Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Monday, July 24, 2006

Just Hi

Hey ~ I don't know about where you are, but here in sunny CA, the weather is hot, humid and horrid! We've had triple digit heat for the last 2 or 3 weeks. If this is a preview of h*ll, I sure hope I make it to heaven!

Other than trying to keep cool, nothing much is happening here. I've been working on a new book (that's certainly not new - I'm always working on a new book). I really like this one, so far. A couple of years ago, I wrote a book called NIGHT'S KISS. Next year, Zebra is publishing a sequel to that story. The book I'm writing now is a sequel to my sequel. It's always fun revisiting old characters, and readers seem to like it, too.

Some movies I'm hoping to see soon include Lady in the Water, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and Superman.

Someone sent me this. I thought it was cute. Hope it gives you a chuckle.

You gotta love Southern Grandmas

Lawyers should never ask a Southern grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"

She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."

The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?" She again replied, "Why, yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him." The defense attorney almost died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, "If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you to the electric chair."

Stay cool!



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