So, I'm a full time bookseller. As you can imagine, this is an extremely busy time of year for me. While I absolutely adore everything about Christmas and the holiday season, it comes at a cost, and that cost is the time that I usually spend reading and writing.
I've been trying to wake up super early every morning to be productive, but it just doesn't happen, which is kind of a pain in the ass, but what can you do? When you're tired, you're tired.
Anyway, I don't mean to be so gone, but this month, I am. In lieu of new material, I went digging through the archives and decided to repost something from about a year ago!
You Know, For the Sake of the Story.
Before I get started on this post, I just wanted to remind you all to keep suggesting books for me to review! I'm almost done with Storm Front, and I cannot wait to find out what you guys make me read next!! Deadline is January 31st to get your suggestions in!
Now on to the real blog post.
Okay, so do you remember how a few days ago, Gumby sent John Hamm and I a message about how fracked up Indiana was seeming to be that day? No? You can read about it here if you've forgotten. The rest of you, come with me.
I finally got some answers.
Gumby: So when I first arrived at the hotel, this one eyed guy was going on and on about how miserable his stay was at the motel or something and how the gross people that lived there (he didn't have much room to judge: he looked semi-homeless) had shitty run-down cars in the parking lot and the cars were full of garbage and had flat tires. He was also talking about the half-naked kids of these families and how they would run around the hotel at ALL hours of the night and day. This whole time it is grossly obvious that he is trying real hard to hit on the girl working behind the desk who was straight out of Jersey Shore (hair bump and all). This picture was truly worth a thousand words. This was the same lady who was throwing judgmental looks at me as I headed to my room with a large pizza. Alone.
Now I just have more questions. Later on, however, I had this conversation:
Gumby: I'm sitting in my room trying to figure out what to do with myself. I have the room until tomorrow, but I think I'm going to head back to Ohio tonight so I can be home for a few days. Decisions are hard!
Me: Do it.
John Hamm: Wah wah wah.
John Hamm and I are ultra-supportive people.
Gumby: I could always just hit on the desk clerk...
Me: After the stories you've told, I advise against it.
Gumby: Alternatively, you could have more stories to tell!
John Hamm: Invite her back to your room. Nothing can go wrong here.
Me: Yeah, please bring that shit back with you. You know, for the sake of the story.