I don’t want to jinx myself, but I’m fairly confident the paperback version of Crossroads Road will be available soon. Possibly Friday. After it’s finalized I’ll tell you guys what’s been going on with it, and why my right hand has been whipping through my hair for a week.
But I’m superstitious and don’t think it’s a good idea to declare victory too early. So, I’ll hold off until it’s a done deal. All I can say at this point is “Grrr…”
Once again, here’s where you can purchase the electronic versions for a low, low price:
Kindle Store at amazon.com
NOOKBooks at BN.com
Kindle Store at amazon.co.uk
If you’ve already bought a copy, please tell someone about it. Just one person, who might be interested in such a thing. I’d be much obliged.
I have to go to work early again today. I think it’s going to become an every-Wednesday kind of thing, which will cramp me on these updates. But I’ll do the best I can with the time I have available. It’ll be OK. Plus, today is my Friday. Hell yeah! After today I’m off until Sunday.
How did I do all those sixty hour weeks anyway? It seems impossible to me now. I guess your brain just adjusts to the current reality, and helps you endure. Right now I think I’d be plunged into a dark, dark depression if I had to return for an additional twenty hours. I’d probably start wearing black turtlenecks, smoking clove cigarettes, and sighing a lot.
While I was driving home from work last night, something occurred to me. I wish they’d bring back the dunce cap. I like the idea of making really stupid people wear a tall cone on their heads, for humiliation purposes. Why did that ever go out of style?
I think somebody needs to fire up a dunce cap factory somewhere, and we should get back to our roots of comically oversized shaming hats. It would provide good, solid American jobs, and put dumbasses on a tall stool in the corner where they belong.
Who’s with me?
What do you do for lunch at your job? We have a cafeteria, but I usually take my lunch, because it’s less expensive. But it’s been different with every job I’ve had. I adapt my lunch habits, based on the situation.
At my previous job I went out every day. I had to get out of the building for an hour, and would go to Wendy’s or the Chinese buffet. I never took my lunch, not once. It never even occurred to me.
In California I was often poor, so I’d go to Del Taco and buy a sack of 39 cent tacos, return to my desk and eat them there. Or I’d buy an order of vegetable fried rice from Frontier Wok. It was basically a side dish, so it was really cheap and good. I always bought drinks from the vending machine downstairs, and was pretty good at stretching three or four dollars into a pretty decent lunch.
Sometimes, when I was flush with cash for some reason, I’d walk across the street to the Warner Bros. Studio lot, and have lunch in the commissary. That was fun. We’d sometimes see actors from TV shows — the folks from Friends, or George Clooney, or Drew Carey. I liked going over there, but it wasn’t cheap. So, I did the desktop taco-snorkel far more often than I hung out with Ross and Chandler.
In Atlanta I went out every day, as well. There was a strip of fast food joints a few miles away, including Chick fil-A. That worked perfectly. Every once in a while one of the record label guys would treat us to something a little more fancy-pants, and that was always a good time. And free.
So, that’s my highly questionable Question of the Day: What do you do for lunch at work? I’ve done it all at this point, I think. I haven’t used work cafeterias too consistently, but I’ve certainly purchased many chef salads there. For some reason, I’m drawn toward the work cafeteria chef salad.
Until my current job, I’d never packed a lunch at home. But it’s not so bad. It’s not so good, either… But it does the trick.
What about you? Tell us about in the comments, won’t you? What are your work lunch habits? It’s very important that we know.
And I’ll try to spend more than thirty minutes on tomorrow’s update, I promise.
See ya then!
We had a guy in our office that is from India. Sometimes the shit he would heat up would gag you. It smelled like a nut sack or an arm pit. We had a little party one time and he insisted on bringing dessert. He brought a pan of carrot pudding, I shit you not. It was packed with nasty fruitcake “fruit”. God it was terrible.
Garrett - g1g3m says
I have a sack of apples I keep at my desk.
The first time I went to the break room there was this woman who was pleasant and talkitive while she laid out her banquet. I swear I heard her clap her hands just before she dug and proceeded to eat like she was going to the chair. I hid what little lunch I had and decided later would be a better time to show any food out in the open. There’s a BAT on the wall and when I’m there, “Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” seems to always be on and so far I have not sat with a crowd that is. In fact, folks start asking if there’s something else after all the 2nd grade questions are gone. One of these days I want to get there early and go sit under the brake table. I’ll be real quiet and after about 20 mins. I crawl out and get up and walk away like nothing happened.
Aaaaaaaand I’m back.
I’ve been in the Goetta Belt since last Wednesday.
A quick rundown:
Got on Southwest flight (no incidents) in OKC ordered a screwdriver but got a bloody mary.
Got on Southwest flight in STL and had a G&T.
Landed in Louisville and was picked up by my friend Adam and we went to BBC and then liquor barn (Spent $160 on liquor and beer I can’t get in OKC, and a sombrero (adult)).
Drove up I-71 to Newport, KY and drank at Shortnecks, then Liar’s Club, then dinner at Gourmet Chili (Goetta) and then sleepy time.
Woke up at 8:30 slightly hung over.
Went to get coffee and a bagel. Puked.
Took the shuttle to Fountain Square and had a beer at rock bottom.
Walked to O’Malley’s in the Alley, had a beer.
