Friday Free-for-all

It’s Friday. So…yay? First a couple of fun things.

I was a big fan of Winnie the Pooh. Still am from time-to-time. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in the 100 Acre Wood with Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo, Rabbit, and Owl. And of course, the silly old bear himself. A few weeks ago, the world celebrated Winnie the Pooh Day. I came across this list of Life Lessons from the Pooh.

As y’all are mostly likely aware, I am a HUGE fan of the J.D. Robb In Death/Eve Dallas series. There’s a long story about where I was in my head when I first discovered the books. Since that time back in 2005 (yeah, I came into the series about 10 years late), I’ve managed to add every books to my collection. I get them in hardback, digital, and audio because I’m that much of a fan girl. The 48th book in the series released this week. I came across THIS ARTICLE that presents of summary of CONNECTIONS IN DEATH in GIFs. I totally admire people who can do this stuff. 😆

So, moving on to other stuffs. Like…

Things that irritate the snot out of me:

People who check out library books and don’t return them as soon as they finish them when there’s a waiting list. Yes, I realize that I read/listen at a crazy rate but seriously? How the hell does it take TWO WEEKS to listen to an audio book that’s only six hours long? I wish the library apps had an auto return feature for books other readers have on hold. You hit 100% of the book? It stays for 24 hours–just in case–and then it automatically returns to the library to be check out by the next person on the wait list. Case in point: I’ve listened to SEVEN books, including FIVE books that come after the two books I have on hold. I HATE skipping ahead in series where they aren’t truly stand-alone. This is also a reason I go back and reread previous books in a series when a new addition is released. Grrrrr. And no, I don’t have the book budget to buy the books I’m waiting on.

People in the drive-thru who don’t pull up and/or leave more than a car-length between their vehicle and the one in front of them. I’ve noticed that Lexus and Mercedes drivers are particularly guilty of this. If you don’t pull up, I can’t pull up to the menu board and order.

People who are so busy talking/playing on their cell phones that they sit and idle in the drive-thru. This is a trait far too many people exhibit.

Can you tell I’ve been spending way too much time in the drive-thru?

In the what-the-fuck-is-wrong-with-this-world category…

Some stupid professor has decided that “Mary Poppins” is a racist movie because the stars and dancers had soot on their faces in the dancing chimney sweep scene–all because Mary Poppins takes out her compact and powders her face with soot–a show of solidarity with the sweeps. 🙄 Are you fucking serious?!?!!! Someone needs to stuff that guy into a fireplace, open the flu, and clean the chimney. I get that black face is bad. Chimney sweeps get dirty. They do not put on black face paint. And typically, the New York Times published the idiot’s op ed. Swear to the Universe, the world has gone crazy.

On that note, my brain is officially blown. It’s the weekend. I’m going to chill out, maybe look for some writing mojo, definitely listen to some audio books. What are you gonna do?

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Friday Free-for-all

  1. I love the Pooh and his friends. But I have Eeyore on my desk. Once upon a time, he was my spirit animal. Anyway, the Pooh is full of wisdom. Have you ever read the Tao of Pooh? I read it in college. Interesting stuffs.

    Ugh, I can’t imagine why people wouldn’t return their books in a timely fashion. It’s just courteous. Oh, maybe because courtesy is becoming a lost art. Bleh. And drive thru people can be irritating. I can imagine smart phones have made the drive thru lines that much worse. Don’t even get me started on the whole Mary Poppins thing or the idiocy of that entire section of the populace. Things are strange and getting stranger all the time.

    It can’t be the weekend again already. The plan is to clean the bedroom carpet tomorrow. Last carpet in the house to be done until we start over again in 6-8 months. I’ve been doing some cleaning already today. And marketing. I think I have the next scene in my head, so there will be writing later. Yep, writing, marketing, and cleaning this weekend. And reading. Other than that? Vegetation.

    • Silver James says:

      Vegetation sounds like a plan. 😉 And yes, I have a first edition of the TAO OF POOH in my glass-fronted collector books book case. I should pull it out and go reread it, except…it’s old, like me. Maybe I’ll check to see if I can get it on Kindle. Or from the library. LOLOL

      The world makes me goggle these days. And I do mean “goggle” not “Google.” 😉 Have a great weekend, no matter what you do!

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