As of thirty seconds ago the UPS tracking showed my book shipment is en route from Oshkosh, WI which is a heckuvalot closer than Ontario. The ETA is 2:08 p.m. All the sugar cookie dough for the remaining 3 batches is in a ginormous Tupperware bowl chilling in the fridge ready for the ninja cookie Bake Fest at J's house tomorrow. My "to-do" list is half checked off and I've got a huge pile of random stuff--serving platters, flower vases, tablecloths, cups, etc. sitting behind me on the floor. Deep breath now.
Oh, I wish all you sweet bloggy friends could be at Sunday's book launch party--wouldn't that be a swell bash? I can just picture it--of course, none of you would be talking about Kicks Like a Girl (available HERE in Kindle and paperback!), you'd be totally wrapped up in one another but I wouldn't mind a bit.
Now for random stuff because my brain is racing a thousand directions today:
There's a new thing with the kids these days called "rainbow jinx" which is different from regular jinx in that you can talk all you want after being jinxed, but you cannot pee for an hour. OBVIOUSLY not a game women of a certain age would ever want to play.
Last night Mr. G informed me that girls really like it when you brush your teeth and use mouth wash. Really? How did you learn this? Kyle told me. Kyle who? (There's no Kyle in his grade that I know of.) Kyle B. (Ah, one of Mr. D's high school baseball players). How did you and Kyle get on the subject of girls out in the shed, buddy? He was telling me not to get involved with them because they take all your money. Well, that's not bad advice. But you should still brush your teeth anyway.
The whole obsession with burlap on Pinterest fascinates me. Do people not know burlap is rough and scratchy and best used outdoors for protecting shrubs over the winter or hauling grain? Do they understand how it's not a comfy, cozy fabric for, say, throw pillows or chair covers?
Speaking of Pinterest, has anyone else been tempted to make up some B.S. recipe just to see how many people would try it or repin it? Like "Whiten your teeth with cinnamon and flour! It really works!" Anyone?
I'm not a fan of The Beetles. There. I've said it. I find their music kind of annoying. It's not a quirk most people share, like my disdain for corn on the cob or shopping malls.
That Japanese figure skater was MIND BLOWING.
Spill it, reader. Something random but fascinating.