Manic Monday

I have been stuck like glue to my laptop, watching every single Twitter update that pops up for updates on Nashville, TN. Have you seen THIS? I have been praying all weekend for my Thomas Nelson family and the Nashville area in general. I can’t even imagine. On the upswing, it has taken my mind off the oil spill in the gulf.

I saw the Jennifer Lopez movie Backup Plan this weekend. My friends liked it, but I did not. I repeat I DID NOT LIKE THIS MOVIE.  But if you like cheesy dialogue, zero chemistry, weird timeline progression, bad J-Lo hair (though great J-Lo eye shadow AS ALWAYS), weird alpha male, but best performance by a dog in a wheel chair, go see it! There were some funny lines, but other than that, I was bored. Oh, but Sookie from Gilmore Girls does have a small part and does a great job. (Would you expect anything less from Sookie?)   This movie made me even more grateful for Iron Man II.

So Over My Head officially released this weekend. If it’s not in your bookstore, do what my friend Kim does and grab the manager by the necktie and demand a large shipment ordered. (One of the many reasons why she is my friend.)

Okay, let’s give away a copy of . What should today’s question of the week be? (thinking, thinking….)  How about: What is your favorite song THIS WEEK? Not your forever favorite song. Not this year’s favorite, but your right-now-favorite. My current fave is Bulletproof by La Roux. You can see it HERE.  I didn’t know Tilda Swinton was a singer too!  I like that song because it is so 80s. (though that video sucks, which is very non-eighties.)  If we have to suffer through the return of 80s fashions, we dang well better get some 80s tunes, so it’s about time. Thank you, La Roux-Tilda Swinton. It’s about time.

To get in the running for a signed copy of So Over My Head, leave a comment sharing your fave song of the moment. You have until Thursday evening, 6 pm New Delhi time. Winner will be announced Friday.

So my cat has freakishly sensitive skin, and this weekend’s foaming at the mouth routine reiterated what I already knew–Miller, the Puking Wonder, cannot handle Advantage flea treatment. It ended up involving both of us locked in the bathroom, me giving the cat his first bath of his 8 year life, water being slung like the Titanic had just come through the pipes, meowing (him), hissing (me), claws (both of us), and kitty eyes looking at me like, “Why are you trying to kill me?!!!”  Omg, never again!  It took everything I had to restrain this animal. Both arms, both legs, both elbows, two knees, and my chin. So if you know of any natural products that won’t kill a cat or make his eyes swell shut (stupid Advantage), then please PLEASE let me know.

Also please take a moment to stop and say a prayer for the folks in the Nashville area. And for you blog regs who live there, we’d love to hear how you’re faring.

Have a good week, guys.



  1. Anna says

    my fave song for this week is “Airplanes” by B.O.B.
    but i only like it because of hayley williams from paramore
    she sings the chorus and i love her voice =)

  2. Madison A. says

    My favorite song of the week is “Your Not Alone” by Meredith Andrews:)

  3. says

    I keep putting Coldplay’s “Yes” on repeat this week. Chris Martin should sing in a low register more often.

  4. Hannah says

    I have sooooo many favorites, music is my passion. But probably For Good from WICKED!! Though I have never seen the musical, I am singing the song in choir and I am learning to play it on the piano from Lorie Line. 😀

  5. Dimy says

    Ummm…I really like: If I Die Young – The Band Perry
    James Morrison – Wonderful World
    <3 your books!
    God Bless,

  6. Hannah Lane says

    Right now I’m obsessed with Something Beautiful by Needtobreathe. Probably because it is stalking me…you know, if a song could actually stalk someone. Seriously. I heard it on two different TV shows in a period of 72 hours. Crazy, I know!

  7. Rachel says

    Right now, “I’ll make a man out of you” from Mulan has pretty much been on repeat on my iPod. Don’t ask me why, but it’s quite epic. :)

  8. Shawna says

    My favorite song today is Headphones by Britt Nicole…. I could dance to that song like all day. lol Its such a fun song!

