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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Latest obsessions

Let me explain--one of my characters is obsessed with Hello Kitty. Mary Margaret loves all things Japanese and always wanted a kitty. She finally gets her chance in my second book to go to Japan, but in the meantime, her love became a little bit of a joke for me. I got a few things HK:
Note, they were all on sale. AND no, I did not get the little Hello Kitty vibrator, but one of MM's sisters did get it for her.

She is the middle one of five sisters. Yes, they were named after the characters in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and "We Are Family" just came on my MP3 file. I love coincidences like that! In the original novel and most adaptations, Mary is a bit whiny, always preaching and not very pretty. She has an embarrassing piano performance, which my character has always wanted to avoid. MM finally has a drunken karaoke performance a "friend" records on her cell phone that goes viral. With some designer clothes and makeup tips, in later books, MM is widely considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She also gets to marry a handsome, wealthy, talented man who loves her very much. It's not a perfect life, but it's perfect for this formerly shy wallflower.

Pardon, while I get up and dance to Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off." One of my faves. The link on YouTube has been blocked on this one, unfortunately. I had to buy it off of I think Rhapsody. It's also on the "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" soundtrack.

Another thing I've been doing recently is going through some of my journals to enter and sort things, getting them on computer. I have a ton of quotations, songs I want, ideas for different stories, notes from magazines and books and other ramblings of my twisted mind. Here are some of the blank books:

I have about thirty of them filled and about that many more that have not been cracked open yet. I keep one in my purse, one in the upstairs bathroom, one in the drawer of the desk here and one on the table by where I watch TV. Looking through the one in the upper right (with the artwork on it), I see scribbled notes from a Food Network show, "Semi-Homemade" where they did a bread pudding with cinnamon raisin bread and canned pumpkin. Did I mention Mary Margaret's favorite flavor and smell is cinnamon? There's also  a song listed called "Love, Sex, Magic" by Ciara with Justin Timberlake. The man MM marries used to be in a boy band, like, guess who? Also some notes from a travel show that featured Catskill, NY, where they have decorated cat sculptures all over the city. And what were we just talking about?

I love this $#@%! Thanks for joining me on this journey and I promise more later. What has been your latest obsession?