Sunday, December 30, 2012

Twas the day before New Year's Eve...

...and I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 2013!

In the meantime, I've been kind of off the grid, puppy-sitting our Boston terrier.  And might I stress TERRIER?  I finally sent my husband and two older kids to Petsmart to 'get dog food' with the puppy.  We could've lasted a few extra days without the dog food, but it gives me a break from the harassment.

Anyway, I finally got back to editing one of my mysteries, by Andie Alexander (another pen name of mine).  Now, my family has this hilarious (NOT) type of practical joke they play on me all the time.  When I'm editing and walk away from the document, they type things into the story that could never happen.  Sometimes I don't find the thing they typed until I go through the thing for the last time, and sometimes, I've written the stupid comment myself.

In this case, the main character is arguing with a reporter, telling him to get off her property.  What does he reply?  "I have to eat."  HUH?  Did I really type that or was it one of my jokester family members?  It doesn't fit the plot at all.

Has that ever happened to you?  Have you ever read something that just doesn't fit?  The next time that happens, consider that someone, somewhere, thought they were being funny.

Happy New Year, everyone!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Lists...

So what do you want for Christmas?  I asked my kids that every year, and this year, I was handed a few 'questionable' items for the list.

My son wants an island so he can be isolated from the weird kids at college, as well as a million bucks.  Good luck with that, I say.  LOL!

My middle kid has given me more than one list, and wants to buy presents for fifty of her closest friends at college (oh my!).  I told her to get a job.  LOL!

My youngest just wanted presents.  Cracked me up.  What's she going to open on Christmas morning?  She's seventeen...and knowing her, she'll be disappointed.

And my husband, a Doctor Who fan, wants lots of Doctor Who items.  Amazon, here I come!

Anyway, I was watching 'The Christmas List' the other day.  It's about this woman who writes out a Christmas list and puts it into a special mailbox in a department store for Christmas lists.  It's a magical mailbox, and every wish on the list is granted.

What if that were true?  What would you want for yourself?  Granted, we all want world peace, but for yourself, what would you wish for?  Post your wildest dreams for what you'd like for Christmas, the funnier the better.