Dropping a Line #TMI Tuesday

I’ve never been much of a fisherman. But according to this week’s TMI Tuesday blog post, the best way to call a fish is to drop a line into the water. So, here goes.

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What movie can you watch over and over and never tire?

 

I loved The Wizard of Oz when I was growing up. In the fifth grade, I acted in a play we wrote ourselves, based on the movie. For my twelfth birthday, my grandmother gave me a black dog she’d knitted herself. I held him in my arms and called him Toto. Maybe I was too old, but Toto and I were inseparable for a few years until he unraveled.

 

Who is someone you only met once but they left a big impression on you?

 

I can’t think of anyone like that. But I’ve had many friends over the years who have made an impression on me.

 

If you had to run away from everyone, where would you hide yourself?

 

Since I live alone, I don’t feel the need to run and hide. Besides, I’ve discovered that you can run, but you can’t hide forever. If I really wanted to, though, I suppose I could hide in my own house. I could close and lock all doors and windows, pull down the shades, and people might think I wasn’t home.

 

What is the worst topping to put on a pizza?

 

Peanut butter! I hate it with a passion. I’ve never liked the smell or taste of it. My late husband Bill, on the other hand, loved the stuff and would have eaten it on a pizza if given the opportunity. After he suffered two strokes that paralyzed his left side, guess who had to make his peanut butter sandwiches. You can learn more about our life together by reading My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds.

 

What do you spend most of your time doing?

 

I spend most of my time performing writing-related tasks. When I’m not doing that, I enjoy reading books and magazines and listening to podcasts. I also attend water exercise classes at the YMCA and sing in a women’s choral group.

 

Bonus: If you could pick any animal to talk, which would it be?

 

How about dogs? They’re intelligent and observant. I think they would have a lot to say.

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Now, it’s your turn. To learn how to participate, click here. Alternatively, you can answer one or more of the questions in the comment field below. Any way you do it, I look forward to reading your answers.

By the way, from now until July 31st, you can download My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress absolutely free from Smashwords as part of its annual summer/winter sale. Click here to visit my Smashwords author page.

Also, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. Thank you for reading. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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Don’t Be Shy #TMI Tuesday

This week’s questions are really raunchy. So, I had to get creative. I hope you enjoy my answers and aren’t too offended. Be sure to scroll down to learn how to participate, if you dare.

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Should we be worried about sex robots?

 

Absolutely not! During this time of uncertainty, there are worse things to worry us.

 

A humanoid (a life-like robot) that looks like your biggest crush, and acts exactly the way you hoped your crush would act has been created. This humanoid initiates sex, with you. Would you have sex with the humanoid?

 

In my opinion, I’m too old to have crushes. Besides, I’m still in love with my late husband Bill. So, I’m not about to have sex with any other being.

 

What’s your typical sleep attire?

 

I wear either nightgowns or pajamas, depending on the weather. Once in a while, during the summer, if it’s hot enough in the house, I’ll sleep in the buff.

 

What is the most cringe-worthy thing you have experienced in the bedroom?

 

Turds, believe it or not! If you think dog droppings are bad, try husband poop. If I’ve intrigued you, read My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds to learn more. Needless to say, I don’t have a pet because during the six years I cared for Bill after the strokes that paralyzed his left side, I picked up enough fecal matter to last a lifetime.

 

Are you satisfied with the amount of after-sex affection (e.g., spooning, cuddling, intimate conversation) you receive? Yes or no. If no, how could it be better?

 

I don’t believe a relationship should be based purely on sex. Bill was impotent, but neither of us cared. We were glad to be with each other in any way we could. Again, you can learn more about this by reading My Ideal Partner.

 

Bonus: What is your most useless skill?

 

I don’t have any useless skills. In my opinion, all the things I can do are necessary in order to survive.

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Now, it’s your turn. Click here to learn how to participate. Alternatively, you can put your answers in the comment field below. Remember. Don’t feel like you have to answer all the questions. But if you want, you can do what I did and use your answers to promote your work. Have fun!

By the way, from July 1st through 31st, you can download My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress absolutely free from Smashwords as part of its annual summer/winter sale. Click here to visit my Smashwords author page.

Also, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. Thank you for reading.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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Seen and Unseen #TMI Tuesday

I originally wasn’t planning to do TMI Tuesday this week because I found a couple of the questions strange, to say the least. But after reading Lynda McKinney Lambert’s post, I was inspired. So, here goes.

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What’s invisible but you wish you could see?

 

Because I’m visually impaired, there are some things I can’t see. For example, on the rare occasion I go to a movie, if I sit close enough to the screen, I can catch most of what goes on. But I can’t read subtitles or most other printed material. So, I must depend on whoever I’m with to read and describe things for me. Our small-town local movie theater doesn’t have audio description.

 

Would you rather watch your neighbor(s) having sex while you are in the same room or anonymously watch your parents having sex?

 

I don’t want to watch anyone having sex. I don’t even like reading books with graphic descriptions of lovemaking. To me, sex is a private matter and not relevant to most stories.

 

For what are you nostalgic?

 

I long for the days before COVID-19. Although things are gradually getting back to normal here in Sheridan Wyoming, many large gatherings, including our annual rodeo, have been canceled. Although I’m not a fan of rodeos, I understand the negative effect this cancelation will have on our local economy, which is driven by tourism. Normally, I’d be looking forward to band concerts in the park starting in July, but I doubt that will be happening this year. Then again, it could be worse. So, I’m not complaining.

 

What is an unwritten rule where you work?

 

Since I work from home and live alone, I have no rules except for when my cleaning lady comes. I ask her to refrain from moving anything because no doubt I wouldn’t see well enough to know where she put it. Most of the cleaning ladies I’ve had have been  very good about this.

 

Which body part do you wish you could detach and why?

 

I don’t want to detach any body parts. As a caregiver for my late husband, I’ve seen, firsthand, the difficulty caused by not having the use of certain body parts. If you want to learn more, read My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds.

 

Bonus: What is the weirdest thing you have seen in someone else’s home?

 

My brother in Florida purchased a robot vacuum cleaner and named her Peggy. She doesn’t even look like a vacuum cleaner. She resembles a toy flying saucer rolling across the floor. She does pretty well when she’s not hung up on throw rugs and other items that end up in her way.

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Now, it’s your turn. Click here to learn how you can participate. Alternatively, you can put your answers in the comment field below. Don’t feel you have to answer all the questions, especially the second one. It’s a doozy!

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, my latest book, The Red Dress, is available for download from their site here. Thank you for reading.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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