Quote du Jour:
Indy: Iâ€™ve got something for you.
Willie: Thereâ€™s nothing you have that I could possibly want.
–Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Well, I got about 2000 words yesterday on the contemporary. Not as much as I would have liked, but still got some words in. Finished up a major addition and then worked my way back to where I had left off. (I had to go back and add a scene or two.) Getting closer to finishing.
A friend of mine just sold another book. Congrats, girl! (Iâ€™ll make the formal announcement after she does, but she knows who she is. :wink:)
Iâ€™m thinking of getting the first three chapters of my contemporary polished up and sent off to the publisher of choice. I need to write a synopsis (EGAD) so I think Iâ€™ll work on that today since I know how itâ€™s going to end now. (Sort of)
Somehow, I got roped into doing a golf tourney tomorrow. One of the volunteers backed out at the last minute and I agreed (urgh) to fill in to help at registration, take pictures, that sort of thing. This means that (a) I will be in the heat most of the day and (b) I will not have access to a computer all day. I will be stark raving mad by the time I get home. It should prove to be a busy day because I have to leave early from the tourney to take my son for his 4-yr check up. Directly after that, itâ€™s off to the airport to pick up husband. I might get home around 7 if Iâ€™m lucky.
Last night I watched Dracula 2000 with (you guessed it) Gerard Butler. Not a great movie and Iâ€™m so not a horror flick kinda girl so I fast-forwarded through all the parts he WASNâ€™T in. But.. oooohhh.. he is so gorgeous in that movie.
On another note, I won two auctions for two keychains sporting the handsome Mr. Butler.
What can I say. Itâ€™s a sickness.
The office is going through a renovation. The walls have been painted these random colors. Some are blue, some are gold (sorry.. ochre), some are pale gray. Still some are green. And not a nice soothing green. Itâ€™s like Christmas green. Ew. Would you want to look at a Christmas green accent wall in your office? I think Iâ€™d get some red tinsel and hang it from the ceiling if it were my office. Then it could be festive.
Weâ€™re getting new carpet, too, and theyâ€™re auctioning off a bunch of old furniture. I found out yesterday the Powers That Be have decided to auction off a shelving unit that hosts most of our marketing stuff. What am I supposed to do with all that crap thatâ€™s in there? Throw it on the floor? I have a idea. How about I stack it all in YOUR offices?
THEN, I hear the same Powers That Be want to put a door over the â€œexecutiveâ€ print room, which just happens to house marketingâ€™s color printer, the black and white printer, the copier, the computer where we burn all our CDs, etc. The reasoning behind this is that â€œsomeone might see it.â€ Like, um, who? God forbid some unknown person see our printers. And then we get the â€œwell, itâ€™s messyâ€ excuse because we have reams of paper stacked up on the shelves. Itâ€™s a PRINT ROOM, folks. Weâ€™re supposed to have reams of paper (last time I checked) for the printers and copier.
Hereâ€™s a thought. How about I get some love beads and hang from the ceiling to cover the doorway? Maybe a disco ball to liven things up.
I love these decision makers who donâ€™t think about anything else but what they want and what they think will work. They never consult Those That Actually Work In That Area.
Ah well. I guess thatâ€™s what happens when you work with a bunch of engineers. All they have is a big fancy degree and no common sense. (Was that out loud?)
And now for your Shakespearean insult of the day: Thou lumpish ill-breeding pignut!