random things. #7

It has only been six days since my last post. I’m on a roll! It’s a pathetic roll, but it’s still a roll.

I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
This morning I woke up at 5 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. What the fuck is that? I read for a while, thinking that would help me doze off, but it didn’t work. Now I have a big fucking headache and no amount of coffee is fixing me.

Good news and bad news… about coffee.
It is fabulous that Butter Pecan is back at Dunkin’. It is not fabulous that the dude made a little bit of a mess of my iced coffee cup so that when I grabbed it for that first delicious sip as I pulled out of the drive-thru, it dribbled down my shirt… right over my right boob [there is no wrong boob]. Not a small dribble either—enough to soak through my shirt to my bra. It was fucking cold. And there I was… shoving napkins down my shirt while driving.

Is this bad?
It seems that I’ve got a regular afternoon snack [along with my pm dose of coffee, of course]. I didn’t even realize I had a pb pretzel habit until I started to freak out that my bag was almost empty and couldn’t imagine going a single day without these little nuggets of deliciousness. See Exhibit A.

[Exhibit A]

Did you know…?
When I write, my leading men eventually, at some point or other, call my female lead ‘honey‘. They may use other terms of endearment, too, but honey is always one of them. The reason is Coldplay or more specifically, Chris Martin. Something about the way he sings ‘honey‘ in the song A Rush of Blood to the Head makes me melt a little. [Fun fact: I don’t like actual honey.]

No one is calling me.
I used to use the intro music from Don’t Let It Break Your Heart [Coldplay] as my ringtone. I don’t anymore, but whenever I’m listening to music and that song comes on, I grab my phone to answer it. And then I feel like an idiot.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover?
I do it all the time. I literally choose books to read based on their covers. Not all the time, but still. I guess maybe this is bad? But what I really think is that this proves the power of great design [and choosing the most luscious cover model]. See Exhibit B.

[Exhibit B]

How can I resist? 

I have a new dream.
I kind of want to write a book now [like, a real one, not just the messing around stuff I’ve already written] just so I can use this specimen of deliciousness on my cover. See Exhibit C. I guess I’d have to ask permission. Preferably in person. Up close and personal. While he’s shirtless. And maybe a little sweaty.

[Exhibit C]

Ahh… Mr. Sexy Arms [face, beard, eyes, ass*] Beach Guy…

*Please note that I’ve switched to the uncropped version of this photo, resulting in the addition of  ‘ass’ to his list of sexy features. I really am going to have to start calling him Mr. Fuck Me. He has fuck-me eyes. Hmm… I think I know what my book will be about…

See you soon. I promise. Or maybe that’s a threat?

p.s. — Sometimes I’m mildly concerned about my man-crazy tendencies. Is there something wrong with me? Well, yes, lots of things, but I mean because of this particular obsession. I have a sexy male model as the wallpaper on my phone and on my laptop. I have a folder on my laptop called ‘Men’. It has about 400 files in it. Maybe I could claim them as writing inspiration. Let me provide an example because that’s just the kind of generous, giving soul I am. *looks through nearly 400 pictures… spends a half hour trying to choose one*

Oh, the sacrifices I make for you. I must be a saint.


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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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37 Responses to random things. #7

  1. Cut it out Sandra. You have no idea of how hard it is to maintain my reputation as ‘sexiest man on the planet’ whilst simultaneously not resembling those guys in any perceivable way. I think that the middle toe on my right foot might compare favourably with guy #3, or did once, at least. You are right about one thing, of course. There is no wrong boob. I’ve checked.

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  2. Meg says:

    Hi Sandra, long time no see. My fault! I’ve been in a total funk and trying to get back here and writing again. Your post is great and it made me smile! I hope you do write that book! 😃

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    • Hi! I’ve been in a totaly funk since you met me. Or, you know, before that. So no apologies needed. The only thing(s) that got me back here more often were the questions challenge I did in March and A to Z in April. I’m just trying to stick around this time. It’s hard because there has been some serious life crap going down.

      And the book is not bloody likely! I haven’t written a word of fiction in probably a year… or more…

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      • Meg says:

        Ah I hope you’re coping. I miss the connectedness I felt from here. I hope I can stick this time too. I feel like I wrote so much more when I was blogging regularly. So I hope I’ll chat with you a lot more regularly too!

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        • I’ve just had a lot of bad stuff happen over the last few months. I don’t even do particularly well when bad things don’t happen, so this has been really difficult. I think I wrote more when I was here more, too. I feel like I have a lot less time now, but that is probably due to my messed up emotions which make me sleep too much!

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          • Meg says:

            It’s weird how sometimes when you have less time you make more of it. Sleep is good. Better than insomnia. Here’s hoping the worst is behind us…

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            • I sure hope so!

              The pandemic hasn’t been kind to me. Hell, I had over a year with the kids home every single day. I was literally *never* home alone.

              At least we are vaccinated. My husband and I are more than two weeks post second vaccine. My son just got his second today… and my daughter got her first yesterday, just days after they approved Pfizer for 12-15 yr olds.

              Now I just wish Massachusetts would lift some of the mask mandates. Our governor seems to be a bit more cautious than even the Feds…

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              • Meg says:

                That’s great! We are just getting our first shots now. Harry had his on Saturday and I’m going today. Then we have to wait 28 days for the second shot! Ireland has been stricter than all the other European countries but mostly I have felt like they really care about saving lives. Still I have had my fill. I have been home alone the whole time. I’m afraid I won’t know how to deal with people after this!

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  3. Good to see the real Sandra back again, boobs and all, and also good to see that Meg has not succumbed totally to the laid back Irish life. I’m sure that we would both be happy to act as beta readers for your book!

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    • I’m sure that book will never happen, so don’t get your hopes up. First, I haven’t been able to write fiction for over a year… maybe even two… I’ve lost count. And second, the more I read, the more I know I’m not nearly good enough to publish my work. While I would like to write again, it would probably be just for me, and beyond that, I guess I’ll stick to being a reader and admiring others’ talent.

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  4. jrvincente says:

    The coffee thing would really annoy me. Ugh! (Also, correct: no wrong boob.)

    And thanks for sacrificing for us. We appreciate it. ❤

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    • I was swearing like a trucker (do truckers really swear that much??) at the time of the coffee incident, but later I saw some humor in it. Or I forced myself to. Or maybe with everything terrible going on in my life, it didn’t seem so bad in comparison.

      I may sacrifice again later just for fun. After today, I’m going to need it.

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  5. mydangblog says:

    Ken and I have always called each other ‘honey’ even after 30 years so I guess I’m lucky, although I can’t eat gluten so I’m super-jealous of your ability to eat PB pretzels, which really are the best thing in the world.

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  6. You are a saint!!
    And I totallly will read books if they have these guys on the cover! In fact I actually did recently read books like these 😉
    P.s you should definitely write a book and use exhibit three :)))


  7. astraiasky says:

    You had me laughing there. But seriously, solemly vow to yourself to drink only water or non-caffeinated drinks for two days. within an hour you’ll realize you can’t function without it and take a long nap, for two days. That’s what works for me, only with monster energy drinks not coffee.

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