Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I won, I won, I won!!!
I mean, I almost never win anything but I won!!
I did win a copy of her first anthology but I forgot that I had entered the contest and bought it. Shut up.
This time *waves hands in front of tearing eyes* I didn't screw up!!!
So Uber-Thanks to Meljean for being so generous and if you haven't seen it (you probably have because I'm normally the last to see the fun stuff) go over to the Ja(y)nes and see the Review Video they made. I swear it's their best yet and I couldn't stop laughing!
Then there is this review by the Ja(y)nes here.
A review from AAR here (it got a HOT rating - woohoo!!)
This is Meljean's first single title and her first published work from the Hot Spell anthology came out last year. Here are my convoluted thoughts on the short story.
I have been asked to post pictures of the headboard Bob built for my book room. He would also like me to post pictures of his mitre joints. Since I love him to itty bitty bits I figure I would indulge him. Hey, and I LOVE my new room!
This is before the headboard - Oh look there's the Little Miss in between the cushions - I just noticed her (it's Amber). She couldn't have been bothered about this room until Bob got everything set up just right and I washed all the bed linens on the 24th before my family arrived. Yep, she curled up right in between the pillows and I was thankful my Aunt is not allergic to cat fur. Oy.
Here's the midway point of the headboard - Bob built it in a day and we found these lights with glass globes but I wanted them to be candlestick with the soft shades so Bob stripped them and re-wired them. Yeah he did!
There is a whole story about going into a lighting store and having the sales person be soooo rude that I was tearing up when we left. See, it was two days after Christmas and I guess I just wasn't expecting to meet someone who was so hateful and mean. C-Rex was definitely asleep at the switch but when we decided that the lights we wanted were at that store, we drove 40 minutes to the sister store to buy the lights because I refused to buy them from her. (She kept insisting that what I wanted done couldn't possibly be done - I mean, I could barely ask Bob something before she would start shaking her head. Then we ask her to go and get one so Bob can look at it and when he went to help her with the box she said 'Sir, I can take it out of the box myself'. Bob and I start discussing stuff and she's standing there shaking her head and interrupting and Bob is trying to say he can do what I want (I knew he could because, duh, it's Bob!) when I finally just looked at Bob and said 'Forget it. She says it can't be done so let's go'. Then she starts with the ' I would happily sell you this and I'm not trying to dissuade you...'. I think she finally figured out I wasn't in the least bit impressed and we left her to re-packing the light.)
Wow, how's that for getting off track but Lord have mercy, I don't have it in me for negative people!
And now some after shots - I'll zip the lip.
Time! How long did I last?
Sorry I just realized that out of context you might not see anything all that great. So the second picture is of the mitre joints (where the angles meet) Yeah. I love him. And I have seen joints done improperly so I am very aware of how nice it is to have someone who can do this (I can do it also but there is more time, cursing and general rage involved)
Okay the far left is of the crown mouldings and the base mouldings now on the bookcases - hey, things happen in stages around here.
And finally, the headboard from the side - too bad I didn't straighten the shade before taking the picture. *shrug*
Okay, tomorrow I will have a more book related post.
Posted by CindyS at 1:42 AM