Shiny Things April 8th – 14th

Shiny Things April 8th – 14th

The things, good and bad, distracting me this week are: Continue reading “Shiny Things April 8th – 14th”

Shiny Things week of 12/10 — 12/16/2017

Shiny Things week of Dec 10-16, 2017


I haven’t been regular on my blog for quite a while, so I’m hoping to change that.

What’s distracting me this week.

Netflix: I’ve been getting notifications about all the cool and awesome shows coming this month and I haven’t even watched the second season of Stranger Things or The Punisher yet!
On my radar Trollhunters (Yes, it’s a cartoon, but I watch Anime and Disney movies, so it’s right up my alley), Ash v. Evil Dead, and the Magician season 2 just to name a few.


Ice Skating: I’m a cord cutter, but with the Winter Olympics coming up, I’ve got my antenna all set up so I can watch NBC. I was disappointed with the short coverage of the Grande Prix Final, but happy to see it at all. I’m excited to watch the National Championships in January!



My dogs: Lali the vizsla is always distracting as she is a Velcro dog and has a very loud bark, but she’s soft and sweet and huggable. I’m worried about Ranger the basenji tho’. He seems to be losing weight, despite acting normal in every way, so I have a vet visit schedule for Tuesday.


Christmas: My daughter is sure there’s a competition going on in the neighborhood for most decorations (one we are losing) She lead the charge to add more lights and another couple projectors and claims we might have made third place. (There are 17 houses in our neighborhood) Personally, I think we’re maybe 5th, but I won’t burst, her bubble.
She also has a concert Wednesday night which her school is charging admission for. This is supposed to be in lieu of a fundraiser and since “fundraiser” is the “f” word to me, I guess I’m okay with it.😀

Find the “unseasonal” item

My release: December 13 marks my seventh release for Soul Mate!
The Dragon’s Flame is Book 5 in the ch8era Chronicles series.
Each book stands alone (although reading in order enhances the experience) and I hope this latest in the series will please my readers!



read blurb here   

Hope you have a very shiny week!


Let’s reminisce! Childhood movies that stuck with us.

Last night I found a movie on Netflix that I had watched as a child. It wasn’t what you would call a classic or particularly great, though it was fun, but it had stuck with me all these years, so I watched it again.

The movie is called Time Rider. It stars Fred Ward as a motocross rider who is accidentally transported into Mexico in 1877.

Some bandits see his bike (and its apparently endless gas tank ) and decide to steal it. He meets a woman while escaping from them and nature takes its course. She gets captured, and in order to rescue her, he has to team up with some US Marshals who have ignored jurisdiction to persue the bandits for personal reasons.

I enjoyed the movie, but it never really gets past the gimmick of his hi-tech toys and some ridiculous slang that  have been out of style before the movie was in the can.

There is a charming part where he reads to her that is very sweet, but by and large Time Rider should be forgettable. It’s been thirty years since I saw this movie and yet when I saw it on Netflix, I immediately remembered it. Why? What was it about this B movie which many imdb reviewers rate about a five that resonated so deeply in me? Maybe it’s the sci-fi elements, or the romance, I can’t say, but the fact remains it’s stuck with me like glue.

How about you? What movies from years ago have stuck in your mind? I’d love to hear. And if nothing else, they could be something to watch on Netflix.