Friday, February 22, 2013

How I Look to a Seven-Year Old...

Hey y'all!  

So, Kid B came home the other day, proudly displaying this family portrait he'd drawn. 

"Me, Carter, Dad, Mom"

Let's skip asking why Kid B has given himself two faces (is this some deep psychological self-awareness? Is it his inner muse? Or is the second face a pig face from Angry Birds? My money's on the Angry Birds theory) and take a closer look at me. 

I agree he got the arms (flippers?) dead right. And my legs really are flatter on the inside. My bigger questions are... why am I number 4? Why is my torso divided in half? Okay, maybe that second question makes sense. Where did my fingers go? Did I lose them in a freak lawn mower accident?

My favorite part -- besides the accurate portrayal of the fact that my hair is falling out due to faulty flat irons -- is the lip-to-face ratio. 

Apparently, I arrive at all destinations lips first.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Have you ever had one of those days where...

Hey y'all...

Sorry for the blog silence! I have been madly revising EVERNEATH 3: It's Everneath-iest, and touring with EVERBOUND. 

I'll blog about the tour later, but for now, I was thinking of starting a new blog series called "Have you ever had one of those days where..." and then fill in the blank. 

Today, I have two entries. 

1. Have you ever had one of those days where... you adopt a hairless dog?

Let me preface this by saying, I have wanted a dog for my entire life. But someone else in my life has been having a crazy love affair with our lawn, and was hesitant to see any sort of yellow patches. 

But for some reason, this week provided an opening in his cold cold black heart. Especially when we discovered that this little guy needed a home. 

I know what you're thinking: Is that a rat? 

No. He is a dog. A hairless terrier. Isn't he sweet?

I know what else you're thinking: Is he dressed like a clown?

Yes. He gets cold. What with no hair and all. 

Might I interrupt this blog post to say that y'all ask excellent questions?

So yes, we are now the proud owners of CHEWBACCA. Yes, we named him. Yes, the name is ironic. But I think it gives him something to aspire to. Plus, when Kid B was clearly pulling ahead of Chewy in a raucous game of Space Chess, the wookie threatened to tear Kid B's arms off. 

never make a wookie angry
Seriously, do not mess with this guy:
Even in his sleep, he is diabolical. And he sleeps A LOT
Last night I gave Chewy a bath, and then lathered him up with baby lotion, dressed him in new clean pajamas and rocked him to sleep. 

Yes, I finally have a newborn. 

2. Have you ever had one of those days where... you discover that you've been wearing keyboard instructions on your belly all day?

The other day, I came home and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Check it out:

Notice anything unusual?

Yep. That is the instruction sheet for how to set up the keyboard to my IPad. 

Why couldn't it have been something cool like a map to atlantis?: 

Don't zoom in too close. Not because I'm uncomfortable with having an extreme close-up of mah belly, but because that is the actual map to Atlantis, and I don't want it to get out there. 

So... What's your day been like? Fill in the blank: Have you ever had one of those days where...

Or, you can just tell me if you think Chewy is the cutest rat you've ever seen...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tour and Books

Hi Everyone,

This is Sam, Brodi's lovely husband.  Brodi is currently on tour right now.  If you live in the Atlanta area, Raleigh area and in Boston...she will be visiting you this week.  Click HERE and you can see the times and locations of her visit.  She is touring with some fabulous authors (Veronica Rossi, Cynthia Hand and Tahereh Mafi) and it should be a good time.  When she gets back from this trip, she will give recaps of the book launch as well as the tour.

Also, Barnes and Noble and Amazon are offering a special $2.99 deal for EVERNEATH on the Nook or Kindle.  Not sure how long this sale will last, but it is a great time to pick it up if want it as an ebook.

If you have any questions, let me know.  If anyone wants to talk about the Super Bowl, I am also available for that as well.