piranha: red origami crane (Default)
[personal profile] piranha
because i broke my streak of not causing an accident in 33 years by cracking somebody's plastic bumper while backing out of a parking space yesterday. i am especially peeved at myself because i had a bad feeling about it, and didn't follow my instinct, which said "drive back into your space, take it out of gear, and let those two others go first". they were in spaces at 90° to me, and i wasn't sure the second one had even seen me, so i backed up only a bit to avoid him, pulled forward, backed up again to get fully out of my space and *crack*, the first of the two others had meanwhile backed up as well. i didn't see him in my mirrors, *sigh*, and i didn't turn all the way around to check through my rear window. so i guess it was my fault, since he was stationary at the time (watching me back up, *arrgh*; pulling forward didn't occur to him until too late).

the truck: no damage at all. not even a paint scrape on the bumper. his minivan: probably $2000 worth of crumpled plastic. jesus, they make those bumpers as income insurance for collision specialists, yes?

but enough of my incompetence, that's too depressing. would you buy a book from this writer? i wouldn't. names redacted to protect the guilty.

J grew up in Chicago living in the same house all her life until she went left for college. Her mom taught J how to read at an early age and was able to read books at a 3rd grade level before attending Kindergarten. She always read above her reading level and read some of her favorite novels in 6th grade for the first time. Though she has a great life, she loves to get lost in fantasy that only books could bring. She kept writing, short stories, romance, mystical, and of course adding in hot cowboys any chance she could. Her wide interest in reading was reflected in her writings. Currently J lives with her dog, M, named after a vampire from Ann Rice's Interview with the Vampire series. She dreams of one day living out in Montana, enough land to have a few horses, and find a couple of cowboys of her own. A lover of men, J's all about them in any form in her books. Vampire, werewolf, military, doesn't matter at all as long as they are hot, hard, and sex fiends!

i know reading and writing abilities don't go hand-in-hand, but the bragging makes me feel all the errors more keenly.

on 2010-08-19 11:30 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] redbird
Never mind the content of "hey, wow, I was reading above grade level when I was five!" that's the sort of thing that would badly need copyediting if it was about one of her characters instead of about the writer.

Also, can you say "objectification." She's not a lover of men. She might be a lover of a certain style of male body, but that's very different.

on 2010-08-19 14:17 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] lcohen
you didn't catch one instance of the author's name, if you care.

and, no, not if i could help it.

sorry about the bumper!

on 2010-08-19 17:07 (UTC)
rising: a woodcut-style image of a knife held in a hand. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] rising
Those plastic bumper things will be the death of me. I got in an accident in July where I had to hastily back out of the street I was making a turn out of because someone swerved and the old 91 pickup truck does not have the capability for acceleration that the car has that would have let me make the turn. Lo and behold there was someone driving a expensive SUV behind me and I backed right into their license plate and bumper and crumpled plastic.

on 2010-08-19 17:17 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] hobbitbabe
The accident and loss of good streak sound annoying, and that blurb-excerpt truly painful.

on 2010-08-20 01:29 (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] flarenut
They make everything in passenger cars as income guarantees for insurance companies. Last year our shiny newish car got bashed by someone backing up in an F-150 (it's too low to see over the bed at close range, she wasn't checking side mirrors, and had the windows closed and radio on, so she didn't notice the five people waving and shouting "STOP!!" while getting out of the way). Just a little crumple. $2200.

Oh, and gahhhhh. Our five-year-old, who also reads at a 3d-grade level, knows way better than to boast about himself like that.

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