Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry Christmas

As 2014 comes to an end, I look back and consider the challenges I overcame and the blessings I received this year. I am thankful for all of it, strengthening me for the next phase of my life.

Completing Book III of La Rose was a challenge, that's for sure. I think the greatest barrier was me. I had to get past me to finish it. Get past the negative tapes playing in my head. Let go of the past. So many spiritual adversaries challenged me. But I came through. By the grace of God came through.

Now I'm am enjoying one of the most successful and controversial books of my career.

I thank all of you for the success of La Rose Book III Le Baton Chronicles.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Fabulous New Year to all. Live our Dreams in 2015.

Claudia Helena Ross

Monday, December 1, 2014

La Rose Book III Le Baton Chronicles - December 1, 2014

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After three delays, I have finally completed and released Book III of Le Baton Chronicles. A huge THANK YOU to all my fans who patiently awaited the release. I hope you will enjoy it, becoming outraged, enticed, intrigued, and  tantalized with every twist and turn.

La Rose Book III Le Baton Chronicles by Claudia Helena Ross

New Orleans smolders with the heat, civil unrest, and passion of the 1963 American South. In the Chevalier family’s Garden District mansion, 116 year old Lela Chevalier Roberts presses on with her narration of the family history to her incorrigible great-grandson Julian Charles Chamberie. Julian defies Hell and requests to return to the land of his testing and heartache, the palatial French estate in the mist of Floridian Louisiana, La Rose Plantation. Much to his great-grandmother’s joy and trepidation, the pair returns and Lela narrates to Julian the life of her protector, Toussaint Bailey, who traverses the perilous path from slavery on La Rose Plantation to the life of a prominent mortician in late 19th century New Orleans. With the help of his patron, Archangel Barachiel, and his mother, Sarah the Slave, Toussaint receives his supernatural powers and uses them to combat the evil forces seeking to destroy the Chevalier family and the people who love them. Julian’s soul is tormented by his grandmother’s stories, finding himself caught between the tyranny of his past life and the liberty available to him in the present. Resolving all within his heart, Julian comes one step closer to spiritual emancipation, enabling him to continue his quest to hold the hand of the End Time King, Le Baton. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Scandal - The Last Supper

The Last Supper was the most heartbreaking exchange I've seen on TV in a long time. Scandal blew it out the water with Olivia Pope's betrayal of her father Rowan Pope, or as I affectionately call him -  Papa-san Pope. He discovers Olivia's plot with Fitz and Jake to kill him.

Rowan doesn't retaliate against his daughter. He's emotionless for Olivia's had cut him on a level so deep, to experience it could have catastrophic results. Instead, Rowan tells her how much he loves her. In fact, Rowan reveals to Olivia she's pretty much the only person he'd ever loved in the world.

It was all for her.

Olivia was her father's heart. Rowan tells Olivia he's done and walks away. I watched my television in disbelief. My heart broke for Papa-san Pope.

I can't talk about it anymore. Just watch the video. Rowan can tell it better than I can.

See you next week.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TGIT Down to the wire

I have no life.

But good news! TGIT's Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder have become my spice in life this fall season. I sit on the couch every Thursday night, finish my homework by 9pm (aka editing my book La Rose Book III Le Baton Chronicles due out December 1, 2014 [SHAMELESS PLUG? Yes, but it's my blog]), fire up TweetDeck and behold, my social life streams into view.

So, there are only two episodes remaining before my shows go on break. What am I suppose to do after the last show? I guess there are other shows to watch. I could stream reruns of HTGAWM and Scandal.

Maybe I could read a book.

Or, maybe I could work on writing the mystery series that's been bouncing around my brain for a couple years.

Can there really be life after TGIT?


Enough whining. Here are the promos for tonight's shows.


Olivia and the Prez need to step off my boy Papa-san Pope. OK, so he's a bit evil, manipulative and controlling. So what? Daddy is who he is. We need to accept him for that.


Ummm Umph! Annalise will be asking all the tough questions tonight. No getting off easy with this one. She will be rocking the 'fro and the nightie, while slathering on the Vaseline to prep for her fight against the world to figure out #WhoKilledSam, her no good cheating man.

