I got a bunch of stuff today but not one item is enough to make a full post. I think this might qualify as Random Thoughts Tuesday.
I finally have a delivery system for my eBook. I’m using E-Junkie. So far so good. It’s cheap and really easy to use. And no one has to wait, while I finish up in the bathroom, to get their copy. My son designed the cover which I think is pretty neat. The cost of the eBook has increased to $7 but all the goodies and freebies are still there, including the free week long trial on Adgitize and a free week of advertising on my site. So go ahead and order it, you don’t have to wait for me to deliver it, it’s automatic!
I took Stanley to the groomers today to get a bath and to get his nails clipped. He was a big wuss at the groomers and cried the whole time. He’s back now and because he had his nails clipped I can’t hear him walking around anymore. It’s really nice but is freaking him out. He really is a stupid dog.
I have a bazillion clocks in my house. Most of them antique wind up kind of clocks. I have a grandfather clock which surprisingly still works even though it has made the trip to Seattle and back from St. Paul. Usually they don’t move very well. I also have a few other that belonged to my father. They usually just sit there but last week I decided to see if I couldn’t bug the kids by winding all the clocks. I hadn’t bothered winding the other two because neither one of them seemed to keep time for more than a day. When I opened them up to wind them I learned why they don’t work for very long. One of them is a 24 hour clock and the other is a three day clock. All three were ticking in sync for a whole 24 hours. After that I said fuck it and stopped winding the other two.
I want to thank everyone for writing posts about my cookies, I had lots of buyers and shipped them all out yesterday. If anyone would like to order cookies, today is the last day for orders if you want them before Christmas.
As for my holiday depression, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. And actually I am feeling a little better about the whole thing, at least for right now. I’d still like some gorgeous guy to come knocking on my door baring a Mercedes and a diamond necklace but if he doesn’t that’s okay too.
My keyboard broke the other day. The space key stopped working which made reading my sentences really difficult. I grabbed the spare keyboard that has been tucked in my closet for about two years. I hate this keyboard. It’s smaller and the buttons don’t have to be hit so hard to make a letter appear on the screen. It doesn’t make the same noise either. It also isn’t filled with crumbs and spilled coffee that has dried on it. It is clean, I can identify the keys because the letters are still clearly printed on them. The last one I had I managed to wear most of the letters off which would probably make my typing teacher from 7th grade happy to know.
I Know – what is with all of the jewelry commercials!
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Here’s my review (halfassed and late)! Sorry, can I have more please?
I love clocks, too! I have them everywhere in my house, some old, some new. I also collect watches. Nothing very valuable, although I have two chain-driven pocket watches that were handmade about 350 years ago. Something about timekeeping fascinates me.
One more random thought: When you said you’d like some gorgeous guy to come knocking on my door baring a Mercedes, I assume you meant “bearing” a Mercedes and that “baring” was just a Freudian slip. I assume that because it makes it funnier to me, and helps ease my winter depression. 🙂
You can actually wear the letters off of a keyboard? That’s A LOT of typing!!! I can see my key letters now, but what I hate is that it’s SOOOOOOO LOUD! It’s excruciating for anybody else in the room.
My laptop is only a year old, and already the “s” and “a” keys have wear spots on them. Grrr… I’m glad your holiday blues have waned somewhat. Just watch some scary movies where ugly psycho killers come knocking on your door, and you may just be okay with not having any visitors. 🙂
.-= Surfie´s last blog ..Holiday Cookies and Fudge – A Review =-.
Laura: I suppose there isn’t a better time to buy expensive shit that no one can afford these days. I know this, I will never go to Kay jewelers or Jared because of their commercials. Show me the commercial where the guy buys his woman jewelry because he wants to have sex, or because he has been cheating and feels guilty. Show me the real life jewelery buyers!
Jenn, Awesome review, I especially like that you told everyone I beat my kids, thanks! Nothing say loving like a little beating here and there. Seriously it was a great review and I’m glad the fudge didn’t break your teeth.
Mike: I saw the Freudian slip and thought it would be better to leave it in there, glad you noticed. I have at least three clocks in each room, usually five or six. Rarely do they tell the same time. No one really knows what time it is in my house. Which is why we are usually late, not really but it sounds better than I just don’t care.
Blueviolet: Yes you can but the keyboard was at least three years old. This one is too quiet, I’m not sure I am hitting the keys.
