This is going to be short and sweet - there is just too much to do!
1.) I'm on cloud nine today - my first article and my first book review are in Kentucky Monthly magazine for this month!! Just a little bummed because they misspelled my name in the byline for the book review - added that pesky "e" to the end of "Bobbi." If you subscribe to Kentucky Monthly, check me out - if you don't, then head out and buy a copy. There is a Holiday Survival Guide and I did the article on "Last Minute Gift Ideas" - my book review is Silas House's "Eli the Good."
2.) I got an official email from "New Southerner" magazine about being a finalist in "The New Southerner 2009 Literary Prize Contest." I can't remember if I've mentioned it on this blog or not, but my non-fiction piece "I Dream of My Past" was the 1st finalist in the non-fiction category and will appear in a future issue of the magazine, as well as the 209-2101 anthology. I'm so excited! I'll keep you updated when the piece gets closer to publication.
3.) I'm just finishing up my first month with the new job. The Ragged Edge Community Theatre is a great place to work - very challenging, but fun. This is the last weekend for "It's A Wonderful Life," so if you haven't seen the show, call us today for tickets. Starting in January, the children's theatre will be present "The Wizard of Oz" - based on the book, not the movie. It's going to be great!
4.) When did Christmas sneak up so fast?!! Seems like just yesterday I was carving pumpkins, now today I'm scrambling to finish up gift projects and there is only 2 weeks left until the big day. I think I'm getting too old for this!!
5.) On a funny note, my oldest daughter, Amber, got sucked into the TWILIGHT Universe this week - and it has been hilarious to watch. Amber has never been much of a reader and she never got into my vampire obsession. She has been making fun of family, friends and co-workers for months because of the TWILIGHT addiction - she thought it was too silly. Finally, last weekend, her step-mother begged Amber to go see "New Moon" with her - and that's all it took. Since last weekend, Amber has seen both movies 2 times, read the first 3 books, and cracked the spine on book #4 last night. She's got TWILIGHT fever bad!!!
6.) I can't believe the season finale of DEXTER is this weekend - it has been an awesome season. John Lithgrow as the Trinity Killer has been downright scary! Here I go again, rooting for a serial killer, but I hope everything works out okay for Dexter. This show is so addicting - I'm already anxious for season 5 when season 4 isn't even finished yet!
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