You know I just have to

Sunday, April 26, 2009

There's a call for contestants for a new game show. It's called Qubit and it's going to air on Discovery Channel Canada.

Did I mention that the show will be testing contestant's knowledge of all things scientific?

Do I come across as someone who has a chance? On second thought, don't answer that. I need all the hope I can get.

Anyway, I'm verra, verra excited. So excited that I made the DH fill out and application, too. LOL We've both been invited to do a 30-minute written test. If we qualify, we then move on to an on-camera round to see if we can answer questions without looking strange on television.

As if that would happen.

And I know what you're thinking. Probably something along the lines of, "I had no idea you were interested in science," or the ever-popular, "Are you kidding me? You dropped out of high school physics because it didn't include palm-reading and crystal balls."

Okay, so my ability to distinguish psychics and physics needed work back then, sue me.

But what I really need is your help. No, you don't have to vote for me or anything like that.

What the DH and I need are some good online science quizzes to help us brush up on our knowledge of all things scientific, be it geology, biology, chemistry, the dreaded physics, space... shoot, I'm breaking a sweat just trying to think of all the categories!

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posted by Bonnie Staring at 10:37 PM 3 comments

Feeling jitters about Twitter

Monday, April 20, 2009

I know, I know. Everybody is doing it and it's verra, verra cool. But there's still this part of me that clings to my cassette tapes and turntable whenever something new steps into my path.

Oh, but give me a product for free, a coupon or a contest entry -- and I'm all over it like glitter on Edward. Le sigh.

My main fear is Twitter addiction, but there's something else that kind of makes me get all nervy: putting my thoughts down in 140 characters or less.

I mean, I find it hard enough trying to sit down and write a novel instead of a 30-second radio spot, so how is Twitter going to help me?

Well, I'd spend less time getting my thoughts out to the universe, I guess. Hmm, that might have something to do with the overall appeal. And the fact that there are some pretty nifty Twitterers (is that the term?) to follow. Like the exercise guru who puts out different exercises that you can do anywhere, anytime.

Plus, there are some Twittering contests out there...

But first, I might want to catch up on all the other stuff piling up around me... including the WIP. ;)

You know I have to ask: Twitter -- friend or foe?

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posted by Bonnie Staring at 10:29 PM 6 comments

Oh, hello there!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's been a tornado of terrificness over here, let me tell you.

The work has been piling in, which is good for the economics in BonnieLand (real Kraft Dinner for everyone!), but not so good for that lovely novel that was supposed to have been completed by April 12.


Yes, I'm back on the horse of words (which sounds more uncomfortable than it is) and making progress. Of course, if I had actually kept up the steady clip I was at before all the work suddenly landed... I'd be in a coma. ;)

And despite all the tales of doom and gloom blowing around and raising prices at the grocery store, I'm finding inspiration wherever I turn.

It's things like reading about someone's first sale (yeah Nelsa!), nomination, win, incredible opportunity or just plain uber-cool happening that remind me how the road isn't always so bumpy and gloomy. Even if the soundtrack's been compiled by Morrisey. ;)

And then there's the lovely warm weather. The crocuses survived the last snowfall of spring and now the kitten wants to go bird hunting. Not that he has a chance at catching one, put Zaphod does get points for effort. And his ability to meowl. A lot.

Will this be all the inspiration I need to finally get this WIP done? YES. Stamped-saved, no erasies. My next WIP is screaming so loud, it's drowning out the cat.

So I'm gonna get back to work, for me.

How about you? What's been inspiring you lately?

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posted by Bonnie Staring at 8:05 PM 2 comments

Deliquent blogger alert!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Things have been a little sparse here in BonnieLand, and it may continue for while longer before I get back to posting more often.

My excuse? I can no longer multi-task worth a damn -- and haven't even been able to check out all the cool blogs I normally visit. Right now I'm finding out what's going on by talking to people or emailing.

Talking? Emailing? Next thing you know, I'll be sending letters by mail again. ;)

DH and I are also planning some getaway time -- together -- and we're feeling all angsty about leaving poor Zaphod back at home with our friends coming in to feed him. I know, we're being totally irrational and it will be way harder for us than our kitten, but we can't help ourselves.

He's probably just waiting for us to finalize the dates so he can contact his party planner.

And it's actually nice outside (well, nice is relative, since they're calling for snow tomorrow). Stuff is growing in the garden and it looks like we need to decide if we should seed the lawn or just pave over it and rent it out for parking space.

But then where would the hammock and inflatable pool go?

I'm also working like an overzealous limbo dancer as my deadline of April 12 approaches for my WIP rework. It's gonna get done, but with about 120 pages to go, it won't be pretty. Hopefully it will be in English. LOL

What are your big plans for April?

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posted by Bonnie Staring at 8:09 PM 2 comments