Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas to one and all!

It's been almost two months since I last wrote a blog. So my goal for the year 2012 is to blog more. And starting now I would love to complain about a week from today is Christmas Day. I can't believe the year is almost over, the goals that were made a year ago are now yesterday and the new ones that we make will be the challenge of the new year.
I leave you with this and I promise a whole new blog on January 1, 2012..

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Behind everything.

It's been a while since I wrote anything. So today will be the day to start a whole new chapter in my life. I have this friend who challenged me to shout out to everybody that I'm writing again.
The goal is to tell everybody that I'm writing so I can get people to encourage me and to motivate me to finish what I started, which I have a bad habit of doing.

So starting in like 48 hours I will participating in National November Writers Month in other words Nano. The whole purpose for this is to challenge one self to write 50,000 words or 74 pages in 30 days. Well, I'm not planning on writing 50,000 words in 30 days but to get in the habit of writing everyday and like I said above to finish what I started.

To get started I need to make of list of stuff that needs to get done,
1. I don't outline so thats out, but I still need to do some research.
2. Clean.. I have 48 hours to find a desk that has drawers and not just a table top, which I'm using now with all my stuff all over the place
3. Come up with names for my Main Female Character (which she's not helping)
4. Talk my muse into coming back. And she's not going to like what I'm going to tell her.
5. Visit Bisbee again during the day, using it as a setting at the beginning of the story.
6. Shopping.

I'm not going to stress over this, it's just writing. How hard can it be?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Who do you write like?

I only did one piece, but I heard it also depends on what you what your piece is.

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bisbee Arizona: A writer’s retreat and a secret ghost hunt….

When I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to fly to Canada at the end of September, I decided to do something different that I never had the guts to do and that was staying in a hotel by my self. I’m one of those types of people who I guess you can say never does anything by her self. I’m a big believer in safety in numbers. And this weekend I’m breaking all the rules and conquering all my fears.
I’m taking two days out of my week vacation and I’m heading off to a local historical town name Bisbee that is known for its appearance in Syfy Ghost Hunters and also crossing my fingers I can sit my butt to the chair and start rewriting something I wrote five years ago.. Wish me luck!
Bisbee started out as a copper mining town in the late 1880’s through I think the 1980’s. For those who never heard of the place the town is 90 miles southeast of Tucson Arizona and is hidden in the Mule Mountains. The Mule Mountains were named after the mule packs that had to be used to reach Bisbee. The community (which is now what we locals call hippy ville, more about that later) was named after a man named Judge Dewitt Bisbee who was a financial banker for the Copper Queen mine.
Geesh, I’m beginning to feel like I’m writing a report on Bisbee. If it must drudge through this terrible history blog then I must continue on….
Once known as the “the Queen of Copper Camp” Old West mining camp produced three million ounces of gold and more then eight billion tons of copper, also silver and zinc. By the 1900’s, Bisbee was the largest city between St Louis and San Francisco. With the population well over 20,000 in the early 1900’s, becoming a very cultural city in the Southwest. And like all big camps, it had it’s rough edges with saloons and ladies of the night. The Brewery Gulch (more about that later) boasted about 47 saloons and was known as the “liveliest spot between El Paso and San Francisco” (Not my words), Bisbee also offered Arizona’s first community library, an opera house.
Bisbee was a thriving town until the mines became unprofitable in the mid 1970’s, people left and was replaced by the artistic free spirits (hence the hippyville comment earlier). My plan for this journey is to document my little two day event. This is just the beginning and not the end of my many blogs that will come in the next few days, so stay tuned…

Friday, September 9, 2011

A writers getaway and the haunted rooms

On September 29, 2011 will be my very own writer’s retreat and ghost hunt. Well, not really a ghost hunt but more like video taping and using a digital recorder and just letting the machines roll with out me saying anything. That way I don’t have to worry about something following me home and having it unite with the ones I have already (which have been really quite for a while).

