Mr Spice, aka my hubby Dave, is going to be helping out from now on. He'll answer questions and such when I'm rushed off my feet and even when I'm not. I'll still be here, but you guys won't have to wait as long for a reply when I'm rushed off my feet.
Mr. Spice is his blogging name for those who don't know and haven't been to his blog http://spice-the-cat.spaces.live.com/. Now, I'm going to explain where the name came from. Years ago he had a cat named Spice and so made Spice-the-cat his email address. There is a pic of Spice at his blog. And when he started blogging, he just kept it as Spice the cat there too.
I shortened it to Spice or Mr Spice while we were msning, emailing and phoning. We met in New York, I was there for a conference, he was on vacation. He was from England and I from Canada and so after I headed home from the conference we were msning, emailing and phoning every night around my trips to Engalnd and his to Canada until he came to collect me and take me back to England with him. We were married in New York (neutral ground that wouldn't leave out one family or the other) I now have brought him home to Canada.
Mr Spice is 6'1, has had prematurely silver hair since 19 and has the cutest British accent. He was an engineer and then supervising engineer in England. He's frightfully smart and can seem terribly. . . er. . . British at first
Hope you'll all like and and welcome Mr. Spice. He's a sweety. Actually, he's Lucern. Strange as it sounds, I was writing Mr. Spice before I ever met him. Single White Vampire was written the year before I met him and the book came out the same month as our first date. I got my author copies just before flying to England for his birthday five dats after returning from our first date (which was a week in New York three months after we met and started writing and calling back and forth) I grabbed one and took it with me to England for him to read because he'd never read my books.
Mr Spice picked me up at the airport and took me home and I walked in and the first thing I noticed was a foot high stack of mail sitting on a shelf in the hall. "Is this mail?" I asked with disbelief. "Yeah, I can't be bothered opening it," he muttered seeming embarassed and ushered me away from it. We went into the kitchen to make tea and there was more mail there, two stacks. The man had probably six months to a year's worth of mail sitting around unopened. He didn't understand why I burst out laughing. I just handed him Single White Vampire and told him to read.
He started reading it that night and kept bursting out laughing and muttering, this guy sounds familiar. So there you have it, I think I wrote Mr. Spice into existence. He still doesn't open his mail unless it's a package or something he's ordered. His explanation is, why bother? Bills come out of the bank automatically, he doesn't bother reading bank statements and anything else is unsolicited unless it's books or a cd he's ordered online. His personality is much like Lucern's too. Grumpy and very British on the surface, but a sweetie underneath. So,there you have it. That's who we'll have amongst us. Hope you like him.
Welcome, Spice the cat! Lynsay, I think that it is hilarious that he ended up being so much like Lucern. Who knows, maybe you really did write him into existence! If you knew that you were writing about him at the time, is there anything you would change? Perhaps all of the single women in this forum should go and write a book now about their ideal man! Just don't write about him leaving his dirty clothes on the floor next to the hamper. Trust me, this gets pretty annoying after 12 years!
Of course not, Kimberly. I love him just the way he is. Besides, if he didn't have any bad habits, I wouldn't appreciate the good. I think. At least, that's what they say. And really, as bad habits go, his aren't horrible. He gets terribly grumpy and bossy on trips, the stress of customs and airport nonsense and so on make him short tempered, so I've learned just to ignore him on departure and return day. Mostly I roll my eyes and mutter under my breath when he's like that
Welcome Mr. Spice. I think that idea is a good one to keep your time better but if he doesn't open mail how is he going to answer emails? Good luck Mr. Spice, she is popular.
I think you are right about the bad habits thing. I have been married for 20 years and honestly any bad habits are either a work in progress or something you ignore because really is it a deal breaker? We either work together or fall apart is my motto. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. It is warm and sunny in Kansas along with my mood
I agree that the bad habits are not a deal breaker but is it really so hard to just move your hand a few inches over so that the clothes go INTO the hamper instead of NEXT to it?! I must admit though, he does remember about 1/2 the time now so I have made progress. How many more years do you think it will take to completely train him?
And I'll be the first to admit that I probably have some habits that are annoying to him as well. Ignoring him if he talks to me while I'm reading is probably one of them. And it's not that I don't answer that is the problem, it's that I make affirmative noises like I've heard him or I actually answer but then I lose myself in the story and later I don't remember talking to him!
Thanks to all for the welcome.
As for the faults - just think of us as diamonds in the rough, waiting to be perfected by a skilled craftsman, or perhaps I should say... craftswoman.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, and if we tried to perfect you, you'd say we were nagging, lol. I never bother, nagging doesn't work anyway. Men are a take it or leave it deal for the most part, I think. Fortunately, I found one I can take without going wild with frustration. . . most of the time.
Hmmmm, I had a grin at the end of that last comment, but it didn't show up. . . Really! i did!! I shall try again
YAY Mr. Spice!!! We're happy to have you abord!
<------craftswoman who enjoys her job for almost 20 years!
