Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. Oprah Winfrey

No more Oprah! What will we do? Worse yet, my yet to be written opus - Madonna of the Highway will never be a Oprah Book Selection! LOL!

I thought I'd share some quotes from the most famous of women...

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
Oprah Winfrey

You CAN have it all. You just can't have it all at once.
Oprah Winfrey

So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.
Oprah Winfrey

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 5/29/11

More from Love By Design. Russ dancing in a couple of shows for the Thunder Down Under Male Revue as a favor for a friend who has lined up a bunch of groupies for after the show. Russ declines because of the early call time for his co-hosting job on Design Intervention and his friend scoffs and tells him he's whipped and Russ replies.....

“I’m so single, I make George Clooney look like a married man.” In actuality he might as well be a monk, contrary to what the Australian tabloids wrote about him, but his fellow Aussie didn’t need to know that or that Russ was falling for a pixie in high heels. “I’m sure you’ll find a way to satisfy them all.”
“I’m just one man, Rowland.” Brady snapped a towel at Russ’ knees. “Just one man,” he repeated before heading into the dressing room to change for the finale.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Act 2 - SHAKESPEARE and the Verbal Art of Seduction

More from Shakespeare and the Verbal Art of Seduction by Wayne Hill and Cynthia Ottchen and these are listed under the section of Icebreaking.

(and yes that is Keanu Reeves as Hamlet - don't laugh he is a great lover of Shakespeare and I found this regarding his performance -"His performance in the title role in a Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet was praised by Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times, who declared Reeves "...one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he is Hamlet."
But enough about Keanu - well there can never be enough....anyway...

From Hamlet:

1.How do you, pretty lady?

2.I have words to speak in thine ear.

From: Love's Labour's Lost:

3. Vouchsafe to show the sunshine of your face,
That we, like savages, may worship it.

4. White-handed mistress, one sweet word with thee.

From:Measure For Measure

5. Your bum is the greatest thing about you.

From A Midsummer Night's Dream:

6. What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?

From Much Ado About Nothing:

7. In mine eye {you} are the sweetest lady that ever I looked on.

8. Come, bid me do anything for thee.

From Othello:

9. {You're} a most fresh and delicate creature.

10. {Thou} are so lovely fair and smell'st so sweet
That the senses aches at thee

Made it up to page 13! Lots still to go. Which of these ten are your favorite?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out." Dolly Parton

Hahaha - I can relate to the above quote from Dolly Parton - but it would only take 2 days to put out the fire - not 4. - LOL

You have to love a woman who has her own amusement part - Dollywood - how great is that?! Here are some more quotes from the country music singer and actress....

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.
Dolly Parton

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Dolly Parton

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Dolly Parton

Which is your favorite?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 5/22/11

Another one from Love By Design. Co-host Russ has just arrived on set of Design Intervention startling Victoria and she spills coffee on her shirt. (FYI - in the past he'd been late to meetings)

The morning sun bounced off his tousled hair, picking up every highlight. His thumbs were hooked into the belt loops of his tight jeans, a grey t-shirt clung to his chest and didn't even try to pretend he wasn't staring at her breasts.
She shifted her gaze down. The cream silk was soaked through like a spring break wet t-shirt contest.
His stance stayed perfectly relaxed like he practiced it in front of a mirror, but his stare lethal as his gaze met hers. She knew she was supposed to say something and blurted the first thing that came to her mind. “You’re early.”
“I would say I arrived just in time.”

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Art of Verbal Seduction - Act 1 - 5/20/11

I love Shakespeare so when Daedalus Books offered Shakespeare and the Art of Verbal Seduction for a mere 3.98 - I ordered it immediately - then it sat on the shelf - until today when bored out of mind from being on medical leave for 4 weeks I strarted to flip thru it.

I thought I'd share some of my favorites as I go through the book hence the Act 1 - clever right? LOL

From All's Well That Ends Well:

1. Are you meditating on virginity?

2. {You're} a fair creature

From Anthony and Cleopatra:

3. Come, you'll play with me sir?

4. Where hast thou been, my heart

From As You Like It:

5.What shall be our sport then?

6. Sit you down in gentleness.

7.The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.

From Cymbeline:

8. {You are} the fairest I have look'd upon

9. Come, here's my heart.

10. By Jupiter, an angel! or if not,
An earthly paragon! Behold divineness.

There is my top ten for this week - and I'm only on page 5 of the book!!!! Which was your favorite?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 5/15/11

More from Love By Design....

Later that night, Victoria lay in bed wide-awake. Somehow his beach scent drifted upstairs or perhaps she was imagining it. She couldn’t believe she almost kissed him. What was she thinking? Sex - no, dirty sex -dirty sex that cleanses a woman of all that ails her. And Russ was just the man for the job.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 5/08/11 - I'm back

Okay I'm back - still not at full strength but here I am.

More from Love By Design. Here Victoria is at a get to know you lunch with her agent Ava and Russ (the temporary co-host replacement) Here, at their request he is giving them the lowdown on Aussie slang for dirty words.

"Okay, I've got one more - Australian kiss."
Victoria's eyebrows drew together in concentration, but she couldn't think beyond what it would be like to kiss him, Australian or otherwise.
"Come on think about it."
"Got me," said Ava.
"Me, too," admitted Victoria.
Russ' smile turned lethal. "It's a French kiss - down under."