Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tiling, Flooring and Trailers R Us

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. ~George Jean Nathan

Yesterday, DH and SIL and DD and I spent the day tearing out the flooring in the upstairs bathroom and foyer thingie at the top of the stairs. Dd helping by eating anything bite sized that came anywhere near her (tile, carpet fuzz... whatever).

DH repainted the bathroom to match the tile (which is not what I had hoped for, but is still lovely).

Today: tiling the bathroom.

Tomorrow: putting hardwood down in the foyer thingie.

He's off Monday and Tuesday, too. I wonder what other projects he'll think up?

**sigh**

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Judy and I are busily starting something new and exciting (I imagine I'll officially announce it in the next few days), which requires me to get the whole book trailer thing down to a science. So, I've been hard at work:





I also spent time this morning updating my MySpace page (I hadn't been there since October 13th!!!) and uploading some trailers to Preview the Book.

I'm awfully bad about promoting my own work... I need to be more on the ball. Shame on me.

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There Are 2 Gaps in Your Knowledge



Where you have gaps in your knowledge:



Philosophy

Science



Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:



Religion

Economics

Literature

History

Art



Yep... they're pretty much correct! LOL...

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9 comments:

Ceri said...

Those are great trailers!!! I really have to get my act together and work on mine. As soon as I reach my NaNo goal.

I'm sorry that you're being kept away from Sunny, but just think what a beautiful bathroom you'll have!

Sarita Leone said...

A bathroom always looks so nice after it has been spruced up a bit. What color is the tile? Sorry; I'm the curious sort. :)

Sending good renovator's vibes your way!

groovyoldlady said...

Your trailers are wonderful - very well done and appealing!

One thing I DREAD about ever being published is the promotion portion...UGH!

I only have one knowledge gap. Art. Which proves that if guess well, you can look much smarter than you really are.

Dru said...

I like both trailers. I'm sorry that the renovations are interrupting your writing.

There Are 3 Gaps in Your Knowledge

Where you have gaps in your knowledge:

Philosophy
Science
Art

Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:

Religion
Economics
Literature
History

Allie Boniface said...

So, wait...are you writing inbetween this bathroom renovation project/watching the dog eat carpet fuzz?

Melissa said...

You are not bad at promotion! Your efforts amaze me. I've got a book out now and am doing so little because of the deadline, it scares me. And I really need this book to sell well!

Brandy said...

You're more than welcome to send your hubs here. I need to retile my bathroom as well. The sad part? We just put tile in about 2 years ago, but I don't like the grout. *G*
I hope you find the time you want, soon.
I am so glad authors are doing book trailers now! And yours are great!

As for the quiz:Where you have gaps in your knowledge:
No Gaps!
Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:

Philosophy
Religion
Economics
Literature
History
Science
Art

I feel smart today! *G* I guess my eclectic reading paid off. *G*

writebrained said...

Maybe he'll go back to work soon....

Gay said...

Super trailer. Only one teeny tiny comment from a graphics person...

When you do the type for the "jilted," wouldn't it make more sense for it to separate instead of get closer together when it appears on the page? Jilting is a "separating" thing, so the direction of movement doesn't match the word.

It's subtle... and not something I'd feel bad about if life is too crazy to change it, but if you had time, well, you know.