RoseRed Elf

A New Year Brings...


There's something to be said for out with the old and in with the new - I've read many things recently about how sometimes people you had connections with in the past are not suppose to carry forward with you in the future and that by trying to hold on to those kinds of friendships don't do either side any good. 

Sometimes people just move on and that's the way life goes.  There were a few people I tried to keep the doors open for, even sent invitations.  However, they were either rebuffed or ignored.  Some people don't even realize they do the things they do.  I'm thankful for the past times of goodness, but in order to move on and grow with my life, I have to let go.  Not in anger, just a parting of the ways.

This is the last post I'll be making here on this journal page.  I've started a new one awhile back and I'm going to move on from there.  (No Monstie I'm not ditching you - you'll get my new page.) 

I wish everyone a very happy new year full of dreams and festiveness and possibilities.

RoseRed Elf

Book Meme Cause the Watery One Said To...

Book meme from slashxmistress   </a></b></a>tuesdaysgone
These are the top 106 books most often marked as unread by LibraryThing's users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

Sofia's twist: Star the ones you own but haven't even attempted to read.

HER twist- ♥ the ones you really liked!
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Huh...  there's a handful I've never heard of...
RoseRed Elf

Kids Need to READ - so go support this awesome cause!

Buy your Christmas presents and support two great things... KIDS and READING. 

Some pretty cool things. :)

Debbie Brown
The Kids Need to Read Foundation

The Kids Need to Read Holiday Store has some GREAT news!  Our Serenity/Firefly packages have been so popular that we are adding four (4) new ones!  This week we also have a special treat up for auction.  We have an ADORABLE Build-A-Bear monkey that is very special.  Not only does she love reading, but her birth certificate is signed by The Kids Need to Read Foundation's founders PJ Haarsma and Nathan Fillion, as well as Serenity/Firefly actor Alan Tudyk!  This is one cool monkey!


We also now have available the San Diego Comic-Con Limited Edition Serenity: Better Days #1 Exclusive Variant comic book.  This special comic features Will Conrad's rare Dark Horse 100 cover, but in its pencil art form!  These comics were a joint venture between Dark Horse Comics and the California Browncoats and were sold at San Diego Comic-Con 2008 with all the proceeds going to The Kids Need to Read Foundation.  There were only 5,000 copies made, so this is an especially rare collector’s item!

Come on over, load up your arms, and help us put books into the hands of kids that need them!

RoseRed Elf

When A Week is Good...

It doesn't happen as often as we would like, but when a week is good, it's GRRRRREAT!

First I was confirmed as the worldwide global organizer for CSTS 2009.

And today, I had this in my mailbox:

"Congratulations, your story has been accepted for publication.  If you do not receive your paperwork by November 15th, please email us and let us know.  We don't want anyone lost in the mail.
We are expecting a summer release for the anthology.
Congratulations again!
James Ferris
Note: The selection process was not an easy one due to the number and quality of the submissions.  Much time and effort went into the deliberations."

Yes, I'm being published again.  My dragon story sold.  This frackin' rocks the awesome in the awesome sauce.

The only downer is I'm on a borrowed computer furiously recreating a newsletter because my computer has crashed in a heinous way.  Most of my stuff is backed up but there are a couple things I'm missing (cause it was right before my weekly backup)  However, in light of the above and the fact that on Saturday the Gambers and Phil and I are going to go be extras in a B horror movie!  

Oh and for those who are tracking, would someone like to inform that person who supposedly gave birth to me that I got the news about being published for a story... on her birthday...  ah sweet irony!!!

May everyone have a fantastic week and month and year.  WHOOT!

I'm on my way.  And now back to recreating a newsletter....

RoseRed Elf


Supreme Court Decisions meme

As directed by the fabulous

10/3/08 04:05 pm
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In honor of Sarah Palin's having been stumped by Katie Couric when she asked the Vice Presidential candidate to name any Supreme Court decision other than Roe v. Wade, we have a meme. The Rules: post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic, to your LJ. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) Pass on the educational fun!

