Monday, August 07, 2006

Carly Phillips GuestBlog: Connect With Carly

Contest Today!!! One commenting Bella wins this prize package from Carly! And one more Bella wins a copy of "Cross My Heart." Enter 6a-10p.
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Congrats to Winners!!!!
JenniferY - Winner of Carly's prize package
Catslady - Winner of copy of "Cross My Heart."
Email me, Bellas, so we can get your prizes to you. And thanks everyone for commenting!

As we speak, I am getting ready to leave for a quick trip to Miami. I’m off to the Florida heat with my husband and another couple for a quick getaway. But I’m a writer. A writer on deadline and so I will be taking my laptop along with me.

I love my laptop. I feel lost without it by my side. I feel connected when I have my computer, my Macbook Pro by my side. It’s the electronic gadget I can’t live without. Of course when I’m out, I usually have my cell phone, but it’s just not the same as email. For some reason, it is email courtesy of my computer that makes me feel connected.

Connected is a good word. An important word. It’s the word that holds all my stories together but maybe my new hardcover CROSS MY HEART (in stores now) most of all. Why is CMH different? For one thing, the hero Tyler Benson, the heroine Lacey Kinkaid, and their best friend Daniel Hunter ARE connected. These three friends are each other’s family. They bonded when they were sixteen/seventeen years old living in Ty’s mother’s foster home. Blood couldn’t make the ties between these three any stronger.

Which brings me to another way CMH is a different story for me. The emotions in this book are deeper. Ty, Lacey and Hunter fake Lacey’s death and she runs away to NYC rather than leave the safety of Ty’s mother’s foster home and return to her abusive uncle. They don’t see Lacey again for ten years – until her uncle decides to have her declared legally dead so he can claim her trust fund. Ty looks Lacey up, determined to bring her home so she can claim what is rightfully hers – and although he doesn’t realize it at first, so he can claim her heart.

Of course, CROSS MY HEART wouldn’t be a Carly Phillips story without some fun involved and despite the heart tugging emotions, there are some light moments that involved DIGGER the dog, Lacey’s beloved pooch who has stolen quite a few hearts on the Internet.

Because I adore Michelle and I am so grateful she’s brought me back to tell you about this special book of mine, I want to give her readers a treat. Anyone who posts today has the chance to win a SIGNED copy of CROSS MY HEART and HOT ITEM along with DIGGER the Dog. (a stuffed replica of course!) NOTE: the picture shows ARC's. The actual prize includes the real autographed books.

Well, I've confessed my weakness. The thing that makes me feel connected and not lost is email. So tell me … what electronic gadget can you not live without? Come on, fess up. You'll feel sooo much better AND you'll be entered to win the prize! Good luck, all!

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Encore! Visit Carly at CarlyPhillips.com, and hang with Carly and her gal pals at Plotmonkeys.com!
Encore due! Carly's next novel, "Summer Lovin'," is out this month, just in time for summer readin'.

109 comments:

Julie in Ohio said...
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Playground Monitor said...

Yay! I'm first!

My name is Marilyn and I'm an internet/email junkie. In order to get any serious writing done I have to do it either on an Alphasmart or longhand. I'm trying to kick the habit but it's just hard. There's so much good info out there in cyberspace and email keeps me in touch with my friends and family all over the world.

As an aside -- I cleaned out a drawer recently and came across part of a prize package I won when THE BACHELOR came out. It's a partially used notepad (I partially used it; it didn't come partially used) and at the bottom it lists the Chandler brothers' books: THE BACHELOR, THE PLAYBOY and (get this!) THE LONER. It was printed before the title changed. I remember I stopped using this pad cause I figured maybe one day I could auction it on eBay for a bazillion dollars and retire. No? Oh well. Guess I'll have to keep working a few more years.

Marilyn
www.writingplayground.blogspot.com

Playground Monitor said...

Well darn, darn, darn. Julie beat me to the punch. But second is good too, yes? :D

M

Julie in Ohio said...

