Sorry, for the weird Retort E-mail that went out the other day featuring a post from last April on
I don’t know why that happened.
Some glitch in the automatic mailing system, I suppose.
But it never happened before, so who knows.
Maybe I screwed something up.
Hope it didn’t annoy you too much.
I’m also sorry for the cheesy “Little Red Christmas Ball” ad that went out the other day too.
I hate to take advantage of my subscribers like that...make them think they’re getting a brand new Retort to peruse and then hit them up with a commercial for my book.
Even if I was giving it away for free.
But, hey...I’ve only got a pretty small window to promote this thing....this thing that will bring you holiday warmth, sentimentality and enjoyment for years and years to come....
So whatdya expect?
What I expect is you were annoyed and probably twice as annoyed by all the even more annoying Facebook posts about it.
Especially now that it’s not free any more.
Like it’s my fault, you were too busy making Turkey sandwiches to take a minute and get a freebie download.
Probably just ambivalent about the whole thing.
Didn’t even notice, the e-mail, the ads...whatever.
I guess that’s just me being negative again.
Negativity and I are on pretty good terms.
You might not believe it...but it’s true.
I mean as true as anything can be true.
In fact when I sat down to write this burst of inspiration on “Negativity” it occurred to me I might have been previously so inspired and done something similar in the past.
So I searched my Archive of Retorts, just to make sure...and lo and behold...even high and bedropped...there were quite a number of posts based on my proclivity for negativity.
And if you don’t believe me just Google Negativity and Freelance Retort and you’ll find a page worth of my negative references.
A bit embarrassing.
I mean, just a page?
I would have thought there’d be several pages full of my nay sayings, by now.
But I’d be wrong...again.
Not that I choose to focus on the negative rather than the positive.
I don’t...it’s just that my contacts are out of whack...especially this time of year.
Makes it hard to focus on anything, let alone the positive.
Plus I fall into a lot of holes.
Maybe I can find someone who has an extra pair of rose colored glasses to share.
Or at least some of their rose colored prescription pills that make them so damn happy and positive all the time.
But they’re probably too busy watching all the new Gilmore girls for the 400th time to share anything.
And don’t tell me how it ends...I still have one more season to watch.
But someone probably will.
Okay, I guess that’s just more of me being negative.
Something I intend to turn around now that the positive, festive season of joy and goodwill towards men...and possibly some of the women...is upon us.
You’re probably right.
Page 2 coming up....
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