Thursday Thirteen: Last 13 Songs I Downloaded from iTunes

October 25, 2007 at 10:38 am (About Margo, Thursday Thirteen) (, , )

Making this a simple list this week…I’ve got to get my laundry caught up because I’m going to a writer’s conference with Stephanie Bond!!!  It’s going to be great.

Next week I’ll have some exciting news to post: My official print release and the scoop on my first review from RT BOOKreview!  Stop by and visit!

My Last 13 Downloaded iTunes:

1.  I Touch Myselfby the Divinyls

2. Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John

3. I’m Shipping Up to Bostonby the Dropkick Murphys

4. The Look of Love by ABC

5. Move Thisby Technotronic

6. Personal Jesusby Depeche Mode

7. I kissed a Girlby Jill Sobule

8. Extreme Waysby Moby

9. Give Me Some Love by James Blunt

10. Pictures of You by The Last Goodnight

11. Hold Onby KT Tunstall

12. Shut Up and Driveby Rihanna

13. Every Little Counts by New Order

What I wouldn’t have given for iTunes when I was 13 and had to have my sister’s college friends make me mixed tapes!

Happy Thursday,

~Margo

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Thursday Thirteen: 13 Things I Got Done Today :)

August 23, 2007 at 4:14 pm (About Margo, Thursday Thirteen)

WordPress ate my list 😦

So…here’s #14.  Blew off TT for the millionth time this summer and had a bowl of the quirky salsa soup I created with the left over salsa I canned.

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Thursday Thirteen: Military Romances

May 10, 2007 at 10:17 am (Books of Interest, Romance Books, Thursday Thirteen)

Yes, it’s Thursday Thirteen, but I’m under the gun so this is a quickie 13+ today. Plus wordpress is acting up and I’m tired of wasting time with the Thursday Thirteen format/graphic thingy!

However, I’d like to start a list of military themed romances.

It’s for my big sister.  She is a huge fan of The Unit and didn’t realize there were military hero themed romances.  “What? You, a huge romance reader didn’t realize that there are tons of military based romances out there?”

Okay, here’s the beginning of the list from Romance Book Cafe:


Elizabeth Ashtree
Into Thin Air – HSR #1264 3/05

A Marriage of Majors – HSR #1216 7/04
A Captain’s Honor – HSR #1089 10/02
The Colonel and the Kid – HSR #1036 1/02
An Officer and a Hero – HSR #828 2/99

Rogenna Brewer
The SEAL’s Baby – HSR #1223 8/04

Midway Between You and Me – HSR #1070 7/02
Sign, SEAL, Deliver – HSR #980 4/01
SEAL It With a Kiss – HSR #833 3/99

Suzanne Brockmann
Into The Storm – Random House 8/06

The Admiral’s Bride – Mira 4/06 Reissue
Tall, Dark and Dangerous – Mira 12/05
Hot Target – Ballantine 12/05
Over The Edge – Ballantine 9/05
Out Of Control – Ballantine 9/05
Hawken’s Heart – Mira 4/05
Gone Too Far – Ballantine 3/04
Night Watch – SIM #1243 TDD #11 9/03
The Defiant Hero – Ivy 6/03
Into the Night – Ivy 11/02
Taylor’s Temptation – SIM #1087 TDD # 10 7/01
The Unsung Hero – Ivy 6/00
Get Lucky – SIM #991 TDD # 9 3/00
Identity: Unknown – SIM #974 TDD #8 1/00
The Admiral’s Bride – SIM #962 TDD #7 11/99
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – SIM # 896 TDD # 6 12/98
Harvard’s Education – SIM #844 TDD#5 10/98 Re-Issue 7/04
Everyday, Average Jones – SIM # 872 TDD #4 8/98 Re-Issue 3/04
Frisco’s Kid – SIM #759 TDD #3 1/97 Re-Issue 5/03
Forever Blue – SIM #742 #2 10/96 Re-Issue 1/03
Prince Joe – SIM #720 TDD #1 6/96 Re-Issue 5/02
TDD – Tall, Dark, and Dangerous Series Reissue by Mira

