I decided to look back through the blog posts this week and select a Comment of the Week.
Of course I was instantly stymied by you, dear readers, even though you didn't know about the contest. Stymied in that the comment I loved was quickly followed by two more that were equally amazing and funny.
So, instead of one winner, we have three.
french sojourn 9/6/14 10:21am
It pains me that you would throw my name out as a cautionary tale. Maybe you don't remember me, but i'll never forget you.
Bora bora, sunsets, blue whale cocktails and our chums at the hookie-lau-a go-go.
LynnRodz 9/6/14 10:53am
Ahh, how soon they forget, Felix! (Too many fish in the sea, I suppose.) I will say, this wasn't the first post where your name was mentioned, so you aren't completely forgotten.
yes indeed, Felix has appeared when
his email was wrong on a conference list
using pen names (with a name like Buttonweazer, why would you want to!)
and there have been several others.
Carolynnwith2ns 9/6/14 11:20am
Janet, a dear friend and wife of my former writing teacher and literary agent, has asked if I would please pass this message on to you.
Dear Ms. Reid,
May I respectably request that you cease referring to my loving husband, Felix Buttonweazer, as anyone less than informed and stellar as a writer. When I think of the hours my dear Felix spends on his computer researching websites related to the importance of relationships, (thank God he doesn’t call those 900 numbers anymore) and how this has enhanced our relationship, I just bristle because of your flippancy.
We have a passel of little Buttonweazers who look up to their father, so please do not belittle the man, history will eventually recognize and admire as the writer whose last name has more letters in it than Hemmingway.
Of course there are prizes! If our three winners drop me a line with their mailing address, we'll send them
There were some other terrific comments as well. By terrific I mean ones that cracked me up usually. Here they are in chrono order
Terri Lynn Coop 9/3/14 3:18pm
No matter the question . . .
Jack Reacher is always an acceptable answer.
Sort of a little black dress of characters.
Anastasia Stratu 9/2/14 10:24am
Added to "1,000,000 books to read before I die" list.
List growing alarmingly fast.
List owner feeling more and more like the protagonist of that joke about the creative writing college admission commission interviewing a candidate. When asked about favorite books and authors, the candidate says: "None. Joe is not a reader. Joe is a writer."
General sentiment of self-addressed peevishness explainable by circumstances entailing a dulled sense of comedy and ignoble pilfering from folklore.
Generally inane tone hereof justifiable by severe sleep deprivation.
Decision to post this comment anyway triggered by general inability to shut up.
Lance 9/1/14 9:04pm
Is that why you're having to repaint?
NotAWarriorPrincess 8/31/14 12:19pm
My husband came home one day in July to find I had removed the floor, subfloor, toilet, and fixtures from the masterbath. I had the new subfloor and vinyl down and the new toilet halfway installed and was cursing the skies that a part was missing from the box it came in so I had to return to Home Depot. If it hadn't been for that extra trip I'd have had it all done except for the paint. And then the paint... the saga of ugly paint rivals some of the sagas of Norse Iceland for length and tedium, if not violence. And maybe a little of the violence. In the midst of it all a wise woman told me "Teal is not your friend. Teal is no one;s friend." ALways listen to your wise woman, folks.