Wow! We made it. The first Friday of 2013. Yay us! So, consider this post one of my, “let’s try this on the old blog and see if it works” kind of posts. I’ve mentioned my fondness of food blogger Jenna over at Eat, Live, Run before and I’m totally snaking this idea from her. (PS – if you like to cook, or just look at pretty pictures of food porn, check out her site, she is da’ bomb…holy shit, did I really just type that? what is this, 2007? da’ bomb? really? is that still a thing?) Basically, a Virtual Coffee Date is exactly what its title implies…let’s pretend we are at our local coffee bar and tell each other what’s on our mind. It goes a little something like this…
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that I’m really excited to have the kids back in school so I can get back to my normal routine. Don’t we all have little routines that keep us going? I mean really, even in the shower, don’t you pretty much follow the same pattern when you are cleaning your bod? Routine is good, well it is for me and I miss it when it’s gone. I think that’s one of the reasons its always good to come home after a vacation. For me, I get that feeling of ease as I slide back into the familiar. It’s nice, no?
If we were having coffee this morning I’d tell you about this cool new website I found called Stitch Fix. I’ve been on the waiting list for a while but finally got the invite last week. I already subscribe to Birchbox which is wicked cool for a make up junkie like myself (oh, yes, I’m a total make up whore – I love the shit). Anyway, Stitch Fix has this lengthy questionnaire that figures out all of your dos and don’ts and then a stylist sends you a box of clothes and accessaries every month (or whenever you schedule it) – you pay for and keep what you like and you send the rest back. It’s like having a personal shopper tossing clothes over the fitting room door that you may not ever think of trying on. My first shipment arrives in late February and I’m crazy excited. And you also get to pick your price range so that’s cool, too. I’ll let you know if it turns out to be as cool as it seems.
If we were having coffee this morning I’d tell you how excited I am about our Wicked Girls Orlando Book Weekend in February. It’s Feb. 15-18 and we are staying at the Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa. This event has morphed into the little engine that could! What started out as idle chatter between another blogger (Ana at Ana’s-Attic), a writer (C.C. Wood) and some cool reader/new friends, Ricki and Kerry has turned into quite the little shindig. Authors like C.C. Wood, Tara Sivec, Katja Millay, Colleen Hoover, Jenn Cooksey and more are attending. And book bloggers including the likes of Ana’s Attic, Cimmaron of Talk Supe, Literati Literature, Book Crack, Autumn Review, Smut Book Club and more are planning on attending. We’ll have a book signing/dinner one evening but over all it’s going to be a pretty chill event that gives readers the opportunity to meet and hang out with some of their favorite authors. Our girl Ricki is local in Orlando so special thanks to her for doing the sexy leg work. I think it’ll be fun to put some faces to the blog pages and of course it’s always fun to have a fan girl squee moment when you meet your favorite author! Check out our Facebook page if you’re interested. All the cool kids are doing it.
If we were having coffee this morning I’d tell you that right now I’m reading Heather Killough-Walden’s Death’s Angel and I’m loving it. This is the third book in her Lost Angel series, if you’ve not read it, you really should. In this one, the angel of death, Az – who just happens to be the universe’s first vampire, finds his one true love. I’ll post my full review on Wednesday so be on the look out for it.
If we were having coffee this morning I’d tell you I have so many Blog Tours on my calendar and new books on my Kindle that my eyeballs may never see the light of day again! Seriously. Good thing My Guy got me a new Paperwhite for Christmas. It’s pretty awesome and a nice step up from the 2nd generation Kindle I’ve had pretty much forever! There’s a pic of it in the photo at the top of this post, sitting next to my favorite happy little owl mug…i love happy little owls. I’d also tell you I loaded up my old Kindle and gave it to my mother in law who is currently at the top of the donor list for a new kidney. Since she’s going to be recovering for a while, I figured she’d like a little something to read. She’s an old school smutty book reader with shelves, hell, rooms of shelves filled with old romance books. I took some of the harder porn/BDSM off but left enough to brighten her eyes! I can’t wait to hear her reaction when she stumbles upon 50 Shades of Grey! What can I say, I’m a giver! (oh, special note – with this whole kidney donor list thing, we learned you’ll move up the list faster if said list is in a state that doesn’t have motorcycle helmet laws…just sayin’)
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d ask you what you are reading. I’d dig a little deeper and find out if you have any books you are anxiously awaiting in 2013? A series you’re starting? And oldie you’re just getting around to? What about your weekend plans? Anything fun and exciting? Want to grab a movie? Then I’d offer you a mint because geez, coffee breath much?!!?