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May 19, 2009

Holidays and Ever Wondered?

I’m so excited – no, I haven’t sold another book. In fact I’ve been receiving a lot of rejections, but I’m not talking about those today. No, I’m not. Hubby came home last night and said, “How would you like to go on holiday in September?”

“September?” I said. “I thought we weren’t going on holiday again until next September.”

He grinned at me and said, “How would you feel about Phuket in Thailand?”

My answer was yes. (of course!) and so long story short, we’ll be jetting off to Singapore and Thailand in September for 11 nights. I’m really excited since we haven’t been to Phuket. We’ve visited Bangkok and also Singapore, but Phuket is new territory.

A few days ago Sandra Cox posted the following called Ever Wonder? It made both hubby and I chuckle, so I thought I’d repost for your enjoyment.


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?
Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes? –
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

I wondered recently what Samoan men wear under their lava-lavas. In fact, I’m still wondering because I didn’t like to ask…

What have you wondered recently?


  1. Jennifer Shirk

    Ha! LOVED that “ever wonder”!

    You lucky woman! Your getaway in September sounds great!

  2. Roberta Harwell

    I needed a laugh this morning. These ever wonders were just too funny. Sounds like a great trip. Please remember to take lots of pictures for us home body people. LOL Have a great day.

  3. Amy W.

    My biggest wonder is how such a small person can make such a big mess.

  4. Kaye Manro

    Lucky you! You get to go to such grand places! And I like your ever wondered list. Though I did hear of a Wiccan who won a large lottery. He said he saw it happening… who’s to know? lol

    And I’d like to add more historical authors to the list from yesterday that I forgot: Michelle Styles and Michelle Willingham. They are fairly new Historical authors at HQN. Also, lest we forget bestseller Margaret Moore who has been writing historicals for over 20 years, mostly for HQN.

  5. Julia Smith

    ‘Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?’ – LOL!! My favorite.

    Ooo, I can’t wait till you go – more vicarious travel for me.

  6. Yvonne Lindsay

    Shelley, you lucky thing! Phuket sounds gorgeous. Just don’t nab any bar mats from the Aussie Hotel while you’re there, okay?

  7. Debra Kayn

    Lucky you! Remember to take pictures, because I doubt if I’ll ever get there and want to see the land, the people, the culture!

    Funny wonders…they made me laugh. :-)

  8. Shelley Munro

    Jennifer and Roberta – I liked the Ever Wonders. They definitely made me laugh.

    Amy W – I’m convinced small people make mess in a payback type scenario or at least that’s what our mothers tend to say!

    Kaye – thanks for the recommendations. I’m getting a nice little list to read.

  9. Shelley Munro

    Julia – any time. I’m happy to visit new destinations for you. :mrgreen:

    Yvonne – that poor woman is still in custody for stealing that bar mat. I’ll be staying far away from bar mats, that’s for sure!

  10. Shelley Munro

    Debra – I’ll definitely have my camera in hand. I don’t go anywhere without my camera these days.

  11. N.J. Walters

    LOL Great list. And yay on your upcoming holiday. I know you’ll have a blast.

  12. Jenyfer Matthews

    Shelley – if you love lazing on a beach, you will love Phuket! My husband and I went (way back) in 2002 and it was beautiful. Wonderful food too!

    I have often wondered where they get seeds to grow seedless watermelons!

  13. Shelley Munro

    Sounds good to me, Jenyfer. There’s quite a bit to do as well, according to the guide book, so I doubt we’ll be bored. Hubby wants to go fishing and snorkeling. I want to go elephant riding and we both would like to visit the gibbon sanctuary.

    I’m glad to hear about the food. I’m looking forward to that.

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