Friday, September 30, 2005


Last night, I watched the movie Taxi starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. I laughed my butt off. I literally had tears in my eyes. Oh…I definitely recommend it for anyone that wants to have a good laugh and likes a good thrill ride! Ann-Margret was equally funny playing the part of Jimmy’s mother.


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Under The Weather

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather these last few days. Needless to say, my productivity level has been minimal. So, I did what any normal woman would do…I slept and I ate some comfort food…what would settle well on the tummy anyway…which wasn’t much. And when I wasn’t sleeping…I watched Television. Yeah, it’s been a lot of fun around here. Oh…and I saw Martha again today. Jamie Oliver was on there…and let’s just say his segment wasn’t long enough. So that bummed me out. Really. I don’t know how popular he is in the States, but he’s pretty well known up here in Canada. So, for the first time in watching a new Martha episode, I felt cheated. I loved the makeover story…but well…I feel Jamie could have had some more airtime…he seemed a bit rushed. And they didn’t need to cut back on the bedroom makeover segment either. Enough said.
Here's Jamie's website for anyone that might be interested.
  • Jamie Oliver

  • ~Marly

    Saturday, September 24, 2005

    Ghost Whisperer

    Yesterday I watched a new show called Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. I was actually impressed by both the show and her acting abilities. She never used to be one of my favorites but her acting abilities have definitely grown. Anyone that is into the paranormal, and loves shows with heart, then this is a must see for you! I give it a ten. The characters were richly drawn and the interaction between them was superb. I also liked the little touch that they gave it when she sometimes doesn’t know if she’s seeing ghosts until they “see her” and notice that she can see them. Her assistant in her antique store also did a great job. It’s good to finally see a show that doesn’t drone on about the negative things in life even though some of the main players in the show are ghosts. And I hope they keep the great work up! Also, I liked the fact that they have her character, Melinda, already being in a faithful relationship with her husband. Nice touch. Now we hopefully won’t have to go through the whole angst of will they or won’t they? I hate it when shows do that, dangling the romantic relationship in front of you, until they ultimately put the characters with other people. I also like the fact that her husband is supportive and comforting. I really, really hope that they keep on getting better with each episode instead of taking that road of no return. Okay, that’s all for tonight.


    Thursday, September 22, 2005

    Hurricane Rita

    I'm sending out thoughts and prayers to everyone that is in the path of hurricane Rita. Stay safe!



    My Television viewing of last night consisted of Martha Stewart’s new show The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Let’s just say, I think I’m hooked on the The Apprentice: Martha Stewart and her other new daytime show, Martha. But that’s a good thing, right?


    Wednesday, September 21, 2005

    Comedy Legend

    I watched Bob Hope’s The Princess and the Pirate last night.
  • The Princess and the Pirate
  • I laughed my butt off. Those classic comedy movies are great stress relievers. And as we all know, Bob Hope was a comedy king.


    Tuesday, September 20, 2005


    Last night was Stargate Atlantis night. I was almost afraid to tune in…as I haven’t been too impressed with the last few episodes. But I was in for a most pleasant surprise. This episode actually portrayed the characters the way I like to see them portrayed. The funny banter between McKay and Sheppard was back…and even more astonishing I’ve begun to warm up to the character of Ronen…or maybe it’s just the actor. Anyway, the episode was called Aurora and it was definitely a great lead up to their mid-season two-part cliffhanger.
    The other night I watched Johnny English for about the twentieth time. I love that film. And while it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the humor in it cracks me up every time. Of course, there’s a gross part in the film that I could do without but I’ve learned to overlook it now. And the theme song sung by Robbie Williams is pretty hilarious and catchy as well.

    In other news the writing is coming along and I’m right where I want to be. So that’s a definite good thing.


    Sunday, September 18, 2005

    A Little Piece Of Heaven

    Three words: Homemade Banana Cake.


    Friday, September 16, 2005


    Scent of the day: Mimosa…not the drink…the scent. As an extra bonus for this blog entry, the lingering scent of mimosa was used to portray a spirit in the 1944 mystery/romantic movie The Uninvited.
  • The Uninvited
  • This movie is one of my all time favorites and I highly recommend it to anyone that’s looking for a spooky yet heartwarming movie.
    Mimosa is a native plant from China. The Chinese call it the tree of collective happiness. Common name is the Silk Tree. A Florentine Nobleman, Fillippo Degli Albizzia introduced mimosa to the US in 1785. It was naturalized from Maryland to Southern Florida, west to eastern Texas and north to Indiana. Mimosa is also found widely in the Mediterranean. The tree flowers between June through to August. The bark and the flowers are used for medicinal properties. You can find mimosa scented soaps and perfumes. So, the next time you are looking for a scent to use in your story think about introducing Mimosa to your character’s life. Research has also shown that the flowers of the mimosa tree have a sedative effect…so think about that when next you need to relax your characters.


    Friday, September 09, 2005


    I’m back. I finished the revisions of Do or Die this week.
    The events of the last few weeks have opened our eyes and our hearts. Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow to many, and my heart goes out to everyone involved and affected.

    I thought I might start up a little fun feature on my blog called scent of the day, week or month, as I am known to go into deep writing mode. Since we as writers sometimes like to use flowery scents, citrus scents among others, to enhance our scenes, I thought this might be enjoyable to explore. So come with me on my fascinating adventure through scents of our lives.
    Stay tuned: Mimosa, coming soon!