Happy Spring, Humans.
If you’re north of Florida, then you too are awaiting the arrival of Spring. Here in Tennessee, we kick off the season right:
We don’t have “rain”, we have sirens. So, in the midst of a month or so in which we dive for cover now and then, I’ll be doing the same things I do every year.
1. Debate putting tomato plants out too early, in which they’re turned in green mush by a passing storm.
2. Endure angst by not putting my tomato plants out, which causes me to go extra days without home grown tomatoes. I prepare my body carefully for what I like to call Tomatogeddon. I don’t like to wait.
3.Bless the heavens for HBO and Starz. See, as a football fan, the spring is a troubling time. Do I respect gymnasts, golfers, and figure skaters? YES. They’re skilled people doing superhuman things. What they are not is my college football team, and waiting until late August to see them kick the snot out of someone isn’t acceptable. So I need something to occupy me when I’m not teaching, running, or writing.
Therefore, I need HBO (Game of Thrones) and Starz (Outlander) in order to maintain my sanity through the Spring doldrums, so to speak.
Now, about Outlander. They’re going to Paris this season, and we get to see the next chapter, featuring political intrigue on a massive scale. This is where Jamie and Claire will try to subvert the efforts of one of the most unlikable characters I’ve ever read.
Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Gawd, what a prig. He bitches about women, and hunting, and his throne, and his clothes, and money, and he does it all in a powdered wig. He’s the definition of spoiled, and his actions are going to kill a lot of innocent people. So, yeah, He’s an asshole.
However, this is also the season that brings us, for my money, the most important characters in that they’re going to create the Jamie and Claire of the future.
But first, for the female fans of Outlander, this public service announcement:
I love Master Raymond. He’s interesting, and looks sort of froglike, and where will they ever find a French actor who can–
But of course. Vive le France.
Now, I want you to envision that you’re in high school, and you’re considering going to your Prom. Imagine that Outlander Season Two is on air. Ladies, I present to you the most popular prom dress in history, if that scenario played out:
Or third. Sam’s a good looking dude, and they are, after all, in France.
Less than a month, now. How are you all holding out?
Also, newest Halfway book will be on sale next week, or just get it now and fund my Giraffe Money Account. You know you want to.
Get it here.
Cheers for now– check back next week, new blog, new giveaway, and I’ll be signing books in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nashville next month. Hope to see you at one of the events. Find out where I’ll be here: Book Signings and Shenanigans