I am pretty sure I ran out of week long before I ran out of “to do” list items this week. I’m gonna need more coffee…
If we were having coffee I’d ask if Spring is anywhere near your neighborhood. I know the calendar says Spring but hot damn, they are talking about snow again next week. In late March…in North fucking Carolina. Seriously, I love me some snow and it pains me to say this but damn Winter, give up the fucking ghost and hibernate. I’ve got perfectly good allergy medicine dancing close to its expiration date in the cabinet because Spring can’t get sprung.
If we were having coffee I’d ask if you are participating in the Warren Buffett Billion Dollar NCAA March Madness College Basketball brackets? Yes, you read that right…a BILLION freaking dollars. Billion, with a “B”. Just so you know, some crazy ass upset today busted our bracket so we are back to earning it the old fashioned way, turning tricks? I kid, I joke. Fucking Dayton…who picks Dayton? Do you follow college basketball? Fill out a bracket? Skip work to watch games? I know if you live in North Carolina you probably do, March Madness is a religious event in my part of the country.
If we were having coffee I’d give a shout out to our Ask A Nerd section of the podcast. We are gathering questions for a very special edition of the podcast and we could use your input. Do you have a question you’ve been itching to ask us? Go for it, nothing is off limits. And if it keeps itching, you might want to see a doctor. Seriously, you can leave it here, in the handy dandy comments section below and we will give you a shout out on the podcast…come on Ask A Nerd.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I pretty much got zero accomplished yesterday. Zero. I blame Kristen Ashley. I stayed up way too late reading The Will Wednesday night and then I had to finish on Thursday, I had to. So here’s where I tell you a little story about myself. I live and die by the timer. I use my phone and the timer on the microwave in my kitchen. I have a tendency to get so caught up in reading I forget to do things…shower, eat, pee, pick up my kids from school…lots of things. Oh, and I have a job, too. I may work from home but people count on me to manage my time wisely so their shit gets done. Enter…timers. Many mornings, if my schedule permits, I set my timer and read for and hour after the kids leave for school…I also set my alarm for 12:30 to remind myself to eat, shower and go pick up Scandalito from school…don’t judge me, I’m busy, I forget things. It’s an audible prompt that tells me to get my head out of my ass and move on to the next task. Time management at it’s most basic and it works for me. Usually. Anyway, yesterday morning, at 8AM, I looked around my quiet house and I knew I had maybe an hour and a half on my calendar to get some reading in. The Will was calling my name. An hour and a half, that means I’m rolling into my home office at 9:30 ready to knock shit off my to do list. I set my timer and I was off to the Kristen Ashley races. Well, a key part in setting a timer is actually hitting the start button. In my haste to get back into the story after the kids were safely ensconced in school, I forgot to hit the fucking start button on my timer. When I finished the book, I realized I’d ignored my phone for far too long. I flipped it over and checked the time left on my timer…the one I forgot to start. It was almost 1PM. No breakfast, no blog post, no lunch, no shower, no to do list accomplishments, no nothing except a pile of tissues surrounding me because hot damn Kristen Ashley can write a fucking epilogue. And what is it with her and the kids? Lordy be, lordy be…just you wait guys. The Will comes out April 8th, mark it down, set your timers, do whatever you have to do.
If we were having coffee I’d ask you if you know anything about Bronies? You know, My Little Pony fetish people? Ever heard of BronyCon? It’s coming to Baltimore August 1, 2014. Oh yeah, that is absolutely happening. Tara Sivec’s next book in her Chocoholics series, Passion and Ponies comes out next week. Are you on Facebook? Tara is having a Release Day Party to celebrate the launch of this book. She’s going to have special guests all day on Facebook…authors, sex toy professionals, bloggers, and even our very own resident Ms. “Let’s discuss the fluidity of sexuality” Sex Nerd Lola is stopping by. Passion and Ponies will be available on March 25…make sure you get it, it’s more than just a funny book, it’s more than just a Brony book – I think you’ll enjoy it and I’m still not sure how she did it but Tyler is swoon worthy material, I shit you not. Set your timer people…make it happen.
If we were having coffee I’d ask what you have lined up for the weekend. I’m taking BabyScandal and her girls to see Divergent. Scandalito is getting a haircut, I swear that boy must be going through a growth spurt because I swear we took him for a haircut just a week or so ago. I also plan on reading a bit and baking a few treats. I’m thinking about trying out some male romance authors this weekend – there seems to be a nice new crop of guys out there, maybe we can find one brave enough to come on the podcast with us…that would be fun wouldn’t it?!!? Whatever you’re doing, I hope it’s fun and sexy and completely scandalicious.