Sorry, Marilyn.
I screwed up my post so I deleted it. So that still makes you first. :o)

Janice Maynard said...

Hey, Carly - Welcome to Michelle's blog! Great to have you visit. I, too, am addicted to my e-mail. I feel like the world passes me by when I can't at least peek at it!

I'm leaving tomorrow for a place high in the North Carolina mountains that has dial-up internet (gasp) and some kind of satellite internet that isn't too reliable. So... I may or may not be able to get online for 5 days. Ack!

On the up side, I'm sure to get a lot of writing done. :)

My daughters and I are connected via cell phones that we couldn't do without. They both call me a couple of times a day just to chat... often when they are in the car or in transit. It's lovely to have that closeness.

Your new hardcover novel sounds "delicious". I look forward to reading it!

Sincerely,
Janice Maynard

Julie in Ohio said...

Now what I was going to say was...



Welcome back, Carly! We've missed you!

I can not live without the internet. Between the Bellas and my beloved Cubis2 game I am rarely off.
My family has recently complained...er, I mean brought to my attention that I am online more than I clean the house. I don't know what they are complaining about. I think those little dust bunnies are cute. :P

Manda said...

Hi Carly, welcome to our wacky world:) I must confess that I haven't read your books before *hangs head*, but I'm a historical girl so it's nothin' personal. But if you're okay with Michelle, you're okay with me. So what if my TBR pile is so tall it could take out a small city?

As for electronic addictions, I'd have to say my laptop, too. Most of my good friends live in other parts of the country so we keep in touch via email. In fact, one friend and I email every day. I'm closer to her than to my friends who live in the same city:) Then of course there are the Bellas and other "online" friends. Whoever said the internet leads to isolation hasn't seen these communities in action.

Julie in Ohio said...

"Whoever said the internet leads to isolation hasn't seen these communities in action."

Amen, Manda!!



I have also become quite attached to my cell phone.
I got them initially so I would always be able to get a hold of hubby but have found that I can't be without it. I talk on mine all the time but, ironically, not to dh.

leslie said...

My computer -- really meaning email. Although I surf the web an awful lot and waste the time I should be writing. Also, Instant Messaging...it's been a god-send to keep me connected to my friends who live in other parts of the country. Gotta wonder how we lived before all this technology came about. The good old phone, huh?

~ Leslie
www.lesliedicken.com

Tam said...

I can't seem to get thru the day without getting on the internet & into my email. I spend several hours a day.
Now to get my ebooks on my PDA & that will be my second electronic gadget I won't be able to live without.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Buon giorno and welcome Carly! It's a pleasure to have you back.

Your topic couldn't be more timely for me, as I'm visiting the Wisconsin Dells with family and friends, and had to schlep out to Starbucks so I could post your GuestBlog and get a little work done.

So computer and Inet are blessing and bane of my existence. My life has improved immesurably because of both. My friendships have grown, my understanding of myself has deepened.

Isolation? Maybe. I really have to drag myself from the computer, but that's because I'm not always in the groove with my time management. Especially cause it's so much more fun to blog than it is to sweat the writing.

OK. Can I tell you how cute the little puppy is that goes with today's prize?

BTW. I LOVE "they knew each other when they were teens, and he comes back for her as an adult" love stories.

That's all's I'm sayin.

Maureen said...

It is strange not going on a computer for a whole day when it wasn't too long ago that I wanted nothing to do with computers.

MsFlexie said...

Hi Carly!

First of all I have to say that your Hot Zone trilogy (which I learned about because of this blog and ordered the same day!) is now on my keeper shelf! I loved the books and read one after the other as fast as I could! So now I'm looking forward to your new book, as the storyline sounds unique!!

As for electronic gadgets - I love email, because I can keep in touch with my friends everywhere! But what I truly love is my iPod!!! If it's not glued to me when I', running, working out, gardening, traveling/flying etc... then it's either hooked up to my car's stereo or the sound-dock at home! I love listening to music and occasionally having the one-person dance party at home... shhhh.. it's why I keep the blinds closed!
*LOL*

Vivi Anna said...

