Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What the Heck is the Name of that Plumber, Anyway?


CatsLady, Jeanette, And Terry,

You three have won a set of note cards, please email me your addresses at, christie@christie-craig.com.

Thanks for posting!

Crime Scene Christie



Contest…Contest: Do you know the name of the plumber?

Wait, after last week’s blog about the unnamed husband’s plumbing disaster, you might think there’s been more calamity going on here at the Craig house. But nope. Well, I take that back. There is always some kind of fiasco going on here.

Just this morning, my son forgot to tell me that he’d let his pet rats loose in his bathroom... “to stretch their legs,” he says. Like rats really need to have their legs stretched. Anyway, I opened the bathroom door to check out unnamed hubby’s caulking handiwork, and the Craig cat clan accidentally slipped into the bathroom.

A bit later, Son finds bathroom door open and all four cats hanging around the john with no sign of the pet rats. The Craig household goes on emergency-mode looking for the pet rodents. (Even the cats seem to get into it. Although, I’m worried they might know exactly where the rats are.) Anyway, it’s sort of like an Easter egg hunt but with live eggs…eggs with beady eyes, and a long bald tails. Okay, you might guess that I’ve never been a rat fan, so I’m not actually crying, or even participating too much in the hunt.

Ten minutes later, I’m with an upset son who is one rat shy of a pair. Then, upset son notices that one of our felines is looking contentedly lazy, licking her whiskers like she’d just devoured a full meal . . . sort of a feline-after-thanksgiving look.

Immediately, Son starts looking at me like I’m a rat killer. I start feeling like crap, not because I opened the door,(hey, he should have told me) but because, down deep, I’m secretly happy at the rat’s demise. Anyway, guilt-ridden, I went into full find-rat mode. I discover the missing rodent trying to become one with the toilet plunger in the bathroom. Smart rat, I mean, who would eat anything that had that kind of a relationship with a toilet plunger? Definitely, not one of my felines who are accustomed to their Fancy Feast served in their crystal bowls, mind you.

So, back to the plumber question and the contest. I’m not talking about just any plumber. I want the name of the plumber in my book, Divorced, Desperate and Delicious. Remember Lacy’s friend Kathy who stated the plumber was looking at her as if… “He wanted to clean out her pipes?” Yup, that plumber.

Now, here’s the reason for the question. You see, I’ve gotten numerous emails, wanting to know if I was going to write Jason and Sue’s story and if I was going to write Kathy’s and . . . “the plumber’s” story. My readers remember Jason’s name, they even remember the dog’s name…(Of course, Fabio is sort of memorable) but the plumber is shafted.

As it works out, I’m about to start working on his and Kathy’s story, and every time I picture Nameless Plumber in my mind, he’s standing there, arms crossed over his very nice looking chest, (imagine nice biceps muscles, a flat abdomen slightly rippled with muscles) but . . . he's looking at me like . . . much like my son did when he called me a rat killer. Then, because I always attempt to talk to my characters, I asked him what his problem was. Nameless Plumber says, “My problem? I’ll tell you my problem! You made me, and not only did you give me a crappy job of being a plumber, but you must have done a terrible job of creating me, because no one even remembers my name.“

Anyway, I’m trying to make it up to the poor, nice-looking fellow by running a contest. (I also promised him that I’d make sure he had some really hot sex in the book.) I’m giving away a pack of special note cards—not just any note cards, but cards with photographs taken by yours truly that showcase some of the Craig household pets—to the first person who can tell me the plumber’s name. Then I’ll do another drawing on Wednesday of anyone who posts a comment, and give a second set of cards away. So, go ahead, make the plumber’s and my day, and find me that plumbers name and post some comments.

Crime Scene Christie . . . who while doesn’t like rodents, is not a rat killer.

35 comments:

Jenyfer Matthews said...

I do not know the name of your plumber - your book is coming in my next amazon order - but I'm picturing Mike Delfino in my head (Desperate Housewives) Yum.

I think you get points for actually looking for the rats. I think I'd have been up on top of our tallest bookshelves!

Christie Craig said...

Jenyfer,

Thanks for posting.

Yep, that plumber is yummy.

And about those rats. I'm not scared of them, but I just don't find them . . . petable.

However, when young I had gerbils, so I can kinda...sorta understand my son's affection toward the rodents.

Crime Scene Christie

Gemma Halliday said...

Ooo... I know, I know. :) But, nope, I'm not telling. No hints from me. You ladies have to figure this one out on your own.

Did I mention I dated a plumber a few times? Gawd he was gorgeous! Coulda cleaned my pipes any day.

~Gemma

Christie Craig said...

Gemma,

So you dated a yummy plumber, huh? Details...details...?

I'm having fun with the plumber, Gemma. No butt cracks!

Crime Scene Christie

Teri Thackston said...

Well you could use my plumber-husband's name, not that he ever liked it much. He always wished his name was Jason, but you've used that one. How about Joe?

