Not exactly inspiring, I know.
Not surprising either, considering how many things I'm supposed to be doing right now, but quite simply am not. Like LAUNDRY (yes, I'm still behind from my weekend in Vegas--seriously, did I somehow go through three times as many clothes as normal, because I can't possibly fathom how else I generated this much laundry in four days????). And finally unpacking the pots and pans my parents gave me for my anniversary back in JULY so that giant box won't take up space in my living room anymore. And going to the grocery store so there's actually food in the house. And hey, maybe I could take those unpacked pots and pans and that newly purchased food and try that crazy cooking thing for once, so the take-out places around our house stop recognizing my voice and knowing my order as soon as I say "hello."
Yeah...none of that is going to happen either.
Neither are those INSANE writing/revision goals I set for myself for the end of the year (Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha--those are SO not gonna happen.)
Interestingly enough, though, I have done SOME things this week. For instance, I have spent a LOT of time staring out the window and watching the rain whilst petting a giant fluffy cat who's planted himself in my lap. (I mean, it's raining! In Cali! We do not see that very often, guys!!!!! Not to mention the giant fluffy cat is, in fact, GIANT--25 pounds giant, all of which is muscle--and when he decides it's time to be petted, well, there's kind of no stopping him)
I've also watched a number of my favorite movies when I caught them on TV. (Even though they'd been edited to shreds and split up with a zillion commercials and I owned the DVD and could have easily gotten up and put on the real movie and watched it in its proper form. But...that was SO much extra work.)
Oh, and I've spent a LOT of time googling hot guys. You know, as one does. For "research."
And this activity is particularly time consuming, because, well, it's hard not to STARE and let hours pass and suddenly the hubs is home from work and all I've done is ogle these pictures, trying to decide who has the prettier eyes... Paul Rudd, Chris Pine, or Ian Sommerhalder...
So yeah, not a whole lot of productivity going on in Shannonland. I promise I will try to dig my brain out of the mush soon. In the meantime, enjoy the eye candy! :)
Oh--and I need to do winners. Yikes, I got so distracted by all those gorgeous guys I almost forgot. Okay, so, the winner of the ARC of DESIRES OF THE DEAD by Kimberly Derting is...
And the winner of the SIGNED copy of ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine is...
*tosses glitter and streamers and sparkles*
*wonders what the difference between "glitter" and "sparkles" is...*
*cannot come up with an answer*
Okay, so if you see your name there, check you email, there's one in there from me asking for your mailing address. But I'll be honest guys, making it to the post office in the midst of all the OMG-I-HAVE-TO-MAIL-THIS-PACKAGE-BEFORE-XMAS-CHAOS is another one of those things that's probably *not* going to happen. But still send me your mailing address and I'll ship the prizes off next week. Promise.
For everyone else, thanks for playing. And don't lose heart, there's always another contest to come. You have no idea how many books I have piled up just waiting for me to give them away. Yet another thing I need to get cracking on. Sigh.
What about you guys? How are you using your time these days? Any of you being about as productive as I am?