Monday Isn’t for Sissies

Monday again coffee girlIt isn’t. Monday. For sissies. It takes gumption to face a new week. You have to face all the crap you didn’t get done last week plus all the new stuff heaped on your desk for the coming week. It helps if you have coffee. Caffeine is a panacea. It is also the elixir of the gods. I know this because coffee allows me to function. To be nice (or at least civil). To ignore stupidity. Usually. That’s becoming harder and harder.

As most of you probably saw in the news, Oklahoma State Univeristy’s homecoming was marred by tragedy. OSU has suffered it’s share. Part of the men’s basketball team, coaching staff, and a beloved member of the local media were killed in 2001 returning from a game against Colorado. In 2011, the OSU Women’s Basketball head and assistant coaches died in a plane crash. In 1977, three members of a fraternity were killed with scaffolding they’d set up to build a homecoming float collapsed and hit power lines, electrocuting them. Saturday, though, a car plowed through barricades, hitting an unoccupied police motorcycle and slammed into the crowd lining the street to watch the homecoming parade. Three adults died at the scene. A 2 year-old boy died at OU Children’s Hospital later that afternoon. A 7 year-old girl is fighting for her life. Forty-seven were injured. The driver, a 25 year-old was arrested at the scene on probable cause for DUI. Someone on Facebook said it was a sad accident. No it’s not. It wasn’t an accident. Whether the woman was impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a medical condition (unlikely at last update but no definitive info on her condition), she made the DELIBERATE decision to get behind the wheel of the car. If her accelerator got stuck? It was an accident. If she was perfectly fine when she got behind the wheel then suffered a medical episode? It was an accident. Thing is, she’d been sent home from work because she was “acting strangely.” And her pupils, in her mug shut were the size of pinpricks. Hrm…. I’m not a Drug Recognition Expert, but I’ve had a little experience. If it turns out, she did have some sort of medical episode, I’ll call the incident what it would be–a tragic accident. But that evidence isn’t there yet and for someone to excuse the idea that anyone who drives impaired has an “accident” breaks my brain.

Okay, climbing off my soapbox and ending the rant. *takes a deep breath*

Here, have something to bring a chuckle–hopefully. It made me laugh. Lawyer Guy shared this:

Santa: What do you want for Christmas?
Teenage Girl: A dragon.
Santa: No, really.
Girl: A loyal boyfriend.
Santa: What color dragon?

Nikos likes that idea. He’s silver in dragon form, just in case you’re wondering. You’ll get the full description of him come Saturday. Looks like I will get it all done in time for a Halloween release.

What else? Oh…RDR#3 is now titled THE BOSS AND HIS COWGIRL and it releases in June 2016. No word on cover art yet. The Red Dirt series is going even more international (the first two books are already available in England and Australia) with 2016 releases in France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Pretty freaking cool.

Autumn finally arrived. Daily temps are in the 60s and 70s with lows in 40s and 50s. It’s about time! But, that means an avalanche of leaves. Luckily, our Christmas present from last year is the gift that keeps on giving–LG’s bro pays for lawn service for us. No mowing or leaf raking/blowing/collecting. Yayayayay!

TV: I’m so far behind I should delete this topic for awhile. I did catch up on CODE BLACK. Still liking it. Gave up on ROSEWOOD. It wasn’t bad, but no way to keep up along with everything else. Need to catch up on BLINDSPOT and THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER.

Books: Still doing that whole “comfort read” thing. Alternating between Nalini Singh’s series and Ilona Andrews.

OH! I knew there was something else. FAERIE FAITH is being released in a three-novella anthology on November 16th–The Brides of Christmas Vol. 3. You can check the Faerie Reign page for details.

And I think that’s it. How was your weekend? Any plans for the week?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Monday Isn’t for Sissies

  1. Liza says:

    So are we closer to having an exact release date for The Devil’s Cut? You know so those of us who want to make sure there is an opening on a review schedule have a bit of a heads up…just saying. 😉

    I had family in for the weekend. My sister, middle niece and her boyfriend, and youngest niece came in for the weekend to see me. We ate at our favorite restaurant and then saw the Broadway production of Cinderella. It was so wonderful! My aunt was able to go with us to the play and also fell in love with the show. No real tv watching for me other than football this weekend. Sadly my Titans and my Vols lost this weekend. No reading time with family in either, but am diving back into Jennifer Estep’s Dark Heart of Magic tonight.

    I saw the news about the wreck on twitter and facebook this weekend. This morning her attorney said it was due to an untreated mental illness. I agree with your description of her eyes and believe she was on something either prescribed or illegal.

    • Silver James says:

      Halloween. I’ll finish edits today/tomorrow, format as soon as that’s done and put it into the system at KDP. It should be live by Saturday. 🙂

      Wait! Middle niece is old enough for a boyfriend?!?!?! NOOOooooOOOOoooo! 😉 How fun about Cinderella though. Did BF go, too? If so, he might just be a keeper. 😀

  2. Ugh, this was the first chance I had to check blogs today. Super slow internet all morning. Thank goodness I called and griped and they set a tech out. Everything on their end was showing good bandwidth and no problems. He came out with a new modem, hooked it up and couldn’t get his stuff to load. Turns out it was a major issue with their stuff – which they wouldn’t have found if I hadn’t called. I feel like walking outside and shouting ‘you’re welcome’ to the surrounding area. Then I had to take Max to the vet again because he was on the downward spiral again. More new meds that we all hope will work this time. Tomorrow I have to take Kira in because she’s got something going on with her eyes. Monday fell all over me today. But I got my new cover and it’s awesome and she’s taking care of a couple tweak, so it’s all good.

    Rant away, darlin’. You’re absolutely right. She knew what she was doing. In this day and age, who doesn’t know that driving under the influence of anything is STUPID? And all those poor people had to pay for her stupidity. Now she needs to pay for what she did. Consecutive life sentences for the deaths, 20 years each for the injured. Her ashes should be remain at the prison until she completes her sentence.

    Plans for the week? Ask me again tomorrow. Tonight, I’m toast.

    • Silver James says:

      Her defense counsel is now talking diminished capacity due to mental illness. We’ll see what the blood tests reveal. Anyway, still stupid. And yeah, you weren’t sissy about Monday either. Holding good thoughts for Max and Kira. 😦

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