Tuesday, August 14, 2007

In The Pink... Not.

“Pink is the color of romance and a friend tells me that the girl with the pink dress at the party is the one who is selected for each dance” - Alfred Carl Hottes

Is it possible that I am the only living person who wants to print something on pink card stock?? Because I have looked and looked, and can't find pink card stock anywhere -- except in a set of four other colors (green, blue, yellow and white) I don't want.

Pink isn't that uncommon a color, is it? I think pink is lovely. Quiet. Romantic. Pink, in various shades, is my favorite color for my flowers. Pink is nice. I have many shirts in pink. My bathroom is pink (well "rose" technically).

So, why can't I find pink card stock? Staples doesn't have it. Neither does Office Max or Office Depot. I have to admit, I've come close with Office Depot -- they have "salmon" which is oh-so-very-close. I may end up with salmon.

Does pink offend people? Does it make them violent? Ill? Hungry? Tired?

Why is there no pink out there?

I'm looking for pink business card stock as well. Does it exist? Apparently not. I found "butterflies & roses" which happen to be printed on pink business card stock... but PLAIN pink? Nope. Not there.

ARGH!!

I don't have the time to waste on this. It's absurd.

It's pink, office supply people... it's not a crime to like pink. Or is it?

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Charity is finally dishing on the Super Secret Hot Dish Project at her blog and congratulations are in order. Go give this MOST talented author the congrats she deserves.

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In Pillar Place: Monarch -- Otto is definitely a goner. He turned black and fell off the roof :-(

We moved Curly (of the black chrysalis) into his own abode (aka GladWare) just in case he, too, is stricken with the Black Death. All the other chrysaliseseseseses are a nice, healthy green color -- so, so far, so good. Fingers crossed for a huge crop of pretty butterflies.

It does make me wonder how they ever survive in the wild. Geez.

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Tomorrow is the big day! I have TWO stories coming out with The Wild Rose Press!! It's been tough -- I've been so wrapped up in the LASR site, that I haven't been in the least bit prepared to really promote these stories, and I LOVE THEM. I still haven't a clue what I'm going to do. I always have some sort of contest... any thoughts? What can I do to induce each of my readers to post about my stories on their blogs and get the word out? You decide what my contest should be.

Here are the stories:

"Pregnancy Cravings" (Coming August 15th)
Patrice would do anything for her pregnant friend, Cathy, even if "anything" includes running to the convenience store on a daily basis to indulge her cravings. On one of her excursions, Patrice meets Joey Sousa, the cashier at the store. Their attraction is undeniable, but awkward: he thinks she's pregnant, she thinks he's dating someone else. Will the misunderstandings keep them apart, or will their chance meeting give birth to happy ever after?


"Magic" (coming August 15th)
For fifteen years, seven friends have gathered for a vacation at Lake Wentworth, NH. This year is no different -- except this time, Cass Edwards has trouble looking at her best-friend-since-forever Ben Wilson as just a friend. Can two people in search of a future find it in a mutual past? Will love strengthen the bonds of their friendship or destroy them?
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You Are Expressionism

Moody, emotional, and even a bit angsty... you certainly know how to express your emotions.
At times, you tend to lack perspective on your life, probably as a result of looking inward too much.
This introspection does give you a flair for the dramatic. And it's even maybe made you cultivate some artistic talents!
You have a true artist's temperament... which is a blessing and a curse.

13 comments:

Ceri said...

Wow, I think pink would be very easy to find. I never thought to make business cards. Good luck on your quest.

I'm sorry to hear about Otto and now possibly Curly. I hope the others are doing well. Everytime I see a Monarch I think about you

I'll be lined up tomorrow for your releases! After Now That We've Found You I can't wait to read the others! Gives me the warm fuzzies!

Suzanne said...

That's surprising! I love pink!!

Elle Fredrix said...

Sorry, pink isn't my thing so I can't help you there.

And you really messed with my head by putting that sticky up top. I sat here for a good 10 seconds staring at the date trying to figure out what went wrong. Time for another coffee!

Judy Thomas said...

I'm expressionism as well... is that surprising?

Charity said...

I know what I'm downloading tomorrow.

Thanks for the note. I think it's starting to sink in. Sort of.

Tori Lennox said...

I love pink. That's so weird that it's so hard to find. Have you tried googling "pink card stock"? I just did and got over 2 million hits. There's got to be SOMEBODY out there who sells it.

Too bad about poor Otto. :(

And I got:

You Are Impressionism
You think the world is quite beautiful, especially if you look at it in new and interesting ways.
You tend to focus on color and movement in art.
For you, seeing the big picture is much more important than recording every little detail.
You can find inspiration anywhere... especially from nature.

Melissa said...

I've only found the pink ones in the four pastel colored packs. Kind of strange.

So are you excited about tomorrow???

Greg said...

It is my duty to report that, indeed, pink is illegal. The color's long association with subversive persons and activities renders far to risk for display...or even for a blog-entry topic. You have been warned! :)

Jen said...

Hmmm.... I think maybe it's too popular? I can't imagine that pink card stock doesn't exist.

And I have to take that art quiz - too fun.

Gay said...

Congratulations, darling. In my book, you are WONDER WOMAN. I want to be you when I grow up... really. (This is not a joke).

I'm thrilled for your two stories, and amazed at how much you get done, and I'm eager to hear what you're learning about now... because I store it all up for use myself.

Brandy said...

Congratulations on the release of 2 of your stories tomorrow.
For pink card stock, have you tried a speacialty stationary/paper store? We have one here in SC called "If it's paper".
Sorry to hear your fears for Otto were true. I hope the others stay well.
And for your quiz, I received: You are Romanticism.
Good luck on the pink hunt. Hope you have a good day!

Heather said...

My favorite source for paper is The Paper Source. Ha! Get it? Go to www.paper-source.com - they've got card stock in every color imaginable. My favorite is called Blossom.

Dru said...

Congratulations on the release of your two stories. I will definitely visit the website.

That's good to know that you like pink, especially since I have pink fabric that had no place to call home.

Sorry about the Otto. I'm glad the others are doing okay.

In the quiz...

You Are Impressionism

You think the world is quite beautiful, especially if you look at it in new and interesting ways.
You tend to focus on color and movement in art. For you, seeing the big picture is much more important than recording every little detail. You can find inspiration anywhere... especially from nature.


pps..Can I download your stories to a PDA?