It’s been a while since Mr. Alex J. Cavanaugh hosted a blogfest. His are always the best.

Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!

I had to think about this one. I am a trend follower most of the time, but I think I have a couple of unknowns to introduce you to.

If you have some underrated treasures you would like to share, join the blogfest and let us know.


Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!


I reference movies in my writing all the time. It’s rare that I will reference music, but this song fit into my new book, Hope for Her (Hope Series Book #1) perfectly.  Vivian Green’s Emotional Roller Coaster

This song get’s me every time I hear it. Too bad she didn’t do more.



I love Keanu Reeves, always have and always will. I know he may not have the best acting chops, but there is a reason people still star him in movies. He has a presence. One of my favorite Keanu movies is Street Kings.

Synopsis:  LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of a kidnapped kid sex slave, Tom becomes the target of IA’s hotshot, captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander’s promotion to chief. Tom’s corrupt, disloyal ex-patrol partner Terrence Washington sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Tom’s presence.

Television Show:  


Homicide: Life on the Street – A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

If your a fan of the original Law & Order and Law & Order SVU, you probably watched Homicide. I can watch these episodes over and over again.

Have you seen or heard of my Underrated Treasures? What are some of yours?

Check out the other Underrated Treasures by clicking here.

My Weekly Update – Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my father and all the other men who play the role of father in anyone’s life.

Coolest Things

One of my favorite golfers Justin Rose won the U.S. Open.

My top five favorite golfers; (5) Ricky Fowler, (4) Adam Scott, (3) Justin Leonard, (2) Luke Donald and (1) Tiger Woods.

During the NBA playoffs, I saw the Magna Carta commercial and had to share it with you.

Jay Z, Timberland, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beats and Pharrell.  So much brilliance on one album; I’m trippin. Can’t wait for July 4th.

Post to Ponder

Do You Need an Antagonist? by Sarah Foster of The Faux Fountain Pen – Antagonist doesn’t have to be an actual character.

5 Tips for Busy Writers by Jemi Fraser – #2 Eliminate Quirks. There is no real reason I have to have an empty inbox in order to start writing.

Is Not Reading Any Novels While Writing Your Own Novel a Good Idea or a Bad Idea? by Gus Sanchez – I tend to read in my genre, but most importantly in my POV when I write. It helps keep my mind focused on POV.  Now I am writing and reading in 1st person.  I admit, I can’t read anything to deep when I’m first drafting it.

JuNoWriMo Post to Ponder

Margaret McNellis: #JuNoWriMo Interview by Fel Scotzig of The Peasants Revolt – I love lime seltzer, too.

Surviving the First Draft by Stina Lindenblatt – What stops your first draft progress?

Vicki Trask: #JuNoWriMo Interview by Fel Scotzig of The Peasants Revolt – I love serial killers. That’s sounds bad.

New Followers
Natasha Harmer of Films and Things
RA Odum
Crystal Collier
Tanya Keen Reimer
Sania Heba
Next Weeks Schedule
Wednesday – Interview on The Peasant Revolt
Friday – SQM
*Check out my Daily #JuNoWriMo Updates

Today is Movie Day, I’ll let you know which one’s I check out next week. 


W – Klyde Warren Park

a-to-z-letters-wI had never heard of the Warren family until I did some research on this park.  Apparently, he is one of our wealthiest residents and he named this really cool park in downtown Dallas after his 9 year old son.  What a stud that kids must be in elementary school? “Hey girl, let me show you my park.”

Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2 acre park in downtown Dallas. Again, part of the revitalization of the area.  10 years ago, downtown Dallas was a ghost town on weekends, this is what it look liked last Saturday.

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And, I had my first food truck experience. The food was amazing.

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I can’t wait to spend more time in the park. I picture myself sitting at these tables and writing the next great American novel.  The whole park has free wifi.DSC02350

Or maybe work on my music. They have a outdoor library, too.

DSC02357So, if your looking for me this summer, you can probably find me at Klyde Warren Park? 

