I THOUGHT I had the coolest thing happen to me this week. I mean, seriously cool. I thought, for a brief moment, that I would be immortal.
As it turns out, only my hair will be.
I have been a fan of Stephen King since high school. I faithfully read everything he publishes. Even the crap. He has another installment of the Dark Tower series coming out soon. I get his newsletter and because I am a huge dweeb, I read it everytime it shows up in my inbox. They had a contest of sorts. The back cover of his new book Wind Through The Keyhole would be filled with many many many pictures that his fans sent in.
Honestly, I pretty much forgot about the contest. Then I got an email inviting me to check to see if I had been chosen to be on the cover. So I checked. And lo and behold…it said I HAD BEEN PICKED. I was going to be on the jacket of the one author I’ve read faithfully from the time my boobs were perky all the way up until they were…less perky.
And then I saw the picture. Turns out, my face didn’t make the cut. It’s just my hair. Here, see for yourself.
I guess my actual face is too scary. For a Stephen King book.
And, if you didn’t notice…it’s gonna be printed on the UK version, so unless I get get one of my friends from across the pond to send it to me, I can’t even buy it.
I think I’ll just download it on my kindle.
Okay..as promised..Two stories, one post.
This one has nothing to do with Stephen King. It’s not cool, not by a damn sight, in fact the only thing that it has in common with the first story is that it happened this week.
As Middle Sister likes to say me: “Hey Michelle, did you know the word gullible is NOT in the dictionary”?
Yeah, that never gets old. Unfortunately, it’s also true. I am gullible. I don’t like most people, yet I trust them. How is THAT for fucked up?
I was contacted by someone through my blog and they asked if they could do a guest post. I’ve never had a guest post. In fact, it’s never occurred to me to ask anyone else to write for my blog. I got that part covered. I was intrigued by the idea because he wanted to write something regarding the importance of staying healthy to combat cancer and the importance of being in shape if you DO get cancer.
I thought that was a good idea. I decided it was an important subject. I wrote back and said that as long as he wasn’t trying to sell any products or services that I would be happy to accept a guest post.
I got his post this week. It was a little dry, but as promised, chock full of encouraging words about the importance of being in shape when dealing with cancer. He provided many links to support his article. How fucking considerate is THAT?
I sent hubs an email and told him that I would not be writing any blog posts this week because someone else had done it for me.
He had ONE thing to say: Send it to me.
I rolled my eyes (sorry, baby) and thought, here we go. Hubs has a tendancy to question everything. He is NOT as trusting as I am. Turns out, this is a good thing. At least in this case. He wrote back and pointed out that the VERY FIRST LINK in the article was to an attorney’s website. An attorney who specializes in asbestos related cancer cases.
Fucking hell. I totally fell for it.
At least I didn’t PUBLISH it.
And his writing was more than dry. It sucked ASS. Stupid dick.
Consider this a PSA for all you bloggers out there. People suck. They will attempt to take advantage of you.
Also, the word gullible really IS in the dictionary. I just checked.