A Random Thursday Post

Today’s post is exactly that. Random. As a matter of fact, it’s so random, I completely forgot what I was going to blog about. Isn’t that lovely?

Let’s see if I can at least come up with thirteen things to talk mention…

1. Tonight is the NFL Draft. I think there will definitely be an NFL season. I think players get paid too much. I think rookies that get bonus’ higher than the salaries of veteran players is outrageous. I think there’s too much talk about ‘Show Me The Money’ and not enough talk of ‘What kind of player are you going to be for me, for the team, for the fans?’ I don’t think Cam Newton should go first. I do think I’ll be handing my husband a tissue to cry into when the Jacksonville Jaguars make some hideous draft choices.

2. My family and friends in the Alabama area are fine and safe and their homes are still intact. My thoughts go out to those who have been injured, have lost everything, have lost someone near and dear.

3. I am reading Rednecks and Roses by Judy Mays. It’s freakin’ hilarious. What’s been done to her is appalling and atrocious.

4. I’m going to Atlanta this weekend with my family. DH and DS are going to a Braves game of which I could care less. DD and I are going to spend the day at the Georgia Aquarium. We’re staying in a downtown high rise hotel and are going to have a blast. I hope to visit reader Janeen’s family’s Italian Restaurant Saturday evening before we head back home.

5. People that abandon animals should be shot.

6. Trader Joe’s has some of the most addicting foods and snack items. Ever. My current obsession is their Chile Spiced Mango slices. I love their selection of cheeses too.

7. I am loving both my Kindle and my Nook Color. Both are very different but wonderful.

8. I am going to the Lori Foster event in June. Are you?

9. Twisted Up will be turned in tomorrow evening before I leave for Atlanta.

10. I watched the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 today. I will be devastated when all is said and done. As with Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter has been an awesome adventure. My daughter has grown up watching HP and to her, it signifies the end of her childhood as she’s always known it. It is bittersweet but I cannot wait to see it July 15th.

11. NASCAR will be in North Carolina next month and y’all know I’ll be going so’s I can scream and yell my fool head off. It will help inspire me to work on Drive Shaft. At the present time, Alli is nursing her second beer.

12. Did y’all know my books are available on Barnes and Noble for the Nook? I’m guessing by the rankings that most of you don’t. Most of your friends don’t either. I’m hoping to change that soon with a Nook giveaway.

13. It’s 6:30pm and I need to get working on more revisions before the Draft starts in a couple of hours.

13 1/2. Yes, I am getting up at 3something in the morning to watch the wedding. I watched Princess Diana get married. I watched her funeral. It’s only fitting that I watch her son. I wish them the very best of life and I hope their marriage fairs better than his mother’s did. You can see her in his smile. I have always been fascinated by British history, by the monarchy. The first book I read, that I remember aside from Cinderella was called Good Queen Bess about Queen Elizabeth I. She has always been my heroine and I think that’s where my fascination began with history in general and with British history in particular.

Have a great night.

~lissa

The Readers Are On The Clock With The First Pick…

2010 nfl draft Pictures, Images and Photos I do not really watch NFL football, however I am a very big overall college football fan and I watch it religiously from the end of August through the beginning of February and the National Championship Game. It is because I watch these players for years that I watch and pay attention to the NFL draft and some very special players, I’ll follow their career through the pros.

Tonight, the draft moves into primetime for the first time. How fun! My son, husband, and myself will all be gathered around watching to see who takes whom and then we’ll discuss it being a good choice, bad choice, or who really cares choice. It’s fun and sports is about the only thing I have in common with my husband.

Some of the players I’ll be watching for:

Tony Pike out of Cincinnati.
Myron Rolle out of Florida State
C.J. Spiller out of Clemson
Sam Bradford out of Oklahoma
Brandon Spikes out of Florida
Tim Tebow out of Florida
Ndamukong Suh out of Nebraska
Blair White out of Michigan State
Maurkice Pouncey out of Florida State
Jimmy Clausen out of Notre Dame
Golden Tate out of Notre Dame
Mardy Gilyard out of Cincinnati

Of course, there are many others as well.

I was going to a giveaway and I still am. I was going to have my readers look up this list of players on Monday and tell me in what round they were drafted, but I’m sure most of you don’t care. So, I think I’ll just randomly pick 7 people out of those that follow my blog publicly for a prize of either a bag of coffee or $5 in ebook bucks from All Romance eBooks. You will have your choice.

This is my own draft. At random I am picking people!

And don’t forget, Sweet Caroline will be available on Tuesday, April 27th! I know I’m looking forward to it! Are you?!

~lissa