Red: So what’s new on the review front? Do the people still love me?
Kathy: (hesitating before answering) Well, yeah – we’ve had a couple really enthusiastic ones…
Red: And? What are you trying not to tell me?
Kathy: Well, remember when a friend of mine said that you were having way too much sex and it was too erotic?
Red: Yeah! But I thought we got over that one…
Kathy: We did. But last week we got a review that said all that sex you were having was “odd” and not erotic at all.
Red: Well! Let me tell you, she (was it a she?) (I nodded yes) wasn’t there! It was hot. I can vouch for that. And again, Joe and I were not going crazy or anything. Geez. Is that all?
Kathy: Well, no…
Red: What else?
Kathy: This week a guy said you were too strong and not complicated enough. He didn’t seem to understand that you were in a chick lit novel.
Red: Too strong? What’s that about? Men!
Kathy: Well, what are you going do?
Red: (starts laughing) (keeps laughing - she’s almost hysterical now) OMG – I think I’m about to fall down! (She does – she falls over on the Veranda and is literally rolling on her a$$ laughing)
Kathy: I’ve never actually seen anyone do that – ROFLMAO (I started laughing, too)
We came up for breath after a couple of minutes and sat there trying to contain ourselves. I turned to Red and asked –
Kathy: Do we know why we were laughing?
Red: (still chuckling a little) I do…it’s because…you can’t win for losing.
And she was off on another giggle fest. I joined her. Then we made ourselves a couple of Bloody Marys and chatted for the rest of the evening, occasionally stopping to giggle, yet again.