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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

What do you mean that's a christmas song? No, seriously its the weather right now. Absolutely frightful. Okay, not that bad @ this exact second but its been blowing pretty good all day and we're supposed to get high winds tonight. Am I glad there's an Oilers game on TV tonight (and Jussi is rumored to be in goal. Woohoo! *starts humming oilers goal song*)

I found the second set of picturesso just need to scan them so I can show my pretty stuffed bookshelf looking oh so nice and pretty -- which it isn't so much now. In fact its pretty messy. Once I finish the next set of Edits I need to go through and rearrange it. So far I'm putting all the TBR books in order of arrival. Sad when they outnumber the # of books read (4.5 this year so far) and I think 14 new books arrived since January 1st.

I mentioned I'd blog about my exercise since I signed up for PHS dieters. I'm on my second full week of exercise. Doing 20 minutes a day on the bowflex and I have to say my arms are shrinking pretty good. I should have done the old measuring tape before I started -- didn't because I didn't want to scare myself *g* -- but I'm guessing about an inch and a half of each arm. I started low on 15 pounds each side and I'm upping it to 20 next week. I wanted to start at 20 but after an argument with my trainer (aka dad) I started with 15. Some days I can really feel the warm burn in the muscles and some days not so much. So doing the bowflex and alternating with the air walker. Put on an episode of Most Haunted and good to go. Easier to exercise when your paying attention to something else. Haven't done a lot on the actual diety side. Little more water. But I refuse to cut out my coca-cola during edits. That's just insane. :o)
posted by Lis at 5:12 p.m. 3 comments

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Small World

At least in blog land. I’ve been making the trek around the blogs this weekend, and traveling through sidebars. Its amazing to see how many are linked back to people I ‘know’. So weird! Bailey’s pops up quite a bit and so does Olga’s. And in a surprise, I saw my own listed on PHS’s diet blog. Honestly I barely remember commenting on the thread lol. So once I figure out how to get that snazzy little logo on the sidebar, I’ll post about the exercise progress. (still need the cute dancing heart too to make me an ‘official’ PHS gal!)

I’ve discovered a couple cool blogs over the last month so I thought I’d share :

- for all the blaze fans out there,

- Paranormal books

- More paranormal

Any cool blogs to share?


posted by Lis at 1:32 p.m. 1 comments

Friday, January 26, 2007


Sent out a q on Sab, got a reply 22 minutes later... agent #3 wants to see the first 30-40 pages :o)
posted by Lis at 12:59 p.m. 1 comments

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I promised to share some pictures so here's the first of a few. Have to find the other envelope with the others.
posted by Lis at 3:30 p.m. 3 comments

Monday, January 22, 2007


On the edits but still slow. Smoothed out a bit of a few rough edges in one chapter and am piecing together the next set (the Damon incident should be the set after these). This is the chaos that comes from writing any old scene then having to put it together like a puzzle. Not to mention the partial I subbed was a revamped version and I lost at least a good chapter and a half off the original version. Ai yi yi.

And I've decided I'm boring. Really. Not a lot to blog about lately. Watched the Oilers game. Don't like the new 'goon'. Course it could be because he reminds of my cousin's slimy boyfriend but still... no likey. Watched some of the car auction, but not as much as I would have liked. Missed the big money Shelby cross the block :o(

Since the Xmas pictures are back from Costco and the first bit of the birthday ones, I'll scan some tonight/tomorrow and share a few. Need to get back to blogging on a bit more regular schedule.
posted by Lis at 5:04 p.m. 4 comments

Friday, January 19, 2007


Okay Microsoft Word is making me crazy. I'm trying to format what I have so far of one manuscript and its not cooperating. Its putting entire paragraphs on the next page when there's more than enough room for it to fit on the same page. I'm just hoping the formatting wasn't this bad on the partials I've subbed or I'm going to look like an idiot.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I'm obviously clueless and new to Word so I don't know where half the settings are. I miss works!!


posted by Lis at 11:26 p.m. 4 comments

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Out of the cold...

