To Fangirl or To NOT Fangirl…


Posted on by Patricia Leever

Hidey ho my wee little love monkeys! I hope this big, bad world has been treating you well.

So, my girls recently turned 14 and for their birthday the hubs and I got them tickets to Vans Warped Tour. You see, one of their favorite bands are going to be there and I really want them to have a live music experience because there really isn’t anything like live music. Especially when that live music is from a band you love. I’m super excited to watch them have fangirl moments because I’ve had those moments and it’s a feeling that you never forget.

Now, in my efforts to be a good parent, I have researched said band and listened to all of their music. I follow them all on Facebook, Twitter and the Instagrams. I’ve watched their music videos and subscribe to their guitarist’s vlog. And somewhere along the way of my stellar parenting, I have become a fan of these young men MYSELF. I say young men because I am of an age that I very well could have birthed them. The lead singer for sure.

Here’s my dilemma…when the concert comes, and I’m in the live music moment, do I fangirl right along with my girls or do I keep my cool? Do I rock moderately, clap respectfully and maybe woot a time or two?

Here’s a BIGGER dilemma…will I have any control over it? I have fangirl tendedncies. I know this. I’ve owned this. Will I be so wrapped up in the live music that I turn in a complete fangirl? A screaming, wailing, headbanging, rock-horn-throwing fangirl and make a complete arse out of myself?

THIS IS A SERIOUS DILEMMA PEOPLE!!

Okay, in all honesty, I’m not all that worried about making an arse out of myself. I’m 99.9% sure that this will indeed happen. It’s virtually inevitable. I mean, this song of theirs was one of the driving forces behind the last book in the Divinity Series.

In fact their album, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones, was pretty much all I listened to while I was writing. And I’ll tell you what, that is rare for me. I may find a song or two that speaks to me about what I’m working on, let alone an entire album. ESPECIALLY an album that has actual singing. For the most part I find lyrics distracting when I’m writing and try to just focus on the music but this was the whole shebang! The songs and the speaking parts in between the songs. Oh yeah, there’s speaking parts in between the songs and I’m not gonna lie, that little lead singer has quite the pleasant speaking voice in addition to a very nice singing voice.

And I have a confession to make, the lead singer kind of reminds me a skinnier version of Daniel. Holy crap! I’ve never actually said that out loud! Okay so this isn’t really “out loud” but it kind of is! Maybe it’s just me because Daniel lives in my head and I’ve tried like hell to find someone that looks like what I see when I write him and while I’ve used Chris Evans as an image before, Andy Biersack (that’s his name) is closer to what I see in my head than anyone else I’ve seen in real life. I mean…well shit, just look…

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Balls. I can’t believe I just posted this.

But here it is. Out in the open. I feel slightly freed by this.

I also feel like a giant pervert for admitting this because homie is only 24.

24!

I’m most likely going to hell.

Well, there you have it. Way more than I intended to share, but there it is, don’t judge. Okay, judge. I judge myself. I’ll wave to you all from hell.

Until Next Time,
Patty <3

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UPDATE: 2nd Annual Local Author Celebration!


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Hidey ho my fantabulous little love monkeys!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

As promised, I’m here to update y’all on the 2nd Annual Local Author Celebration

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So, as you see there are going to be panel discussions and I just found out that I am going to be on the Romance Panel from 2:30-3:00.

I’m not even going to pretend that I’m not freaking the hell out. I think I mentioned that before in my last blog. Yeah. As the day gets closer the more I’m freaking out so by the time next Saturday gets here I’m going to be a giant balloon of nervous gas. I’m terrified that someone is going to ask me a question and I’m going to open my mouth to answer and belch. Or fart. Or babble like an idiot. Or, quite possibly, all three at once.

It should be interesting to see what bodily function pops out first ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a fabulous weekend my darling little love monkeys, stay safe and tip your waitress on the way out!

Until Next Time,
Patty <3

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Three Things for the New Year!!!


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Hidey ho my little love monkeys!! I hope you all had a safe and joyous New Year’s Day!!

