Saturday, December 31, 2011


So, how about BBCA had Shawn of the Dead on tonight? How ironic is that with the apocalypse year fast approaching.
It is without a doubt, the only movie I can think of where the characters have a preexisting knowledge of what a zombie is. I really like their outlook though, disbelief and a hint of ‘maybe these zombies are different than movie ones’.
That has to be up there with my favorite zombie movies.
As a writer I find it extremely hard to write a book about zombies where no one has ever heard of a zombie, it’s just seems to surpass the level of belief for me. I don’t know.
Anyhow, so the sun is acting up. Wow, I so have to get into that for a blog. But I’ll keep this one short because I doubt many people will be reading it. Let’s just say, ‘Thank you NASA’.  And let’s hope your recent news release about the misbehaving sun helps my sales on my book TORN, which coincidentally is about the sun.
I know, I know, big shocker that I’d have a book written about another way to end the world. I am trying to think of what I haven’t done.
A meteor. But that’s kind of boring. A big rock hits the earth. Yawn. I mean, I could make it ‘after’. But still. People surviving in a post meteor world. Nah.
I’ll stay clear of meteors. It is much more fun to end the world slowly and painfully.
I’ll end this blog with my Resolutions for 2012. You can skip this part if you think it’ll bore you.
·         Try to write 2 books this year that aren’t Apocalypse books.
·         Start, write and finish 5 novels. Those of you who are writers know, starting a novel is easy. Finishing it is another story.
·         Plan, prepare and really get ready for the end of the world, even if it doesn’t come.
·         Blog at least 4 times week if not more.
·         Take a vacation to Florida to visit my friend.
·         Go on three dates in 2012. I went on 3 dates in 2011 and got them all out of the way before March so I was done and didn’t have to hear about it from anyone that I didn’t date.
·         Not to get into a serious relationship and stay single for another year. It’s been pretty cool discovering who I am without a man telling me who I should be.
·         And finally, (At least as far as I can think of) do more for others as life has been more than fair and kind to me in 2011. My gas or electric didn’t get shut off once.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Zombie Apocalypse

In preparing for the apocalypse, I really want to touch upon every scenario imaginable. You know, so you’re mentally ready as well.  So, you’ll be seeing a lot of these, ‘wow this could be how the world ends’ blogs.
To kick off the ‘Wow, this could be how the world end’ blogs, I will start with the ever popular and frequent dinner conversation topic at my house … zombies.
Walking dead, undead, zombies, whatever you prefer to call them, these pesky flesh eating monsters can be a source of the world’s end.
I myself have had three encounters with zombies. Well, ok, one was a drunk woman, the other was confirmed not to be a zombie, just some guy whose glass eye popped out, the other is still up in the air.
It was in between marriages and I was dating a guy who, well, was about 50 watts short of a 75 watt bulb. I was on my way home from DJing and on the phone with ‘Not so Bright guy’. At a red light, I saw some guy, staggering on the street. I told the not-bright, “Wow, this is scary, I think I see a zombie. This guy is just staggering.”
“It’s 3 in the morning,” NSB guy said, “Maybe he’s drunk.”
Just as I was about to say, ‘Maybe’.  BAM, this guys slams, hands first into my car window. He’s moaning something, mouth gnawing, lips bleeding. I scream bloody murder, jump a foot in the air, drop the phone and hit the gas, taking off.
Well the phone broke and was on the floor. I didn’t care. More than likely this guy was beat up, in trouble and I just abandoned him. Not on purpose, I thought he was the undead. I get home and the police are at my house. Here, the not-so-bright boyfriend, when he couldn’t get a hold of me, had called them to tell them I was attacked by a zombie on Rt 51.
Needless to say I was fine and to save myself any embarrassment, I pretended I didn’t know what he was talking about. I think the not so bright former boyfriend got fined or something, for prank calling not sure.
Anyhow, my point is. Even I, Miss Apocalypse, ready for a zombie attack, was taken aback by the presence of this gnawing bloody non verbal man banging on my window. It is stupidity like that, the shock value that indeed makes us vulnerable. We get scared, we get stupid, we get bit, we turn.
With the fictional knowledge of zombies in the back of our mind, really something like a pale face, stumbling person shouldn’t scare us or make us dumb. Hence, really, they shouldn’t cause the apocalypse. But, realistically, will we immediately think ‘zombie’? Will we not try to help another in need? Me, I already proved to myself to think anyone staggering is undead and I run like hell. But I kinda think I may be the exception not the rule. Most people won’t think like that. They’ll see a bloody face and instinctively try to help, then they’ll get bit. They’ll turn, infect another good Samaritan only trying to do a good dead and before we know it, we’re over run.
So, how do we prepare and counter the attack?
That’s another blog.

Surviving the Apocalypse for ten dollars a week or less ....

In keeping with one of my new year’s resolutions, I’m going to start blogging more faithfully. Yes, I know, the new year hasn’t started yet, let’s think of this as practice. After all, this is the year of our world’s demise, right? Hence the title for the blog.
Supposedly, according to what people say the Mayans say, the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Now considering the earth has been around for …. Let’s say a while. I firmly believe that even if some cataclysmic event should take place, there will still be survivors. There always were. Except maybe that one time where the planet rammed into us causing the creation of the moon.
Do I think the world is going to end in 2012? Um, well, not really. But, I don’t dismiss the fact that a manmade event could occur to send civilization into a frenzy. That or Yellowstone or the Siberian traps erupt.
Either way, aside from blogging about family and writing, I’ll be blogging about the apocalypse and scenarios. Also other tidbits. Included in that, once a week I will provide you with items that you need to purchase to prepare for the apocalypse.
Survival items on a budget. So, by the time December 20, 2012 rolls around, should something occur, you will be well stocked an prepared to provide for your family.
Keep in mind, I will not only be telling you your weekly survivor shopping list, I’ll be giving you things to do, search for and practice exercises.
Sound fun? I hope. Won’t it be fun watching your survival inventory grow?
And with that, here is your first task ….
The ‘pre week prepare task’
Simple. Find a spot. Whether it is your basement, a closet, a room, a storage shed, find a spot where you can store your survival items. There simple.
Clean, prep it, get ready … the journey to survival will begin on January 1st.
I look forward to surviving with you.