Let’s talk about the writer’s retreat first then I’ll get back to the ghost hunt. I’m not really one of those who needs total peace and quite when I write. But there are many and I mean many distractions that is outside my little bubble. I love listening to music that makes me get in the mood and takes me away from the world of reality and there are things that make me realize that I need my own office that is outside the house.

I have been discussing with a friend of mine, a mini vacation that deals with locking yourself in a hotel room for 3 days and just write. Knowing my luck I would be outside the hotel doing sight seeing then writing. This friend of mine was thinking about taking a weekend off and heading to a nice little town in the middle of America where the leaves change and the coolness of the air gives one a feeling that fall is just around the corner. The retreat was a great idea, and she wanted to do it right away, I would love to go at a moment notice. But then I live all the way over here on the western side of the country while she lives in Tornado Ally.
There are two minor details that kind of keep me from jumping on the next plane and heading to middle America is the dreadful thing called a job that requires two months notice and the paper that is considered the most dirtiest thing known to man called money.

Since I don’t have either, the money or the time at the moment, I decided to kill two birds with one stone. There are a few hotels around this area that I never stayed in and I thought I have a whole week of at the end of September, I thought it would be a good way to do a writer’s retreat and also it is a few weeks from Halloween hence the ghost hunt. Well, if you know me, I mean really know me. Then you would know I’m kind of curious about the paranormal and the two hotels are “supposed” to be haunted.

The first one is the Copper Queen hotel in Bisbee Arizona

(for those who watch Ghost Hunters this is the place where Grant had his experience in the Julia’s room) and being the type of person I am I’m staying in the Julia’s room for one night. Crossing my fingers I can get something done while I’m there. I was thinking about doing more then one night here but with the price of $150 a night kind of turned me off, so I chose another place that I was told was haunted by the locals is the Hotel La More/Bisbee Inn:

With $89 dollars a night I can afford two nights. Now I'm sounding something off the Travel Channel..LOL..I will be staying in room 12 which is called the green room which is suppose to be haunted by a ghost named
Abigail, and it is said that if you start smelling lavender then you know she is near.

In a feature blog I will post the history of Bisbee Arizona.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Will start blogging again...

I've been really slacking in the blogging department, and of course fighting google over the password (or trying to remember what the password was) I decided that next week will be the week I start blogging again. I did some major changes to what my WIP will be.. For those who or if any of you who is reading this I'm hoping that I will be able to keep it up since next week school starts and I will only have one child to watch instead of 2..
Untill them Bye..

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's been a while.

I know it's been a while since I've been here. It's been so long that I kind of forgot what my pass word was.. So I'm back. With a whole new book idea and thoughts. Starting this Saturday I'll be starting a whole new blog right here..

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The year is.....


And Queen Mary I dies and on November 17 Elizabeth has become Queen of England and the last Tudor heir to rule England.

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's Free For All Friday!!!!

I just decided since there wont be a blog today (I'm off to work early this morning)I thought it would be video Friday. These are clips from Elizabeth The Golden Age Enjoy!

OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!! My all time favorite part of the movie.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! The crowd grows wild Part 1

Ever heard of London Masters of Defense?
Me either and I wouldn’t have known either till I came upon a website while doing some research on names that were popular in the Elizabethan era.

What and who were the London Masters of Defense or Masters of Defense of London. I had to Google the name to see what it really was about and what I found was that it uses either name, it was a company that was recognized as teachers who taught a line of fencing in England, that was mostly centered around London, hence London Masters of Defense or Masters of Defense of London.

