Meet Me on Monday #61

December 11, 2011


I shouldn’t write blog posts late at night, because I’m exhausted after a long day and my creative juices have congealed into mush…. but I’m doing this meme tonight for a good reason (see #1).


1. Tomorrow I’m going to _________?
Work. WORK WORK WORK. I write articles, and last month I BARELY made my quota. For the next week or two, until Christmas vacation when I intend to slack off like a Mexican under a midday summer sun, I have to chug out those articles. I’ve come across some really tough ones lately– how to build a wooden deck from scratch in 10 easy steps. Yeaaaahhhhhhh, RRRRIGHT. These suckers take me HOURS and I wonder if it’s worth it at all. Sadly, writing articles isn’t the most lucrative of jobs (but HEY I get to stay at home so it’s cool). Blogging is what makes me the money, but the opportunities are few and far between. I wish I had more business in that. Anyway, that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow. I’m going into my hidey-hole away from the children, the pets, the telephone, the front door… gonna write till my fingertips bleed. Thank God we caught up on the laundry!

2. Pudding or Jello?
Pudding, definitely. Jello gives me the heebie-jeebies. Just thinking about the cold, slithery goop in my mouth makes me shudder. LOL

A brain made from Jello. *wretch* Ya can't do that with pudding....

3. What book are you currently reading?
Well, I FINALLY finished my book about William the Marshal (a 13th century knight who became regent to the king of England, eons ago).

Portrait of King Stephen, 1154... yyyeaaaahhh, OK. I was always a supporter of Matilda....

And I also just finished a book called A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute– an amazing book that I couldn’t put down! I have a few I’ve been working on but am not too excited about yet….
To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Christie English…
When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman. The title refers to the very distressing time in 12th century England when Stephen and Matilda (Henry I’s nephew and daughter) battled for the crown of England, devastating the country in civil war for 19 years.
Famous Men of the Middle Ages by John Henry Haaren. So far, a lot of it is about the ancient Celtic mythology that goes back to Odin and Thor and such.
What is HTML 5 by Brett McLaughlin, a rip-rousing tale of how HTML 5 will eventually destroy Flash and conquer web browsers everywhere….


… hey, you still awake? :blink:

4. What is the first concert you went to see?
You know, I have only been to a total of 4 concerts that I can ever remember… the first one was more like a pageant. My parents took us to Hill Cumorah in Palmyra, NY, to see the Mormon rendition of the Easter pageant. I visited the Hill again last year and blogged about it on my travel blog, if you are interested. The first *real* all-music concert I saw was the Star Wars Laser Light Show in Philadelphia. I was living there at the time. The concert was in the park next to Independence Hall. I had NO IDEA it was Independence Hall until much later. Now, history buff that I am, I kick myself for sitting and listening to dumb old Star Wars music when I could have been walking the same rooms as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton!

5. What is your current weather?
30 degrees, clear as a bell. There’s no accumulative snow, but a tiny icing of snow flakes sprinkle the frozen grass and the tops of the cars. They say we won’t get any snow any time soon. It will rain later this week. Such weird weather, I don’t ever remember snow being delayed for so long. I miss it a little, but not a lot. It would be nice to have a white Christmas, but I’m happy with a moderate winter. It means lower heating bills!

Have a happy Monday, friends! Let me know what your answers would be to these questions, I’d always like to know what you’re up to.

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10 Responses to “Meet Me on Monday #61”

  1. Karen Says:

    It is a balmy 18 degrees here! Thanks for the lovely jello picture. LOL

    • Rebecca Says:

      You’re welcome, Karen. :S LOL. Wow, colder out your way. Your weather usually makes its way east so UH OH. I’d better get the blankets!

  2. Glo Says:

    wow, your picture of the turkey freaks me out a little, yuk! lol
    Sounds like some interesting books, will have to check those out. I am with you, I would much prefer to tour Independence Hall then listen to a concert! Sorry you missed out on that!

    Hope you have a great Monday!


  3. Jo-anne Says:

    It sounds a bit cold where you are. I hope you manage to stay warm!
    Have a great week!

  4. Susan Says:

    I’m laughing at the photo of the pudding – you definitely have a way with words and pictures. :))

    My son is a writer too so I can empathize with you – deadlines, getting those creative juices flowing, and writer’s block. I have to give credit where credits due. Have a wonderful Monday, my friend and try not to work too hard.

  5. Simonette Says:

    The Jello picture made me ask myself why I chose jello as my answer! haha šŸ™‚

  6. Karen and Gerard Says:

    Those books all sound boring to me. Liked your “Still awake” icon. I’m currently reading “Come A Little Closer” by Dorothy Garlock and “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands.”

    Who has a brain jello mold???

  7. blueyes Says:

    ‘posed to get to the 70s by the end of the week here :p

    Not sure I could last reading that book. My next book I plan to read is Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account – may not be any better or worse, we’ll see. May scare the crap out of me too.

  8. Hilary - Feeling Beachie Says:

    I can’t eat jello.. it reminds me of being sick

  9. Lin Says:

    I don’t like either jello or pudding. Blech.

    The weather is weird here too. I don’t have a Christmas photo for my blog yet because the weather is not cooperating. No snow = I don’t feel like it’s Christmas yet. My pond has frozen over ONCE so far–I guess we have a balmy winter going.