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You are The Star


Hope, expectation, Bright promises.


The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised


The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

~Forever, Haley~

I found the novel I started working on years ago.  I would love some opinions on it, but remember...It's old, it's rough, and I was much younger when I wrote it.  It needs help, lol.

Here's the first part!  Constructive criticism appreciated :)

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Forever Haley
Chapter 1

PART 1

"Dear Mickey,

     My name is Haley, and I am your biggest fan.  I hope this is not too forward of me,
but I felt it only fair to warn you that your life is about to change.  Ever since I saw your
first movie, I have known in my heart that we belong together.  Being raised to know
that if you want something, you have to go and get it....here I come.

Forever,
Haley"


     After the initial wave of laughter quieted down, the comments started.  "Thanks for sharing that little piece of fan mail with us, Mickey!" said one brother.  "Yeah, and maybe it IS time you settled down,"  stated the second.

     Even though he knew it would come to this, Mickey let them see the letter.  Since all three brothers were actors, there was a lot of fan mail.  Usually, the fans wrote as though they were speaking to a god.  He wondered what kind of woman would be so bold.  Probably the kind he usually found himself dating...the kind after his fame and money.  That must be it!  He was surprised everyday that his brothers, both older than him, had such happy relationships.  Nick and Evan were lucky, but Mickey knew that marriage was not in his future.  He would just stay his happy-go-lucky self and when he needed family time, he could always visit his brothers' homes.   They had always been close, so he would never truly be alone.

     Evan was thinking along the same lines, almost.  Being the eldest of the three brothers, he had always felt responsible for Nick and Mickey.  He had had the devil of a time getting Nick to see reason when it came to Tanya.  Yes, Nick had been stubborn, but not cynical like Mickey.  At twenty-seven years old, Mickey was still dating the wrong types, and didn't believe in love.  This seemed strange, since their parents were extremely happy and always had been, through thirty-seven years of marriage.  Evan knew that Mickey had a lot of family and would never be a lone, but that did not mean that he would not be lonely.  A man needs someone to talk to, someone to share his dreams with, and most of all, someone to share the joy of raising a family with.  Maybe this Haley was just what his brother needed.  Evan had to admit, she did have nerve.  For some reason, he felt as though she had been sincere in her letter--not just some crazy fanatic.  There was real feeling in her letter.  She had been serious.  He decided that he would help her.  His brother would never meet her on his own.

     Nick could see the wheels turning in his older brothers head, and he knew Mickey was in trouble.  Evan would have married Tanya as his proxy if that was what it would have taken to get them hitched.  Now, Nick and Tanya were deliriously happy and expecting their first child, but it had not always been easy.  He had been scared as hell when he fell in love.  After facing that, making the commitment was not that hard.  He had been no match for Tanya and Evan.  Look out Mickey!

    
PART 2

     Haley was just stepping out of the shower when the phone rang.  "Hello, McLain residence," she said.

     "Miss McLain, this is Evan Rowen.  I hope I'm not calling at an inconvenient time."

     Haley stopped toweling her hair.  For a moment she was speechless and her bottom jaw dropped.  Evan Rowen--Mickey Rowan's oldest brother!  Had he gotten the letter by mistake?

     "Hello?  Miss McLain?"  Evan wondered if they had lost the line connection.

     "Yes, I'm here.  Can I help you?"  She was barely able to get the words to come out.

     "Well, this doesn't sound like the ambitious woman who wrote my brother.  Perhaps I've reached the wrong Haley McLain."  He knew he had not, but wanted to see how she would handle a little teasing.

     Haley relaxed, "So, You didn't get the letter by mistake.  Thank Goodness!  I was nervous there for a minute, but why are you calling me?"

     "Boy, Miss McLain, you sure know how to hurt a guys ego!"

     "OH, No offense meant," she said apologetically, "and please, call me Haley."

     "Wonder, and you can call me Evan."  Down to business he though.  "Now, I was wondering if you would have lunch with me.  I'd like to speak to you about your letter to my brother."

     "Certainly!"  Haley did not hesitate.  If she could get Mickey's brother on her side, it would be a lot easier to get close to him.

     "Great!"  Evan replied.  "I'll be staying at the Hillshire Inn.  The limo will pick you up around noon tomorrow."

     "See you then," she said.  With that, they both hung up.


PART 3
 

   At age twenty-five, Haley McLain had fought to get where she was and knew exactly where she wanted to go.  Because of her good looks, people never took her seriously, until they got to know her.  Her parents had raised her to believe that knowledge was power, so she had studied hard to obtain the intelligence to get what she wanted out of life.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in marketing and then got hired on at a large advertising company as an ad executive.  She knew she would apply her knowledge to opening her own company inthe futures, but right now, she was successful and happy working and learning the ins-and-outs of the advertising world.

