Wednesday, September 26, 2007


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain

I'm brain dead... truth is, I just spent fifteen minutes trying to find a meme to do. I suppose I would have been better served spending those fifteen minutes writing this blog instead.

It's Judy's fault. She made me stay up late last night.


And then my DD (that's Darling Dog) woke up "oofing" this morning before 4 a.m. -- I hate when she does that because it's a "I'm not really scared, but still there IS something out there" bark. And I wonder what it is. And my mind wanders. And... one of the drawbacks to being a writer is a very active imagination.

So did I go back to sleep? Ha. Not with a slobbering, green-slime oozing, serial killing, radioactive, mutant brown werebear outside my window.


Are you an author? Do you have a contest at your blog? Then, LASR wants to help promote it. Here's the deal:

We at The Long and the Short Of It want to help promote authors as much as possible, so we keep trying to think of ways to do so. We're going to start running a page listing other folks contests, and I thought you might like a heads-up. If you're running a contest, or are going to be running one, let us know so we can help get the word out.

For us to list your contest, all we as is that you provide us a reciprocal link on your website and/or blog (if you'd prefer a banner, we have several to choose from here)! If you'll email us the information about your contest: title, prize(s), requirements for entry and the expiration date as well as the location of the reciprocal link, we'll get you on the page right away. The "other contests" page will be up and running at the end of the week.

Speaking of contests, have you swung by to enter to win the autographed book from Janet Mullany? Or the free eBook from Elaine Cantrell? You have three more days to enter!


You're Davidson College!

You love your mama, Jesus, and America too. But rather than
finding yourself in free-fall, you've been on the rise lately, as people
have flocked to see you. Of all the wars that have been fought, you felt
the Revolutionary War was most justified. Cherish is a word you use to
describe all the feelings you have deep inside. If you were a book, it
would be Charlotte's Web.

Take the University Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


Allie Boniface said...

C'mon, 'fess up: you were chatting last night way past your bedtime...that's why the yawns this AM :)

Dru said...

LOL! Love your reason for not going back to sleep.

You're Columbia University!

Somewhat rough and tumble, you're looking for the lion's share of whatever you can get your hands on. You feel utterly surrounded by chaos and noise, but at the same time have access to a good deal of culture and influence. In this chaotic setting, you attempt to be a bastion of relative calm. You adore staircases and once expressed a desire to paint your roof green.

I hope you have a good day.

groovyoldlady said...

"You're the University of the South!
While you're somewhat small and even removed from the fray, you claim to speak for a large number of people. This representative effort has backfired in recent years, as the group you try to speak for suffers a diminished reputation. Nonetheless, you're an excellent writer and have been writing just about your entire life. If you were a named streetcar, you would go by Desire."

Whatever THAT means! As the vice president of Luddites international (computers excepted division), I find the whole summation quite insulting - except for the writing part

Jen said...

I'm the University of California, Irvine and it was so hysterical I may have to post it after I finish with my "blog tour" tomorrow. Hope you've awakened by now. And yes, I'll put you on the calendar for March! Yeah! ;-)

Tori Lennox said...

You gotta be careful of those slobbering, green-slime oozing, serial killing, radioactive, mutant brown werebears!

I'm the University of Washington!
A visionary for your area, you truly can see it all. At the same time, you used to be prone to burning out and trying to do it all. You have to remember that you're just one person, and can't be responsible for a whole community. But this is a lesson you've managed to learn long ago and now you rely on all sorts of people. Many of them really enjoy looking at you. Even though it seems like an out-of-date phrase, you're a big fan of dubbing things.

Hey, I really AM a big fan of dubbing things! LOL!

Melissa said...

Get some sleep! Hugs.

When I redesign my blog, I'll definitely add a links section and add in all the blogs I go to and your review site. The technophobe I am I don't know how to do that myself. My webmistress set up the page as it is! Pathetic, I am!

Brandy said...

I stayed up too late as well. *g* Hope you don't stay too tired today.
The quiz was interesting. Something about being a Sprts-a-holic, as I can't stand sports I just laughed.

Have a great day!

Judy Thomas said...

You're Case Western Reserve University!
While you sound to most like you're just playing a backup
role, you'd like to believe that this is not the case. It's hard for a lot
of folks to take you seriously, but you make an effort to ignore them and
enjoy your surroundings. You can rock, you can roll, you can even cut things
in half. In the end, you wander back to parties with more rock and roll.
Your house would be really pretty if you didn't keep cluttering it up with
modern art.

I guess it's true enough.. except the clutter is books not modern art. I like art to actually LOOK like something... LOL