  9. Trudi says

    My current favorite song has got to be Orianthi’s “According to You.” I just love a song with attitude!

  10. Melissa says

    Okay, really glad this is a “favorite song of the week” thing and not favorite song ever, ’cause I don’t have to think as hard. My favorite song at this exact moment is “As Time Goes By,” but NOT the version in Casablanca, but instead Barbra Streisand’s wacky version featuring Ryan O’Neal in the totally, ridiculously awesome movie “What’s Up Doc.” Love that movie. Love that song. Especially that version…

  11. says

    It’s got to be Cleaning This Gun by Rodney Akins because my son is going on his first date and first prom this weekend and I can just imagine Jackie’s parents doing this! Shoot, we may be doing this!

  12. Beth says

    Hmmm. This is tough. I have so many favorite songs right now. But this week it is probably Drops of Jupiter by Train, an old favorite of mine. It is constantly coming up on shuffle on my ipod and i have to drop everything and sing along. And it is one of the few non-Broadway songs that has been in my head this week. Love your books!

  13. Erica B. says

    Hmmm….my favorite song changes so much, it’s hard to even figure out what it is. 😀 At this given minute, it’s probably ‘Paper Angels’ by Jimmy Wayne. I always tear up when I hear that song. It packs a punch, for sure.

  14. Cally Black says

    My favorite song…that’s so hard! Probably ‘Any Man of Mine’ by Shania Twain. Though ‘Monster Ate the Pilot’ by The Oceanic Six has been stuck in my head for a while. So those two probably right now.

  15. Fallon D. says

    Hmmmmm, this is really hard to choose but my favorite song right now…hmmmm….hmmm, sorry thinking. Oh, I pick “Miss Invisible” by Marie Digby. :) I love that song, it’s sad but it’s really really good.

  16. says

    I love Lady Antebellum! I’ve about worn out their last CD.

    I think Pray for You by Jaron is hilarious. I listened to him when he was Evan and Jaron (or something like that) a LONNNNG time ago. Is he the first Jewish guy in country music?

    That Toni Braxton song is great. Watching that video made me realize how much she resembles Mary J.

    Anything by Train is great. Their latest CD is awesome too. Worn it out also.

    LOVE Colbie Caillat.

    Jeannie–thanks for the book compliments. So glad you all enjoyed the books.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the musical 42nd Street. So great. That musical is what Broadway’s all about. Tons of singing, tons of dancing, fab costumes and sets. Loved it.

    Erin McF–that was awesome–Gaelic Storm. Made me laugh. I’m writing a book set in Ireland right now, so perfect!

    Also like Needtobreathe!

    Lynnet, good luck with your son’s prom!

    Lynnette Eason, how COOl that your husband is a rocker. Fingerless gloves and everything.

    Miss Invisible by M. Digby is a favorite of mine too. It’s on a playlist I use for writing.

  17. Sara S says

    My favorite song of the week would have to be “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert. It brings me comfort as I think about leaving for college in a few months. I also can’t help but think of those in Tennessee that lost homes they grew up in! Houses have more than just financial value!

  18. Erin says

    It’s one of her older ones, but Regina Spektor’s “Us” makes the rounds of my favorite songs every few months. I love the energy of the song, and her crazy vocals are a blast to sing along with (when the volume is high enough that we “blend,” i.e., I can’t hear myself).

  19. Macy says

    My favorite song this week is we shine by Steve fee. It is Chriatian, upbeat, and fun. The praise team I m in at school sings it and I absolutely love it.

  20. Joanna says

    I have had Boot Scootin’ Boogie (Brooks and Dunn) stuck in my head all week . . .

    I have just recently started following your blog, have read most of your books (how I found your blog), and love your sense of humor!! :)

  21. Kaitlin Rose Jones says

    The song “I Pray for You” makes me feel guilty bc its badicaly a song about a guy praying that bad things will happen to his ex… but its pretty darn funny… definitely stuck in my head.. check it out!

    please enter me in the drawing.. :) hopin to win this one!!!

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