Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Will Magua be on my flight??

Good evening from the deck of The Ark.
It's been raining , hard, for 2 days, with it not due to stop for another 2.
I wish I could send some rain to Colorado!!
SO sad, seeing people's lives ruined and hearts broken.
I prayed for the firefighters and everyone else helping with evacuations.

Life is put-putting along.
Little Miss I Only Call When I Need Something hasn't called in a while.
Do I care?
Should I?
3 solid years of never listening gets a wee bit tiresome.
Especially when she calls and begs for advice.
Which she never EVER takes.
Well, I lied.
She did start taking birth control last summer when she thought she was pregnant.
And then again in the late Fall after she ran out in September.
A two month gap.
But, like, they still have the ability to prevent pregnancy when you don't take them for two months.
Yuh huh.

And people wonder why I go to extremely remote villages in the Andes? 

I leave for Oklahoma City three weeks from tomorrow.
I'm secretly hoping Wes Studi is on the plane so I can drill him about Magua in Last of the Mohicans.
My friend Karen is friends with Wes Studi's friend.
I know, we'll fer shur meet up.

I've lost 5 pounds in 10 days.
I am on track to be about 10 pounds down before I go on the Indian Taco Road Trip.
I barely eat carbs right now, and I'm going to HAVE to be good on the trip, or I'll fit real nice into our old tent in the garage.

I've shaved 8600 words off my WIP.
It's exhausting!!!

So...questions for the day.

Who is your favourite movie villian and why?
What did God do lately that just freaked you RIGHT out??


  1. First, yay for losing some weight! Man is that hard to do. Keep up the fight!!

    Second, I'm so sorry about your daughter. I can't even imagine how difficult that is for you. I'll add her to my prayer list.

    And third, yay for Arizona! I'm excited for you. :)

    I don't know why, but Mr. Darcy seems to be a villian in Pride and Prejudice at the beginning, but then he softens and becomes so amazing at the end. So, I vote Mr. Darcy. (Sorry, it was the first movie that popped into my head...)

  2. And wasn't Wickham so sweeeeet? Ha! Jane got us all, didn't she?
    Who's your preferred Darcy?
    I heart Firth.

    1. I have to go with the recent Kiara Knightly film - I don't even know the name of the actor who played Darcy - but he was good!

  3. Losing weight AND losing words on the MS--both so hard to do! Congrats!

    And best villain--I think Hilly Holbrook in THE HELP is pretty bad, but...hmmmm. Sylar in Heroes (the TV show) was bad, but then again, so was almost EVERYONE ELSE at some point or another in its various seasons. I know lots of people think Loki is a cool villain in THOR and THE AVENGERS (and he's Nordic! Yeah!). Thinking through my fave books/TV/movies, and ooh, just thought of something. Becky Sharp in VANITY FAIR was quite bad. Mostly b/c she didn't care much for her kids.

  4. Congratulations on losing five pounds in ten days. WOW! Just please stay healthy.

    Also good job on shaving the over 8,000 words. Exhausting, I'm sure--also probably painful.