Maureen Child
Man Beneath the Uniform – SD #1561 2/04

Beauty and the Blue Angel – SD #1514 6/03
The SEAL’s Surrender – SD #1431 4/02
The Marine and the Debutante – SD #1443 6/02      
Did You Say Twins – SD #1408 12/01
The Last Virgin In California – SD #1398 10/01
His Baby – SD #1325 7/01
Prince Charming In Dress Blues – SD #1366 5/01
Marooned With a Marine – SD #1325 10/00
Next Santini Bride – SD #1317 9/00
Last Santini Virgin – SD #1312 8/00
The Daddy Salute – SD #1275 2/00
Marine Under The Mistletoe – SD #1258 11/99
Mom in Waiting – SD #1234 7/99
Colonel Daddy – SD #1211 4/99
The Oldest Living Married Virgin – SD # 1180 10/98
Non-Commissioned Baby – SD #1174 10/98
The Littlest Marine – SD #1167 9/98

Cindy Dees
Her Secret Agent Man – SIM #1353 3/05

The Medusa Project – SB #31 2/05
A Gentleman and a Soldier – SIM #1307 7/04
Line of Fire – SIM #1253 10/03
Behind Enemy Lines – SIM #1176 9/02

Amy J. Fetzer
Hard Hit – Kensington 7/06

Perfect Weapon – Kensington 3/06
Naked Truth – Kensington 8/05
To Tell the Marines – Kensington 10/05
Out of Uniform – SD #1636 2/05
The SEAL’s Surprise Baby – SD #1467 10/02
The Re-Enlisted Marine – SD #1181 10/98

Bonnie Gardner
The Sergeant’s Baby – HAR #1067 5/05

Sergeant Darling – HAR #1019 5/04
The Sergeant’s Secret Son – HAR #958 2/03
Sgt. Billy’s Bride – HAR #911 2/02
Uncle Sarge – HAR #876 5/01

Dee Henderson
True Honor – Multnomah 9/02

True Valor – Multnomah 2/02
True Devotion – Multnomah 2/02

Vicki Hinze
Her Perfect Life – SB #78 4/06

Double Dare – SB #69 12/05
Double Vision – SB #45 6/05
Body Double – SB #12 9/04
All Due Respect – St. Martins 9/00
Duplicity – St. Martins 4/99
Acts of Honor – St. Martins 12/99
Shades of Gray – St. Martins 5/98

Candace Irvin        
Irresistible Forces – SIM #1270 1/04
A Dangerous Engagement – SIM #1252 10/03
An Unconditional Surrender – HQN 7/03 In Love and War Anthology
Crossing the Line – SIM #1179 10/02
In Close Quarters – SIM #1078 5/01
For His Eyes Only – SIM #936 5/99

Julia Justiss
The Courtesan – HQN Coming 12/05

The Three Gifts – HQN 10/05 Christmas Keepsakes Anthology
Wicked Wager – HQN 11/03
The Proper Wife – HHR 7/01 #567
An Honest Bargain – HQN 4/01 The Officer’s Bride Anthology

Cathie Linz
Lone Star Marine – SR #1805 02/05

The Marine and Me – SR #1793 11/05
The Marine Meets His Match – SR #1736 9/04
Cinderella’s Sweet Talking Marine – SR #1727 7/04
Her Millionaire Marine – SR #1720 5/04
Sleeping Beauty and the Marine – SR #1637 1/03
Married to a Marine – SR #1616 9/02
The Marine and the Princess – SR #1561 12/01
Stranded With the Sergeant – SR #1534 8/01
Daddy in Dress Blues – SR #1470 9/00

Kim Louise
The Glory of Love – BET 6/03

Merline Lovelace
Eye of the Beholder – Mira 11/05

The Last Bullet – Mira 6/05
The Middle Sin – Mira 5/05
The First Mistake – Mira 4/05
One Of The Boys – SSS 3/05
A Bridge for Christmas – HQN 11/04 A Soldier’s Christmas Anthology
Full Throttle – SD #1556 1/04
The Right Stuff – SIM #1279 3/04
A Question of Intent – SIM #1255 11/03
A Military Affair – HQN 7/03 In Love and War Anthology
After Midnight – Onyx 2/03
The Captain’s Woman – Mira 1/03
Under Cover Operations – HQN 9/02 Heart’s Command Anthology
Hot As Ice – SIM #1129 2/02
The Major’s Wife – HQN 4/01 The Officer’s Bride Anthology
Dark Side of Dawn – Signet 1/01
The Horse Soldier – HQN 1/01
Rising River – Onyx 6/99
Call of Duty – Onyx 8/98
Duty and Dishonor – Onyx 10/97
Wrong Bride, Right Groom – SD #1037 11/96
Line of Duty – Onyx 10/96
Somewhere in Time – SIM #593 9/96 Reissue 2/03
Maggie and Her Colonel – HQN Short 1994

