Movie Kiss

Movie Kiss

For K, I posted Kissing in the rain. It was brought to my attention that I forgot one of the best kissing in the rain movie scenes. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Thank you Rhonda Griffith.

So for M, you got it, Movies and how they take us to places we can never get to go in real life.

I mean really? When was the last time you stopped in the middle of a ship battle in the pouring rain to share a passionate kiss?

So wrong on so many levels, but that is the beauty of fiction. We get to experience all of the grand ideas without dealing with reality. Enjoy

L for Loki

L for Loki

Today is L for my A to Z blogging challenge. People love Loki – Thor’s brother that plots and plans for way to rule the worlds. What make fan fall in love with the villain. I read somewhere that Jesse James said “all the world loves an outlaw, for some damn reason they remember them.” Not sure if he really said that there is some truth.

K is for Kissing in the Rain

Yes, I’m a few days behind on my blog challenge, so to make it up,  I’m listing my top five favorite kissing in the rain movie scenes. K is for Kissing in the Rain

1) Has to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Something about the desperate lip lock in the pouring rain is so…so primal.

In my up coming book, Lone Star Hero, she kisses her hero in the rain. Have to say it was one of my favorite scene to write.

In real life it might be more awkward and cold than romantic but that’s why we love fiction. Here are my 2-5

2) Spiderman

Kissing in the rain turned up-side down by Spiderman

Kissing in the rain turned up-side down by Spiderman

 

3) Notebook

Kissing in the rain including clingy white shirt in Notebook

Kissing in the rain including clingy white shirt in Notebook

 

4) Australia  (Hugh Jackman)

Hugh Jackman in Australia - enough said

Hugh Jackman in Australia – enough said . Is it just me are does she not look wet?

 

5) 50 First Dates

Kissing in the rain from 50 First Dates.

Kissing in the rain from 50 First Dates.

 

Did I miss one of your favorites?

With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself. – Hugh Jackman

In the A to Z blogging challange we have arrived to the letter  J….uhmm…what do you think comes to mind?  I know an actor that has the last name of Jackman.

Is that Hugh Jackman on my blog again? He really needs to stop following me.

Is that Hugh Jackman on my blog again? He really needs to stop following me.

Another J that brings me joy is Jackson Pollock – “I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.”

Jackson Pollock 1946 Eyes in the Heat

Jackson Pollock 1946 Eyes in the Heat

If you have never “dripped painted” before, you should try it…it really is a joyful experience.

Jackson Pollock Number 8 1949

Jackson Pollock Number 8 1949

Now that I think about it – the person that brings me the most joy is Fred, his real name is Jesus. Yes, ironic because that makes me think of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who I give joyful thanks for everything in my life. The word teaches us to live a life without fear.

2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

(self-control, really? – the whole eating habit thing keeps haunting me.)

What inspires you? How do you get past the fear to be the person you where created to be? Fearless?

With age, you s…

I is for I LOVE YOU

I is for I LOVE YOU

For the A to Z blogging challenge we have arrived to I. For the letter I I’m rambling on about the phrase I LOVE YOU.

 

I was researching ways to say I love you. Guess what I found – tons of ideas that had to do with food. Makes me think of my earlier post about eating habits.

How we love is the core of our childhood.

I will always love you - I almost cried every time I read this to my babies

I will always love you – I almost cried every time I read this to my babies


The words “I LOVE YOU.” are so important to some, to others it is about actions. Words mean little if not followed up by action.

One of my favorite books is The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman.  How do you show love? What makes you feel loved?

http://www.5lovelanguages.com/

 

You can take a survey and find out what you value. You can also explore your children’s love language. Do they feel loved by words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, thoughtful gifts, or physical touch. For some, one hug means more than 100 words.

SO how do you say I LOVE YOU….how do you know your loved?

 

 

 

H is for Hero – Do you really need one?

I’m a child of the 80′s and one of my favorite past-times was watching MTV at my BF, DeDe’s house. (I lived out of town and only got four stations.) Bonnie Taylor’s song, Holding Out for a Hero, was one we loved watching over and over again. Looking at it now I find it a little bazaar and twisted.

My mom said, “She doesn’t need a hero, get that girl a gun.” My mother was a wee bit independent and yes, we had a 22 hanging over our front door. Always loaded, because you might need it, but that’s a story for another day.

Now I write about hero’s and post pictures of my favorites.

Hugh starts with an H too.

Hugh starts with an H too.

Yes, readers and writers know the difference between reality and fantasy. That’s the point. I mean when we watched Wizard of Oz we knew clicking our heels wouldn’t get us anywhere, we might imagine it, but we knew it wouldn’t really happen.

Same way with the heroes in romance novels. We want them to seem real, but not too real. That’s part of the fun, right?

There are all kind of heroes: the bad boy, the lawman, superheroes, and poets. You have the classic prince and outlaw. Some tortured souls and others are healers. The warriors and protectors stand strong above all others. The man that will sacrifice all for love even his ego.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor - in the rain.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor – in the rain.

Come on, I can’t talk about heroes without at least one picture of Thor. (Shout out Joni Hahn and Sasha Summers)

When we close the book, the real heroes are in our lives, men and women that are there everyday, are waiting for us even when we sneak away to another world.

What is your favorite kind of hero? If you leave a name or post a photo, I’m add them to my hero board in pinterest.

One more of Hugh, just because I can.

One more of Hugh, just because I can.

I got this idea from my daughter’s blog

http://stormi16.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/do-i-really-need-a-hero/