Michelle Rowen

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Report from the couch

So excited that Lost is back for the new season! Loved the premiere. That show doesn’t pull any punches or give us generic, filler episodes. However, I think a prerequisite for the fifth season is to have watched the previous four religiously. There’s a lot of backstory and characters that are hard to keep up with even for an avid viewer.

Can’t say the same for Supernatural. For such a long wait, the return episode last week (haven’t watched this week’s yet) was a bit of a generic disappointment. But I have faith that the boys will come through with more angel/demon goodness in the coming weeks.

Other that the above two fave shows of mine I’ve been giving “The Bachelor” a shot this season. This show, man. It’s not stellar. But it’s so entertaining. Ditto “True Beauty.” Had to watch that one as well. I think it’s kind of obvious who’s going to win. The only guy who thinks about more than his muscles.

And American Idol… not sure what I think of the new judge yet. She’s kind of a Paula/Simon hybrid, isn’t she? It’s like Paula and Simon had a daughter and they rapidly soap opera aged her. A couple singers have really stood out to me, enough so that I’m looking forward to when the season really gets started.

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I’ve started my 2009 by trying to take better care of myself — which includes not indulging in nachos and McChickens — and I also had my eyes checked for the first time in a decade. I’ve been getting a lot of headaches lately, and my vision is a tad blurrier than it was ten years ago (normal aging process for someone my age? Shut your mouth!). Anyhoo, the dude prescribed a pair of reading glasses for me when I’m on the computer, which is basically nine-tenths of my day. Not sure if I’m going to fill it yet. But I probably will. As long as the frames are cool.

In writing news, I’ve been pecking away at this contemporary romance proposal that was actually a whole lot of fun to write. There is a touch of paranormal in it, but none of the characters are vampires, werewolves, or otherworldly creatures. Just humans dealing with a big of magic. I knew what plot point I wanted the sample chapters to end at, so I ended up with 15K of writing instead of a normal proposal length of about 10K. Which is fine, I think. I’m going to read though it today and hopefully get it to my agent for his thoughts this afternoon. I think it’s a good idea to get some standalones out there to balance off my series work. There are readers who don’t like to read series. Can you believe it?? This book seems to have a heroine who’s a size 12, too. I never thought I’d do a larger heroine due to my own weight hang-ups, but it seems to work for this book. Of course, the hero is utterly gorgeous and ripped. ;)

Here’s the latest Twilight funny I’ve found (thanks to Twilighters Anonymous, my source for Twilight-related news!). It’s Bunny Theatre does Twilight.

5 comments to “Report from the couch”

  1. Leah Braemel
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     · January 23rd, 2009 at 12:51 pm · Link

    LMAO about the video – thanks for posting that.

    Don’t want TV so I have nothing to say there, but yeah, strange how some people won’t read series, isn’t it?



  2. Amy Ruttan
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     · January 23rd, 2009 at 1:32 pm · Link

    ROFL!! That is so funny! I saw Twilight done in puppets recently. I was peeing myself laughing.

    I just recently finished reading the entire series. I am obsessed now. *sigh*

    I was at Wally Mart today and I bought the Soundtrack because I love Supermassive Black Hole by Muse.

    Good job on the proposal.



  3. Stargazer
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     · January 23rd, 2009 at 6:11 pm · Link

    Hay girl~
    You should totally get some Glasses! They will make staring at the computer so much better. I have worn Glasses since the 2nd grade….(had some ugly ones throuh out the years too…smiles) But now I have a Bright Red Prada pair.(dont asked what they costed….my husband dosen’t know ethier…hehehehe) and a white pair with skulls on both sides. Besure and get the plastic one….metal or wire bothers my nose and ears. Plus plastic is lighter on your face. I have to wear mine ALL the time so that’s important to me.
    Hope that helps.
    Sena



  4. KJ
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     · January 26th, 2009 at 8:10 am · Link

    For some reason it takes a heck of a lot for me to dislike “Supernatural.” I liked the first ep in Jan. b/c it turned out to be ‘real’ instead of supernatural, which was a nice departure.

    Okay, I have to ask…is anyone going to see “My Blood Valentine” because Jensen Ackles is one of the main stars? *cough* I am.



  5. Michelle Rowen
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     · February 1st, 2009 at 4:23 pm · Link

    I love Jensen, but that movie is not on my must-see list. And neither is the new Friday the Thirteenth starring Jared.

    Horror movies freak me out.



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