Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blah, blah, blah

Hey, I’m dedicating this post to Barb.   She just tore a strip off me at book club for not posting this week.  (Fine, she just asked me why I hadn’t posted—nobody’s crying themselves to sleep over my blog slacking.)  My lame excuse was that I’ve been busy with my WIP, but the truth is I just haven’t had a single funny thought in days.  Not that this has to be Jessica’s comedy hour, but nobody wants to read blah blah blah.  What can I say—my husband’s been out of town and my sense of humor has been dampened by only communicating with people who think the word “bum-bum” is the most HILARIOUS thing in the world. 

So here’s a rundown of my somewhat humorless week.  Brace yourselves:

  • I finished my edits and sent them to my editor.   I’ve been  refreshing my inbox every ten seconds since then.  It’s crazy addictive.  I don’t recommend it.

  • I got a very unfortunate haircut.  Luckily, I don’t like my hair enough in the first place to be all that sad.  I fixed it up myself with some dull kitchen scissors, and it looks much better now.  Two months and I should be back to socially acceptable.

  • I celebrated Banned Books Week by hosting a book burning.  Just kidding.  I went to book club and talked about whether, when, and why violence is appropriate in YA, among other things.  Hooray for Hunger Games!  Definitely a bright spot in the week.

  • Last but not least, I, um, got paid.  For writing my book.  It was surreal, and not at all ho-hum—the whole thing is still so unbelievable (I’m not just doing this for fun?)—but I celebrated by taking the aforementioned comedians for FroYo and the word “bum-bum” was said at least five times, just for laughs.  Clearly I need some tips on celebrating.  


  1. A way to celebrate?...
    Take your husband out on a date sans your bun-bun friends. :)

  2. Yeah I love the Blah blah blah! As for the hair cut I thought your hair looked really cute last night was actually going to say something about it to you but then got side tracked which is the story of my life right now.

  3. And make that "date sans your bum-bum friends" a weekend get away. Or, since your hubby has been out of town maybe leave HIM with the "bum-bums" and have a get away of your own. :)

  4. I think we'll settle for hiring a sitter and going to the movies, but can I just say that a trip BY MYSELF sounds like a little piece of heaven? Hmmm, I'm thinking about it right now...

    Thanks about the hair. I'm really not torn up about it, but trust me, this lady had no idea what she was doing. I just had a great idea for a reality TV show: So You Think You Can Cut Your Own Hair. Obviously, it could only be a few episodes long, but maybe as contestants get booted off they have to shave their own heads!
    TV people, why aren't you paying me to come up with these ideas?

  5. Hey, I've got another hair idea for a reality show and it's sure to be great. How about "So You Think You Can Cut Your Kid's Hair?" Oh wait, I already did that and you still haven't forgiven me. Those mullets leave very deep scars.

  6. Hey, I think I had your "bum bum" friend in my preschool the other day. This was our conversation as we were going through the sounds of the letters.

    Me: "B says buh"
    Bum Bum friend: "Did you say B says bum?"
    Me: "No no, I said B says buh"
    Bum bum friend: "Well, B says buh...for BUM!"
    Me: Uhh, are a smart little thing. I guess you are right.
    The three onlooking little boys: " BUM BUM BUM BUM! She said BUM BUM BUM" (until the word "bum" could be heard no more because of the increasing amount of laughter.

    Later that day:

    Cooper: (to his sisters)" Today Bum bum friend (don't want to mention names) said BUM! And then she got her foot caught in the chair!

    Memorable day for sure. I am so proud of my teaching abilities.