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Monday, February 27, 2006

Hiking Naked: Why I Don't Despite False Evidence To The Contrary

Hey Everyone! My first real website b log entry. Here goes. I hope to use this place to talk about books, movies, current events, random musings. And, okay, I admit it, on occasion I might even indulge in some shameless self promo! I hope you'll drop by often and join in, leave a comment or two.

You may be wondering about the title of this entry...Well, see, my previous website of about a year ago was under a different url. I let it go when the fabulous Barb at Romance and Friends designed my current website and I began using jenniferarcher.net as my "address." Well, it seems that since then, in January of this year to be precise, someone "bought" the old url I previously used for my site. A friend, as well as a gracious reader emailed to tell me that some places on the web still have my old site address listed and when they clicked on it, it took them to a "nudist" site! I checked it out myself and AACK! The screen fills with a photo of a man and woman standing on top of a mountain wearing only their hiking boots. Oh, and the man has on a hat. Now, here's the really ironic part--the hat is exactly like one my husband wears when we go to the mountains! And there are actually pictures of us on my REAL site of the two of us mountain hiking. (I'm not sure if he's wearing the hat...maybe. But we're wearing clothes. I promise). So...in case you've landed on that site while trying to reach mine, let me assure you THOSE HIKERS AREN'T US! I don't hike naked and here's why:
1) I sunburn easily
2) I won't risk exposing certain parts of my anatomy to scratchy bushes, tree limbs, weeds, etc.
3) While I have no hangups about the naked human body, I do have hangups about *my* naked human body.
4) If my children found out, they'd never speak to me again.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

In other news, tomorrow I'll post the winner of my February contest here and tell you about my March contest. Meanwhile, I'm headed to the bookstore to see if my March release MY PERFECTLY IMPERFECT LIFE, has hit the shelves yet! Though it's mainstream women's fiction, expect to find it in the Romance section under "Archer" or on the "Harlequin" book rack in the Romance section, if you're looking.

Happy Reading,



dee said...

funny!!! I've have to check out the naked hikers when I get home....

bamabelle said...

I don't think naked hiking is the best idea either. Much for the same reasons you have stated. Also, I can be clumsy and do not want to be naked when I fall on a rock lol.

Hugs, Zara

Leanna said...

Just imagine running into a bear while you're BARE! How could you release the video of your miraculous escape? Imagine the headlines...well, now, maybe you should consider hiking naked...imagine how many books that might sell. Women's Fiction Author hikes bare with a bear!

Lyn Cash said...

Bare but bear with me...sounds like a country/western song title.

You'll get the hang of blogging soon enough. Just visit a few people, let 'em know you're out there, and it's "Field of Dreams" time for you - build it and they will come. *grin*

~ Sunny Cole from Belfry
aka smut writer Lyn Cash

Desperate Writer said...

Hey, great, you're blogging! I think you'll have fun with it. :)

BTW-- I got My Perfectly Imperfect Life in my in my book club shipment this month!

Jennifer said...

Hey gang. Hmmm. Maybe I should reconsider the naked hiking thing... author bare with a bear! I bet that headline *would* sell books!