Week in Review

(*Quick note–the pic really has nothing to do with today’s post. I just felt like celebrating Saturday, and how better than with an Orlando pirate photo!)
A short post today! My RWA chapter is having a bookseller/librarian reception at a swanky restaurant this afternoon, and I have to decide what to wear. Then I have to pack up books and promo materials and haul them to my car. So, here’s what I’ve been doing this week:
1) Watching The Tudors. I don’t get Showtime, so a friend had to record it for me, and I just caught the first two episodes. I was really looking forward to this. My WIP is set in almost this exact period (late 1520s, when Anne Boleyn was on the rise), and I find Jonathan Rhys Meyers to be way sexy (though not at all Henry VIII-like). But it was–well, it was dull. And tacky-looking (and not in a good way, like a bobbling hula dancer figurine). A bit disappointed.
2) Doing the Dancing With the Stars Cardio Dance Workout DVD. Warning–whine ahead! This darn thing is hard. And it does not help to have perky, flat-abs Kym yapping at me to “Use your arms! Make it fun! Can’t you feel the burn on your backside?” But when they have Dancing With the Romance Writers I’m going to be ready to dance with Maks. Not to mention ready for sundress season. And I’m pretty sure no one ever died from attempting the jive, though it sometimes feels like it.
3) Playing with some new makeup. I bought some stuff at Sephora from Smashbox’s new Tokidoki line, which has the cutest packaging ever (okay, yeah, so I sort of bought the book for the cover here, but Smashbox usually has very nice products. I swear by their primer). The coral pink lipgloss is fabulous. You can find it here.
4) And reaching page 160 on that Tudor-set WIP! More than halfway through!
What have you been up to this week???

About Amanda McCabe/Laurel McKee

Writer (as Amanda McCabe, Laurel McKee, Amanda Carmack), history geek, yoga enthusiast, pet owner!
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