Thirteen Things That Drive Me Crazy

1. Screwing my kids over because you don’t like me.
2. Pretending to be our friend and then saying shit to my husband’s boss to make you look good at the Redneck’s expense.
3. Wrinkling your nose at my house because you’re some alpha male with a wife who works as a house cleaner.
4. Anyone who calls Erotic Romance “Vampire Porn”. You think it’s so easy? You write it and get published.
5. People who turn their nose up at epublishing.
6. Hypocrites who scream and yell about equal rights, freedom of speech and other constitutional issues, but will NOT respect my right to keep and bear arms.
7. Arnold’s blackmailing techniques with which he threatened the unions that he’d plunder money set aside for bridge and highway repair if they didn’t support those criminal propositions.
8. Not being able to download books from Fictionwise with Firefox.
9. Writing a Synopsis.
10. When my children expect me to serve them (or play cruise director).
11. When my mother says “Did your book really have to have all that sex in it?” and she’s talking about a Jennifer McKenzie title.
12. People who say they’re going to do something and then don’t do it, or start it and don’t finish.
13. Telemarketers

Can you say Pissy? Yes, I have been the Pissy Monster lately. It ain’t pretty I know.



Filed under Thursday Thirteen

31 responses to “Thirteen Things That Drive Me Crazy

  1. (((hugs)))

    I don’t know how I’m holding it all in myself. Hope your day gets better.

  2. I feel your frustration, Jen. Here are some ****HUGS**** for you. I’d bring over some margaritas if I lived closer. πŸ˜‰

  3. Jen

    Thanks R.J.
    Thanks for the hugs, Stephanie!

  4. You may be feeling pissy, but a second a WHOLE bunch of those! Hope things start looking up.

    • Jen

      Things definitely are. I’ve got a NY author pouring over my latest manuscript, Demolition Boy had a field trip today which was a blast and everything has mellowed quite a bit.

  5. I hear ya sister! Big HUG!
    But remember, you can always put those who piss you off into a book and torture ’em.

  6. All this stuff gets me pissy too.

  7. Ooh, Vampire Porn. That sounds hot.

    I don’t get the one about your mom and the Jen Mac title.

    I am totally one of those people in #12.

    I totally agree with #13.

    • Jen

      LOL Gramps. The thing about my mom and Jennifer McKenzie is this. Jen Mck is NOT very dirty. Jennifer Leeland? Would give her a heart attack. LOL. I just don’t write closed door sex. That seems….boring to me.
      And I can be one of those people in #12 too. It just annoys me when I’m the victim. LOL.

  8. What Nina said.
    Hugs and hugs and hugs.
    And I get oddly miffed about the Fictionwise thing, too. It’s not like the DRM wouldn’t still work after download.

    Anyway, #1 is enough to send me postal.

    • Jen

      Yeah, I think the thing with Fictionwise is I HATE Internet Explorer. It seems clunky compared to Firefox. I have to use it for two things-to get into the chat room at Romance Divas and buy books at Fictionwise.

      • Kate

        Jen – GOOGLE CHROME. I HATE IE, used Mozilla for a long time but it had a lot of kinks in it, but I absolutely adore Chrome.

        It’s also pretty. Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

  9. Ah, someone else not having a good day or week. (((HUGS))) Here’s hoping tomorrow is better!

  10. Thanks for the heads up with fictionwise/firefox…just started using Firefox. Don’t blame you for being pissy, most of those would get me too. *hugs*

  11. It doesn’t sound like you’re having a very good week, OtterTwin. *hugs* It’s very understandable, though.

    I’m especially with you on the synopsis thing (duh) and the people who don’t do what they say they will. That and broken promises.

    Or, my big biggie thing that gets to me more than anything else: When people assume/imply that anyone younger than them haven’t had as rough of a life simply because they’re younger. That pisses me off to no end. Grr.

  12. I hope your week gets better! LOL at the mother/sex comment. Just remember that when you get older you can torture your kids in similar ways. Payback, ya know!

  13. I hear ya, especially on the porn thing!


    My TT is at

  14. Yikes! You seriously need to come down to my casa and partake amongst some margaritas. I will make you realize life is great with a little patron :-). Seriously, people can be such asshats at times. Just hang in there because you rock. Seriously, you do.

  15. Kym

    I really hate people who say they will do something and then don’t—-especially when its me.

  16. I hope your week improves. *Hugs*
    #9 is making me pissy right now, too.
    And I just know my mom is going to say the same thing when she gets to those chapters of mine. lol
    Happy T13

  17. Wow. are you living in my head? I have a major pissy spot over freedom of speech (for the record, I have no desire to take your guns from you).

    Telemarketers really irk me. I’m on the do not call list for a reason. DON’T CALL ME. (I report them. That’s fun!)

  18. It sounds like your having a bad day, week or month.

    I hope it settles down soon.

    Happy TT.

  19. ‘Wrinkling your nose at my house’ – I just don’t let people in anymore. It’s easier that way.

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