Well I have my work cut out for me today. Yesterday my son’s curtains fell down in his bedroom, pulled the brackets right out of the wall. It must have been an act of God that caused it because he claims he didn’t do it. (Yea right) So then he was goofing around in the
bathroom with his sister when they were supposed to be brushing their teeth and they ended up pulling the towel rack out of the wall (again). I went into the
bathroom to shut the mini-blinds last night and the plastic holder things busted and they flew down and took out the toilet paper holder on the way down. I had to hang up a towel so no one could see in. I don’t know if the planets are in the perfect alignment for mini disasters or what but I’ve got a lot of fixing to
Book Signing BS
I didn’t realize how much was involved with
setting up a book signing. Yesterday I spoke to a person at a book store in Dubuque and they told me to look at the three page list of requirements on their
web site. They want me to sign a contract that says they will have exclusive rights to sell my book in Dubuque and that I won’t do book signings for 60 days prior to or 60 days after doing a signing in their store. That really sucks.
So then I spoke to a person at the Monticello
library. The man that answered the phone said that he didn’t think they had ever had a book signing at the library! He forwarded me to another person who claimed that they have had at least three but the authors do “readings” and then sign books. If I was talking to you guys I wouldn’t have a problem doing a reading but I really don’t want to do a reading in front of strangers. And readings I think are for poetry and beautiful things, my book would have these people doing the sign of the cross and running for the door. A Complicated Life in a Small Town really could give me a complicated life in a small town! The librarian wants a copy of the book to read before anything can be set up so she can make
sure the content is “appropriate.” Well looks like the library is out too. If you know of any good bars or tattoo parlors where I can do a signing please let
I informed my husband that I need a new “work”
chair and he rolled his eyes. I do most of my writing in a recliner and I think it’s important that I’m comfortable. People that have less glamorous jobs than I do have ergonomically correct work stations, why shouldn’t I? My first requirement is a chair that has heat and massage. It has to be ultra-soft and
cozy and there has to be enough room for at least one child to sit beside me. And a cup holder and snack tray would be cool. Until they invent a lap top that
I can write comfortably on while laying down, a new chair will have to do.
No Groundhog Day
Sakina Murdock is one of our British friends and
she asked some questions on Facebook yesterday regarding the groundhogs I mentioned. They don’t have do Groundhog Day where she lives. She wrote the following:
Hell no! We don't have groundhogs! We've got "oak before ash, we're in for a splash, ash before oak, in for a soak" about spring weather when the tree buds emerge and St. Swithin's day 15 July where you get 40 days of whatever weather happened on that date, but no groundhogs. : ( Now I feel like we miss out)
Sakina – Believe me when I say that you are not
missing out on anything. Punxsutawney Phil is a dam liar and there are many people that would like to put some lead in his ass. I think your tree bud
prediction system probably is equally as accurate. But I would like to hear more about this St. Swithin’s Day in July.