Dealing with Annoying, Know-It-All People

We’ve all been there. We’re in a conference room, a lecture hall, a grocery store line, or even at a family gathering. And the annoying, know-it-all person makes her appearance. These type of people come in many forms. Sometimes she’s loud, brash, wears too much perfume, or has a voice like fingernails on a chalkboard. Or, maybe the person you’re dealing with makes fun of others, has an answer for EVERYTHING, or tells ridiculous/racist/bigoted jokes and thinks she’s the funniest thing ever.

Annoying, know-it-all people are all around us. Unfortunately, there’s little we can do to completely avoid people like this.

So, how do we handle the situations?

  • Leave if you’re able. If not, breathe deeply, doodle in the margin of your paper, and imagine the most satisfying ways to knife her eyes out. (Don’t act on these images, of course.)
  • Do your best to glean SOMETHING useful from the speech, presentation, conversation. Resist the urge to ask for the hours you’ve wasted listening to her speak to be returned to you. Those hours are gone. You cannot get them back. You can only hope to avoid her and those like her in the future.
  • Entertain yourself by annoying her back. Ask stupid questions to throw her off. Laugh at her even louder than she laughs at herself. Get those around you to laugh at YOU rather than laughing at her. That will really screw up her game.
  • If you’re at a family function your options are somewhat different. Claim you’re sick and need the bathroom immediately. (Be careful as you crawl out through the bathroom window.) Pawn Ms. Annoying-Know-It-All off on your second cousin twice removed. After all, he’s ALMOST as annoying as she is.
  • Take lessons from her on how NOT to be the Annoying-Know-It-All. If you think your group or family doesn’t have an Annoying-Know-It-All, it’s very likely that it’s YOU. Change your ways. Don’t spend the rest of your life making people want to avoid you.

How do YOU deal with those annoying, know-it-all people in your life? Leave a comment!

Kitten Videos for the Win!

Even if you don’t have a cat, you likely think cute kitten videos are adorable. We have a new kitten at home. His name is Gizmo. He’s about 10 weeks old. He’s absolutely one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

Today, for your viewing entertainment, I give you Gizmo. Nothing special. Just him being a cute kitten.

Are you a pet person? Do you love funny cat videos?

Pimple Popping Video Obsession

It’s true. I have an obsession with pimple popping videos. Readers are either going to wrinkle their noses and ask what in the heck is wrong with me, or they will feel a kinship with me because they, too, are obsessed with these videos.

Seriously, I don’t understand it. But I know I find these videos very satisfying. I won’t post anything graphic here in case you’re a reader who finds the whole thought repulsive. However, I HAVE to post a link to Dr. Sandra Lee so that you can maybe, just MAYBE, take a chance and watch some of the videos. The video below is just Dr. Sandra Lee introducing her channel. You can click from there to see the selection of videos.

What are your thoughts on this obsession of mine? Are you with me? Or do you think I’m crazy? Comment below! 🙂

Subscription Box Fun with FabFitFun!

I recently got into the subscription box rage. Subscribe and get a box of goodies mailed to you every week, every month, every quarter. These subscription boxes can range from food/snacks, clothing, makeup, books, the list goes on and on. The one I just signed up for was FabFitFun. And getting the box was a lot of fun for sure!

I decided to open my box on video to share it with all of you. I’m sitting on the floor in my bathroom because it’s the only place I can be assured of privacy (with the bedroom door locked as well.) It’s the end of the day, so my makeup and hair are wilted. And, I’m clearly opening this and seeing items for the first time, so go easy on me 🙂 (PS– the item at the end is a beach/picnic blanket!)

Do you like subscription boxes? Which are your favorite? Why do you like them?

Find FabFitFun on Facebook.

Teens Can’t Smell Sweat

As a mother of a “tween” daughter, a son rapidly approaching “tween” status, and a teacher of ages 10-14, I am treated daily to….how do I put this? Well, plain and simple, STENCH. Tweens and teens STINK. But, a study recently found that teens can’t smell sweat. The study didn’t end the problem of teens stinking, but it at least offered some scientific evidence that mothers, teachers, the general adult public can smell certain things much better than teens.

According to The News & Observer, a study conducted in Denmark provided answers as to why teens don’t have the same reaction to smelly rooms, clothes, shoes, etc as adults do.

Even the Today Show found this study interesting.

