Thursday, May 5, 2011

This and That Thursday


BLOGGING

Thanks for all of your great comments on Monday's Dance Off post. It was close, but I beat Anita! I was worried, because I forgot to wear my white glove for the dance. More dance challenges September-December!



Have you seen Heather Kelly's new Twitter Game? She is posting fun writerly hashtags for us to tweet. Yesterday's was #dontwakemeamwriting . Looking forward to the next one! Watch for the next Twittergame hashtag posted on blogs and of course Twitter. If you can't find the game, seek these ladies on Twitter: Heather (@HeatherGKelly), Kris (@KristineAsselin), Laura (@laurapauling),me (@kellypolark), Tina (@tinalaurellee), and Anita (she needs to get her butt on Twitter soon)!


Come play with us!

Oh my heck! You can read the first two chapters of Possession by Elana Johnson on her website! Awesome! And now I'm really anxiously awaiting the book release!
And guess what? Carolina Valdez Miller has an ARC of Possession to give away on her blog! I'm entering by golly, are you? Go to http://www.carolinavaldezmiller.com/ to enter!

READING
I just started reading James Kennedy's The Order of Odd-Fish. Quirky and funny so far just as I figured because James is quite witty, too.



MUSIC
Have you heard of the band Sixx AM? Their hit "Life is Beautiful" was 2008's most played rock song. Motley Crue's bassist Nikki Sixx teamed up with guitarist DJ Ashba and lead singer James Michael for their second album, This is Gonna Hurt which released Tuesday. Nikki also released a book of "photography, music and life" with the same name last month. Singer James Michael had a Q&A on Facebook and I asked him what his favorite band to see live was. His answer: Papa Roach! One of my fave bands to see live! They are so energetic!
Here is Sixx AM's single "Lies of the Beautiful People." Photos from Nikki's book are featured in the video.

It's okay to be different.

31 comments:

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

yeah! Normal is boring!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

I am interested to hear what you think of The Order of Odd Fish. And you are a Blog star with your this and that. I dug Elana's first chapters!

Kelly said...

Sam - I thought of Maverick when I saw the video!

Kelly said...

Tina - So far I like the absurdity of Odd-Fish. It's unlike anything I've read before.

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on winning the dance off - I can't wait to see more challenges! And I'm so excited to read Possession - there are so many great books just out and coming out soon!

Christine Fonseca said...

POSSESSIONi sucha fabu book!

James Kennedy said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying Odd-Fish so far@ Yes, I'm stalking you.

Anita said...

I'll be back to listen soon...right now I've got a trumpet blaring and a PBS cartoon competing with it.

I want Kennedy to stalk me! You have all the luck.

Tony Van Helsing said...

I can't believe Nikki Sixx is still alive.

Kristine Asselin said...

Just stopped by to say hello this morning. That's all. :)

Kelly said...

Susan - I agree! 2011 is full of awesome releases!
Christine- I can't wait to read the whole thing!
James - If only. I get Google Alerts too. ;) Love the absurdity of the book! It amuses me.
Anita - Who is playing the trumpet?!
Tony - I think he's officially died twice, so yes, he is lucky to be alive. I love his music so I'm thankful he is!
Kris - Mornin'!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Twitter games? I might be up for that!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You totally nailed the dance-off! And Elana's book is TOTAL AND COMPLETE AWESOMESAUCE!!!!! :-)

Kate said...

I really need to break down and join twitter so I can play games with you guys. I just know it will instantly eat up even more of my time, so I'm trying to resist the urge. Reading the first 2 chapters of Possession isn't something I need to resist though. I can't wait for it to come out.

Chris Phillips said...

Congrats on winning. It wouldn't have to have been close if you'd just worn that glove. #Babababowbababoooooo

Suzanne Casamento said...

Do you watch American Idol? James did a 30 Seconds to Mars song last night, which of course, made me think of you!

Jill Kemerer said...

Twitter games?? I'm in! And I'm so glad you won your dance off. :)

Kelly said...

Alex - Join in next round!
Shannon - I'm jealous of all of you that have read the whole book so far!
Kate - Yes, it eats up more time. But fun!
Chris - I know! It even has sequins! I wonder if Anita is wearing it under her skydiving outfit...
Suz- I taped it! Now I really can't wait to watch!
Jill - Thank you and be sure to play along next round!

cleemckenzie said...

I knew you'd win! I voted twice. Shhh. Don't tell Anita.

I'll see about playing the Twitter Game, but man I'm overbooked with so many games right now. Wish I could be ten again when I had more energy.

Lydia K said...

It's great being different, but that took a while for me to learn, ha ha.

Missed Periods said...

Just checked out your dance. Of course you won!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on winning this round of your dance off!

Possession is awesome!

Stephen Tremp said...

I just heard a radio interview with Nikki Sixx on a local A.M. sports show ... great interview. He talked about ways he used to remain thankful and this is how he l=helps himself stay focused and out of trouble. great guy, great interview.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh what a great "this and that" LOL!
I ahdn't seen the Twitter game--but my wifi was quirky this week. I love games.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I'd never heard of twitter games before. Must check that out sometime.

Anita said...

STILL not on Twitter...STILL revising my book...why didn't I write it perfectly the first time?!

Jonathon Arntson said...

The Order of Odd-Fish looks fantastic and it has been on my to read list for ages.

I wrote today!!!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Hey chickie! So cool her first two chapters are up. And thank you for the mention!

Kelly said...

Lee- Just be on the lookout if you happen to be on Twitter for writerly #hashtags!
Lydia - Definitely more fun.
Missed P - She had me worried when she was up in the air!
Sharon - I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest!
Steve - I like how Nikki is using his celebrity to do good things now!
Jennifer and Eileen - Look for fun writerly #hashtags and join in!
Anita - Get yo butt on Twitter!
Jon - :) Looking forward to diving into SE next week! And reading what you've got!
Carol - You are welcome! Great giveaway!

Laura Pauling said...

I don't know anyone else who knows so many different bands that I've never heard of! Can't wait for the next dance off. How are you going to top your first one?

Heather Kelly said...

#amloving the twitter game. LOL. And Elana's first two chapters. She ROCKS!! :)