Since today is my regular day to blog and I'm a little busy playing grandma to my new grandson, my very good friend, Nancy Haddock has kindly agreed to host the blog today. Please welcome Nancy, and check out her new book, The Last Vampire Standing...
Hellloooo, Banditas! It’s a kick to be back with you, and mucho mondo thanks to Suz for inviting me!
I’ve done a good many blogs lately, a number of them on the serious side. Today, we’re having fun! After all, it’s still the launch month of my book Last Vampire Standing, so let’s keep the party going! (And, yes, darlings, there is a copy of my new release up for grabs to those who leave a comment!)
So, does anyone remember the film Jumpin’ Jack Flash? There’s a scene in which Whoopi Goldberg’s character, Terry Dolittle, poses the question, “What is Martinizing?” She wondered about stuff like that.
Of course, Googling provided the Martinizing answer. But what about questions Google and the Internet can’t answer? I have burning questions about weird stuff, and perhaps you’ve wondered about these, too. To wit:
Why do weather people only have to be right 10% of the time to keep their jobs? Did they only have to be 10% right on their meteorology exams?
Does antimatter matter not? If so (or not), why are scientists making it?
Why is the green M&M the only “female?”
Do aliens take pictures of Earth and beam them home? Are we making funny faces in the pictures?
Why did advertising folks corrupt words like Light to Lite and Glow to Glo? Did the containers get too small to hold the correctly spelled word?
When the magnetic poles reverse, will water in the northern hemisphere drain counterclockwise?
If a late flight can “make up time in the air,” why don’t planes fly faster all the time?
Why does it take four supervisors to watch one construction worker do his job?
Which fragrances combine to make up New Car Smell?
Why do our legs take longer to tan than other parts of us?
Where are all the lost socks? In parallel universes, with parallel washers and dryers, do they lose their socks, too? Are there enough lost single socks floating around somewhere to make pairs again?
If someone is out to get you, and you’re not paranoid about it, is there something wrong with you?
Okay, your turn. Come on, now, I know you have your own burning questions about weird stuff, so leave a comment and spill. Can’t think of a question? Jo-Jo the Jester, the stand-up comic in Last Vampire Standing, is still looking for material, so leave your suggestion for a vampire joke. If you’re a published author, please also leave your web URL or title of your last or upcoming book. I like sharing the stage!
For more opportunities to win a book, see the Beach Party page on Nancy’s web site – www.nancyhaddock.com.