Thursday, April 27, 2006

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

I SOMEHOW FEEL FRESHER, LIGHTER, TODAY!.....LIFE SEEMS LESS OF A BURDEN TODAY!......IT MUST BE THE SPRING, AND BEAUTIFUL WEATHER WE ARE HAVING HERE IN SOUTH JERSEY!

I WENT TO BUY DAN BROWN'S PREVIOUS BOOK, TODAY, IN CVS, CALLED "ANGELS AND DEMONS."  THAT IS THE BOOK  HE WROTE BEFORE THE DAVINCI CODE, WHERE THE MAIN CHARACTER IS FORMED...IT ALSO SEEMS TO TALK ABOUT THE "NEW ROME," AND VATICAN CITY........YES, I'VE BEEN THERE TOO!  THE VATICAN TWICE, AND ROME TWICE.  IN ROME WE STAYED NEAR THE NARVONNE PIAZZA AND FOUNTAIN, IN A LITTLE ANTIQUATED HOTEL, CALLED THE PORTUGESE HOTEL...IT WAS "SO ROME!"...AT NIGHT WE WOULD WALK TO THE NARVONNE PIAZZA, NEAR THE BIG FOUNTAIN, WHERE ALL THE ACTIVITIES WOULD TAKE PLACE!....WALK, LOOK, SEE THE SIGHTS...BUY LITTLE MEMENTOES ALONG THE WAY.  AND THEN SIT AND HAVE A GELATI (ICE CREAM), IN THE OPEN AIR PLAZA.........GREAT!  WONDERFUL!....HOW I MISS THOSE THINGS IN LIFE!

DURING MY FIRST TRIP TO ROME, WE STAYED IN A LARGE MODERN HOTEL.....WE SAW THE COLISEUM, VATICAN CITY, AND SO MANY DIFFERENT CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS....ALSO, THE FOUNTAIN OF TREVIA TWICE...YES "THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN."...I THREW THE COIN OVER MY SHOULDER THE FIRST TIME, AND THEN LUCKILY RETURNED TO ROME A FEW YEARS LATER, AS THE LEGEND SAYS.........

AND SO FOR NOW I HAVE RESORTED BACK TO READING FICTIONAL NOVELS, THAT CAN REFRESH MY MEMORY OF THE TIMES I SPENT TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD, EARLIER IN LIFE!....I THINK IT IS GOOD FOR ME TO CONCENTRATE ON FICTIONAL NOVELS FOR A WHILE.

I ALSO FINISHED WRITING MY STORY FOR GLAMOUR MAGAZINE, AND I WENT TO THE POST OFFICE TO MAIL IT...IT IS AROUND 2500 WORDS.  IT A CONTEST GLAMOUR MAGAZINE HAS RUN FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS......THE WINNER GETS $5000.00, AND BETTER YET, IS A TRIP TO NEW YORK, TO MEET A FAMOUS PUBLISHER, WHO WILL HELP YOU WRITE AND PUBLISH THE BOOK.  THE STORY I WROTE, IS THE SAME ONE I WRITE OVER AND OVER AGAIN...I CHANGE THE WORDS AROUND, BUT THE STORY IS ABOUT HOW JIMMY AND I MET, 2500 MILES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER, FELL IN LOVE AND  MARRIED.  OUR EXCITING LIFE LIVING IN LAS VEGAS, AND THEN HIM TAKING ME HERE TO NEW JERSEY, SO HE COULD GO TO PRISON....THEN, HOW I STARTED THIS JOURNAL......HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY SOME ONE WILL LIKE MY STORY, AND WANT TO PUBLISH IT!

WELL...GOTTA GO NOW.....HAVE TO FEED PRINCE!

......................FRAN

3 comments:

mindercella33 said...

Fran, it is so nice to hear you  happy. You never know Fran, you  might do those things again, this time with Jimmy. Never give up on believeing Fran. I wish you luck in your contest, if you shoud win, let us know. When your book gets published, and I believe it will. I will be able to say, hey,girl, I knew you when, LOL. Take care of Yourself Fran. Tell Jimmy Hi and I keep you both  in my prayers. Now I have to run into town before dark. I don't like driving after dark.
                                   Hugs, Cyndy

carly0042 said...

Wow, that sounds exciting. Now I know where to stay when I go to Rome! Good luck with the story if you get it published I can say I knew you when. lol (maybe even get a signed copy) GOOD LUCK!

adlessor said...

Nice to hear you being so upbeat today.  Remembering places that we have been is fun.  We see something written in a book or newspaper and one always says "Remember when we were there.  Good times, good memories.  It would really be exciting winning that contest.  Good Luck friend.      Dawn