Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Wow. Is it REALLY the last day of March, or is this some sort of April Fool's joke? Seems like only yesterday I was shoveling snow, and now I'm picking flowers.
Actually, I picked these on Saturday. They'd gotten quite a bit of rain on them and their poor little faces were on the ground. There's no point in leaving a perfectly good flower where you can't see it, so I picked a vase full of them (hoping that Peaches wouldn't get the idea to pick them herself) and brought them in to put on my desk. Now I'm sitting here smelling them and feeling much better about the world in general.
I've been working on my costume for the Fairy Ball at RT. It took two trips to JoAnn's to get everything I needed, but I think it's finally getting there. My kitchen looks like a sewing disaster area with patterns (that were no damn help at all!) and bits of thread and fabric scattered all over the floor, along with a few pins that I didn't find after I dropped a whole box of them. It doesn't pay to try to sew when I'm hungry because I tend to get a little frantic at such times, and that was when the pins hit the floor. Just one more reason not to diet. . . .
I have no idea who today's WW hunk is, or who sent him to me, but he's got a nice one. I reorganized my picture files Saturday night, and he was in the WWW folder of the Unused Hunk file when I went to try posting today's blog, so here he is.
Redoing the files helped considerably. There were so many pictures in the original file it was running like molasses in January. Nothing else was giving me trouble, and though I was looking at new computers at Office Depot, I didn't want to get one until I tried fixing the problem. Besides, I love this computer. It's been through many a book and blog with me, and I hated to give it up. The newer models all either have a larger screen or a smaller one, and this one is just right.
Sort of like that weasel over there, huh?
Enjoy your Hump Day!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Donna says this is a good one to take to parties and pitch-ins and I agree!
Island Fruity Pizza
WHAT YOU NEED:
PREHEAT oven to 450ºF. Unroll pie crust onto baking sheet; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until lightly browned; cool completely.
MEANWHILE, pour half-and-half into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping; cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.
SPREAD pudding mixture over crust just before serving; top with fruit. Cut into slices. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
And speaking of Benji, in other news, my editor's assistant has requested some info on the upcoming Renegade and wants a synopsis and character descriptions, etc, so they can get started on the cover and the promotional stuff. You ladies will all be pleased to know that in reply (since I haven't had time to send much else yet) I sent them this photo of Benji that Nancy sent me last week. I can't make any promises that he will grace the cover of my next book, but at least I've taken the first step toward getting him there. Keep your fingers crossed!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wouldn't it be nice if these guys would suddenly discover the good, old CBEB and start sending me pics themselves? It would save me a whole lot of time and trouble, though it IS a good way to occupy one's time when one has writer's block, and I know you ladies enjoy a good search, too.
So, come on, Robert, don't be shy, send me a good, hard full frontal. I dare you.
No, I double dog dare you.
Oh, what the hell, I TRIPLE dog dare you!
*snicker* Like any of these guys ever look at this blog....
And now for another announcement. By popular demand, next week will be Kilt Week here on the CBEB, so if you ladies have any favorite kilt pics, bring 'em on! No prizes this time, but it should be lots of fun anyway! Send them as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll have a kilt party!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I pick these guys the way I pick horses to bet on at the racetrack. I look them over and bet on the one that makes me go "Ooo!" And this guy, whose name is Nir Lavi, did it for me.
According to Lisa, he's an Israeli model who was born in 1978, so he's not too young, not too old, just right. . .
I've seen a lot of dreamy hunks over the past few weeks, and though there were other pics of him that were good but not great, this is the one that got me.
Congratulations, Lisa! You've just won an ARC of Hero!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Here's a little follow up email to last Thursday's post. Donna, it seems, was slightly mistaken about Derrek's identity.
I've been duped.
Derrek wasn't a Leprechaun out of work after all. He actually is an. When I went to pick up my car (I needed a vacuum hose installed) after hours from the Garage down the street.
He Said. This really was bad. I don't like to be around Grease Monkeys. I went with him to the back garage and OMG !!! LOOK AT THE HOSE!
I still think he does have a nice Tail Hitch.
I didn't have to pay for the parts. I paid for his labor though.
My motor is now running like a Charm. LOL!!!
PS I'm blogging on Casablanca Authors today. Come on over while you're waiting for your car repairs. . . .
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This guy has the whole package, plus, I can almost picture him with the long, curly locks of a Zetithian. Therefore, the winner of the Whopping Weasel award goes to Paulette, who wins an ARC of Hero!
On a more somber note, our good friend and resident Exotic Erotic Expert, Leslie, has been going through a very sad and difficult time. She sends you all her love and hopes to be back laughing and joking with the ladies of the CBEB in a few weeks.
We miss you, Leslie!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
BACON-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH POTATOES
12 chicken drumsticks
12 slices center-cut bacon
salt and pepper to taste
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 pounds of Dutch yellow potatoes or any small yellow potatoes
2T dried chives
2T dried basil
1 T garlic powder
1 T adobo seasoning
1 T ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Wrap each chicken piece in a slice of bacon, trying to cover the whole piece. Place the wrapped chicken pieces in 9 x 13 baking dish, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle the onion over the chicken. Push potatoes down into the spaces between the chicken pieces and around the edge of the dish.
3. Combine the Seasoning Mix in small bowl, sprinkle the seasoning mix to taste over the chicken and potatoes.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, until the bacon is crisp and brown and the potatoes are tender.