I refuse to comment on this question on the grounds that it might really embarass me...

Do battery operated devices count as electronic gadgets? ;-)

Julie in Ohio said...

LMAO, Vivi!

I'm actually shocked! I didn't think anything embarrassed you. Sheesh. Way to kill my perception of ya. :o)

Julie in Ohio said...

Please excuse the little box. I'm trying to be like everyone else and get a picture up there. :(

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

LOL, Vivi. You know, they do have rechargeable models...

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Congratulations on the new book, Carly - looks great!

rachd said...

Okay, I have only *just* got my internet connection up and running! I have been without internet access for over three hours and I feel so LOST!!

I haven't read all the other great comments yet, but I just HAD to comment about the email/laptop thing becuase I'm the same way. Without it, I have no idea WHAT is happening in the world!!

rachd said...

LMAO, Vivi!

I must confess one of the BIG reasons I was so upset with the loss of connectivity was because I couldn't check out my blogs, especially the Bellas!

Carly, welcome back! =)

I loved THE BACHELOR trilogy so much I actually purchased hardbacks--and I NEVER do that ;o).

Manda, you are so right about the internet creating these communities and not isolation. I have often wondered what people who lived in the middle of nowhere did before the internet.

Jenn said...

I have to say that I spend quite a bit of time on the computer and the internet. If I get the chance I will jump on even for just a couple of minutes so I can check my email and see if there are any new post on my favorite blogs.

Jennifer Y. said...

I could absolutely not live without my computer...I went on vacation last week and almost went into withdrawals without the computer and internet. I broke out the laptop and started playing games just to feel the mouse in my hand...LOL. Oh and I actually went to the local library where I was vacationing just to use thier Internet one day to check e-mail...LOL. Man, I am an addict.

rachd said...

I'm with ya jennifer y! I was on vacation in Tennessee and my aunt had no internet. I was tempted to hit the local Panera for their WiFi--my mom sure did! As it was I had the laptop open CONSTANTLY playing games, etc.

amy*skf said...

Oh, Vivi--thank you. LOL

Hi Carly, et al. Carly, I just finished Under The Boardwalk--great, great fun. Loved the Costas and Spank (the monkey) Not to mention Quinn--yummy.

Well of course it's the internet. I talk to the Bellas on this blog and there are some friends I talk to more through e-mail than any other way. Not to mention family.

But, Marilyn, I too feel your pain, I need an Alphasmart, so I can get some writing done--cause apparently I have no willpower.

amy*skf said...

Hey Carly, I'm a sucker for the "not seen each other since they were teens" too.

amy*skf said...

And Julie--now I'm gonna have to figure out how to do the pic thing.

rachd said...

Amy, I'll help you if you want. Email me from my profile page =).

amy*skf said...

Thanks Rach--I'm at work now, but I'll check back in.

Carly, I have a question for you--do you and the plot monkeys always help each other plot your books?

Also, when I was little we had a pet spider monkey, her name was Harlo. We had little dresses for her with matching panties (all with a hole cut out for her tail. She was my very own live baby doll.

rachd said...

A pet spider monkey, Amy?? How cool is that! Was Harlo a sweetie, or a pill? I've always wondered about pet monkeys...

CrystalG said...

I would have to say my computer too. I go through email and internet surfing withdrawal if I miss a few days of turning on the comuter.

Valeen said...

Hey all!

For me, it would the computer as well. I'm completely lost without an internet connection. I keep going to get online only to realize it isn't there. I don't think I could live without it now.

robynl said...

I so miss my computer and e-mails/blogs when I am away. Just got back from a long weekend and am Madly checking both and catching up. I also go through withdrawals. LOL.

Minna said...

I could not live without a computer and internet.

Jennifer Y. said...

Glad to know that I am not alone in my Internet/Computer addiction.

Jennifer Y. said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I love Digger!

amy*skf said...

