Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I'm Too Sleepy

I don’t really have anything to blog about today. I had a bad night – it was after 2:00 a.m. Monday night before I fell asleep and then for some unknown reason I overslept – I could have sworn I set that alarm. I spent the day trying to catch up, but just couldn’t do it. I’m so tired that I don’t think I’ll any problem sleeping tonight. I’m going to try and do a little writing before going to bed though.

So I’ll post the Satellite Twin’s opening for Chapter One. I’m doing this for two reasons. The first – what else am I going to put up here? Secondly, Lis likes them and …..

Happy Birthday Lis!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You’ve been a wonderful friend, a source of strength and support for me in the last year. I hope your day is as special as you are.

“Good evening everyone. It’s a beautiful Friday night here in the Metroplex, warm and balmy. We hope you enjoy this evening’s show. I’m Bud Nelson and this is my partner Ernie Warren. Say hello Ernie.”

“Hello Ernie”

“Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain.”

“What man?”

“I’m referring to you Ern.”

“I’m not behind any curtain.”

“You should be. You know this is a wonderful night for romance.”

“Yeah, the breath of life, the fountain of youth, the …”

“You don’t know what I’m talking about, do you?”

“Romance. Fabio. Flowing hair and bulging bi-ceps.”

“That’s only in books, moron. Have you ever experienced romance?”

“I had a ring once.”

“What are you talking about?”

“It was a promise ring.”

“A girl gave you a promise ring?”

“Yep, said ‘if I give you this ring, will you promise to stay away from me?’”

“Smart girl. But I’m talking about relationships.”

“I have relationships.”

“Did they all give you rings?”

“That’s not funny Bud. I have lots of relationships. I have Uncle Vito, Aunt Molly, Cousin JoJo …”

“Those are relatives, birdbrain. You don’t have relationships with relatives.”

“Don’t tell Aunt Trudy that.”

Happy Wednesday everyone!


Brandy said...

Loving the glimpse of the 1st Chapter! Sweetie, I'm sorry you're day was an 'off' one. I hope tomorrow is better for you.

Happy Birthday Lis!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Lis!

I like the Satellite Twin's, too! :)

christa said...

Happy Birthday Lis!

I'll read chapter one when I'm not feeling so out of it. I think that cold that I have been fighting has decided to come back with a vengence. I slept yesterday from 4-6 mind you I couldn't sleep last night.

Lis said...

Thanks all! :o)

LOL love the excerpt!! I can just see this in my head *g*

Dru said...

Happy Birthday Lis!

Dru said...

I the excerpt.

ruby55 said...

Sounds like the a very good start to the story. You establish that it has comedy in it and it's great.

Hope the rest of it is going well,
too. I must have missed the part where you mention that Bud and Ernie will be in your book as "The Satellite Twins".

I know that my commenting will be patchy at best until the end of the month and probably beyond for a while.

1. This computer has to be replaced but I can't seem to do it myself. I'm playing musical computers with the three I have right now trying to find what goes where and which is working to do what. Not fun and very time consuming.

2. I'm trying to sort out stuff before I have to move it upstairs. I just had a look at the carpets up there in the two bedrooms and I must say they look cruddy. I'm not sure what the real color actually is--some kind of lighter blue, I think.

3. I also have to actually pack all the breakables. Unfortunately, I can't manage those stairs too often in a day. If I could, I'd be carrying things up myself without wrapping them. However...

4. My sister is hoping to be able to come and help me around the 20th. Most things have to be done before then though.

I could go on but maybe I should find out if someone from church or the neighborhood can help me with a few things. As you know, being alone has its drawbacks and not being able to call on the younger members of my family who live close by is very disappointing.

Hugs and prayers to you, E...oops, Bailey.

catslady said...

Happy Birthday, Lis!

Love the twins - voices, I hear voices.