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  • Mari 6:18 pm on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    scott nicholson blog tour kindle dx give away 

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    KINDLE GIVEAWAY BLOG TOUR

    Author Scott Nicholson and Amazon.com are giving away two Kindles as part of his fall book blog tour from September through November. A Kindle DX will be given away through the participating blogs, and a Kindle 3 will be given away through the tour newsletter at scottsinnercircle-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. A Pandora’s Box of free ebooks will be given away through Nicholson’s hauntedcomputer Twitter account.

    Nicholson is author of twelve novels, including The Skull Ring and Speed Dating with the Dead, as well as five story collections, four comics series, and six screenplays. A freelance editor and journalist, he lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

    As a bonus, if Nicholson hits the Top 100 in the U.S. or U.K. Kindle Store during the tour between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, he will give away an extra Kindle 3 through the blogs.

    No purchase necessary, and the contest is international. Co-sponsored by Kindle Nation Daily and Dellaster Design. Details at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/blogtour.htm

     
  • Mari 6:18 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    remembering hugo 

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    I was showing Thomas satellite images of hurricane earl (we’d been talking about the typhoon Tayler is experiencing in Okinawa right now) and was telling him how similar it is to hurricane Hugo the month before he was born. Earl is shaping up to be a monster and is on a similar track as Hugo – although they’re saying because of a high pressure system moving onto the Atlantic coast, earl will brush the coast on Friday morning instead of making landfall like Hugo did. This remains to be seen, of course. Patterns shift, etc, etc.

    I was telling Thomas, too, about Sandhi calling after she got telephone service restored. She said, “We’re just fine.” They had a few trees down. But she also said that, “All the pecans that were on the trees in the front yard are now all over the ground in the backyard.” When she came in to see Thomas that November, she brought bags and bags of fresh pecans.

    People like to tell me that hurricanes never affect Kentucky. This always makes me laugh. Hurricane Gustav brought us rain from Texas and hurricane Ivan two weeks later brought northern Kentucky and southern Ohio a world of hurt. I lost the pictures i took of the rains and winds we got from Katrina (this makes me very sad!). We had flash floods and winds from Opal in September 1995; and I remember that as being some of the coldest rain this side of Hugo that I’d ever been in (Katrina was much colder than Opal).

    Hugo was a monster. I remember him so readily because he did so much damage and because I was so close to having Thomas at the time — in fact, when the rains came through Corbin, I went and stayed at Mommy’s for two days just to be safe and so forth. That and it’s not every day that Corbin, Kentucky, gets hurricane force winds and rain! (although we did get our share of tornadoes and the place still does) Pike County (in the v at the far-eastern edge of Kentucky) got the worst of it. I remember at the time they weren’t real sure just how far Hugo was going to come inland. But he managed to find a pass in the Appalachians and moved on through east of us.

     
    • thepete 5:52 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, Mari, you're like a storm magnet! ;)

      I guess it's a good thing that Earl will only skirt the coast. However, I was hoping for rain so if it skirts us (or a little worse) I'll be happy. It's been so hot here in the Big Apple. You should come visit with one of your many storms in tow. ;)

      MARI ADKINS: STORMBRINGER

      • Mari 6:29 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I'm afraid tornadoes follow me…that might be a bad thing! (haven't you ever seen that bad SyFy original about Tornadoes in NYC? :falls over lmao:)

  • Mari 8:56 pm on August 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    love is … 

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    polyamory is love
    brought to you by the isLove Generator

     
    • dextradawn 12:56 pm on February 6, 2004 Permalink | Reply

      ((((Mari))))
      I know a little bit of what you're feeling. The past year being in college was weird. I was almost always the oldest person in my classes. And most definetly the only one with kids in most cases. I'm going to be 27 in April. It's just sort of surreal to me because of the life I lived when I was younger…sometimes I didn't think I'd live to see 21. Sometimes I think that's why I can be so immature in some aspects because I grew up too fast, and I'm still trying to hang on to it for dear life.
      Meh. Could be worse. I could be my mom. :/

      • Mari 1:20 pm on February 6, 2004 Permalink | Reply

        Sometimes I think I'm turning into my mother – but I look into the mirror and still see my dad's sister. People at reunions *still* ask me if I'm Martha's daughter. LOL I think what's getting me, too, is that I've started looking my age a bit, too. A very few grey hairs, and a few wrinkles. :sigh:
        That and the *baby* will be thirteen. Good grief!

    • archmage 12:12 am on August 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Right on.

  • Mari 1:28 pm on August 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    please meet humphrey 

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    humphrey the betta

    I went into Pet Supermarket to buy two goldfish and four neon tetras. I came out with this gorgeous lavender betta and two black neon tetras – and a betta bowl and betta food. I’ve got to remove the greenery from the betta bowl though. Little ijit is swimming behind them and getting stuck.

     
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