Rach, Harlo was adorable, but the day she figured out how to open her cage when we were all at church and then proceeded to open every cupboard in the kitchen and fling all my mom's plates on the floor was the day my mom started to look for someone to take her.

She found a couple who couldn't have children (or so the story goes) and Harlo had a new home--I miss that monkey.

rachd said...

LOL, Amy =). Too smart for her own good ;o).

Anonymous said...

There isn't any item I really need - not even my laptop or my phone. I'm haven't forgotten my pen&paper days and I don't want to either so I'm good with or without cool modern inventions :-)

Today though, we had a power outage and I was 'ok, whatever, I can still go online though because my laptop switches to battery' - then I realised my router *gasp* has a plug. A plug without power.

So then I say, fine, lemme go outside and relax on the deck. I do so for about five minutes before the heat gets too much so I go in search of my fan - and embarrassingly enough, I find it and lug it halfway to the deck before my eye catches the *gasp* plug and the lightbulb goes on (but only figuratively).

Then I say, fine, let me drink water then - that doesn't beed electricity! But when I go to add some chipped ice - *gasp* the ice machine needs power to.

Blazin' hell forget electronic items - I can't live without electricity :P

Dalia

Playground Monitor said...

Yeah... electricity is kinda nice to have. Though I could do without the iron. :grin:

Marilyn

KimW said...

Waving "hi" to you Carly. Nice to see you here.

I can't live without my laptop. I can sit outside, sit on the couch or bed, take it to the beach or on vacation and still be connected to all my reader net friends. The only difference is I'm not working, I'm playing. lol The other thing I can't live without is my Palm Pilot. It goes with me everywhere, too.

Dalia said...

I look forward to a fashion craze that revolves around the 'rumpled' look. Throw the iron in the air (step back) and celebrate.

Jennifer Y. said...

Electricity is a good thing Dalia! Not sure I could live without it either.

Andrew said...

Isn't that the Websters definition of oxymoron?
writer + deadline + going on vacation now.

Hmm ... pick any two, I think.

amy*skf said...

Dalia as anonymous--LMAO.

I do the same darn things--D'oh!

Marilyn, what is this thing you call an 'iron'?

Rach--can you just come to Minnesota and help me?

Julie in Ohio said...

Amy, Rach is on her way to Ohio to help me so I'm sure she will have no problem stopping in Minnesota on her way back to Virginia. :P

Rach, didn't you mention you were eager for another road trip? :o)

When it comes to electronics, I can't live without my internet however beyond pushing the button to turn it on, I'm clueless. :P

I do LOVE my microwave. How did we live without one?

Jennifer Y. said...

I probably wouldn't have eaten anything hot in college if not for the microwave...I am hopeless in a kitchen...but want to learn.

Julie in Ohio said...

LOL, Jennifer. That is so true for alot of us. :O)

Julie in Ohio said...

Off Topic: I have a true story that I must share with people that I know will be as aghast as I was.

This past weekend my husband's grandmother past away. She was as big of romance reader as anyone. She had literally closets FULL of books. Like so many of us, she couldn't get rid of them.
When my mother & father in law moved in with her they burned a bunch of the books (mil said 1000 at least). When I found out I reamed them. They laughed at me. *shrug* Well, now that grandma is gone, they were going through the rest of the stuff and came across more books. Dh and I went over to the house this afternoon to check on things and it was a good thing that we did. I was able to save some of the books. I asked them how they could do something like this and they just said "well we don't read this kind of stuff". I said "well, I do. Don't burn any more".
Of course, dh wasn't as thrilled because now they are over at our house. :P
Some of these books are REALLY old. I can't wait to dive into them. :o)

Manda said...

Good point, Dalia. Without electricity, the electronics just aren't worth much. Well, except for those battery powered ones Michelle referred to;)

Marilyn, I avoid the iron at all costs. Though I used a friend's fancy expensive iron this past weekend and thought, "Maybe Martha Stewart does know what she's talking about." I'd just rather spend all that money on books!

