Friday, April 27, 2012

Come to Virginia

Virginia is for lovers, so they say. I say Virginia is for anyone who loves beautiful scenery, great historical places to visit, and shops that offer things you won't find anywhere else. On the top of my list of places to visit is the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Massanutten Resort, the Tidewater area in Hampton Roads, and the fruit stands/gift shops on Rt. 29 and Rt. 33. That's just to name a few. There are so many wonderful attractions, I could go on forever. So, if you're looking for a great getaway, come to Virginia. Be sure to take a drive on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. There's nothing like it! Bring your pet. We love animals! And, Sallie (in the photo) says, "Hello!"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Beware of Dog

A few weeks ago, my uncle, Henry Whitley, NW 9th Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 was walking the family dog on a leash on a public sidewalk in the 800 block of NW 2nd Avenue when he was attacked by a Pit Bull mix. Fortunately, Henry, 72, survived the unprovoked attack and will eventually recover from his physical injuries. The dog that attacked him has been released, determined to be OK, and is now back with the family. That’s right. THE DOG IS BACK IN THE AREA! Be careful and stay alert. This happened to Henry. It could happen to anyone. The dog owner told the police the dog had previously bitten someone else. How many attacks does it take to get a dangerous dog off the streets? If you have doubts about the validity of this incident, call the Boca Raton Police, and ask them about the attack. You have a right to be safe. Demand to know! If you don’t live in the area, but know someone who does, please warn them. I don’t want this to happen to someone else. It’s scary, and it’s not pretty. Pit Bull Hater? Not me. I love animals, just not the ones that attack. Unfortunately, Pit Bulls have lived up to their reputation as being dangerous dogs that attack. Help stop these senseless attacks. Protect yourself and the ones you love. Carry a gun… a big one.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Light Fixation

What is it with our fixation with lights? My husband, Tom, has this thing about the light switches being in their proper on/off position—which I find to be a little silly. Who cares?—while I believe that if you leave a room and you’re going to be gone for more than ten minutes, you should turn off the light. This thing about using more electricity turning lights on and off, rather than leaving them on, had to be something the electric company made up. I don’t believe that for a minute. How can you save money by keeping your house lit up? So, I go around turning off the lights, while Tom follows me checking on the switch position. I get a laugh out of this every time I think about it. Then, I found out his sister feels the same way about light switch positions as he does. She says it drives her nuts. And lo and behold, her husband is just the opposite. He’s like me. He obsesses about turning off the darn lights! He goes around turning off lights, and then she secretly does her backup check to make sure the switches are right. Did I tell you the light switch police do this in secret? Wait until Tom sees this light switch! I don't think the one in the middle is either off or on. Oops!
Yep, we all have something in common. How about you? Do you have a light fixation? If so, I would love to hear your story. I can always use a good laugh. Post it on my blog or email me at  Enjoy your day! Ann Mullen

Sunday, April 08, 2012

And the Winner is...

And the winner of the 1st book, What You See, in the 7 book Jesse Watson Mystery series is Della Morris! She correctly answered a question posted on Facebook. Congrats Della. Della is a member of the Greene County Rescue Squad in Stanardsville, Virginia. She told me she was not into reading until she came across one of my books. Now she's hooked, and I'm so glad she is! Thanks, Della!