Sunday, October 30, 2011

Favorite Stephen King Novels-Redux

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. As I may have mentioned, Stephen King is one of my favorite master of the macbre. So, in honor of Mr. King and Halloween is a repost of my favorite Stephen King novels.

"When I was a kid I believed everything I was told, everything I read, and every dispatch sent out by my own overheated imagination. This made for more than a few sleepless nights, but it also filled the world I lived in with colors and textures I would not have traded for a lifetime of restful nights." — Stephen King

It is no secret that, much to the chagrin of my college professors, Stephen King is my favorite author. Ever since my grandmother put my first Stephen King novel in my hands, I have been a fan. I love the way he tells a tale-always with a little bit of mischief. He has not only given me nightmares, but he has inspired my joy of writing. Plus, he's not afraid to use the language that we all use, even if that includes a few f-bombs :) Now, not every Stephen King novel is a blood and guts, nightmare painted horror fest, many of the novels explore relationships between husbands and wives, friendship, and our shared humanity. Many of my favorites deal with the friendships between the most unlikely people. I also love the fact that he often makes heroes out of people that are often the outcasts of society. It was difficult narrowing down my favorite novels. The criteria was simple. These are the ones I've read more than once and plan to read again. Keep in mind, these are not Stephen King's greatest hits. These are my 10 favorite novels.

Viruses, bugs, and blue screens...oh, my

Hey everybody!!! I'm finally back into cyber land!!! I didn't take a sabbatical. My computer has been experiencing the blue screen of death for the past week-probably from downloading video games. I'm a grown woman. I really need a new hobby. Any way, I'll be back to making picks next week!! I'm going to enjoy Monday Night Football, because my Chiefs are taking on the Chargers. Yeah, I'm picking the Chiefs. I might flip over to Monday Night Raw every now and again, because rumor has it that the Rock might make an appearance. The Rock and the Chiefs on Monday Night? Happy Halloween to me!!! Y'all keep it safe and as clean as you can this Halloween!!!

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson NYC 2009 Tribeca by David Shankbone

Chiefs vs Chargers

Sunday, October 16, 2011

NFL Week 6 Picks:

Good morning, y'all...It is Week 6 in the NFL, and what have we learned so far. The Packers, Bills, 49ers, and Lions are pretty darn good. The Chiefs, Vikings, Colts, and Eagles are pretty darn bad. The Cowboys, Falcons, Steelers, and Bears can't quite get themselves together. Ah, the NFL...gotta love it.

NFL-Beveled Logo Wallpaper

Sunday, October 9, 2011

NFL Week 5 Picks: Here come the byes...

It's is week five of the NFL season. Hard to believe that a quarter of the season is already over. Yesterday, the NFL saw the passing of one of the greats in the league Al Davis. Mr. Davis has always been one of the more colorful characters in the NFL, and even though most Chiefs fans saw Al Davis as the Emperor of the evil empire, we appreciate that amongst all the crazy (especially the release of Marcus Allen which led to his coming to Kansas City), there was a method to Al's madness, and the NFL has been a better place for it. RIP, Mr. Davis.

Al Davis - Great Oakland Raiders Owner Dies - RIP

Sunday, October 2, 2011

NFL Week 4 Picks: September is finally over...

Week Four brings a new month. Fall is in the air. There is a little more crisp to the air. Yes, it is finally feeling like football weather. Yet... There is all kinds of bizarro things happening in the NFL. Have you looked at the standings recently? The #1 team in the AFC East, not the Patriots, but the Buffalo Bills. AFC South Houston (Indy is in the basement without Peyton), the reigning AFC west champion Kansas City Chiefs haven't even sniffed a victory while the Raiders and Chargers are tied atop AFC West. Only the AFC North is about right with the exception of the Browns being tied with the Pittsburgh and Baltimore at the top.

Buffalo Bills, NFL.

The NFC hasn't been exempt from the crazy either. Detroit is tied for the top position in the North with the reigning Super Bowl Champs. My Super Bowl pick and reigning NFC South Champ Atlanta Falcons are looking up at every team in their division. The Eagles who many picked to continue roosting at the top of the NFC East have been kicked out of their nest by the Boys, Skins, and Giants who are tied for first.

Ndamukong Suh