Annalise's dalliances are inconsequential. I think we all agree on this.

Meanwhile, back on the Net...

"Tweeting has been berry, berry, good to you?" 

Why yes Chico Escuela, Garret Morris, or whatever name you're using these days. It has been good.

Look Mama! I made the top 100 tweets with #SmellieMellie on

I'm in the Major Leagues now.

I'll Tweet ya'll back.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Big Bank Hank

Big Bank Hank

August 5, 1957 -  November 11, 2014
Driving into work this morning, I heard the news Big Bank Hank had passed away from cancer. He was 57 years old.

In 1979, I was standing on the playground during recess wearing my red gingham Toughskins jeans, my white eyelet top and some worn out Converse navy blue hightops gymshoes. A seventh grader (I was in sixth) named Tanya Morris ran over to where I was standing. We walked home from school together most days, along with my younger sister, D'mona. Tanya was very excited. "I know the whole thing," she said.

"What?" I asked. I was trying to read my book.

"You haven't heard it?"

I put down my book. What was she talking about? "Oh, you mean that new rap song?"

"Yeah. The Rapper's Delight." Tanya stared at me. I could see her thought bubble floating away with the word NERD threatening to rupture it. Even then, I didn't take fast to the latest trends.

Tanya stood before me and rapped the entire song -  the long version. Never forgot it.

Thanks Big Bank Hank.

Oh yeah and thanks to Tanya Morris too.

Big Bank Hank’ of The Sugarhill Gang dies at 57 - NY Daily News

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

TGIT Week End Review

I'm distrubed I feel the need to recap my two favorite shows: Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. So, I will keep it short and sweet today. Just a few of my favorite tweetings...


Oh yeah, this was nice. Jake receiving a beat down from the Prez while reminiscing about doing the nasty with Liv on vacay - And he lets old Fitz know how much he enjoyed doing his girlfriend. Bet.

My girl Mellie. Forget them. Drink until you feel better. Then write a best-selling, tell-tale bio on your low down husband.

How to Get Away with Murder 

Let's get down to the git down.

Round 1
Poor Sam. That hot little hussy seduced him and he couldn't help but to sleep with her and text her pictures of his ding dong. Of course he didn't love her. It was all her fault. She was a student in his class, just sitting there looking pretty. What was he supposed to do?

Q: How many times did it happen?
A: Is 'a lot' a number?

Q: Do you love her?
A: No! It was HER FAULT.


Round 2

Sam, Sam, Sam. You're going to have to come stronger than this if you want to convince Annalise of your lies.

Until Next Thursday...


Thursday, October 23, 2014

TGIT Previews

I don't want to hear about how I'm a Scandal and How To Get Away with Murder junkie. Apparently, you are too.

Here's the Scandal promo that aired following the October 16th broadcast for tonight's show (sorry about the ads):

Here are Annalise's scheduled events for October 23rd. She poses a great question. Yes Sam, can you explain to us why your penis is on a dead girl's phone?

See you on Twitter tonight. @lafleur2009.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Valerie June

On Saturday, October 18th, I was lying in bed, flipping through the TV channels, hoping to fall asleep. I stumbled across Austin City Limits on PBS. What I saw amazed me. I watched an electrifying performance by a musician named Valerie June. Her "organic moonshine roots music" is a mixture of R&B, Blues, Jazz, Blue Grass, and Country. She swirls it all together, adding a little bit of this and pinch of that, creating a sensuousness, hypnotic, hybrid marriage of folk rhythms and lyrics, serenading and captivating our imaginations and souls.

A master at the guitar, banjo, and other string instruments, Valerie spins her musical tales while tossing about her dreadlocks, up-swept into a curly coif. "Working Woman Blues" is one of my favorites by her. Here's video of Valerie performing the song in the Music Lounge at the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle:

Another favorite was "Pushing Against A Stone" at the AFROPUNK Fest:

Valerie will be playing Carnegie Hall on February 13, 2015. For ticket information, please click here.

