Nothing sexy in today's entry.
Ever have one of those days where you know what you need to do, have a list and everything, and yet your brain says "Nope. Sorry. Coffee break. Catch me after."
And it's a never-ending coffee break?
Yeah that's me today.
I need to do some research on vitamins and supplements. You know, because I'm getting older and my brain is taking way too many coffee breaks these days.
I also need to try and eat better. Which means a meal plan. But I need to do it on a budget. And I'd like to be able to prep ahead of time. Which equals food that freezes well.
I have at least three books I'm reading right now, and another dozen I owe reviews on. Not to mention calls I'd like to submit for.
On top of ALL of that - I need to find another job. One where I can make grown up money. One where I'm not the only woman in a group of juvenile testosterone-laden men who seem to forget I'm there half the time. One where I can be creative and make a difference, and have fun and enjoy working. One where I wake up most mornings looking forward to what the day is going to bring.
"Sorry. Still on my coffee break."
I can't seem to fight it. A friend has called it mental exhaustion. I have no idea. I just know that my to-do list is growing, and my mental coffee break went from a fifteen to a dinner date.
So I'm staring at the boob-tube more hours than I care to admit. And nothing is getting accomplished. Except the days are passing by faster than I can count. And I'm worried that they'll all pass me by and all that I'll wind up with is the leftovers my brain brings back from it's dinner date.
And I hate leftovers.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Nothing sexy in today's entry.
Monday, February 9, 2015
If any of you have ever been over to Alison Tyler's blog - you know she's all about da bass.
Ok, maybe not. But she is all about all things music. She's constantly quoting songs, revealing what she's listening to, recommending artists and sharing memories and stories behind some of her favourite tunes.
She also is a HUGE fan of mixed tapes. As am I.
Currently I have 8,352 songs on my iPod. And am adding more daily. All kinds of songs - Broadway tunes, movie soundtracks, country, rock, metal, jazz - even comedy.
Back on January 19, Alison posted an entry called Make Your Mixed Tape. And it got me thinking.
There are at least a dozen variations on the mixed tape.
- I want you but I shouldn't want you
- You're mine and I'm so happy about that
- I love you but I shouldn't love you
- You love me but I don't love you and this is to let you know that we're just friends
- I used to love you but I let you go and now I hate myself
- You're my best friend
You get what I mean.
So I started thinking. What songs would I want someone to put on a mixed tape for ME, if I had my choice? What songs in my library would curl my toes in a good way?
It's been forever since someone made me a mixed tape. And these days, well, you can make a mixed "tape" out of anything. You can email a file, you can put it on a memory stick, you can put together a litany of youtube videos and send the link. Or, you could go old school. But what would they play it on?
I figured I'd do a few of these lists as I love to mix and match.
So the first list.
I LOVE YOU BUT I SHOULDN'T (From him to her)
Out of the over 8,000 songs on my iPod, these are twenty-five of the dozens that fit this category. Some you'll know, some you won't. So I've managed to link them all to youtube.
WARNING: they're all kind of schmaltzy, but hey, I like schmaltz. Also, there is a history behind some of these songs, and others have been - and will be - used as inspiration for future writings. But that's good right? Inspiration abounds....
Time by Mikky Ekko
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Waiting for a Girl Like You by Foreigner
Try by Blue Rodeo
Shameless by Garth Brooks
Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson
One More Night by Phil Collins
Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
The Other Man by Sloan
The Love I Meant to Say by Jeremy Jordan
Something by Jim Sturgess
Lips of An Angel by Hinder
I Should Go by Levi Kreis
Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Fool For You by Colin James
In Too Deep by Phil Collins
More than Words by Extreme
Far Away by Nickleback (**will probably get hell for this one but I don't care - I LOVE this song**)
Come What May by Ewan Macgregor and Nicole Kidman
Just Remember by Chad LaMarsh
We've Got Tonight by Lea Michele and Cory Monteith (I KNOW I KNOW Bob Seger is the original singer of this but I DO love this version)
So what would YOUR suggestions be for this list? Any bone melters that you wish someone would dedicate to you?
PSST - image found at fineartamerica.com
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Smut Luton 7th March 2015
We’ve got readings from Lucy Felthouse, Jennifer Denys, Charlotte Howard, Bella Settara, Charlie J Forrest, Meg Philip, Anna Sky, Cara Sutra and Victoria Blisse that are sure to tempt and tease.
Pick up your tickets at Smutluton.co.uk and join the facebook event to keep up with all the event news.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Ok, so it IS 2015. And it IS the time of year where we all say that we're going to be good to ourselves - it's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new LIIIIIFFFEEE...
*sheepish grin* Sorry for the shattered windows.
Anyway, you get what I mean. Everyone's resolutions usually involve eating healthier (check), working out more (check), getting more done as far as work goes (check), etc. etc. etc.
Every year, for the last twenty, I've been setting (and failing at) the same damn goals: lose weight, be healthier, have more fun, save more money.
This year, I didn't make those resolutions. This year, I made one resolution: to do one thing per day, better than the day before, that will bring me closer to my goals. Whether it's eating a healthier meal than I did the day before, or doing one more load of laundry that wouldn't have gotten done, or writing that next chapter. Just one small thing to make my life better, and as a result, the lives better of those around me. Because a better life for me, means a happier me, which means happier people around me. And I'm not going to beat myself up if I fail at it one day.
Make sense? I hope so.
Baby steps, as one of my besties is fond of reminding me.
So, for you, my friends and readers, I wish you successful baby steps. And let's make 2015 the year we knock that shit out of the park.
X's and O's to my hotties and heaux.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Well, it looks like we have a three way tie for first in the 2014 Smut Marathon, as decided by our lovely hostess Alison!
I'm proud to say that I've participated in every Smut Marathon, but this is the first time I've finished first. Of course, I probably wouldn't have, not in the brilliant company I'm in this time. But to know that I made it this far, I can't help but thank you all who came through and voted for me.
As always, it's been a blast participating. I always run into old friends, and make some new ones. And I get pushed to produce. That's the good old kick in the pants some of us need.
To my fellow finalists Oleander Plume and Marie Rebelle, I say - You go Glen Coco!! :P (I've always wanted to put that up)
For the final round, we were instructed to pen a story inspired by a fantastic photo by the wonderful Riendo. Max was 1500 words. Let me tell you, it was a challenge. But I'm proud of this piece. And I hope you enjoy.
New coast. New job. New life.
©Miz Angell 2014