Pick a Song

This one's a toughie - I'd likely turn up the volume if either of them came on the radio - but for me, it's hard to pass up anything with Brother Ray. I'd say he and Chaka edge out the Brothers Johnson by just a hair.

What do you think?

The Brothers Johnson

Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles & Chaka Khan

I hope we all have a better weekend than last. I like to think that Bernie and Isaac are at peace and rehearsing for that show the Lord is putting on that they're headlining (thank you, Cheryl Underwood, for putting such a unique and comforting spin on our loss). And I'm also wishing the media would cool their coverage of John Edwards's affair. He's out of the political picture; it shouldn't matter. I feel very badly for his wife. Those of you who've read Once Upon A Project know that I wrote about a similar situation. It's an unfortunate situation in fiction, and unfortunate in real life as well.

My mom and sister are flying in tomorrow. My sister is going home midweek, but I'll have my mother for eight wonderful days. I'm soooooo excited.

After doing very little reading for the past few years, a strange thing has happened . . . I'm getting excited about it again. I bought two books last night. The problem is, I've got a deadline to meet, so I won't be doing much curling up, at least just yet.

I've got a wrinkle to work out in the WIP. If there's one thing I have trouble with, it's timelines. I sat down to work mine out yesterday and realized that I took a wrong turn. Fortunately, it won't take a lot of work to fix it, and the book will be better for it. I probably need to stop saving this for last, but for me it's the I dotting and T crossing that's part of puting the final package together.

A good weekend to all!


Gwyneth Bolton said...

Isn't that just like the reading bug to bite you when you have a deadline. LOL.

As for the songs, I think I like the Ray and Chaka version best. I like the more upbeat tempo.


Carleen Brice said...

I do the same thing: save the timeline for last! :)

shelia said...

The video clinched the second version for me. I had heard the song but this was my first time seeing the video.

I hope you're having a good time with your mom and sister.

I still don't have a Kindle but I keep hearing how convenient it is so it might be a good investment.

Congrats on Once Upon A Project being in audio and kindle format.

Sean D. Young said...


I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family. I'm so proud of you. You're doing a great job and Once Upon A Project is just the beginning.

Keep on Keepin' On!

As for the song I like the Chaka version better.


bettye griffin said...

It looks like Ray and Chaka are the favorites, but nothing against the Brothers Johnson.

Gwyneth, I hope you enjoyed your birthday weekend. Carleen, I heard a sparkling recommendation about your novel, Orange Mint and Honey, on Donna Hill's Internet show, which I often listen to at work. Thanks for the congrats, Shelia! Sean, we're having a great time. My sister is here until Wednesday, my mother through next Sunday. My poor husband is coping with being surrounded by Griffin women, bless him. You should think about coming up and spending a weekend with me yourself this fall!