Jennifer Lyon

Monday, December 8th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

I’ve bought one Christmas present, that’s progress right? LOL! I’ll get on it soon. But first I have to finish this revision. I wanted to finish the revision over the weekend, then spend a few days cleaning it up. However BLB (Youngest Son and yeah, I know I should quit calling him BLB but it kind of stuck) came over Sunday. Wizard was gone racing, and BLB and I talked and talked. He’s doing amazing and worth any lost writing time to hang out with him.

Now for a quick subject change, somewhere around four in the morning on Sunday I realized that I had NOT yet pre-ordered our own Silver Jame’s book COWGIRLS DON’T CRY. I literally woke up and thought, Holy Crap, why haven’t I pre-ordered that? While Silver is a multi-published successful author, this is her first traditionally published book and that is a very special milestone. So yesterday I pre-ordered it at Amazon for my Kindle. Here’s the link   I’m looking forward to reading it when it releases January 1st!

And last, I’m sorry to say that Siri (my cell phone, a now outdated iPhone 4s) has been leaving threatening messages for Sammy (Wizard’s dumb Samsung–so dumb all it can do is talk and text. Barely).  Sammy keeps TOUCHING Siri. It’s creepy. For instance, I’ll put Siri on the charger, and when I go back, Sammy is right next to her TOUCHING her. But yesterday, we started finding little yellow post it notes stuck to Sammy with threats. Stuff like frying his battery, or dropping him down the garbage disposal.

Things are getting a little scary here :-)

I’ve tried to have a talk with Siri and tell her that violence isn’t the solution. I don’t know if she’s hearing me….

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    December 8th, 2014 at 3:45 am · Link

    God you’re funny! I just love Siri giving dumb Sammy grief ;). Wonder what she’d do to my flip phone and plan that’s so old there is no such thing as texting ;)?

    That’s so nice that BLB stopped by. That time talking is worth more than anything money can buy. The revisions will get done, time with a son is number 1.

    Middle son turned 26 Saturday. He had plans so We’ll go out next week for dinner even though youngest won’t be there (he’ll be in CO).

    My computer went nuts. One of the boys says my graphics chip is shot. The computer isn’t even 3 yrs old. I have a call in to a repairman :(.

    We put up the tree with lights and candy canes. Kitty loves it :).

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    December 8th, 2014 at 8:49 am · Link

    Yay for having a nice talk with BLB (BARD). I’m so happy he’s doing well. =o) You’ll get those pages polished, but snagging time to talk with a grown kid is precious.

    I haven’t preordered Silver’s book either, but I don’t preorder anything. I’ll grab a copy the day it comes out.

    Oh that Siri. Sammy just likes her and doesn’t know how to show it. ;o)

    The weekend was a blur. It never got nice enough to play in the woods. I’m dragging my feet editing – because it’s my least favorite part of writing. What I need to do is give myself a sooner deadline and just get ‘er done.

  3. Silver James
    December 8th, 2014 at 8:56 am · Link

    Awwww, Jen! Thank you! And I’m sorry for disrupting your sleep. I know how precious sleeping through the night can be!

    You and Wiz are too funny. My Siri has a male voice and Lawyer Guy’s Siri is female. When we get them talking to each other, it’s awesome sauce. Only and I figured out how to do it in the AT&T store one day and had all the clerks cracking up. It takes so little to entertain us.

    Yay on time with BLB and some names are just classic. Besides, we all know who he is as soon as you type BLB. He’ll just have to get used to it. ;)

    Have a great week, everyone!

  4. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    December 8th, 2014 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Viki, Siri would be find with your phone, she likes the elderly :-) It’s the touchy-feeling Sammy giving her fits.

    Happy Birthday to your middle son!

    Man, so sorry about your computer. That’s frustrating.

    So Kitty forgave you for the shots?

  5. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    December 8th, 2014 at 6:26 pm · Link

    B.e, I don’t pre-oder much so I totally understand what you mean. I’ve been doing it more lately for my Kindle ONLY because I can’t remember otherwise.

    Sammy’s living dangerously, that’s all I’m saying.

    Editing is grunt work, so I know how you feel. Sometimes I get into it, other times I’d rather clean bathrooms and wash windows :-) Hope you can get it done soon and get back to the writing you love!

  6. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    December 8th, 2014 at 6:31 pm · Link

    Silver, who knows why I think of these random things in the predawn hours. But now that I’ve pre-ordered COWGIRLS, I don’t have to worry about forgetting!

    Oh I love the male voice, I want that! And love that you can get them to talk to each other. that’s why beyond anything I can do, LOLOL! Since my last update, I can’t even get the Audible icon on my home screen. I bet your phones have hilarious conversations!

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