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Friday Five

1. Today is my crit partner & best friend, edgyauthor’s, birthday! She’s off on a book buying splurge that I can’t wait to hear all about, but while she’s gone you should all go to her page and wish her a Happy Birthday! Show her some love 😉

2. I have failed miserably at keeping up with LJ and I know it. I mean for those who look for my monthly music post I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s still not up for April. Like catching up on the f-list, I will make that post this weekend!

3. My characters are back! Not completely back as in writing tons, but they’re all around me all the time again and plotting their next moves. Minor issue: they want to change A LOT. I’ll accept that as long as I’m writing. I’m just waiting for them to say, “Go!”

4. I’ve been reading the Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing in honor of Heather’s (edgyauthor) birthday month (since it’s her favorite series). I haven’t gotten very far into it yet because I’m trying to let my characters throw some words at me, but so far it seems pretty great (not that I expected anything less) and I’m excited to blow through the first 6 books I already have.

5. Its rumbling outside (YAY spring thunderstorms!) and Tay’s thinking: OMG, Mommy, WHAT WAS THAT?! See:

Peace – Sarah


Weekend Recap

This month has been packed to the brim with “stuff to do” and this past weekend was no exception.

My Dad turned 50 yesterday and being the big kid that he is a party was a must! My mom wanted to surprise him though, because he would appreciate that far more than anything else. What he thought would be lunch with his parents at my Uncle’s restaurant Little Havana turned out to be a surprise party with 40 of his closest/oldest friends and family and his happiness was undeniable! He said he felt like a King :)

Happy Birthday To ME!

More pictures from Dad’s Birthday party can be seen HERE!

After Dad’s party, Heath and I headed over to his grandmothers for a surprise visit and then once the sun went down over to 34th Street to see the lights. 34th Street in Baltimore has been featured on several Christmas TV shows and the news for years. Every one who lives on that block participates in Christmas in an extreme way (I think it’s part of the deal if you move there). Every night the owners of these homes allow people onto their property to check out their elaborate displays, some even let you inside their houses.

There are a ton more pictures of this street HERE and I really suggest checking them out. The designs these people come up with are amazing and I have a picture of each house!

Overall it was a GREAT weekend even with it’s busy nature. Sadly though, I still have so much to do before Christmas like actually getting my cards in the mail and finishing my Christmas Short Story… oh and wrapping those few presents left. Sigh. Christmas came too fast this year :(

Peace – Sarah


One Heck of a Birthday!

Tuesday – Dinner with the family at PF Changs. Got to see my sister & her boyfriend for the first time in a while which was nice and there was the usual embarrassment/comedy of my father and grandfather taunting the waitress. It was quite fun. Also tried Red Velvet Cake for the first time – Yum!

Wednesday – Arctic Monkeys Concert at Ram’s Head Live with my mom. Ram’s Head Live was a really nice venue. It used to be BAR of Baltimore and The Improv Comedy Club side by side. I’d been to both of them, but never Ram’s Head as a whole. It was hard to imagine it the way it used to be.

The opening band was Sleepy Sun and for some reason I never have much faith in opening bands, but Sleepy Sun was REALLY good. Like 70’s Psychedelic rock good, and go figure they’re from San Fran. Mom really enjoyed them too. She was sitting down for a little bit while I watched against the railing. She was text messaging me to make sure I was okay with her sitting down for a minute (being the good mother that she is). Then the following text messages went something like this.

ME: That song was good, but that girl dances like she’s on drugs.
MOM: That’s EXACTLY what I was going to say. Very good, but she looks like she’s on acid.
(I laugh out loud and the girl next to me tries to read my phone)
ME: LOL. Prolly is.
(Some girl and her boyfriend try to creep up on my spot against the railing, but I hold my ground.)
MOM: Don’t let those people push you out. I’ll come down and whip some butt.
ME: LOL. I’m fine mom – you’re cracking me up with these messages.
MOM: I know I’m soooo COOL :)

She is too funny.

So then Arctic Monkeys came on and WOW. I was so excited to be there for my birthday! The instruments were a little too loud unfortunately over Alex Turner’s voice, but it was still great and they even played more older songs than I would have expected which makes me happy because I like the old fast stuff. You weren’t supposed to bring a camera in so taking my Canon Rebel XTS was out of the question. And mom panicked about me sneaking my Nikon Coolpix L6 in. She said, “You’re just like your dad, always breaking the rules.” Kind of funny considering I was the goody to shoo child – lol. In the end they didn’t even check bags and everyone and their brother had a camera or their phone in the air. I’m not sure what the point of even saying No Cameras was. Anyway, the pictures are terrible, but you can view them HERE.

Thursday – My Actual Birthday. Heath and I went to see Clash of the Titans in 3D – which was very good, but I wasn’t sure what the point of seeing it in 3D was. All of the action scenes happened too fast for you to get the 3D effect and there really wasn’t anything else jumping out of the screen aside from that. Regardless it was a very good movie and my day as a whole was very relaxing :)

Gifts – So I’ve already talked about the gifts I received this year several times because they were books and I couldn’t help myself. But I did get a few other things such as a pretty new box to store my writing stuff in (which is a huge upgrade from the COPY paper box I was using), my aunt gave me some really pretty Tulips, and the girls at work got me some balloons!

Isn’t that just the coolest bookmark? Gives me ideas for the publication of my book one day :)

Sorry for all of the pictures, I was in a picture kind of mood.

Peace – Sarah


– Birthday Week –

So I have and haven’t been looking forward to this week…

I’m NOT looking forward to the number 28. I don’t know why it’s bothering me, but I just feel so old and yet not at the same time. Like something’s expected of me at 28, something I haven’t fulfilled. I know there’s not and it’s irrational, but it’s bothering me nonetheless.

I AM looking forward to this weeks schedule. Tomorrow my family, Heath and I are having my birthday dinner at PF Changs (Candied Shrimp & Walnuts – YUM!), Wednesday my mother and I are going to the Arctic Monkeys concert downtown (I’m super stoked!), and then Thursday (my actual birthday) I took off so I could recover from the concert and Heath and I are going to the movies (likely to see either Alice in Wonderland or Clash of the Titans).

I hope it all pans out well and 28 doesn’t hassle me. It’s already started out so much better than I anticipated with all of the GREAT books I got this weekend – one of which (Beautiful Creatures) I can NOT put down! Imagine my excitement today when I found out its book 1 of 4, I can’t wait for the rest!

Peace – Sarah