Comic Con in Las Vegas

In exactly 16 days the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con will begin their first annual event. I am really, really excited. Not just because Las Vegas is gaining a new and sure to be “amazing” comic con event, but because I get to go! Oh my desire to go to San Diego for the last forever many years has been great! But due to lack of funds and an incredibly long waiting list I have yet to go. Now, however, with Las Vegas hosting its own, at the South Point Hotel and Casino, I have the opportunity to attend. With the generousity of a friend I’ll be in line to watch panels, visit booths, and see amazing artists in the comic industry. Their line up of special guests ain’t too shabby either. With Stan Lee and Jim Lee front running the list it’s immediately impressive. Throw in creator of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld and Greg Capullo from Batman and many others as well, this is not some small thing.

I am really excited to be able to attend this event from the beginning. I can only imagine attending the 10th annual Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con and remembering the first year and how much it has grown, possibly large enough to rival Comic Con San Diego. Eh, well we’ll see haha.

Check it out here.


Rolling Up My Sleeves

Okay, today I get to tell you about the amazing plans I have for the backyard. First we are removing the bricks that outline the yard so that we can extend both sides of the patio completely across. Then we are taking back about a foot and a half off the patio. With those bricks we plan to create a half moon area from the middle. The next goal is to build up a brick bench and fire-pit (I found a how to that looks pretty simple).

Then for the grass area,we’ll put in some sod. In the far left corner we want a small fountain and pond, maybe some koi then from the pond extending out a small river.

For plant life, we would like to have on the right side, a peach tree, a plum tree and a lemon tree. I really like these specific trees because they do well in the desert, the color of the leaves on the lemon tree is vibrant green, the peach and plum both flower, one white and one red and I use all three fruits. Climbing plants all along the walls as well as stalks of bamboo and (maybe) sunflowers added when we have even more available funds.

I know all if this can take quite awhile, but we are only doing little bits at a time as we have the money to do so. For right not we are just focusing on the bricks and sod. When we see how many bricks we have left over (if any) we will have a better idea what we can afford to do next.


And the Award Goes to…

LAYay! A perfect top pick Tuesday post! Yesterday I received a nomination of the Liebster Award from Consortium of the Curious. I feel very honored whenever anyone mentions me or my blog, all of the ping backs and awards that continue to make me feel like my work matters. So thank you for including me!

Here are the rules for the award:

  • Post eleven facts about yourself
  • Answer the questions posed by your nominator
  • Pass the award on to eleven new recipients
  • Post eleven new questions to your recipients
  • Post a copy of the badge on your blog (type “Liebster Award” into Google images; you’ll find plenty to choose from). Notify nominees and include links to the originating blog, as well as the new recipients.

Alrightie, 11 facts about myself.

  1. I can play the guitar and piano
  2. My dog is part timber wolf, I like to say he is direwolf.
  3. I’ve had more stitches than broken bones.
  4. I want to learn to sail.
  5. My first car was a black Honda Civic and it was pretty awesome.
  6. I am 5’1.6″ tall, while my boyfriend is 6’2″ -more than a foot taller than me (occasionally I pretend he is a stranger and run away from him in parking lots. He doesn’t think it’s funny)
  7. I enjoy a glass of wine while cooking.
  8. I would like to write a cookbook.
  9. I used to have an irrational fear of answering my office phone. I still fear leaving voicemails.
  10. One of my life goals is to start a charity for children and teens who are scarred, but because it is cosmetic, insurances often wont cover corrective surgery. I would like to name it Hearts for Scars and beyond raising money for corrective surgery the donations would also be used for self acceptance and self esteem programs.
  11. I once wrestled a zebra and won. (It may have been stuffed).

These are the 11 questions posed by Consortium of the Curious with my answers following.

1. Coffee or Tea?

I love both coffee and tea.

2. What’s your favorite color?


3. What’s your favorite animal?


4. If you combine the answers to 2 and 3 and made an animal of that color, is it awesome?

Well, it would not be too much different, so yes a brown tiger would be awesome.

5. Who are you currently reading?

George R. R. Martin

6. Who is your celebrity crush? If you don’t have one, lighten up a little.

Bruce Willis

7. What’s your sign?


8. Apple or Microsoft?


9. If you could title your memoirs right now, what would you call them?

If I’m Going Down, I’m Taking You With Me!

10. Do you prefer the city or the country?

The city. I love the country at times, but I’m a city girl.

11. Do you write longhand or solely by computer?

I mostly write longhand, but it drives me crazy to have to re-type everything into the computer.

Now it’s your turn 11 wonderful bloggers, I greatly enjoy reading your posts. So, if you feel inclined to answer some questions and write some new ones, I hereby nominate you for the Liebster Award!

