#ManCandyMonday And the Hottest Oscar Goes Too…

I can’t decide between these three beautiful men.  Chris Evans is looking mighty fine all dressed up, and I have to tell you a man with a sense of humor is really sexy, but when he’s also got a six pack – well…  And then, hellloooo Nate Berkus, you are freaking adorable (and so is your husband!)  So much mancandy, I have a toothache.




Being Betty White #NewYearsResolutions #BeBetty

This New Year’s I glibly updated my Facebook status to say my New Year’s Resolution was to “Be Betty White.”  My sister and close friends commented I already had a good start – dirty mind and sense of humor.

So, as the second week of February approaches I realize that I’ve seriously undertaken my resolution.  Consider what it would take to be Betty White and you’ll understand why this is the perfect self-improvement resolution that is fun and achievable.

I recently read her book “If You Ask Me: And of Course You Won’t” and was pleasantly surprised that my goal to “Be Betty” wasn’t so far fetched or unattainable.  We both love dogs, we both love our work, and of course there is the whole short term memory loss thingamabob.  I have decided each month I shall reassess my resolution to “Be Betty.”  Six weeks in to the New Year and I’m not doing too bad…

First of all, the woman married a very funny man and the love of her life.  I got that nailed…

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Secondly, she has a good sense of humor with amazing comedic timing; can laugh at herself; can laugh with others; and appreciates others.  I think those are goals that some days are easier to achieve than others, but realistically I love them as goals to set for myself.  I work on it every day, trying to find humor in the crap that would bog me down.  As far as comedic timing goes, I find myself listening more and reconsidering my words – are they mean, or are they funny?  Am I making fun of me or someone else?  While Sue Ann Nivens might have tossed a few barbs here and there, it was her outrageous contrast of Happy Homemaker to sex-vixen that was the comedy.

Third, she’s 93 years old and still working, still active, and still ambulating on her own.  I would LOVE that.  So, I joined a gym, because Betty’s advice in “If You Ask Me” is to never let yourself gain more than five pounds.  It’ll be a year or more before I get to a healthy weight, but I will not gain more weight – and I haven’t.  In my goal to “Be Betty” I recognize that fitness and health are required to survive to my nineties, so as part of my resolution I’m working toward being healthier and carving time out of each weekday to work out.  All I can say is thank God the master bedroom is on the first floor because stairs hurt too much ;)

Lastly, I will read more about Betty – not that I actually want to become her in a stalkerish, crazy person way – but the woman is positive, healthy, kind to animals – and lets not forget she can say the most inappropriate things and get away with it.  (Writing is a good outlet for me as far as that goes, and working hard is a Betty White trait.)

As far as New Year’s Resolutions go, I think this is the best one I’ve ever come up with.  Betty is sort of St. Francis of Assissi and Auntie Mame rolled into one, and yet, I’m sure I will discover she is so much more.

Need more encouragement to “BeBetty” with me?  Check out this video from UK – This Girl Can.  Makes me feel better about getting all sweaty on the Arc Elliptical.

#ManCandyMonday – Tattoos and Baby Animals…

Do you like your hotties with animals?  Mmm, or maybe you prefer your hottie to be an animal?  The most votes wins a role in my next book.  Will my hero be a cat or dog lover?  You decide:)


#WTFWednesday – HILARIOUS Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Hart Lip Sync

I’m not sure who won, other than the crowd present at this amazing show.  I’d be hard pressed to pick a winner because let’s face it, Will Ferrell brought glitter, Jimmy Fallon danced so hard he blew the knees out on his pants, and Kevin Hart is – well – the Black Hammer and he’s going to make me roar.


#ManCandyMonday Pick your hottie…

Are you a cat person or a dog person?  This month I’ll be finding out which you prefer and my next hero/heroine will live with the most popular animal.  Of course, #ManCandy is involved…

Free for Superbowl Sunday – Her Lucky Number!!!

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Free for Superbowl Sunday for my dear readers who prefer the commercials to the game.  Although… I have to admit having been born in Lowell, Mass makes me a Patriots fan so I’ll be watching all of it!

Matt Coleman is a successful professional football player with good looks and great personality that everyone loves. Everyone except the new place kicker’s sister, Cami. He’s not used to open hostility and when he turns on the charm she turns him down cold. Even when he tries to be a nice guy he manages to screw it up. He’d like to ignore her, but he can’t. She’s beautiful, funny, incredibly sweet, and he wants her. If he could just get her to stop hating him so much…

Cami Lansing loves her family more than anything. When her older brother Gabe gets a great contract as a place kicker and moves to California he wants her to come with him. Being born deaf Gabe has never been comfortable speaking in public, and he relies on Cami to speak for him. She doesn’t mind except that she seems to be stuck in the path of destruction in the form of his teammate, Matt Coleman.

Matt is too attractive, too charming, and loves to whip his fans into frenzies which have resulted in her concussion, broken foot, and burns down her back from scalding coffee. She can’t seem to avoid him, although she desperately tries. She’d like to hate him but he’s so sweet to her brother and well – she’s attracted to him.

If only they could get their chemistry to be compatible instead of so combustible.