Debbie Macomber
Navy Husband – SSE  #1693 7/05

Navy Grooms – Mira 7/05
Navy Brides – Mira 4/05
Navy Baby – SSE #697 10/91 Reissue 1/05
Navy Woman – SSE #683 6/91 Reissue 7/04
Navy Brat – SSE # 662 3/91 Reissue 1/04
Navy Blues – SSE #518 4/89 Reissue 5/03
Navy Wife – SSE # 494 12/88 Reissue 1/03

Catherine Mann
Blaze of Glory – HQN 7/06

Awaken to danger – SIM #1401
The Captive’s Return – SIM #1388 10/05
Code of Honor – HQN 8/05
Explosive Alliance – SIM #1346  2/05  
The Wingman’s Angel – HQN 11/04 A Soldier’s Christmas Anthology
Pursued – SB #18 11/04
Joint Forces – SIM #1293 5/04
Anything, Anywhere, Anytime – Sil. Books 3/04 WW
Strategic Engagement – SIM #1257 11/03 WW
Private Manuevers – SIM #1226 6/03 WW     
The Cinderella Mission – SIM #1202 2/03
Under Siege – SIM #1198 1/03 WW
Taking Cover – SIM #1187 11/02 WW
Grayson’s Surrender – SIM #1175 9/02 WW
Wedding at White Sands – SIM #1158 6/02
…..WW – Wingmen Warriors

Lindsay McKenna
Silent Witness – HQN 12/05

Daughter of Destiny – SB #1 7/04
First Born – Sil. Books 6/04
Comrades in Arms – HQN 7/03 In Love and War Anthology
The Will To Love – SR #1618 10/02
Ride the Thunder – SD #1459 9/02
To Love And Protect – HQN 9/02 Heart’s Command Anthology
The Heart Beneath – SSE #1486 8/02
Destiny’s Woman – Silhouette 3/02
Hangar 13 – HQN Re-Issue 1/01
Valkyrie – Hard Shell Word Factory 12/00
Point of Departure – SSE #853
Under Fire – SSE #679 7/91
The Gauntlet – SSE #673 6/91
No Quarter Given – SSE #667 4/91
A Question of Honor – SSE #529 6/89

Marliss Melton
Time To Run – Warner 2/06

In The Dark – Warner 6/05
Forget Me Not – Warner 12/04

Julie Miller
Major Attraction – HB #150 9/04

Cheryl Reavis
The Older Woman – SSE #1445 1/02

The Long Way Home – SSE #1245 4/99
Little Darlin’ – SSE #1177 5/98

Christina Skye
Code Name: Blondie – HQN 5/06

Code Name: Princess – Dell 9/04
Code Name: Nanny – Dell 6/04
Hot Pursuit – Dell 2/03
My Spy – Dell 1/02
Going Overboard – Dell 4/01

Ingrid Weaver
Aim for the Heart – SIM #1258 11/03 ES

Seven Days to Forever – SIM #1216 4/03 ES
Eye of the Beholder – SIM #1204 2/03 ES
Under the King’s Command – SIM #1184 11/02
What Baby Knew – SIM #939 6/99
…..ES – Eagle Squadron

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Thursday Thirteen: Easter!

April 5, 2007 at 9:19 am (Thursday Thirteen)

Thirteen Things about MARGO LUKAS: Easter!

1. Easter dresses for my little girls 🙂  I’m lucky. My two little ones LOVE dresses.  One year when my first was three, she wore a dress with several layers of crinolin (sp?).  It was adorable.

2. Pretty purses.  My girls have bunny purses (doubles as a toy during church).  I trade out the “Mommy” purse I usually carry for something smaller…oh, what a treat.

3. The weather is typically nice.  Not too hot, not too cold.

4. Dyeing Easter Eggs.  I bought a kit that has puffy paint this year.  What fun.  As my girls get older I’d like to try and make natural dye. 

5. Watching sleepy heads search for Easter Eggs. (Note to self: charge up the video camera battery)

6. “Mommy Tax” on the girl’s Easter candy (which means I get a Jelly Bean or two).  I am sooo evil.