To learn more about Valerie and her music, please visit her website at

Friday, October 17, 2014


It's official! I've fully surrendered my soul to the #TGIT on ABC, aka the #Darkside, aka #Scandal, aka #How to Get Away with Murder, aka, #ImNotEditingMyBookBecauseImWatchingTGIT. It's all so entangled, lowdown, smart, treacherous, devious, and delicious. You can find highlights from ABC's Thursday night tour of Shondaland all over the net, but here are some my takeaways.

 1. I'm need clarification on what #EiffelTowering is? Please keep your explanations as clean as possible .

2. Those bottles of wine have started talking to my girl, Mellie. Don't feel shamed Mellie. Trust me, you're not alone in Outer Limits of Merlot. In any case, wine therapy has made our girl 'as crazy as a Betsy bug,' as my Southern mother would say.


3. Wine courage (a byproduct of wine therapy) can get you in trouble. Shaunte Bell shared Chaz B (@chazbeasley) Twitter post on +Google:

4. Mellie, Fitz doesn't respect you anymore. He snapped hard on you. That was wrong, but I guess he was fed up, thinking, "My Liv wouldn't break down like this." Thanks to Luvvie A for summarizing.


How To Get Away with Murder

I'm still getting into this show, but it isn't short stopping on clips and quotes.

I was on Twitter, so I missed the scene leading up to this. This is a classic scene of a woman who is outdone and outraged by her man's mind blowing betrayal. Watch out for her quiet, controlled fury. It's time for Annalise to go to war with the man she loves. When the wig, makeup, and jewelry comes off, the sh## goes down. Sam's betrayal has left her soul bare and exposed, or so it seems. If you ask me, Annalise just strapped on her armor.

Until next Thursday #TGIT nation. See you on Twitter!!! @Lafleur2009

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On My List: Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

I'm a Pinterest fanatic and maintain several boards. Some time ago, I started a board called On My List, tracking books I fantasize about reading in the near future. Today, I encountered...

The cover art and intriguing title author Walter Mosley chose for his novel definitely compelled me take a second look. Here's the summary provided on Amazon:

In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore." But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process.

If you've read the novel, I'd be interested to know your thoughts.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gina And Pat Neely

Those of us who have been single and alone all of our lives are always encouraged by happy couples blessed with long marriages. We may hear rumors about trouble in paradise from time to time, but super-couples (both celebrity and regular folk alike) work it out. They've learned over the years to forgive one another, come to an agreement and move on. The longevity of their unions gives us single people seeking our soul mates a sense of comfort and hope that one day, we too may find true love as well.

Denzel and Pauletta Washington

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman

David Bowie and Iman
 (To view the article, please visit: 15 Long-Lasting Celebrity Marriages)

I find it unsettling and a bit heartbreaking when a great relationship ends. Another scale chipped away from the armor of innocence, love and fairy tales. We all know marriage is anything but a fairytale, but it's nice living in the single folk land of make believe, looking over the fence and admiring Cinderella's and Prince Charming's castle.

For years, I've enjoyed my lovey-dovey Neelys on the Food Network, cooking up fun and good lovin' for all of us to enjoy. Sure, sometimes they put too much sugar in the love pie, but it was still nice to see.

Gina and Pat Neely
Looking in the window from the outside, I wonder what was so bad about their relationship they couldn't work out? If one is in an abusive, toxic, unhappy situation, of course, they should leave. No one should live in misery everyday. You should NEVER allow anyone to ABUSE your body, spirit or soul. However, you're heart will take a hit from time to time. It's just the way it goes if you continue your journey in the land of the living.

Well, let me shut up. It's not my place to conjecture on why they hated each other, as TMZ reports. But if it was hate, I have this to say about my own experience: what I hated in others were the same characteristics I disliked about myself. When I looked at the person I despised, I found myself peering into mirror. My own soul stared back at me, less than perfect. It's easier to hate them than to change me.

So, here's my two cents and then I'm going to leave it alone (Sorry, this looks more like five cents):

A. There's nothing out here but solitude and reflection. Reconsider.

B. Forgive one another.

C. Forgive yourselves.

D. Love and accept one another for whom each of you are.

E. Love yourself.

I've never been married. I've never had a boyfriend (hence the birth of my fantastic imagination and storytelling superpowers). Yet, I've had to learn these lessons over the course of the last year with other people in my life. I'm better now. I let go of the hurt and pain, for only I suffered. Everyone else had moved on with their lives.  In any case, after walking through the fire, I can live and work with the people around me again. But I must give the praise - God saved me.