There really isn’t much information on when or where The Defense first started. King Henry VIII gave the guild to a charter in 1540 granting the company permission to teach all gentlemen how to use all weapons of war. The first concept of the guild was not unique, during that time there were schools who taught painting, singing and dancing and equestrian. Second, the charter had to be renewed by each new monarch, like most court documents.
The guild was divided into memberships of three ranks: Free Scholar, Provost and Master and at the top of the membership was the Four Ancient Masters, who ran the business, blow them were other Masters.
The Four Ancient Masters job changed as time went on and they didn’t leave any written documents to show how the group changed. Each Master had students from lower ranks who swore an oath of loyalty to their Master.
In order to move to another rank, students or what they were called scholars, would study weapons for a certain amount of time and then with permission from the Masters, the student would then ‘play the prize’ in order to advance to the next level.
The next level for the prize was Provost, which allowed Provost to open a school in their master’s name, and then they would have to pay a small fee for each student.
The last level was Master, the prize involved more and weapons vary, and this is where the term ‘prize fight’ came from.

Money! Money!

The first business of the guild was to make money in three areas; first was charging money for lessons for all forms of combat, either for normal business or penalties and charging for attendance to public functions, which was the prize money. Some charter schools were having students pay half of the tuition (getting a story idea here) up front and the other half at another time, charging 30 or 40 shillings for the fee, plus the student had to bring their own weapons or make arrangements ahead of time before his placement.
Second was that income for the guilds were charged to members and schools. A student had to pay 12 pence upon taking an oath to a master and 4 pence for entrance, when a student wins the prize he also has to pay a fee in order to advance to the next level.
Addition to the regular fees, the Company can charge for it’s day to day business, also they could charge other penalty fees to each member who failed to carry out the guild affairs in a proper manner. The penalty could be a fee of 5s. per Provost, who could be charge each prize candidates who don’t proper notify other members of the Company about up coming fights. A penalty of 6s, 8d was then charged to the Provost who didn’t show up to matches without a good excuse.
Even the public was charged by the Company to attend the match, and the public was then encourage to throw money if they liked the matched between students. To me this is beginning to sound very expensive, the student had to pay for posting notices about the match, and sometimes had to pay half of the travel expenses. The good thing was that the student also received money that was made during the match.

The matches or what they called prizes

There is no information on how to play the prizes but one thing is that theses matches were held out in public, such as markets, inns and theaters and became quite popular form of entertainment that drew out paying people. The prizes were banned during the plague or infections that could be spread among the crowds.

Since this is going to be a very long blog,and I dont' want to bore you to death with nonsense info. I thought I would make this a two parter. Until then. Au revoir!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Today in Tudor History..

On this day in 1581: Francis Drake is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.

Sir Francis Drake, the Vice Admiral. Was the oldest of twelve children, his father Edmund Drake was a strong supporter of Marin Luther and was forced to flee with his family to Chatham in Kent due to the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1548. Francis was born in Crowndale near Taverstock sometime between the dates of 1540-1544.
Sir Francis was a sea caption, privateer, navigator, and self proclaimed pirate, he was also politician in Elizabeth I court and was rewarded on this date the title of knighthood. He was second- in-command of the Queen’s fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588 and died of dysentery in January 1596 trying to unsuccessfully invade San Juan Puerto Rico.

It's been a very long time!

It's been a long time since I've blogged, so please forgive me if I let life get in the way and have just ignored it. Somethings tend to change and it has. My idea that I was researching kind of changed.
I was going on and on about Ancient Greece, but a story that keeps fading in and out of my life has risen again..


By that I must tell you, there will be murder, mystery and the TUDORS!
It's something I tend to work on when it decides to knock on my door and this time I think it's here to stay.

I have come up with some ideas of what I want a daily blog to be about so don't get your tighty whites in a twist if it doesn't really go any way.. Just enjoy the fun.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's all about the scents!

I was going to post this tomorrow, but found out I'm baby sitting at the crack of dawn, then off to work.. So I'm posting it today.. HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY EARLY!

Last week I talked about Black Mulberries and Sweet Violets (which I forgot to post the myth of the violet). Today it’s all about Roses…Yes, the old bridal flower that have been used in weddings since the day the camera was invented.
But I’m not talking about those kinds of roses but the kind that grows in the Mediterranean area. I’m talking about

The Gallic Rose and the Rock- Rose.

