It 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?