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Thankfulness 124:Lots of Stuff

I’m thankful for lots of stuff today.

#1: Today was my book launch. Goddess of Night is available everywhere and goes up to $3.99 tomorrow. The awesome Book Born group is hosting a giveaway for a chance to win one of three free copies via Amazon, so check that out. <—click that link right there or this one to go straight to Amazon.

#2: Today was WWE Payback and I was very happy with it as a PPV! (So I’m sure everyone else is mad). Everyone I wanted to win won (except Roman vs Stroman, but you knew that was coming.) I was surprised to see Jericho win, given his album drops May 2nd and his band is on tour after that. Neville winning was fine – I kind of like this evil Neville character. I like both Shaemus/Cesaro and the Hardy Boys, so either winner was cool with me there (though his tooth! My god, he lost his tooth, had a big hole in his gum, and just kept going! Where was all the blood? Was he swallowing this stuff?? Insane!) but I did think the attack at the end was unwarranted. I liked the  better as good guys, though I guess Cesaro is due for a heel turn. Unbelievably, I was rotting for ALexa Bliss – she has grown on me. She’s such a little b**** and she’s just so evil…I dunno. I admire that. I hate Samoa Joe so was glad to see Rollins beat him. And the House of Horrors match – the first half was a lot of fun, with all the horror gimmick things (though it would have been snazzier had they been able to set the house on fire, but I imagine the owners weren;t keen on that, and that that was the point of the red lights at the end to make you think of fire without having to use it.) I was also delighted to see Bray win, BUT he could have won all by himself without interference. I realize the point of the interference is to end the Wyat/Orton feud and push the Orton/Jinder feud because of the shake up and Orton and Wyatt being on different shows BUT I think it took away from Bray, who I think WWE under-utilize as it is. But, I did mention the other day that I like those Rotunda boys, so…

#3: I got Paint Shop Pro x9 Ultimate set up. Finally. I know, I have been hanging on to X2 for years but the time has come to upgrade. Anyway, I spent a couple of hours setting it up (my toolbars and all of that). I’m having an issue with the tool options palette. I like it floating with auto-hide but I can’t seem to get it to auto-hide…and without rolling up it is 100% in the way. I’ve tried docking it right now, but my active area is practically non existent that was, so…

I did try out their new “templates” and made a “scrap book page”


Fun, huh? Probably took me longer to use their template than it ould have to make it from scratch, but what the heck.

And now I need to go to bed!

Have a House of Horrors kind of day!

Jo 🙂



Thankfulness #122: Coffee

Yesterday (I think it was) my brother got my Ninja Coffee bar to stop blinking the clean light, so I felt the need to drink copious amounts of coffee today to test it out. It was all tasty, hot, and delicious. Also I used some snazzy sugar-free latte foam I picked up at wal-mart, so no sugar (I really need to kick the sugar in my coffee). It’s sucralose (or something like that) based, so maybe it won’t kill me as fast as aspartame. (No, I haven’t actually researched this). I need to learn to drink it black, but I think that is going to take some time. I have cut down on the sweetner/sugar, so plus there.

Dad brought a movie home tonight:


I’d give it 4.5 stars – it doesn’t get 5 because it wasn’t as cheesy as I had hoped. It does get points for counting bullets/ammo – they ran out of ammo multiple times when they were supposed to! Also because Miz actually *grabbed the guns* from the bad guys after he took them out instead of walking off and leaving them (That annoys the crap out of me) and because when chasing people in a dark parking garage, the bad guys used their brains and turned the lights on instead of running around in the dark like most movies! Oh, and they get props for giving the biker gang radios – that was intelligent. Most movies just have a bunch of disorganized bumbling bad guys, so it was nice to see some thought put into it. Of course, the final points go to Bo Dallas’ hair. It was looking especially fluffy and wavy. I’m afraid if he’d captured me I’d have smiled and said “Anything you want, sweety”. But then I have a thing for those Rotunda boys… (Yeah, Bray Wyatt too… though that beard could use some trimming… snip, snip.)

While I’m on TV, Dad and I are on season five of Hell on Wheels, the last season I believe. I think we’re getting close to running out of episodes. I have lots of varying opinions on things. I will say they do a good job of not making anyone 100% likable or 100% unlikable – except Swede. I hope he dies soon. But they get points for realistic layered characters.

In other news, I got Turtles done today – yay – and the new page is posted at . I also got some teaser tags made for Goddess of Night, which releases on Sunday. No, I am not doing much on the release day. It’s WWE Payback, y’all. Did you not see where I mentioned Bray?  He’ll be wrestling in a House of Horrors match.

Gotta have priorities.

Maybe later in the week. I’d have to try to throw something together and set up an event… I dunno. I might ask Book Born about it…We’ll see. Maybe I’ll crash Terrible Turtle Tuesday… how weird would that be since I an half of Terrible Turtle Tuesday? Ha ha! (I’m probably not going to do that, FYI).

Tomorrow is grocery shopping day (if hubby is feeling better – he’s sick tonight) and hopefully I’ll get the front matter updated in all the books and reupload everything. That’s always fun to do.

