5:05 p.m: My day’s labors’ complete – although, truthfully, I did not labor much that day – a weary bellman heads home to his loving family.
5:20 p.m.: VampireLover (the wife) prepares my favorite dish – pork chops – and I enjoy a lovely meal with my girl.
8:10 p.m.: I’m clean, full and ready to settle in with the family in front of the tube (or more accurately, the flat-screen), when I realize everyone has something to occupy themselves with, like knitting and a tablet.
8:12 p.m.: I fire up the laptop and surf Twitter and a few blogs. I head over to one particular blog that always brings me comfort and a few hearty laughs – and the wind goes right out of my sails, to say the least. After I process the ramifications of yet another failure, I shut the laptop down and head upstairs to find something cheap to smash. I catch this conversation as I go…
THE DAUGHTER: Why do the guys on The Big Bang Theory have such trouble talking to girls?
VAMPIRELOVER: Because they’re comic book geeks – like you’re father.
THE HOOK: Nice.
VL: Well, it’s true.
THE HOOK: I snagged you, didn’t I?
THE DAUGHTER: I still don’t understand that…
THE HOOK: Even nicer.
THE DAUGHTER: Well, it’s true, I just don’t get it!
At the end of the day, all a man really has is the love and support of his family.
I am well and truly screwed.
TIME FOR OTHER BUSINESS..
A shout-out to my blog buddy, Kristen Lamb and her best-selling tome, We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. Give it a try, folks. You won’t be disappointed…
CHECK IT OUT!!
ONE LAST BIT OF NEWS…
The next chapter of my first foray into fiction is up and running at Wattpad. I have a long way to go as a fiction writer, and I could use all the constructive criticism I can get, so help me out, okay?
- Brain-Teasers, Cougars, Wattpad and Bankers… (youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com)
- ‘The Big Bang Theory': Stephen Hawking Plays Words With Friends Against Sheldon (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)