There are three things in this world without which I cannot live: jeans, pearls and baseball.  Okay, so air, food and water rank up there too, but those are out of my control.  I dabble in control freak, so it’s those three things that I can control which define me. 

If I could only choose one item of clothing to live in for the rest of my life, it would be jeans.  I have them in every imaginable size, length, cut, and color.  I’m equally enamored of ones that adorn my backside with rhinestones as I am of pairs with button-flap back pockets.  If I really love a pair, I buy them in short and regular.  If you’re 5’2″ or 5’8″, that probably sounds crazy.  Try being 5’4″ and trying to find jeans that work with both flip flops and 3-inch stacked heels though.  I’d say it was annoying, except it gives me an excuse to buy more jeans.  A quick glance in my closet tonight found 28 pairs of jeans.  I prefer not to comment on how many of those I actually wear.

Perhaps it’s because I was raised in the South (by the grace of the big guy upstairs), but there’s nothing I love more than dressing up my favorite pair of dark wash jeans with a silk sleeveless shirt and a strand of big fat pearls.  I’m also prone to buying those in every color, length and size I can find.  You can never go wrong with classic white, but I instantly feel exotic when I slip into my Tahitian pearls and a slinky black dress. 

On a normal day though, you’ll find me pairing a baseball cap with jeans.  Especially if I’m flying.  My uniform for traveling by air is a pair of jeans, flip flops, a tank top and a baseball cap.  The hats have almost outnumbered the jeans in my closet at 22 and have their own dedicated shelf.  The Braves, Red Sox and Gators stacks are the highest, but I don’t discriminate; I have caps from the Cubs, Dodgers and Angels as well.

So, that’s me in a nutshell.  I wear jeans…a lot.  I think pairing dark wash jeans with pearls passes for evening wear.  And no one knows when I’m having a bad hair day, because I own enough hats to outfit two little league teams.  If you simply must know more, you can check out my About page.

As for what this blog will become, only time can tell.  What I can tell you is that I have a short story I’m going to put up in somewhere around four parts.  It’s my little way of bringing suspense to the short story.  I’m thinking I might play around with character development by creating a few characters who will live here at the blog and “guest post.”  I may also post the first chapter of my current manuscript BACK TO ME in the next few days.  You’ll just have to check back and see!

3 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Very nice blog/site. I often think about posting some of my short chick lit stories, but feel like I’m giving them away….when they could be Chapters 1, 2 and 3 in a future book. LOL! Betsy

  2. Thanks for being my first comment ever on Blue Jeans and Pearls, Betsy! Remind me when I get published to send you the first book! 🙂

    Since I’ve got one MS basically done and two more in the works, I’ve decided there are more characters in my head than I can ever cover. So many of them are just tiny ideas that I can’t seem to formulate into bigger ideas. So, they get to become characters on the blog! I figure it’s good practice for my writing and for character development.

    I’m toying around with the idea of introducing a character here who is in one of my works in progress. That MS is from the female lead character’s point of view, in first person, so the guy in her life is only seen from her point of view. I’m thinking I might try and post his point of view here. See if I can write first person from a male point of view. Plus, maybe if people love him, it’ll create buzz for the MS.

    Just lots of ideas rolling around up in this head of mine! 🙂

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