Miss Rock-Rose, please tell us a little about you and where you came from?

Hi, my Greek name is Kisthos, but I go by the name Sally.

I’m from a small family of plants that is known for being a beautiful shrub, which is covered by me, the flower at the time of blossoming. My family is so HUGE, and I mean that in a nice way. There are about 200 of us all over the world. We can’t stand the cold so I have cousins in Europe and the Mediterranean, but I was told I have cousins in North America. We love the dry ground and sunny days, what can I say, I love heat?

There is a rumor going around that we’re bisexual, (laughs) I wouldn’t know about any of that. (laughs again) How would I know, I only live for a couple of days. The color I’m wearing is a pink but I seen others wear yellow and white. I’m widely used in perfumes, so I guess I smell nice.

In my family history the Victorians came up with a brilliant idea call the language of flowers (sigh). I love romance. And they named me some word I can’t pronounce Cistaceae, which I was told that it symbolized imminent death. How sad is that? Which means “I shall die tomorrow” (Starts sniffle a little bit) I don’t want to die tomorrow! Does anybody have a tissue?

Myth: The Gorgon Medousa was seduced by Poseidon in a meadow of rock roses on the island of Kisthene. The island was named Kisthene for the flower kisthos.

Gallic Rose you're next

Hey Rock-Rose, we kind of look a like. Do you think we’re related?

Hi, (waves) I’m Greta the Gallic Rose, my Greek name that the Greeks gave me is Rhodon. Don’t ask me why, but they did. I have other names I go by also.. French Rose, or Rose of Provins.

I’m a type of rose that can be found as a native in southern and central Europe and east towards Turkey and around the Causasus.
You can find me in large patches of shrubbery, and my stems have thorns. My sisters and I can grow up single but is known to grow up in doubles and or sometimes semidouble. Each one of us have five single petals that tend to be very fragrant and a deep pink.

We were raised by the Romans and Greeks, and some of my ancestors grew up in what the Middle Ages called a garden. And we are known to share a vegetative character, we tend to lay low and be suckering shrubs. Our colors is vast from white (which I was told was rare) to pink and sometimes a deep purple.

One myth: Death of Adonis. The flower was said to have sprung or been colored by the blood of Aphrodite's dying love Adonis.
Or myth two : Bouquet of Persephone The goddess Persephone and her companion Nymphs were gathering rose, crocus, violet, iris, lily and larkspur blooms in a springtime meadow when she was abducted by the god Haides.

Now I know I can find candles and live flowers that are roses, but they don’t sell Rock-roses nor Gallic in stores, so my search continues… Till next time αντίο (good bye)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Facts About Anything: Artemis and her Temple in Ephesus

It is already Tuesday and I skipped a few days of blogging.. It's been a crazy weekend of babysitting two little girls I call my neices.

Tuesday has been named Tuesday Facts About Anything (I think I'll use this for stuff I researched. Remember I'm still trying to get the hang of this blogging thing.)

Fact One:
Artemis was a Greek Goddess, and a twin to Apollo. She was a virgin huntress, also she over saw births, marriage and sometimes helped in child-rearing.
Artemis was also natural Hellenic successor to the Phrygian Mother Goddess, who also presided over wild animals.

Fact Two:
Artemis was commonly known as a fertility goddes, because of the mulitude 'breast' that covered her statues.

Fact Three:
I find it funny that Artemis is also known to hang out with death and the underworld. I think I need to do more research in order to really get to know Artemis. She was also associated with magic, astrology and with the dark goddess Hecate (she will be blogged in the future).It was said in Athens, Hecate was worshipped as Artemis who also went by the name of Kalliste.Sacrifices to Artemis 'Hecate' were performed in Hecate shrine at Erchia in Arttica.
In a third-century amulet was found in a Roman tomb in Austria, that was a magic charm against migraines, then a story Artemis was developed. It was said a female demon rose from the ocean in a frenzy. Artemis of Ephesia meets her and exorcises her.