Surfie: How do you spell ass? I suppose you been using that word way too much and the letters are just gone huh? I can’t watch scary movies anymore. I get too creeped out and I still don’t know all the sounds this house makes. I can blame them on the cat but in the winter she is usually curled up with me. This weekend a put a mirror on the door opposite my bedroom which meant that when I got up in the middle of the night, and in the dark, to go to the bathroom I saw my reflection but because it was dark it just looked like some intruder. Woke the kids, the dog and half the neighborhood when I screamed.
I’m so glad you got such a great response to your cookies. They really were the best bourbon balls ever. I hate scary movies, too, because… well, they scare me! In what world is that fun?
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Jayne: It’s fun if you have someone to grab onto and who can slay the dragon in the middle of the night, if not it sucks because the cops don’t understand all that well after three of four calls.
I enjoyed your e-book although I have yet to try to implement anything. I am glad you were able to find a keyboard, even if it isn’t as satisfying as your previous keyboard. The space bar is important.
Anne: there is something wrong with it. I think the keys are smaller or something. I am making all kinds of mistakes. Maybe it’s all the drugs? I don’t know. I’m glad you enjoyed the book, let me know if you have any questions, ok?
I’m looking forward to reading my e-book, maybe this weekend. Or maybe after the holidays. Or maybe when I finish this never-ending editing project. Or . . .
Well, regardless, I’m looking forward to reading it. I’ve heard good things about it!
(Glad you’re feeling a bit better.)
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Poor Stanley. Even his name fits him huh?
I hear you on the clocks. That would take me over the edge.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
I wish I had a hunky dude to send you, but I’m sorry I don’t. I could send my little dude when he turns 18. Lol!
Did you get me email?
.-= Lola´s last blog ..Christmas came early at the diner =-.
One would have to be anally retentive to keep up with the clocks. Oh wait, that’s me!
Glad your cookies went over so well! I
And I hope you’re feeling more ‘up’. You didn’t say you were, so I’m thinking you may not be. You know what they say, “fake it til you make it’. I’ve always hated them.
JD: thanks I hope you get to it this year or the next, whenever. I do hope you can make some time for holiday cheer and all that stuff. I hate editing, as everyone can well see.
Comedy Plus: When we got Stanley from the Humane Society (he was the lone puppy in the puppy room as all his 10 brother and sisters had been adopted) my son wanted to name him Butch. That wouldn’t work for me on so many levels but mainly because the dog just looked like a Stanley. He had these huge ears that his body hadn’t grown into and he would trip over them when he walked. Butch just doesn’t say “dorky” the way Stanley does. Also my parents had a basset hound named Stanley (he was before my time) and when they suggested the name is just stuck.
Lola: that’s really creepy, I’m sure he is a wonderful young man but ewwww. I did get your email, did I not respond?
PJ: I have a little of the AR in me and I love the sound of all the clocks ticking but then I forget about them and it’s all about setting the time again. On the older analog clocks (the kind that wind up and don’t have batteries) you can only move the hands forward so if the time is 9:00 but the clock says 9:45 you can either wait 45 minutes before starting it, which is why I forget and miss it, or you can move the minute hand around the face of the clock about 11 and 3/4 times.
I’ve been faking it for years and years. I hate them too.
I am feeling better, it might have been a hormonal thing, I still know the day won’t turn out the way I would really like it to, I haven’t made the appropriate preparations for that. My expectations are too high based on the damn commercials. Not expectations really but desire. Whatever. I’d like to have a nice family gathering but we are so nearly estranged it won’t happen and if it were to it would end with some drama, like most do. I am looking forward to the holiday with my kids, don’t get me wrong, but I am with them 365 days a year and it’s difficult to make a special occasion out of us three when we already do that the rest of the year.
Here’s wishing you the very best with the sale of your E-book. I’m also glad you did so well with your bake sale. Have the merriest of holidays!
Hi – I just wanted to let you know that I didn’t receive the sample of cookies, so I couldn’t write a post. I just don’t want you to think I blew you off. I be the mailman smelled the bourbon balls.
There is just something wrong with the name E-Junkie. Just sayin’
Glad you are feelin’ better. My mother had a wind up clock that chimed the hours. Drove all us kids batty. Now my brother has it. I think he is driving his kids batty. Ah, tradition.
Hi Jen –
Just downloaded your ebook and hope to put the info/freebies to use if I can ever get my own blog going! Am thinking of serializing my mashup of “The Scarlet Letter” (now with vampires! see above…). Anyway, I’m sorry I didn’t see your Kickstarter project until tonight, and I hope you’re still able to meet your goal of self-publishing your book by next month. You wouldn’t happen to have any more Kickstarter invites, would you? Best of luck with everything.