Monday, August 12, 2013

This Summer

So I posted a couple times and then disappeard.  Were you really that surprised?  I do it all the time.  Anyway I had a good reason.  I went to Colombia for a week and a half in July.  It was pretty fantastic.  Here are some pics:

Now school is starting.  :(  Smell you guys later.  


Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Most Interesting Author in the World

*Play the music as you scroll for effect.*

His last novel was woven into his chest hair.  

He makes a turtleneck look suave.

Fidel Castro asked him for beard growing tips.

He sleeps with a tommy gun instead of a teddy bear because he think's it's more cuddly.

He's on safari... even when he's in the bathroom.

He's the most interesting author in the world.

I don't often drink beer...

..because I'm already drunk on vermouth and gin.

Stay writing, my friends.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Get Healthy Bloghop

Today's topic, brought to you by the Get Healthy Bloghop, the letter y, and the number 17 is about dieting.  When I started dieting 2 years ago, I had no idea how awful I really felt about myself and my appearance. 

Here I was (245lbs):

And here I is (175lbs):

I now: feel great, can wear t-shirts, get all the major babez, and enjoy the food I eat twice as much.
The truth is, dieting and weight loss are simple mind over matter.  If you are overweight it is 95% likely you are overeating and or eating fecescrap.
I did not do Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Globo Gym, or diet pills.  I just decided one day, I'm going to control this.  And I set up a simple meal plan on some notebook paper. 
Lunch -
Dinner -
Then I filled in the blanks.  My meal plan didn't have breakfast, had a light lunch (a lot of quesadillas or Korean Ramen) and a full dinner.  That's what worked for me.  You know what you need to do:
-Budget and plan.  If more goes in than out, you get bigger. 
-Set a goal.  I surpassed my 215lb goal weight, and then set new minigoals as I progressed. 
-Eat.  I cut out breakfast just because I thought it was best for me, but I NEVER starved myself.  If you don't eat enough eventually you'll fail, give up and slide back downhill, or worse, succeed and be really unhealthy. 
-Cut out sugar.  I cooked all my meals from whole foods, and kept 90% of my ingredients 5g of sugar or less per serving.  Cane sugar is the devil's nectar sauce!
-Control food availability.  If it's not there you can't eat it.  Use your meal plan to grocery shop.
-Treat yourself.  I ate Red Mango froyo once a week just to enjoy life.
How you attain each of these things is up to you.  I knew I understood how to control my weight, and I also knew if I was going to get it done, it had to be my own plan.  It's cheaper than Jenny Craig and better for your dental health than meth.

Anyhow, soap box dismounted.  Check out the next blog on the list here.

Have a great rest of your week!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Music To Make Write To: Local Natives

It's been an age and a half since I've done one of these, but this is my new favorite band.  Check them out while writing, brainstorming, doing yoga, or whatever it is that you do.

I got to see these guys a month ago @ Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa.  Mind Blown.
Here's a pic:

Let me know what you've been jamming out to lately.


Friday, May 3, 2013


So  when I mentioned I was single in my previous post I was going less for a, "Oh you poor thing," and more of a "Which way to Kansas, you stud?!"  Get it right, Ale... I mean, ladies.  Anyway, things have been hard with that, but I'm hoping it will all be over soon and on to bigger and brighter things.  Sorry for dropping off the face of the Earth.  Hopefully I'll be back to writing/querying in no time.  In the meanwhile, here are some pics to catch you up on the last 2 years.




Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sup Gangsters?

Does this thing still work?  Anyone still here?  So I have this big long sob story about how my life fell apart and it took me away from here for awhile.  Anyone want to hear it?  Didn't think so.  Anyway I'm single now (ladies!)  Hopefully I'll be settled soon and can be on here more regularly.  Until then, updates?  Are any of you famous romance novelists yet?  Alex, did, you rewrite Cassastar but throw in, like, a ton of werewolves and vampires and junk?  I'm telling you that stuff totally plays.