Saddam Underwear Pictures


A friend emailed me yesterday and told me that when she put “cherries in the snow martini” in Google, my blog came up first. (Apparently that is because of this post. And if you put in Fruity F*ckers–with the polite * instead of the u, I come up first again!) I wonder how many people are coming to my site looking for drink recipes? I figured the drink people would like the Saddam underwear pictures people, so that explains this blog entry title. :love:

PAX mug winner: Cheryl S! And autographed books are going out to everyone who asked for one! (If you won any of the games this week–don’t forget to send me your address!) I’ll be making a post office run on Monday! Thank you all for coming to the “Celebrating My New Design” fun this week. Please hang around and talk to me! And don’t forget there will be another fun, silly week in June to celebrate the launch of my PAX series!

My Dates to Remember countdown in the sidebar tells me that my book (PAX 3) is due in 10 days. IT IS NOT DONE.

Yesterday, my super-husband emailed me from work and asked me to write a grocery list. (He shops! He cooks! He leaps tall buildings in a single bound!) I felt like when you’re pregnant and someone says something innocuous to you like, we’re out of peanut butter, and you fall on the sofa sobbing. That’s how being asked to make out a grocery list made me feel yesterday. HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ME TO WRITE A GROCERY LIST WHEN MY BOOK IS NOT DONE?

::understatement alert:: I’m feeling a little Deadline Unstable.

I have my martini and Fruity F*cker cohorts, Emilie and Cynthia, on standby. This book goes in the mail, we’re going to lunch! I’ll also take a day off, stare at the TV like a zombie, and bake bread. (For some reason, baking bread makes me feel sane again when I come off a deadline.) What do you do to reward yourself when you get some hard-earned time off? I might need more ideas….. I’m planning to be really nice to me when this book is done!


  1. Michelle says:

    LOL on the Saddam underwear.

    Seriously though, hang in there on the deadline. You can DO this. You always do.

    When I’m done with a book, I always feel a postpartum depression type of syndrome. I’ve been so wrapped up in the book, I can’t seem to find my new direction. But for the first twenty minutes, it’s exhiliarating!

  2. Cheryl S. says:

    Hard-earned time off? You mean like when I finish folding laundry or something equally taxing for a non-domestic-type person? I READ! :shocked:
    Sometimes I treat myself to yarn for my stash – I like to crochet too. That relaxes me & I’m being productive. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the PAX mug win (and thanks to your daughter — she pulled the name, didn’t she?)

  3. Suzanne says:

    Yes, Morgan said, well, she was first, so doesn’t that means she wins? :bananadance:

    That makes sense, LOL, but I told her next time she has to write down a number again so it’s not =always= #1!

  4. Carol says:

    That’s an easy question! I read! I also like to have a Hershey bar. I do like chocolate but I only eat it as a special treat. Good luck with your book.
    I’m sure you will get it done in time! :thumbsup:

  5. Jill says:

    I read, I eat, I nap, I eat some more …

  6. Rene says:

    When Tami Hoag spoke at my chapter meeting (oh, she is a hoot) she called it “deadline psychosis.” She had some very funny stories about things that happened to her when she was on deadline.

    For me, I reward myself with reading. Or shopping, or, like you, bread baking or some other kind of cooking.

  7. Mary says:

    I shop, and read. Also watch movies, and try to relax.

  8. Cheyenne McCray says:

    Good luck with the deadline! I have one coming up in exactly, oh, 10 days too!

  9. BJ Deese says:

    Go to the bookstore. πŸ™‚ Play yahtzee online.

  10. Alyssa says:

    I’m with Jill–I read, eat, and nap. :thumbsup:

    I also enjoy scrapbooking.

    At the moment, though, I can’t really imagine a lot of fun, free time. It’s mostly this: :whip:

    (I’m having too much fun with the similies.)


  11. Kelly says:

    I go to the book store *by myself*. This may seem odd…but for a stay at home mommy with 2 little ones, it’s a dream come true. :yes:

  12. ruby55 says:

    Good luck to both you and Chey. I’ll be rooting for you.

    As to what I do when I get a task done? I’ll let you know when I find out. I’ll probably πŸ˜₯ with relief.:lol:

    But reading will certainly be on the agenda or maybe going to visit my sister in cottage country near the now famous Muskokas. In case you didn’t know, a number of Hollywood types have or had cottages there.

  13. Tammy C says:

    I like to go have a massage! πŸ™‚ I have a lady here in town that will come to my house an do a full body massage for an hour and it’s only 30.00! :bananadance: Talk about a great way to relax and start feeling human again! When I really want to go all out I usually have a facial and get my nails & hair done while I’m at it. My hubby says I’m like a new NICE person afterwards! :yes:

  14. Suzanne says:

    Oh wow, that massage at your own house sounds like a piece of heaven!!!!!!

  15. Danica says:

    I sleep, I read, I take baths, and I pretend, for at least a couple of hours, that there are no more voices in my head. πŸ™‚

  16. Tori says:

    I want to know how Tammy got so lucky to have a massage therapist who makes house calls and for such a pittance! :shocked: Wow!!!

    Rewards… massage is good. Books are good. Chocolate is good. I can’t think of anything that everyone else hasn’t already mentioned.

    But I don’t think pictures of Saddam in his tightie whities would qualify as a reward. πŸ˜†

  17. Teresa says:

    Good luck with the deadline!! You can do it.:whip:

  18. Silma says:

    Ohmigosh! He shops and cooks?! 😯 You gotta tell me where to find a man like that, girl. I need one of those. πŸ˜€

  19. Teresa H says:

    Have faith, you’ll make the deadline!

    I like to read, go shopping, go fishing, eat something special…on second thought, eat should come first! πŸ˜†