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Apr. 4th, 2009


Writer's Block: In a Jam

If you were in trouble or ran afoul of the law, which fictional detective or investigator—from tv, movies, or books—would you want to help you?
Philip Marlow, Mike Hammer, Brother Caedfile, Carlos Manoso, Travis McGee, Mac Taylor, Sherlock Holmes, Jacob Hood, Nero Woolfe, Dean Winchester, Stephanie Plum, Alouicious Pendergast,  and Sam Spade. Just to name a few. I don't want to leave any stone unturned.

Writer's Block: Out of Uniform

Do you change clothes when you come home from work or class? What do you put on?
Changing clothes is the second thing I do when I get home in the morning! I cuddle Tallulah Belle the world's best Basset first and then put on slacker wear!

After working 12+ hours I can't wait to get icky uncomfortable business clothes off and get into my comfy old half threadbare sleeper pants and its equally loved grey t-shirt--they match...sort of.



1. What is your name: Laura
2. A four Letter Word: Lean
3. A boy's Name: Lucian
4. A girl's Name: Lucretia
5. An occupation: Librarian
6. A color: Lichen
7. Something you wear: Leather
8. A food: Lasagne
9. Something found in the bathroom: Little Spiders
10. A place: Long Ago and Far Away
11. A reason for being late:  Loathing
12. Something you shout: Leave Me Alone!

Mar. 31st, 2009


Writer's Block: Chatty

Do you prefer texting or talking on the phone?
I would be fine and dandy if I NEVER had to talk on the phone (when not at work) ever again! I think texting and IM is one of the greatest inventions of mankind!

Writer's Block: If Animals Could Talk

If you could ask your pet any question (and they could answer you), what would it be?
"Tallulah Belle, what is it that you want when you sit before me and just look at me with those big brown eyes?"

Writer's Block: Priorities

What quality do you think is most important in a significant other?
An understanding that nothing and no one stays the same. Sometimes one gives more than the other. Sometimes we are asked to be more than we think we are or ever could be. Patience is second only to an understanding spirit. A life lived together will be as an ocean. The water of life will ebb bringing disappointment, sadness, frustration, then flow with happiness, satisfaction, joy, and laughter. At the core of the relationship, just as the deep ocean, lies consistantcy, stability, calm.

Jan. 6th, 2009


Writer's Block: A Bargain at Any Price

No matter what their budget is, everyone loves a bargain. What item or object do you love the most that cost you the least?
As silly as it sounds, my item is a black dress. At the time we were strapped for cash and were just walking through an upscale department store to get to an exit closer to our car. My husband had to go to the "gents" so I wandered around the pricey suits and dresses. I found one puny rack off in an obscure corner of the department marked in small, embarassed letters "sale". I tip toed over and furtively flipped through the selection. Most of the "sale" items were still w-a-y above my price range but I was curious. I was almost through the section that held my size when I saw a relatively plain black dress. It was marked down from $125 to $12. I thought this was a mistake so I took it and went in search of a sales person.

She took one look at me and then looked down her nose at the dress and said that was indeed the price. Then seeing that there was no appreciable commission in a $12 sale promptly excused herself and found someone else who would be more lucrative.

I showed my husband when he found me. He immediately said that it must be mismarked and was surprised when I told him what I had found out.

I tried on the dress and it was as if it was made just for me! It is a lined, just-above-the-knee black dress with short sleeves,  a square neck and princess stitching. It is the one and only designer dress I have ever had--or ever will have. I have worn it for almost 10 years for everything from formal dinners to graduations to formal weddings to funerals and it always looks beautiful!

Writer's Block: Beyond Our Ken

Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, you've probably experienced something that you couldn't explain. What was it?
My father passed away Jan 9  '97. I live several states away and was not able to be with him before he died. On the night after the funeral, my sister and I were sitting at the dining room table at my parents house talking. We reminissed about how Dad liked to work in the garage doing projects large and small. What supplies, etc. he couldn't buy he would create and build. One of the things he built was a cabinet. He took one of those old grey metal military desks, built a tall wooden set of shelves with a myriad of cubbie holes that held  his tiny woodworking tools. Once he put the doors (with more cubbies, of course!) on the cabinet covered the entire desk! The size of the piece eclipsed the lighting in the garage so he put a separate light inside the cabinet. It was one of his masterpieces!

My sister and I laughed and cried recalling that and a hundred more stories. We talked early into the morning. Finally, she said goodnight and went off to bed. I was straightening up in the kitchen and from the corner of my eye I saw a light. It was coming from the door right off the kitchen that led to the garage. I assumed it was one of the security lights and went out to turn it off. When I opened the kitchen door and started out into the garage I saw that the light was coming from the cabinet on top of the old metal military desk. By the time I walked over to the desk the light flickered off.

I stood there with tears and a goofy smile on my face.  I felt that my dad had stayed long enough to say goodbye to his "little 'dirl".

I miss him as much today as I did at that time.

Writer's Block: Prepared Answer

What is the one question you've always wanted someone to ask you?
"I'm going to give you your secret desire, what do you want?"
I want to be the world's best pianist. I want to be sought after to play in grand halls all over the world. I want to stay in elegant old hotels and go to opulent receptions. I want to wear breathtaking gowns that move like snow when I dance. I want to play Moonlight Sonata better than anyone in history.

Dec. 25th, 2008


Writer's Block: Use Your Power

Our holiday gift to you: the question submitted most often to Writer's Block—if you could have a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
Healing. Since I saw the movie Resurection I have fantasized about being able to sense illness then, by the laying on of hands, heal their bodies. Obviously, I would have to surreptitious with my superpower to avoid personal catastrophy. In my scenerio, a person in need would have an aspect that would lead me to them. The feature would be different with each individual. I would engineer a sequence of events that would bring me in contact with that person long enough to use my superpower. Upon completion of the healing I would move on leaving my charge malady free.