|Your Haloween Costume Should Be|
Hmm! I've never thougth of being a bunny. After seeing Bridget Jone's Diary, I'd thought it'd pretty much been done, but I might have to rethink that thought for next year. Maybe I can be a vampire bunny!
|Your Haloween Costume Should Be|
Thank god, it's Friday. The pretend boyfriend and I will be spending the weekend, snuggled up in bed, getting to know each other again. Those long distance relationships can be tough! But somehow we make it work. Of course, I have to discipline him for leaving me alone for so long. This picture was taken just after we'd had another argument about my moving to England. See, he has an 8-year old son, so he can't really move here without losing valuable time with his son. He's had offers to do Broadway, but he really doesn't want to miss out being with his son. He's a devoted parent, which I find very sexy but very hard, when your pretend boyfriend lives across the Atlantic. I told him that I couldn't possibly move until after my term as RWA NYC President was over. I'm very dedicated to my chapter, and I couldn't just dump them willy-nilly to move to England to be with an incredibly handsome, sexy guy could I? So we're at an impasse right now.
In other news, apparently I'm on some International email list for money-laundering. Normally, I get the usual junk email offering me low-interest mortgage rates, debt-relief, pornographic sites, and surveys, but I've gotten 3 emails so far this week allegedly from real banks asking me if I could just park $50,000,000 in my bank account for a few months. Sure, no problem, that won't send any red flags to the IRS or the government. Come on, would you be suspicious if large sums of money somehow ended up in the account of a woman who can barely balance her checkbook?
What is the weirdest email that anyone's ever gotten?
This is Anne Rice's house in La Jolla, CA. Isn't it a beauty? I couldn't resist sharing it with you. I'm not a big fan of her books apart from The Mummy, which is a hoot and a half, but I admire her taste in real estate. She used to own various properties in New Orleans, including the house that she used for the Mayfair witches in The Witching Hour, a book that I loathed but I couldn't put down.
Yes, Real Estate Porn is back. I just discovered that there is a whole web-site called Curbed devoted to those of us who have the addiction, and Michael Gross just wrote a book on 740 Park Avenue, destined to be a classic like Stephen Birmingham's book on The Dakota (read it, it's fabulous, you can find it in the library).
I actually once thought about becoming a real estate agent. The Queen Bee used to be a real estate agent. She wrote her first book while working at Corcoran. I'd even inquired at various real estate agencies (in New York you need to be sponsored by an agent to get your license) but I read in New York Magazine that the market is flooded right now with agents, so I'm going to take a pass for now, but I may eventually take the plunge and get my license.
To further my addiction, I recently discovered this show on TLC called Moving Up while working on Saturday night. I actually had to watch it for work, and I fell in love with it. The premise is that say for instance, I bought Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's house (let's just say they're still married) and the bought Madonna's house. We each renovate our new abode to our taste, and then the previous owner comes back to see what you did to their house. You then get to watch their reactions on a video monitor. It's fabulous to see what people say particularly when they don't like what the new owners have done to their house. It's almost as much fun as Trading Spaces when people see what Hildy has done to their room. Cardboard furniture anyone?
This photo to the left is from Tuxedo Estates in Tuxedo, New York, a planned community by Pierre Lorillard in the late 19th century. Get this, the guy who it was built for, his last name was Poor! Yes, the house is referrered to as the Poor Palace. However, the Poor Palace isn't poor, the price is a whopping $10,000,000 for this house. You definitely have to be rich to own the Poor Palace.
Tell the truth, have you ever lusted after an apartment or a house that you've seen in a magazine. Do ever feel the urge to run to Home Depot after watching Trading Spaces or another home improvement show.
Found this on Vanessa Virtue's blog. Since it's making the rounds, I thought I'd add my two cents to the mix.
1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at?
My hair. I have curly hair, so I'm always trying to see if I'm having a good hair day. Then I look at my eyes. They're chocolate brown and I'm told they're my best feature.
2. How much cash do you have on you?
$30. I went to the cash machine last night after work.
3. What's a word that rhymes with "TEST"?
REST. As in, what I don't get enough of lately.
4. Favorite plant?
Lilacs. We used to have several Lilac bushes at our house upstate when I was growing up, and I just loved the smell. I always associate them with my Dad because they only bloom in like April or May and my dad's birthday was in May. I just love the smell and the color.
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Don't have a cell phone for the States. I'm a complete Luddite when it comes to all that, although I really should get one.
6. What is your main ring tone on your phone?
A nice normal ringing tone since it's my home phone.
7. What shirt are you wearing?
Purple ribbed sleeveless sweater.
8. Do you "label" yourself?
I hate labels, because it puts people in boxes.
9. Name brand of your shoes currently wearing?
Nine West. They're black leather open-toed sling-backs.
10. Bright or Dark Room?
Bright. I like sunny rooms.
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
Vanessa Virtue, very cool chick.
12. Do you know what an 8-track is?
Yup. I'm a child of the seventies, of course I know what an 8-track tape is. We had tons of them.
13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping, thank god.
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say?
No cellphone, IM, or Blackberry.
15. Do you ever click on Pop-ups or banners?
Not the porn ones!
16. What's a saying that you say a lot?
"Call me mad-cap."
17. Who told you they loved you last?
My friend Natalie.
18. Last furry thing you touched?
A mink teddy bear.
19. How many hours a week do you work?
45 at day job - 20 at night job, and countless hours at my writing.
20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
None. The last time I took pictures it was of my clothes to sell on Ebay.
21. Favorite age you have been so far?
Every age has been good and bad for different reasons, so I can't really choose. I'm actually liking my 'gulp' forties.
22. Your worst enemy?
23. What is your current desk top picture?
A photo I found on my computer of a really gorgeous sunset.
24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
"How do you spell your last name?"
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