Friday, December 04, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

“Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!”

* Book News *

Some really interesting bookshelves - Crooked Brains

Need to convert a pdf to a Word document? PDF to Word

Tips for entering contests! Write What Inspires You

A fantastic book giveaway! At Home With Books

And a great holiday celebration book giveaway! Debbie’s World of Books

Coincidences & hamsters & writing - Jane’s Ride

Voice in the Dark newsletter for mystery writers - Mayra’s Secret Bookcase

And a special thank you to Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs for my Awesomous Maximus Award!

Is that puppy not adorable????

Thanks, Stephen!

* Concert Review *

Trans Siberian Orchestra

This was our fourth year to see this group and we had second row in the middle floor section (Every year the fan club gets us closer and closer - soon we'll be on stage!)

If you've never seen their Christmas tour, go!! I can tell you there are lights, lasers, explosions, fire, fireworks, raised platforms, snow, stars, etc. - but TSO must be experienced to be appreciated. They aren't just musicians and singers, they are performers. The first time, it returns you to wonder and awe of being a child, and it's impossible to wipe the smile off your face. I've been to over fifty concerts in my time, but nothing compares to TSO and their unique blend of rock and classical music.

The TSO experience is an A+ all the way!

And today, Friday Dec. 4 only, TSO has a special through Amazon  on their new CD, NIght Castle - $3.99 for the digital download and $7.99 for the double CD!!!

* Photo of the Day *

Just one of the 300+ photos I took Wednesday night!


  1. Thanks for the links, Diane!

    I think TSO has already come through Charlotte, hasn't it? :( Think I read about it in the paper. I'll look out for it next year, though.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Thanks for more great links! I'm going to check out the PDF to Word right now.

    Congratulations on the award. He's right, you're awesome!!

  3. As I was checking out these interesting links, I was pleasantly surprised to see my blog included. Thank you for the mention.

    Congratulations, on your award and yes, the dog is adorable.

    I’ll have to watch to see if TSO ever comes to Southwest Florida. It sounds like a wonderful concert.

  4. Great links, as usual!
    Glad you had a good time at the concert. I'll have to check TSO out. Maybe I've heard them and don't remember the name. I'm lousy at names.

    Morgan Mandel

  5. Great links, Diane. Congratulations on your award--you so deserve it.

  6. I've never seen them in concert though i listen to them every year during the holiday season!

  7. If you take that many pictures, do you see the concert, except through the lens? And you must have a great camera because that pic is great.

    More great links. Thanks!

    Straight From Hel

  8. Thanks for the links! I saw TSO in Virginia a few years ago & loved the extravaganza!

  9. Aww, what a cute puppy!

    Love the quote too. Cracked me up. I'm going go check on a few of these links.

    Have a great day, Diane!

  10. That's so cool that you've seen them, TexasRed!! You and I both know the show cannot be described...

    Helen, I see MOST of the concert... LOL

    Everyone, visit Amazon to hear TSO. I guarantee everyone has heard Wizards in Winter from an earlier album!

  11. That is such a cool picture. You capture the energy and excitement and glamour just right.


  12. Thanks for all the great links and I am SO jealous - that must've been a GREAT concert!

    Marvin D Wilson

  13. Great photo! I love a good concert.

  14. I am on vacation but just had to drop by and tell you how I love the resources you give us on Fridays!
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Tweeting writing tips @frugalbookpromo

  15. Thank you, Jai!

    And thank you SO much Carolyn for taking time out of your vacation for me!!!