Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Random Wednesday Blog: The First 5 Things I'd Buy If I Won a Million Dollars

Hello and welcome back to Random Wednesday Blog. Did you miss us??? I'm sure you did, I mean where else can you find such amazingly fun women along with male hotness???
Oh wait!!  I wasn't supposed to post my husband's pic. Okay, I'll leave it there as long as none of you say anything. ;-) He's shy, you know . . . .

Anyway, the topic being kicked around today by the Blogger Girlz is the first 5 things we'd buy if we won a million dollars . . . . Bwahahahahahaha

1. I am way boring so I would pay off all my bills. I have student loans coming out the wazoo . . . which is not a good place for student loans to come out of.

2. I really like my SUV so no new car, but I think I'd take it to a dealership and let them give it the star treatment. You know, really buff and shine and such. But I would get my sister a new car because she needs one.

3. I'd take a trip . . . to the most amazing place on Earth . . . that's right . . . Walt Disney World
I love that place and I haven't been in forever. So yeah I'm a kid at heart and I'd go and stay in the parks. Probably at the Contemporary since it has the monorail running through it. Major coolness.

4. I would rent a house on the beach maybe someplace like the Outer Banks. My sister and I are always talking about going there, but we never do. So yeah I'd rent a house for a week and invite the Blogger Girlz so we can get together and write and visit and eat and drink and . . . have a majorly good time.

5. I would build onto my house. Right now it's my sister, 4 cats, and me and we need someplace a bit bigger. We don't want to move, since that's such a hassle, but if we built on we could each have large bedrooms as well as a much bigger living room and kitchen. Win win for us.

Okay nothing very stunning, other than my hubs up there, but beyond that I'm not all wild and crazy. I wouldn't buy 7 cars or try to back pack around the world. Yeah, right, I couldn't even make it out of my neighborhood without calling my sister to come pick me up.

If you are interested in what the other Girlz would spend their hard earned winnings on go check them out: Bronwyn, Jessica, Kris, Jenny, and Leigh

See you next week!! --GC

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Random Wednesday Blog: To Write I Need . . . .

Hey!!  Happy Gwens-day and welcome to another week of the Random Wednesday Blog with the Blogger Girlz! So this week's topic is all about what I need to write. *snort* Yeah, ummm, before we do this let's get in some gratuitous male hotness for my friend Kris Norris.

Ummmm, wow, okay . . .I think we should pause for just a moment to appreciate all this man is giving to us. Yep, there it is, that's all I need to write. :-)  Okay, so seriously, I don't need too much. Hell I've written in the middle of a busy doctor's office. When you gotta get the words in you do what you have to. But when I am out someplace like that the first thing I have to have is:

1) MP3 player and kick ass earbuds - because the noise of people talking and kids screaming doesn't lend itself to writing hot sex scenes. You know. I used to use the MP3 player all the time, but now I find that if I'm home and in my bedroom I don't need them anymore unless the scene calls for some awesome music.

2) Someplace comfy. I have written, like I said, on crappy office chairs, but it doesn't make me happy. I hate being squished up against people because I always think they're reading what I'm writing. And being out in a crowd while trying to be creative is incredibly draining. I'm an introvert so I NEED my space and quiet.

--True Story Time -- So Jessica Jarman and I have been friends for a very long time. We've spent close to 2 weeks with each other nonstop and I still love her to death, but the thing is, she's an introvert too. So when we were staying at my house she was in one room and I was in another and we were writing. But as we're writing were also messaging one another. Also when we go out to say someplace awesome like Starbucks or Caribou we sit across from each other with our laptops and it really looks like we're playing a huge game of Battleship. We each have our headsets and drinks and we write.

3) To just do it - see here's the deal I love to write, but often by the end of the day I am dead tired. I'm a teacher in a museum and the summer is our busiest time. So by the time it's 9:30 (like it is now) I'm lucky I'm making fairly coherent sentences. After I'm with those people all day long (kids) I just need to rest. But I also need to quite pissing around and get moving. So the biggest thing I need is:

A Kick in the Ass!!!  And that's usually where Jessica, once again, comes in.

So, there you have it. Nothing earth shattering or bizarre. I don't need handsome, half-clothed men fanning me (though it would be nice) or to be sitting at my fantastical desk in my awesome office. . . yeah, don't have either one of those. I just need to get my ass some place comfortable, open the laptop, and go.

Check out the other Blogger Girls to see if they need anything amazing. If you don't know who they are: Bronwyn, Jessica, Kris, Jenny, and Kellie.

See you next week! --GC

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Random Wednesday Blog: A Few of My Favorite Things - Movies!! Or Stop Watching TV and Get Back to Writing

Hey!!!  It's Random Wednesday Blog time again and the Blogger Girlz are I are going to talk about our favorite movies. Wow! I don't know if there's enough space for me to list every single one of them, but I will cover the top pics. Now, I'll admit, I used to go to the movies all the time. But recently, not so much. It's not that the movies are any less good or whatever, but I feel as if I have too much to do and not enough time to give up 3 hours of my life. And this is why most of the movies are older. Also, they aren't in any kind of order. So enjoy!

1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy - need I say more?? I mean fantastic story, amazing visuals, and awesome cast.   And I know what you're thinking . . . someone other than Viggo was in the movies and I say, "Really? I didn't notice."

 2. Donovan's Reef - If you haven't seen this movie I highly recommend it. It was made back in 1963 and starred John Wayne, Lee Marvin, and a host of other people. It is so funny and I remember my dad and I watching it all the time. I still watch it around Christmas since the holidays are a big part of the movie.
Whoops, how did handsome Viggo get in here???
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark - I remember going to see this in high school with my girl friends. We had an absolute ball. I think we saw it together at least 5 or 6 more times. And it has Harrison Ford in it so need I say more.
There he is again
4. Star Wars - The Original and the best. I saw this movie when it first came out in 1977 . . . I was barely an embryo, but saw it just the same. The special effects totally blew me away and I loved the story. Nothing like this had ever been made before and, as a writer, I was hooked.
Yum, this is him looking so earnest and sincere. Please Gwen, come away with me. Of course, Viggo . . . 

5. The Heat - I saw this not too long ago and laughed and laughed. I love Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. If you haven't seen it you need to especially if you need a laugh. These women are amazing.

6. High Plains Drifter - Clint Eastwood movie released in around 1973. This was another movie my dad introduced me too. In fact, any time this movie is on my sister and I sit transfixed and watch it. We love this movie with it's paranormal elements and story of vengeance. Yep, it's got everything you would want.

7. Thor & Thor: Dark World - loved them, hell I love all the movies based in the Marvel Universe. And yes Chris Hemsworth is so beautifully yummy.But the ever awesome Tom Hiddleston is even more yummy because he makes bad Loki look soooo good.

I could keep going and going, but I won't. I'll let you go so you can see what the other Blogger Girlz are up to. If you don't know yet they are: Jessica, Bronwyn, Kris, Kellie, and Tess.

See you all next week!!  --GC