahhh, there she is." And my world is on the right track again as we begin a new day in the village. :-)Almond croissant and decaf latte, please - and the sports section when you're done with it.Today's agenda: writing, Curves, and belly-dancing. And maybe check out the tiki bar at the new British pub - the mind boggles at that picture....Morning, everyone!
"Ahhh, there she is." Me too. What Beth Said.Good Morning Nancy & Beth -- I need caffeine with my latte and I'd LOVE an almond croissant.
Morning, Beth! Big Smile, with bits of flakey bread caught between my teeth. When you guys start to show up, something in me goes, Yay! There they are! What an interesting and amusing day you're going to have!Hey, kb, almond croissant comin' right up, and it's okay to lick your fingers.
Good thing there's no decent bakery or coffee shop around here, or I'd be hopping in my car...Oh wait, there's a Panera in Port Charlotte...and that's only 15 miles away!(Frantically scurrying for her purse and keys.)E4T will keep me from leaving the couch...thanks kb!
Lucky for me,I've never liked Panera, except. . . I recently heard that it's friendly to laptoppers. Apparently, in the one that's close to me, the place is full of individuals working on their computers all afternoon. I wonder if their coffee's any good. . hmmm.
Free wifi is what lures me as I travel. Their lattes are okay. Their baked goods are to die for. They make little eggs souffles in the morning that are soooo good. And something called a cobblestone that reminds me of monkey bread my mom used to make, all sugar and cinammon and dough. Asiago bagels with cream cheese. Muffin tops (why waste your calories on the boring part). Scones...These virtual breakfasts are making me HUNGRY!!!
Oh, yummy. It's cool and damp (damp for Idaho) today, that breakfast looks perfect.Unfortunately, I had those "working" dreams last night. You know the ones, where you do what needs to be done the next day all night, and then get up and do it again?Aargh.
Morning Nancy and everyone.I slept late today, and I'm just trying to get some coffee in me to start the day.I'm off to the coffee pot. Hope everyone has a good day.
Good morning, Nancy, Beth, Katiebird, Conda, Family man. Tea today, hooray. Fancy Golden YunnanPer the Tea Source: Stunning golden leaves with a very rich aroma. Brews up with a dark, rich, think, earthy flavor. Quite yummy even drunk in snatches on the treadmill.
Kelly! I got your books -- 2 of them. I'm just finishing another book...I can't wait.
You got yours, kb? I'm jealous - mine haven't arrived yet. But they have further to go - I'm waiting anxiously!Tea sounds good, Kelly - welcome back to treadblogging.
Beth, I'm guessing that Katiebird didn't order hers signed and thus the difference. I'm hoping to get to Dreamhaven on Thursday because of that. I'd have stopped in Thursday last but Lear precluded it. The distance to the great bookstores is one of my few regrets about living on the edge of nowhere.
That's right, Kelly -- I meant to, but didn't realize until I hit the button that I'd done it wrong.I usually have to do things a couple of times before I get it right. :)
Hi, Conda, Family Man, and Kelly!Conda, you know how jealous I am of your "book dreams," even if it does double your work load. :)Guess what? I'm off to lunch with katiebird today and I'll get to see her photo exhibit. Y'all come, too!
Buenos [yawn] Días [stretch]!I bought an electric teapot for my work area to enjoy the green tea I purchased at an Asian market last week. Maybe it'll jolt my eyes to open at least halfway. I'm on the verge of needing toothpicks for the eyelids. Have a good Tuesday, everyone!
(blushing)I'm excited about lunch. Nervous about the exhibit.
Good Morning, Manny! Fresh Green Tea sounds delicious.
Hey, Manny! Have you been a tea drinker, or has Kelly converted you? Next thing, you'll be writing science fiction novels.
No worries, Kelly. Living in the middle of nowhere has far more positives than minuses.Whenever I get them, I'll be pleased. And I'll take a back seat to Lear any time!Enjoy lunch, ladies - make sure to tell us about it when you get back!
All of the above? I've always liked tea, but after many months of hearing Kelly talk about his latest cup of gourmet goodness, I'm always on the lookout for new brews. I was shopping for food ingredients last week at that market and they had an entire aisle dedicated to different types - it was blissful.As to the scifi novels, I'll take any genre that will motivate my brain to fire coherently :)
Katiebird, perhaps I'll get the chance to sign them in person some time and catch tea with you and Nancy while I'm in the neighborhood. That would be lovely.Man E, sounds lovely. I love a good green.
My eyes barely opened, I crunched two aspirin and drowned them with a DIET COKE hoping I didn't explode. Last night's session ended at 3 a.m. The damned rooster got horny at five. The alarm screamed at six. My boss called and fired me at 8:15. It was okay, I hated the job. The numbers on the digital clock slipped down to 8:22. The kitchen portion of my loft shone pristine, almost blinding; the other half looked like a burglary in progress. The cursor blinked where I'd left it last night, and I struggled through a swamp of clothes and a field of shoes to stand before the computer. I stared like a zombie looking for his next meal of brains, and then I realized. The butler couldn't have done it, and my fingers began typing a new chapter before I could sit.Morning. All things are reborn.-rickhttp://muse-needed.blogspot.com/
Good morning, Nancy!I'm a day late to this blog entry, but I'm ready for coffee & a pastry so here I am. :)I have jury duty tomorrow. Oh boy. Well, I'll just go into this as a writer and look for story ideas. Will report back on Thursday (unless I'm sequestered. Wouldn't that be something? Just think how much writing I'd get done in hotel room.)
LOL Rick!Coffee here, please. Shot of espresso if it's ready. Just a little cream, please. Ahhh... just right.Funny you mention Panera, Beth... I was looking for a place to eat Friday and found a Panera fairly close to the office. I pulled into the parking lot, found it full, and figured I'd have better luck at the Chinese place.In the crockpot today: double-protein (black beans & tuna), low-salt ramen. It just sort of turned out that way, but it's actually pretty tasty.Off-beat news and my normal life combined in a rather unwholesome manner and spawned a poem last night. I'll write it down today & by-golly will send it to Asimov's before the weekend's out.
Rick, I never know what you're going to say, and I always love what you do say.And far, I love your description of how your poem came to be.
Katiebird and I had such a fun lunch. Did you know we became friends because of the web? We were both supporting the same candidate, way back when, and hanging out at his blog, and then we met at local political activities. Is that how you remember it, kb?
Wow, I'm a whole day late. The party is over, the dishes washed, the rug vacuumed. Got anything to drink?
Boy, if I start many more days talking about croissants and souffles, kb is going to ban me from E4T. I ate everything that wasn't tied down today, trying to satisfy those cravings. I should have just driven to Panera and gotten it over with. Tomorrow, can we talk about things that will NOT make me hungry!? :-)Night everyone!!
I found one last beer for you, b2. Enjoy!Beth, I promise, no food tomorrow. This may be a promise I cannot keep, lol.
Yep, You had signed something with your real name & I asked if you were the Famous Author. Well, I wasn't going to let you out of my clutches after that. Was I?
omg,I'd completely forgotten that! So funny. Hey, maybe I was lying. :)
Dang! I knew it was too good to be true.Can we still have lunch sometimes?
lol. You'd have lunch with me even if I'm not a famous author?
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