Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Musings: Cabin Fever

My sense of ridiculous is easily amused these days. I’m basically stuck indoors. I can’t watch the antics of puppies—don’t have any—which is a good thing considering the weather. No teen angst to filter since he’s elsewhere and can’t amuse me with silly tales of tragedy and comedy, otherwise known as his friend’s life choices. Shame I don’t write YA. I have enough plots to write a library of books.

And I thought adults had screwed up love lives.

I’m reduced to finding my amusements elsewhere. Today it was sorting through my junk mail folder. Aside from half the African continent sending me emails starting with the words Dearest, can I trust you (you’re kidding, right?) or Urgent response needed in a business matter (which I take to mean rapid delete), I have people confused with regard to my gender. I mean, really, you’re a new woman in town and lonely and want to chat with a hot guy like me… about life (read sex here). Last time I checked my email wasn’t listed with any sites as a hot guy looking for an easy chick. No way the picture of me looks anything like a hot guy. At least the African continent has done their research and knows I’m a woman.

Then there is the whole confusion about Viagra. I really have the wrong equipment to be flaccid and I don’t need directions for personal Viagra usage. The closest I’m going to get to rock hard is when I hold the next Olivia Cunning book in my hands.

I need a fresh source of amusement or Spring.

With a foot of snow expected starting Monday afternoon, Spring feels like it's even further away. Sigh.

So, what’s been amusing you of late?

Upcoming guests and events:

Isabel Sharpe--Turn Up The Heat, Karen Wayslowski, Darcy and Fitzwilliam.

I will be running Valentine short stories and I have some good ones, check back.


Kat Sheridan said...

I'm in that doldrum time of year where nothing amuses me. I had no idea it's possible to have SAD in a sunny climate but it is. I've been househunting, though, and running into some oddities. Perhaps I'll get off my lazy butt and write them up for your entertainment!

Jo said...

Apart from all those emails you mentioned, I have recently been receiving emails in French (sorry what gives them the idea I am French speaking? admittedly my French is pretty good, but not up to email standard. You didn't mention increasing the size of your equpment, which you don't have anyway, that seems to be a constant too.

Elle J Rossi said...

This is hilarious and I know exactly what you mean. Like the "no call list" there should be a "no spam list".

I'm amused by rude people lately. I shoot daggers which they ignore. Oblivious or uncaring? I've yet to figure it out.

Tonya Kappes said...

OH, Kat! I hear you!! I think I might have a touch of that SAD, but it's snowy, rainy and ugly where I live!!! But I try to keep my head up and exercise, eat right and continue to write. I try to ignore STUPID people right now:)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Jo, in French. Wow. Spammers are everywhere. some do their research some don't. I do giggle at some of them.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Kat, I'm thinking it's a whole bunch off stuff that's been hitting over a period of time is just coming to a head. At least, it is for me. At some point we have to deal with it.

Not enough sunshine certainly makes harder, here. Being confined doesn't help.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Elle, Preoccupied with their own sack of worries, I guess, while others just don't give a crap about what's happening to others.

You, for sure, no what's like to have cabin fever. You guys have gotten a huge chunk of snow this year, too.

~Sia McKye~ said...

To my readers:

If you don't see me here or commenting elsewhere, I've been having problems with my internet. The company has been doing quite a bit of maintenance and when they do it causes glitches in service out here in the boondocks.

I'm not ignoring anyone. Just dealing with internet that is either not working, working incredibly slow, like it was dial up instead of high speed DSL, or I can't access some sites I normally can.

My apologies.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sia .. it's so time consuming -then it might be amazing .. you're lucky they have you down as female .. they were funny .. but it's all a bit much.

Hope the snow doesn't completely smother you - and you can put forth some spring like leaves soon ..

Now you've got the dreaded internet down time .. keep happy, Spring really is coming .. somehow! Cheers Hilary