7. Pastel colors.  After winter, they just pep the place up.

8. Decorating with stuffed bunnies.  I mean, have you ever seen an ugly stuffed bunny rabbit???? We also use stuffed ducks and lambs.  I have a very cozy living room during Spring 🙂

9. Easter Baskets.  When else can you stick a three-pack of new panties and a chocolate bunny in the same package??

10. Easter Dinner.  What can I say.  I like ham.

11. Easter Dinner dessert!

12. A perfect family holiday.  Doesn’t seem to drag on as much as Thanksgiving or Christmas “I call the couch.”

13. Okay, I’ve got to do a “little reason for the season” thing.  I do not have the answers for everything.  I have mixed views on the Bible (hey, I was a history major…I question stuff) and some distrust of the modern concept of “church”.  I can get damn mad at the Universe and often shake my fist at the sky.  But, in my gut, I can’t deny that I believe Jesus was “the One.”  I know I’m going to screw up a lot in this life. It’s good to know he’s got my back.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. http://ameliaeliasblog.blogspot.com

2. http://jorriespencer.wordpress.com

3. http://ginaandito.com/diary

4. http://rhondastapleton.authorsabode.com

5. http://ellefredix.blogspot.com

6. http://jennifermckenzie.com

7. http://rgalexander.blogspot.com

8. http://emmasinclair.com/blog

9. http://emmawayneporter.com

10. http://crystaljordan.blogspot.com

11. http://wordtrix.blogspot.com

12. http://jenniferbianco.com

13. http://kissesfromkissa.blogspot.com

14. http://katewilloughby.blogspot.com

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Thursday Thirteen: Favorite The Police and Sting Songs

March 29, 2007 at 9:46 am (Thursday Thirteen)

I’m switching the order.  Doing a little David Letterman….

Does anyone remember a poster of The Police circa 1983? They are all wearing black and Sting is standing in the front with his arms crossed. Oh, his beautiful arms!!!   I hung that poster so Sting and I were eye to eye.  🙂

Thirteen Things about MARGO LUKAS: Favorite The Police and Sting Songs13.   Be Still My Beating Heart  (Sting, Nothing Like the Sun album)

12.   Next to You  (The Police, Outlandos D’Amour) This is a great one to scream/sing in the car 🙂

11.  Hungry For You (The Police, Ghost in the Machine) Sexy, sexy, sexy

10.  Shadows in the Rain (The Police, Zenyatta Medatta)

9.  If I Ever Lose My Faith in You (Sting, Ten Summoner’s Tales)

8.  You Still Touch Me (Sting, Mercury Falling)

7.  Too Much Information (The Police, Ghost in the Machine) 

6.  Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (The Police, Ghost in the Machine)

5.  Every Breath You Take (The Police, Synchronicity)

4.  After the Rain Has Fallen (Sting, Brand New Day) This whole album, but this song especially, makes me happy.

3.  Bring On The Night (The Police, Regatta De Blanc)  One of the sexiest songs ever.

2.  Fields of Gold (Sting, Ten Summoner’s Tales)

1.  Fragile (Sting, Nothing Like the Sun)  This is a song that speaks to me every time I hear it.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. http://ameliaeliasblog.blogspot.com

2. http://jorriespencer.wordpress.com

3. http://ginaandito.com/diary

4. http://rhondastapleton.authorsabode.com

5. http://ellefredix.blogspot.com

6. http://jennifermckenzie.com

7. http://rgalexander.blogspot.com

8. http://emmasinclair.com/blog

9. http://emmawayneproter.com

10. http://crystaljorden.clogspot.com

11. http://wordtrix.blogspot.com

12. http://jenniferbianco.com

13. http://kissesfromkissa.blogspot.com

14. http://katewilloughby.blogspot.com

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Thursday Thirteen: Things That Scare Me

March 22, 2007 at 1:43 pm (Thursday Thirteen)

A little late 🙂

Thirteen Things about MARGO LUKAS: Things that scare me:

1…. My daughter becoming anaphylaxis from her peanut allergy and giving her the Epi-pen shot, but it doesn’t work.  She left her Epi-pens in the car overnight….which is bad because they can’t be below 59 for an extended time and it could make the medicine ineffective.  Many tears, but I had to make sure she understands she can’t leave them in the car.  Her allergy is the one area neither one of us can screw-up, and yet we do…

2…Tornados at night.  I have a weather radio, but I still worry.  We have a cinderblock shower (no we don’t use it!) in our basement.  I always tell my husband, “If the house is blown down, look for us in there.

3…A bite from a brown recluse spider.

4…Eating undercooked meat.

5…Coming to an intersection and a car is suppose to stop, but you can see that it ISN’T SLOWING DOWN.  “Is that car going to stop!?!”

