Monday, March 5, 2012

Pick-me-up Muse

My friends and I saw The Vow last night.

I'm not sure how I feel about his acting skills but one thing's for certain, Channing Tatum is easy on the eyes.

The Vow was cute, though I didn't cry like everyone thought I might. (I'm a sap.) I'd classify it as a feel-good, pick-me-up kind of flick - which seems apt since I'll need a bit of a pick-me-up after I put  Jessica Bell on a plane tonight.

Gulp.

It's been 10 days since she stepped on Canadian soil for the first time ever - surely the fastest 10 days of my life. She arrived in a blizzard, and if the weather holds true, she'll be leaving in a blizzard, as well. The snow prevented us from making day trips (or even weekend trips) to Banff or Jasper...or anywhere but my out-of-the-city home. Old Man Winter has a funny sense of humour.

While Jess didn't get to see much of Canada, she made a huge impact on my family and friends. I know tonight when I finally crawl into bed, emotionally spent and eyes puffy from tears, her presence will be missed...a hole that won't be so easily filled by our daily gmail chats.

I wondered how Jess and I would get along, having only really met through the blogosphere a year and a half ago - but I shouldn't have worried. Jess's blog persona is no fake. She's the real deal, and those of you who know her through the blogosphere understand her to be beautiful and wonderful - inside and out. She's just like that. And more.

This month is filled with all kinds of exciting things - a book launch (maybe two), preparation of blog posts for the A-Z challenge, beat sheets for a couple of scripts, participation in blog tours, crits for friends, my own writing to catch up on, and the second issue of Vine Leaves Literary Magazine to get out the door.

This week, I'm going to lean on Channing to give me the pick-me-up I need to make that happen.

And try not to miss Jessica with every waking breath.

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Rot & Ruin, Jonathan Mayberry

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  1. I don't know, Channing cuts a pretty distracting image... Might not have been the BEST muse to boost productivity. Haha.

    Glad you and yours had a great time with Jess!

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    1. You're so right - he is a GREAT distraction :-) Thanks for correcting the spelling of his name for me :-/

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  2. Aww! I can imagine what a let down that must be to say goodbye to sweet Jess! You guys probably had a blast. And yep, CT is pretty hot. But ... he's kind of a dud otherwise. At least for me! I'm sure for someone else, the response is different~ :D <3

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    1. I agree - dud. Yes, Jess and I had fun (although we were homebodies almost the whole time) and I miss her already! <3

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  3. Sounds like you had a great visit. Maybe focusing on all the good stuff you have to look forward to this month will help ease Jessica's departure. Hopefully. ;)

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  4. We totally forgot to facetime. *facepalm*

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    1. Not a total forget...bad snow storms throughout the whole time she was here, and my Internet in the country is spotty :-(

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  5. I know this exact feeling as I just went to Oklahoma to visit a close blog/writer friend. I'm so glad you guys had such a wonderful time.

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    1. Thanks, Amie. Crazy how some of those friendships form, huh?

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  6. I feel exactly the same way about you, Dawn! And I had a WONDERFUL time despite the weather! :o) BIG HUGS!!!!!!

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    1. My house feels a little empty :-( xo

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  7. Channing Tatum is yummy. :) And I agree with you about "The Vow". I didn't make me cry either and I'm a crier. Oh well.

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    1. Isn't that weird? Maybe we were ANTICIPATING the cry so we actually prepared ourselves so well that we didn't cry?

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  8. It's the best thing meeting blogging buddies. So far I've only met one but it was such a great experience.

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Lynda. It was awesome.

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  9. It is SO COOL that you guys got to hang out. So glad you had a good time. And I still need to see The Vow:)

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    1. Thanks Creepy. Definitely an experience I'll never forget.

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  10. I'm so glad the trip went well - pity about the blizzard hampering things, but at least she got to see a nice Canadian winter. :) You must live in B.C., right? My brother (who's an Aussie) lives with his wife in Cranbrook.

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    1. Although I was born in BC (not too far from Cranbrook, actually), I live in Alberta. The weather is slightly less predictable and much colder in this part of the country...

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