     Haley had dated quite a bit since she had been out of high school, but nothing serious.  Men were always more than willing to ask her out when they saw her petite body, with curves in all the right places.  She had a nicely shaped face and a small nose, complete with freckles.  Then there was her hair...it looked more like a lions mane.  It was thick, golden, long and wild.  It drove her crazy at times, but men seemed to love it.  Men would see her, fall all over themselves asking her out, then get scared off when they found out how intelligent she was.

     When Haley was a teenager, she had asked her mom how she had known that she would be happy married to her dad.  Her mom had smiled and said, "That's easy.  The first time I saw him, it felt like fireworks going off all over my body.  The hard part was trying to convince HIM that we belonged together," she laughed. 

     Nothing like that had ever happened to Haley.  Then she had seen Mickey Rowned on the big screen.  It happened exactly as her mom had described it.  Then she had a hard time trying to decide exactly how to meet him and get him interested.  Since he was famous, it was not going to be easy.  She had decided to write him and see what happened. Now she was Thrilled!  Tomorrow, she would be having lunch with his brother.  Things were going great!

     When the limo arrived exactly at noon, Haley was ready and waiting.  She was very punctual.  had had picked out one of her best blazer and skirt combos.  It was powder blue to match her aqua colored eyes.  The same eyes she had applied cream on, to lighten the dark circles.  She hated to admit it, but all night there had been a battle between excitement and nervousness, instead of sleep.  Even so, she was not tired, she had just looked it this morning.  On the contrary, she was full of energy as she slipped into the limo.  It was their own personal limousine.  There were no company labels on the interior or on the bar.  They arrived at the hotel before she had had time to get too comfortable.  She was escorted to the hotel restaurant, where she spotted Evan Rowen immediately.  He was almost as handsome as his brother, but a few years older.  He stood up as she walked to the table.

     "Miss McLain," he greeted.

     "Haley, please, and you're Evan.  Nice to meet you." 

     He pulled a chair out for her, then sat back down.  "would you like a drink before we order, Haley?"

     That was exactly what she wanted to calm her nerves.  "Yes, that'd be wonderful."  Then like magic, the waiter appeared.

     "Two white wines, Please," Evan said, then turned his attention to her again.

     "For starters, tell me something," Haley said.  "I know what you look like from your movies, but how did you know what I looked like?"

     "Well, I guess I should apologize, but I had a detective do a little checking on you, before I called yesterday.  I hope you understand, but it was necessary.  I felt your letter was sincere, and I had to make sure."

     "Haley smiled.  Since he had called, that meant he had decided that she was not a nut case.  One problem out of the way.  Out of curiosity she asked, "And did I pass the requirements to meet your brother?"

     He had still had his doubts when he had phoned, but his instinct had told him that she was a real class act, after just a few minutes with her, and his instincts had never steered him wrong before.  "As a matter of fact," he said, " I think you'd be magnificent for my brother.  We're here to decide how to go about this and you'll need my help.  Mickey's a little stubborn."  Boy, THAT was an understatement, Evan thought.  With the preliminaries out of the way, they had lunch and put their heads together.

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OK, that's it...Chapter 1!  What do you guys think?  Do you like the characters?  Are they believable?  Does the plot interest you or is it too sappy?  Do you want to know what happens next?  Will you be sad if you never hear from these characters again?  Are you dying to know how Evan and Haley wrangle Mickey in?  Are you interested in learning more about Mickey?  Did it bore you to tears and you wish you had never heard of the Rowans or Haley McLain???   Tell me, tell me....I want to know!  :)
 

Philosophy in a Child's Hair...

We interrupt your regularly scheduled routine to bring you an important philosophical question. 

Left or Right?

~Come with us to the right, join in the fight...everybody run now, everybody run!

~There's a feeling I get when I look to the left, but it should never be said...keep searching for a sign!

Can philosophies of life be found in a child's hairstyle?  I can hear everyone who spends time reading this wondering, "What the hell is she talking about now?!"

Most of you know that my son spends certain weekends with his father.  It seems here lately that every single time I pick him up, my ex sends him to the car with wet hair, which I don't mind, as it means at least he's had a bath.  The thing that drives me nuts is that my ex insists on parting my son's hair on the left and slicking it down.  He has a natural part on the right though...you know that cute little spiral little boys get on the back of their head, that shows which direction the hair wants to go? 

