Thursday, September 26, 2013

Are Lederhosen Hot? And Other Updates



1. My daughter has been pouring over the Halloween costume catalogues. (At the moment, she is partial to Little Red Riding Hood.)

While looking at these fun costume selections, I ran across this one...



...and all I could think was--My husband would rather have scalding oil poured over his head than wear this get-up. Also, who exactly would wear this get-up? And finally, does anyone really look hot in lederhosen?

(See above photo...that's as good as it's gonna get).

Additional emasculating costumes include a caveman tunic...



...and a giant sock monkey.



Here's the link to Wishcraft for your enjoyment!


2.

This is the most hilarious review of LUMBERJACK IN LOVE ever! Here's a quote...

"Ami is used to soft city men but seeing a hairy man's man awakens something primal inside of her (I assume, I might be editorializing)."

Heeeeeeeeee! You must read it. It's fabulous.


3. Here are some linkies:

Awesome chat with Penny Reid where we discuss self-publishing, my beard-inspired writing, and the upcoming symposium.

Katiebabs has a great interview with Marie Force discussing her inspirational path to success in the publishing world. Check it out!

We have added a special session on Friday night (Nov 1) for the INDEPENDENT AUTHOR SYMPOSIUM...it's called "Branding for Authors" and it will define this concept, and discuss how creating a strong author brand can contribute to your success as a self-published writer. Register now! 

If you are a local New Englander and would like to meet me in person, I'll be participating in the Local Independent Author Evening at Wellesley Books on Thursday Oct 3, 6-8 pm. Please stop by!

The giveaway for Ellis Drake's short story THE SEA QUEEN'S DAUGHTER, as well as a gorgeous set of Venetian glass earrings, is still going on until Oct. 1. Enter to win!

4. Finally...this.



Doggie Doo.

Big thanks to Scarlett Parrish for letting me know about this most excellent game (according to the Amazon link, the most popular game in Germany). This weenie dog poops, and evidently you win by scooping the most poops.

And if you don't believe me, watch this...



Have a nice day!
Penny

12 comments:

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Lederhosen: No. Sock Monkey: No.

Doggie doo toy? Maybe.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ha! I don't know. The right man might make it hot. My hubs has awesome legs and might be able to rock it. Now convincing him would be an whole other story.

LOVE the interview.

Geek Amicus said...

Well Sacha Baron Cohen aside, this guy isn't too bad: http://bit.ly/19JUkvP. Or this one: http://bit.ly/19JUS4L.

And there is always this guy (but don't look if you're fur adverse: http://bit.ly/19JUtPO.

Apparently traditional dress has become quite the thing for hipster Austrians.

Tasha Brandstatter said...

I like lederhosen. :)

Tom Stronach said...

When Ishbel and I lived in Germany, remind me to tell you of the time she was in Berlin I was in West Germany and I forgot we were getting engaged and a party was arranged ......

we used to see all these shows with guys in Lederhosen, but we never actually saw a German chap in the street wearing it........

Jennifer our youngest is trying to blackmail me, 'if you loved me Daddy' when I buy you a onsie for xmas you'll wear it and we can have a photo taken

Yeah, right to that ;-)

Penelope said...

HMCW...those costumes! How drunk do you need to get your husband before he will consider wearing those? OMG!

Penelope said...

Hey Juju. Nice legs would certainly help. ;^)

Penelope said...

GEEK! Haaaaaaaa! I love the last pic!

Penelope said...

Tasha, of course you do. Maybe you could write a new story called the Hipster In The Lederhosen.

Penelope said...

Tom, it's good to know folks aren't just walking around the streets in Germany wearing those things. :^)

Julia Barrett said...

Too funny! No lederhosen for me! Give me a kilt any day!