6…Nuclear attacks from China or some crazy terrorist.

7…My daughters living under a regime that doesn’t recognize women’s rights.

8…Pitt Bull dogs.

9…My four-year-old falling down the stairs.  You should see her in the morning.  She’s a little sleepy-eyed rag doll, yet she insists on going down the stairs by herself.

10…Becoming disabled at a young age.

11…My husband becoming disabled at a young age.

12…Living in a trailer house.

13…A new flu epidemic

Okay, how were those for dark and depressing? Oh, it’s just one of THOSE days 😦

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Thursday Thirteen: I Wish I could Cook

March 14, 2007 at 9:38 pm (Thursday Thirteen)

Thirteen Things about Margo Lukas: Things I wish I could Cook 🙂1…. A tender pot roast.

2.  Grill a steak so it wasn’t all black 😦

3.  A light loaf of white bread.

4.  soup, like my friend Anne’s

5.  A whole chicken. 

6.  Mash potatos that aren’t sticky

7.  Egg rolls

8.  Homemade Pizza with a decent crust

9.  Hero sandwiches like you get at the Deli

10.  Moist stuffing

11.  Flank Steak

12.  Gyros

13.  Mac-n-Cheese other than from a box!

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Thursday Thirteen: Reading Material I Found on My Coffee Table

January 25, 2007 at 9:50 pm (Books of Interest, Thursday Thirteen)

If you can’t figure this one out, I can’t help you 🙂

1.  One Man’s Love by Karen Ranney.  I read a good review of one of Karen’s other books on Mrs. Giggles.  Couldn’t find that book, but picked up this lead story in her “Lords of the Highlands” series instead.  She is a great author and now on my “must buy” list.

2.  “Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex” by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, M.D.  All those questions you’d like to ask a doctor, but are too embarrassed to do so.

3.  “Queen Bees and Wannabes” by Rosalind Wiseman.  Wow.  Scary stuff…but it totally rings true.

4.  May 2006, National Geographic.  The cover story is “In Search of Vikings”.  Could this possibly be research?

5. “Looking Good: A Comprehensive Guide to Wardrobe Planning, Color & Personal Style Development.”  by Nancy Nix-Rice.   I’d like to be a woman who didn’t need help looking good, but I’m not.

6. “Founding Brothers” by Joseph J. Ellis.  It’s just darn interesting stuff.

7.  “Secrets of The Cube: The Ancient Visualization Game That Reveals Your True Self”  by Annie Gottlieb and Slobodan D. Pesic.  See earlier post.

8.  January 2007, Romance Writers Report.

9. “The Phantom of the Opera” by Gaston LeRoux

10.  “Prince of Ice” by Emma Holly.  Great book.  Great writer.

11.  The Grinnell Magazine.  Gotta see if I’m keeping up with my successful classmates.

12.  January 2007, Wired.  Cover story is “Beyond the Body: the Science of Human Enhancement”.  Love this mag.

13.  “A Three Dimensional Victorian Doll House”.  Okay, technically not reading material…but it folds up into a book 🙂

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Thursday Thirteen: Things I like about a Bad Boy!

January 18, 2007 at 6:41 pm (Sexy Men, Thursday Thirteen)

I need to preface this list.  I’m writing a sexy short story right now…I mean not at this exact moment, but it’s minimized and waiting for me to get done with this Blog 🙂

The hero of this story is a bad boy.  Like seriously…your mother would not want you dating him.  Neither would your best friend.

He’s a carnival worker.  A carny.  Black T-shirts and tattoos.  Cigarettes and leering eyes.  Trust me, my hero is still delicious.

 On to the list:

1.  Salty skin, with a taste of dirt thrown in.  A bad boy works hard and plays hard.

2. Hair that should have been trimmed 2 months ago.  All the better to wrap around your fingers.

3.  Black T-shirts.

4.  He knows what to do with a your body.  Maybe even more than you.

5.  Motorcyles, muscle cars, and trucks.

6.  A scruffy face.  Whisker burned skin…the pain is irrevelant.

7.  Faded jeans on a tight ass.

8.  No friends to distract him from seduction.

9.  He’s not looking for his mother.

10.  He’s tough.  You can bite him and he just wants more.  Spanking?  That might be pushing it.

11. Tatoos.  Yes, they’re getting to be “everyday” , but they’re still sexy.

12.  Focused.  He wants one thing from you.

13.  Forever young…

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