Lookin’ at the way I live…

It’s Friday Happy Dance of JOY!!! hour with Lisa Kessler, aka @LdyDisney. Welcome girls and boys.

It’s no surprise that I have an eclectic interest in music, and it’s a big part of my working day, if only in the background.

I came across early The Guess Who (Canadian Rock band from Winnipeg) while doing research this week.

This is 1968, part of The Guess Who transitional years. Later, they will bring These Eyes (1969) and American Woman (1970). What a difference two years can make.

Check the colors and the dance moves.

You’re actually getting a twofer.


For Writers ~ @ Nathan Bransford, Bransford’s Writers Aren’t Painters They’re Magicians. Click, writer, click.

For Soup Lovers ~ @ The Hip Hostess, A Soup for all Seasons. And it is! Some of my favorite food groups are here – leeks, cream.  Clickety, click.

For Seed Lovers ~ @ The Art of Doing Stuff, Karen’s $75 Cubit’s Seed Package Giveaway. I love the images in this post. You’ve seen The Art of Doing Stuff in my Finds on the Feed more than once. Yeah, baby, it’s that good. Click. On. Over.

For Small Space Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Tiny House Blog, Shafer’s 40 Tiny Houses in 40 Days – Day 24. Or any other day. Have mercy. This actually came to my attention on Facebook. Oh, just click around. Click. Click. Click.

TGIF, baby.


We’re rolling out this Friday’s Happy Dance of JOY!!! — the creative brainchild of Author Lisa Kessler — with a little play on words.

1.45 mins in on this video, and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Two-timing, baby!

This has got to be the happiest man alive.


I’m smiling. Talk about being in step. And the smooth transitions, mercy! Gary and Charlotte Chaney with Debbie Wheelis.

Me and Bobby McGee, sung by Rhonda McDaniel. Note: McDaniel’s link opens with music.

For Writers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog, Lamb’s The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues. Click, writer, click.

For Small Space Lovers ~ @ The Inspired Room, Melissa’s Small House? Solutions for More Space… I love the ideas presented here for embracing living in small spaces. I’ve lived in a lot of them. Still do. The vertical, tiered, wire storage, so cute. And the bookcases!  Clickety, click.

For Spenders ~ @ The Art of Doing Stuff, Karen’s 3 Things You *Should* Spend Money On. Oh, yeah. Click. On. Over.

For Organizers Everywhere ~ @ Small Notebook, Rachel’s Organize the Spice Shelf. This is all about getting your spice act together. Oh, and pink chicks! Click. Click. Click.

TGIF, baby!

Strolling in Wonderland…

Come…, stroll across the floor.

The Stroll

This is what I think is going through their heads about now…

I wanna moo ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh oove like Jag…

The Stroll was first performed by The Diamonds (1958) and written by Clyde Otis and Nancy Lee. Fun factoid: The Diamonds were from Canadaland.

I love finding music from the 1950s. Watching the dancers. Checking out the style — the hair, the suits, the bobby socks, the below-the-knee skirts and sweater sets. Oh, and those prim, little white blouses.


That’s my nod to Author Lisa Kessler’s Friday Happy Dance of JOY!

For Writers ~ @ Terribleminds, Wendig’s 25 Things You Should Know About Protagonists. I love Wendig’s 25 Things posts. I’m always learning something and upping my language skills. Click, man, click.

For Food Scallop Lovers ~ @ Steamy Kitchen, Jaden’s Scallops with Apricot Sauce. Come to mama. I love scallops and am just feeling brave enough to cook them myself. I seared some last week. Alas, they had no apricot sauce; but they were delicious. Clickety, click.

TGIF, baby!

I can go for this (can do)…

I was watching the latest TELUS commercial the other night — and if you’ve never seen a TELUS commercial, click right over to YouTube — created using the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates, aka Hall & Oates, aka the pioneers of Rock & Soul.

Rock & Soul, baby. Rock & Soul.

Their debut album was in 1972, and they have a long history of platinum and gold. Heart them.

For Author Lisa Kessler’s Friday Happy Dance of JOY!!! and for our mutual viewing pleasure, here is one of my fave Hall & Oates singles from 1981.

500 Days of Summer

Then, there is I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do). Oh, and Maneater. And… Gotta love the sounds of the ’80s.

I can go for this (can do).

We’re not doing feeds today. Nobody is really here the Friday before New Year’s Eve. Right?

Tap, tap, tap…?

TGIF, baby!

A Friday Twofer…

You get a twofer today. Christmas and Author Lisa Kessler’s Friday Happy Day of JOY!!! in one video package.

This came across my Twitter stream on Thursday, courtesy of New York Times and USA TODAY Best Selling Author Teresa Medeiros. You can find Medeiros, and her wonderful books, here.

It was just so infectious and joy-giving, I had to share it here…with you.

Dancing With An iPod…

For Writers ~ @ Nathan Bransford, Bransford’s, How to Network Without Networking. I struggle with this issue of networking daily. Click on over.

For Dreamers Everywhere ~ @ Romance Writing From the Edge, Ross’s Friday Fun Video – Dream Drive. Have mercy. Clickety, click.

For New Writers ~ @ Bob Mayer’s Blog|Write It Forward, Mayer’s What to Write. It’s not just “write what you know.” Mayer has been penning a #NaNoWriMo series. Yep. Click. Def.

For Knitters Everywhere ~ @ KwanaWrites, Knitting Spirit by Kwana. These knitted ornaments remind me of socks. Just what a Northern Girl needs. Click. On. Over.

TGIF, baby!

I can’t stop myself…

It’s the Friday after American Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday. You could throw a bowling ball through Blogland today and nobody would notice.

America is shopping — at the malls, on the intertoobs.

Canada, too. Oh, yes. We are.

Well, not me. I’m here posting for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). After today, five more days and counting!

We’re doing the More-Thanksgiving-Humor-Friday-Happy-Dance-of-JOY!!! today. FHDoJ concept by Author Lisa Kessler.

I can’t stop myself…

You Can’t Stuff This

I can see you *shimmying* through the intertoobs, Lisa!

For Writers ~ @ Nathan Bransford, Bransford’s Do You Suffer From One of These Writing Maladies? (Part II). Part I is here. I might suffer from one or two. Mebbe. Click on over.

More For Writers ~ @ Girlfriends Book Club, Thank you, Writing Gods by Author Maria Geraci. Geraci describes a typical writing day now… then, then, and then… Clickety, click.

Go on, Readers. You know you want to. Click, click, and click.

TGIF, baby!