Saturday, November 22, 2008

Finding Kindred Spirits

I was so busy reading about Hugh Jackman being the sexiest man alive in People Magazine I lost track of time and all of a sudden I remembered it was Friday night and time to write my blog. I usually have a topic in mind, but this week my mind is blank.

While I was trying to think of something, I went to the site. I’ve been meaning to do it for awhile and since I was basically stalling, it seemed like the perfect time. It has around 150,000 members who like yarn arts. I found out about it by chance when they started a discussion group about Hooked on Murder and one of the people in the group emailed me and told me about it.

You have to be a member of to take part in a discussion group and at least at that time there was a waiting list. I finally moved up the line and became a member. It was very cool to go to the discussion group and read the posts. It also felt a little odd to have people talking about my characters and which guy they preferred for Molly. Some people gave casting suggestions in case it ever became a movie. It was fun to see how they pictured my characters. I never would have thought of Meryl Streep for CeeCee Collins.

Tonight when I went to, I looked at some of the other groups. There are zillions of them from all over the world - and even one dedicated to my little corner of the San Fernando Valley.

Another group is run by the Crochet Liberation Front. They gave me an jokey award for Hooked on Murder. Something about setting your picot free. Knitters have lots and lots of novels and mysteries. Crocheters only have me and Bendy Carter. I decided to join the discussion group and left an introduction.

Now I just hope I can find my way back to the groups I just joined.


Terri Thayer said...

Whew! I tried to answer your post but first I went to to see what you were talking about. Oh my. First I had to run the one-minute video of all the sexy men. Several times. It goes by fast. Luckily it lands on Jake Gyllenhal so I could rest a bit.

Then I had to check out the 22 past covers. Look, Richard Gere! Oh boy. And Brad Pitt with long hair. Nice!

Then, the actual article about this year's men. Javier Bardem's girlfriend says he's an amazing actor! Not what I wanted to know from his girlfriend. I can see that for myself. Jon Hamm says he's kind and a good driver. Now that's sexy. Blair Underwood, Daniel Craig. Oh my.

Too much for so early in the morning. I have to go lay down.

Nice post, I think.

Linda O. Johnston said...

It's great that you were able to join the group, Betty, when they were talking about your book. I've checked out pet-sitters' groups but you have to be a professional pet-sitter to join, and I don't think I could join in my fictional Kendra's name!

I did see some of the hype about Hugh Jackman being named the sexiest man alive, including a TV segment, which I admit I enjoyed.


Betty Hechtman said...

Terri, it sounds like you had a manfull morning.

Linda, it's too bad you couldn't join the pet sitter group. I bet they have a lot of stories to tell.

And just as an aside - I saw Hugh Jackman in person. From a distance anyway. He was standing outside a restaurant and I was in a car. He looks just as good in person.

Camille Minichino said...

Sorry, Betty, but I didn't get past "Hugh Jackman" in the first line of your post ....