27 September 2010

Mark your Calendars...

Mr. Monster Hunter himself will be in Scottsdale signing books.

2pm October 24th at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

10 September 2010

You say it like it's a bad thing

How "progressive" am I? 75/400 "Very conservative".

I'm OK with that...

04 September 2010

Gotta Love Arizona

The SCQueen's ToDo list for today included visiting a local pool supply company about 20 miles up the road to pick up a part for the pool. However a neighbor stopped by pointing out the significant police presence in the neighborhood. They were looking for a couple guys wandering about breaking into homes.

She decided to stay close to the SandCastle on guard duty and instead called the pool company asking "can I pay for the part over the phone and have my sister (who works nearby) pick it up?". the pool company lady declines "we really don't do that". Ok, could sound like a con but we aren't talking about big bucks (OTOH, it is a pool part so it's priced about 10x what it should be).

But the SCQueen presses the question explaining why she doesn't make the trip herself (bad guys may be in the neighborhood, husband is away and she's guarding the Castle.)

"Do you have a gun?" the pool company lady asks. SCQueen explains the bigger question is "which gun". Pool Lady approves and OK's the transaction.

I bet if she had answered the question along the lines of "No, I don't like guns", Pool Company Lady might have served up a lecture that can be summed up as "When seconds count, the police are minutes away."

Gotta love Arizona!