Girls Write Out
Tuesday, March 14, 2006

This is the first break I've had from writing in 2-1/2 years. My next deadline isn't until October 1st. I'm a free woman!! And that's a problem. Because, I'm also a bored woman who needs better clothes. See, when I sit in my office, I never actually notice that. But now that I'm out and about, I see I'm pretty durn tacky. Here's a costly universal truth: A woman with too much time on her hands must be in want of something new.

So I shopped the other morning online. I have my brands that I know fit me, and are soft (Joe's Jeans, Rebecca Beeson, Kashmere (cashmere sweaters)) and I figure why mess with a good thing when I have my faves? But here's another costly truth. Soft things cost money. So I don't think I'm going to be "free" for long. It costs too much. I think it's time to go back to work. I will add one thing. Lazy begets lazy. You know how they say if you want something done, ask the busy person. Well, I understand why that's true. I'm American Idle. I'm allowing myself to live in my world! Currently, I'm devoting myself to the study of American Idol, People Magazine (can someone please explain to me why Brad Pitt and Angelina are interesting? Because I really don't get it!), books America is talking about and self improvement. As Oprah would say, I'm in the midst of my AHA! moments. In layman's terms, I'm self-medicating for life in the country.
Kristin Billerbeck  
posted at 10:57 AM  
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At 10:27 PM, Anonymous alisa said...

Fun photo Kristin!

At 12:28 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

i agree. lazy begets lazy. this weekend i procrastinated studying (quite successfully mind you, i still haven't done it) and i sat on the couch and stared at the tv and did NOTHING.

apart from watching one and a half seasons of Alias.

hahaha... then i just felt more lazy.

so now i'm at college with a 2 hour break, i brought my laptop (the university has an open wireless system) - and what am i doing? reading blogs. good one beth!

lazy definitely begets lazy!

At 7:49 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

WOW!!! Great book display!!!! And SHE'S ALL THAT is right there with the big players!!! You go, girl!!! And enjoy your "idle" time. You've earned it!!!

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Sunday said...

Not too much of this, Kristin! I won't be able to enjoy my lazy time... aka, reading your books... if you're not back to work soon! :)

At 7:31 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Shopping online is too dangerous. It's way too easy to point, click, buy...until the credit card bill arrives. I SPENT WHAT???!!! LOL

It's much more fun to shop in the mall. There I can at least chalk it up to research...people watching. ;o)

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

We have no mall near me. And the fact is, I'm sort of hard to fit. I have long legs, so I like to know I'm going to fit in something. I hate to try things on, I'm way too impatient. I admire you mall people, but maybe it's from working there so long (I used to be a marketing director) but that just makes me cringe to think of being in a mall. LOL

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I don't know why Brad and Angie are interesting either. Go figure.


At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Georgia said...

I'm WAY too impatient to shop also....I thought I was the only woman with that problem. I, too, used to work at the mall (mgr. for 8 LONG years.) My husband actually has to take my daughter shopping for clothes.

Now shopping for books is a whole different situation.....

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Oh Georgia, I can stay in the bookstore forever! Another place I do like to shop is Bed, Bath & Beyond. That store is a little slice of heaven. There's so many doohickeys that you just find you can't live without for your kitchen! I have had my pans since college, so when I get my next check that's what I'm doing!

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said... look pretty glam to me, Kris! :)

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

That's the jacket I gave away to the pedicure gal. LOL


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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