|I can totally picture Julie Andrews rocking out to AC/DC.|
Anyway, I think I was actually talking about a review. So here it is:
I+really+enjoyed+this+story%21So this is a good review. This person liked Bubba and the Dead Woman and gave it five stars. Thank you so much for the good words about Bubba! (Yea! Positive reviews rock!) But what's with all the symbols?
HIM, the man to whom I am married, said it was because the person was using a Linux operating system and the translation was iffy. (Funny story about the word, iffy, and the weather, but I'm digressing and in a very bad manner. So I'll get back to that.) (And a personal note to HIM, not everything in the world has to do with Linux operating systems and computer information systems. Sorry, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, but it had to be said.)
Symbols. Right. Okay, this isn't the Da Vinci Code around here. I'm not an alien. (The last time I looked I still only had two boobies instead of an alien standard of three. That's pretty conclusive, right?) The NSA isn't parked down the street. (Although that cleaning van has been here all week and what are those satellite dishes pointed in my direction?)
Okay here's another one for a novella I wrote:
Liked+itIs this from a certain kind of phone? Are people saying something to me that I'm not aware of? I feel incredibly old all of a sudden.
But then I have to put this one on because I've gone off on a sudden tangent of gargantuan proportions and feel compelled. (There were no symbols involved.) (You know the reviews I'm not supposed to read anymore. Shh. Don't tell HIM or my sister. I'll send you homemade brownies.):
Worthless drivelThis one is in reference to The Life and Death of Bayou Billy. Granted this is probably the one book I've written where people seem to gravitate in a spectacularly polar manner. They hate it. Like him above, Mr. Worthless Drivel. Or they love it. But I felt compelled to talk about it because my work has never been called worthless drivel before. Ever. It's a first. I feel like Sally Field at the Oscars. ("You like me. You really, really like me." or in this case, "You hate me. You really, really hate me.")
Crude, not believable.
|My initial reaction to 'worthless drivel.'|
So HIM just texted me and asked what I was doing. I replied that I was writing worthless drivel and couldn't be interrupted. HIM naturally interrupted with, 'Garbage? Utter garbage or just worthless drivel?' This, of course, prompts me to go off on yet another tangent. God, I love those tangents. They make life so darned interesting.
|Shades of mediocrity.|
And by the way, does anyone know why there's symbols on the reviews? Cause I'd like to know.