  1. Contemplating Love
  2. Mitten’sKittens
  3. Retcon Poet
  4. MindRetrofit7
  5. Catherine, Caffeinated
  6. Bluepearlgirl’s world
  7. FanFiction Fridays
  8. Lovely Books Blog
  9. Amandalovesmovies
  10. The Mind Cell
  11. Reflections of a Book Addict

And the questions you must answer!

  1. What is your favorite book?
  2. What are the three items you would bring to a deserted island?
  3. If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  4. Cats or Dogs?
  5. When you were young what occupation did you imagine for yourself?
  6. Why do you write?
  7. Do you have a collection and what is it?
  8. Do you still own a pair of toe socks?
  9. Your favorite app is _____?
  10. DC or Marvel?
  11. The scariest book you ever read was_______?

Some Axel, Some Writing and Some Frosty!


Today I have a couple things for you.

First off this picture of Axel, he is such a monster.

Second a fun little exercise to get that pen moving!

In stories, many characters have something very particular about them, a signifier. It’s something that reminds the reader who they are or what they do. As I was reading some Stephen King I realized how often he uses these signifiers as character names. “The Yellow Card Man” from
11/22/63 never had a name, he was just always the yellow card man because of the yellow card on his hat. By naming him only with his signifier King accomplishes several things; the reader never has to try to remember who the yellow card man is, the reader gains a very distinct image of the character by one phrase and the author cuts out a lot of descriptive language otherwise used to tell the reader more about the character.

I’m not sure whether it’s the choice of names or the contents of the books, but I always get the “vibe” of the character, and usually it is not nice, but really adds a richness to the text. So, for tonight choose a character and replace their name with a solid signifier.

In my book right now I use the name “red hard hat” for a fireman. The character who sees him is a little boy and he does not initially realize that it is a fireman. Giving the term I add some liveliness to the word choice and still tell the reader what is going on in the story.

I’m excited to use this method as a way to continue bringing life to the characters without paragraphs of detail that would otherwise be lost within words.

Lastly, a tiny rant for the day!

I have yet to use a very awesome free Wendy’s frosty card! Glad it’s free frosties for a year and its only February!

The MLP Story

I love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Want to know the story? Of course you do, because it’s hilarious.

I never watched MLP growing up. So, when my boyfriend admitted he had watched it and said it was actually a pretty good show I decided, “Alright, I’ll find an episode and watch.” (Also, he grew up with mostly girls; a sister, girl cousins, so I excused this girly show watching. Plus, he balanced it out pretty well with more “boy” cartoons -laughs)

Anyways, I watched an episode. However, I didn’t realize I had actually chose to watch the new, updated version of MLP, MLP: Friendship is Magic. I immediatly called him back and said, “That show is pretty good, it’s great. I’m watching more.” And he was all, “Uuuhhh, ookay…”

Then I made him watch an episode with me and he obviously realized it was a different one than he had watched growing up. He sat through one episode and came to the same conclusion. This show is great.

I am not ashamed to admit that when Saturday mornings come around, we both look forward to watching MLP – said the 26 year old whose only child is her inner one.

But how can you argue with a show that casts John de Lancie as the villian, Discord? At least that’s Justin’s logic.

Here is my logic:

And I really do.

About Me (Remember These?!)

Remember those “About Me” surveys we all used to post on the forgotten land of Myspace? Well, I thought it might be a bit of fun to fill one out and post it for you guys. Just a little nostalgic fun while learning a few random, personal tidbits about me. Maybe we’ll see that we have some odd things in common hiding behind our shared love of literature, writing, sci-fi or otherwise already known similar interests that has brought us together. Comments discussing found similarities encouraged, as well as re-posting the survey or making your own.


Ultimate ‘About Me’

by Sooz_123

001. What is Your Name?

Lizbeth Wright

002. How old are you?

Born in 1986. Grab a calc.

003. What is the link to your website, blog, or myspace?

You are here.


004. What is your height?

5 feet and 2 inches

005. Do you have any siblings?

I do, one brother, Josh. I admit he is pretty awesome.

006. What is your eye colour?

Oh, blue-ish, green-ish grey-ish.

007. What is your hair colour?

Brown locks currently, also, naturally.

008. Do you wear glasses or contacts?

Glasses, when I drive, or whenever I generally want to see.

009. Are you right handed or left handed?

I am right handed. However, I have spent some time making sure I can write legibly with my left.

010. Do you have any piercings?

I only have my ears. I do want a few more in my ears, but I’m also lazy.

011. Do you smoke?


012. Do you swear?

I’m a sailor in the car and on a boat.

013. Do you get along with your parents?


014. Your heritage

Irish, Native American

015. Your fears

Losing a loved one.

016. Goal you would like to achieve this year

Self-publish 2 novels, earn an award of some sort, get a promotion or quit.

017. Most overused phrase on an instant messenger

Does anyone IM anymore? Well, I’ll say yolo -have these people never heard of Carpe Diem?

