Friday, February 16, 2007


"...Poor George, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth!"
Democratic Convention Speech

I had lunch with "The Mikster" this week. Might I say that I was so enjoying not having to watch the time to make sure that I was taking only an hour for lunch! I decided to make it my errand day as I usually am in front of my laptop from early in the morning till late at night.

During our lunch, we caught up on what each of us were up to, and of course we discussed our favorite "Southernisms". Not sure what that is? Read on for a listing of our favorites.

- "Is that South in your Mouth? "

Translation: Is that a Southern accent I hear?

- "I'm hungrier than a tied up dawg"

Translation: I'm pretty damned hungry.

- "I'm busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest"

Translation: I'm extremely busy.

- "I'm more nervous than a long tailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs"

Translation: I'm very nervous

- "He was smiling like a raccon eating grapes through a picket fence"

Translation: He had a big smile on his face.

- "This room is colder than a witch's boob in a brass bra"

Translation: It's pretty damn cold in here.

- "I was so cold, I shivered just like a dawg pooping peach seeds".

Translation: I was so cold, I was shaking. Now go look at a peach seed, think about it and you will understand just how hard that person must have been shaking.

Aren't they great? The rest are really dirty, so I'll refrain from mentioning them here. I've had to clean up several of them already. But, you get the idea.

By the way, I put a pic of Ann Richards, the late great governor of Texas at the top of my blog. She epitomized the sassy, no-nonsense style, grace and true grit of a southerner.

Damn, I miss Ann Richards.

More Musings Later-

I'm busier than a 1 legged man in a butt kicking contest... it is 11pm on a Friday night and I'm finally winding down. Life couldn't get much better...I'm in the midst of writing 2 fiction books and am LOVING it. Yes, Virginia, I really get paid to do something I love.

Did anyone watch Oprah today? I firmly believe that there is something to "The Secret". As Dr. Phil used to say, "If you can verbalize it, you can achieve it."

More Musings Later-

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Secret to My Success Interview

Linda Della Donna from New York interviewed me a couple of days ago and she asked some really intriguing questions.

Read all about it: Thanks, Linda!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

One-th of the Month!

You know, I took a quick breather from writing today and thought to myself.....

Self, you haven't heard from the production company lately about your book becoming a movie. So, I sent an email and Scott sent me a reply. I have to tell you, it seems surreal.

Hi Taryn,

I promise I haven't forgotten about you. But I have been super busy, in a most beneficial way. The Documentary I shot back in October, has already gained national attention and has a huge underground following, that has thousands to our website.
A few of those people have asked about Glittering Secrets, so yes, there is interest in it. I have just been picked up to shoot another feature, with an approximate budget of $5 million.
But I am going to pass your script on to these executive producers, and let them see their next project.

We are attempting to acquire Morgan Freeman for one of the characters in this other film, if we do, I'll see if he'll mention Glittering Secrets to Ashley Judd.

Take Care,

Scott Norwood
Self, That Ain't Too Shabby!