January is usually a pretty dreary month here in PA. Right now, there's week-old snow on the ground that's looking pretty dingy but it's being covered by yet more snow that may cause my sons to miss yet another day of school and interrupt my writing. Oh joy.
It's the month when I wish I had a treadmill because bundling up to running outside seems like too much of a hassle. Of course, if I miss my run, you don't want to talk to me. I'll be miserable. Also in January, I typically end up with a cold or a sinus infection or bronchitis. My knees hurt because I don't take the time to warm up properly before I run and I have to get my tax information together and I'd rather cover five-hour municipal meetings than do taxes.
The night before MOONLIGHT TEMPTATION released, Avenged Sevenfold kicked off their Nightmare After Christmas tour in my hometown. My guys and I have seen them before but this is the first time we didn't have to drive three hours to get there and fight traffic for another three hours to get home. We had awesome seats, the opening bands were great and A7X played for almost 90 minutes and played "Little Piece of Heaven." Win!
Olivia Cunning, who writes cool rock stars, and I share a not-so-secret crush on the lead guitarist for A7X. Synyster Gates is the ultimate bad boy rocker and the band's music is a perfect fit for my erotic stories. He's also the physical model for my Tivr. If you've read any of the Lucani Lovers stories, you'll have met Tivr, the Etruscan God of the Moon. He also has a supporting role in WHAT A GODDESS NEEDS.
Yes, I spent most of the concert watching Synyster and, I have to say, I chose our tickets based on the side of the stage on which Synyster plays. Yes, I'm a little obsessed but I'm okay with that. Olivia will back me up in agreeing that he's worth all the eye-rolling I get from my sons whenever I squee over him.
I guess January wasn't that awful this year, after all.