Favorites – Road Trip Snacks

It’s a busy day. A very busy day and I haven’t even started writing yet, which is something I need to do before the day is over. In a little bit I’ll be headed out to the post office, the gas station, and the grocery store. Last minute errands before I leave tomorrow morning.

For those of you who don’t know, I’ll be headed to Cincinnati, Ohio for the annual Lori Foster Reader/Author Get Together. I always look forward to this trip. It’s fun, relaxed, and Cincinnati is one of my favorite cities. If you’re going to be in attendance, please say hi! I’d love to see you, or meet you if I haven’t before.

I drive to the event because I love road trips. I love to drive, even though it’s mentally exhausting and I’m stiff and achy when I get out of the car after being in the seat for 3-4 hours, I love to drive and take road trips. I don’t do it as often as I’d like, what with gas prices and the up-keep repairs on vehicles and the idiots on the road, but, I do love them. And if I can take a road that is not a major highway or an Interstate, I’m even happier.

I haven’t been to many places in my life, not as many as I’d like to, and definitely not as many as I intend to, but of those that I have, I have loved them. Driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Driving through the low-country in Georgia and South Carolina. Driving through the farm lands of Kentucky and Ohio. Driving through the hills of West Virginia and Virginia. Driving through the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennesee and North Carolina. Yes, I am a Southern girl. This is very well established…lol.

But the other thing about road trips is snacks. I’ll be gathering those today on my outing to the store. Some of my favorite snacks are:

1. Coke and peanuts. Yes, I’m talking peanuts IN the coke. Yum.

2. Water. I always buy a flat of water to take with me.

3. Grapes, cheese sticks, beef jerky, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, baby carrots, dried fruit. Have to have the healthy snacks because…

4. Moonpies or Little Debbie Snack Cakes or Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, or even something homemade like Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats. …There’s always the junk food!

5. Gum. Variety of flavors.

What about you? What are your favorite on the road snacks?

~lissa

Favorites – Writing Life Blogs

I follow a lot of blogs. Probably not as many as some and probably more than others. I follow 83 blogs. Not every one has a post every day which is good cause I wouldn’t be able to keep up if they did. Some are review blogs, but not many, and not for the reviews but mainly for the book recommendations or discussions for/about readers. There are a few author blogs too, but again, not many. And a couple of BDSM blogs, as well.

My preferences are craft blogs and blogs about the industry, social media, branding, even blogging. These teach me something, give me things to put into effect, things to try. I like that.

With today’s Favorites post, I thought I’d share with you a few of the blogs I enjoy the most…

1. Justine Musk/because you’re a creative badass

2. Warrior Writers, Kristen Lamb’s Blog

3. Writer Unboxed

4. Write It Forward, Bob Mayer’s Blog

5. Julie’s Journal

6. Social Mouths

I learn something everyday when I read them. I learn things about myself, about writing, about the business, about social media. Like I said, I love to learn, to try and improve the way I think, the was I approach my career as an author.

I also follow well over 100 food/organizational/home blogs… But that’s another story all together. LOL…

Do you have favorite blogs? They don’t have to be writing craft blogs, they can be about anything, but I’d like to know at least one blog that you, dear reader, follow and would recommend.

~lissa