So here's my son from the front, hair parted on the wrong side and slicked down, only missing a pocket protector and some glasses to complete the Louis and Gilbert look from Revenge of the Nerds.  From the back, it's no better, hair sticking straight up like Alfalfa, with a horizontal part from left to right across the back.  All I can think is "WHY?  Why would you do that to a child?"

The point is not to bash the ex (though heaven knows it needs to be done periodically) but to discuss if you can tell what kind of personality people have based on how they part theirs or others hair. 

Do you think people are disposed to make things easy by going with the natural flow of things, if they utilize a natural hair part or do you think they make life more difficult or have other flaws if they go against the natural hair part and force it to go where they want it to, regardless of how utterly ridiculous it may look.

I think it is true, people who use the natural hair part tend to take the easier path in life and are more conforming and those who refuse to use a natural part make life as complicated as possible and rebel against everything in general, probably just for the sake of being difficult! 

I believe in thinking outside the box and having an open mind.  As the lyrics posted at the top have taught me, conformity is not best way to be all the time.  People must be willing to try new ways of doing things.  You need to occasionally be open to several interpretations of life's issues, structures, etc... Having said that though, sometimes it's best to use a proven or natural path that is set before you.

So, I want to know what YOU think!  Please post your opinion regardless of what it is.  Philosophize with me .

~Peace, Love & Rock~

God grant me the strength...

I'm on my way to pick up my son in a little bit.  I've got this whole mature speech planned out.  The problem is, that I know that no matter how hard I try to remain calm and mature, he's going to piss me off so bad that I'm gonna end up ranting like a crazy bitch.  Why the hell do they even have that song "crazy bitch"?  There's nothing good about a crazy bitch, or the fact that some people can drive you to scream like one!

Must bite my tongue!  Must repress the urge to get drawn into the drama!
Say my speech, say my speech, say ONLY my speech, then walk away...
and no matter what!  Do not let him drag me down to his level!!!!
He no longer has that kind of power over me!!!

FUCK HIM!!!

 
OK, having said that, you guys send me some good karma, strength, prayers...I'll take whatever you got!!! 

I told y'all that you guys were in trouble now...see I've already posted several times in less than a week ;-).

~Hugs


About Last Night

The night started out terrible..I think I've pretty much been pushed to the breaking point.  It's a shame that I did something to myself that I will be paying the consequences for, for at least the next 12 years...sigh.  I cannot say this enough...

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU MARRY!!!  IF THEY ARE A MEAN TO YOU BEFORE MARRIAGE, THEY ALWAYS WILL BE! 

I'm not talking about a once or twice instance, everyone makes mistakes, but if it gets to be more than twice, please let it be a warning!!!!    Most of you know what happened, and I want to thank you all for listening to me blow off steam!  Mares is awesome for telling me "Don't let it get you down...You're Kim from Houston!"  Love all of you, and gratefully the night got SO much better! 

Almost everyone showed up, friends from here, Austin College station and even LA.  All which are awesome!  The show was awesome. Line up was Flawless Escape, who I enjoyed a little more than usual; then Ember, who most of us got to see for the first time.  They were pretty cool and the thing I might remember the most about their performance, music aside, was that the singer actually had steam coming off the top of his head...they work so hard to put on a great show. 

Next, was the main event as far as I'm concerned!  Project H was Amazing as always!  The energy, the talent, the love for music, the appreciation for fans and fellow bands...absolutely fabulous!!  After that, Meriwether got up and rocked the stage!  It was an awesome show, especially "Aye Julian", which is my favorite by them.  Poor Sounds Under Radio ended up being background music as we all visited and did shots!  I particularly enjoyed meeting Sam from Meriwether!  He does an absolutely fabulous Mick Jager impersonation!!!  He had me laughing so hard my eyes were tearing up! 

Then those mean bouncers started screaming...Time to go...seriously...get out!  Ha, I know...just doing their job.  Spent time saying goodbye to everyone and came home to a great nights sleep.

Valentine's day was mostly uneventful, though I did received a really sweet phone call that made my entire day better!  I think a common trait most of my friends share is that they will openly express fondness for the people they like.  I have a great bunch of friends!!!  They are the kind of people who can brighten your whole day with just a few words!  So, after that I was much happier on VD than I expected to be.  

After that, it was off to my Mom's to help her get rid of more junk!  She's done most of it by herself but still has a lot to do...she deserves a looonnggg break when she finishes and gets moved!  A storm hit Houston and I had to drive home through a LOT of water!  I made it home safely though, because I am a professional driver ;-).  Now I think I'm going to make a sandwich and watch a movie in my room...peace & quiet after the Rock & Fun!!!

~Peace, Love & Rock!



Easier than Myspace...

