First my exciting news: I heard from my agent this morning. I have my first foreign sale! GOOD GIRL is going Japanese! I cannot wait to see the cover. I will of course show y’all the minute I get it. I’d say something really smart in Japanese here, but, um, I don’t know any Japanese. Except, sake, and bonsai! Does sushi count?
Now contest update. I heard from my agent judge this am. She is quick! I have the 65 who make it to the second round (don’t ask! I haven’t even looked to see who they belong to and I’m not until I get ready to post the lines that made it to round two). I will post those lines Monday. But what was equally interesting to me in the email I received from this agent was she said, she would request 20-25 of the entries based on the first line alone! Wow, and she said she would follow the contest and most likely make requests. So best lines forward ladies!
Ok, I have something cute to share. I’m at Starbucks the other day having a latte with my mother in law, and she says, “I should read your blob.” I spewed. What made it so funny (other than the obvious, God love her, my mil is totally without one computer clue) is the other day I received an email from my mom with a reference in her post to my ‘blob.’ lol, I love you Mom and Marlene! It’s why I dedicated SKIN to you both.
Now, on to the ugly.
Okay, I am going to try really, really hard not to be too snarky. I will just casually jot down a few of my observations on this evening’s American Idol.
So, is it me or is Randy just being a prick on purpose? Or is that his true nature? He started out bad but actually chilled as the show wore on, probably because he was so exhausted from holding his hands over his ears.
And what’s with Rosie trashing Paula? I didn’t think either night Paula looked freaky.
Now the first chick, the one throwing her hair around and chewing the gum? What was she thinking? Oh, my gawd then she sang! Oh, double gawd, she argued and made an ass of herself. Geez La-weez. And then to have a police escort out the door. Clueless in Seattle.
The next girl? What don’t these contestants get about, no? I felt really bad for her, but c’mon, no means no. And then there was Darwin/Misha…and her mom. Why on earth would she go braless? I’m not touching the outfit. And you know what? I’m going to shut up right now. Okay, I have one more thing to say. Misha and her mom were very gracious there in the end. There, now I am not going to say another word. I’m going to sit here and enjoy the show and bite my tongue.
Ack! I can’t keep quiet! Nicolas from Utah is singing Unchained Melody. I felt so bad for him when Simon asked, “What the bloody hell was that?” My prediction is, Nicolas will get cast as Dwight’s brother on the Office.
And then there was day two: I have a question. What the hell is in the water up there in the great North West? I don’t think I have ever seen such a group of unique people. Kenneth, the kid who came in, the one Simon said looked like a monkey (I believe he actually meant a lemur) and his friend, Jonathan afterward were too adorable. Even though Kenneth got a bit uppity there in the end, but then so would I if Simon told me I looked like one of those big-eyed creatures in the jungle.
Okay and the guy in the red? OMG he thinks he’s Freddie Mercury. Zipping mouth shut.