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...


  1. Where your sister starts a huge fight with you on facebook over the semantics of referring to a New Orleans Creole accent as a southern accent. Apparently she's highly offended that I won't differentiate between dialects in the south. Seriously.

  2. Where everything breaks so you fix it and just when you get it all done, something else breaks?

    Yeah, me neither. /smirk

  3. Chewy is really cute. Is he a special type of terrier? Or, just a hairless terrier? What I mean is is he like a hairless Yorkshire Terrier, or something like that? PS--I've never seen a hairless terrier and that's why I have all these questions.

    1. It's technically called an American Hairless Terrier or AHT.

      Isn't he adorbs? Especially slathered in baby lotion...

    2. You should have called him Aht-Aht!!

  4. Have you ever had one of those days where you forget the next day is Valentine's Day until 11 pm and your son's Kindergarten class party is in the morning? Have you ever seen the kind of people that hang out at Walmart at 11:30pm on Valentine's Eve? Every Man-Boy I saw had his arms full of Lovey paraphernalia. Oh, and me too, but my stuff was Iron Man themed.

  5. Omg Brodi, u are hilarious! No good "have u ever"s in mind, but u made me smile!

  6. Dogs make everything better. =)

    As an asside: Does that little green light in your belly button indicate the power is on? Or is that just letting everyone know that your blue tooth has been properly enabled?
    If uncertain, please referance the instructional sticky note located under your left armpit)

    1. ...My third guess is that it turns red whenever your full.

    2. Haha! Yes, that light is my on button. I'm on right now. It dims after I've had a few.

  7. How did I not know the second book was out already?!! I'm buying it ASAP. You coming to AZ ever?

    1. Yes! Please do! Immediately! Okay, you can wait until you get to the bookstore.

  8. How that third guess is it turns red whenever your full for shaming.
    Call Girl Paris

  9. When your recently-ex-husband becomes engaged. And you know you're better off, but can't always remember that.

    So you go online to kill all the joy on your favorite author's blog. ;)