Maybe divorce is the only way Gina and Pat can find the peace and happiness we all seek in life. I don't know; hell, I can't figure out my own issues. I'm not there with them behind closed doors. I can only wonder. Perhaps once they complete their journey apart, they both will discover they already possessed the true love they desired, each other.

Maybe not.

Gina And Pat Neely To Divorce After 20 Years Of Marriage

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Diego Film Festival : September 24-28 2014

The Mall.

It's a scary place. It takes my car note and rent money. So, when I venture into the terror/pleasuredome, I go with a specific agenda. No window shopping. Don't run into Nordstrom's for a minute. Do not walk through Bloomies. I enter through a common, outdoor area, go to the mall directory, find my destination and head there.

My mission was successful. I located Sephoria, purchased my hair product (Wen, it worked pretty good. I'm a first time user). I was hungry, so I found a bite to eat, and then went home. Yet, as I was leaving the mall, something caught my eye. A banner for the San Diego Film Festival. A film festival? Although I rarely go to the movies, I enjoy film festivals. I attended the San Diego Black Film Festival at the beginning of the year and had a great time.

Of course, the festival occurs at the same time I have a big conference at work; however, I hope to at least make one showing. Directed by Travolta Cooper and narrated by Dennis HaysbertBlack Moses, the story of Prime Minister LO Pindling and his struggle to bring independence to British ruled Bahamian Islands, will screen at the Reading Theater in the Gaslamp on Saturday September 27 at 4:30 pm. For ticket information and the festival schedule, please follow the link below:

2014 Schedule | San Diego Film Festival : September 24-28 2014 : Passes On Sale Now

Friday, September 19, 2014

iPhone 6 Madness --- The Drama Continues

He up all night to get his iPhone...

OK, it's a poor take on Daft Punk's Get Lucky, but you get my drift. Folks done plum lost their minds over release of the iPhone 6. Released on Friday, September 19, 2014, it has caused a state of manic hysteria in the streets and shopping malls worldwide, compelling folks to camp out, stampede, and scream to to anyone who will listen about the iPhone 6.

Here in San Diego, eager fans camped out in Mission Valley to be the first to seize the Holy Grail of smart phones.

 iPhone fans line up in Mission Valley for Latest Release, San Diego 6

Then there's the poor guy in Perth, Australia, so geeked to finally secure his prize, he drops it.

But wait, there's breaking news! Apparently everyone is not in agreement that iPhone and its manufacturer, Apple, rivals the second coming of phones. Somewhere in Mission Valley, nestled within the hills of San Diego, the clamor of the disenchanted arises...

Uh oh. The SEIU is protesting. Not good. Now, I'm wondering why? What has Apple done/not done to upset them? I will keep you posted.

In any case, whether you've been in line for three days to get your phone, bought your phone and dropped it before you could even use it, or you have a beef with Apple...

Happy Friday. Enjoy your day.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Iphone 6 Galaxy S5 & - Time to retire my flip phone?

So I missed a few calls.
OK, I just received the text you sent 24 hours ago.
No, I didn't hear my phone ring.
Yeah, I drove around aimlessly trying to remember where I'd seen the Thai food restaurant.
No, I don't have GPS.
Hmm, I'm not sure why this picture looks fuzzy.
No, I haven't seen what you posted to Facebook; I'm not in front of my computer.

That's right folks. I have an old phone. It's not quite as old as the brick shown above; however, it's a 5 year old basic flip model. Nothing fancy. I can call out. You can call me if you like. I can send you a text. It works. Besides, I have a first generation IPad, so what's all the fuss to possess a smart phone as well? Owning both seems a bit redundant to me.

Everyone hates my phone. My niece laughs at it. My best friend and my sister both dog me. It's funny though, everyone hates it, but no one has offered to pony up to the $$$ to pay for the smart phone, the monthly service fees or for the data.


If I was to have another financial lapse in judgement and get out the old debit card, what should I get?

