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The Good, The Bad, And The Princes

I’ve been so busy cleaning my house that I haven’t had time to blog. Bwa-hahaha! Okay, not really. There have been some documented moments of dusting though. And I did unload the dishwasher this week, so that has to count for something. I am eagerly anticipating the Matt Lauer interview of Wills and Harry, otherwise […]

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Randomosities

Paris Hilton went to jail. Paris Hilton got out of jail. Paris Hilton went back to jail. Screaming. Her lawyer claims she was put on house arrest due to medical conditions. Intially the press said the medical condition could be summed up in one word: RASH. Playing the rash card never works. Trust me, Paris. […]

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Summertime—and the Living is Easy

Today was my last day of school. So long school year, 2006-2007. It’s been…real.As in real long. Real exhausting. And real glad it’s over. My summer plans (after the four days of school meetings, which I refuse to comment on): 1. Painting. The disaster known as my bedroom (John Deere threw up here), must be […]

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Teacher’s Top Ten

This list was shared by my friend Lizann, also a teacher. Sooo true. (Though she is done with school. And I am not. It’s a wonder I’m still speaking to her.) Top 10 ways to know you are ready for school to end(and a little editorializing from moi):10. You are so tired, you want to […]

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School…Almost Finished

Three student days left of school. We teachers are all tired, cranky, and sick of the mass epidemic breakout of PDA. (Seriously, you are going to see this person next hour. Do you REALLY need to make out NOW? In FRONT of me? I have very sensitive gag reflexes, and I am NOT afraid to […]

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Camping—the great American pastime—especially on three day weekends. I tried to find the percentage of Americans who camp over Memorial Day, but came up with nothing. But here’s my statistic: A whole stinking lot of ‘em—that’s how many citizens of the US of A are camping right now. Seventy-five people from my church, including friends […]

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When Your Boyfriend Has Fangs

Jordin Sparks won American Idol. I will be fine. I will get over it. She was my pick initially. But then I crossed over to the Melinda camp. Mel’s just so humble and such the power house. She will be fine though, I’m sure. Jordin is only seventeen. They only say that every thirty seconds […]

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Hand Me A Diet Coke and Nobody Gets Hurt

How Do You Know When You’re Addicted to Diet Coke? When you are out. You’ve double, triple checked the fridge. Yup, I’m out. Open fridge door again to see if: A. An empty fridge was just a bad dream. B. Diet Coke has magically appeared since the last peek. C. God had mercy and delivered […]

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Living on the Wild Side

Dear Cats, It’s time we had a little talk. When you see a lizard in your house… It is not enough that you stare it down for ten hours straight. It’s not enough that you corner it in the bathroom for me to come pick up. I don’t want to pick it up. That’s what […]

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I Heart Cavemen

Just when you think there’s nothing on TV, ABC has solved our problem. Why it was just yesterday I was thinking, those Geico caveman are so funny. Wouldn’t it be great if that one minute had 29 more! Yes, ABC is giving the intellectual cavemen their own show. Because Neanderthals have so much in common […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of Mother’s Day, TitleTrakk.com asked some authors to share their favorite advice from Mom. I got to participate!Check it out:http://www.titletrakk.com/mom_advice_authors.html

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A Plague Has Befallen Me

There is a plague in the blog world these days. And I finally got it. New friend C.J. Darlington of Titletrakk.com tagged me, so I decided to play along. Plus, I have yet to process my feelings on the impending imprisonment of one Paris Whitney Hilton, so in the meantime, here it is. The rules […]

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How a Book Cover is Designed

Novel Journey had a great post on Dog Eared Design, who creates covers for many Christian books. They did the cover for In Between, and you can see a little bit of the process toward the bottom of the article. It was cool to see their inspiration compared to the final result.http://noveljourney.blogspot.com/2007/04/novel-journeys-interview-with-dog-eared.html

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This, That, and a Baldwin

This summer I will travel to England. Why? Because those people are smart, that’s why. Recently they have had a serious pigeon problem. Seems the pigeons have decided they don’t want to just stay in the park and outer-city limits. They want to be in the heart of Liverpool. I guess these Liverpoolians apparently feed […]

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Watch this video of the smartest dog in the world. Like many of us, he wants in the pool, but yet he doesn’t want to get his hair wet. Who can’t relate? Watch Mr. Barkie Von Schnauzer solve this age-old dilemma. While this does score high points for some great valley girl improv, I’d give […]

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For Will’s Eyes Only

Dear Prince William, I am so, so sorry to hear of your recent breakup with Kate Middleton. I applaud you for dating someone who’s middle class. Middle class has a lot to offer. Like me. I do believe I would be the perfect Mrs. William…um…of Wales? Mrs. William Future King of England? Mrs. William Son […]

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Chapter Two of In Between

Chapter 2 As we pull into the driveway, the gravel path crunches under the tires of the green machine. Suddenly I do not want to get out. I want to stay in the minivan and drive and drive forever. Mrs. Smartly will be the pilot and I, her trusty navigator. We can see the world […]

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In Between Makes an Early Arrival

In Between came out today. Not that I knew it would. Cause I didn’t. A student happened to see it this weekend at Christian Book Outlet. BUT IT’S OUT!!!!!! Very excited about it. There’s a wee bit of a shortage in this area, so ask those book seller’s if you can’t find it. I don’t […]

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In Between’s First Review!!!

In Between got it’s first review. From http://www.armchairintereviews.com. I promise my mom didn’t write it. (She offered to, but I couldn’t meet her monetary demands.) In Between by Jenny B. JonesNavPress Reviewed by Sheryl Root Subtitled: A Katie Parker Production Act 1 It took less than a chapter for Katie Parker, the main character in […]

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