Thursday, April 27, 2006

where's my blogaphone?

right now i'm lying on the floor mumbling into my blogaphone while the words magically appear here. cool.

really -- i'm just plain lying, but i wish i had a blogaphone.

some days i have nothing to say; some days too much to be typed.

1) yesterday i attended a Midwest Fiction Writers' meeting where we played with barbie dolls. i hope to have pics later.

2) i came home from playing with barbies to find that my proposal had finally been approved. so Barbie= good luck.

3) i noticed i was having trouble seeing interstate exit signs. got an eye exam. for the first time in my life i need glasses. and not any glasses. bifocals.

4) my good friend ANNE MCALLISTER has a fairly new blog, and now i need the blogaphone to tell you all about that other anne, probably the only blogger i've actually touched and spent the night with. :D i'll write more about her later because it will take gobs of time, but her link is in the template. she's smart. and nice.

did i use lying correctly? i think so.
is the plural of barbie barbies? will matell come after me for not capitalizing barbie? so much to worry about.


Kelly Parra said...

I want a blogaphone too.

1)Yes, I want to see Anne Frasier with Barbies. It better have black hair and a black dress. lol.
2)Woo-hoo!!! Go, Anne, congrats!!!
3)bifocals--sounds scary. hehe. ;D
4)Helllllooooo, Anne!

anne frasier said...

kelly, i don't think kathleen had any with black hair.... hmmm... but you got the black dress right! haha!

Jeff said...


anne frasier said...

thanks, jeff. i really appreciate the capital letters!! hehe.

Sandra Ruttan said...

I wonder why there's no Goth Barbie?

People keep saying Barry Eisler looks like a Ken doll. It begs an obvious question that it would be unladylike to ask.

Anne McAllister said...

Maybe you got my bad eyes when the doc fixed mine. Maybe he switched 'em with yours! Midwest Fiction Writers has gone off the deep end since I left, I can tell. Playing with barbies? Why? Pray tell.

anne frasier said...

sandra, the world needs a goth barbie. as far as the other part of your comment -- i ain't goin' there.

anne, switched eyes! OMG! and you say you aren't into scary and disturbing. :D

oh, and the barbies.... kathleen eagle has a a huge barbie collection. she let us dress them. i think it was actually an intelligence test. i failed. i couldn't figure out how to get the dress on without breaking the doll's arms -- which i refused to do. michele hauf had to help me dress my doll. pathetic. hehe.

Jeff said...

Congratulations on your proposal acceptance, Anne. :)

I like the gothic Barbie idea.

Found this: gothic barbie gallery.

anne frasier said...

jeff, that is so cool!!! :D

word verification: btymob

anne frasier said...

i had to turn the word verification back on. i was getting spam on top of spam.

waldo said...

What is the midwest fiction writer's club? Is Barbie doll dressing a typical event for them? Is this a women only club?
Oh, and Anne, how did you progress from romance novels to mysteries? Just curious.

Mary Louisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You knew it would happen, but I'm sure it's great to get official confirmation. :) Can't wait to hear more about the Barbies.

anne frasier said...

waldo: midwest fiction is the local romance writers of america chapter. it's called midwest fiction because it's not just romance. i think there are a few male members. i've only attended a couple of meetings -- i don't think there were any guys there. however they are having a fall harvest workshop in bloomington this fall and they have some great speakers lined up. jennifer cruisie and bob mayer. that's open to anybody. if you're looking for mystery, you might want to look into sisters in crime. they meet at once upon a crime every month. and it's about 1/3 guys! but midwest fiction deals more with the nuts and bolts of writing. sisters in crime seems to be half readers, half writers.

anne frasier said...

mary louisa: thanks so much. :) in this business you can never be completely sure of anything until they put the paperwork through!

waldo said...

Anne, Is Once Upon a Crime that place on 26th, near Lyndale? If so, i should check it out as I live just a short walk from there.

anne frasier said...

waldo: the romances often had dead bodies and blood and violence. i was always being told to tone down that aspect of my writing. most of my books were romantic suspense, so it was a natural progression. plus we're talking about 20 years. i think it would be hard to stick with one genre for that long. even my more recent books have gone through an evolution.

anne frasier said...

oops. guess we were posting at the same time. yes, that's where once upon a crime is located. they just supply the meeting space. i'm not sure the bookstore owners have anything to do with the meetings, but they probably have information about them at the store.

Mark Pettus said...

Anne -

a) sorry about the spam. Mea Culpa. I don't update enough to even attract spammers anymore. :)

b) bifocals suck when you work at the computer. I recommend just getting two or more pair of glasses.

I just ended my first year in bifocals, and am now going through weeks of trying to figure out the right kind of contact lenses for my lifestyle (I need to be able to read, use a computer, use a camera, and drive - for fourteen hours a day. It seems most people can sacrifice one of these things - I can't.

c)do I dare tell you what I pictured when I read paragraph 4? do I even need to?

anne frasier said...

i ordered a pair of bifocals and another pair for distance vision. not sure i can wear glasses at the computer at all. at least the glasses are really cute. haha.

c) two annes touching.... hey, we're just good friends. (she'll be horrified if she reads this!) :O