So it's a rare occasion that Mike and I get to spend time together in the summer. His job is super busy and he usually leaves the house before I get up (don't get all judge-y, 8 am is not that late to sleep) and he returns after dark, showers and generally falls asleep long before me. So if I can sneak a little bit of couple time in there, I take advantage. Last week advantage took the form of dragging him to town for an appointment we had to keep. But we did lunch first.
We went to a local pizza parlor for their buffet lunch. It was packed and there was this guy with, I kid you not, a Mohawk mullet. For real. Mohawk in the front, mullet in the back. Two hairstyles that never looked good to begin with combined to make something frightful. I wanted to tap him on the shoulder and be all "Dude. The 80's called...they want their hairstyles back." but he was a lot bigger than me so I didn't. If a mullet said, business in the front and party in the back, what did his haircut say? My mom cuts my hair?? Oh, and did I mention that she still wears that snakeskin mini skirt and listens to old Whitesnake tapes?
Aside from the awesome scenery, we discussed other things; the kids and if they were ever going to move out, his work, our upcoming appointment, his work, plans for the 4th, our trip to the ER the night before, his work and oh yeah, my work.
Me: I'm so busy, I feel like I'm never going to get everything done. And now this arm thing. How am I supposed to paint?
Mike: So when are you going to be rich and famous?
Me: I'm already famous. Duh.
Me: Yeah. You have no idea. I got asked to do two guest blog posts this week.
Mike: What does that mean?
Me: It means I write something for someone else's blog.
Mike: Why? So your followers will go to their blogs?
Me: Well, kind of. But also their followers will get to know me. It's mutually beneficial and very nice of them. I'm flattered. Also, I got quoted.
Me: Yes, we had a discussion on Masters of Horror about this old horror movie The Changeling. And then the guy who started the discussion did a review of it on his blog and he quoted me. Because I'm an expert on horror movies and stuff.
Mike: Really? Like he said "Stacey Turner says..."
Me: No. He said, "My new friend Stacey Turner says..." (Read the review here)
Mike: Well that's kind of cool.
Me: Don't look so surprised. I got fans, yo!
Mike: *nearly chokes laughing at me*
Me: It's not like I have my own Wikipedia page like The Bloggess or anything. But someday..."
Mike: So about the rich part...
Me: I'm working on it baby. Don't worry. I got this...
As soon as I know what day I'm doing my guest posting, I'll be sure to share. And it would be very awesome if some of you would stop by those blogs and have a look-see. Some of you (those squeamish types) are totally excused. A friend of mine told me last week that she can't read my work. She tried to read "The Lamp" but had to stop. I scared someone. Those of you who've been here from the beginning know that my main goal was to scare at least one person. Looks like it's goal accomplished! Whew! That's a load off.
Also, I have a poem being considered for an upcoming poetry magazine issue. Its about as far from my usual writing as you can get. I'll let you know if it pans out.
Happy Friday y'all,
PS for those of you not squeamish...please check out today's Flash Friday post at The Author Spot.