This may provide a lot of comfort to mothers, teachers, and other adults everywhere. Although, if you need certain scents sniffed out, seems like a teen is your best bet.

The full study conducted by Aarhus University in Denmark revealed a lot of interesting findings about teens. As a mother and a teacher, this study is both fascinating and terrifying.

Do you have teens? Work with teens? Survived your children being teens? Comment below!

A New Goal: Blogging More

And by “blogging more” as my goal, I mean blogging period. I’m going to work at posting short, easy, fun blogs 3-5 times a week. Sometimes they may be just a funny video or meme. Sometimes they may be about my favorite things. Or my cute kitty cat. But, I’m going to work to post blogs 3-5 times a week.

Wish me luck! I plan to start tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Try-Before-You-Buy FREEBIE!!!

Do you *LOVE* Male/Male romance, but you’re not sure you want to commit to a new-to-you author? I get it.
Maybe you’re curious about Male/Male romance, but you’re not sure it’s for you? I get that, too!

So, I put together a scrumptious sampling of five of my male/male romance books. The set up is three chapters of each book. Read the first three chapters, decide if you want to read more or not. If you do, great! Click on! If not, no worries. Move on to the next and see if it’s more your cup of tea. This is a GREAT way to TRY it before you BUY it! It’s FREE FREE FREE!!! No strings attached. No sign-up, no nothin’!

So, CLICK HERE to get your FREEBIE!!! A Taste of Him

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Devoted: Infidelity World is LIVE!!!

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The other books are available as well!

Indiscretion DD Lorenzo http://amzn.to/2mSekdq
Suspicion Donya Lynn http://amzn.to/2n99ryq
Insider Jillian Jacobs http://amzn.to/2np0L9f
Illegitimate Lulu Astor http://amzn.to/2mSpGOp
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FREE for all and GIVEAWAY!

Check out the March FREE Reads & Giveaway 3/17-21!

Our Romance Authors are offering 41 books…
Most of them are FREE for a limited time. It’s just our way of thanking our loyal readers.
Even better, we’ve pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! Enter to win a Kindle and Amazon Gift Cards just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media.
Here’s the link to the March FREE Reads & Giveaway:

March Madness for Book Lovers!

 

What’s that old saying? March comes in like a lion? Well, 21 authors of several different romance subgenres have decided to come in strong to bring you a March Madness of the bookish variety!

Each author featured is sharing a FREE or 99¢ book (and some have more than one on their Amazon page…so be sure to grab them all!) Bonus: Some of the books/authors listed are also available through KindleUnlimited to read for free!
*(If you want to try KindleUnlimited FREE for 30 Days, click HERE.)

So, enjoy this 1st day of March with lots of free and bargain titles! And, who knows, you may even find a new author to love! We have books ranging from contemporary romance, YA and NA, romantic comedy, Male/Male romance, cowboy romance, steamy romance, erotic romance, paranormal romance, MMF action/romance….definitely a little something for every romance reader!

Please note: many of these titles are ONLY free or 99¢ on March 1, so don’t wait! Grab them now!

Click on each image to visit the book/author Amazon page. Be sure to check out all of them. You never know what secret gems may be awaiting your one-click finger! (My suggestion is to check out all of the author’s books on their page. Many of them have more than one great deal/fabulous story!)

And, we’d LOVE if you shared with your romance reader friends!

Feel free to leave us a comment below as well!

Welcome to March, and HAPPY READING!

                                      

If for some reason you are unable to see the images to click on them, the following is a list of the links to all of the books above.

Beau and the Beast by Kay Simone
The Ties that Bind by Rebecca Norinne
The Alphabet Wedding by Andie M. Long
Cloaked by T.F. Walsh
Love Keeps Giving by Casey Cameron
Colorado Wild by Sara York
Whistlin’ Dixie by Maggie Adams
Playing by the Rules by Emily Robertson
He Loves Me Not by Shyla Colt
Drake Malone by Kendel Duncan
The Bright in Dark by Missy Welsh
Seventeen Wishes by Erica Alexander
Breaking a Legend by Sarah Robinson
Mission Happy by Rylie Roberts
Always by Kindle Alexander
Mowed by Grace Risata
Shadows of Jane by Amy Hale
Incoming by A.E. Wasp
Saving Alex by Chris McHart
Brody & Nick by A.D. Ellis
Grit by J.M. Walker