Hey, if there's going to be a
Bella road trip, I wanna come!

Ver: Rumpled my new frock, Xavier!

Kris said...
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Manda said...

What a find, Julie! Why didn't they donate them to Goodwill or something like that?

Am glad you got the remaining ones at least!

Kris said...

Cross my heart sounds awesome.
I cannot live w/o internet access. my computer crashed recently and I had to go two weeks with no access. I am a stay at home mom, so felt completely cut off from everything (my blogs, my boards, my games, you know, the important stuff that keeps me from doing housework)

Kris said...

Julie, I am sorry for your loss, but it that is cool that you saved your grandmother's books, it will be neat to go though them and see what she considered keepers.

rachd said...

LOL, Amy! I'll hit Minnesota first and hit Ohio on the way back through to Virginia. Manda, you comin' along for the ride? ;oP

Right after Hurricane Isabelle hit in 2003, we were powerless for 8 days! Let me tell you, you really learn some things about yourself. I got to know my neighbors (and all their fun habits) since all doors and windows were open. I also learned how to keep milk cold since Monkey was only 2 at the time. It was CRAZY! The one thing I didn't miss was the iron ;o).

rachd said...

Julie, I completely forgot to express my outrage at your in-laws! What the H#&&??? Seriously! Haven't they heard of charitable donations and tax write-offs, if nothing else???

I'm glad you were able to swoop in and rescue the rest! I'm thinking dear ole hubby ought to be happy about them because it means those mysterious Amazon boxes won't be showing up as frequently. ;o)

Julie in Ohio said...

Thanks, Rach. I'll use that the next time he lets out an exaggerated sigh. :o)

Thanks, Bellas, for your condolences.

Some of these books are from the '60's, '70's...I haven't come across any from the '50's yet but every other decade has been represented. I'm almost afraid to open them...almost. :P

Julie in Ohio said...

I almost forgot the most important electronic device ever invented...


the coffee maker.

If it weren't for the heavenly scent of coffee in the morning...well...the day would never begin.

Stacy~ said...

Hey Carly! I love the Plotmonkeys! :)

And I'm with Michelle on the "fell in love as teens and hero comes to claim his woman" stories, or something along those lines ;)

Vivi, leave it to you to come up with the best answer.

I'm addicted to my laptop, and the blogging it lets me do since the meanies at work don't let us blog. Evil, pure evil. Electricity is also very helpful for this. And for making coffee.

Julie, I am also outraged by the destruction of such beloved books. So what if that wasn't their kind of reading material? There are so many things to be done with those books: give them to family members (i.e. Julie) as keepsakes for reading pleaseure or even just sentimental value; donate them to a library or used bookstore or a women's shelter. I'm glad you were able to rescue a lot of them, but the loss is so sad.

Hey Rach, Illinois is between Minnesota & Ohio, so you're welcome to stop by my house and while you're here, you could show me what you're showing Julie & Amy LOL.

KarenG said...

I am most connected to my television set. I have a hard time sleeping and it can be a comfort in the dark of the night. I just got an air conditioner which is so wonderful. It has been very hot where I am. I have it turned on to high. I don't think I am going to turn it off so I would say I am connected to that also.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Karen

Julie in Ohio said...

Um, Stacy, you already have what Amy and I want...a pretty picture on our posts. Maybe she could stop for a potty break or a cup of much needed java. :o)

Mark my words, by tomorrow morning I *will* have one...or parrish trying. :P

rachd said...

LOL, Stace! Thanks for the invite! =) Potty, chocolate, coffee? All important breaks to take :oP.

Julie, I *know* you'll have that picture up by morning!! =)

(Use the force, Jules...)

Julie in Ohio said...

Another wonderful invention that I can't live without is my dishwasher.

One electronic marvel I CAN live without...alarm clocks. They always disturb the best dreams.

Julie in Ohio said...

IT WORKED!!! WOO HOO!

Sorry. That just means I get to go to bed now.

Sheesh. What a pain in the butt.

