Monday, February 4, 2008

Funky Rods and Cones

IN THE NEWS: According to Happy, Former ''American Idol'' contestant Katharine McPhee has wed producer Nick Cokas. McPhee, 23, and Cokas, 42, met in 2005. Their relationship blossomed when McPhee auditioned for ''American Idol'' later that year, according to People. They got engaged last year. Fellow season-five ''American Idol'' contestants Kellie Pickler and Mandisa were among the 305 wedding guests.

I think something's going haywire with my eyesight. My rods and cones must be all screwed up, because I'm not seeing things like other people. My mom came down on Thursday (to check out the painting mishap) and like a doctor asking to see the patient, her first words were: "Show me the bathroom". And I did. I braced myself as she looked around then she turned to me and said, "I like it."


She liked it? I was floored. If my mom is one thing, it's honest. Brutally and sometimes untactfully honest. If she says it's not too much and that I should keep it, it must be OK.

So, now my husband's taste is vindicated and I am officially labeled colorblind. But that's all right. I'm beginning to think that all the room really needs is some new bathroom rugs and a picture. I won't re-paint. At least my eyes aren't burning like they were.

Then something else happened to me. Samhain is conducting a "class" now on how to do book flyers/brochures. It's awesome, because I've always wondered how and why and when authors did things like that. And now I know. So I played around and did a pretend brochure, too. I had two people say that mine looked good but that my name just had to be centered and all on one line and then I'd be all set.

Ok. No problem. So I loaded the brochure to look at it again. What did I see? I saw that my name was all on one line and was perfectly centered. Okaaaay.

I'll just take everyone else's word and tinker around with font size. Maybe something wil click.

Other than that, I'll be doing the room mom thing, working on my next chapter, and doing a critique today.

What's on your agenda today?


Chicki said...

The room didn't look bad to me either, but I love the terracotta/rust family anyway.

Is this class just for Samhain authors or can anyone take it? Is it over?

Have fun with the kiddies today. I'm trying to get my house back in order from the Superbowl party last night. Go Giants!!!!

Chelle Sandell said...

I liked it...;) Tone it down with soft colors with accents and maybe it'll grow on ya.

Some of my Supers buddies have made bookmarks and always send those out when they give away/sell books. I need to have some cards made up for when I go to my pitch in March.

Stephanie said...

on my agenda? Well, let's see...I took a sick Punky to the pediatrician, I'm taking a pregnant mommy (me) to the OB for my worthless monthly checkup, and then I'm having to rush home and cook dinner, as well as put the kids to bed. My day is over before it began! But that's ok, tomorrow should be slower hopefully!

Patricia W. said...

I like the rust color too. Like Chelle said, your accents will make the difference.

Today? Celebrating my B-Day by thinking good thoughts and writing (now that my juices seem to be flowing again).

Kristen Painter said...

I'm not even sure what today is.