Friday, May 28, 2010

VIDEO BATTLE: Ankle socks vs. Tube socks and more

Happy Friday!!!

Real World:
The hubs has regular hours!!! They've been going wonderful! It's like we are on vacation. I haven't had this much time with him in well over three years, ever since we moved to Houston. In other news tonight is the big night for Sex and the City 2 with my girlfriend!!! I'm so excited, I've been waiting for awhile and Aidan never did look so good (a character in the story, if you hadn't realized!)

WiP World:
Things are looking up!! Three stories in the works titled Mystic, Finding Me, and The Collector. All bothering my brain wanting to be written. Oh the trouble I've been in, it's taken quite sometime to get to this point and I should be thankful but I would love for them to take turns! The collector has been on the brain for quite sometime but with the hubs working overnights I couldn't write it. It's about a killer who paints portraits his victims before he kills them. Terrifying, as I had it in a dream and nightmares continued throughout the weeks as I wrote more pieces to the puzzle. Now I'm back to working on it and very excited!

Blogging World:
Sundays I write my posts for the week and any extra ideas I have I write throughout the week to prepare for next sundays post writing session! I've had more time during the day to comment on blogs, which is my favorite to do! The hubs and I are still working into a routine so I'm working hard to still visit everyone but not getting crazy in thinking I can always make it around! I'll eventually get it all worked out!

Video Battle:
This weeks is ankle socks vs. tube socks, the hubs idea! I figured I would roll with it!! Next week and the week after I have some awesome ideas planned thanks to the wonderful participants and their fantastic ideas!!!

Those participating this week:
Jessica - The Alliterative Allomorph
Candace - The Misadventures in Candyland
Sarah - T.J. Carson's Writing Endeavors
Katie - Creepy Query Girl
Shannon - Shannon McMahon
Rachel - Open a Window
Susan - Susan Fields
Clara - Pinches of Madness
Angela - Slushpile Slut

**NOT everyone was able to participate but since they've at least agreed to join I figured I would still keep their links on here, they're awesome anyway!*


Emily White said...

Toilet Boy! Ahahahahaha! That was great!

I'm glad that you and your husband are able to spend more time together. It is wonderful, especially after not having that for so long. My husband and I are enjoying that as well right now.

Christine Danek said...

Too funny! I'm glad things at home with the hubby are going well. I'm also glad you are finding a great schedule and workign on three novels --wow. You go.
Have a great weekend.

Vicki Rocho said...

I'll have to come back to the video are still in bed. Don't want to wake them too early and have them get all grouchy on me!

My daughter has this THING about socks showing. I like to torture her by wearing my longest socks and pulling them up as high as they'll go. I'm such a mean mom.

Matthew Rush said...

Great updates Jen, so glad to hear things are going so well for you!

Still frustrated I can't watch these hilarious videos at work. Oh well.

Today's guest blogger is THE Elana Johnson!

Amie McCracken said...

Oh my goodness, that was so beyond funny!

So happy your husband is on normal hours. I know the feeling. When my husband was doing work and school we never ate dinner until 10 at night, if that. I've loved him being on a normal schedule.

Creepy Query Girl said...

lol-For junks sakes you've got a broccoli on your costume! too funny

Candyland said...

HAHAHAHAHA! LOVE IT! Muffin woman...oh man. This was a great start to my day:)

Theresa Milstein said...

What a week! I love when writing is flowing, and everything feels like it's coming together. It sounds like you have a good schedule (and now your husband does too).

Have a great weekend. I'll be out of town for a whole week, so I'll miss the blogging world!

Joanne said...

Lots of things going on here, glad to hear the writing is really happening! Enjoy the holiday weekend :)

Jaydee Morgan said...

Oohh, I want a coffee girl costume!! Loved the video and very good news to hear you and the hubby are getting so much time together :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Aidan does look hot. Wow! I'd see the movie just for him. ;)

Your thriller sounds cool. Now, I'm guessing you meant the killer paints the victims picture before he kills them. Or did you mean he literally paints them?

Have a great weekend!

JustineDell said...

LMAO!!! I think this is the best one yet! The names of the heros are hilarious! I can totally see the argument for tube socks and tall boots. I mean, like the girl said - why do they call them ankle socks when they don't even cover your anklers? Great line!


Jen said...

