It’s Mia, Miss Mia if you’re nasty. Singer, actress, model, writer. Bloggess and Twitlebrity. Renaissance Woman. Lovable Brat. Midget Ninja. Evil Overlord. Proud Geek. Visit my Official Blog http://MiaUNLEASHED.com!
To celebrate MiaUNLEASHED garnering 80,000 pageviews, I give you George Takei doing the Happy Dance… Because, let’s face it, what’s more awesome than George-F**KIN’-Takei doing the Happy Dance?!
THAT’S RIGHT! IT’S MR. SULU HIMSELF DANCING HIS FABULOUS LITTLE HEART OUT FOR YOU UNWORTHY BITCHES!!!!! Not because I know him personally (although I would love to), and not because he cares about how many visitors my little ol’ blog gets on a daily basis (‘cause the man is a national treasure and national treasures have lives too, dammit!), but because I saw the video floating around on the Interwebz and couldn’t resist posting it here. YOU’RE WELCOME!
You like me! You really, reeeaaally like me! Case in point? I just checked out the stats for this blog and was shocked to discover that MiaUNLEASHED has received almost 80,000 pageviews since I launched it back in August of 2011!
That’s 80,000 times that you guys have searched for some inane topic that is in no way related to this blog—like “Charlie Sheen wearing a tutu” or “hot dogs” or “Charlie Sheen wearing a tutu and eating a hot dog”—and, for whatever reason, the Google Gods saw fit to redirect you here… Bwahahaha! You poor, gullible SOBs! You really thought Google had your best interests at heart, didn’t you?
Thing is, I’ve been a bit of a blasé blogger. Meaning, I didn’t actually start blogging in earnest until April 2012…but then I got sidetracked by life and took a three month hiatus May through July. I found my “Blogging Zen” again and came back hardcore in August and September, only to completely disappear again between October and November… So I’d say 80,000 pageviews is pretty damn good. In fact, it’s HUGE! Especially if you take into account the six months out of the year where I barely posted any blog entries at all.
Amazingly, and despite all of that silly waffling back-and-forth, thousands of you stuck by my side and now MiaUNLEASHED is really beginning to thrive! So thank you! Thank you all so very much for making my blog part of your Daily Dose of Cray-Cray.
Heads up, Minions! I’ve got some mouthwatering literary goodness for you guys today! In fact, it’s so good, well…you may need a bib. You see, my friend/writing mentor Melanie Nilles is promoting the latest installment of her phenomenal bestselling Starfire Angels saga. The book is called Soriel (#1 in the Starfire Angels: Revelations continuation series) and it’s out now!
How gorgeous is that cover?! Downright decadent, isn’t it? I don’t know if I want to kiss him or lick him. I think I’ll focus on prying my jaw off of the floor and wiping the drool from my chin first. Oh, Melanie, you sure know how to make your readers swoon!
Here’s the summary:
SORIEL (STARFIRE ANGELS: REVELATIONS, BOOK 1) BY MELANIE NILLES
Life for Gavin Durinden is about to change from puzzling to downright odd. An intellectual prodigy with blue hair and the ability to create energy from the marks on his palms, he was always told he had a mysterious condition. However, when the scientists at NeoGen Labs begin treatments, everything changes, including the appearance of blue wings.
That’s not the half of his problems. From Kaira, an “angel” with black wings brought in to help him transform to look human again, he learns a truth hinted in his dreams; he’s neither human nor angel, nor is his real name Gavin. He’s an alien brought to Earth by an enemy known as the Shirukan, who killed his parents and changed his memories and identity with the intention of raising him as a test subject for their vile experiments. Together, Gavin and Kaira escape, but the Shirukan will fight fist and feather to reclaim him, because he holds the key to what they desire.
Go! Buy it! Buy it now, buy it often—JUST BUY IT!!! Once you discover the Starfireverse, you’ll never look at our world quite the same again.
P.S. Check out Melanie’s official site for more info. She has several series in various stages of development (including the original Starfire Angels!) so there’s plenty to read and keep you entertained.
**Note: Thanks to Melanie Nilles for her constant encouragement and advice—and for supplying me with a copy of her gorgeous cover art to salivate over, er, um…*AHEM* use for this blog post. ;)
MiaUNLEASHED is back, baby! It only took a day for GoDaddy to release all of my domains and allow NameCheap to transfer them. Not bad, considering the level of Scorned Psycho Ex-GF drama I was anticipating from GD after breaking off a 14 year relationship with them.
You know, kind of like this…
…only with an axe and duct tape.
However, there was no “overly attached” axe-wielding hot mess to be found on GoDaddy’s end. No yelling, no screaming, no crying or threatening to go all Jazmine Sullivan on me by busting the windows out my car. They just sent me an “Oh gosh! We’re so sorry to see you go… Gee, we hope you’ll regret leaving us and, if you do, we’ll be waiting for you with open arms” email and bowed out gracefully. Talk about anti-climatic, huh?
Of course, I discovered two hours too late that I could have saved this blog some unnecessary downtime if I’d simply switched nameservers before initiating a domain transfer. Then the DNS host info wouldn’t have needed to be manually re-submitted, it would have stayed the same with maybe a 5 minute window of “OMGWTF?!” between registrars… Oh well, you live and you learn.
The point is…wait, what was my point again? Oh yeah! My point is: MiaUNLEASHED and the mobile site are both back online now to corruptharassstrike fear into the hearts of millions entertain the masses! And this time I’m doing it from a whole new registrar too ‘cause I’m special like that. ;)
Hey, guys! Just wanted to let you know that I’m took advantage of Namecheap.com’s 2nd Annual Move Your Domain Day and transferred all of my domains out of GoDaddy. So if you notice any downtime with MiaUNLEASHED.com over the next 24-48 hours, now you know what’s what.
Q. Why did I decide to leave GoDaddy after 14 years? A. Honestly? Price. When I first registered with GD circa 1999, their prices couldn’t be beat. (I think it was only $6.99 per domain back then.) Over the years, however, the price has jumped exponentially to a whopping $14.99 per .COM! That’s an $8 price increase—double what I use to pay!
Needless to say, I can’t afford it anymore. Not in this economic climate. I’ve already dropped 6 domains over the past few years just to keep the rest. I refuse to drop anymore.
Enter NameCheap’s superamazingfantastical domain transfer sale and, well, the rest of the story pretty much writes itself… I get a new domain registrar, an extra year extension per domain for free, free WhoIsGuard Privacy Protection (I know that will disappoint some of my more dedicated stalkers *wink*), and free email/URL forwarding! Plus, I get the chance to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation at the same time too!
Sorry, GoDaddy, but this thing between us is no longer working for me. I hope you understand. We had a nice run and all, now it’s time for us both to move on. Please don’t be mad. After all, it’s not me, it’s you… ;)
I saw my first Broadway musical in 10 years last Saturday night and it was awesome! Well, it was a college revival in an auditorium that seats approximately 300 people so it was technically Off-Broadway, but it was still awesome! Not surprising at all, since this particular play won nine Tony Awards (including “Best Musical”) and the Pulitzer Prize for drama…
Any guesses yet? No? Okay, let me give you another hint:
One singular sensation, Every little step she takes. One thrilling combination, Every move that she makes…
That’s right, my minions! I saw A Chorus Line and it was—wait for it—abso-friggin-lutely A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!1! (You see how I changed that up for you there? lol)
The whole marvelous musical adventure was made possible by my incredible Mom, who scored the tickets last minute through mutual friends when another couple cancelled. We wound up going with said friends as a group and, I must admit, it was one of the best group experiences of my life.