Serve hot with a nice salad or fresh green vegetables.
And drink some fine wine and feast on your hot hunks for dessert.
Monday, March 22, 2010
This one was sent in by two of you lovely ladies, but since Ana's came first, she is the winner of an ARC of Hero!
I think it only fitting that our Hunkybuns Inspector Ana win in this category. After all, that girl really knows her buns!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
From Charlene, we have this dreamy French guy.
From Nancy, we have a great shot of Liam Crowley.
From Lisa, we have a smiling Marlon Di Gregori,
and this hot ballplayer.
And from Charlene, we have this adorable guy with his kitten.
The contest is still open to win an ARC of Hero for the Dreamiest Hunk! Email your entries to email@example.com for your chance to win. The winner will be posted on Friday, March 25th.
I'm blogging today on Wickedly Romantic. Come on over if you have the time!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
From Diva Donna, we have Bobby Bento, who is, well, cute as a bug's ear, in my humble opinion,
and Matt Born, who looks quite kissable!
From Lisa, we have dreamy Jonas Sulzbach,
(gotta love a guy who's good with his hands!)
and Dustin Moss.
From Charlene, we have Justin Seitz, though I might have put him in the wrong category. I mean, that's a whopper, but we all know how cute he is!
And this interesting fellow.
More hunks tomorrow!
If these guys have made you hungry, you might want to check out the great recipes posted today on Casablanca Authors!
Friday, March 19, 2010
I've received lots of great weasels for the contest, some that are scary, some that are gross, and some that are quite lovely. I will say at this point that the biggest dick won't necessarily win. There's more to a good whopper than size.
That being said, here are some of the front runners.
The first is from Diva Donna, and her photo tag says it all: Tanned God with Sword Drawn.
The next entry is from Nancy, and though we have seen this picture before, the fact that she found a version that shows his face is worthy of note.
Next we have two entries from Charlene. This first one is remarkable for its interesting shape. . .
. . . while the next was chosen for length.
The next entry is from Lisa, and though his yummydoodle may not be as firm as some of the others, just imagine what it would do with the proper stimulus!
Then there is Paulette's entry, which could qualify for dreamiest hunk, too!
And last, but certainly not least, is Ms Moonlight's entry, but. . . .
I'm pretty sure this one is fake. LOL!
That's all for today! The Whopping Weasel division of the Hero ARC contest is still open! I will post the winner next Wednesday. In the meantime if you have a good weasel, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and may the best weasel win!
I'm also blogging on Casablanca Authors today. But no weasels there. *sniff*
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This nice guy Derrek was standing dressed in a suit on the street corner with a sign. I need a job, it said. I will work for food.
So I picked him up and took him to the house. He looked safe. I trusted my instincts.
So I brought him into my bedroom office. I asked him what type of work he did, and what skills he had to offer.
He said he didn't normally work with this much clothes.
I said "OH, What do you do?"
He replied, with a bit of a Irish accent, "I'd rather show you, my lady, what I have to offer my clients." Then he asked if I had a spot of tea.
"Yes, sure," I said. So, I went to the kitchen to get us some tea. Wait a minute. I thought I had heard a pants zipper. ACK!!! I almost dropped my teapot and cups. Yes, he had unzipped his pants and had pulled out all his Dangling Participles. IT WAS HUGE and they were hanging there out of his pants. I took and big sip of tea. I said, "What! What are you doing?"
He said, "Isn't it obvious? I'm getting more comfortable for my job interview." It was at that moment, I noticed the gleam in his green eyes, and noticed a shamrock tattoo.
HMM!!! I thought, maybe this wasn't the best idea. But then again, maybe it was a very good idea. Like I told you, Life is Short, Break the Rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh Uncontrollably, and never REGRET anything that makes you SMILE. And I was smiling.
He didn't stop there. I'll let the pictures fill in the blanks. While I catch my breath.
The last coherent thought I had was: I think maybe I found a pot of gold on Top of this Morning or maybe just a horny Leprechaun.
Whatever!!!. My Not soare Smilin'!
He's a Diamond in the Rough.
But I think he does have possibilities. Do you think we might give this horny little leprechaun a chance on WWW someday? What do you think?
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Top o' the mornin' to ye, ladies! And a Happy St Patty's Day to all!
When I put out the call for all things Irish, Paulette sent the naked leprechaun and Donna sent this yummy recipe for Irish Creme.
Then I went looking for Irish hunks. I know Colin Farrell qualifies, but I think I used him last year, so I went looking for some new ones. The guy in the red swimming trunks is definitely Irish, but the other one is, I believe, Welsh--at least, he lives in Wales. His name is Liam Crowley. Pretty nice, huh?
Still, it's close enough for me, and I'm fairly certain that Welsh and Irish blood have been mixed more than once. I'd love to visit Ireland, but anywhere in the British Isles would do. Must be the Anglo-Saxon in me calling me back to my roots or something. According to my mother, we had a bit of English, Scottish, and Irish in our bloodline, so I can honestly say I'm a little bit Irish. My DH, on the other hand, had a German father and a TOTALLY Irish mother. Must be why he likes Jameson and Guinness so much.
Original IRISH CREME
Ready In: Servings 16
- 1 cup
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened
- 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- 2 tablespoons
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.
And since this IS a Wednesday, we must include at least one Whopping Weasel. I know kilts are more Scottish than Irish, but I figure you ladies won't mind if I take a few geographic liberties. Now, that's what I call a WHOPPER!