Archive | July, 2010

Hitting The Green…

29 Jul

So. I’ve been working really hard to learn how to golf for a while now. My wonderful husband tries his best to teach me, but needless to say it’s difficult – I’m stubborn.

He video tapes my swing then tells me what to change. I have no clue whether it’s a good or bad swing, or what a good or bad swing even looks like. All I know is that on the golf simulator at the golf shop, I supposedly hit 80mph, and that’s 15mph more than most women…

weird.

Told my friend that, and being that we’re both German, she says,

“Using your muscles from Brussels!”

I just think I look like a major nerd… Seriously. But still, once you get all the nice golf clothes on then I suppose I at least look the part…

 

Throwing Magick Around Manhattan…

20 Jul

I went to see The Sorcerer’s Apprentice last night, and I loved it. Really, I liked that Nicolas Cage, as much as I love the man, didn’t have a ‘too’ major role (as in, wasn’t the main character). I loved the main character, Jay Baruchel. I loved him in Out of My League, and I loved him here. He makes a good nerd, and for some strange reason, I actually think he’s cute!! It was classic Disney all the way with the mop scene and all, but they did it well.

 

Definitely recommend you go see it!

 

Dreaming in Color… Why I Won’t Watch a 3D Movie & Why You Should Go See Inception.

18 Jul

On Friday I went and saw the movie Inception and loved it, just didn’t love the seats at the theatre, Bum Breaker!

I think about dreams a lot, and I myself dream almost every night. I dream in color, but I’ve come to understand that not everyone does. I always remember my dreams because of a certain color, like last night it was red for blood. My cat is dying from Kidney failure, and sad as it is, that’s what I dreamt about.

In Inception, a person is loaded into their dream world where to them it feels like they’re really living it, the problem with this is that in the real world, they can no longer dream. The only way they can is to be attached to this machine that makes them.

I want to correlate this with 3D movies. I’ve seen one movie, but after understanding just how 3D works, I’ll never see another one. When you’re watching one of these films or TV shows, you’re brain is actually being tricked into thinking it sees these objects, some close, some far. To me, it’s like having the natural make-up of your brain altered, and personally, I’d hate to walk out of one of those movies one day, or with the new TV’s too, and no longer see the world in 3D.

Could you imagine?

Just saying…

Anyway. The movie was great, and you should really go see it! Hopefully NOT in 3D.

ha ha.

The End… It’s near!

14 Jul

I’m elated…

…Because yesterday I finished Knight Angels: Book of Revenge! This is the second book, and I’ve been working on it for what feels like forever! I got so distracted with the fun of Knight Angels: Book of Love that I fear I let myself slow down – not good!

Writing is tricky in that it’s the one thing you want to do, but the one thing that’s super easy to be distracted away from. Take Ste-eve here (above), he was one of my distractions. Being published in Brazil was another. Then the Fourth of July is always distracting, because I like explosives…

and lastly, I really love to cook in the summer time…

So, basically, it was a long road. Now, it’s all about editing, editing, editing, for the next few months. It’s my fault that the schedule to release it in the summer got behind – so blame me!

 

Getting a Brazilian!

8 Jul

I knew that would get your attention…

But… it’s not me getting a Brazilian, it’s Knight Angels. Just yesterday we began negotiating a contract with a publisher in Brazil to bring the book into the Portuguese language! If all goes well, the book will be available within the next eighteen months in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and most every other form.

While on the topic of Knight Angels, I want to let everyone know that we are working as hard as we can to get the next book out by the end of this summer, though it seems it will likely leak into early fall. That’s just the way things go sometimes! Bummer…