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Friday, February 13, 2015

It's My Party!

Today it's all about this little man right here.


12 years ago today I delivered this bundle of joy and I knew the moment I saw him I'd been blessed beyond measure.

He's the sweetest, funniest, most compassionate, loving, smart, and quirky kid on the planet. I would be so incomplete without him.

Today, for his 12th birthday, Fun Friday is all his.

One of his birthday wishes was to write a post about his big day. Blog about his special day? I can't say no to that. (In fact, I'm quite delighted!)

Without further ado... It's HIS party.






Hi. I'm Blue-Stingray (that's my gamer tag) and I'm 12 years old today. That's getting pretty old. Just yesterday I was 11! Friday is always Fun Day at our house but today is extra fun and extra special and I get to pick out everything we are going to do. Here is my kind of party:

1. No school work. I get to play and have fun. I like homeschool because I always get my birthday off.

2. I get to see my Nanny and Pa.

3. Pancake breakfast!

4. Gifts! I hope to get an XBOX360 points card so I can download Pacific Rim the game. I'll get to open presents right after breakfast.

5. If I get the points card I will get to play my new game until dinner time. If not I'll play with whatever I do get until dinner time. I can do what I want on my birthday.

6. Mom is fixing one of my favorites for dinner- Chicken Alfredo. Last year I had angel hair pasta.

7. CAKE! I asked mom to bake me one this year. I like home made better than the store kind. I get to pick the flavor and help her bake it if I want too. It will be chocolate cake with vanilla icing. I hope it has the number candles. Blowing out two is better than twelve. That's hard work!

8. Movie night! I got to pick out both the Netflix movies. I picked 2 Transformers Movies. I can't wait to watch them with mom and dad. If I'm not too full from cake mom is going to make me some Ranch Popcorn.

9. I am old enough to read the books on the too old for you bookcase in the school room now. They are books my big brother read when he was in 6th - 8th grade. I don't see much sci fi though so I haven't picked one yet.

10. I am also old enough to watch the "too old for you" movies on the other bookcase. I just have to ask first because some are PG-13 and some are not. I think Wing Commander looks good.

11. I get to stay up an extra hour now that I'm a year older!

12. Tomorrow I can have birthday cake for breakfast.


And that's all but that's enough because it's awesome to be 12 and to have a birthday party with my family. People say Friday the 13th is unlucky but it is lucky when it's your birthday. I will wish everyone GOOD LUCK today when I blow out my candles!

Thanks for reading. This was fun.

-B.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thrilling Quickies That Will Rock Your World

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It's almost the weekend. 

 

(Yes, I'm counting the days.) 


Hopefully, the weekend will bring with it some much needed R&R. 

If you're like me, R&R means Retreat and Read.






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If just love a good quickie! Who doesn't? 


Wait a sec, don't get your knickers in a knot. I'm talking about QUICK READS. I love anthologies because they offer a variety of short stories by so many wonderful writers. Do you love quickies? I hope so. Because I've got some recommendations for you. Stock up on these great reads and have yourself a good romp this weekend. If you pick up one (or both) be sure to come back and tell me how your rendezvous went! I love it when you KISS & TELL me all your book-lover secrets.



In honor of tomorrow being Friday the 13th 

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some thrills and chills are in order!




#1: THRILLS

 
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If you love quickies that thrill, check out THRILLER featuring thirty-two of North America's foremost thriller authors.

This is the first collection of thriller stories ever published!

Filled with heart-racing tales of suspense and terror, these acclaimed and award-winning authors deliver the thrills.

It's a great read for when you need a quick but amazing thrill.

Personally, I love Robert Liparulo's "Devil's Due" story the most. I might be a bit biased. ;)

"Lock the doors, draw the shades, pull up the covers and be prepared for THRILLER to keep you up all night."

 

#2: CHILLS

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 If you love quickies that send a chill up your spine check out the In Creeps The Night anthology from J.A. Mes Press.


50 talented authors.
50 spine-tingling tales.
50 reasons to leave the lights on!

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls creep through pages of spooky flash fiction. Discover critically acclaimed authors that will make your skin shiver and have you flinching at bumps in the night.

Whenever the mood strikes for something creepy, this collection will leave you looking over your shoulder.

Featuring "Nightfall's Wraith" by D.M. Kilgore
(that's me!)



All Royalties go to Mothers Without Borders which helps orphaned and vulnerable children around the world.


Now, I'm not just trying to sell you this one because I have a story in it. There are 49 amazing writers who have some fantastic creepy tales in this book. You want it. You need it. Trust me.
S.R. Karfelt's story alone is worth the price of admission! Bwhahaha

 

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Be sure to come back Friday!

I have a special family fun night planned for my youngest.
It might be Friday the 13th to the world, but to him, it's just HIS 12th BIRTHDAY! *tosses confetti* Join us for the party.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An Easy Tool That Will Double Your Productivity/Word Count!

 

It's my Muse's Mirror day over at Read Write Muse


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Life Hacks With Hermione Granger

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Sometimes...


You just need a little magic.


I may not have a genie
to grant my every wish,
but I do have Hermione.

Books? She's got 'em.
Cleverness? To spare.

 

One can learn a lot from Ms. Granger!
 

 

She really is the brightest witch of her age. 

 

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You know it's true boys.