You're next, Amy. Believe me when I say, if I can do it *anyone* can.

Thanks to Rach!! {{Big Hugs}}

rachd said...

Julie, it's AWESOME!! Great job, Bella!! =)

Now, I'm too off to bed, only to be disturbed WAY too early in the morning by hubby's alarm. Yeah, you're right about that one, Julie.

Jennifer Y. said...

Great pic Julie!

Stacy~ said...

Hey fine by me. Coffee, chocolate & a potty can all be found at my house. LOL.

See Julie, see, you can do it!
What? All the excitement made you sleepy? I'll just roam the blog alone...anybody out there???

Stacy: I finished Scandal in Spring this weekend.

Stacy: so...did you like it?

Stacy: No. I LOVED it. I kept picturing Nathan as Matthew Swift and boy was he a hottie.

Stacy: That Nathan is a hottie. As Matthew or any other cover model. You have such good taste.

Stacy: Why thank you. I'm so glad you noticed. Btw, I love what you've done with your hair.

Stacy: Oh, you're too kind. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to post a picture of myself...Um Rach????

Julie in Ohio said...

LOL, Stacy. That's just sad. We can't have you talking to yourself. Someone may give you *my* padded room. :o)

Julie in Ohio said...

Funny story. I went to bed after hubby went to work but then got hungry. So here it is 11pm and I am making myself french toast.

On my STOVE that I can't live without. See, I can stay within the topic.

Jennifer Y. said...

ROFL Stacy!

Jennifer Y. said...

I guess that is an ELECTRIC stove then Julie...LOL. Ours is gas and doesn't like me...burns everything I try to make on it...LOL

amy*skf said...

Jennifer y.--any stove I use burns everything, why is that? Hmmm, could it be I don't care?

Julie--I almost forgot the coffee maker...mmmmmcoffeeeeeee.
Cool picture. Darn it.

Playground Monitor said...

Oh Lordy! You had to mention french toast. I'm starving and now that's the only thing that will do.

amy*skf said...

Mmmmmm...french tooooast.

Playground Monitor said...

It was delish! :-)

Marilyn

Jennifer Y. said...

LOL Amy....now that I think about it, I don't do well on other types of stoves either...LOL. Makes me grateful for the microwave.

catslady said...

Don't think I can pick just one lol. Of course the computer - that's a givie. And my microwave too. But my special "extra" electronic gadget that I love is my coffee grinder. I'm totally addicted to good, strong, black freshly ground coffee lol.

Stacy~ said...

Yum, french toast...any left over for breakfast?

Julie in Ohio said...

Sorry if I started something. It was yummy. :P

Sadly there was none leftover for breakfast. However because I had such a late snack, I'm not even hungry. :o)

rachd said...

ROTFL Bellas!! =) Stacy it's all your fault, you started it all ;oP.

Mmmmmm, french toast and coffee. I'm game! I too adore my coffee grinder and am contemplating a fresh cuppa joe right now. As for the French toast, well, the only bread in the house is whole wheat and I *reeeeaaallllly* don't think that's gonna work. =(

I love gas ranges but loathe gas ovens. I can cook like a diva on a gas range. Gas ovens kill everything I put in them. Go figure.

Playground Monitor said...

One egg made 3 pieces and I only ate 1.

So what's your bid for the two remaining pieces? Do I hear $5?

BTW, who won the goodies from Carly??? Huh? Huh???

Marilyn

Julie in Ohio said...

I disagree, Rach. Wheat bread makes very good french toast. Truth be told, *any* bread makes good french toast...except pita.

rachd said...

As long as the toast wasn't made with wheat bread, Marilyn, I'll start the bidding at $10 =).

No, really, Jules, it's the really good for you kind of wheat bread. Really thin, etc. Yucko for French toast. Blah. :oP

Playground Monitor said...

Can I hear another bid? :grin: The toast was made with Honey Wheatberry Bread. YUM! Don't want no nasty white bread (even if I am southern born and bred).

Marilyn

Julie in Ohio said...

