Friday, 8 February 2008

Friday stuff...

How to be a compete pain in the arse and get what you want - by Amarinda Jones ©

1. To get what you want and need you must not care what people think if you
2. Never hurt anyone in the pursuit of getting what you want unless they are complete and utter toe-rags and driving them nuts with a good mind game or two correct the cosmic balance of dickheads versus normal people
3. Don’t accept ‘no’ as the first answer. Everything is up for negotiation
4. Learn how to say no – this is different to number 3 because you saying no is okay as you know what you want and you’re not bloody negotiating
5. Learn to arch you eyebrows and develop a cool, penetrating stare
6. Subtle flirting is an excellent tool. Do it in the way where he’s not really sure what's going on but he can’t say no just in case he is missing out on something good.

7. Persistence – make them want to give you whatever it is you want when they are at the point of knowing that the only way to get away from you is to gnaw their leg off
8. Never raise your voice and maintain eye contact. They need you and you’re letting them know it
9. Confidence - it makes little girls in Tasmania grow up and marry into royalty
10. Just because they say you can’t do it doesn’t mean you have to believe them.

I have a basic inability to settle for crap. It’s a genetic thing. My family always wants more. I have the visible stab marks in hand where my older brother stabbed my hand to prevent me from getting something he wanted. But he’s going bald and I’m not, so I win. Anyway what do you think the purpose of life is? Is it to be happy? To be loved? To get the best parking spot?
Let me know. To me, I believe it’s to drive people crazy. I excel at this. I have the ability to get what I want by slowly driving someone to the point of madness, when they give in and give

me what I want because it's easier. Am I proud of it? Hell yes. I can’t sing or tap dancer or do brilliant mathematical equations so I take my talents as they come.

Quote of the day...

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

I just finished reading Lady’s Wager by Georgie Lee – I loved this book. It has spirit, passion, misunderstandings and believable sweet romance in the best traditions of Pride and Prejudice. I thoroughly recommend it. Well done Georgie Lee.

Out now through Cerridwen Press

Anny and Kelly…what are they up to? Anny has been chatting up plumbers. I am sure she will tell you all about in the next day or so on Kelly has started a new Friday serial on – check it out and remember to take a squiz at her contest to win the sparklie thing.

Do I have the Eternty but someone does...


What could you spend an eternity doing? What is your passion? Your hunger? Your deepest desire? Each day beginning February 5 and running through February 14 one of the ten authors will complete the line, "My darling I could spend eternity…" on either their blog or website. Collect all ten answers and e-mail them to with Eternally Yours in the subject line to win some hot, romantic books.

There will be three lucky Valentine winners.
The prizes –
1st prize--5 books
2nd prize--3 books
3rd prize--2 books

The books
Sandra Cox Silverhills
Mona Risk To Love a Hero
Brynn Paulin Tribute For the Goddess
Bronwyn Green Mystic Circle
Cindy Spencer Pape Stone and Earth
N.J. Walters Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke
Elyssa Edwards Mating Stone
Amarinda Jones Shades of Gray
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Anny Cook Honeysuckle

Entries must be in by February 16 at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.
Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?


Anonymous said...

LOL! Oh I needed that laugh Amarinda :D

Kelly Kirch said...

You are the new modern age thinker. We will be quoting Amarinda-isms well after you are gone.

barbara huffert said...

Excellent AJ as always.

Anny Cook said...

I have that Calvin Coolidge quote on my desk. And its true as you know. Good blog. Happy writing!

Brynn Paulin said...

Clarification on number 8.... are we supposed to maintain eye contact or not?

Mona Risk said...

Dear, sweet Amarinda, is a real pain in the butt by her own admission. And here I thought she's one of the nicest friends and she writes very hot and very funny books. And I'm never wrong. Look me in the eye. Yes, maintain eye contact and don't you dare to contradict me.

BTW we have that quote framed in the office for some twenty years. Absolutely true.

Georgie Lee said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for the great recommendation!

JacquƩline_Roth said...

Great advice!

Ashley Ladd said...

Hilarious. You sound just like a Scorpio.

My purpose in life is to help others. However, yours' is funnier. And there are certain people where I borrow your purpose and lose mine.