Allow me to ‘Re-Introduce Myself’ Blogfest


A big thanks to Mark Koopman, Elise Fallson, Stephen Tremp and C.M. Brown for creating this blogfest to allow me to Re-Introduce Myself. I thought I would take this opportunity to announce my updated about page. For those who like to read, it will tell you all you need to know about me.

Six other interesting facts about me:

  1. I am a law school graduate, but not a lawyer.
  2. I have several tattoos.
  3. I lived in China for over 5 years.
  4. I have three of the coolest nephews.
  5. I write romantic comedies.
  6. My 1 year blog anniversary is in February.

For those visual people out there, I figured the best way to re-introduce myself is to post a photo.  Hello, I am Sydney Aaliyah Michelle.

Check out the hint of cleavage.

I have’t shared a photo of myself on my blog before. I’m happy in this photo and it’s really all you need to know to understand me.

Make sure to jump around and see how others are re-introduce themselves.

Anything else you want to know about me, the Q & A session starts after the video!

Tattoo Tuesday – Jennifer Ricketts

Hello Kitty tattoo heart grenade tattoo Poison bottle tattoo cameo tattoo





Jennifer Ricketts has some bad ass tattoos.  Just check them out and check out her answers to Tattoo Tuesday’s Five Questions.

1. How old where you when you got your first tattoo? I was 24 years old when I got my first tattoo.

2. What made you want to get your first tattoo? One of my favorite bands of all time is Green Day. Their American Idiot album was so inspiring to me, especially after being depressed that Al Gore lost the Presidential election to George W. Bush. I felt like the album spoke directly to me, and I loved the heart grenade symbol. After thinking about getting it as a tattoo for a year, I took the plunge!

3. How many tattoos doe you have? Right now I have four tattoos–the heart grenade and a bottle of poison on my left arm, and the beginnings of a cameo and Hello Kitty as a punk rocker on my right arm. 😀 I’m planning on having 3/4 sleeves done–my left arm will be what I like to call my “arm of destruction.” Along with the heart grenade and bottle of poison, I’d like to get a Day of the Dead skull, maybe a gun, a machete…it expresses my view that it’s ironic to believe using violence will bring about peace. Violence only begets more violence.

The pieces on my right arm each represent the people I love. My mom loved cameos, and I got that tattoo for her. She passed away when I was fourteen, and having this tattoo makes me feel like a part of her is still with me, especially after having my own children. The Hello Kitty tattoo is for my daughter–she loves Hello Kitty. I haven’t thought about what other pieces I’ll add, but I want the cameo to be finished first anyway. I want to add a frame and make the silhouette skeletal with inspiration from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

I won’t only have tattoos on my arms, ha ha. I also want them on my legs, back and sides. I’d like a chest piece, but my husband is totally against the idea only because he thinks it’d be difficult to cover up for a future job.

4. What is your tattoo story?  If you have more than one tattoo, tell me your recent or your favorite tattoo story? My most recent tattoo is Hello Kitty, and I had it done last August when my husband and I were in Las Vegas celebrating our tenth anniversary together. We stayed at the Palms, which had a tattoo parlor in the casino part, and I couldn’t resist. 😀 Plus I think it’s funny to have gotten a Hello Kitty tattoo when I was thirty.

5. Tattoos on a significant other, like or dislike? Why? My husband has three tattoos–the lightning bolt hitting the man from the American Idiot album, the girl from Green Day’s Kerplunk album, and a rock-a-billy zombie. He has always said he thinks the girl on the cover of Kerplunk looks like me, and our son agrees. 🙂 My husband and I both think the tattoo artist didn’t do a great job on the lightning bolt–that was the first and only time my husband ever got a tattoo from that particular artist.

Thanks for allowing me to share my tattoo story, Sydney!! 😀

Thank you, Jennifer. And, I want to give a special shout out to Jennifer’s daughter who’s birthday was yesterday. Two days after mine.  Happy birthday to us!

Connect with Jennifer at: 
Twitter:  @pearlofagirl30

If you want to be featured on Tattoo Tuesday, please let me know. I love to hear your tattoo story.