romantic comedy

Farewell to a Great: Harold Ramis

This week, we lost the incomparable Harold Ramis. Such a sad loss, too. Some of my favorite movies he either starred in or directed. My son has recently become a Ghostbusters fan and watches the movies a lot. I’d forgotten how incredibly silly—and yet hilarious—that movie is. It still makes me giggle. And there are tons of quotable lines throughout. Such as: I looked into the trap, Ray. Dogs and cats living together! Mass Hysteria! Mother pussbucket. Okay. So. She’s a dog. He slimed me. I’m also reminded that back then, being a child of the 80s, the Button Craze was going on and we had buttons that said, “Okay. So. She’s a dog.” I had this awful acid wash jean jacket (which of course I thought I was TOTALLY COOL in) COVERED in them. I had a black one with white lettering that said, “I amaze myself.” Thank you, Han Solo. (Why I can remember THAT and not where I put my glasses, I have no idea…) But I digress… The other movie I adored by Harold Ramis was Groundhog Day. This movie, to me, was brilliant. Bill Murray was, as always, hilarious. I loved that he learned how to do all the things Andie MacDowell loved in a man to woo her. I think one of my favorite scenes is where he kidnaps Punxsutawney Phil and drives with him. The whole time he’s telling him, “Don’t drive angry. Don’t drive angry!” When he sees Ned (after seeing him…

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6 Days to Release! And Guest Vicki Batman

TODAY’S WINNER: AMBER SKYZ! Pre-Order Now! B&N | Amazon | Kobo Six days until release day! And today I have fellow Plotting Princess, sweetheart and SASSY writer, the fabo Ms. VICKI BATMAN today. She’s here to talk about the winter weather and giving away an eBook copy of BUG STUFF one lucky commenter. So be sure to comment to enter to WIN. Plus you’ll be entered into the grade prize drawing for the Nook Simple Touch Reader! Grand Prize open to US residents only. I’d like to be a bear and hibernate I have friends who cannot stand the summer heat. Me? I’m all for it and can’t stand winter. I’m just not cold tolerant. As a kid, I could only wear dresses to school. My legs were always cold and needed vast quantities of lotion–check that—my whole body craved lotion. Gloves? No. Pants? After school and weekends. Coats? Yes. Did you have a tough time cramming them in your locker? Leggings? Fishnet stockings were quite popular and rather holey. Sweater? Yes, a white cardigan, a must-have for every young lady. Boots? No. My toe-sies suffered and suffered until a few years ago when I discovered Ugg boots. Now, they are quite toasty. And I adore thick sweat pants and a basic crew neck sweat shirt. Cheap gloves abound, extras stashed in the car, handbag, and every coat. Really, I miss my flip-flops. I’d like to hibernate on my couch with a stack of great romance reads and a warm blankie until…

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Inkwell Guest: Vicki Batman and Fruitcake

Hello, my beautiful readers! Please welcome the fabulous and lovely Vicki Batman to the blog! She’s here to talk about fruitcake and the holidays. Holidays are Joyful… Especially with Fruitcake! Weather. It can be great or crappy. And this past weekend’s ice storm proved the crappy part. ¼ inch can paralyze our city. Fortunately, there’s the highway department and city’s sanding crews… But why so morose, Vicki? It’s just weather, and we have it everywhere. Well…it threatened to spoil my holiday fun. For the past long time years, I have traveled to a small town for their annual Christmas Candlelight Home Tour. The homes are decorated in period style (usually Victorian), and that’s way cool. The town boasts 150 historical markers. Once upon a time, it was a very big city. Then the railroad came and the waterway was ruined…. It nearly died until a group of ladies from the garden club pulled together the home tour. I truly cherish these trips with my galpals. This time together kicks off my holiday season! We oohed and aahed over the houses, eat great meals, stay in a bed and breakfast, shop ’til we drop, and gab like maniacs over everything (like last year when we decided our heroes are handymen!), staying up way past a decent bedtime. So what are your holiday traditions? I love the holidays so much, I write Christmas stories almost every year. This year is the debut about a much maligned holiday treat, “The Great Fruitcake Bake-off.” Here’s…

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