Author has written 12 stories for Wrestling.
Judge not according to the appearance...John 7:24
"Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." T.E. Lawrence
The Eyes in the Mirror is my latest story... Hope you enjoy it!
I love a good story! I worked in the book business for 10 years and I loved it...and would do it again in a heartbeat.
I am an American who has been living in Germany since 2002...I had one of those Internet romance things THAT WORKED...so now here I am with the love of my life, happily married...well married at least LOL!!!
I have chronic pain issues, I am in pain 24/7/365... reading and writing stories helps to keep my mind focused on other things.
I have two cats...Elizabeth Mary (Lizzie, Little Bit, But-But and various other sundry nicknames) and a three-legged male named Samuel Adam, or Sammy. Life with the cat children is an adventure.
I am dog person, but no dogs allowed in our building (wahhhhhh!) I had my beloved collie named Queen Victoria's Miss Magnolia or Maggie...when I moved to Germany I couldn't bring her and it nearly shattered my heart, but I did the right thing and she went to Memphis Collie Rescue where she got a good and loving home...I got her from a Shelter, when looking for that extra family member PLEASE go to your local shelter and not some random pet shop or puppy mill...END ALL PUPPY MILLS!!!!!
And no, I am not some PETA strong arm...but I am against animal abuse in ANY form including the circus...people can choose if they want to risk their necks...animals can't.
I am NOT a vegetarian either...as a matter of fact I would lie down with the lions and just eat the meat with them...ok guess you know I like rare steaks! LOL Although I would KILL from some yellow crook neck (summer) Squash, apparently not available in Germany (at least none that I have found in 50 Km area) me lovey veggies too!
I am just a kid at heart...and I hope I never loose that...it keeps me young!
I am also a smoker...and I fight for smoker's rights...I wish they would work as hard as getting rid of DEMON ALCOHOL as they try to do to us smokers...don't give me that second hand smoke crap if I am standing OUTSIDE enjoying my vice...the amount of crap in the air from industry is FAR worse than my 2 cigarettes. I REFUSE to go out any more, especially pubs...I want to smoke with my coffee as much as you want to drink your VILE alcohol. When you lose a beloved one to a drunk driver maybe you can START to understand how much I LOATHE the crap!
I miss my personal library of nearly 2,000 books, but working 10 years in a book store with a great discount will do that to you...I am slowly rebuilding my favorites. I am in to Tolkien, The Pendergast series (Lincoln/Child), Dan Brown (yeah I know, but they are entertaining), Michener, and I have read the Wilbur Smith Egypt series to the point I can almost tell them by heart. I love Bernard Cornwell great historical writer. I will read nearly anything, of course that is part of what I did for 10 years...you have to know something in order to recommend it...my eyes would probably explode if I worked at a large chain book store...which also reminds me...PLEASE support your local INDEPENDENT book sellers...they will give you FAR better customer service than a chain store ever will. If I had the the funding that is what I would do...open my OWN book store.
As far as movies go...I really like classics...Some Like it Hot, One Two, Three,. If you need me to weep just put in An Affair to Remember and I will be putty in your hands...honestly I will. I also like Star Wars, Indiana Jones...my ranges fly all over the place. Solomon Kane is my current favorite...that's a REAL hero in my book. I love mostly all the PIXAR films, but Cars is just so darn cute! I love Dreamworks films as well. I have probably seen every Ivory Merchant film ever made. When most people talk during a movie they talk about the plot, when I talk during a film it is about the editing, special effects and cinematography (spelling?). I am a HUGE LOTR fan and the movies were good. Harry Potter as well...but I have learned, you have to separate the books from the movies...as hard as they try books are usually always better.
I was VERY active in community theater and did that locally back home for 12 years, singing, acting and later more into the tech side, Directing, Lighting and was just getting really good at effects make up just before I left. I want to play Bloody Mary in South Pacific and Mother Superior in Sound of Music before I die. I was a trained opera singer (20 years of voice lessons)...but over the last 8 years, I have not practiced and it is true...if you don't use it you loose it...I can still sing rings around my spouse...ummm anybody probably could LOL!! I play a little piano and recorder (but that is annoying to the neighbors in an apartment building)...I can pick my way around a guitar if the song is in very basic chords.
What can I say I am very eclectic and well rounded. I love everything music from Bach to Manowar and of course, FOZZY!!!!...not a huge fan of rap or disco. The 1980's was probably one of the greatest decades for really GOOD music...well ok 1969 was too.
I also love Curling, hockey, soccer, rugby. I miss my Chicago Bears and Cubs! I have found watching Darts very interesting as well. I am also in to all the Equestrian sports.
Needless to say I am a wrestling fan...sadly though Eurosport and Sport 1 only carry SMALL amounts...I only get one 30 minute WWE update per week...I see highlights from Smackdown and Superstars and Vintage Wrestling...I catch what I can online, but I hardly know many of the "new" people. I can say I talked to Jim Ross once on the phone MANY years ago when he was with Mid South Wrestling, trying to arrange fund-raising event...that never got to happen sadly...I am not good at that type of thing I guess. I grew up with Georgia Championship Wrestling every Saturday afternoon...usually with my best friend and a bowl of mom's homemade chili...until I got so excited once that the bowl of chili ended up all over my bedroom floor...oops...well Tommy Rich and Rick Martel WERE hot...I got excited!!!
I was born on June 14, which in America, is Flag Day. The biggest disappointment of my life is when at 9 years old my mother finally told me the truth, "No Suse, they don't hang the flags out just because it's your birthday" I cried. LOL
For those of you who don't know, my spouse, Christine (Chris) passed away Nov. 25, 2015 of liver failure and breast cancer. Writing my stories has kept me sane, busy and alive.
This is my favorite quote. The first time I heard it was on an episode of Rosanne. Such a deep quote coming from such a funny show, but it shows the depth of the character Rosanne played. Read it carefully, and then apply it to your daily life!
"Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." T.E. Lawrence (Better known as Lawrence of Arabia, yeah he was a real person!) So DARE to dream in the daytime, you just might find some surprises.