I won the cover lottery…again!

This cover is smokin’ hot!

I’m so lucky, rabbits come limping up to me all the time, like, “Psst, lady, can I rub up against you? They jacked my karma when they cut off my foot. I can’t get a break lately.”

I’m so lucky, people ask me to pick their lottery numbers. I’m so lucky, if I got hit by a car, David Beckham would be driving it. I’m so lucky, priests ask me to help them bless their rosaries.

I’m so lucky…

…because April Martinez did this cover too. Woohoo!

Your Alibi is coming in July from Liquid Silver Books. As we get closer to time, I’ll put up excerpts.

PS – Here’s a story that just cracked me up.

LONDON (Reuters) – An 81-year-old British grandmother branded by a judge as “the original neighbor from hell” had her jail term cut Wednesday but lost a bid for freedom because she wouldn’t apologize for her actions.

Dorothy Evans, a widow from Wales, was jailed two weeks ago for harassment and breaching an Anti-Social Behavior Order after repeatedly shouting at her neighbors and hitting them with her walking stick.

Hah! Talk about an unrepentant criminal…

And that’s it for Odd Friday. Have a great weekend, ya’ll.

I’m moving to China

Why? Check this out.

The 2.3-square-km Longshuihu village in the Shuangqiao district of Chongqing municipality, also known as “women’s town,” was based on the local traditional concept of “women rule and men obey,” a tourism official told Reuters.

“Traditional women dominate and men have to be obedient in the areas of Sichuan province and Chongqing, and now we are using it as an idea to attract tourists and boost tourism,” the official, surname Li, said by telephone.

“We welcome investors from overseas and nationwide to invest in our project,” he added. The motto of the new town would be “women never make mistakes, and men can never refuse women’s requests,” Chinese media have reported.

When tour groups enter the town, female tourists would play the dominant role when shopping or choosing a place to stay, and a disobedient man would be punished by “kneeling on an uneven board” or washing dishes in restaurant, media reports said.

How awesome is that? Women rule and men obey.

I also want to point out the modification to my template, which I did myself. To your left toward the bottom of the sidebar, you will see two buttons. One is pink and black and reads Blogroll. The other is purple and reads Thursday 13. When you click those buttons, the blogroll for each appears. The first is my personal blogroll. Just say something in comments if you want me to add you, or you can drop me an email. The other is the TT blogroll, which I’m told I have to display somewhere on my blog. Since both blogrolls were long and ran all the way down to the bottom, I changed the template to make them expand and collapse. So if you’re wondering where my blogroll went or what’s with the buttons, there you have it.

That’s enough for Odd Friday, I think. Have a great weekend, everyone.

oddly good friday

So Erica and I observed that we could use some motivation to write.

As a result, we’re racing. I’m not sure what the final judgment is — I’d guess whoever finishes her book first. It’s not a sprint, but more of a cross-country thing. Writing 5K a day has trained me for this thing. I’ll shoot for 2.5K a day or one chapter. Writing at that rate, I’ll finish in about a month.

Writing as a competitive sport, who knew? My husband is terribly amused by the lengths I’ll go to for motivation. And I think this qualifies as odd enough for odd friday, which also happens to be good friday.

Now I’m off to write. I wanna win, y’know! I’ll post my word count later. I know ya’ll are on the edge of your seat for daily race updates.

Mwah! on odd friday

I want to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped make this contest a rousing success. Congrats to Carrie Lofty, who walked away with a cool $50 to spend at Amazon. Maybe she’ll tell us what goodies she bought.

For everyone who visited for the first time, thanks for stopping by. I hope it won’t be your last. This is Tom Bodett and I’ll leave the light on for you.

Wait, I’m not Tom Bodett. This is Annie Dean, and I want to make you laugh. So click this link. Thanks again, everyone. Come Monday I’ll have some tasty bitchin’ for you. Ya’ll come back now, hear?

Odd Friday

You go, Grandma! But damn, Maria might want to kick it down a notch. At 98, she’s got a man 40 years her junior begging for some love. Read the full story here.

And here are our big winners for odd searches this week:

she’s peeing on his face
Not on this blog, she’s not.

her armpit sweat
I don’t sweat, I glow.

foul mouthed sluts
Yeah, you came to the right place. We’ve got those.

pineapple juice + tastier sperm
Yep, you got it. This works. Stay away from curry. Mango is also good.

organic shaving market
A big fat “huh” on this one.

why is oatmeal good for skin
I’m glad you asked. Oatmeal absorbs excess oils and possesses an exfoliant property, which leaves your skin rosy. I recommend a fine milled homemade honey oatmeal soap for the prettiest you ever.

News: THE AVERAGE GIRL’S GUIDE TO GETTING LAID release date changed to April 17!

This weekend I’ll be working the International Fair at Greengates (over 50 booths, featuring excellent food and native crafts) and rocking my Lord of the Rings beta account (Thanks, Ex! *smooches*). Have a good one, ya’ll.

Odd Friday

Doctor gives stripper a hand — literally

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A doctor pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing a severed hand, which he gave to a stripper who displayed it in her New Jersey apartment.

Ahmed Rashed faces five years probation for stealing the hand in 2002 from a cadaver at a New Jersey medical school, an assistant prosecutor for Middlesex County said on Thursday.

Rashed practices medicine at a hospital in Los Angeles and stole the hand while studying in New Jersey, the prosecutor said.

The woman kept the hand in a jar of formaldehyde in her apartment where it was discovered by police during an unrelated investigation.

Doesn’t that just ask all kinds of questions? Why the hell did a stripper want a hand? It has really grisly story possibilities.

I believe the awesome Carrie Lofty answered my question about the sludgy Indian dish I want. I’m pretty sure it was mushroom saag. Mmm. Now I’ve run down a place called Restaurante Tandoor, but it’s in Polanco, which is a fair drive from my house. However, the VDH only sighed a little bit when I said I really want Indian food. He’s home with me today because Monday is a national holiday and his family all left the city today for the Superbowl. They go every year, and he figures if nobody else is working, he gets an extra day off too.

He looked at me for a minute. “Today?”

I gave the puppy eyes. “Yeah. Please?”

Since he knows perfectly well what time of the month it is, he put on his happy face. “Right. Today. We’ll go today.”

I heard the sigh as he went up the stairs. I’ll let you know how Indian food fares in Mexico. But it almost has to be today because we’re heading out of the city for the weekend and my craving will have past by the time we get back. We’re leaving tomorrow morning for Puebla, staying at the gorgeous Camino Real. It was built in 1542 and used to be a convent. It’s been gloriously restored and I can’t wait to explore. We’re taking the kids to the Safari Zoo, located near Puebla, a totally open safari / zoo experience. Me, I’m more excited about the hotel. Check this out.

Simply gorgeous. I’ve never been to Puebla, so I’m excited about that as well. I understand there’s a good amount of handmade silver jewelry, probably from the mines at Taxco.

So that’s what I’ll be doing this weekend. What about you?