Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Debra - Say what? (and a free book)

Some weeks you just can't believe your eyes. I'm having one of those weeks.

At the risk of offending folks, I just have to bring you the most eye-popping business idea I've ever seen. A company is offering to care for the pets of Christians in the Post-Rapture World.

Eternal Earthbound Pets

This just goes to prove that there are new ideas under the sun because post-Rapture pet sitting is one I certainly hadn't ever heard before!

Just when I put my eyes back in my head, a gardening friend who's been having a good giggle over my tomato plantings this year sent me a little something to entice me to plant peppers next year. DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK unless you want to see...um...how can I put this... well, their name says it all-- Peter Peppers.

One Peter Pepper
Buy Peter Pepper seeds

And then finally I received a proof of our October thriller - PRIMITIVE. Imagine my surprise when the book was lacking its prologue! A quick email to the interior designer confirmed I had the correct final file. So, I talk to the editor who says, "Oh. Didn't we tell you? We pulled the prologue." (And now a new version is back in.)

Is there a vast conspiracy to make my eyeballs fall out of my head? I don't know. What I do know is that one of you lucky peeps is going to win an advance galley of CRITTERS OF MOSSY CREEK (9/15/09). All you have to do is tell us something that's going to make us say, "Say what!?" Done any good double takes lately? Spit takes?

37 comments:

Mint said...

I guess the only thing I can think of is some weirdo trying to friend my daughter on Facebook because he liked her cleveage.

Emmanuelle said...

Some weeks ago I baught some designer shoes at a great price on ebay. They were just beautiful and all but when I received them... they didn't fit right (half a size too small). I guess it's what happen when you buy things like shoes online. Anyway, I decided to sell them back so I could get my money back. The picture in my add was of the shoes only. Someone, suposedly interested by the shoes, asked me to take a picture of the shoes with my feet in them so he/she could have a better idea. I did it of course. Well guess what, right after sending the pictures I received an email saying that he/she would love to meet me in person and get to know me. "It would be so cool" he/she said...yeah, Right !!!
I didn't reply and deleted his/her emails. I guess it was my first contact with a foot fetish / foot freak...

Debra Dixon said...

Mint-- There are many days I'm glad I have a son!

Debra Dixon said...

Emmanuelle -- ROFL! Darlin' I can't believe you did that. What a nice girl. That'll learn ya!

Kylie said...

Giggling at Emmanuelle's story, LOL. Nothing pops right now except for the fact I have two aides and five foster grandparents in my room to 'help' this year. One can't see well and doesn't hear squat. Another can see but not hear; one can't remember anything she did last year (and for the previous twenty) and the forty year can't follow directions. So I've been having plenty of 'say what!' experiences since school started!

Laurie said...

In the summers we move back to Wisconsin and live in the country. A local famer sold his land and now there is a huge wild game hunting area with elk, white tail deer, fallow deer etc right adjacent to where we walk and bike. They can hunt any time!!!

Cindy Gerard said...

OMG. Your Peter Peppers are the most recent eye ball popper for me.
Too funny!
The book looks amazing, BTW!

Debra Dixon said...

Kylie-- Oh, man! An overload of the wrong kind of help. And I find people really don't take direction well. Wonder if it's that they don't listen, don't care or have control issues?

Debra Dixon said...

Laurie- What??!! So, you like just try and dodge the bullets? It's like an obstacle course. Only the fastest survive.

Debra Dixon said...

Cindy those peppers are even more astonishing when you see them lined up in a row. =80 Yikes! (g)

lois greiman said...

Oh Deb, you absolutely made my day. :)And it's still early. Thanks.

Emmanuelle said...

Imagining those tomatoes lined up in a row.... that's not only disgusting, it's down right scary !!! (shivering...)

Helen Brenna said...

LOL - if only I had pics of the cucumbers I grew a couple years back!! hehehe

Debra Dixon said...

