So yesterday was "date day." And we set off from the desert where we'd been staying, in the 106 degree heat, only to discover we had a broken air conditioner and hours of freeway before us!
We fiddled with the vent, the controls, but nothing more than a trickle of warmish air came through. And by the time we arrived we were two dripping puddles of sweat and all we could do was laugh! Then on the way out we decided to skip the second act in favor of returning home to swap out cars and clothes, though we still managed to have a really great third act in an awesome dinner, HERE.
But it got me wondering-- how did I survive my air conditioning-free childhood? Those long family drives when I was relegated to the back seat alongside my sisters, legs sticking to the vinyl, windows rolled down, but not complaining near as much as I fear I did yesterday. Not to mention those hot summer nights spent by the nearest open window, praying for a breeze so I might get some sleep.
Has my complete and total reliance on all these modern conveniences of dual control heat and air made me soft?
I fear the answer is yes.
But, now that the car's in the shop, and all is well (and cool!) again, I thought I'd share this:
This is a reader letter I received today, that made my day! I mean, seriously, how cute is that?
And, I also received this:
I swear, it's like Christmas in June! That is the ARC for Kay Cassidy's up and coming new series: THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY, and I cannot wait to read it! Though I should note that the cover is much nicer in person than the picture implies--that glaring, white, shiny spot is totally due to my lack of photographic skills!
Oh, and in case you didn't know, Kay is also the genius behind the Great Scavenger Hunt where you can win all manner of prizes and books and which you can learn all about by clicking HERE!
And speaking of winning--I'm giving away 5 signed copies of BLUE MOON over at Free Book Friday Teens! And everyone who signs up will receive exclusive BLUE MOON content which cannot be found anywhere else on the web!! Oh, and you can listen to a podcast interview where I answer reader question too! All you have to do to get started is click HERE. But hurry, the contest ends Friday!!
Now I've got to get back to work on UNTITLED IMMORTALS BOOK #4, so bye for now!
Have a good day everyone!