So, I barely visit LJ and my Dearest Maevey, tells me I should be able to do this by now, less complicated than Myspace!  I've been visiting more to keep up with the "Exciting Mis-Adventures of Project H", so I thought I'd start participating.  You guys are in for it now, ha ha ha.

Now all I have to do is figure out what to write here, that will not bore everyone to tears!

Any of you that know me are already aware of the frustration that is my Rolls Canardly, so I won't go into that any further, other than to post a little haiku I wrote on Friday night.  It was my little way of sharing how disappointed I was to miss Tesla at the House of Blues.  Not too bad if I do say so myself.  Adversity brings out the creative side ;-),

As winter fades out
Check engine light glows bright red
No Tesla tonight

 

Here lately, I find myself waiting.  Waiting all the time...waiting for the next Project H show...waiting for the next Mothers Anthem show and their upcoming cd/dvd...waiting for 30 Seconds to Mars to grace us with their presence again, and their 3rd album...waiting for Wednesday so I can watch LOST with my homies (yes, I'm white and I said "homies"}...waiting for the next season of True Blood...waiting for my mechanic to call.  You know about Stockholm Syndrome, right?  Where an abducted person becomes attached to their kidnappers?  Well, I believe I am suffering from a twisted form of that...I'm becoming attached to my mechanic, ha!

Where to go from here?  I would like some feedback.  What would get communication rolling?  Want to give me three objects to write about...as I said, feeling very creative right now.  Want to talk about a certain topic?  Have any other constructive, yes constructive, suggestions?  Help me make LJ a fun place to visit, so I can keep coming back!

Talk to me, Babes!


 

~A Few of My Favorite Things~

1. Go check out what my amazing friends put together for me! It's completely wonderful and my friends are the most awesomest people in the world!!!

2. Go add Project H as a friend, and don't forget to leave a comment on their page that says "Kim from Houston sent me!" <--- (That part is very important!) Be part of the excitement by helping me welcome a new era of Rock!

Call or e-mail Houston's Rock Alternative, 94. 5 The Buzz and request "Down" by Project H, as often as possible!


3. Go add Mothers Anthem as a friend, and don't forget to leave a comment on their page that says "Kim from Houston sent me!" <--- (That part is very important!)

Call Mothers Anthem at 512-961-1684 and don't forget to leave them a message after you hear theirs...this is SO cool!

Call or e-mail Houston's Rock Alternative, 94. 5 The Buzz and ask when they will have some Mothers Anthem to play, as often as possible!

All of These guys have true talent & passion!

Seriously....They All Rock!! 

~PEACE, LOVE & ROCK!

[PLEASE REPOST]






Thanks to Nessa1111 for the videos!

Mothers anthem Live tv performance and filming

You are personally invited on Saturday april 5th, 2008 at 4:00pm To be part of a very special event.

Mothers anthem are filming a live Performance “an evening with mothers anthem” in front of an Audience that we wish you to be part of. This will be a television type event and you will most definitely Be in the taping. Mothers anthem will be filming ten of their songs On april 5th…once edited on to a dvd, this performance will be Included in the upcoming Mothers Anthem package, that will also include the new, full 12 track cd that the guys are currently recording, plus two videos that will also be placed on the dvd.

The price for admission to the filming is only $20……..and for that you will
Definitely be receiving a “first off the press” copy of the Mothers anthem upcoming cd/dvd package, signed by all the guys in the band…..plus admission into the Filming event, where of course you will most probably be filmed, being a member of the audience.

There will also be water And soda provided to all the audience members. There is a strict 200 people only allowed in to the Filming on april 5th….so this is on a first come, first served basis.

You can purchase tickets online at :

http://www.myspace.com/mothersanthem

by clicking on the red banner on the lefthand side of the front page...
hurry...very limited seating!~

The address of the event on Saturday april 5th is….

Music lab
500 e.saint elmo road
Austin, tx 78745
(512) 707-0560

Please arrive at 4:00pm…..the filming will start at 5:00pm sharp

There will be signs posted up, directing you to the
Correct studio.


Please make sure your correct mailing address is included With your check.


Your name will be on the guest list At the door of the
tV studio…and as soon as the mothers anthem cd/dvd
package is off the press, and signed by the guys,
you will be sent a copy.


Don..t forget…only 200 people will allowed to this filming
This is going to be really great evening….

…with a truly great band……
And a night that will be captured forever

testing...

*taps mic*

Is this thing on?

*clears throat*

Hello, LJ...Just want to say I heard there's life outside of myspace and apparently, they need to be told about some very special guys. So, I'm going to give this whole LJ thing a try for Ms. Maevey!

Anyone have tips, tricks or pointers they've learned here that you would like to share with me? :D