Update Potpourri

I'm back from my - ahem - rather extended blog break whilst wrapping up school. What did I do with all that time away, you ask?

I completed my MBA, which felt a little something like this:

I read a couple of lovely books by amazing fellow authors:

Fraction of Stone - Amazon
Poison by Bridget Zinn

And I got very excited about this movie trailer:

In more sobering news, some of you will remember my former Very Awesome Roommate from past posts. Well, she is now living in Oklahoma, just south of Moore where last week's tornado hit. Luckily, she is okay. But she knows families who lost their homes, and it continues to be a mess down there, so please keep that entire area in your thoughts and prayers.

Also, sometime toward the end of the A-Z Challenge, the blog passed 200 followers (Y'all rock, seriously!), AND it had its second birthday. Celebrations are in order! I'm thinking up some fun ones for June. Stay tuned.

So, what have you guys been up to lately?


  1. Hey Nicole! Congratulations on the followers and anniversary. And completing your MBA - that's a big thing. Keeping Oklahoma in my prayers - several authors formed a charity group to help them.

  2. You finished your MBA- wow!!! Congratulations on a huge accomplishment! I'm excited about that movie trailer too. When I watched it I couldn't believe we have to wait so long to actually see the film.

  3. What a lot to celebrate! Congrats on the MBA, that's great news. I'm jealous as I have both those books on my TBR but haven't got to them yet.

    Sending best wishes to all those affected by the hurricane.

  4. Happy blog birthday, Nicole! Here's to many more. Glad to hear that you're friend's okay too, and congrats on finishing your MBA - you've had a busy month!

  5. Yay for finishing your MBA! That's HUGE. My hubby finished his a couple years ago, and man, we wondered what he'd do with all his free time. I know what you'll be doing...blogging! :) Congrats!

  6. Wow dude-ette.

    You been *busy* :)

    CONGRATS on the MBA - that's some serious schooling there and I tip my sun hat your way.

    Welcome back - oh and congrats too about the Blogirthday and entering a new level of counting :)

  7. So excited for Ender's Game I can't breathe! I have been working hard at revisions - sometimes not fun, sometimes great :)

  8. WOW - congrats on your MBA and on your blog milestones! WAHOO. I've been meaning to read POISON ever since I heard about Bridget's life story. I'm definitely going to pick up a copy this weekend. And I'm so glad your friend in Oklahoma is all right.

  9. Congrats on completing your MBA!! I'm sorry to hear about your friend's family, though.

    And I like your new blog look. :)

  10. I'm glad your friend is okay, and my thoughts go out to those affected by the tornado. How scary that must've been for your friend and her loved ones.

    Congratulations on completing your MBA, and YAY for getting to 200!

  11. Alex - Thanks! I saw the authors' charity efforts. That is so great. OK got hit again yesterday.

    Karen - Start the countdown. :)

    Nick - I bet you'll enjoy them when you get that far on your TBR list.

    Jamie - Thanks!

    Emily - I'm still searching for this elusive "Free Time" you speak of. :)

    Mark - Thanks for the tip o'the hat.

    Krista - Good luck with those revisions. They can be tricky, but you'll love how your novel shines after!

    Julie - Poison was a really fun read, and thanks for the well wishes for OK.

    Cherie - Glad you like the new look. :)

    Cynthia - Thanks for the thoughts re: OK. I know they need 'em.