 

5 Life Hacks I Learned From Hermione:

 

# 1 Know Your Priorities

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Oh no, not expelled!


Ron: She needs to sort out her priorities!



  1. Spend some time deciding what's most important to you.
  2. Put it in writing. Be specific.
  3. Create a timetable and set up targets.
  4. Write down SMART goals: Specific-Measurable-Attainable-Rewarding-Timely.


Life Is Short and unlike Hermione we don't have a time-turner. The days quickly turn into weeks- turn into months- turn into years- turn into a lifetime. And it happens in the blink of an eye. You won't regret the things you did have as much as the things you left undone.


# 2 Know Yourself

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And you are?

 
Hermione: Me? Books and cleverness.


  1. Know your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Don't worry about who people think you should be. Be yourself.
  3. Express your thoughts honestly, not just what people want to hear.
  4. Be humble. Leave arrogance for your self-talks.


Always be yourself, but treat people as you want to be treated. If yourself is a real jerk, work on that. People will take advantage of you, that's life. Cut ties with anyone who tries to change you or puts conditions on your priorities and limits on your dreams. Hermione knew who she was and who her friends were. This is so important in life.


# 3 Know When To Lead

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Oh! Oh! Me! Pick me!

Ron Weasley: Don't ask us. You're the brilliant one!


  1. Following the crowd won't get you to your destination.
  2. Learn to be bold, confident, and take up the reins of leadership.
  3. Understand when a situation calls for a confident leader.
  4. Develop your intuition. It will help you realize when you're the right leader for the job.


Harry might have had an invisibility cloak, but Hermione had an invisible leadership cloak. And she knew how (and when) to use it. It wasn't Hermione's book smarts that prompted her to take initiative, it was her confidence. Knowing how (and when) to be a confident leader will inspire and motivate those around you. Confidence is contagious. At first, Hermione came across as a bossy know-it-all, but look what happened later. Those around her tried harder. They learned more. They grew to respect her and look to her for solutions to problems.


#4  Know When To Relax

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Hermione: You have to relax. If you don't, it'll only kill you faster!


  1. Realize you're only human. We all have limitations.
  2. Understand your "stress" signals.
  3. Have an R&R emergency plan.
  4. Breathe. Just breathe.


Overachievers tend to have super sized to-do lists and a nagging compulsion that "all the things" must all be done now and done perfectly. It's okay to be passionate, but it's more important to learn when to slow down. It's okay if it doesn't all get done right this minute. This goes back to #1- know your priorities and learn that anything else falls into the "I don't have to care so much about this right now" file. Remember, it's impossible to be two places at once without a time-turner.


#5 Know Where To Look

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Honestly, don't you two ever read?


Hermione: I checked this out weeks ago for a bit of light reading.


  1. Read.
  2. Read.
  3. Read.
  4. Read.


There's a reason Hermione was the brightest witch of her age. Open a book. Take a look. Gather the wisdom within the pages. You never know where an invaluable life lesson or a really cool life-hack might be hiding. Never underestimate the value of a book. Words are magical. Who needs a genie?



 

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Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy.

I'm D.M. Kilgore.

 

Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy. 

 

I hope you enjoyed Tipsy Tuesday with Hermione!

Life hacks are pretty important when you're juggling your dreams and your reality. They've sure helped me get back
on track. I'll be sharing more tips, hints, and hacks with you!

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday 7-Muser Mix

Good Musing Monday Realmers!

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Don't just stand there all "Monday" like!
Mix it up! Muse it up! Join the fun!

  

There's so much fantastic reading,
outrageous writing,
and brilliant musing going on at 

Read Write Muse 

I just have to share it with you! 

 

Got the Blahs? Fear holding you back?
Do you like movies based on books?
Sick of self-promotion?
Does your fantasy world have a dark side?
Want Twitter apps that rock your world?
Feeling lonely in a world that doesn't quite get you?

No worries! 

Another dose of Muser Monday is just what the doctor ordered!

Without further delay here's a rockin' mixed-tape
of hits from last week's musings & more!

 
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Author Kirstin Pulioff has a Case of the Blahs...
And she's asking for your help to overcome them!

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Writer Laura Custodio has a
Love/Hate Relationship with Film Adaptations

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Guest blogger and author of "The Witching Elm"
CN Crawford  dropped by to introduce
the Dark Side of Fantasy!

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photo credit: CN Crawford

 

 

Natalie J. Pierson has brought us
THREE amazing apps for Twitter!

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Author J.S. Bailey talks ghosts,
Rage's Echo, imagination, and naysayers
in her Lonely Artist series...

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Author Holly Brown kicks butt
with her "It's Not All About You"
and discusses beta-reading...


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photo credit: Holly Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for the Grand Finale...
LaDonna Cole nails it with
"Overcoming Fear: You Can Do That!"

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photo credit: Read Write Muse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Stat Attack


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Wednesday - Sunday: 

35,299 steps taken 

15.09 miles walked 

18,606 calories burned

12,667 words written

8/10 goals reached

 

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Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy.

I'm D.M. Kilgore. 

 

Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy. 

 

I'm on a quest to walk as many miles and write as many words as I possibly can this year. I'm going for a healthy mind and body by working them both out regularly!

I am walking and writing my way through the chaos of life and I must tell you, it's quite therapeutic!

What's your favorite "exercise" to maintain your sanity?

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