Turn the Page . . .

We’re now in the next chapter of this part of my life, not the song, even though that song is going through my mind because of the title. LOL

At any rate, moving along . . .

Some of you may have noticed I haven’t mentioned someone lately. I’m apparently single again. I say “apparently” because we literally haven’t spoken to one another in a week and a half. I’m not sure why, but I’ve decided that I’m never dating a Virgo again because this happened the last time I dated one, though I *am* still friends with that one going on 12 years now. Hey, if you don’t text/call/message/whatever without me having to start the damn conversation, I know you’re not interested anymore. Pretty fucking simple. And if you are still interested, then you’re an idiot to think I’d stick around after no communication. And that’s all I’m saying.

In other news about my life . . .

On May 11th, which happens to be one of my twins’ birthdays (yes, I have several twins), I packed up my jewelry and drove to downtown Mesa for the 2nd Friday Night Out. It was steampunk themed, and of course, I had NOTHING steampunk to wear, but whatever. I set up my table . . . . and didn’t sell a damn thing. It’s okay, though, because it didn’t cost me anything but my time and the gas to get there.

On June 8th (*ahem* that’s the weekend before MY BIRTHDAY, by the way, which is on the 13th), the event is Books on the Beach night aka Indie Publishing Festival, so my cousin Skywise and I have been working to get print copies of my book Nemesis and all the promo items we can done in time. I should get the proof/galley in a couple of days. I’m excited to see the first print copy of my book! Yes, I will tweet a picture.

If you can, visit me in downtown Mesa on June 8th. I’d love to see ya!

*turns page*

Today I have an interview at 2:00 at one of the local colleges. Pray I do well and get this job. I could really use it! Especially since I have INSOMNIA again. Great timing. *growls*

So, for future pages . . .

I’m still taking care of me, going to my physical therapy, trying to work out regardless of the pain, and just attempting to do *something* with all this shit so I can make something of my life. I’m focused, people, believe it or not. I see where I can be in the next year. I have the ZSC, ghostwriting, RIP, my book reviews, and my Etsy shop going at once. Five projects is a lot, I know, but they all ground me and keep me well-rounded. Don’t you think?

By the way, for you writers out there, I offer my editing services for a decent price. Email me: jinxieg13 (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m also pretty good at book covers.

I know it’s only getting better every day I wake up and have a goal set. Cheers, bitches! I know what I want in life. Do you?

“Yeah, and here I am,
On the road again,
There I am, up on that stage
Here I go, playin’ star again,
There I go, turn the page
And there I go, turn that page”

Now, if I could just replace my laptop before this one dies . . . or before I beat it into oblivion. *sigh* You have no idea what I go through every day with this thing. I’m serious. No, I will not take video because I really don’t need proof out there of exactly how insane I am.

Have an AWESOME day and make it worthwhile!



Spam Comment of the Week VIII

Last week, it was slim pickings for the spam comments. This week hasn’t been much better. I think they’re on to me making fun of them. *shrugs* Oh well, if that’s the case and they stop giving me material, we’ll chalk this up to another fun series and I’ll have to think of something new.

I hate having to think of something new.

Anyway, this week’s spam comment was on the post Online Dating….Still? and comes from Adult Match Maker:

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*blinks* Men and women get involved because of . . . Lady Gaga? Ohhhhhh-kaaaaay. Wait, you said “something to accomplish with Lady Gaga.” Is that like a threesome thing? Is she into threesomes? I wouldn’t know. I don’t really listen to her music or follow her career.

Glad you think my personal stuffs outstanding! I will continue to maintain it up! Whateverthefuck that means.

By all means, Readers, chime in with your own answers to Adult Match Maker. I’d love to see them!


Online Dating . . . Finale!

Fuck yeah! Right before The Walking Dead finale! I rock!


Yes, we’ve come to an end with the online dating experiment because I cancelled my 6-month subscription last week. That’s right, I said six months. You’d think I’d have gone on more dates in that time, but I didn’t. That was partly due to my traveling to cons, and partly due to the fact that Match.com doesn’t really know how to match people, in my opinion, which I’ve stated before.

I did meet a few nice guys, though, who are friends now, I hope. =) A few of them are on my Facebook anyway.

However, regardless of Match.com’s inability to match people, one particular gentleman found me, and we are so perfectly matched it kind of scares both of us. So I suppose the site succeeded on some level because hey, we have a match! The amusing part of this is the fact that I showed up in his matches, but he didn’t show up in mine.

art © Lori Lasswell

The gentleman I’m speaking of is the one I mentioned in my last online dating post. We’ll call him Big J online and yeah, he kind of looks like the stick figure my cousin drew (which he got quite the kick out of when I showed it to him), but not quite so skinny. Seriously, he’s my zombiepocalypse survival partner. I’m not fucking kidding about this, people. We think EXACTLY the same in this realm!

I don’t consider the whole dating site thing a total flop, since I met Big J through it, but there is something I do have to say about it outside of the fact that it sucked major ass, and that is this: I’d originally contemplated only signing up for one, two, or three months on the site, but changed my mind in the midst of chatting with my uncle on Facebook, who was awake for God knows what reason at that hour. So here’s my thinking, and I know some of you are going to shake your heads or whatever, but I don’t care. I followed that fucking link for a reason that night in my slightly inebriated too many Long Island Iced Teas state. My uncle was awake at that hour for a reason that night (or early morning). I signed up for six months for a goddamn reason that night because normally I wouldn’t have done so. Also? My friend James teased me the entire time that night, which likely just pushed me to sign up even more.

