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    Behind the Scenes @ Chez Lunatic

    The last few weeks have been crazy. So much so that I’ve been struggling to get posts up every day and today is no exception. I thought that today I’d give you a sort of peek behind the curtain at what I’ve been working on behind the blog scene. No, there’s no wizard with a bag of goodies-not yet anyway. What I should have been doing is writing, and I have been doing some writing. Just not every day, although I am managing to get something done once a week. What has kept me from doing so is a long list of household objectives that HAVE to be done now.…

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    My Texas Is Showing

    I am not a big country music fan, but I am Texan by right of birth, born to country parents and growing up, eventually, in the country. My father and his family were farmers and cowboys. My own Uncle David, whose birthday I share, was a rodeo cowboy for a while. And thanks to the Cherokee blood running through our veins (not that you’d know it to look at me unless you notice my cheekbones), he looked every bit the dashing cowboy with striking blue eyes. And just like every cowboy I’ve ever read about or have known, he had a problem with alcohol. Why am I bringing this up?…

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    The Tea Thief: Who Really Did it

    My favorite commercials right now are the Jaguar Good To Be Bad villain advertisements. I am completely charmed by them. Although, I would seriously like to see Jeremy Irons in one, as well as Michael Ironside. I know he’s not British (he’s Canadien), but wouldn’t that be a fantastic commercial to see, a North American villain against a British villain? (Big hint there Jaguar!) And he’s SUCH a wonderful bad guy! What does this have to do with today’s post though? Well, I have a bit of fun for you today, inspired by Tornado actually. I was having my morning cup of tea when I had to get up and…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    It’s All Amber’s Fault

    I have finally figured it out. Amber is going to force me to success if it kills both of us. I just know it. It’s Day 5 of NaNoWriMo and I have almost 8,000 words so far. I worked hard yesterday to reach my 16k word goal, but I did it. And if I hadn’t been about to fall asleep on my keyboard, I would have kept going. I was lucky to reach that goal, too. Especially when I deliberately procrastinated by texting Amber about what Draco had done to Anna’s twin brother. Oh yeah!!! Anna has a twin brother, Alex, and…well, I can’t tell you what happened. You have…

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    It’s Been A Day

    Today has been like the pic. It started out pretty good. I got up, got one kid off to school,and another ended up staying home because he’s been unwell, and I just didn’t feel like he needed to be out in the wind today as he’s had a fairly irritating cough. Then, my power unexpectedly went out. I had been listening to some music and I was writing and had hit a really decent groove with the story when, suddenly, everything went dark and quiet. I was calm, although I really felt like losing it for  a brief second. I’d written over 500 words and I hadn’t saved for about 5…

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    Only Lovers Left Alive-A Humble Review

    Good evening (good morning in some cases), my loves. How has your weekend been treating you? My Saturday has been one of those days where I’ve had quite a bit to do and nothing went quite right. But, I did accomplish most of what I set out to do, and my Friday was spectacular and makes up for everything today. The universe requires balance, so I’m guessing that’s what today was. I just wish it didn’t have to be so demanding about it, though. Good grief. So, let’s get to it. This is what I did last night: You guys, this was a fantastic movie. It was funny,  intelligent, moving,…

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    My Writing Process

    Sorry I went AWOL yesterday. Life decided to interrupt and throw a curveball my way. But, today is going better and I’ve had some much needed rest. By the way, Friday night was a blast. I went to a bar/pub with some friends from back in high school for a Spring Break party they were throwing. Then after we ate at the bar/pub, we went to a local club where I got to people watch and dance. I’m not a party girl so I don’t get drunk. I’d rather have a few drinks, dance, and watch everyone. I actually got sat on by a guy and laughed about it the…

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    Endings and Beginnings

    Yesterday my friend that passed away earlier this week was laid to rest. It was a nice service, and moving. I think, for me, the most moving moment was when I turned and looked around and saw how many people had filled the church where the service was held. There were so many people that there was not a single spot to sit without crowding. My friend was a man who was well-loved, well-thought of, and a man who had touched and made a difference in all of those lives. There was a moment when one of the men who spoke during the service made a statement that made me…

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    Poetry and Emotion

    I don’t know how to write poetry without feeling something. There is always an emotion, a feeling. For me, there can be no poetry without emotion. That’s what poetry is. It’s trying to put a thought, a feeling, a piece of your soul-something that can’t be explained-into words. It’s expressing something that a lot of people can’t express and find it hard to even put a name to. I love poetry. I may not always understand the words another poet uses, but I understand the language, the feeling, or the idea of what they are trying to say. Reading poetry can be a lot like going to an art museum.…

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    Who I Am: the lunatic, the lover, and the poet-Part 3

    “But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” William Butler Yeats   This is the last post in this series of who I am. I’ve really been looking forward to it because it’s about one of my favorite subjects, poetry. I love poetry. I can’t even remember a time when I didn’t like it. My first memories are of Mother Goose and all those early rhymes we learn as children. I had this big book of Mother Goose rhymes and this one book called A Child’s Garden of Verses by Eloise Wilkins that was…