Well its now into the downright balmy minus teens. As the guy on the radio said, time to break out the speedo and grab a prime piece of snow. hehe

Not much new. Though no news = hopefully good news on submissions right?

Tackled some of the tbr pile on the wknd. Finished HELL'S BELLES by Jackie Kessler (luved it!!) and Michelle Rowen's BITTEN AND SMITTEN (hilarious book!!) and next up is THE BLONDE GEISHA which I was lucky enough to win at ehq's open house last month. And since my new PC Cast book in the Divine series arrived yesterday, that'll jump to the top after TBG :o)

Anyone reading anything good?
posted by Lis at 12:18 p.m. 6 comments

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Cold Snap

Well its still freezing cold, but the blizzard wasn't as blizzardly as they predicted -- though we did get 10-15cm of the white stuff (4-6 inches) on Wednesday. I don't like the cold, though I guess it could be worse then our minus 21 high, Manitoba's sitting at minus 50 with wind or were yesterday.

Sorry for not posting sooner, blogger was down when I tried the other day.

Edited to add -- a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Nell for having her book THINGS TO DO up now on amazon.com :o)


posted by Lis at 12:30 p.m. 5 comments

Monday, January 08, 2007

Winter's Here

Or soon to be. Apparently tomorrow and Wednesday we're poised to get the worst winter storm since 1989. The winds got up pretty good last night and I guess a friend of ours had some siding blow off his house. We lost power once today while they were repairing it since some of the city lost power last night (we didn't) so I may be quiet on email and blogging the next few days. Really not looking forward to this. We're due to hit the late -30s plus wind...eeks, too cold to even talk about.

Hope everyone's having a good week.


posted by Lis at 9:40 p.m. 5 comments

Friday, January 05, 2007

As promised...

I told Bailey I'd post a pic of John Cena...


posted by Lis at 1:36 p.m. 8 comments

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Thanks everyone for the birthday well wishes and comments :o) Despite the computer issues, I actually had a very nice birthday. Went out for lunch, solved the comp problems without having to hand over my laptop to someone else for who knew how long, had my DQ all choco ice cream cake *yummy!* and watched HIGH SOCIETY. (Love that movie!)
posted by Lis at 12:55 p.m. 2 comments

Is it over yet?

Well the comp problems seem to be almost solved. From late Tuesday night when I decided this thing was a p.o.s and ready to toss it (and I was so afraid of it losing my files I kept it plugged in and on all night) to getting into chat with someone who actually KNEW what to do about the problems and if they didn't then they went and looked it up, the glitches are gone. My audio is back. No more photogallery error/installation at start up and system restore looks like its creating (and even better KEEPING) restore points. Yay!! Though I do need to contact them today to clear up one new little problem with quickplay, its all back to working order.

Oh and get this, had someone in the first place on email support given me the same steps as the tech lady gave me yesterday? Wouldn't have had to do a system recovery at all. To quote Dean Martin 'ain't that a kick in the head?'


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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Bad BAD Day

So today is not one I want to repeat. I haven't slept a wink in 19 hours. Why you might ask? Hmmm, well I decided to mess up my laptop and make it unuseable till 9 am this morning when my dad could open the back of it up and could take out the 2nd hard drive and I could go through the F-U-N that is a system recovery. All because a tech told me over email last night that was the only way to get rid of a program that wasn't uninstalling itself and was completely undeletable and unusable.

Can we just say NEVER EVER again.

Brief panic after the hour spent recovering to find out, erm where are my files? Could have lost 13,000 but they were thankfully backed up and I didnt lose my captured video on the second hard drive. (big sigh of relief!!)

So I've spent the last 8 hours since it finally was bootable updating windows (all 64 updates thank you very much), reinstalling norton, reboot, nero, reboot, my trial version of office and oh guess what? The problem that caused it all?



Lesson learned. Ignore pain in the arse programs and live in oblivion. :o) Saves your sanity.
At least, it happened yesterday/today and not today/tomorrow. Not how I plan on spending my 27th b-day!!
posted by Lis at 7:10 p.m. 8 comments

Monday, January 01, 2007


Hope everyone had a great new year's!!


posted by Lis at 1:42 p.m. 2 comments