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Did You Say You’d Never Do That? Oops.

photo of bunny slippers car

My slippers are not this big and they don’t have ears, but they are slippers. When I was growing up, going further in your slippers than the curb for the paper was a sign of seriously slipping standards.
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So, TWICE recently I drove to McD’s for my bacon-cheese-biscuit breakfast wearing my slippers. Twice in like, two days. (If you’re also worried about my health, don’t be. Tests came back great. Hubs is SO bitter, but that’s a different blog post. Maybe.)

As I waited for the light, I found myself wondering what other things I’ve done that I vowed I’d never, ever do.

Before I answer my own question, let me state, for the record, that the slippers in question did not have ears or eyes and were not remotely bunny-like. But they were slippers. The fact that my feet were cold and I didn’t want to bare them for socks didn’t remove the sense I’d been unusually lazy, even by my standards (which mostly involves waiting until I absolutely have to do it, then finding the easiest way to do it).

I probably had a long list of (judgmental) things I vowed I wouldn’t do when I was young and didn’t understand what it would be like to the age I am right now. I’m not sure I remember all of them, though, because I got older.

So here’s my short list of things I can remember vowing never to do, but have done:

  • let myself go, and the corollary: let my hair go gray
  • go out without makeup or brushing my hair (kind of like letting myself go, I suppose)
  • give up on high heels
  • wear pants that are more comfortable than sassy
  • say, “when I was a kid” or “back in my day”
  • get old (Yeah, I think I thought I could control this one…)

If hadn’t done that last, I’d probably remember more, but yeah…

photo of crapper car

I can promise you that I will never, ever do this. Ever. Except in my nightmares, which I can’t help. Oh, sorry. TMI, right? Okay, moving on…
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To see more of the hubby’s pics from Annual Houston Car Parade, just click here. Or you can tell me what you vowed you would never do and a) still mean to never do because you aren’t old enough to do it yet, or b) did it. (grin) All comments are entered into my monthly drawing for $10 AnaBanana gift card. Winner is announced in the first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Perilously yours,


Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure

New Orleans. A girl. A guy. Bullets and bad guys. A normal day in the Big UNeasy. Well, what passes for normal…

Nell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans, meeting with a publisher for her children’s book, sketching tourists in the French Quarter, and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind. When a handsome detective asks her for a date, her fresh start seems perfect…until a dangerous family secret bubbles up from the past and puts her life in jeopardy.

The oldest of thirteen children, detective Alex Baker has two goals in life: solve murders and avoid anyone under the age of ten. That is, until the day the quirky children’s book author foils a carjacking, becomes a target for the mob, and makes his libido sit up and reconsider the whole no-kids thing. If he doesn’t protect her, she’ll be the next body to turn up in his homicide investigation.

As bullets start to fly, Nell can’t resist her sexy bodyguard or ignore her past, and Alex must protect the irresistible kid-magnet who has them both in the crosshairs.

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