Urban Word Wednesday: Masturbaceous

Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!

Masturbaceous: A female worthy of adding to one’s spank bank.

Examples Of Use:

Hubby and I were at the mall this week looking at some new clothes (ever since I discovered how good I feel in clothes that fit, I’ve re-engaged my shopping addiction). Not to mention the Xmas gift cards burning a hole in my pocket. I was trying on a sexy new top with a pair of new jeans (to wear out dancing for hubby’s birthday…eeeekkkeee….it’s January 27 BTW). I came out of the change room to the crowded fitting room to see what hubby thought. We turned some heads with our urban word conversation.

Me: baby, does this look ok to you?

Hubby: that looks fantastic sweetheart. I think you should get the whole outfit. Very hot!

Me: am I masturbaceous in it?

Hubby: didn’t you see me do the big blink a second ago??? I totally took a mental picture and added you in this outfit to my spank bank. You are 100% masturbaceous in that!

Me: sweet, it’s a keeper then!

Hubby and I got a good chuckle as the poor sales lady and couple customers looked at us sideways. Me oh my…we love to turn heads and raise some eyebrows!! Hmmm…I hope we don’t get banned from stores.

Got any outfits that make you feel masturbaceous? Ever been banned from a store? Or…boycott one? Come on…share the wealth…

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Links Out Loud…Blog, Write, Laugh & Live

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to share the blog luv.

Blog Out Loud:

  • God love Carrie Spencer and her Woodie Knows WordPress series. For all of us in the blogosphere using WordPress, these installments are easy-to-understand tech life savers; helping us grow and master our blogs. This week, Woodie helps us all master our widgets. Thanks Woodie!

Write Out Loud:

Since I seem to be reading and following a lot more writer blogs lately, I apologies to my non-writer readers (that’s a mouthful) for the heavy accent on write out loud links. There’s just so much GOOD stuff out there that I must share. Even my non-writers friends will enjoy – trust me – you should totally try it. Yes, this is peer pressure…I am not above that.

  • Are you setting out to write a book like I am? Then you have to read Jenny Hansen’s post on building a writing team. Can you say ahhhhmazing. I had no idea. I thought I’d just shut myself in my office for a year or two and write a book but I can actually create and have my OWN TEAM?!?! Team Natalie?!?!?! I am IN like FLIN!!
  • Since I am planning on starting my book writing journey this fall, I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on about “the process”. Check out Chuck Wendig’s post on 25 ways to plot, plan, and prep your story. O.M.G. the CHOICES?!?! I am analytical and pragmatic. I am organized. I like lists, rules, and guidelines. I assume that I’ll take to outlining and detailed plotting like a Koala bear to a tree. When I read Chuck’s post, the Beginning, Middle and End spoke to me but not quite enough. Then I read the bit on Chapter-by-Chapter, definitely getting warming. THEN, I read Beat Sheet and felt like I was home. But I am not sure. This has always been the crux of the issue for me; HOW do you get started? What’s the best way? What I am quickly realizing is that for every single writer, it’s DIFFERENT. I am going to have to put on my big girl panties and find my own way. My fav saying in this post “Dialogue is like Astroglide: it lubricates the tale.” LMAO!
  • And as Piper Bayard quickly pointed out in her GREAT advice post on what’s she’s learned over the last seven years writing (seriously, some GREAT advice – go read it now!), my first book is going to suck anyway so I should accept and embrace it as a learning curve, jump in and get it over with already. Like my first marriage, my first book will teach me how to do it right the next time. Afterwards, I can move on to my best sellers.
  • And last but certainly not least, writers’ social media guru, Kristen Lamb (have I mentioned this woman is my freaking hero!!! She teaches a GREAT blogging class– go – sign up now) wrote a fantastic post on how being a social butterfly trumps being a worker bee when it comes to social media. She introduces us to….the “connector”! Dang…I want to be a connector. I want to know everyone and be the popular twitter kid everyone wants to follow and talk to. Kristen’s Twitter rule is to tweet 1/3 info, 1/3 ReTweets, and 1/3 chat. So far, I feel like I have mastered being a level or two (I think) above being a spam bot. I have the info and RT tweets down and a little chat but I need to work on chatting more with other tweeps. I mean, of course they’ll love my charming, dynamic, vivacious self…right?!?! Be warned @mywana tweeps, I am about to invade!

