Monday, July 20, 2009

Free fun - Coffee Time Romance - Chat

So with the economy still stuttering along what else can you do that's free and fun?


I'm chatting over at Coffee Time Romance with other authors from Black Lyon Publishing. Come on by Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00 PST. Come on by and join in.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lizard, Monitor, Dragon - Wow!

It was a quiet morning for a walk on the beach. Langkawi, Malaysia. The ocean gently curled against the sand and overhead the sun was still comfortably warm. A tranquil time to gather one's thoughts before the day began in another whirlwind of incredible sight seeing opportunities. For now there was peace or so I thought.

That was until a large gray head emerged from the ocean and flat eyes rose just above the surface to drift over the beach. A modern day dragon. I watched riveted - not unlike watching a horror movie where we know a heroine is about to die. And I wasn't alone in my reaction because just to my left was the only other occupant of that stretch of "almost" deserted beach, a German tourist who with one oversize lizard and a language barrier between us, only looked to me and back at what was emerging from the ocean. And there we stood for long minutes as the water monitor slowly made its way to shore and stood between us and safety. I don't know if it ever saw us. I assume it did although it made no indication that it sensed we were there or if it even cared. I presume the latter.

So there we were - two strangers on a beach facing a lizard that appeared as large as either of us. A lizard who nonchalantly made his way from an early morning swim or (I prefer not to think of this) meal, across the sand only feet away from us and back into the jungle - totally unconcerned about the wow factor he trailed behind him.

What's your wow factor?

From the Dust

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's a Seat Sale

It's a seat sale - a no brainer flight to somewhere we haven't previously been and at a ridiculously low cost. This should be easy - book - pay - go.

But it's not.

Somehow, in our house, it's easier to book a four week vacation encompassing three countries and double digit plane rides than it is to decide to book the deal on the three night seat/hotel fare.

First there is the question - is three nights long enough? Where's the hotel located - for nightmare of nightmares there was no choice - it just is. As an independent traveler that's enough to make you shake.

Maybe that's the answer - for a do it yourself kind of person - these all in one short hop deals take all the decision making away. And that's a scary thought. That's also my excuse - and I am sticking to it!

So I have no idea what I'm doing for my summer vacation - what are you doing for yours?

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