This is all the rage right now. According to the anticipated release date for the iPhone 6 is September 19. The device boasts a bigger screen than past generations, plus a bunch of other features I probably wouldn't use.  Will this phone take pictures of my finger prints? Hmm, maybe I watch too much Person of Interest. I'm not sure about all this new fangled technology stuff.

And then there's...

Samsung Galaxy S5. It seems to do the same things as the iPhone. Heck I don't know. I'm reading review to better understand its features and functions. 
LG G3 is another competitor for my $1K (well not quite that much). I like this phone. LG offers a great metallic gold color that matches the car. has written a comprehensive review on the LG G3, comparing it to the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S5, the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z3. I guess I need to read it.

Maybe I should just stick with my iPad, or get a new one. The iPad Air has been out 10 months. I know that if I plunk down $800 bucks, they'll come out with a new one!

I have too many devices to choose from! Any thoughts? What are your experiences with these products? I would love to hear your input.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

 What I Know For Sure - Oprah Winfrey

Something bad happens. Perhaps, a series of events occur, unfolding into our reality like a onion cut wrong. Everything falls apart. People leave us; we lose things that are precious to us. Every word uttered to us rings with criticism and disdain, casting us further down, deeper into the core of the onion. We tend to get mad at first, and maybe encounter bitterness. After having spiritually exhausting ourselves, we turn back to the Lord's teaching and reach for his love and understanding. All that has happened will be proven to have occurred for our good. 


Well not perhaps. It is so. It all happens for our good. I do believe that. However, sometimes we're worn down, losing hope, unwilling to face what must be dealt with. You ask the Lord for a sign, for guidance. When you've given up, you plop down on the couch and turn on the TV. At the moment the picture comes into focus you hear, 'I'm talking to someone out there. I'm talking to you.'

Oprah? Sure enough, it was her, doing an interview on Entertainment Tonight about her new book. I sat on the couch in disbelief. God heard me and had sent someone to talk to me.

"It doesn't matter what you're going through right now or what you've been through," said Oprah. "There is not one single thing that has ever happened to you that is going to be wasted. Everything that has happened to you has really happened for you to build strength."

Well how about that? It's amazing how the Lord comforts us to know he's watching us and listening to our cries. Thanks to Oprah for allowing the Lord to use her on September 9, 2014 at about 7:15pm PDT.

Check out the interview on ET:

I'm going to read the book. If you want to link to it What I Know For Sure

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Winkie Con 2014 - San Diego California

It's here! I received my tickets and the mail and have mapped out my schedule. While attending the conference, I will be promoting my novel, Dorothy Jones A Jazz Age Trip through Oz. Check out the book at In this adaptation, Dorothy Jones (aka Dorothy Gail) is a saavy speakeasy owner in Jazz Age Harlem. After ingesting a couple of tainted martinis served by her crafty bartender, Dorothy wakes up from her black out in Oz, where she turns the Empire of Oz on its plastic Technicolor hollyhocks, destined to become crowned Empress of Oz.

If you want to bump into me at the conference, check out my schedule. See you over the rainbow, or as the case may be, in a psychedelic stupor.

The event will take place at:

The Town & Country Resort Hotel
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92106

Google Map for Town & Country Hotel

Hope to see you there!!!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Into the Storm, New Line Cinema Motion Picture

While visiting Comic Con 2014 in San Diego a couple of weeks ago, I encountered a massive vehicle. The young lady working the exhibit shared that it was the truck from the upcoming movie, Into the Storm, due out August 8 2014, a New Line Cinema Film. She was very nice, encouraging me to take a closer look and a picture too!

Here's a brief synopsis which can be found on

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

La Rose and vehicle from #IntoTheStorm
To view the trailer, please visit YouTube:, or you can check it out here.

Be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jessica Pearce Rotondi: Books For Girls: Madeleine L'Engle And The Heroines We Loved

I found this great article on Huff Post regarding how the heroines of our childhood shaped us into the women we are today. My take would be the authors of the books I read as a young girl molded me into the writer I am today. Please check out the article if you get a chance...