Walked to the stadium, saw the national anthem, the first pitch, and the F-18 flyover.
Got to our seats (Sect 405, Row B, seats 23, 24).
Milwaukee’s second home run landed one section over, you could see us on the replay, sort of.
Ate stale nachos and saw the end of the best opening day ever.
Walked to the historic Southgate House, 2 PBR’s.
Walked to Shortnecks, food and PBR’s, Bar Harbor Blueberry, etc.
Walked to the liar’s club.
In bed by 2:00 am.
The PODS showed up, the guy was a douche and didn’t drop it off.
Lunch at Rock Bottom where my friend won a 42″ Panaphonic plasma the day before.
Took a shower at a friends house (Current roommate had destroyed mine to make the tub overgross).
Dropped off laundry, went to the Jughouse then Shortnecks for a few.
Picked up laundry.
Had dinner at Newport Pizza Co.
Was home by 23:30, asleep by 1:00.
New PODS guy dropped off PODS and we got to work emptying my apartment.
Worked until 15:00 then went to wine tasting at woodstone in Norwood, OH (bought $120 in wine and vodka).
Went to the Edge Inn. PBR and a Noble Pils, $3.15. 2 shots and a PBR and a Noble Pils, $9.65.
Went to Melt for delicious sandwiches.
Went to the Northside Tavern for lameness.
Went to the Comet for Dogfish Head and made fun of fat chicks who weren’t tipping and bad spoken word.
Went to the C&D for some more awesome beer and watched some bad Karaoke.
Finished the night at the Liar’s Club with some bagarita’s.
Drove to Jackson, OH to meet my lil bro, his wife, and the 4 kids. Spent $140 at the Reds team shop for presents for the kids (and my Brandon Phillips shirt).
Drove back to Newport and was asleep by 7:30 PM.
Finished loading the PODS except for the bed and TV, etc.
More Jug House, then Coaches Corner then awesome mexican food at Rio Grande.
Watched the shitty championship game at Coaches, then went to Shortnecks, then Liar’s and a guy lunged at me. I tried to hold him off with a chair like a lion tamer but I ended up on my back anyway.
Finished the big pack, locked up the PODS and started driving Red Wallace toward OKC. We got into STL about midnight and crashed at a Hampton.
Had lunch at the Royale and then drove to OKC, got in about 23:00.
Now I’m just waiting on my PODS but am officially an Oklahoma resident.
Sounds like an awesome time. I was wondering why I haven’t seen you post in a while.
If that’s a typical week for you, I understand why you’re no longer living in Marietta! Go, Reds!
So many reasons for that. I’m almost 17 yrs removed from there.
But when I go back it’s drink with the parents, hit the boathouse, town house, and MBC, and occasionally the Galley (thumbs down).
Not too typical, it was a working vacation. I normally don’t buy that much booze at liquor places, but I can’t get Christian Moerline and such in OKC.
I thoroughly understand!
Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great week!
What is PODS? That’s the only abbreviation that I didn’t understand.
Portable On Demand Storage
Basically I got an 8 by 8 by 16 ft box that they will drop off let me load, then pick up again and transport across country and then drop it off at my new place. Or store it.
Basically I didn’t want to drive a moving van 900 miles and now I can load and unload at my leisure.
“am officially an Oklahoma resident”
Sorry for your loss. It gets better with time. We’re all here for you.
I’m pretty happy with it. Nice new house, walking distance to bars, low cost of living, division champion basketball team and of course:
The fine print says that engineers hired in Oklahoma will be eligible for up to $5,000 in tax credits annually for up to five years.
Yes I know…I can tell you’re still in shock from what has happened and after a proper period you’ll realize…” I”M IN FUCKING OKIEHOMA!!!!!!” But then again…you seem to be always on the edge fun that’s just about to happen. Go pee on some trees and let ’em know you’ve arrived.
WB in OH says
This kid is pyscho…http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_17793067
I would have wanted to aze his ass on top of the spray, but that’s just me.
that should say TAZE
1865 – With their supply trains destroyed by Union troops one day earlier, Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the McLean House near the Appomattox Court House in Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.
What would be awesome is if in 1944 Patton went back in time (a la A Final Countdown) and took on Sherman in the south with Sherman tanks.
I believe that’d be one of our more interesting and confusing chapters in American history.
Also on Wikipedia today, Pithole, PA.
Yay, I feel useful.
I told my facebook crew about Crossroads Road and one of went over and bought it.
Chuck in Belpre says
I just realized that if it wasn’t for Florida Drew Curtis would have to get a part-time job.
Where’s our leader? Perhaps he’s busy signing books?
His last tweet…
I just bought 200 padded envelopes and a jar of cashews.
07:39:23 PM April 09, 2011
I don’t see the paperback up and running at Amazon. I know Jeff was shooting for Friday but…Myabe the iPad thing is still messing with him and his finishing touches have hit some snags. Like when you’re fishing for bass and your favorite lure gets caught in the cattails. You’re bound and determined to get it back. If this keeps up for one more day I fear Jeff will suffer a WHTH seziure and render himself bald..
Just got called out at a shitty comedy. Show I’m
You’re what!! Come on, let us know!!
I just realized that I have worked at my job for four years and I have never gone out to lunch. Not once. Can’t afford the cost or the additional lard on my ass. Damn, my life sucks. LOL!