And now I leave you with a weird coincidence. I’ve been listening to 30 Seconds to Mars all say on YouTube – so they randomly drop in “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers, just as I get to this page in a clickbait article:

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The chorus was literally playing as I read it. OOoooOOOoooOOOooooOOooooOOOoo.

Have a Bo Dallas with good hair kinda day!

Jo 🙂

Thankfulness #98: Being a Hedgehog

Today I was a hedgehog. I do this occasionally during colder months (it’s too hot in the summer) by wearing my hedgehog kigurami jammies all day.


(This is what a svelte thin person looks like in them. I look more like a marshmallow, but that’s okay:)

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Anyway, I got a little bit of writing done, had a nice visit with my Uncle, helped hubby BBQ:


and discovered some tea that tastes like my Grandma Harris’ back yard used to smell in the summertime:


Oh, and watched WWE Fastlane. I’m kind lukewarm on it. It was mostly just as expected…I knew Sasha would win, I knew Goldberg would win,I knew Joe would win, I knew Enzo and Cass would lose. Cesaro and Roman were the only vague surprises. Not that it was a BAD pay per view. I mean, everyone did a good job, it just didn’t have many surprising story line twists or upsets that I didn’t see coming.

Not much else so I am going to get back to writing. I have a character to kill off.

Have a good one!

Jo 😉

Thankfulness #73: Easy Returns

Today I am grateful for Amazon’s easy return policy. I ordered a book for the book drive that, though used, was listed in like new condition, however when it arrived it had crayon markings in it. Luckily Amazon makes it easy to return it and order a new one. (Sadly since I had the book shipped straight to the drive coordinator she has to drop it in the mail, which aggravates me that she has to go to the extra work.)

In other news, tonight was Royal Rumble, which had some surprises in it – like the overall Rumble winner for instance. I had pegged Goldberg as a shoe in. I was also surprised they let Nia win over Baley in the pre-show, though it’s the way it should have gone. In all it was a good show. I knew Roman couldn’t beat KO because if he did, why fight in the Rumble? He’d be wrestling himself at Wrestlemania had he won both. But Strowman was a surprise interference – we’d actually bet on Triple H showing up. I was surprised he didn’t, and that Rollins was really not there. I assumed he’d show up, banned or not.

Not much else. Did very little writing, and now have to go put the finishing touches on the Wickleberry anthology. Did have a tasty thing fro dinner – Cheesy Diamond Burgers, or something like that:

Got the recipe from:

Also, Smashwords paid me the other day. I spent it on some quality, important things, like:

Oh, and:


Which was not too bad, by the way. I just tasted it and gave the rest to the bro since I am avoiding soda.

And finally:


Only the best grapes ever!

Okay, gotta go.

Have an easy return kinda day!

Jo 😉


Thankfulness #34: Clever Hubby

I have a takeover coming up in Book Born (I think we’re gonna go the 7th. The problem i we were both disorganized, so, LOL!) and I’m planning a vampire Christmas theme, but just try to find vampire Christmas items on the cheap for giveaways. So, I thought I’d make some ornaments (I stole the idea from a magnet I saw at walmart – for 3$ it was a tiny square of wood that was badly painted with a vampire face) but instead of a squre I wanted a circle, only, have you ever tried to cut a circle from wood?

But being brilliant, hubby used the hole saw! Then I painted the little blighters, and now I just need to glue ribbon on the back:


One set of three goes to this month’s Street Team winner, and the other six will be for the takeover. I haven’t decided how I’ll do it yet.

Not much else. Watched WWE TLC last night. Alexa Bliss’ winning surprised me. AJ’s didn’t, though the way they had him win was a surprise. In retrospect they already told us that would happen (when Ambrose talked to Ellsworth on Smackdown) but I just hadn’t really thought about it. The pre-show tag team was no surprise. Vaudevillains and Ascension can’t win anything, which is a shame IMHO. I had a hard time picking who to root for on the tag team belt, though seeing Wyatt win was good, though I have become fond of Slater, and I was also sad to see Kalisto lose. I wanted him to go over on Corbin, but I guess this cements Corbin’s spot as a “bad dude” (as if he needed that), and Kalisto’s as a poor underdog. Carmella/Nikki went about the way I figured it would, and her revelation about who really attacked Nikki wasn’t a huge surprise either. I seem to recall at the time that it was fairly obvious who did it, though maybe I have attacks mixed up. We’ve been a bit spotty on the weekly shows, so I might. All in all it was entertaining though, and had some good moments. Becky and Alexa were fun with the first women’s table match, and it was interesting to see  two women’s matches at a PPV. I do think WWE is really working to make the women’s division equal to the men’s, though they’re doing a better job on NXT. But, it’s easier to do that with a brand new brand than it is to upgrade an existing one. I’d like to see them get rid of all the Barbie girl dancers in the women’s division (like Summer Ray, for example) and get more like Nia Jax and Asuka, or heck even Becky and Charlotte. You know. Girls who can actually wrestle and not just dance.

And that’s all I got. I need to get some work done!

Have a happy ornament kind of day!

Jo 🙂


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