Fun Friday #3: Travel Dreams

We’re going to play a game. You know this one. Someone gives you a round trip ticket to anywhere in the world for free, where would you go? There is no backing out because of work, family, responsibilities. The universe has aligned in your favor to allow you to go somewhere that you’ve always wanted to go.

I’ll go first and I’m going to cheat a little bit by saying Europe. Yes, I know there are how many different countries in Europe, but like I said, I’m cheating. 😉 There are 3 places in particular that I’d love to visit someday.

#1: London

The home of the BBC. The place where Doctor Who was born and Sherlock solves crimes. The country that keeps popping out all these sexy actors with even sexier accents. Of course there are landmarks that would be fabulous to see.

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Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net). [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Shakespeare’s Globe theatre

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Sourav Niyogi [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Buckingham Palace

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By Oxyman (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Ireland

The setting of many romantic historical novels. I have ancestors from Ireland. I’m not sure how far back, that would be my mom’s area of expertise. I tend to stick to fictional things. One of my favorite books is Irish Hearts (Irish Hearts #1 & #2) by the amazing Nora Roberts. Ever since I read it (when I was probably too young to be reading romances), I’ve wanted to go to Ireland to see the rugged landscape. Maybe even find a fairy or a leprechaun.

Wicklow, Ireland

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By Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (enhancedUploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Liscannor

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Blarney Castle

At Blarney Castle

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3. Scotland

Castles. Kilts. David Tennant. Need I say more? Okay, fine. Many people group Ireland and Scotland together, but they are soooo different! Ireland is known for software and potatoes, Scotland is known for its banking. They both are known for kilts, but the styles are completely different. Scottish kilts are usually a plaid, while Irish kilts are solid. The castles are what I would really love to see. These large, proud fortresses, crumbling from time and weather. Imagine the stories they could tell if they could talk…

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

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Melrose Abbey

MELROSE ABBEY

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David Tennant in a kilt. (I had a much more enticing photo, but, sadly, it was copyrighted:/)

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By Christine Van Assche from Slidell, LA, USA (Tennant KiltUploaded by Cirt) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world?

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Fun Friday #2: USB Drives

We’ve all heard this time and time again. Back up your stories. This is especially emphasised during NaNoWriMo. You put so much time and effort into writing that you would die if it was all deleted by an accidental click of a button. Or if someone *gasp* stole your laptop! I’ll admit it right now, I would be in tears. The ugly kind where my face was scrunched up, red, and snot was running down my face.

I almost had that happen once. It was during NaNoWriMo 2012 and my two-year old son hit some button (or, most likely, several) and deleted several pages. Luckily, it didn’t reach the ugly crying phase, just the panic mode that happens before. Huge eyes, short, shallow breaths. Thank freakin’ goodness for the undo button. I was easily able to get it all back.

It was then I decided I really needed to back up all my stories. Each story is like a piece of our soul, if don’t want our soul to die with one mistake, we need to store them in little horcruxes for them to be safe. Why yes, I did just bring Harry Potter into the conversation. Crucio me. Now, horcruxes storage devices are so much more fun to use if they’re cute, silly, creepy, or any combination. Here are some fun ideas to get you started:

For the fashionista

For the writer who runs

For the suspense/thriller writer

For the Marvel fan

For the writer who needs a little help getting those words out

For the femme fatale

For the gadget geek

You’d be amazed at how many are out there! You’re sure to find one that fits your stories. Me, I think I’ll go for the femme fatale. 😉

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Fun Friday #1

I often received inspiration from my family that I think, “hmm…how can I work this into writing/reading?”. In honor of them, I’ve decided to start Fun Fridays. It will be exactly what it says: ‘fun’ and on ‘Fridays’.

This first post is thanks to my baby sister, Laura.

Like me, she’s addicted to reading. While reading a paranormal book that involved a girl finding out that her boyfriend was a werewolf, she scoffed at the girl’s reaction and said:

“If I found out my boyfriend was a werewolf, my first thought would be, ‘Crap! How many times have they smelled or heard my silent farts? Or heard my belly gurgle while I’m digesting?’.”

Yes, guys, she is single. And 19, so she’s legal. If you’re interested, leave an email in the comments and I’ll send you her number. 😉

So, for my first Fun Friday, here’s your question:

What would your first reaction be if you found out your boyfriend/girlfriend was a werewolf?