But if I hadn’t signed up for six months that night oh so long ago, I wouldn’t have met Big J because he didn’t sign up until January and we didn’t start talking until two weeks before my subscription ended. The three months I’d contemplated wouldn’t have even covered that. So yeah, bitches, try to figure that one out. And don’t fucking call it coincidence. I don’t believe in coincidences because everything happens for a goddamn reason. Yes, that includes the bad stuff. Remember what I keep saying? That which doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger. It’s so true.

So I’d like to thank my Unca T for supporting me in chat that night and telling me to go for the six months and have fun, because this whole thing is all his fault. =p

Anyway, Big J and I are really enjoying our time together. I’m happy, believe it or not. I think some of you just fainted. *fans you, finds water* You okay? Ah, good. I know y’all aren’t used to a happy Jinxie. I’m a little startled myself. But yeah, I’m fucking happy as hell, folks, and I’ve got the Cheshire grin to prove it.

Here’s the big guy making me smile and acting like a goddamn girl lately…

And so we come to an end in this realm of Jinxie’s World. Stay tuned for the next exciting, fun, exhilarating, eventful….okay, okay, when I think of something new, I’ll let you know. =)

© Lori Lasswell - Artist Extraordinaire (click the pic)

Reader question: Would you or have you joined a dating website? Why or why not?

Online Dating…Still?

I don’t even know what fucking week this is now, but my subscription to the dating site ends on March 4. I will not be renewing it for several reasons. That said, just as I’d given up on the stupid site, a new guy came out of left field at me two weeks ago. Seriously. Totally caught me off guard and I pulled a Keanu Reeves because I was like “Whoa!”

Yeah, I know, bad joke. It’s not meant for you; it’s meant for him because he hates Keanu Reeves. Annnnnnd moving forward…

And you know what? He’s really tall and hella funny and damn cute. I’m hoping he’s not a serial killer because he really likes Dexter, but then again, so do I. =D Hmm…

I’ve had three dates with him so far and have enjoyed myself immensely. Chivalry is NOT dead, ladies. I know, I’m in shock too. No, I’m not telling you about my dates, but if you’d been paying attention to Twitter or Facebook last week, you would have caught some of it. =)

Umi said recently, “It’s nice to see you smiling again.” Um, yeah. That says a lot.

Also? I’ve totally found my zombie apocalypse survival partner!!!

He has ZOMBIE AMMO, people!!! \m/ (^-^) \m/

Online Dating – Week 13

Oh hey, that’s my lucky number!

Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to go on the Match.com site lately because I’ve been slammed with several other things–writing and editing, my disability hearing, and being there for an old friend, to name a few.

Said old friend is one of my ex-boyfriends, and he cooked his spaghetti for me last Friday. I think he was trying to kill me because it damn near set my mouth on fire. I call it spaghetti with a kick. His recipe had more of a kick than the one I posted early summer. Holy hellfire! And he wouldn’t tell me why it was so damn spicy either. Little shit.

I’ve pretty much grown bored with the dating site anyway. *shrugs* What can I say? I’m a Gemini and I get bored quickly if you don’t hold my attention. The A.D.D. makes it worse, I think.

So I think for now we’ll put this little experiment up on the shelf way in the back because why prolong the torture . . . I mean, the pain . . . er, the fact that I’m perfectly fine with who I am and being by myself and who the hell needs a man around when I’ve got toys . . . er, never mind.

Awkward moment . . . .


Merry Christmas!

*hopes the image distracts you from that*

No? Shit.

Oh look! It’s snowing on my blog!

Online Dating – Week ???

I’ve completely lost track of time now…and since I was gone for nearly two weeks, there hasn’t been much going on in the dating world for me. I did have dinner with Bachelor #5 the day after Thanksgiving, though. He’s a sweetheart and we have a scary amount of things in common. He’s also really tall. Y’all know that’s a huge plus!

To be honest, I wish I hadn’t signed up for 6 months on this site. I’ve come to the realization that I really don’t need to date…anyone. I’ve got too much going on in my life right now to put forth the effort into dating. Also? I’m considering moving in the spring…out of state. That might put a damper on things starting up here, don’t you think?

Where am I considering moving to? Somewhere on the east coast, possibly North Carolina. I have a lot of friends in that area, and up and down the coast. 🙂 We’ll see how things go this week, which will have a huge impact on the timing of everything.

Until then, I don’t have much else to say…

By the way, have you noticed that it’s snowing on my blog? *laughs* Cool, huh? Have a great week!

No Online Dating

Yeah, I know, there’s no post for today other than this note to tell you…hey, there’s no post today!

Sorry, I’ve been slacking…actually, I’ve been working my ass off on a new project, as well as started NaNoWriMo. Yep, got a new book I’m working on, about werewolves. I think you’ll like it. If you’ve read my Alabama Nightstalk short, this is the story that follows it – Gideon’s story. Let’s see what happens! 🙂 Whoo! This is my favorite part of writing – when even I don’t know the whole story!

Besides, all’s been quiet on the dating front. That’s mainly because I’m about to head back east for nearly two weeks for the Zombie Survival Crew. I’ll post when I can, but things may get a little quiet around here between the 10th and the 21st. Just saying.

You could keep yourself busy by reading my vamp blog, Gemini Rising, or Forever Nocturne, the magazine I co-founded with Sharon Gerlach. Or you could go buy my book Nemesis.

Or you can wait and see if I post anything during the next couple of weeks. 🙂

I’ll try to have something up Tuesday about the HalloWedding I was in last week.