Friday, July 27, 2007

A Yankee Rib

Am I a Rebel or a Yank?

I am 54% Southern!!! and Barely in Dixie.

I'll say..I"m 100% Northern. .. so where did I get my Southern hankerin'?

Try the quiz and let me know what you are!
For you who kind of know what I"ve been going through, Thanks for your Well Wishes!
Yesterday I was spasming and was a hurtin' puppy. Seems I popped a rib out and let me tell you , that is PAIN!

All these action/adventure romance books that describe the alpha heroes and heroines breathing through the pain, absorbing it, and working beyond it and repressing it to continue on to incredible athletics of daring-do ...

IT'S A LIE!!!!
IT HURTS.. YOU CAN'T TURN IT OFF ....ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch.

But, if they CAN? Well, then they deserve the label, "SuperMan or WonderWoman".

I will stand before them in awe.

And look at them like they have five heads...cuz.... HOW do they do it?

I can't even imagine the "training" they must go through if it's real.


and if you don't humor me and check out my
POLL at the very bottom of
my blog... and the bottom of all the posts...
I'm gonna sic my hit kitty on you!


Brandy said...

HAHAHAHA! Your quiz is demented. It said: 38% Dixie, You are definitley you are a Yankee! Hmm, this could explain why other Southerners ask me where I'm from. *g*

scrimp said...

New Orleans - rebuilding the public libraries (and hope you fell better!)

“Every culture in the world is just one good shove away from the precipice of barbarism.” Dan Fesperman, author of The Prisoner of Guantanamo and The Amateur Spy. One reason why public libraries must survive.

Dear M

The year after Hurricane Betsy, I enrolled in college at USLNO. I had to take a two-hour bus trip on the New Orleans transit line from St. Bernard Parish out to Lake Pontchartrain. I hated trigonometry, and anyway, I didn’t think it would help me escape my life near the Mississippi levee or the constant smell spewing from the sugar plant. So I usually ended up at the downtown public library, then later headed to Jackson Square for a couple of Jax brews. That public library was my sanctuary. After Katrina, I decided to write THE book, start The Beatitudes Network, and donate all royalties from sale of The Beatitudes to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the libraries. I give you and NOLA The Beatitudes…

Out of New Orleans before the catastrophe that was made by a hurricane and, as Dante wrote, “of false gods who lied,” comes The Beatitudes, part one in the New Orleans Trilogy. The Beatitudes portrays New Orleans as Dante’s purgatory, a place where the sins of men are exposed for all to see, where redemption is close at hand but most often lost.

This world is revealed by the lives of two social workers, Hannah Dubois (white and nicknamed Scrimp) and Earlene Washington (African-American and nicknamed Pinch), who start their own business, Social Investigations, in order to solve the murders of ten foster children in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NOPD, the Catholic Church, and politicians have sidestepped clues that point to those who hold great power. As Hannah and Earlene find more and more evidence, they also know that they are dealing with a force that crosses into the realm of the paranormal. The murderers are part of a secret organization called the White Army (la Armee Blanc), centered in New Orleans, but rooted in Medieval Europe and the Children’s Crusades. Each clue leads to a beatitude and each chapter defines the novel: The Pure of Heart, The Persecuted, The Merciful, The Sorrowful, The Peacemakers, The Meek, The Poor in Spirit, and Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Justice. The Beatitudes is thus a study of good and evil, and that act, the murder of innocent children, which encompasses all of the seven deadly sins. The Beatitudes is Book I in The New Orleans Trilogy.

Please give me the opportunity to send you a "mini book" so that you may read part of the book before its release. Then if you like it let me know by replying to this email ( and I will soon send you information about ordering the book. Remember, all royalties go directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation.
Just send me an address, either email or snail mail, and I will get the "mini-book" out to you. Also, if you go to you will see that many prominent authors such as Julie Smith, Alafair Burke, Ken Bruen and many others support The Beatitudes Network. The site also has news about New Orleans, writing, Cajun recipes, and excerpts from The Beatitudes.

If you wish, I will link to your blog and post it on my blog, along with a one or two sentence description you send me. My campaign starts “all in” this August, 2007 and will continue into 2008, including book fairs, speaking engagements, bookstores, web campaign and much more. So join us in this worthy cause to help save a great American city – New Orleans, The Heavenly City, The Crescent City, The City That Care Forgot, The City of Sin, The City of the Dead……
MERCI MILLE FOIS - THANKS A MILLION - and pass the word along about this worthy project and how authors can help. Lyn LeJeune.

Dru said...

0% Dixie. Need help digging out of the snow?

I guess that means I'm a Yankee.

Sorry to hear you were in pain. I hope today is better or at least tolerable. Have a good Saturday.

Betty S said...

Thanks for the post. Yep. I guess it has been a while. The two weeks of vacation were wonderful. DC on Memorial weekend may not have been the best of choices, unless you like humongus lines and large crowds. BUT meeting my goddaughter there and the time spent in Philly were heaven. The idea of not coming home really was hovering somewhere in the recesses of my mind. But, alas, I'm a slave to responsibility and forced myself to return with my family. I would have missed them if I hadn't so it is just as well. Since then we've been working on the house, getting a new, non-housebroken daschund from pet rescue, writing more, playing with my daughter more, and not having the mental energy to really focus on the blog. I'm thinking of starting up again, but not devoting quite as much time to it. It can be a very real, though pleasent, distraction. Hope all is well with you. Sorry to hear about your rib. Those can really hurt.

Bailey Stewart said...

44% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.

That's what I get for being raised by Yankees.

jarvarm said...

Michelle dear,
how's you? I'm back to blogging..i really missed you guys..especially your fun stuff..

take care