Some exciting stuff happening in 2015 for Yours Truly. Here’s three things…

First off, I’m going to be at the 2nd Annual Celebration of Local Authors here in Santa Clarita on Saturday January 17th from 10am to 3pm at the Old Town Newhall Library!

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Thank you, The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library for making this event happen!

I gotta say, this is my first event like this and I’m SUPER nervous. I think I’m most nervous about the panel. I’ve never been on a panel before, y’all! What if I get diarrhea of the mouth and just start spewing forth nonsensical words? That happens to me when I get nervous. I just start rambling and I can’t stop. Kind of like right now. I can’t stop typing! Anyway, I’m told my panel is at 10am but I don’t know what the subject of my panel is. Stay tuned for updates on that! Nerves aside, I’ll be there with bells on and bookmarks and some books so if you’re in town, stop by and say HI!

Secondsies, NaNoWriMo was intense but it did get me an awesome start on the third book in the Divinity Series!!! That’s right, it’s happening so stay tuned for updates on that!

Thirds,ย I’ve had this song rolling around in my head because, well, it’s pretty obvious…

Black Veil Brides – New Years Days from Abel Carita on Vimeo.

As you can see from the little linky thing there ^ this song is New Years Day by Black Veil Brides. One of the twins, Emma (aka Thing 2) started listening to Black Veil Brides at some point late summer/early fall and like a good little parent I had to check them out. I do this when my kids get into something new, I work my research skills just so I know what they are listening to. Turns out, I found my the soundtrack for the third book in the Divinity Series! Seriously you guys, it was like these boys reached into my brain where this book was stored and wrote music for it! I love it when that happens, it’s almost as if fate threw us into this crazy blender and hit the smoothie button because this music was absolutely what I needed to get my writing juices flowing! These guys are very reminiscent of the glamrock hair bands of the 80s, which I love, so if you love rock and roll go check out Black Veil Brides. They’re not unfortunate looking young men, so that’s a bonus ๐Ÿ˜‰

There’s my three things! Do you have three things for the New Year, my sparkly little love monkeys? Let’s hear ’em!!

Until Next Time,
Patty <3

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How YOU Doin’?


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Greeting my amazing little love monkeys! So…

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Okay, so how many Friends fans are out there that as soon as you saw the title read it ala Joey Tribbiani? Friends has got to be my favorite show of all time, I have seen every episode so many times I could practically recite them and I still laugh every damn time. I probably quote the show daily, now that I think about it.

Anyway, I digress, so how ARE you doing? Me? Well, I just got back from the family vacation and I feel refreshed and ready to write! I’m a good quarter of the way through writing Entity and can’t wait to get back into it. It’s going to be rough being summer vacation for the kids, but I have a couple of things working for me on that.

One, the kids are older and can pretty much entertain themselves. And two, being that they are older and teens/preteens they will sleep all the live long day. I’m not kidding! Here it is, 10:30 am and they are still sound asleep! Man alive I wish I could sleep like that. Heck, if I make it past 7 am, I’ve seriously slept in.

Now normally, that would bug the crap out of me that they sleep so late, but after I thought about how much work I could get done while they were snoozing, I decided them sleeping late wasn’t such a bad thing. Not to mention, if they sleep any later we’re heading into lunchtime territory and imagine all the money I can save on breakfast food. It’s a win/win really.

So, with that being said, I’m going to get the heck out of here and try to get some work done before the beasts…uh, I mean, angelic children, awaken. Have a wonderful holiday my sparkly little love monkeys!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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Days 7 & 8!


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Okie dokie my special little love monkeys, just popping in for Day 7 & 8 in the Photo-A-Day in May!

Day 7 was: Something Beginning With F

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I chose this because it’s a frame, it’s my favorite and it’s filled with photos of my family! That’s four Fs!

Day 8 is: Shape

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This is the space above my fireplace and I chose this because of the copper leaf piece. I found that first and just fell in love with the shape of it ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all for today!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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Day 6-Broken


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Greetings sparkly little love monkeys! I hope the weekend was good to you!