Welcome Mr. Spice my imput is that you must secretly be the twin of Lucern and didn't know it you have been knocked out for a couple hundred years and then finally regained conciuosness. Sorry about that world could never spell right. ( grins )
Heehee I found this old thread by accident. Well how do you enjoy being or new moderator Mr. Spice?
LOL there's probably a lot of *Sighing* involved and Eye Rolling.
We are so charming.
Who could not Love us???
Yeah kinda like that uncle you don't talk about
Would that be Lucian by chance???
Among others. We let him out to play with others as long as he promises not to "stake and bake" anyone at the family reunion.
hehe i thought Mr. Spice was his actual name (well last name) not just a nick name
Oh my, we have to help Shaa and others find the thread where we went into a panic about Mr. Spice's name LOL...
Let's see...dear G3 innocently started that thread with a question! Of all times to really be innocent in the situation...because if you know our dear little orbing sister who LOVES Victor by now, being innocent is seldom the case!
I think the thread is titled something like "Mr. Spice...which do you prefer?" I'll bump it up for you Shaa!
wren aka W2 of AE4
ok thanks wren
Oh we know which he prefers to be called. I think Mrs. Spice let the cat out of the bag
I think most of us decided that the special nickname was just for Mrs. Spice.
Unless Mr. Spice just didn't cooperate, you know!
And, it was possible to make SASSy out of SANDS AND SWEET-BUNS SOCIETY!
I was just not willing to become the SADS with Lynsay's books, as it just doesn't work
W2ofAE4...who was willing to go to the corner for it, but would have used the nickname, if needs must! Come to think of it, I spent most of that thread in my corner, in a peaceful protest...although I did take my with me so I could keep posting! LOL
So you are taking to being the instigator. I thought that was g3's place?
SBC= S***t B**s & Company
SBC= S***t B**s & Crew
well, we cant leave Lynsay out so ummm i'll keep thinking
SASSy ARGENEAUTS is our unofficial "official" forum fans name. The SASS stands for SANDS AND SPICE SOCIETY...that way those who read all of Lynsay's books, or only the historicals are included. And well, the Argeneauts kind of explains all of us who read the paranormals in addition to all of Lynsay's other works!
ohh i like
i think i read it on another thread..well skimmed really so i pretty much put it at the back of my mind
just glad theres a name so i dnt have to think about it. its pretty hard to come up with something at close to 2am. nyquil's not kicking in yet so im hanging in there or here.. whatever
Does anyone know if Lynsay goes by her married name outside the world of her writing? Curious.
My dearest big sister, now why would you think I had ever given up on instigating? G3 and J4 can't have all of the fun being the instigators!
I have to do something while I wait for the next book to be released besides write really good bad song lyrics, great book titles, wonderfully long essays, and teach all manner of information on this forum...so I keep my books, cauldron, and crystal ball ready to go. heeheehee Oh, and I shine my halo daily, C1! Never know when I'll need to feign, umm, prove my innocence!
W2 of AE4
I don't even know Lynsay's married name, so I don't know if she uses it in her personal life or just stays with her professional name.
It is probably closely guarded information! Mr. Spice gets enough trouble out of us all as it is and would not want his real name known...
wrennie ~ I had not been called that in years. Three of my best friends in high school called me "Renny" and it was pronounced the same way, and sometimes my momma does! I tried to find it on the thread where you posted, but didn't you ask me about being called wrennie...if so, it is reserved for you. (Oh, and my AE4 sisters, always!)
Is your irl sister's middle name Renee also? Is she called that, or by something else? Oh...I finally thought to look with the search option and found it It is hard to think at 2:16 in the a.m.
First of all I have never instigated. At least I don't think so. Maybe I have - not sure can't really remember. But anyway I know your game today W2.
You are just trying to put the attention on us poor innocent lambs while you stir up something in your pot.
I was just nosy about Lynsay :)
I didn't know if it had ever been mentioned but if they prefer to keep that to themselves of course I understand.
My sister's name is Debbi or Debrah (she hates it lol) and her middle name is Renee. Yep.
Kelli, I don't know...I've just never heard Lynsay's married name! Also, I was just teasing about Dave
My best irl friend since I was four is named Debra...but she hates to be called Debbie. Otoh, another good friend growing up was named Debra, and would only go by Debbie. Never got the two of them mixed up! I think your sister's name is lovely...what does she prefer to be called? And, what is your name? Are you the oldest? Just being nosy...
Hmmm...now you have me wondering about Lynsay's married name or if she only uses her professional name? Oh, Mrs. Spice...
G3, Hi baby sis!
Well, what did you expect? Someone had to do a bit of instigating until you got back...and J4 claims she never has done so! Therefore, it is time for her "lessons" LOL in proper instigating, although I believe she is a natural and is just not letting on. She prefers to play the innocent little charge!
We will let her get away with it for now...
As for us... brewing up naughtiness is
part of our mission, isn't it?
She goes by Debbi.
My name really is Kelli. My middle name is Rae. lol
Nothin special. you can call me Kel if you wish, nickname or one of them at least.