Nineteen Mondays

Why yes, I did go to a calendar and count up how many Mondays have gone by so far this year. Hey…it’s HARD to come up with scintillating titles. Just ask any author…

So, there was a weekend. We had rain. The Big 12 decided to cancel the Big Twelve Softbal Tournament and just declare OU the champion. The only problem? OSU had already won both their bracket games and was set to play in the championship game. As of the time I’m typing this, NCAA regionals haven’t been announced. We’ll see if OSU gets screwed by the Big 12. In other sports news, OSU beat OU in baseball, taking 2 of 3 in the last Bedlam series between the teams. My Cards? Well…they’re running hot and cold. Ah well. It’s still early in the season.

Reading and/or listening. 😆 I worked my way through 21 Black Dagger Brotherhood world books. I have two more to go, but I’m on the wait list at the library for them. The next new book releases in August, with another in November. Since I’m waiting, I’m heading into a new-to-me author, Annette Marie, and series, though not under appreciated series. The first book, THREE MAGES AND A MARGARITA, is pretty clever so far. The series is called The Guild Codex: Spellbound. I got the first book on special and had an Audible coupon so it was free, and it looks like I can get the rest of the series on Hoopla so yay!

TV: Live PD FTW. Live Rescue is okay. Game of Thrones episodes are stacking up. Once the season (and series) is done, I’ll pull a marathon watch. Oh, and First 48. Police reality shows and baseball. That’s pretty much all that’s been on my screen of late.

Writing: Only minimal, which totally sucks. I’m determined to get back on deadline duty. Today.

And finally…

Life: It beats the alternative.

What’s going on in your world?

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Nineteen Mondays

  1. Umm, how exactly can they cancel a tournament and declare a winner? Sounds questionable to me. Yay for new-to-you reading! Yep, Live PD is a winner. Live Rescue is a little too grody for us and I’m not really groovin’ on the host. I hear ya on the writing thing. What the heck is up with us this year? Gah. And oh, yeah, life definitely beats the alternative.

    Nothing much is going on here. As usual. I’m reading an unusual, genre-bending book right now. Sort of a UF, SF, Western thing – demons, three moons, horses and saloons and gunslinging. It’s enjoyable. And as long as the end doesn’t disappoint, it should be a five star. We’ll see. Spent yesterday weeding and I’m paying for it today. I need a shower, but the deer have arrived for breakfast and my bathroom light freaks them out. (Yes, I plan my showers around the deer’s schedule.) I made focaccia bread yesterday. Which is cool, but now I don’t have any plans on what to do with it. Derp. Should’ve made something sweet – not that I need it. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      Focaccia makes good “toasted” sandwiches. And yeah, I think it’s the host that really bugs me on Live Rescue. I like her “analysts,” Titus and Dan from Night Watch. I loved that show, even after they left New Orleans.

      As for the tournament, OU was undefeated in conference play, which is why the Big 12 gave them the title. It just irked us because OSU has been playing amazing ball, including beating higher ranked teams. At least the Cowgirls ended up ranked 13th and got a regional. Hopefully, they’ll move on to the super regionals, which would be awesome!

      Hey, I try not to freak out the feral cats so I totally understand the deer thing. 😉

  2. KB Gardener says:

    I discovered something last week and it made me wish I hadn’t missed your Scrivener lesson at the OKRWA meeting in January–even though it was so simple I should have realized it sooner! I thought that I had lost most of the story I was working on last year when I had a problem with my computer’s HDD hitting maximum capacity. I finally found to where the missing chapters had disappeared last week. I thought I had clicked on the carats after each chapter listing but I guess I hadn’t!

    To mirror your post, I watched the NASCAR race from Kansas Speedway Saturday night. My driver is Martin Truex, Jr., and he had a bad weekend. He failed the pre-race inspection and had to start from the back. He never made it out of the middle of the pack except when the cars were cycling through green flag pit stops and he naturally moved up into the top 10 for a few laps. It’s alright, though–he’s already won two races this season, which puts him in the first round of the playoffs (I hate that NASCAR is calling it “playoffs,” though; they should have kept with the “Chase” concept.)

    As for TV, aside from cable news, I almost exclusively watch simulcast anime any more. I find them great escape from the travails of the day. The latest trend seems to be be teachers falling in love with their students )or vice-versa.) There was one series featuring that theme in the Winter 2019 season while two series have the same theme in the Spring 2019 season. Part of the fascination I have with anime is the peek into a segment of Japanese culture it provides me. Seeing how this type of relationship is conceptualized by various authors from the Japanese perspective gives an insight into their culture–and, of course, I realize these are fantasy situations. I also enjoy seeing how different series play the situations for either dramatic or comic effect.

    • KB Gardener says:

      Oh, almost forgot–your blog post title reminded me of a wine I’ve seen at my Walmart. Have you seen the 19 Crimes wines? They look interesting. https://www.19crimes.com/

    • Silver James says:

      I’m sooooo glad you recovered those chapters! Look into Dropbox. You can get a free version and you can set it up to back up the document you’re working on like every 3 seconds. LOL I orginially used Dropbox when I was moving between my desktop and my laptop so often. I could store my Scrivener workbook (or any other document/format) in the correct DB folder and open it on either computer, so long as I’d closed the folder on the computer I’d previously been working on.

      I’ve never really gotten into anime. Or American cartoons for that matter. I know that makes me kinda weird but that’s okay. The whole teacher/student dynamic is a staple in literature (and romance) though not a trope that floats my personal boat. 😉

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