Monday, January 10, 2011

The Best Excuse Ever, and the Psychic Powers of My ARC

This weekend, the Harris herd took a mini roadtrip to see my mommy. I make mix CDs for all roadtrips, because it's the only way to keep the troops in line. Each of us gets a few songs--the twins get Barbie and princesses, the Batson gets Billy Idol and Bon Jovi, I get songs that I like, and inevitably Slayer gets songs with cuss words in them. I don't mean to pick songs with the f-bomb in it--it just HAPPENS.

Freudian, eh?

So we get into the car, and we're listening to the CD, and the kids are singing, and he says, "You didn't put any boy bands on this CD, did you?"

"No," says me.

"New Kids on the Block?"




"Backstreet Boys?"

"NO!!!!! Why would I do that?"

And he looked at me and said, "Because you're Carrie."

How do you argue with that?! I couldn't. But I think that statement is going to backfire on him eventually, because he's going to ask me to justify something at some point, and you all know what I'm going to say.

In other news, Princess Sparkles the Third (my ARC) started tweeting while I was gone. I'm highly impressed by this considering that I took her on the road trip with me. You know what this means, right? Princess Sparkles CAN TWEET WITH THE POWER OF HER MIND.

You should follow her. And if you're behind this brilliance, I must know who you are so I can admire you properly.


Kelly Jensen said...

Carrie...have you ever run a word count on your use of Freudian? Because the use of it makes me smile so much.

Tess said...

haha...I love those road trip CD's too!

Unknown said...

My kids are going to get audio books but that might turn out to be a fiasco in itself because each will want a different audio book and all hell will break loose. Maybe your idea is a better one. Gees, I am talking about my non-existent children. I need a hubby so we can get some buns in the oven. I almost 29--the clock is ticking. Hehe. If anyone knows of a cutie, let me know. I'm available. JK

Becky Wallace said...

My kids will only listen to one CD in the car. Thank heavens it's Taylor Swift instead of KidsBop or something equally heinous.

Congrats on the ARC! The cover is awesome.

K. M. Walton said...

Now I'm following your ARC. Still <3 your cover!

Carrie Harris said...

Kelly: Well, I've used it three times on this blog, none in either of my books, and about 700 times in emails to you. I think this says more about YOU than ME.

Tess: They're LIFE SAVERS, aren't they?

Julia: Okay, that cracked me up. For a second, I thought you really had kids.

Becky: Oh, KidsBop is preferable to some of the other stuff. Barney. *shudder*

KM: My cover <3s you too. :)

Badass Bookie said...

I broke the stereo in the car on our last road trip so now we're stuck with the radio.

I now follow Princess Sparkles, do you think she can read minds and create force fields?

Hanna Banana said...

We listen to a lot of the older Clutch albums. Most of the lyrics don't make much sense and it's fun to watch my kids try to figure out what the song is about.

Princess Sparkles the Third said...

Actually I just enslaved the mind of an unsuspecting fan. It makes a good tweet-monkey.

@K.M. Walton I like you too. We can fight zombies together.

@Badass Bookie Of course I can, it's how I identify zombies and members of the Jersey shore cast.Though force fields don't seem to bother either much.