Friday: Linky/video Love. Unromantic Queen, Physicists Crushes, Russian Love?

17 Feb

Valentines Day:

GMR never has to worry about Valentine’s Day, for he knows I couldn’t care less, and in fact, have grown to dislike Valentine’s Day – bleah!

I gave a nod to it by reading the posts on BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books blog for their Valentines Week blog posts. (I have one called The UnRomantic Queen but this is a repeat post from some time back, so some of you may have already seen a version of this–see, couldn’t even inspire myself to write up something new for V’s Day -haw!).

Diane Estrella had a “how cupid shot me” bloghop – so if you are looking for something a bit more romantic, bleah romantic bleah (but not bleah on her blog, which is wonderful!), then go by and take a look at the offerings others have posted there (look in the comments section for their links or on the linky thingee there).

And I’ve just discovered (again, for a friend had a poem published here a few years back) Hyper Text where the V’s Day offerings are eclectic, and where fellow blog-buddy Kristin Bair O’Keeffe from Writerhead has fiction.

Enough of V’s Day (once again: Bleah!).

Rose & Thorn:

There’s a new blogpost every Wednesday on Roses & Thorns (our R&T blog) – we hope you’ll sign up to subscribe to posts–we never give away your email address, and your support really does mean ever so much to us and to our writers, poets, and artists. Every other Wednesday is our new addition–our Art Gallery with mentions by our new Art Director Alaine Benard, and on the alternating weeks are Back Story (our poets/artists/writers give us a peek into their artistic process, how they crafted their stories, etc) or general blog posts. Please come  join us! We’re also on Duotrope Digest, and have an Editor’s Interview if you want insight into what we are thinking/looking for/etc. Come follow us on Twitter, and on the right sidebar is a link to “like” R&T on Facebook. As I said, your support is important and we appreciate you!

My physicist crush:

My other “physicist crush” (besides Neil deGrasse Tyson who hosts Nova scienceNow) is Professor Brian Cox, who hosts “Wonders of the Universe,” and when I write that, I keep saying it as he does “Wonders of the U-nee-vuhse” teehee, what a cutie. There is a mathematician-scientist whose name I can’t recall, though I can see his face, and wish I could pull that name out of my blackholed brain, for he is fascinating as well. Dang. I *heart* physicists/scientists :-D

Online Journals/Magazines:

The Nervous Breakdown, an online magazine/journal, sends me a newsletter to remind me of its eclectic offerings – check them out, sign up for their newsletter.  Yes, I realize/recognize that I am a Publishing Editor of an online journal (above!), but someone else’s success or great-ta-tude does not take away from the enjoyment and love Angie Ledbetter, I, and our Managing Editor Cynthia Toups (and all our wonderful staff) have publishing our little journal. TNB puts their all into their endeavor and it shows! I believe we should all support and tout about one another–this goes for authors, too.

Russian (and Washington) Kat Lovers?

I sometimes go look at my website ( stats just to see where people are clicking from. I don’t know who they are, just where they are from. Like my State Department friend(s) who visit daily–could Hillary be a closet Kat novel-lover? reading my books under the covers with a flashlight? *teeheehee.* But the last couple of days I’ve had a lot of visits from Russia. Tender Graces and Secret Graces are going to be released there (so far?), but I don’t know when or how that works. I did find this page that has that airbrushed photo of me  that I hate (where I look like my much younger twin teeheehee) and everything else is in Russian, so I’m clueless–there is a “lib” in there; library? Dunno. Maybe I’m now a Russian bride and will start receiving mail from creepy .  .  .  uh, I mean lonely  .  . .  American men until they realize I’m an almost 55 year old American woman *haw!* Some of the pics at the bottom made me laugh :-D. If you know Russian, maybe you can clue me in!

Videos that made me go “Haw!” or “aww” or “lawd” . . . :
GMR just shakes his head, or at least he used to when these commercials would air, but it makes me laugh every danged time – I’m laughing now! *they have a PEPPER BAAAAR!* laughing . . . lawd.

And my poor brother *laughing* – he spent hours doing this and keeps saying “No one likes it! Huhn . . . well, shoot . . .” and I just laugh, because it’s so silly, but it still makes me laugh at how he spent hours on this, moving the dogs and doing all this stop-action and cutting and pasting and etc, and, well, um, see for yourself *laughing* . . . oh, of course I mean, *poor brother* teehee.

Finally, last video – this is wonderful and must have taken hours and hours (take a lesson brother *HAW* -okay, just kidding . . . lawd). I love the idea of magic happening once humans have left a building/room.

That’s all for now. You all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you Monday for Monday Classroom. I have been trying to visit around on social networking, but soon I’ll have to bury my head in the new book and that will really curtail my visiting–I’m writing something even more Supernatural this time. My books have ‘hinted’ at it or touched on it, but this time I’m giving myself full reign to use my imagination–release the hounds! :-D


10 Responses to “Friday: Linky/video Love. Unromantic Queen, Physicists Crushes, Russian Love?”

  1. dianeestrella February 17, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Thanks for the shout out and the most romantic unromantic lovely post you wrote ever! Hugs! :O)

    • katmagendie February 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      are you calling me a closet romantic! how darenst you! *laughing* tehehhe :-D

  2. Hilary February 17, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Hi Kat – certainly Professor Cox – is much admired by the females in this world ..! Gosh are you being published in Russia – that’s great news … I love the Joy of Books video ..

    have a great weekend .. cheers Hilary

    • katmagendie February 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

      He is a cutie pie and I love listening to him, both for his message and his voice ~! :-D

      And yes, TG/SG picked up foreign rights by a Russian literary publisher . . . my first foreign rights!

  3. Barbara Forte Abate February 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Well, what a surprise! I’ve been seeing Professor Cox a good deal lately–as I’ve had to resort to evening catch-up typing on the couch, while hubby watches the telly. Funny, you ladies are already acquainted :-D

    What fun that VK is going off to Russia! That is a very charming photo over there on that Russian site–and how cool to even BE on a Russian site–but that strip of ads along the bottom of the page is certainly a distraction. JUST WHAT are they selling, LOL!!!

    The after-hours bookshop is one of my favorite videos. And isn’t it a fun thought to consider our own books there in the midst of all that magic.

    • kathryn magendie February 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      I adore Prof Cox – but I love me some physicists/scientists! :-D

      Yeah, those ads *laughing* . . . lawd!

  4. Linda Hoye February 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who shuns Valentines Day!

    • kathryn magendie February 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Yeah! Down with VD! um, Valentine’s day that is teeeheehhe

  5. karenselliott February 19, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I love that book video – it is so magical! Valentine’s Day. Bah. I’ve been so unlucky in love, I’ve given up. And in my short stories my “loves” end up at the end of a meat cleaver or falling off a sailboat, oops.

    • katmagendie February 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      laughing! here’s to true bloody nasty oozy romance :D

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