Sunday, December 9, 2012

Josie Riviera--Dave Barry Christmas tree adventure

Hi Everyone, Well, it's the 8th of the 9th (OK it's really the 9th), and I want to share a Dave Barry excerpt. Ready for a chuckle? "We should be grateful that the early Germans, who thought up the Christmas tree tradition, didn't decide to drag home some large foreign organism that is even LESS appropriate for interior use than a tree. Imagine what Christmas would be like today if they had used, for example, a moose. We'd have millions of families driving home with a dead Christmas moose strapped to the roof of their car; and then Dad would spend hours trying to get the moose to fit into a cheesey $4.99 drugstore moose stand; and then thhe whole family would decorate it, and then, as everybody gathered around in admiration, it would topple majestically to the ground. So it would be essentially the same as what we do now, except that Dad would not get sap in his hair." LOL! Please share your own Christmas tree adventures, which hopefully will not include a dead moose! While you're enjoying the holidays, I'm thrilled to announce my debut Inspirational Regency romance is available on Kindle. SEEKING PATIENCE. Check out the emotional and heart-wrenching romance between a Rom (Gypsy) and a dowager countess. SEEKING PATIENCE

12 comments:

Mary said...

Love Dave Barry! He always makes me giggle.

Judy said...

Dave Berry is funny with his ridiculousness (is that a word?)Anyway, thanks for the laugh!!

Mary Ricksen said...

I'll skip the moose the smell wouldn't be Christmastime! More like, let's go out, huh!

Beth Trissel said...

I love Barry's holiday moose idea. And I'm thrilled for you in your debut novel.

Mary Marvella said...

What they all said! No moose for me. You're cookin' with gas on the books! Go, Joanne!

Josie said...

Hi Mary,
Yes, his writing is short and to the point, while being hilarious.

Josie said...

Judy,
You are very welcome. Laughs are good!

Josie said...

Mary R.,
He paints a very funny scene with the moose rather than the Christmas tree. Things would certainly be very different.

Josie said...

Beth,
Thanks so much for all your support. I'm thrilled for you, also!

Josie said...

MM,
Many thanks. You're doing great, also. Hurray!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Congrats on your release, Josie! Love your cover and double entendre title. I'm always seeking patience :-)
Re: Dave Barry...I've always wondered about all the bugs brought into the house via a Christmas tree. EEK. It is a strange ritual, all right.

Josie said...

Rolynn,
Very good point about what books are being brought in on the tree. And, thanks for your well-wishes. I love the cover, too. :)