018. Best Physical Feature

Justin says, “eyes.”

019. Your bedtime

Nights before work around 10. Not before work? Around 10.

020. What time do you arise in the morning?

For work 6:30 and on days off I sleep in until the late hour of 8.

021. First thoughts waking up?

Hi Justin, you’re still asleep.

022. Do you shower daily?

I love showers, except in the winter, though I still shower daily no matter the temp.

This Or That?

023. Bright or dark room?

Bright wall colors, dark accents and furniture.

024. Chocolate or vanilla?

Don’t make me choose. Seriously, I’ve annoyed countless people trying to decide.

025. Dogs of cats?

Large dogs and small cats. I have one of each.

026. Pepsi or Coke?

Pepsi. I drink water mostly, so when I get a soda I go for the hard stuff.

027. McDonalds or Burger King?

Mmmmm Burger King, and I don’t care, their fries are better.

028. Ant or Dec?

I do believe I have no clue what this means…

029. Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea?

I cannot remember which has the really strong sweet taste, but not that one.

030. Cappuccino or Coffee?

Both and right now.

In the last month have you…

031. Drank alcohol?

I love wine.

032. Gone to a mall?

Of course.

033. Eaten a box of Oreos?

No, I may have eaten a couple.

034. Eaten sushi?

I love sushi. I eat it as often as possible.

035. Been on stage?

Oh, I did do the Gangnam Style dance at the company Christmas party.

036. Been dumped?

Nah, Justin and I have been together for 8 or 9 years. (We like to Mr. and Mrs. Smith it)

037. Gone skinny dipping?


038. Stolen Anything?


Have you ever…

039. Laughed for no reason?

I laugh a lot, but I always have a reason.

040. Been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to do?

Probably not.

041. Been in love?

8 or 9 years.

042. Fired a gun?


043. Been drunk?

Not staggeringly so.

044. Been called a Tease?

I think that was on the list of names, yes.

045. Been beaten up?

No, but I do constantly beat up Justin. (Like I said, we Mr. and Mrs. Smith it).

046. Shoplifted?


What was the last….

047. Furry thing you touched?

Ansem, my cat.

048. Thing you’ve said?

“I heard something that resembled a laugh.”

049. Song you’ve listened to?

Sweet Dreams, I’m currently watching the Following.

050. (Who was the last) person you’ve spoken to on the phone?


051. Movie you watched?

Sinister, it was not all I had wanted it to be.

052. Thing you were doing before this?

Making and eating chicken strips.

053. Time you cried?

Errr, I’m not actually sure.

054. Song you’ve sang?

Cinema. It was on the radio on my way home.

055. Time you looked at the clock?

Gah, you made me! It is now 7:56

056. Food and drink you’ve had?

Chicken strips and a diet Mountain Dew. I do the Dew.

057. Flavour of gum you’ve chewed?


058. Shoes you’ve worn?

Work shoes, black, plain and old lady like.

059. Store you’ve been in?



060. Planet?


061. Age you’ve been so far?

25. I accomplished a lot that year.

062. Season?

Spring and Autumn

063. Number?


064. TV show?

Friends. Still.

065. Flower?

Orange Tiger Lilies


066. How much cash do you have on you?

A whole dollar.

067. What’s a word that rhymes with ‘door’?


068. What T-Shirt are you wearing?

A long sleeve, purple and black smokey one.

069. What brand of shoes are you wearing?

I took them off, and I do not know off-hand.

070. What did your last text message say?


071. What were you doing at midnight last night?

Sleeping, bad dreams though.

072. What’s your current desktop picture?

A little cartoon girl with hearts and a big smile pulling a panda by the legs.

073. What’s a word that you say a lot?

AXEL! (yelling at the dog).

074. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?

Probably brown.

075. How is the weather right now?

Cold, but calm.

076. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?


077. Are you too shy to ask someone out?


078. Can you do a headstand (not using a wall)?

Psh, no.

079. Who would you like to see right now?

I really want to play a video game with my brother. I miss that.

080. How many pillows do you sleep with?

I have two, but I really only use Justin’s, so four?

081. Would you go on a date with someone on MySpace?


082. How do you want to die?

Happy and old.

083. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A secret agent.

084. What country would you most like to visit?

Ireland, maybe soon.

085. How many CDs do you own?

A lot.

086. How many things, in your past, do you regret?

Many things, though I add less and less to them each year.

087. Do you think you are attractive?

Sometimes, I am.

088. Do you believe in yourself?


089. Do you want to get married?

I do. (haha)

In a boy/girl…

090. Favourite eye colour?

Brown that turns green sometimes. Remind me of almonds, sunflowers and snakeskin.

091. Favourite hair colour?


092. Short or long hair?

Both are great.

093. Height?

6’1″ ish

094. Weight?


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