Emily - There outfits were so ridiculous I decided to give them my own names!

I love him and so glad I get more time with him! Squee!!

Christine - Thank you! Yeah I'm having fun with all of them! You're of course reading one! Then the continuation and then the one I shared here!! A lot of fun!

Vicki - That's hilarious! My mom always did ridiculous things like that! What a silly thing to be bothered by, people are so funny like that! Including me! You must check it out I had fun with this one!

Matthew - Great guest blogger today!!! Awesome of you to get her on your blog! She is amazing!

Amie - I'm glad you enjoyed it! You and I can certainly relate then! It stinks!

CQG - Glad you loved it!

Candyland - I can always say the same to you! Always making me giggle!

Theresa - We're getting there!!! Have fun on your trip! You'll be missed!

Joanne - Thank you!! Enjoy your wonderful weekend!

Jaydee - I love making them so I'm glad everyone is enjoying them!

Stina - You're right and it has since been adjusted! Thanks for noticing!!! Yes portraits not people... that sounds weird, then again it could fit my story, lol

Justine - Oh my gosh you're so sweet! Thanks I'm glad you loved it! While making my first edition it totally blew and I'm telling the hubs "Crap this is the worst ever" but my second was much better, and like you said the best yet! Just wait for next week!

Agnes said...

Ha-ha too funny!
Have a great weekend :-)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOLLOLOLOL I think YOU should win! "A gift of brocolli! Bahahaha

MT said...

This has been my favorite something vs. something so far. Muffin Woman? Haha!

KarenG said...

I didn't realize you live in Houston. My son and his family are moving there in the fall. I can't wait to go visit!

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on the hubs getting regular hours! I think I mentioned before that my hubby works overnight shifts... he's switching to daytime hours this summer! What a difference that will make!

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you that your honey is home now and you can spend time together! :)

Yeah, I'm lame - didn't have time for the video blog contest.

But yours is awesome!!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for this! And congrats on the regular hours. That's so nice; you just don't know how nice till you haven't had regular hours. I hope you have a great weekend:)

Diane J. said...

I just love these videos!

Congrats on getting back to your book, sounds in a good story way.

Anonymous said...

Do you write all your posts on Sunday? That's really amazing. Just writing one post takes me forever.

Hope you'll have a fabulous weekend with your husband! :)

Lydia Kang said...

Great updates! And this vid was so great. I love the superhero dude. Totally cracked me up.
I hope you have a great weekend :)

The Urban Cowboy said...

Visiting from Candyland...your video is hilarious!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Hehe. You have to stop making me laugh like this. I'm getting funny looks when I remember the vids and chuckle to myself. :)

Talli Roland said...

Great video Jen!

So glad your hubby has regular hours now - awesome! Don't worry about blogging; just spend time with him! Have a great weekend together.

Jennie Bailey said...

"you have a freakin broccoli on your outfit" - I can't stop laughing. These video battles are so much fun!

Yay for the hubby working normal hours now. I don't blame you for not writing The Collector while you were home alone. Erik alternates week with his late nights and I have to be careful what I watch or I'm jumping at the slightest noises. The cats don't help. They love to send things crashing from a far room just for fun. I'm glad he'll be around so you can work on this WIP again. I love love love the idea!

Talei said...

Broccoli man! Love it!! Happy Friday to you too!! I have a special award on my blog for you! :)

Jennie Bailey said...

I wanted to participate, but didn't let you know until now. Mine will be up on my page in a few minutes. This was really fun!

Amy Saia said...

That's great about your husband having more time at home! And I agree with everyone, there's nothing wrong with taking a break from the blog every once in a while. I'm amazed at how prolific you are!

Have fun at the movie!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Having 3 stories competing for your attention is like being on that roller coaster - up and down and everywhere in between. Have fun with it - and the movie :)

Clara said...

That was awesome!! Those are the funniest looking set of heroes: toilet, muffin and brocoli! I loved this so much, here: I bestow upon you the award for this week.
There, you got it girl! =D

Olive said...

Hope you enjoyed Sex and the City 2. It was sold out last night in our cinema, so went to see Prince of Persia. Very entertaining!

Anonymous said...

I want to see the video so bad, but my crazy internet isn't loading it! gah!!!!
Anyway, I hope you are having an awesome weekend.