Just popping in for today’s Photo-A-Day in May!!

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Yep, that’s my crock pot. Actually, it’s one of my crock pots. Yes, I have more than one but in my defense they are all in different sizes for all of my many crock pot needs. This is my medium size one and the handle is only broken on one side and really, I’m not running around the house carrying around a crock pot. You plug it in, fill it up, turn it on and leave it. So yeah, I’m hanging onto this bad boy for as long as I can.

That’s it darlings, have a great Monday!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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Day 2-Morning Ritual


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Hola my sparkly little love monkeys! It is Day 2 in the Photo-A-Day in May challenge and today’s photo is “Morning Ritual”

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Yeah. Aren’t I a lucky duck? I mean, who wouldn’t want to start their day with a glass full of baby aspirin flavored sand?ย But, alas, as much as I loathe just the sight of the Citrucel container, doc says I gots ta take it. And let’s face it, the alternative just really REALLY sucks. So here I am, swilling my gunk and sticking to my high fiber diet.

At least my body is FINALLY getting used to all this fiber. For a good 6 weeks I don’t think that there was a waking moment that I wasn’t farting. Seriously! I mean, I’m not even gonna sit here and tell you that I’m not a farter because I hope to shout I fart more than the average person. And I own it! Hell, I established that fact with the hubs whilst we were still dating. I figured if he was going to marry me, he’d have to marry me farts and all and I wasn’t about to go scurrying off into the other room to crack off a fart. We’d never be in the same room for crying out loud! I know women that wouldn’t even DREAM of farting in front of their man, but dadgum, I’m human and I fart. Guess what, I poop too!

Life’s people, fart it up while you can!

Until next time,
Patty *pphhfft*

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Music Monday: Say WHAT?


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Greetings me spooky little love monkeys!ย Did everyone have a grand time following the Divinity Blog Tour?

I know, I know, I dang near missed the Monday bus, but good lord, it’s been one of those days! Holy Toledo, I didn’t think I’d EVER get to sit down!

Well, now that the blog tour is done, I’m going to be trying to get back into my blog schedule, which means it’s Music Monday time! YAY!!

And since it’s October this month’s blog is going to be chock full of my favorite thing, HALLOWEEN!!! WOOHOO!!!

I’m going to bring you some of my favorite Halloween things, including how things are going with my Zombie March 2012 costume ๐Ÿ™‚

So, let’s get this party started!! This song here is very new and albeit not technically Halloween-y, but it is the way I listen to it, let’s take a look at Kiss You Inside Out by Hedley

Like I said, on the surface this sounds like a very lovey dovey song and he just loves her so much right?

Yeah, well, when I here this song, a twisted little horror movie plays out in my head. I’m seeing this handsome dude that goes to bars and picks up unsuspecting girls to take back to his hotel room/apartment/house to seduce. In said seduction, he has his little ritual where he’s pampering them and making them feel all special and stuff until he goes to kiss them…

That’s when my twisted wee brain takes over and I can see him literally kissing them inside out. Hmmm, maybe this is fodder for a new demon in an upcoming book. A demon that literally kisses his victims inside out only to leave the empty husk laying around like a shirt that’s been discarded. And you have no idea how much I giggle when this song is on!

Yes, I realize how twisted this all sounds and I quite possibly need help, but really, “normal” Patty is quite boring and I only let her out when I need to be all serious and junk ๐Ÿ˜‰

By the way, don’t forget that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month so get your boobies checked! As much as I loathe the beasts I lug around on my chest, I think dying would suck a whole lot more. So get your mamograms and do your boobie checks! DO IT!

Okay, I’m outtie my squishy little marshmallow peepy love monkeys! Stay tuned, for more blog fun and updates on the Zombie March 2012 costume project!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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Happy Friday: Pajama Rules!