Jessica Pearce Rotondi: Books For Girls: Madeleine L'Engle And The Heroines We Loved

Monday, August 4, 2014

Big Bang Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco Ink New $90 Million Deals - Yahoo TV

Yes, I'm a nerd who races home every evening to watch Big Bang on KUSI here in San Diego. My niece doesn't like the show. Whatever. In any case, I LOVE it. I'm glad they held out for their cash. It's a great show, they have excellent writers who come up with funny story lines and  well developed characters. :-)

Report: Big Bang Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco Ink New $90 Million Deals - Yahoo TV

Friday, August 1, 2014

Wizard Of Oz Convention Comes To San Diego - Coronado Eagle & Journal | Coronado News | Coronado Island News: Oz Con International | Coronado Oz Con | Winkie Con
Well who knew? There's a Winkie Con - A convention for the Wizard of Oz. This year the 50th anniversary convention will be held at the Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA. I heard about the event quite by accident, on the radio this morning. I will be there, promoting my book Dorothy Jones, A Jazz Age Trip Through Oz, available on

Dorothy Jones A Jazz Age Trip Through Oz

For more information about Winkie Con, please visit there website:

Wizard Of Oz Convention Comes To San Diego - Coronado Eagle & Journal | Coronado News | Coronado Island News: Oz Con International | Coronado Oz Con | Winkie Con

Scarecrow and Dorothy will see you there!
ComicCon 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Right Way to Eat a Raw Oyster | Vanity Fair

I love oysters and could eat them everyday. I tried the little meaty morsels of heaven for the first time with my sisterat Shaw's Crab House in Chicago. We were terrified, but determined, to taste the slimy, raw critters . Once we forced ourselves, at the same time, to try little slivers we'd sliced off, our frowns blossomed into smiles of joy. We couldn't get enough to them after that and have enjoyed them every since.

Here's a great article by Jessica Flint on...
The Right Way to Eat a Raw Oyster | Vanity Fair

Monday, July 28, 2014

Comic Con 2014 July 26

I had a blast at Comic Con this year. I met so many cool people. The costumes were great.

For once, I decided to plan ahead for next year and book my hotel now. ALL OF THE DOWNTOWN HOTELS ARE SOLD OUT FOR COMIC CON 2015. I think the Grand Hyatt Manchester had rooms for $700+++ per night. I guess next year I'll be on the bus and trolley again. But hey, it's a year away. Anything and everything can change in a year.

Here are some highlights:

Samurai of the Rose... 

Scarecrow passing through

La Rose hanging with Young Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia

Take no prisoners!

Doctor Octopus

To be Silver and Surfin. Oooo Wee!


Joker's security holding things down

Kill em Sheriff

La Rose & Super Fro 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Comic Con 2014 July 26th

Another exciting day where our innermost dreams and fantasies are realized! I had a ton of fun, meeting other interesting artists, dreamers, and those who appreciated us. So many photographers! I think I could do the Red Carpet.

I enjoyed one celebrity sighting, at least one of the folks around me told me he was a celeb, an actor from XMen, but I don't know who. In any case, he wasn't very interested in being photographed; he allowed a few and then announced he was with his wife and had to go. Focused on being with family and attending an event at the Hardrock; his dismissal of the fans was a little disappointing, but understandable.

Here are some of the highlights of my day. If you want to see the full album, please visit my page on Picasa.

I hoped to see one my pals from Oz. The Rose and her Scarecrow. Or Dorothy. Dorothy Jones a Jazz Age Trip Through Oz.

The Rose and Jules of Pulp Fiction.

I think he has everything under control

Hanging with the Joker and his Jester

No Mssrs Storm Troopers, I haven't been dropping petals

Dangit! Pulled over again.

Ariel and La Rose at Dick's Last Resort in the Gas Lamp. I had a great time there. The Catfish is excellent, although they only gave three pieces. But good Stella on tap. I'm going back!

La Rose and Storm. She was fabulous!!!

Captain America, reflecting upon what must be done for the Nation.

I loved her costume!

La Rose and the Tin Buccaneers!

Superman showing Wonder Woman what's up. :-)
Today is my last hurrah at Comic Con until 2015. I need tips on how to winter my roses over the barren unfabulous days until next July. Back to Kansas, the land of ornery spreadsheets and calendars.