Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Completely Random Dumb Dog Story

My dog is nuts. But my husband and I are apparently silly crazy, too.

For several months now, the dog has been going completely spare every time my husband said goodnight to me. Our usual weeknight habits involve him going to bed a lot earlier than I do because I go to work once everyone else is in bed. So he kisses me and says goodnight. And the dog goes ballistic whining, barking and jumping around, circling his feet and generally make a nuisance of himself.

This has been really annoying my husband and I.

So last night, as a half-joke, I said we should start saying something besides "goodnight". I suggested banana and laughed. My husband went with it and started saying banana instead of goodnight. We had a good chuckle, called it our "safe word" and laughed more as he went off to bed and I started working.

Tonight, we really put the "safe word" to the test and he actually said "banana" instead of goodnight when we went through our nightly ritual. And the dog took no notice of us at all! He completely ignored us. Apparently, the word works, silly as it sounds.

So now, in this house, at roughly 10pm, banana equals goodnight. All because our dog is dumb.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just seeing how this would post

I am experimenting and this seemed the best place to do that.

I want to see how the new blogger editor works for me--and to be fair it's probably "new" as in it's been around for months and months and I'm only now getting on board. I'm not a big one on change when I like well enough the way things work. I have to be dragged into some changes kicking and screaming. Fortunately, I'm not like that all the time. Mostly, I'm just this way with my software :)

We'll get back to our regularly scheduled posts of excerpts and cover art stuff...well, as soon as I have the offical excerpt and cover art for BRIGHTARROW BURNING!

In the meantime, feel free to go back into the posts for excerpts from other books.

Happy Reading!