Honey Wheatberry? I have never heard of that before. Is it a sweet bread? It sounds yummy.

I'll give a buck for a bite.

rachd said...

Okay, Honey Wheatberry is MUCH different than plain old whole wheat. I'll bite =).

I'm with you on that whole white bread thing, Marilyn. Well, except once in a blue moon when I just *crave* squishy white bread. Don't have any idea what that is all about!

amy*skf said...

My husband buys cinnamon roll dough--makes the rolls and then slices them and makes french toast with them--OMG. Your heart immediately needs a jumpstart after eating it--but you do believe you have died and gone to heaven.

Jennifer Y. said...

Hmmm...Honey WheatBerry...never heard of it...what's it taste like...besides honey LOL

Jennifer Y. said...

OOOOHHH....that sounds so good Amy!!!

Julie in Ohio said...

MMMMMM, Amy. I think I'll try that.
How many calories do you think that has? :P

rachd said...

We make Monkey Bread with the orange sweet rolls. Mmmmmmmmmm. Amy, the cinnamon roll French toast sounds INCREDIBLE!!

Kris said...

You guys are making me so hungary. I haven't had monkeyBread in forever, I will have to go get the fixins today.

Julie in Ohio said...

OMG, Rach!! I haven't had monkey bread since my grandmother made it when I was 16. Great memories with sticky fingers. :o)

Do you realize how much poundage I have gained since I log on this morning?


I'm not complaining. :P

Jennifer Y. said...

I have never had monkeybread...what is it like?

Julie in Ohio said...

Jennifer, monkey bread is like a cinnamon roll only different.
It's bite sized stacked bread dough rolled in cinnamon with some sort of gooey dizzley stuff covering it.

At least that is how my grandma made it. I really need to get her recipe and make some. mmmmm

Julie in Ohio said...

Hey, does anyone know where MK is?
She went away for the weekend but shouldn't she be back by now?
Gee, doesn't she know that this is the first place she should go as soon as she walks through the door? :P


Speaking of the MIA, how much fun do you suppose Miss Michelle is having? I hope the weather is cooperating for her. :o)

Jennifer Y. said...

OOhh...monkeybread sounds good! I am so hungry now!!!

Julie in Ohio said...

It really, really is, Jennifer. :o)

Thankfully, it is lunch time for me.
I am imagining I am eating monkey bread and french toast :o), instead of hamburger gravy and macaroni salad. :o(

Manda said...

Julie, just thought of something. If you decide not to keep all of those romances, Bowling Green U in Bowling Green, Ohio has a pop culture collection which includes lots of romance. They are the official repository of the RWA archives and I'll bet they'd be interested in some of those...

Just an idea. Here's a link to their Romance Collection:
http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/pcl/pcl13.html

Julie in Ohio said...

WOW! Thanks, Manda. I'll keep that in mind.
That's the university my dh graduated from. :o)

Manda said...

Cool! Of course they may already have them, but sometimes when people collect like your grandmother did their collections are a godsend for scholars who want to study things like romance novels, which, given our tendency to read and re-read, don't often stand the test of time:)

Julie in Ohio said...

That is so great. I never would have thought of that. I was leaning towards the library but BGSU might be the better bet. :o)

joelle said...

definitely my laptop.

pearl said...

my computer for sure. Am attached to it daily

sharon said...

my computer for sure. Am addicted to it.

ellie said...

computer above all else.

rachd said...

I think MK mentioned the shores of NC which makes me think she went to the OBX. She obviously does not have the computer issues I have =).

Monkey and I make monkey bread together--fitting somehow. Anyway the gooey topping is butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts all cooked together on stovetop. It is good with the canned biscuits, but SO much better with the orange sweet rolls!

Julie, I agree the BGSU donation sounds like a wonderful way to honor those books =).

carly phillips said...

OMG, Ladies you are amazing!!!!!!! Thanks for all the posts and sharing that I'm not the only email addict here! What fun!

Jennifer Y. said...

That sounds good rachd!

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