In no particular order:
1. The turkey is still in leftover mode and I’m already sick of Christmas commercials. The most obnoxious one is the Lexus ad where a variety of rich people find keys to their new cars attached to ribbons, loaded in model trains, etc. I’m assuming this ad is sponsored by the RNC as a suggestion on how to spend the tax cut.
2. On the other hand, the Hallmark commercial where the mom is reading a bedtime story to her strapping teenage son, who says, “I love you, Mom – read it again,” is touching. Probably because it’s not trying to sell me something I can’t afford and wouldn’t buy if I could.
3. There is nothing worth watching on Saturday afternoon television.
4. You are your own worst proofreader. I’ve spent two hours plowing through a manuscript and I’m still finding typos.
5. At the grocery store, the other line moves faster.
6. A watched blog never gets comments.
7. Two things I’ve never understood: The lyrics to songs by Yes, and why Adam Sandler is considered to have talent.
8. Shakespeare got it right: the comic relief characters in a drama make the show worth watching. For example, the Fool in King Lear, Donna on The West Wing, and Harper on Andromeda.
9. Never eat at a restaurant that advertises on TV.
Okay, back to the novel.