Friday, September 9, 2011


This has been an incredibly long week. Not in the “this-week-has-been-so-awesome-it-feels-like-it-will-never-end” way but in the “tissues-are-piling-up-and-I-can’t-taste-anything-but-cough-drops” way. I am under full attack by a fall cold. Boo.

But that's not going to stop me from ranting (see above) and RAAAVING!

RANT: My daughter decided sleeping through the night is optional this week. Not cool.

RAVE: It didn’t help that I stayed up till midnight one night watching a version of Sense and Sensibility I’ve never seen. I love love LOVE the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet movie, but this one was really good too.


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It’s more of a mini-series so it’s like four really long episodes. So I started it at 8:30 not realizing the commitment I was making, but I couldn’t very well turn it off right before Marianne finds out about Willoughby!

Let me just say, while most of the characters are well-cast I had problems with two of them. First Colonel Brandon, who was fine but no Alan Rickman. Let’s be honest. Oh that voice.

And second was Willoughby himself. Not handsome in my opinion. At least not the dashing-sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of handsome. (Today my current writing device of choice is the HIPHEN apparently. Oh well).

RANT: Seriously, with the laundry! Why doesn’t it ever end???

RAVE: I have more friends joining me on the Sims Social on Facebook. It’s so fun! Anyone else want to join? You can find me on facebook as Kadie Kinney and then we can be friends and our Simselves can visit each other. Woot.

RANT: Cough drops just aren’t good. They’re nasty. And no matter how many times I brush my teeth, the menthol just won’t go away.

RAVE: My critique partner Ruth is awesome. She gave me a great list of edits to do and a comprehensive list of her overall thoughts. I couldn’t ask for a better CP.

And last of all,

RAVE: I get to have breakfast with some wonderful ladies this morning, which is why I’m up so dang early. I’m excited. And this makes me have to change out of yoga pants for the first time this week. This is a good thing.

There you have it. I’m glad my rants are shorter than my raves. That’s good right?

Happy Friday all!


  1. Boo for allergies and yippee for breakfast out! We nee to get together soon :)

  2. Yay for Sims Social, BBC's "Sense and Sensibility," and awesome CPs! I'm one of the lame ones who don't have the actual Sims games and thus channel all of my "I-want-to-play-sims" energy there. I would add you but I'm trying to kinda get myself un-addicted since I have a busy month ahead of me. Have lots of fun~

  3. You definitely got me into playing the Sims again after a very long hiatus. I need to check out the Sims Social. :)

  4. I hope your cold doesn't last long. Get well!

    Ah, anything Austen and I'm usually in love with it. I hope next week flies by or is long-in-an-awesome-way-long. :D

  5. Hey there fellow Fantasy writer and Campaigner, it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're having a nice weekend. I'm following you.

  6. I'm sorry you've had a not so great week. Lately I've heard of so many people with this nasty cold thing. But there's nothing like Austen flicks to pass the time with!

    When are you going to put up your next book??? I'm ready!

  7. I absolutely ADORE that S&S! I love the Kate Winslet one even more, though. Sadly, this longer version I felt that Maryanne was too forced. She wasn't real enough for me. Not emotional enough or something. The acting just didn't feel right on target, I guess. And yes, no Alan Rickman really threw me for a loop. :)

    I hope you get feeling better! Colds are AWFUL. :(

  8. Hi Kadie, I'm stopping by on the Campaign route!

    Feeling unwell is terrible, I'm fighting something today, and I really can't afford to be sick this week. Next week I can, but not this week!

    I love your list of rants and raves, hehe. Makes me realize I'm not the only one with frustrations ;)

  9. Fellow crusader here from your group dropping by to say hello! :)

    I'm so sorry about that cold, I'm just getting over one myself :( Hope you feel better!

  10. I've wanted to sit down and watch the Kate Winslet/Emma Thompson version of Sense and Sensibility for a while. I just can't find the time!

    By the way, I passed the Versatile Blogger award on to you! Info is here:


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