Joke and Recommended Authors

Women think this joke is funny. I laughed my butt off. Men may not think this is funny. I would nevcer do this to my current husband but I know a few guys who would deserve it:

The Silent Treatment

A man and his wife were having some problems at home, and were giving each
other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man remembered that the next day
he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business
flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence, he wrote on a piece of paper,
“Please wake me at 5:00 AM.” He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he
had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife
hadn’t awakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.

The paper said, “It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.”

Also, have been reading escapist chick-lit, which I will probably soon tire of, but am currently crazy about (again).

Good beach-read authors:

Jennifer Weiner, Little Earthquakes, and Good In Bed. I like everything of hers I have read, and have finished one of her books in a day, which means “easy interesting read” for women.

Alisa Valdes-Rodrigues, Playing With Boys, which is an escapist LA-based novel (Hollywood?) which irritated me to death in the first chapter, but I slogged through, and have found it to be really funny. Maybe that’s why it was $1 at Half-Price Books, slogging being necessary. And if you read the book, Daniel is so much like Paul I almost drowned myself in the tub reading about him.

These titles all sound like porno movies, or dating manuals, but in reality, that’s what makes women buy the damn things. We read the title, and go, “Oooh, something sexy”, and proceed to read about women whose hearts were broken, and who are too fat/small-chested/married/pasty/rich/poor/skinny, etc. to be happy. Very little sex. Then they find happiness and lah-lah-lah happy ending. I love chick-lit.