Fact Four:
Other Artemis titles: Artemis of the First Throne, Queen of the Cosmos, Lord, Saviour, Heavenly Goddess, Greatest and Holiest. She had control over power of astrolgical fate that was symbolized by the zodiac of her cult image, she also gave to her oracles.

Fact Five :
The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus (Modern Turkey)was bulit around the year 650 B.C., was funded by the king of Lybia; Croesus. The design was made by a well known Greek architect, Chreripgron.

Asian Minor:

Becoming number three on the list of Ancient Wonders Of The World. Being 377 feet long and 180 feet wide, and it was almost made out of all marble.
The Temple had 127 columns, each being around 60 feet tall and were carved.
In the middle of the Temple sat the Goddess Artemis, what was made up of marble and decorated in ivory and gold.
Housing many fine artworks, from Greek sculptors Polyclitus, Pheidias, Cresilas and Phradom. Paintings and gilded comlumns of gold and silver fashioned the Temple. It was said many of the scupltures were crafted by the Amazons (Another future blog, who were said founded the city of Ephesus.


Fact Six:
In 1869 a British engineer T.J. Wood, discovered the ruins

Fact Seven: Legand:
Psychopath arsonist Herostratus set fire to the Temple, he was movtivated by fame, but Artemis was too occupied with the birth of Alexander the Great to even notice her temple was set on fire. And the term "Herostratic Fame" was invented. The people of Ephesus were so outraged they instructed Herostratus's name was never again spoken of and if it was spoken then who ever said it would be put to death.

Fact Eight:
When Alexander the Great took over Asia Minor, he offering to rebuild the temple, he even told Epheus that it would be built to the original temple except for the raised platform. But the people of Ephesus denied and rebuilt the temple themselves.

Fact Nine:
Many artifacts were found from as far away as India and Persia. Things such as gold, ivory, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
How much do you know about the Ancient Wonders?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Paige Tylor: Ghost Hunter

Today is Friday, and that means it's the start of the weekend for some of us. Execpt for me and a few I know.. Paige Tylor asked for some of us to blog about her new book.. Since I don't have any readers this wont hurt...

I can't wait to read this book!


It's got a hunky hero, a kick-A** heroine and a serial killing ghost that's scary as hell! Not to mention a smokin' hot cover!


Almost getting murdered by a serial killer gives Cassidy Kincaide a new lease on life and convinces her to go ahead and tackle that ghost-hunter novel she's always wanted to write. So, she hooks up with a gorgeous paranormal investigator named Trace McCord to do some research.

Cassidy and Trace rub each other the wrong way right from the beginning, but they have to put aside their differences when the serial killer who attacked her comes back from the grave to continue his string of grisly murders, with her at the top of his list.

Trace has to keep Cassidy close to keep her safe, and as they try to stay one step ahead of the ghost while figuring out how to stop it, he and Cassidy end up in each other’s arms. While Trace has a whole list of reasons why he shouldn’t get involved with her, he finds himself falling in love with the beautiful blonde anyway. And even though Cassidy started out thinking he was a jerk, she learns that underneath the rough ghost hunter exterior, he’s just the man she’s always been looking for. Now, all they have to do, is live long enough to be together.

Watch the Trailer Here!

Get your copy of GHOST HUNTER at Ellora's Cave!

Or visit Paige's website

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Greek flowers

I was reading somewhere that in order to get your muse to come out and play, you can do this and do that. One of the things this article suggested was flowers and candles.
And it got me thinking.. Yes, I know there is smoke coming out of my ears.. I heard it all before. Somebody needs to come up with something a litte more orignial..

