The House Always Wins

The House Always Wins - roulette wheel with chips

Thomas recently reminded me of a popular saying in Vegas: “The house always wins.” Basically, it means “the house” (casino owners) set up their games so the casino will always net a profit. Yes, people do win money, but the vast majority leave with their pockets substantially lighter. Would you like to know who else works in a similar fashion? Answer: Hays County, Texas.

For the record, I did ask my attorney if he’s okay with me blogging about this. His answer, “Yes, and make sure to send a link to your congressman.”

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Jurassic Park Comes to Life

Jurassic Park Comes to Life - T-Rex

This week has been filled with more anxiety than usual. I have something going on this afternoon to which I am terrified of the results (don’t worry, I won’t leave you in suspense too long—I have the okay to blog about it on Monday). My twitter friends are the BEST and sent over some fantastic cute animal GIFs. Sophie Henderson (an awesome person to follow if you’re not) shared one of this adorable sugar glider getting its belly rubbed. It reminded me of an encounter I had with one as a teenager. Afterall, how many people can say they were attacked by a squirrel at the movie theater while Jurassic Park II: The Lost World was playing?

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Come Hell or High Water

Come Hell or High Water - wave over San Francisco

It’s been almost three months since I sent out my last query letter to agents. Initially, it was to sit back and reevaluate my submission materials. The query letter was the first victim. Synopsis, the second. Several eyes passed through them, and I felt pretty confident in their quality. The timing was good, too, because there were several contests coming up in April.

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It Was All For Nothing…Or Was It?

It Was All For Nothing…Or Was It? - defeated, lying on bed

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted. It wasn’t a planned sabbatical (okay, it wasn’t actually a true sabbatical, but that’s such a cool word!), but it was something needed. Sometimes, when I get overwhelmed or overloaded, my brain shuts down, and this time around, I didn’t have the energy to restart the parts that went on a break. I’ll talk more about that another time, but I have another topic for today. Confrontation…

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Princess Glitterpoop

Princess Glitterpoop - glitter

I live in Texas, and I’ve been asked on Twitter if I have a Texas accent. Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t hear one, but I don’t think it’s common for one to notice if they have an accent. Well, today, you get to find out because I thought I’d do something a little different and post a short video rather than a traditional article to be read. Not sure if there will be more…I guess it depends on whether people like it. Enjoy!

Psst, somebody tell me if I have an accent…

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Keeping Hope Alive

It’s Monday. Time for another Boldness in the Face of Anxiety post, and this one has me feeling particularly vulnerable…

Keeping Hope Alive - sad in woods with book

I’ve battled depression on and off since my teen years (although some in my family will likely deny it). It’s under control for the most part. I see a therapist regularly—btw, there is NO SHAME in admitting that—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t “flare-ups,” and the last few days have had me struggling.

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