Friday, April 12, 2013

Kids, Kouch to Keg & Knight (Ciara that is)

Kid Kuddles!

Kids are Kute! Me and Aberforth are in agreement on that point.

When I was small, I was quite precocious... and an only child. When my cousins were visiting once and my aunt said 'come on, kids' and I said 'kids are baby goats'. As she tells it, she wanted to smack me. I'm sure I was quite precious. *shifty*

Kouch to Keg

This is my exercise team... two neighbors and I... at one time we were intent on building from walks to runs... we were doing the Couch to 5K program and stopped to talk to our neighbor Kevin... he asked what we were doing and we answered, 'Couch to 5K' and what Kevin heard (because Kevin's mind is OFTEN in the domain of beer) is Couch to Keg... we are a trio of women who, even when we DON'T exercise, still try to get together for wine once or twice a month, so we just thought the name fit... we have kept it.

Speaking of which, the Kouch to Keg team is getting going again on that Couch to 5 K thing... as soon as we feel safe it won't snow again. The way this year is looking, that will probably be July.

Ciara Knight

It's been a while since I caught up on what Ciara was up to and I feel terrible about it. It seems her writing stuff was really taking off about the time my life filled with non-writing challenges last year and she has done some FABULOUS stuff since then!

In particular, I am interested in her futuristic Neumarian Chronicles, so that is the blurb I am sharing.

Weighted (Prequel Novelette)

The Great War of 2185 is over, but my nightmare has just begun. I am being held captive in the Queen’s ship awaiting interrogation. My only possible ally is the princess, but I’m unsure if she is really my friend or a trap set by the Queen to fool me into sharing the secret of my gift. A gift I keep hidden even from myself. It swirls inside my body begging for release, but it is the one thing the Queen can never discover. Will I have the strength to keep the secret? I’ll know the answer soon. If the stories are true about the interrogators, I’ll either be dead or a traitor to my people by morning.

Linky-bob to her books


Ermie said...

Kids are definitely much more cute than children. As for couch to keg... that sounds like my kind of exercise. ;-)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great cover copy for Ciara! Sounds like a great story.

Hope it stops snowing for you soon!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

If I had a team like that, our name would be Couch to Chocolate. Or Couch to Cheese. (Oh, who am I kidding? That's already my team name!) :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You were a smart aleck!
You'll really enjoy Ciara's books.

Teresa Coltrin said...

Cute kids.

Ciara's cover IS nice.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Couch to Keg--has a ring to it, lol!
Alas, I'm not allowed to run anymore-I did for years-but I'd love to get a couple of people to walk with. Company keeps you on track, so to speak.

I hear you on life wrestling and doing a take down of writing.:-)

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Squee for Ciara! Those baby goat pictures are kinda cute I have to admit.

Jai said...

I can't run any more, but I'd be willing to walk from the couch to the keg. Bottoms up!!

Lexie C. said...

Kids are cute- both kinds :)

I tried to do couch to 5k and ended up just doing 5k with no program- I'm not good at following schedules (or rules for that matter). I've never tried couch to keg, haha. I don't drink so maybe not the plan for me- sounds fun though.

Ms. Knight's book looks really interesting!

L.G. Smith said...

Ha...this was like one of Ciara's sneaky "Did I notice your book" posts. I have Weighted in the queue on my Kindle. :)

Helena said...

You find the cutest animal photos! I always go "Awwww..." when I see them.

Yay for Ciara's Weighted! Of course it's on my reading list.

And if you ever run 5K, I will be so impressed. I can sprint but my idea of distance running is 3, 4 blocks. And I'm not kidding.

Cold As Heaven said...

Exercise. Yes, I need to do that too. When skiing season is over, I need something else, maybe biking or mountain hiking. Running is too boring >:)

Cold As Heaven

VR Barkowski said...

Ciara's cover is amazing. Wow!

I don't mind exercise, but I don't like to sweat. Therefore, swimming is pretty much the only option. I keep waiting for someone to come up with a head to toe bathing suit. :)

How cute are those kids????

Mark Means said...

Best of luck with your Couch to Keg thing...sounds like a fun group :)

Left and Write

Trisha F said...

That pic is just waaaayyy too cute!

Almost any baby animal has got to be called cute, in my opinion. ;)