Ok, back to me thinking.. Since I love candles I was wondering what kind of scents would be found in Greece? What kind of spices that are turned into candles scents. So I goggled wild flowers of Greece and I got many and many websites. But there is one that I find interesting. There you will find flora with mythical description of what that plant was used for in Greek Mythology and also gives you the Greek name also.. Which I find rather cool to know since, My character is an ancient Greek..

For example:

Black Mulberry:  There are at least 20 species of Mulberries in the world.
Greek : Moron  
The dark-red berries can be used in pies, tarts, wines, cordials and teas. There are two different kinds of Mulberry trees, One that has black berries which is  native to western Asia and A red-berry that is native to eastern North America, tends to have the strongest flavor. The white mulberry is an Asian native, which is found in reagion of North America and has a different flavor. The adult species can contain a large amount of reveratrol (which from what I can find is something that can lower blood suger, who knew?) The fuit and leaves are sold for many supplements and the unripe berries and green parts of the plant that has white sap, can be intoxicating and give a mild hallucinogen.

Myth1 : Death of Pyramos & Thisbe.  Pyramos and Thisbe were a pair of ill-fated lovers from the Assyrian city of Babylon. Their parents forbade their romance and the pair agreed to meet secretly beneath a white-berried mulberry tree outside the city limits. When Pyramos arrived he found Thisbe's shawl in the jaws of a lion and believing her killed plunged a sword through his breast. The girl upon discovering her dead lover also killed herself. The mulberry tree soaked up the lovers' blood and its berries were turned from white to black-red.
I don't know of any candles that Mulberry scented.. So the search is still on.. As I continued to read this article the author mentions real flowers. I was thinking good idea, but where can I find real flowers that are native to the mediterranean? Then I came upon this.....

A Sweet Violet! Not a cute flower.
The flower kind of reminds me of the mean pansy's in the movie Alice in Wonderland (Disney's cartoon version) To me they kind of look like thay can bite some one's head off.. I AM A SWEET VIOLET, HEAR ME ROOOOOOORRRRR!!!!

Greek : Ion
A little bit about the Violet.. It is used to cure sore throats and tonsilitis. The sent is sweet and unmistakable  this flower has proved popular throughout the generations, especially in the late Victorian era, and has consequently been used in the production of many cosmetic fragrances and perfumes. The French make a Violet syrup which is made up of violet extracts. Interesting.. I wonder how they get the extracts from the flower, does anybody know???  In the U.S., this French violet  syrup is use to make violet sconts and marshmellows.. Now this got me interested.. How does one make violet scones and marshmellows? One will have to wait till another day.. Till then αντίο (Good bye)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's all Greek to me!

It's been like a day since I posted but thats ok, I think today's research will be Greek words from the past couple of days. So in honor this, Saturday will be Greek word blog.. Meaning every words that I learned this week will be posted here, so that way who ever is reading this can learn with me.
Get that pen and paper out here comes this past weeks words.

Remember it's the beginner's version I'm doing... And I can't post what the word sounds like. Trust me most of the words can be pronounced easily.

Type: singular neuter
Pronunciation: alfavitismos
Definition: literacy
Greek Phrase: Ο αλφαβητισμὀς εἰναι σημαντικὀς για μια χὠρα.
English Phrase: Literacy is important for a country.

Type: adjective
Pronunciation: anikseros
Definition: unaware
Greek Phrase: Αυτὀς εἰναι ανἠξερος.
English Phrase: He is unaware

Type: adjective
Pronunciation: telios
Definition: perfect
Greek Phrase: Αυτὀς ο πἰνακας εἰναι τἐλειος.
English Phrase: This painting is perfect.

Type:singular feminine
Pronunciation: erminia
Definition: interpretation
Greek Phrase: Συμφωνὠ με την ερμηνἰα σου.
English Phrase: I agree with your interpretation

Type: singular feminine
Pronunciation: hara
Definition: joy
Greek Phrase: Μου δἰνει μεγἀλη χαρἀ αυτἠ η εἰδηση.
English Phrase: This news gives me great joy.