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Happy Friday my scrunchy little love monkeys! Did you gut this week, stuff it with frankincense and myrrh, wrap it in linen strips and close it up in a sarcophagus? You’re mummerifically right you did!

So, did you see my new trailer? It’s kind of awesome!

Oh, there is the giveaway on Goodreads, where we are giving away not one, but TWO copies of Divinity!

Okay, so yesterday I was reminded of a Facebook conversation I had with my friend Cindy regarding the wearing of pajamas all day and the rules that go with that practice. What reminded me of that? Well, on my way to pick up my girls from school there was a mom walking to the school in what was clearly pajama pants.

Now look, I’m all about owning what you wear and all that stuff, but there have to be some kind of rules in place or otherwise shit like this happens.

Also, as a stay-at-home mom, I’m alllllll about kicking around the house in my pjs all day. HOWEVER, after discussing this with my friend, we agreed that there should be rules for the practice of all day pajama wearing.

Rule #1- If you are going to be in public you MUST put on clothes of some sort UNLESS you will NOT be exiting your vehicle or it happens to be October 31st, in which case the wearage of pajamas is completely acceptable.

Rule #2- At no time is wearing your pajamas to the store okay. Ever. You can toss some sweats or some yoga pants on but your SpongeBob SquarePants drawers need to stay home.

Rule #3- Wearing sweats do NOT count as sweats if you are accompanying them with a pair of slippers. The wearing of the slippers transforms the sweats into pajama pants.

Rule #4- If you have asked yourself, “Hmmm, will anyone be able to tell that these are my pajama pants?” the answer is always a resounding YES! If you even half contemplate that said pants MIGHT pass as actual pants, no, no the can not!

Rule #5- I can’t reiterate Rule #1 enough, it is NEVER okay to wear your pajama pants in public! Sweats/yoga pants are just as comfy as pajamas and they are completely acceptable in public.

By the way, my friend Cindy has an awesome blog, everyone go give her some love will ya?

Alrighty, that’s all I have for you today, stay tuned for more blog fun next week!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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My Secret Obsession


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Hola my magnificent little love monkeys!

So yeah, I completely and totally got all thrown off by the holiday on Monday and completely and totally forgot about my Music Monday blog. I know, I know, major epic fail on my part. I promise I’ll remember next Monday and have something right nice for you darlings ๐Ÿ™‚

Alrighty, I think it’s time I come clean with a slight obsession that I have. Okay, so my hubs would probably say it’s more than a “slight” obsession, but at least I admit it.

I am obsessed with those Monster High Dolls. Luckily I have not one, but two daughters that help me feed this obsession as they love them as much as I do. It has been my goal to get them as many of these dolls as I can and lord knows there is a TON of them. As it is, they have 36 plus 5 make-a-monster kits and 3 add on packs for said make-a-monster kits which make endless doll creations thanks to a multitude of arms, legs, heads, bodies, and wigs, not to mention the selection of animal ears, tails and wings.

Now, why do I say this is obsession? I mean, besides the fact that I have a near innate need to search out every doll I can get my grubby little mitts on. See, when I get a new doll for my girls (yes they are FOR MY GIRLS) I must, MUST be the first one to put hands on the new goody. Yes, you read that right, I have to be the one to open the package, put anything on the doll that goes on it, brush their hair first and place them on their display stand. Sad, I know, but at least I own it. After that the girls can have at the doll and strip all it’s clothes off. Why is it that girls do that? I know I did it when I was a kid whenever I got a new doll, took it out of the package and take every stitch of clothing off of the thing. My grandma even tried to pull a fast one on me once and made me a doll with the clothes sewn on. True story!

But I digress, so there you have it, my deep dark obsession with Monster High Dolls. Oh! I almost forgot! I did get to meet the creator of the Monster High line at Comic Con 2011 and yes, I completely fangirled out all over the poor man but he did sign some Monster High mini comic books for my girls ย which they cherish ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Do you have a deep dark obsession that you want to air out? Come on, let that bad boy out of the closet, it feels gooooooood! Stay tuned for more blog fun!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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