Oh, Helen!! Now those cucumbers are certain intriguing. We are all distraught you don't have pics!!

Emmanuelle said...

No please no more pictures... I want to sleep tonight !!!lol

Anonymous said...

Last month I went to a truck show.
There was this hearst on really big wheels, I mean huge wheels. The hearst was painted and had old fashioned tombstones all over the sides and the back. In the back window was painted I like my women cold and stiff. EEEEEEWWWWWW!
Love & Hugs,
Pam Keener in PA
pk4290@comcast.net

Emmanuelle said...

Eeeewwww indeed !! DId he mean it in a necrophile kind of way ??? I'm wondering... because that's illegal, I'm not sure he should advertize it...

Debra Dixon said...

PAM!!! Eeeeewwwww! Geez and good golly. Bleech! LOL!

Michele Hauf said...

Love that cover!

Debra Dixon said...

Thanks, Michelle. We like it. The author likes it and we're sure hoping the reader will like it!

Kathleen Eagle said...

Deb, you bowled me over with the Eternal Earthbound Pets. Is there nothing people won't do to make a buck? Even when times are tough, there should be a limit...

Peter Peppers! Are they real? I didn't plant any red peppers, but I have lots of lovely long green ones. Going outside now to see if any have headed out yet.

Debra Dixon said...

Kathleen-- Absolutely real. The only reason you can't get seeds right now is most of the seed houses are "out of seed" for shipping right now. I was trying to shop for tomato varieties and kept coming up against the timing issue.

Pamela Keener said...

I was too grossed out to even find out if it was a parody or something else. I told it to a guy friend and he laughed, it might be a guy thing but still. Even if it was a parody it was not funny to me in the least.

Minna said...

Nykanen? The Finnish family name caught my eye.

Debra Dixon said...

Pamela-- I've never understood the Three Stooges either but some women get it. Every man I know gets it.

Debra Dixon said...

Minna-- I don't know if Mark is Finnish or not. He's an ex-pat living in Canada. Spends a lot of time the Pacific Northwest.

http://marknykanen.com/
You can check out his pic and see if he looks Finnish. (g)

catslady said...

Some people can sell anything!!! My daughter just got a job at our new casino as a cage manager (sounds funny already but it just means she is over the tellers in their "cage" lol. Anyway the other night there was a ground hog in their counting room!!!! Apprently the construction wasn't quite done since there was a hole big enough. With all the millions, you'd think they'd be a little more careful lol.

Minna said...

Well, considering the dots have fallen from the top of the A letter on his family name on the way, he probably wasn't born in Finland. I just noticed the family name.

Debra Dixon said...

Catslady- LOL! You're daughter's job title is great. And what is the appropriate reaction to a ground hog invading YOUR cage? LOL!

Maureen said...

On the local news Friday they highlights of the Eagles pre-season game and one of them was a standing ovation for Michael Vick.

Pamela Keener said...

Standing Ovation for Vick? Say it isn't so he needs to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Virginia said...

Sorry I have not had much going on lately except getting my son back in college. Nothing weird about that.

Debra Dixon said...

Maureen-- Really ? That's so sad. I'm all for rehabilitation but "quiet return" would have been better. ::shaking head::

Debra Dixon said...

Virginia-- Getting the kid off to college was always a chore!

MJFredrick said...

The dh had an interesting observation about the pet-sitting. Apparently the place is run by people who don't expect to be raptured themselves, right?

MJFredrick said...

Huh, well, clearly I commented and then clicked the link. Atheists, huh? Interesting!

dianedoodles said...

I got "Busted" by my pastor during his sermon last Sunday night....He was very concerned about the 'disrespect of an adult member playing with her cell phone as he was reading the Word of God".......I wanted to jump up and yell..."Yes It is ME, it is my KJV Bible App on my iPhone....SEE....it says "Holy Bible"....but I sat there meekly, while my mom poked me in the ribs. My face still blushes :(