Type: adjective
Pronunciation: eforos
Definition: fertile
Greek Phrase: Αυτὀς ο αγρὀς εἰναι εύφορος

Type: singular neuter
Pronunciation: klari
Definition: stick
Greek Phrase: Το κλαρἰ ἐπεσε απο το δἐντρο.
English Phrase: The stick fell from the tree.

Type: singular neuter
Pronunciation: pososto
Definition: percentage
Greek Phrase: Μου αναλογεἰ μεγἀλο ποσοστὀ.
English Phrase: A large percentage belongs to me.

Type: adjective
Pronunciation: eforos
Definition: fertile
Greek Phrase: Αυτὀς ο αγρὀς εἰναι εύφορος.
English Phrase: This plot of land is fertile.

Type: singular neuter
Pronunciation: prioni
Definition: saw
Greek Phrase: Το πριὀνι κὀβει το ξὐλο.
English Phrase: The saw cuts the wood.

Type: adverb
Pronunciation: tromaktikos
Definition: scary
Greek Phrase: Ο πὀλεμος εἰναι τρομακτικὀς.
English Phrase: War is scary.

Type: singular neuter
Pronunciation: ipokatastima
Definition: branch
Greek Phrase :Δουλἐυω στο υποκατἀστημα της τρἀπεζας.
English Phrase: I work at the bank branch.

Type: verb
Pronunciation: agapo
Definition: I love
Greek Phrase: Σε αγαπὠ πἀρα πὀλυ.
English Phrase: I love you very much.

Type: singular neuter
Pronunciation: koma
Definition: coma
Greek Phrase: Ο ασθενἠς ἐπεσε σε κὠμα.
English Phrase: The patient fell into a coma.

Type: singular feminine
Pronunciation: egimosini
Definition: pregnancy
Greek Phrase: Αυτἠ η εγκυμοσὐνη εἰναι ατελεἰωτη.
English Phrase: This pregnancy is never ending.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Today is the first day of, not really first day of research but the first day to actually break down and but a book on the said research..
Ok.. The topic I'll be researching will be..... Ancient Greek, hence learning Greek words and passing them on to others who wan to learn also.  Now back to the topic of books, since I can't get on the next plane to Athens, the next best thing is travel books.
After work I meandered around the book store to search out books that fit the topic I'm going to write about. I started at the history magazines, because one might find that Archeaolgy mag that might have an article that I might to read, (which it didn't have anything that has to do with my topic). So I made my way to the travel section. To find out that they didn't have the book I wanted, and one book I did want.
Looking at the price of the book got me thinking are travel books over priced due to the place of travel or is it the book store or even the publisher?

The book I was looking for is DK Eyewitness Travel of Turkey, since the Temple of Artemis that was in Ephesus which is now modern Turkey. But to my shock.. The book store didn't have any books on Turkey but one on Instanbul. Which kind of sucks because they had a whole shelf dedicated to Porto Rico...
So what can a writer do when she comes to this problem?
She grabs the one on Greece and starts thinking that Turkey was part of Greece Empire at one point and out of curiosity she wanted to see how long would it take the book store to get it in stock if she ordered it?
I did the next best thing and went and found out that it would take a week to get the book on Turkey, but the killer was going to be the price..


Are the Gods crazy???? I bet they are rolling over lauging at those mortals who are willing to pay $30 for a lousey travel book, so I did the next best thing was to go home and checked Barnes and Noble and found out that it's only like $20.60 for the book (which I still find a little too much), so I'm going to stick with b&, its so much cheaper then the local book store..

Now I'm curious to see how much the book on Greece will be.

 Sigh.. I wish I just had the money to travel...It would be so much easier to go and get the feel of the place then reading it in books.
Well, my dears. This is tonight blog, I can't tell you what tomorrow will be about because

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This is the first of (hopefully) many post. As of right now I have little research that I found. So hold on and enjoy the ride with me.