And I'm with Jenyfer...you get lots of points for joining in the rat hunt.

Tera Lynn Childs said...

Christie, your posts are dangerous to read while consuming beverages. (Unless, of course, you like your beverages through the nose.) As much as I don't like rats, either, I'm glad your story had a happy ending. =)

Faye Hughes said...

Hey, Christie,

Okay, I just want to know if these Craig "pets" will be appearing on some notecards soon. LOL.

Faye

Tori Lennox said...

It's never a dull moment at your house, is it? *g*

Gemma Halliday said...

So you dated a yummy plumber, huh? Details...details...?

Total tall dark and handsome with beautiful blue eyes, dimples when he smiled, body to make a girl drool. Sigh. Oh, the ones that got away...

~Gemma

Christie Craig said...

Hi Teri,

Thanks for stopping by. Hmm...Tell Hal, I'll keep his name in my name bank.

I'm just glad the rat was not being digested in a kitty tummy. I would have felt guilty.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Hey...

I think a card with a rat on it would be cute. Why not? The raccoon that hangs out here is showcased on one now.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Tori,

I'm afraid dull is never the norm' around here. Some days I wish for dull, but then seriously, what would I blog about?

Thanks for stopping by!

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Gemma,

Oh my! I think I may need that guy's name after all!!!!

Quick . . . go stop up your toliet and give him a call.

Crime Scene Christie

Estella said...

I have not read your book yet. I do not like rodents either.

anne said...

I always am delighted with your photos and blogs. They definitely are unique and entertaining.

petite said...

Your plumber query is great! Your pic is even better. Save it because it could be a winner.

Christie Craig said...

Estella,

Thanks for stopping by. As for rodents...my son swears that a lot of people have these rats as pets and they love...love them. Live and let live, I guess.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Anne,

Thanks girl! I like the word the unique...it's a lot better than wierd. Not that I haven't heard that one a time or two.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Petite,

Thanks for posting girl. I do like that picture of the rats. I can see the caption saying..."Is it quilted?"

Crime Scene Christie

Lucy said...

I know. And while I would love the notecards, I won stuff from you already so I feel I should let someone else win this time.

ruth said...

Your dog is adorable. As for the other creatures, not my faves. I have 2 kitties. That would be my limit. Send the plumber my way. Could always use a strong, capable man with talent.

Jeanette J said...

Sorry I also have not read the book but it looks interesting. And am I the only one who thinks the rats are adorable?

Christie Craig said...

Lucy,

I'm sure my plumber feels better to know you remember his name.

Thanks for stopping by.

Crime Scene Christie

catslady said...

Good thing the rats don't live in my house - I have 7 cats lol. They were all strays and/or ferals and I have a feeling they would know what to do with them!

Christie Craig said...

Ruth,

My dog is adorable. My kitties are precious. The rats belong to my son. But I love him, so I tolerate the rodents. And the plumber has a date with my character. He is so yummy, I think he might be the twin of Gemma's plumber.

Christie Craig said...

Jeanette,

My son will be so happy to know that at least one person thinks his pets are cute.

Thanks for posting.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Catslady,

Hmmm...so you think your seven babies would have made the rat hunt a little easier, huh?

I was surprised my four didn't cause more of a scene.

Thanks for posting.

Crime Scene Christie

diane said...

I would have run a mile with those rats in the house. I do need a handyman on a daily basis in my home. No experience required.

Christie Craig said...

Diane,

I will confess, I've never actually held one of the rodents. The closest I came was behind the lens of the camera.

Now, about that handyman...you might want to read my blog from last week before you say..."No experienced required."

Thanks for posting.

Crime Scene Christie

Gemma Halliday said...

OMG, Christie, you will not believe it. I just got an email this morning from this adorable looking guy online. Guess what he does. He’s a plumber! Lol! I laughed so hard when he told me that. He didn’t get the joke, of course.

~Gemma

Ms Terry in Gadsden said...

well you know me im sitting here in Gadsden telling everyone all about how funny your book is but i dont know for sure the plumbers name but i bet it better be PETE after a plumber that is dear to your heart.
Cant be that would be to easy

Ms. Terry in Gadsden said...

BRADLEY , the Plumbers name is BRADLEY .

Christie Craig said...

Hi Terry,

Okay...girl. You won. And you also made my plumber's day!! He's so happy someone could find his name!!

So...I'll get those cards to you ASAP.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

CatsLady, Jeanette, And Terry

You three have won a set of note cards, please email me your addresses at, christie@christie-craig.com.

Thanks for posting!

Crime Scene Christie

Ms Terry in Gadsden said...

Thanks Christie, just as i was looking at this again . i was reminded of the day some older guys in the neighborhood we grew up in gave my brother, who was about 6 at the time, a white mouse and sent him walking home with it on his head. I dont remember what happened next just him walking up the drive way with a mouse on his head.

Thanks for the Cards , i really liked them when i saw them in Dec. People in Gadsden cant wait for your New book Weddings can be MURDER to come out too.