#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

What happens in Vegas…

stays on Facebook, according to a t-shirt I saw on my recent trip.  :) 

Vegas does seem to cast some kind of spell over a person–I ended up getting my ears re-pierced, and I actually considered a tattoo.  (A small one.)  Whatever my beliefs about courage may be, however–I mainly agree with John Wayne that being brave means being scared to death and saddling up anyway–I am a coward in the face of so many needles.  :)  A friend got a tattoo once, after a divorce–a small phoenix rising from the ashes, and one of my favorite podcasters, Alison Lee of “Craftcast”, admitted to a sudden yen to acquire false eyelashes during her stay in Glitter Gulch.  Something just comes over a person.  :)  One starts to believe it’s perfectly reasonable to wear gold lamee to the supermarket or carry a purse (around Spokane?) so laden with glitz that it could have been used to signal an iceberg warning to the Titanic–from Newfoundland.

Not that I regret having my ears re-pierced–it was quick and painless and the holes are evenly spaced.  The first round, in the 1960s, involved these wicked little hoops with points, called “self-piercers”, which required a week to ten days of low-grade torment, the point slowly working its way through the earlobe.  Plus, I put them in crooked.  :)

My Lynn Bean print arrived yesterday and as soon as it’s up a wall, I’ll snap a photo and post it here and on Twitter.  

Back to work –and there’s lots of wrapping and shopping to do, too.  My company probably won’t want to eat my D.I.E.T. foods.  :)

Find something good, large or small, and celebrate.

Or wear gold lamee to the supermarket. 

8 comments to “What happens in Vegas…”

  1. Nyoka
      · December 16th, 2011 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Linda! I love your way with words! Guess that is why I love to read your books… I find so much in them that I agree with. I hope your Christmas is wonderful and your New Year is so blessed!An avid fan!!!

  2. Sharon S.
      · December 16th, 2011 at 8:39 pm · Link

    OMG, Linda…I had the self-piercers too. One is crooked because I was wrassling with my dad and he pulled one out and it had to be put back in…I now have 1 1/2 holes in my right ear. What were we thinking??? Glad to hear yours are now even.

  3. Jenny
      · December 17th, 2011 at 9:24 pm · Link

    I love your books and just recently discovered your blog. Your last couple of posts I've particularly enjoyed as this is the first year in the last 5 that I've not attended the NFR or Cowboy Christmas. I also find it ironic that my mother's name is Lynn Bean. Weird.

  4. Nana
      · December 18th, 2011 at 2:37 am · Link

    Aw, Linda. You do know how to create nostalgia. And you are right…being in Las Vegas does something funny to a person. No tattoos, though. :)Still hoping to get to the NFR one day. Welcome home and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. ~*~Jess~*~
      · December 19th, 2011 at 4:32 pm · Link

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  6. Jessica
      · December 19th, 2011 at 4:36 pm · Link

    Hi there! What i'd like to know is are you going to publish/write the 3rd book from Lael St. James? I just finished the first two and LOVVVVVEEEDD them!! I'm really hoping the 3rd book will be printed or maybe it already is and i dont see it lol. Thanks for your awesome writing.-Your biggest Fan!Jessica

  7. Linda Lael Miller
      · December 19th, 2011 at 7:50 pm · Link

    Thanks everybody!Nyoka, I love your kind comments.Sharon S., Who knows what we were thinking, but I suspect I was trying to put one over on the folks.Jenny, Cowboy Christmas will be there next year. Maybe I'll run into you there.Nana, I promise, no tattoosJessica, To be honest I'm not sure when I'll get to do the last Lael St. James book. I'm swamped right now, but I certainly hope to get back to it.

  8. Jessica
      · December 19th, 2011 at 7:57 pm · Link

    Thanks for replying!! I love all your books. Especially the MCketrrick series and Taming Charlotte. I have all your books except 4 which are proving harder and harder to get lol. Thanks for the hard work you put into every book!-Jessica

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