Saturday, February 27, 2016

Yes, I Binge Watched Fuller House

I will not include spoilers for those who haven't watched it yet. First, I assumed from the get go that the show would be ripe with the same cheesiness as the original. I was not disappointed. Catchphrases were plentiful, there was lots of hugging, and you couldn't outrun the special, tender moments if you wanted to. Not that they're a bad thing. I liked the original show. It was perfect for families. Fuller House is a bit more adult, seeing as how the youngsters are all grown up, but it is still family friendly. I also found it to be hilarious. Seriously. I laughed many many times. DJ's middle son Max is adorably funny and Steve (or Steve-a-reeno, as I like to call him) was probably my favorite. He was charming and sweet and so funny. Even Kimmy Gibbler was fun to watch. (I know, the universe must be imploding.) The original adults (Danny, Uncle Jesse, Aunt Becky, and Joey) show up here and there, which was fine, though I could have done with less Joey. He was never a favorite. I wasn't even sad that the Michelle twins weren't there, though there were a couple of times they were there in spirit. I know some people are worried that the actors' personal lives will somehow taint the experience. I knew about most of the dirt beforehand, but still enjoyed the show. I laughed (a lot), got teary-eyed, and wanted to see more. From what I've read online, there's a good chance there won't be a season two. If there is, I'll totally watch. If not, I'll watch season one again someday. Good times.

For now, I'll go back to watching Frasier. And The Office. I've gone through both several times and keep going back. Thank you, Netflix.
P.S. They don't need a reunion/reboot.

Saturday, February 20, 2016


I FINALLY got the new Enya album this week. I had hoped to get it for Christmas, but our tiny budget allowed my husband and me to get each other nothing. Anyway, I've been listening to it pretty much nonstop and I love it (as expected). My favorite song by far is Echoes in Rain. Here is the video on YouTube. It is a quintessential Enya song. I repeat it at least four times when it comes around. I really love her voice and the soothing melodies she creates. She is magical. Sometimes when I write and envision what certain scenes would look like, I listen to her music. If any of my books were ever made into a movie, I would absolutely love it if she did at least one song. Sigh...

Have you entered my art giveaway yet? I'm so impressed with the number of entries. I did a lot of promoting on other websites, which has helped immensely. Thanks to all who've participated so far. I've decided that I will be offering a coupon code to all the non-winners. Hopefully you like my art enough to buy it. I'll keep adding new stuff, too. I have a good feeling about my shop. I just need to find that elusive something that gets it in front of the right people. Word of mouth helps too :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

So Close

I'm sure we all saw the news about the almost 8th Harry Potter book. It was the best literary news in years. Now we know it's just the play's script in book form, which I guess is the next best thing. I'll totally read it, since I likely won't get the opportunity to fly to London for the show. Even if the play comes stateside, I'll still probably never get the chance to see it. However, I am planning to go to one (or both) of the Universal Studios' Harry Potter attractions someday. Maybe even this year, if the stars align just right. Anyway, all this HP news has made me want to read the books again. I've read most of them at least a dozen times and I've listened to the audio books a bunch too. (The version read by Stephen Fry. He's the best.) I never really got into the movies, though. They were okay. The actors did fine for the most part, but they just didn't live up to the books. I would have mixed feelings if someone wanted to make one of my books into a movie. On one hand, it would be awesome to see the characters and story up on screen, but I know things would be changed, and that would be difficult to allow. I would want to be involved to keep everything as close to my version as possible, and I know that isn't usually granted. I guess I'll just be happy with people reading the books :)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Art Giveaway!

*This giveaway has ended*

Winner announcement can be found here.

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to promote my stuff. Right now, I want to get my etsy shop out there because I really think it can be successful. So, to get the ball rolling, I'm doing a giveaway! I will be giving away one of my digital art pieces to TWO winners, winners' choice. You'll receive the picture through email and be able to print it at home or save it on a flash drive and take it to a local print shop. If you're feeling adventurous, you can use an online printer and get it printed on canvas or whatever. Or just use it as a computer or smartphone wallpaper. Whichever you choose, though, you're not allowed to share it with others or print it more than once. There's a few other copyright related things as well, like no modifying, reselling, or making copies. It's open to all countries, ages 18+. If you're a minor, you need parent's permission. It starts now and ends on Friday March 4 at midnight (Mountain time). Good luck!

Check out my shop to see what's available. I'll be adding more along the way :)

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