Thursday, April 7, 2011

This and That Thursday

LIFE Can you believe it's April already?! April is going to be an awesome month. I have three, yes, three concerts lined up (one with Carolina Valdez Miller! We are going to drool over Jared Leto together) and a trip to the Bahamas. Plus my boys' baseball season starts too. Definitely a fun, incredibly busy month! WRITING Jon and I have slacked a bit on our middle grade novel, Sasquatch Eleanor, in the last few weeks, but we are destined to keep at it. I've put some good time in this week. It's awesome, I tell you, awesome! Go us!

BLOGGING Next week is National Library Week! I'll be posting a parody of a song celebrating libraries again! I heart the library. Please check out the Bookanista's Give Back contest at Myra's blog HERE! Lots of great prizes including critiques and signed books! AUTHOR NEWS My dear friend Anita Laydon Miller has released her middle grade novel Earthling Hero! She is having a blog tour now and will stop by my blog next Wednesday. You don't want to miss it! Anita is one smart, beautiful, funny woman! You can buy her ebook at amazon.com or smashwords! Plus check out her new Middle Grade blog HERE! Read an interesting discussion about e-publishing and a schedule of Anita's blog tour at Matthew's blog here. MUSIC Speaking of songs, I cannot, cannot get Rebecca Black's "Friday" out of my head! Argh! But here's Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and long lost American Idol Taylor Hicks singing it!*Blogger formatting is wonky today; Sorry! I've tried to fix it (if it's not fixed when I post this!)

31 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

That Friday song is hilarious!

You have a buys schedule!
Are you going to The Atlantis in the Bahamas?

Bish Denham said...

Lots going on! Have to say, that song as funny as it is, got me swaying.

Hilary Wagner said...

OMG, good luck on your middle-grade novel! I can't even imagine being on a writing team! And hanging out with Carolina? Your life is way cooler than mine, Ms. Polark... ;(

And yes, April IS going to be awesome!!

xoxo -- Hilary

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You have so much fun Kelly...I just love coming to your blog. I know it's going to make me smile. :) Have a wonderful month!!!

Lola Sharp said...

Guess what tomorrow is? It's Friday Friday Friday! ;)

I'm green with envy for your trip to the...anywhere warm and sunny. (It's in the 40's here yet again today.I spit on the 40s. *ptew*) Have FUN and soak up the sun.

Carol is a sweetheart and she's working WAY too hard, so I'm very glad you're getting her out to play. I know you two will have a blast. (I loves me some Jared/Jordan)

Hugs,
Lola

Kelly said...

Jennifer - Yes! Atlantis!! I love it there!
Bish - It's catchy, isn't it?!
Hilary - It is awesome! And also will be loving the warmer weather this weekend!
Thank you, Sharon!
Lola - Yes, I am most looking forward to the sun and family fun on the trip! I also can't wait to hang with Carol, and I'm glad I'm making her take a break!

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Jared Leto. Nope, for some reason he just doesn't do it for me. Ahh, I was going to give up on the video...glad I didn't. Too funny.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Lots of fun things going on here. Go you. GO US!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love how you just casually throw in "plus a trip to the Bahamas". :-)

Matthew MacNish said...

That video just made my week. Thanks Kelly!

Kristine Asselin said...

So jealous you get to hang out with Carol. You guys will have so much fun!

Movies on my Mind said...

April is the cruelest month... or so a famous man once said

Marisa Hopkins said...

Ooooh, Jared Leto! <3! Have fun! though I should even bother saying that because you TOTALLY will!

Anita said...

Ah! Thanks for mentioning me! I want to go to a concert with you and Carolina...I think I'd make you do something really really really country. :)

Chris Phillips said...

Wow. Your april sounds packed.

Kelly said...

Sam- Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert crack me up!
Jon - Lots of good stuff! Now get to SE! ;)
Shannon - Yes, I am much more excited about it than that! I can't wait!
You are welcome, Matthew!
Kris - I am so looking forward to meeting Carol and hanging with her!
Movies - Not cruel to me!
Marisa - Yes, dear, I certainly will!
Anita - I would love to go to a concert with you, but I have to draw the line at the country part. :)
Chris - Yes, thankfully with fun stuff (and of course my regular routine).

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow! You've got some great things planned. I can't believe how April is whizzing by either.

MG Higgins said...

Wow, that song was . . . wow. Even Taylor Hicks! Now I've got it stuck in MY head. Your April sounds like a blast. The Bahamas!!! That's awesome!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Wow, April is a busy month!!! My boys just started baseball this week and if it wasn't so cold by the lake (their baseball diamond is right on the lakefront) it would be fantastic:) Good luck with the writing - PERSEVERE!!!

Susan Fields said...

I want to drool over Jared Leto, too - not fair! Have fun! :)

James Garcia Jr said...

Hi, Kelly. Man! 30 Seconds to Mars. That band is frigging awesome! I'm so glad I keep an open mind each year for new music. I still play the heck out of the "This is War" cd. Not two days go by that I'm not singing "Closer to the Edge" to myself.
Have a great month,

-Jimmy

erica m. chapman said...

Oooo So jealous you and Carol are going to the concert!!! Have a great time ;o) Busy month for sure!! Wow. That's awesome!

Missed Periods said...

Your April totally beats my April!

Missed Periods said...

Your April totally beats my April!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I'm so jealous that you get to drool over Jared Leto with Carolina. What a blast! Have fun :)

Christina Lee said...

Sorry, never got past the name JARED *drool* :-)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I just love This and That Thursday--so much great information. I can't believe how fast April is flying by already. And I'm envious of all the great stuff you've got going on. Enjoy it all!

Jo Schaffer said...

Jared Leto! I am sooo jealous!

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like a fun month.

I loved the Stephen Colbert paraody. Too funny.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Awesome April! The Bahamas sound wonderful... Have fun!

Kelly said...

Natalie - It is going so fast! I don't want it to go so fast!
Mel- I'll have another Friday song that will be stuck in your head tomorrow
Lindsay - What a great, scenic spot though to watch baseball!
Sue, Sherrie, Christina & Jo- I'll be sure to post some Jared pics!
James- It is such a great band. I'm looking forward to seeing them live again.
Erica - Thanks! Will be a blast!
Missed P- It is definitely a busier than usual month.
Cynthia - I'm excited about the fun stuff planned.
Theresa - Stephen and Jimmy are so funny!
Nora - I am counting down til we are at the beach!