April Giveaway

On my recent travels, I found this cute ceramic travel mug and had to get it for a giveaway. Just sign up below for a chance to win this fun giveaway! Contest ends midnight CST April 16th! Good luck!

 

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Prizes:
Signed copy of Wanted: Fairy Godmother
Ceramic travel mug with “Live Your Dreams” written on it
Keepsake book box with “Laugh Often & Love Unconditionally” on it
Author swag – pens, letter openers, keychains, etc
Chocolates (contains peanuts)
Pink wand
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Snappy Comebacks

PhoneI know you’ve been there. That moment arrives when you get one of those pesky phone calls. It catches you off guard. What do you do? Lately, those moments are happening to hubby and me more frequently. (Like, seven times in one day from just one of them!) I get that they’re just doing their job. But, can’t they understand that no, I don’t want any or I’m not interested or take me off your list is a clue to don’t call me back? Ever.

Guess not. They keep calling. We keep saying no way. They’re not listening.

So, hubby and I were joking around with some snappy comebacks to get them to stop calling. We egged each other on and came up with quite a few I can’t print here. (Could lead to awkward explanations or criminal investigations!) However, we did have a couple that I can share with you.

Creepy Comeback

• “It’s finished. Blood is everywhere!” (We can’t take credit for this one; we read this on the Internet.)
• “Guess what? I just found out Hannibal Lecter is my cousin! Isn’t that great!”
• “The place is surrounded. Hurry, drive around to the back!”
• “The voices in my head won’t let me.”
• “Can you hold on a second?” Shift the phone away and pretend you’re talking to someone else in the room. “What do you mean you lost it? I told you to stash it in the trunk and then bury it.”

Funny Comeback

• “Honey, it’s for you,” you say as if you’re talking to someone there with you. To the caller, you say, “He’s mad at me, so you deal with him.” Put down the phone and walk away and start arguing with no one.
• “I have thirteen different personalities. Would you like to talk to them all?”
• Quote anything from a Dr. Seuss book in a serious, dignified tone.
• Ask silly questions. “If breakfast and lunch makes brunch. What does lunch and dinner make? Linner? Dunch?”
• “Are you just not that into me? Is that what it is? Why won’t you go out with me again? I swear, I only did it that one time. The charges were dropped.”

If you’re ever in that position again, just think of this and laugh outrageously (well, I hope you do) and let the caller wonder what’s going on. At least you’ll feel like you’ve won this round with them.

And now you know what it’s like to live with a romantic comedy writer and her sweet hubby/co-conspirator as they both view life in a slightly skewed way.

Feel free to contact me on Facebook and Twitter to add some of your snappy comebacks; you may see them show up in my next snappy comebacks blog. (Note, any comebacks used will be fully credited to the person sending them to me.)

Until next time…keeping laughing…

Pictures From the Passenger Seat – March

Recently, hubby and I got away for a half-day trip to one of our favorite places, Wimberley, Texas. It’s a small town 30 miles southwest of Austin. It’s a great little place with lots of local flair. In fact, we stumbled over a new delight I’m sharing here with you!

These 5-foot high, fiberglass boots were designed by 26 artists. There are 80 boots sprinkled around town (no two are alike). While we didn’t find all of them, we did discover some incredible beauties! I think the motto “Everything’s Bigger In Texas” applies here!

This boot is set in front of the Wimberley Pie Co. (If you ever go, you must try the fudge pie. Yummy!) Fun fact: Austin, TX is considered the music capital of the world.

This boot is set in front of the Wimberley Pie Co. (If you ever go, you must try the fudge pie. Yummy!) Fun fact: Austin, TX is considered the music capital of the world.

Red Horse Boot

The red makes it pop! Breathtaking!

 

Blue Bird Boot

Amazing detail! It felt like the owl was watching us.

 

General Store Boot

This one is in front of the newly rebuilt Ace Hardware store. (It was ravished by a fire last year.) I love the artistry on this boot! Look how the little girl is reaching for something on a shelf.

 

Travel tip: Eating on the road gets expensive. Food in airports, convenience stores, vending machines at hotels, you name it, it adds up. Before a trip, I stock up on non-perishable snacks for the days we’re away. You can find small travel size snacks in the checkout lines at those super stores. Hubby likes the beef sticks and cheese combos. I prefer the small packs of pumpkin seeds and nuts. We both indulge in the crispy treat (still paying more, but it’s packaged for air travel) and usually split one during a drive, in the airport while waiting on a flight, or as a quick, non-nutritious late night snack. I buy multiples and put them in those slider bags (can never have too many of those), place them flat in the bag, and pack it in the large front pocket on my suitcase. It’s easy to retrieve in a hurry and helps tide you over until you can get a real meal while traveling.

I hope you enjoyed the Pictures From The Passenger Seat! Now, it’s off to find even more fun pictures to share!

Happy travels, everyone!