Congratulations to Susan Chaballa, you are the winner of Lori Devoti’s Unbound. I’ll be contacting you for your snail mail address (or you can email me on skully at skullybuzz dot com if you see this first) and mailing out your prize!
This time I’ve got Lord of Desire by Paula Quinn. As you know, I love historicals. So, post a comment, (you must type in your email address) and I’ll enter you in the drawing for Paula’s book. I’ll also add you to my newsletter for updates on all the fun stuff and releases, too. I’ll announce the winner on the March 9th blog! Good luck!
So, high maintenance people. A friend and I were talking about what this actually means. She said it was spending tons of money to have your hair done, your nails, cosmetic surgery, Botox, shopping addictions, etc, etc. I, on the other hand, felt it was more about emotional high maintenance. After all, if it’s hair and nails, why, that applies primarily to women. Hmm, maybe I also wanted to deny it because I have my hair and nails done, although I haven’t done any surgery, honest. But really, to me, a high maintenance person is one who always needs emotional sustenance. There’s always a problem, at work, at home, boyfriend, girlfriend, kid problems. One spends a lot of time on the phone listening to the same issues, different day. These people tend to see everything negatively instead of positively. The glass is half empty instead of half full. Something good does happen, and they’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. You want to help them, but there’s nothing you can say that will make them feel better. You have to be very careful about what you say, too, because they take offense easily. Especially on email. And when you hang up the phone or shut down your email, you’re emotionally exhausted. This, to me, is high maintenance. It knows no gender barrier. I do love writing about high maintenance people, because they make a story very interesting. But in real life, they’re exhausting.
So let’s talk about your definition of high maintenance. What do you think it means?