A Couple of Coming Attractions

on November 22, 2011 in Misc

I just hopped around to a few of my favorite blogs, and I was soooo relieved that most of them haven’t had new postings for a couple days.  Now I don’t feel so bad about my own blog.

Anyway, we’re obviously getting into that time of year when everyone is crazy busy, including yours truly.  But now at least I’ve got a couple good old-fashioned Layla activities lined up.

First off — you know how I’ve talked here about wanting to do ghosthunting.  Ironically, I had no idea the building I work in is supposed to be haunted.  Then the other day I chatted with someone who works on my floor, a very sensible man who told me he was in his office late one night and kept getting a very creepy feeling.  He also pointed out how a new brochure on the building had a couple pages that deals with alleged ghosts and weird goings-on in the place.  See, I work in the oldest “skyscraper” in downtown Denver – a 10 story creation built more than a century ago.  Well, here’s my chance to come back to the office late this coming weekend or the next and hang out on a couple of the “haunted” floors and in the basement.  With my luck, nothing will happen.   Or maybe I’ll get lucky.

Second on the list – a friend sent me a coupon for a few group lessons in an archery place not too far from me.  When I was a kid I was okay with a bow and arrow.  I usually hit the paper target and never wounded any of my siblings.  But I’ve been wanting to try it out again and this is a cheap ($22) way to go.  Besides, a lot of action heroes, especially in the paranormal genres, know how to be deadly with everything from a longbow to a crossbow to a kind of Gatling gun/crossbow as in Van Helsing.  So here’s my chance to be like them in a kind’ve wuss way.

Anyway, that’s what’s going on with me.  Hope y’all have a great Turkey Day and long weekend.

8 Responses to “A Couple of Coming Attractions”

  1. Archery lessons would be cool!
    I’m skipping my normal post this Friday, but otherwise I’m staying on schedule until it gets closer to Christmas.

  2. Helena says:

    Alex – Your blog is so impressive, I love stopping by it.

  3. Old Kiitty says:

    OK!!! Ghost hunting! Why!??! LOL!! But serisouly = better you than me cos if I ever ever ever stay behind in a place known to be haunted, one of us ain’t gonna leave the building alive! LOL!

    Oh wow – I can totally totally see you as mega fab archer warrior Woman! Enjoy the lessons! Take care

  4. Helena says:

    Old Kitty – Mega Fab Archer Warrior Woman? I so want to use that as my official new title!

  5. Ciara Knight says:

    Archery would be cool. Yep, I was one that didn’t post for four days. Considering I post M-F normally that was a big vacation. :) I’ll be amending my usual schedule at Christmas, also. I had an issue with my personal Amazon account. Just received an email with it open. Apparently,when I opened one under my pen name it blew up my real mane. LOL I’ll be ordering this evening. :)

  6. Ben says:

    I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA for like… ever! I’m loving your book so far! =)
    I’ve been making short films and exploring my cinematic side for the pat couple months instead of my writing/authorship side. So, finished my first “short” and working on my second. We’ll see where it goes, but i’m loving it so far!
    And, good luck ghost hunting! A girl in my class was just saying that when she was growing up everyone on her block saw the same young boy at night with gray eyes standing still in their houses. Apparently a house had burned down a while ago and a boy died in the fire… creepy, right??

  7. Helena says:

    Ben — Hi there! I’m glad that so much of your time is being spent doing what you love. My nephew was really into film making when he was in college, and now he has his own small editing company in L.A. — he edits movie trailers and such and he loves it. So I’m sure your chances for getting into the movie/tv industry will be excellent.

    Though I’m looking forward to the ghost hunting, I think if I ever saw a child spirit I’d be more heartbroken than scared and I’d try to tell him, “Would you go toward the light already? What are you hanging around here for?”

  8. Helena says:

    Ciara — I’m glad excellent bloggers like you were absent because then I didn’t feel like too much of a slacker. We all gotta take off for the holidays.

    Good luck with Amazon. I haven’t had trouble with my ordering account, but once TCM was listed and I had some issues with the page it was on, I had a tough time trying to get a coherent reply from their customer service.