Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Umm . . . Tuesday Synopsis: July 20, 2010

Let's start out with the obvious . . . It's my Sunday Synopsis post and it is NOT Sunday!  I am completely aware that it is actually Tuesday and I am VERY late in posting my weekly wrap-up!  I'm going to claim a fabulous, action-packed week for my excuse this time . . . and I mean that quite literally!!  Read on to find out more!!

However, before we get to the exciting stuff, let's do a quick wrap-up for the week.  Here's a quick list of what I was able to get posted this last week:

Don't forget that I am also having a GIVEAWAY!!!  Click on over to Literary Locals:  July 2010 to read all about the details!  

I am claiming disorganization for my posts to come this week!  Whatever I get posted is what will be posted!!!  

I also haven't posted in a while about what's happening around the blogosphere.  Check out the following awesome links:
  • First and foremost, I gotta give a BIG shout-out to J. Kaye over at 365 Days of Novel Writing.  A couple of weeks ago, she presented me with the Sugar Doll Award!  She completely made my day and I will be adding this bling to my Awards page soon!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
  • It has been way too long, but in case you missed it the first time around, I would recommend that you head over to The Book Chook to check out Literacy Lava 5.  It is another great edition of some literacy love!
  • Have you heard the news about Book Blogger Appreciation Week yet?  Mark your calendars now for September 13-17.  For those wondering, I signed up but did not submit myself for awards.  This past year has been too rough to even consider it!!
  • Have you ever wondered about the difference between dystopian and steampunk?  Do you even know what either of these are?!?  Either way, I highly recommend that you check out Can Steampunk be Dystopian? over at one of my new favorite haunts, The League of Extraordinary Writers!  Though I point out this particular post, I really have not yet found any of the writing boring or uninteresting over there!
  • Alexia's Books and Such posted What's the Frequency, Kenneth? a few weeks ago, discussing what is considered the proper amount of posting.  For me, I try to post 3-4 times a week, BUT really life sometimes gets in the way.  And, in my opinion, if I enjoy your blog, I will read whenever you post!!  Head on over to the linked post to join in the conversation!
Okay, that's it for the highlights!  Now for the really exciting news!  As I shared with you last week, I got to head to Chicago this past weekend to attend a meeting for a position that I volunteer my time for.  When I booked this trip and even when I flew out on Friday morning, I had no idea what my weekend would actually behold.  In just a couple of days, I encountered two different once-in-a-lifetime experiences!!  The first was the opportunity to meet the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin.  It was only in passing, but quite impressive for this girl nonetheless!!  The second was the very cool timing of arriving in the city the same day that the filming of Transformers 3 began filming AND I just happened to be staying just around the corner!!  I didn't get to see any stars, but I do believe I got to see a "transformer"!!  Aren't they the real stars of the movie anyways?!?!  And, just for fun, I will leave you with a few pictures from the latter of these experiences.  Just be warned . . . I had to take them with my phone because I didn't think I would need my actual camera . . . bad, bad, bad thinking on my part!

Hope you all have a great week!!  See you all back soon!!


  1. OMG! What a trip....both are awesome experiences, but Transformers 3!?! I'd have screamed like a girly-girl...lol.

  2. J. Kaye . . . Yeah, you could say that I was pretty giddy, but I tried to tone it down a bit for those in my company! I only see these friends every so often and I didn't want to scare them away!! :)

  3. Ah, this could be why the family doesn't let me out often. ;)

  4. LOL!! Oh how that sounds way too familiar!!! :)


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