Monday, February 08, 2010

Gloomy Monday

Saints won!!!!!!!!! While I am enormously excited for my home-state team, I must say it is a gloomy Monday here in Dallas. Rain, rain and more rain. ugh My yard is a pond and I can't stand to step on it. It's like carpet that's been flooded. And it's gray and cold and pretty much miserable all the way around. I don't know some of you live in cold, gloomy areas. I am pretty much done with winter.

So I spent this weekend locked up with revisions for SHOWDOWN IN MUDBUG and I must say that door to door salesmen are some of the most annoying people in the world. I would just ignore the doorbell altogether, which is what I usually do, but I was expecting a delivery and I don't have a peephole. I know, I need a peephole.

Well, I answer the door one time and there's a guy standing there with a grubby backpack and a generic spray bottle and clearly he's wanting to sell me soap and water or diluted Windex or something that is supposed to be the cleaning solution of the century, but then if it was that great, would he be walking door to door? So he launches into his speech and the first thing he ask is "If I asked you to tell me the one product that cleans everything in your house, what would you say?"

I totally see where he's going and know that unless I head him off at the pass, I'll spend the next fifteen minutes with him spraying that crap on everything in my driveway. So I say "My housekeeper?"

Problem solved.

I swear, as soon as I come up for air on writing, I am going to hang a "All solicitors will be shot and buried out back." I'm thinking "No Soliciting" is going to be far too tame for this crowd.

Deadly DeLeon


TerriOsburn said...

I bought that stuff and it works! And since it's concentrated, I may never buy another bottle of cleaner ever again. My daughter will inherit this stuff.

Then again, I paid WAY TOO MUCH for it. What can I say? I have my "sucker" moments.

I admit I was pulling for the Colts and was in shock at the end of the game. I don't want to take anything away from the Saints, they had a phenominal year, but the Colts gave them that win. Still stunned.

But I bet the party in the Big Easy was amazing last night. LOL! Mardi Gras started early!

Oh, and good luck with revisions. At least you don't have to go out in the swamp to buy cleaner. :)

Linda C said...

Jana, I was cheering for the Saints and was so glad they won. Here in Michigan it is sunny and 37 degrees. But we are expecting a major snow storm tomorrow and Wed. Just what I need while recovering from ankle surgery and a cast on my foot. Here's hoping you get sunny skies and warm weather soon.

Jana DeLeon said...

Terri - It was a really close game, but I think I knew it was over when Manning threw that interception. Or more accurately, it looks like his receiver totally blew the route. But I think that was the final momentum shift. Honestly, I didn't really believe the Saints would win, but I was hoping REAL hard. :)

LOL on the concentrated stuff. Your daughter will probably have a housekeeper, too.

Jana DeLeon said...

Linda - Yikes, that's cold! And with a cast - snow, ice - ugh. Does your foot get cold in the cast? I only had a cast once and it was summer.

Tori Lennox said...

I am so over winter. It's snowing here again. It never snows this much in our part of Arkansas. Crazy weather.

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - all I can offer you is "ugh."