Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Walking, Talking and Gawking



I'm gawking......

.....at Carolyn Crane's new website design. Carolyn, who is hilarious, quirky and an incredibly talented writer, has been slaving away on her new website for weeks. And....it kicks big-time arse! I am totally inspired to work on my website now. I love her new font for the header, the lay-out, the super fun graphics, the whole enchilada (that's an inside joke since she loves Mexican food). Check out her website and gawk away.

I'm talking......

.....about Linda Howard's Kill and Tell with Julia Barrett. Julia loves Linda Howard, and I have only read one book by her--Open Season--which I absolutely loved. So next on the reading list is Kill and Tell, which I am assured has one of the sexiest scenes ever. Hubba hubba hubba....


I'm walking.......

.......which just may be the secret to living a long, healthy life. Big thanks to my friend Sandra who sent me this link. I might look like a big dork when I do my walks every day....picture Adrian from the first Rocky movie--BEFORE her make-over. Remember when she had on the knit cap, buttoned-up coat and glasses? That's me. (See photo below).



I might look like a dork, but those walks are the best thing going! Check out this cool vid.......



Walking to the Rocky soundtrack,
Penelope

10 comments:

Carolyn Crane said...

Hey, what a lovely surprise! Thanks so much for the shout and the words on the site. (which I hope I will like for years to come for how insanely much angst it and drama caused. Poor DH!!)

Also, before I read that bit about Adrian, I looked at her picture and thought, she is pretty. She looks cool. She looks like she reads!! Have a fun walk!

Jaye said...

Sounds like you have all your bases covered! Off to be inspired by a lovely website.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool video. Very informative. Thanks for sharing it.

Penelope said...

Carolyn....of course you would like the pre-makeover Adrian! She has a funky hat, funky glasses, and a funky coat. My husband saw my get-up the other day before I went outside to walk and he said "Um, you're not going out like that, are you?" He doesn't get the whole funky-is-good thing. :^)

Penelope said...

Hi Jaye! Enjoy the website...Carolyn has done a fab job. It's really fun and different.

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! Glad you liked the vid. He did a good job making a health issue a fun video.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Yo, Adrian! Fly to Philly and run up those stairs! You're a Steelers fan anyway!
So Kill and Tell - best SEDUCTION scene ever! I could re-read it once a week and never grow tired of it.
Gotta check out Ms. Crane's new website. Sounds inviting.
Walk away, girlie girl!

Penelope said...

Julia....I just read the seduction scene in Kill and Tell. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *passes out* *fans self* Woo hoo!

JenM said...

That video was wonderful. I'm a big exerciser, but the hubs is a total couch potato and that is one of the greatest frustrations in my life (and yes, he is obese). I'm going to send him the link and pray that maybe it will inspire him. He's an artist so if nothing else,hopefully the graphics will catch his attention and make him listen.

Penelope said...

Hi JenM! I'm so glad you liked the video...I think it is really cool. A fun way to get the message across. Can you go on a walk w/ your hubby every night? Just around the neighborhood? The other thing that I love is listening to my favorite music and walking. If your husband has an itouch, give him an itunes gift card, let him purchase his favorite music and make some fun mixes, and then head out for a walk. He will forget he is "exercising" and just have fun. Good luck!