So I choose to edumacate myself as well and give to you the  Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court Decision:

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

5 U.S. 137
FEBRUARY, 1803 Term

From:  Library at Thinkquest


"In the election of 1800, President John Adams was defeated by Thomas Jefferson, a Republican. The new administration did not take their offices until March of 1801. The Federalists wanted to ensure a continued Federalist presence in the government so they packed the judgeships with loyal Federalist supporters, some positions which had been created for this specific purpose by Congress in 1801. Adams signed the commissions for these at the end of his term. When the new administration took office, the new Secretary of State, James Madison, discovered that some of these commissions had not yet been delivered. President Jefferson, angry with Federalists, ordered that they not be delivered. William Marbury, one of the people whose commission had not yet been received, applied to the Court for a writ of mandamus to force Madison to complete the delivery of the commissions, as per the Judiciary Act of 1789 which gave the Supreme Court this power. The Court found that although Marbury was entitled to his position, they did not have jurisdiction over the case since it came to them on original jurisdiction as per a clause in the Judiciary Act of 1789. This case did not fit any of the types of cases they could except on original jurisdiction as per Article III, Section 2, Clause 2. The Court decided that that part of the Judiciary Act giving them those powers was null and void (unconstitutional). Through this case, the Supreme Court assumed the power of judicial review, the power to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional."

For more info:

Actual Ruling itself:  Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803)
RoseRed Elf

Music MEME

Comment on this post and I'll give you a band. Don't worry, I'll try to make it one you know and love. You put your ten favorite songs by that band on your LJ and in reply to the comment, challenge others to do the same.

[info]slashxmistress Gave me Muse

1.    Butterflies and Hurricanes
2.    Starlight
3.    Citizen Erased
4.    Bliss
5.    Supermassive Black Hole
6.    Shine [Acoustic]
7.    Invincible
8.    Sing for Absolution
9.    Knights of Cydonia
10.  Map Of The Problematique

HM - their Frainkie Valli Cover of Can't Take My Eyes Off You
HM - Filip

Side Note:

Glorious has great lyrics but don't like the music with it.

Anyone else wanna play???

RoseRed Elf


o/` "Come and play...
... Can you tell me how to get... how to get to Sesame Streeeeeeeeeeeeet???"  o/`

Okay - enough theme music... here we go!

Comment on this post.
I will give you a letter.
Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.

[info]ddean  gave me the letter P.   (note I gots lots of double letter scores if we were playing a game that gave you bonus points.)

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Notice the picture has Fawkes the phoeonix which brings us back to the top.  It's the circle of fire...</div>
RoseRed Elf

Quick, Run to the Nearest Shelter and Bolt the Doors...

Yes, it's Leofest again...  The lions are roaring and all that stuff they do to mark their territories and it's scary out. 

Happy  Birthingday today, to the self-acclaimed AlphaLeo - Bear!

Because of this strange happening... forces beyond my control are pulling me to Topeka soon.  I will be there on Sunday for a couple weeks.  I tried to resist but two of the little leos have a great pull, namely Beth and Marissa.   So what's a mom to do?  Gahhhhhhh I should lock myself in and sleep for a month... but no... now that I'm out of the hospital (that wasn't fun) I'm going to board the train and visit Leoland.   Someone... save me!

Hopefully you others have some sense and you do what I should be...

RoseRed Elf

Me and Miss Awen - We're a Lot Alike!

Me and Miss Awen - right before the evil visit to the vet's office for her surgery.  (Phil took an awesome picture)

So, it was time.  We got her spayed for many reasons.  Yes, because there are too many puppies in the world, but mostly because of the good it does for her.  She has almost no chance of getting breast cancer and none of an infected womb.  She had such a horrible time of her one and only going into heat phase that now she won't have to go through that mess either.  (Awen couldn't walk the week before she went into heat she hurt so bad and then I came to Topeka and Phil said she was miserable the whole time).  Once I found out that dogs do not benefit from having puppies (and all sources I found said the same thing)  then it was a simple choice.  Did I want Awen for puppies or did I want Awen.  And it was a no brainer (which is good cause you know me and the brainmeats department...)  Awen.  Hands down.  So yesterday was the day.  It wasn't easy for any of us, but she made it home safe and sound and is already trying to pounce upon the cat.  I just marvel at her because when I had surgery... there was no bouncing for many days...

We are on the same antibiotics (I had to go to the hospital and have tests and stuff again and have to deal with my insides blargle)  except hers are liquid and mine are pill form.  And we both have red hair among other things that are just pointless to put here.  But she's doing good and so am I and so I now leave you with some poor puppy picture collage thingus.  When she first got home she had to lie on my arm.  If I moved, she moved.  Today, you wouldn't even know she'd had anything done save for her shaved belly.  WHOOOOOOFT!  Awen!!!

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