Friday, January 20, 2006

Seen this one yet?

This is making the rounds. I thought it was cute and that you might enjoy it:

YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2006 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

On a different note, a short-sighted agent to whom I sent my first email query responded very quickly as follows:

"John, I appreciate you getting in touch, but I'm afraid this isn't
striking magic with me. I'll stand aside."

Yo've got to give him points for brevity and concise writing. But a low score on perceiving magic, which is IN there!

Oh, well, few of us are perfect, right?

4 comments:

Christina said...

Funny! That is soooo ME. It's scary, but even on mornings I have to work I turn on the computer en route to turning on the coffee. And while the coffee is brewing, I check emails, blogs, pay bills, whatever. I never really thought about it 'til reading this post!

schnoodlepooh said...

OMG - how true is that list!!! It's 100% ME! Are we that transparent?

And the agent, obviously imperfect. You will get your book published, I have no doubt. Just be sure to reserve an autographed copy for me!!

Michelle said...

6,8 and 10 are definitely me.

You have to laugh at agents like that. Anyhoo, he is not good because (1) he did not take the time to read it, (2) have faith in his ability to promote it. I think he just wants something which he thinks will sell without him having to do any work. You should keep a list of those agents who rejected you and then, when they come crawling back with the tail between their legs because you are a rich and famous author, you can tell them "Unfortunately, you are not striking any magic for me. I'll just stand aside and continue with my current agent who believes in me, in my writing and my magic".

Candace said...

LOL! Everything on that list is me, except the one about logging on before coffee. Oh wait ... I have done that. Also before going to the bathroom, brushing my teeth ...

That agent? Pinhead. Definitely a pinhead. Your story is magical.