Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Cable Keeps Going In And Out And How People Judge Writing

As the title to todays post suggests, I have been having lot of electronic issues at home right now. The Cable keeps going in and out, which included Internet service. Apparently, we have old RG6 Copper Wires in my walls and they have to be traded out for RG6 non copper wires that can handle the HD better. Aren't you impressed how I just stated all of that like I understood it? LOL. The gist being that I have to have the electrician, who is supposed to show up some time today to look at the situation, come and replace the wires, which may or may not include drilling hole in my walls, which will then have to be repainted.

Sound like fun?

It's not.

The cable company is not allowed to handle this problem themselves, they insist that we have to bring in an electrician to do it.

This is all coupled by the fact that I am irritated over an incident that happened at the dentist yesterday. As some of you have heard me lament on twitter, I have been suffering through some mouth pain. It's mostly been handled, thank goodness. Before I left the dentist, the receptionist, who found out what I wrote for a living, told me it was okay that people read 'junk' and that what was what I wrote.

I've heard this happens to other writers but that was my first foray into the experience. She had a whole explanation about this and at some point decided to tell me all about her daughter being an Intellectual, as if I was not one. Now, my own educational credentials aside, which are none of he business, I just had no idea what to say to this woman.

Then I came home and, while I waited for my family to finish their various activities, read a very brilliantly written book by an author I admire greatly. It made me grin from ear-to-ear because that is what excellent writing does. It makes us not think about the fact that I don't have any television working in the house, that holes are going to be made in my walls, and that a thoughtless, ignorant person at the dentist said something rude. It takes us away.

Paranormal Romance makes people, including and maybe especially me, happy. I love reading it. I love writing it.

What are you reading? What should I be reading? I've got a lot of free time with no television right now!!


Lisa said...

It never ceases to amaze me how rude people can be. I'm so sorry you had to deal with a hater on top of mouth pain. Hope you don't have to go back to the dentist any time soon!

I'm currently reading Bad Behavior by Jennifer Lane :)

Rebecca Royce said...

Thank you Lisa. I'm going to buy that one. Looks really good. I kind of had a 'I can't believe this is happening' moment when it was going on. LOL

SheriV said...

That is crazy to me that she would randomly say that to you. She obviously forgot any manners training she ever had. I'm currently reading Seduced by the Moon by Morgan Fox, and I'm enjoying it.

Rebecca Royce said...

Sheri, I'm going to get that one too. Thanks for the recommendation. I know! I couldn't believe it!

Annie Nicholas said...

Been there with some co-workers. It amazes how some 'intellectual' or 'moral' people can be so close minded.