Thought I’d post a few more Friday ramblings today; it’s really hot and humid here and it’s difficult to concentrate on anything long-winded, so this seems like a good idea…time will only tell if it is!
Got my hair cut last week and my stylist fixed my ‘bangs-disaster’ for me–she actually tried to tell me that I did a good job! Makes me question not only her sense of style but also her sanity! I’ll try to get a decent picture and post it soon to prove that my hair isn’t all that bad now (of course it all depends on what a person is comparing it to).
Went to Ontario for a week to visit a girlfriend and while I was there she and her husband told me that The Big Bang Theory was over–for good! I was devastated…so today I googled that and found out that it is due to return this fall for another year! Yay!!! Fingers crossed that in this particular situation the internet knows best.
I found out yesterday that my ebook “Postcards From Home” made it as a finalist in the Global eBook Awards humor category. The winner will be announced late in August in Santa Barbara, California at a Gala–I’m not attending the event as California is far, far away from my neck of the woods and also the date of the event is very close to the date of my daughter’s wedding. I read that Marilu Henner is the keynote speaker at the award dinner, though, and I imagine she will be entertaining, so I wish I could go.
But–I am going to Los Angeles, California in the fall to attend the Writer’s Digest Western Conference three-day event! Super excited about that. My fellow-writer and sister-in-law is going with me–Hollywood–watch out!
Does anyone have any suggestions for where I could live where the temperature is moderate most of the year and I wouldn’t be attacked by mosquitoes just by daring to venture outside my front door? Also, I hate humidity, so low humidity would be nice…all suggestions welcome, by the way.
What do you do when you sign onto your computer and your virus-protection program says ‘you must reboot in order to finish downloading important updates’, and you do that, over and over again, only to keep being told that ‘you must reboot in order to finish downloading important updates’? Is this a test? If so, of what? My patience? How long it will be before I ignore these instructions completely and take my chances on the internet? Is it interested in how many ‘cuss’ words I know?
The weather for today and the next few days says showers and thundershowers–currently it’s bright and sunny and very warm, although according to the forecast we should be experiencing a downpour…are meteorologists no better at predicting the weather than the Farmer’s Almanac is? Or maybe even not as accurate as the Farmer’s Almanac? Do you know any meteorologists that I could call up and yell at for misguiding me?
Why does everything we buy have to be ‘some assembly required’? Last week I bought a fireplace/media center for my family room; it came in a huge box that is currently sitting in the middle of the family room floor, patiently waiting for some poor soul to attempt to assemble it. I read online that if everything goes well, the product can be assembled in two to three hours! Doesn’t make sense to me–why can’t the nice store-workers put the sucker together for me? Same with the media tower I bought to hold my DVDs and ancient VHS tapes–‘assembly required’. I think I’m going to tackle that one tonight on my own…if I manage to get it assembled I’ll take a picture of it to share with you.
People on Facebook have been debating the ‘Higgs Boson Particle Theory’–guess I should do a bit of research to see what that is all about…is it a great discovery or is it “Hokum” (a wonderful word from my guy, Sheldon Cooper–see paragraph three above).
My five ebooks are all on sale this month at smashwords.com–Postcards From Home and Confessions From My Blog are 50% off at only $1.50, and A Small Steel Box, Needs, and Short Journeys are all FREE. Be sure to check them out before July 31.
Okay–enough rambling for today, I think. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with nice, mosquito-free weather.