Sunday, June 12, 2005

Round Up The Usual Suspects

Well, we've gone from Spring to Summer at warp speed as usual here. Cold and rainy one week, hot as blazes the next. School is out for kidlets after this coming week so writing time shall be interesting to arrange. And if it stays this hot, I'm thinking we will be going to the pool every day.

I'm on a couple of loops now with Angela Knight, who I have decided is a goddess. Great writer and a great lady.

Virginia Romance Writer's meeting was yesterday and Alicia Rasley was the speaker. Learned a lot and have to love a lady who uses Casablanca to illustrate a lot of her points on characterization.

I realized again how much I love the movie, "Casablanca." The dialogue is so engaging and witty. And Rick *dreamy sigh*, is such a finely drawn hero. Everybody comes to Rick's. The story is an amazingly timeless tale even if you don't pick up on the allegory of the United States and WWII. I'm thinking I need to watch it again and soon.

May the muses have fans


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, hey, you're a member of VRW! I'm going to be speaking there in December! I'm looking forward to meeting you! :)

7:30 PM  
Blogger Mary Stella said...

Alicia Rasley is a terrific speaker and teacher. Glad you got to hear her, Mechele!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Melissa Lopez said...

Alicia Rasley is a fantastic inspiration! I'm glad your meeting went well.

:-) Mels

11:46 PM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

Oh my gosh Suzanne!! How neat. LOL I knew your name sounded familiar when I saw it on the meeting list. Now I know why. I'll look forward to meeting you too.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Mary Stella is the debil. Oh, and yall’ve been tagged!
First, take #1 off this list, then add yourself as #5.
You need to add the links to the other people's blogs, too.

...and then you choose 4 unsuspecting victims..


5 Things I Miss From My Childhood

1. My Meemaw’s coffee, the way she made it for me with mostly milk and sugar. But I had my own cup it was china with tiny pink roses on it. It always made me feel special. She was special too.
2. Riding my horse, Barney. He was so tame, he refused to move when I finagled my way up on his back. I used to sneak out there and do it, but he always just stood there until my daddy walked up and told him to come on, then I got a ride.
3. Cold mornings when you thought it was so neat when your breath made fog. The bus ride after when you got to draw on the windows. Jennifer Loves ?? (How should I remember? I was hyperventilating from all that blowing fog!)
4. Homemade vanilla ice cream in the summer. The hand cranked kind was the best because you were the one that had to crank it for an eternity. The I made this syndrome.
5. In the summer when it rained I got to put on my bathing suit and go outside if it wasn’t lightening. Afterwards I got to play in the mud puddles. Mama would just hose me off, wrap me up in a towel and haul me inside for real bath. That’s the best kind of mama, the one that lets you get dirty.

10:33 PM  

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