Politics anyone?
Monday, November 13th, 2006 Nov 13th, 2006 leave a response

I don’t really understand the politics of my new home country yet. I like to watch the news shows and see how riled up everyone gets though. It’s much easier to appreciate bits of policy from both sides when you don’t have a vote and don’t have to make a choice.

On the night before the mid-term elections, Mr Kate me and the dog were sitting in bed watching Msnbc when Howard Dean came on. He seemed remarkably chipper and I remarked to Mr. Kate that it was obviously okay for him because even if politics didn’t work out for him he still had his sausage business.

There was silence for several minutes while Mr K stared at me. “His sausage business?”
Me nodding vigorously even as a faint shadow of doubt enters my mind.
Mr K: “Howard Dean doesn’t own a sausage business. That’s Jimmy Dean.”
Me: “Are you sure?”
Mr K: “Absolutely sure. (idiot)” that last bit was muttered so that I almost didn’t catch it.
Me; “Well they sound the same and I don’t eat sausages so how was I to know?”

Kate resolves to do a quick google on the Dean’s just to make sure. maybe they are long lost twins or bro’s.
And guess what? Mr Kate was right-again. They are two different people!

Other news!
Sex and Shopping came out in the UK this week! So if anyone who reads this bought it, be sure to post a review on amazon!

The edits are in for “Antonia’s Bargain” so I should have a cover and a release date for you all soon.

Someone actually bought my short story The Talisman at the Wild Rose Press and liked it enough to post a review-aw shucks-and before you ask-no, it wasn’t someone I knew.

This website finaled in the Sacramento Valley Rose Web Site contest in the homegrown category so major kudos to Mr K and son number 1 for working so hard to make it nice.

And just in case you are wondering, Hunter has settled in really well. We all love him-apart from the snoring of course!

9 comments to “Politics anyone?”

  1. Mel Francis
      · November 14th, 2006 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Mr. Kate rolled his eyes too, didn’t he? Mr. Mel does that all the time when he’s informing me how utterly wrong I am. (which is, of course, all the time.)

    Such great news on the writing front, though! You’re awesome!

  2. Anonymous
      · November 14th, 2006 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Mr. Robin doesn’t roll his eyes. He knows better…

  3. MarlyMathews
      · November 15th, 2006 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Congrats on the review, Kate! πŸ™‚


  4. Kristen
      · November 16th, 2006 at 4:46 am · Link

    Great news, Kate.

    Glad to hear Hunter is settling in.

  5. Ellen
      · November 16th, 2006 at 3:46 pm · Link

    Congrats on everything, Kate. You’re on a roll! πŸ™‚

    P.S. I make “Dean” like mistakes quite often and then dh tells the classes he teaches all about them. About 80 college students per semester think I’m a moron. πŸ™‚

  6. MariaGeraci
      · November 21st, 2006 at 9:45 am · Link

    You are just too funny:)

  7. Dana
      · November 23rd, 2006 at 4:08 pm · Link

    I just stopped by to say congratulations on your wonderful news with Kensington. You’re going to need a bigger computer screen to fit in all your covers! Also, I send you happiest Thanksgiving wishes. Thanksgiving is that Yankee holiday where we celebrate freedom from those imperialist Brits, in case you wondered. Enjoy your well earned success and know that I am very thankful for your friendship and mentoring! Dana

  8. Kate Pearce
      · November 25th, 2006 at 7:25 pm · Link

    thanks everyone-all comments much appreciated!
    and Dana-I though Independence day was the anti imperialist Brit day? I thought Thanksgiving was the one when you got together with the native Americans? Anyway-I still appreciate the comments and I love being your cp.

  9. Shelli Stevens
      · November 26th, 2006 at 7:12 am · Link

    Oh that’s too funny about your hubby and the sausage mix up. πŸ™‚

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