Monday, February 21, 2011

Thanks for the new vocabulary, Rach!

Taking a break from preparing my soon-to-launch new blog, A Year of Auditions, to learn some new words from the amazing Rachael Harrie and to share a few thoughts with my fellow crusaders.  It'll have to be quick, because I'm  also meeting my husband for lunch at a Swiss restaurant (I do not like cheese, but I LOVE fondue). 

On to Crusade thoughts...I always hesitate to sign on to blog events as I worry that I won't be able to participate sufficiently (shh, that's a secret) and I'm constantly asking my writer friends if they think I'm over- or under-doing it (which can be annoying).  Still, I will not apologize for my zeal for fiction and blogging (to briefly bloviate, I am a dedicated writer).   I'm a ridiculous researcher, too, and happy to report that a Bing search for "blade" yields many links to a 2008 vampire film starring the currently incarcerated Wesley Snipes (okay, sorry, I'm really hungry right now and, for some reason, the word blade is yielding nothing but an image of a knife spreading butter on toast).

I spend hours at my computer almost every day.  This would be lonely if it were not for one of my favorite things: my furry secretary, with his fuliguline tendency to nest at my feet.  He's an imperfect Westie, not much bigger than a rabbit, with ears that don't stick up.   Luckily, I'm a fan of imperfection.  Otherwise, I'd never get through a first draft!

I may have revealed something that isn't strictly true, can you guess what it is?

15 comments:

Rachele Alpine said...

Yay to Westies! I've had two in my life (the second now living with my mom). They're the best! I'm a crusader too, and while I already followed your blog, I wanted to say hi again! :)

Stasia said...

Hi Rachele! Yep, definitely on board with the Westie love. Happy crusading and thanks for stopping by.

Zan Marie said...

I have no clue on the lie! But I like your site. See you around the crusade.

Beth Elisa said...

Not sure about your fib, but joined your blog and HI!

Kari Marie said...

Love the Westie secretary! Mine are currently A) attempting to pull a book from my bookshelf and B) hiding at my feet becuase she's anticipating the repercussions of dog A accomplishing his task.

I have no idea about your lie though. Can't wait to learn about it tomorrow.

Heather Hellmann said...

I'm guessing your lie is that you're a fan of imperfection.

Stasia said...

Hi Beth and Kari Marie (any Westie fan is a friend of mine!).
And, just gonna say, Heather, that you're such a smartie :)

Danette said...

Dropping by for the challenge... sounds like your lie has been revealed! Fun entry! Cheers!

projectfraeya said...

I love Westies :)
Hello fellow Crusader!

Stasia said...

Hi Danette!
Projectfraeya--any Westie fan is a friend of mine.
Happy crusading, all!

LadyJai said...

Hello fellow crusader! I am a tad bit late, the whole house has been sick all week. So, I just thought I would pop in and just say Hi! :D

Yes, we all know that writers are perfectionists! that's why we have all those drafts! :D

Lisa Potts said...

I'm going to guess your lie is that your cute little Westie has ears that don't stick up. I'm sure he's adorable though.

Witless Exposition said...

Great post! I have two mutt furry secretaries that are either at my feet and in my lap or ignoring me completely for the comfort of my bed. I'm going to guess that you aren't quite the researcher you claim. Now I'm hungry for toast, too!

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh, I love Westies! My parents always had westies when I was growing up and I loved them esp. as puppies before their ears would straighten up! Great lap dogs too. Giving up on guessing the lie though. I'm so bad at that part.

New follower!

Stasia said...

Sorry you're household's been sick, LadyJai--and you're right--I am actually NOT a fan of imperfection.
Here's to canine secretaries, Witless Exposition.
And welcome, Margo! Love Westies, too, and honestly, mine's ears never did straighten--they totally flop over but he's still adorable!