We all have our pet peeves. I’ve got more than a few. But there is one that I seem to run into more than others these days.
People who talk on their cell phones while they’re in the bathroom.
Argh! It drives me nuts.
I saw not one, not two, but three people do it. And that was just today. In about the space of an hour.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to go to the bathroom when there are other people in there — much less a third party that can hear all the flushing action via cell phone.
Not to mention that it’s rude to the person on the other end of the line. I’m sure they don’t want to hear you do your business anymore than I want them to hear me doing mine.
So, I’m going to start a trend. The next time I see someone talking on their cell phone in the bathroom, I’m going to ask them to go outside and finish their call. If that doesn’t work … well, maybe I’ll buy a bullhorn to stuff in my purse.
What about you? What pet peeves make you crazy? Inquiring minds want to know …
Watched the second episode of Heroes last night. Not quite as good at theÂ premiere, mainly because they kept recapping the first episode, like they needed filler material or something. The story didn’t move forward that much for some of the characters.
Liked the telepathic cop, although I didn’t quite understand what suddenly “turned on” his power. The little girl in danger? Maybe he has kids of his own at home?
I also liked the fact that not everyone who is special is good. Mr. Sylar, whomever he might be, strikes me as a Hannibal Lecter in training. Maybe he’s the creepy guy in the previews who chases the cheerleader?
Hopefully, more will be revealed next Monday …
So, I’m going to a women’s expo event in late October, and I’ve been asked to make some goodies to give away.
And I have to idea what to do.
I don’t have cover art for Karma Girl yet, so bookmarks are out of the question. So is anything else I could put the cover on, like mugs, nail files, mints, etc.
I’m pretty much reduced to slapping my business card on something … I just don’t know what that something should be yet. I’m leaning towards chocolate, though. You can never go wrong with chocolate. Unless you put coconut on it. Â Maybe I could find someone to make me some chocolate-shaped business cards. Not very practical, as they would get eaten, but they’d definitely be fun. Hmmm …
What about you? What sort of goodies do you like to give and get at conferences? What do you keep? What do you throw away? Inquiring minds want to know …
I have a confession to make — I watch way too much TV. Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Heroes, CSI, Project RunwayÂ … I watch all those shows and aboutÂ a dozenÂ more on a regular basis.
My TV addictionÂ doesn’t leave me much time to write and do writing-related thingsÂ in the evenings. Which I need to start doing more and more of as my publication date creeps closer.Â
I just can’t seem to tear myself away from my programs. And I’ve liked just about every new show I’ve watched this year, which adds to my conundrum.
Yes,Â it’s definitely time to cut back on the TV. I just don’t know where to start. I need help. Serious help. Here are the programs I watch and the new ones I want to keep watching, in no particular order:
Desperate Housewives, Without a Trace, Prison Break, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, CSI: Miami, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, NCIS, Veronica Mars, Smith, Lost, Project Runway, My Name is Earl, Ugly Betty, CSI, Grey’s Anatomy. I’m also going to give Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock a chance when they premiere.
Which ones would you give up? Which ones would you keep? What about you? Has the boob tube taken over your life lately? Inquiring minds want to know …
So, I’m up to 787 books I’ve read (since I started keeping count, anyways). The latest is It Happened in South Beach by Jennie Klassel. It’s about a strait-laced Boston freelance writer who inheritsÂ a sex-toy shop in Florida when her aunt is murdered.
There’s also handsome Interpol agent in the mix, along with eccentric neighbors, wacky best friends, and cats. Lots and lots of cats. Oh yeah, and a dog named Baskerville, which is one of the coolest names for a dog that I’ve ever heard.
It was an interesting read. Lots of snappy one-liners, and you get a real feel for the steamy Florida atmosphere. I wish the hero had been in it just a little more, though.
But, if youÂ enjoy tropical mischief and mayhem and multiple hair colors,Â you’ll probably like this book.
Only thirteen more books to go before I hit 800 … and two more I need to write before the end of the year …
What about you? What have you read lately? Inquiring minds want to know …