Laugh Out Loud:

  • I nearly died reading Jenny from the blog’s post about her husband being cocky, stubborn and relentless. Can you imagine if your hubby argued with a COP telling him he had the WRONG CAR?!?! O.M.G. I nearly died!
  • This post by Noa Gavin on the guide to being the best at marriage is HILARIOUS. No seriously. I cried. Tears came down my cheek. I. Nearly. Died. Laughing. O.M.G! Perhaps not for the faint of heart (this means she likes to swear and I love that…gal after my own heart!).

Life Out Loud:

I hope you enjoyed this week’s line-up of fantabulous blog posts. Stay tuned for next week’s. I promise to go and spend oodles of time (time away from friends and family I’ll have you know…) to bring you this do-or-die information…My god…you guys must really love me!!

Got any ditties of your own to share? Let me know and maybe they’ll be featured as part of next week’s line-up…

Links Out Loud…Blog, Write, Laugh & Live

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to share the blog luv.

Blog Out Loud:

  • In my tremendous wana711 group (about 40 folks from around the world that took Kristen Lamb’s summer 2011 blogging class) we’ve been having a conversation about blog commenting etiquette. For most of us, with an average of 5 to 25 comments, responding to each and every comment with some sort of thought-provoking, “aha” moment type response is easy peasy. But what about when your blog gets 50 comments or 100 comments? Or….eeeeekkkk….what about when you start getting 100+ comments??? (A girl can dream…) Well have no fear. Jody Hedlund covered that very topic here and here. What‘s your take?
  • Another question that’s been on the minds of myself and my fellow wana711 peeps is the use of photos in our blogs. I mean, for the most part we are all just starting out in this blogging world (and are all starving artists…writers ARE artist you know!!!) so it’s not like we can afford a jag of credits from istock. So what do we do? What can you use and how do you credit the source? Well this week, Carrie Spencer turned us all on to a great article on 4 incredible free sources for photos to use in books/blogs by Joel Friedlander that answered all our questions and gives us some great photo resources.

Write Out Loud:

  • Kristen Lamb (social media guru) wrote about how self-publishing is the American Idol of the publishing world. I soooo want to be the next big winner but I fear I could end up being featured in the blooper reel talking trash about how Simon knows nothing and spouting rants that all of my friends “said I could write.” Yikes!
  • Chuck Wendig’s posted on 25 things to know about self-publishing can obviously go under this category but it could have easily gone under the Laugh Out Loud category. Dead on, tell-it-like-it-is knowledge, and hilarious. Not for the faint of heart. Enjoy!
  • Tawna Fenske talked about how she values feedback from a variety of sources (published authors, unpublished authors and even non-writers) on her material in her post on who has the right to say you suck?
  • Jenny Hansen posted a great article over at the Writers In The Storm blog about non-linear writing and how she’s come to accept and embrace her writing style; making it work for her. She gives us tons of writing resources that will have me reading for hours (hubby’s gonna get blog jealous again)! And while Jenny was writing about the non-linear approach, Laura Drake took the opposite end of the spectrum with her post on linear writing vs the scattergun approach.

Laugh Out Loud:

  • Ever been to a unisex bathroom? JM Randolph has. One with instructions on how to flush (yes, you read that correctly) and is equipped with an encased panic button. LOL! I’m with her; I’d have a hard time not pushing the button for fun. It’s screaming PUSH ME!!!
  • As promised, I’ve spent oodles our hours out there searching for new and exciting blogs for you to check out and today, I deliver. When I read Telling Dad’s post on buying his wife a toilet, I nearly died.

Life Out Loud:

  • “Do you make decisions without knowing why?” Linda Burke wrote a great blog post about how she had been making unconscious decisions in her life that were shaped by her childhood. Hmmm…sounds very familiar to me Linda. It never ceases to amaze me how unconsciously we all live at times; driven by belief, habits, or patterns we learned as children.
  • Angela Wallace is gearing up to release her new urban fantasy series called Elemental Magic (yeahhhh Angela – you go girl!). As part of her research, she explored the four classic elements and what they represent. After reading it, I realize I am a mixed bag of shit! Seriously, I think I need to go back into therapy. I am a total combination of 3 out of 4 of the elements; water, air, and fire. Hubby can attest to it…to all of it! 
  • It’s healthy to look back and Barbara McDowell did just that last week. When she was 17, she wanted to be the next Debbie Allen but ended up in a marketing communications career. Although there’s no telling what the next 20 years will bring. Go for it Barbara!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s line-up of fantabulous blog posts. Stay tuned for next week’s. I promise to go and spend oodles of time (time away from friends and family I’ll have you know…) to bring you this do-or-die information…My god…you guys must really love me!!

Got any ditties of your own to share? Let me know and maybe they’ll be featured as part of next week’s line-up…

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