Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Big Day

Well, today is the big day. The celebration to end all celebrations. Yep, you guessed it. My birthday. I had a great day. No cooking, cleaning or thinking about cooking and cleaning, a night out at the Columbia County Fair with the family, and a great new idea for a story. Nope, can't take a night off from storytelling. Not like I don't have a dozen other ideas pending, but this one really struck me as special. Demons, possession, hot sex... can't wait to write it.

As far as the birthday goes, I pretty much got everything I asked for. And like the dweeb I am, I was drooling with glee over my new dictionary and writer's thesaurus. Hey, I've been using the same dictionary (American Heritage) since 1989. Time I updated my resources, eh? :) Oh, and I also received two DVD sets, a box of Godiva chocolates (that my hips really don't need), a Starbucks travel mug and coffee, and one of the funniest books I've ever seen but didn't ask for: The Contemporary Dictionary of Sexual Euphemisms by Jordan Tate. Not only does the book list a bunch of sexual phrases--some I've heard of, others I has no clue--but it explores how these phrases came about. Now, I write erotic romance, but a lot of these euphemisms floored me. I won't go into detail, but did you know that a "rusty trombone," "jazz in the park" and a "pearl necklace" have OTHER meanings than those you and I might commonly give them. What a funny, funny gift from my husband.

Well, a bit of writing to wind down the night and some cheesecake, and then I'm off to bed, a year older.



julia said...

Hi - I've popped over from Lisa Andel's blog. Happy Birthday! It's Scorpio time! My husband was once kind enough to explain what a 'pearl necklace' was. I can only imagine what the other two are.

Marie Harte said...

Hey Julia. I'd be happy to tell you what the others the blog.
:) Just send an email to for the details. But be warned, it's not pretty. Funny as all get out, but not pretty.

A rusty trombone, gimme a break.