Friday, September 24
I know you all were expecting author M.A. Ellis to be here today, and so was I, but unfortunately due to a scheduling snafu with her publicist we had to cancel. Hopefully I'll have a reschedule date for us soon.
So today what you get is me :) It's been awhile I know. I was going through my blog posts recently and realized that they have really only been comprised of Monday's Muses, guest authors, reviews and winners. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but being a Friday and all I thought it should be just a relaxing day.
I spent quite a bit of my free time on Google reader yesterday trying to get my unread posts below the 1000+ mark. Yes that's right it lost track after I had surpassed over 1000 unread posts. It all started back in August with all of the guests I had...something had to give and that was one of them. I'm happy to report that I am now at only 861 unread posts :) Woo hoo! That's almost cause for celebration.
As I was going through there were quite a few websites that I hadn't had recent updates for and found that the feed link was broken or some such...have you had this happen to you? So I fixed those, and deleted some that I find all I do when I get behind is mark them as read...why keep them if I don't read them. I really should have been doing other things but it was bothering me that I could be missing out on something really good by putting it off any longer. I procrastinate that way. It's a bad habit, one that I've tried to stop doing many many times in my life but in all honesty I think this is one thing that will probably never change.
Anyways....if you stuck with me through all of that you deserve a reward :) I have something for you that made me laugh when I first saw it on another website (doing Muse research of course). It was for a business called Butlers in the Buff. Have you heard of it? It's a company based in the UK that offers hunky men scantily dressed in aprons and bow ties to serve cocktails (no pun intended) and food at your next special event. Don't believe me....
This picture was taken at a Hen's night party, which I gather is much like a bachelorette party here in the US. And in case you didn't notice those aren't long aprons their wearing either...
All of these women seem to be enjoying themselves don't you think...and I think the one on the far right is getting quite an eyeful if the expression on her face is any indication :) In fact it has become so popular in the UK that the company is offering global franchises. Me, I'm liking this idea A LOT!
I found this video that tells more about it, and thought it was fun for a Friday, you know just a good bit of fun to start the weekend out right...
( I thought the video was going to work but it's late and I'm tired so I left it in even though you have to view it on Youtube)
What about you? Would you hire Butlers in the Buff? Personally I think it's great! I think they would be a great addition to the next Romance Conference like RomCon or something don't you? And for anyone outside of the US who has had the opportunity to experience Butlers in the Buff or know someone who has I'd love to hear your tales...spill the goods, we're all friends here at SM.
p.s. I just saw that the Butlers have landed! They are in fact in the US in the Orlando area. If you live there I would love to know if you've seen/used them. They look pretty delicious! You can find more about them here, but I have to say that the UK site is more fun.
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