May 11, 2017

A confession

So it is wrong that I changed Alpha Man’s name in my phone to Roarke, and now when he calls my phone announces “A call from Roarke…”

Or that sometimes I change Roarke to Ranger?

Or that I get a secret little thrill when Ranger actually calls me? :oops:

Tell me something silly that you do. Or that you’ve seen. I’m drawing names from commenters today. A few random winners will get a copy of my upcoming LOST AND FOUND SISTERS!

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  1. lol. I just wish I had someone I could label “Roarke”. You have a great sense of imagination!

  2. I changed my best friend’s photo in my phone to Captain America so every time she calls Chris Evans pops up. My daughter even once said “Mom, Captain America is calling you.”

  3. I am superstitious. When I watch the Dodgers, if they are doing well I keep whatever paper, pens or whatever in the same postion they are in, same goes for sitting position. Crazy I know.

    • It’s only weird if it doesn’t work! B-) And all too often it works. Let’s go Os

  4. Had not thought of this, but I love it!! Rourke? Ranger? good choices!

  5. I must really be a boring old fuddy duddy, I just devour romance novels!!

  6. My husband is really smart. A computer geek type of guy and he loves Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I sometimes kid with him about having a brain the size of a planet, yet he lowers himself to do mundane things like fix my washing machine. BTW I know you hate spiders, but I really hate termites. It’s the season for swarming right now and my house is under attack. They love to swarm during dinner which is really gross. We found evidence they could be coming from one of the bathroom walls so now that room is dead to me. I keep the door closed all the time and I no longer weigh myself as the scale is in there. Oh well.

  7. That’s so cool. I read both of those authors so I know exactly who you’re talking about. One of my fantasies as well.

  8. Love this idea. Could be so fun to rename my sons and brothers. I do have a special ringtone for some people. Dear hubby (an LSU grad) has the opening bars of the LSU band’s Tiger Rag, my brother (from Louisiana). JAmbalaya, my sister-in-law- Michelle -her name). Our son who loves the Beatles – Imagine. Our oldest son who loves Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle. Have a great day

  9. I call my husband Howard (after Howard Hughes-OCD Expert) when he comes home from work and thinks everything should be sparkling clean as I’ve had nothing but that to do all day. I refer to him as Einstein when he states the obvious to me. Perhaps I should work a little harder on my sarcasm and give him sexier names? But I do have Pentatonix singing “Hallelujah” when he calls, to remind me that I’m lucky to have him in my life. I get points for that right?

    • Yes you definitely get points for that! lol :good:

  10. I have Slash, Guns and Roses lead guitarist as the screen saver on my phone and have for years. Not my kids, not my pets, Slash. I have a tiny bit of a crush.

  11. My husband has a crush on the local weather girl in Chicago. She is a cute little thing and is all of 30 years old. I tell him he only watches her for her boobs. Everytime I see her on the news I tell him “hey honey PB is on” which means perky boobs. He just laughs but makes a beeline for the tv.

  12. Had not thought of this. I will have to think about this one.

  13. I love that. My only advice to you is NOT to start answering when the name EVE is shouted out because I don’t think you can react with the necessary speed and competence – i.e.,caliber and laser capability.

  14. Each son and husband on my phone has a song as a ringtone. That way if i dont want to talk I dont answer. Actually, that doesn’t happen too often. I really like knowing who is calling.

  15. If I stop at the grocery store during off peak hours I like to cruise down the frozen foods aisle and make all the lights in the cases come on. My daughter picked up the habit and does it at her grocery store too.

  16. When I get money from bank for week,I would come home and put on my husband’s pillow and tell him thanks for his services. He would tell me he was worth more. .

  17. My confession is that I have lost three of my Dad’s sisters in the last seven years and I still have their names and phone numbers in my phone. In fact when I changed to a different cell carrier I asked if my contact would transfer over. They said they should. They done the transfer, the salegirl handed me my phone I checked, they were all there. We are standing talking and my phone rang. It was my Aunt Catherine. She died five years ago! I turned the phone so my daughter could see it. I answer it and there is no one there. That’s my confession.

  18. I once had my husband saved as “Hunka Burning Love” until he saw it and nearly flipped out! I called my “Hunka” and when his phone started to ring in his hand, he laughed.

    • Love it.

    • Wow, wish I had a guy I could call Ranger! Thankfully I don’t do this all the time but I got off the elevator on the 2nd flr, went to restroom. When I came out instead of going to the room I needed I got back on the elevator and pressed 2 repeatedly and wondering out loud why it wouldn’t take me to the 2nd floor! Finally, I realized I was already on the 2nd floor. whew too much on my mind.

  19. I have a friend that names the things she has on her desk. She has a bunny statue that she calls Sir Windsor and she talks to him all the time.

  20. Nice always a surprise call. Lol. Change it to hot man calling! lol
    Your since of fun is what keeps your books such fun! Thanks. Have a wonderful day.

  21. I have a couple of friends that I picture as the hero or heroine of a book I love. So I change their name to the character and even give them a ringtone that I might associate with the book. My real crush right now has the name Archer. From Accidently on Purpose

  22. Husbands phone name is Captain Tightpants and his ring tone is I touch myself by Divinyls …. maybe TMI right there

  23. Agree with Roarke but mine would be Joe, what can I say I’m a Cupcake.

  24. What ever works for you sister! LOL :yahoo:

  25. I think that is so cute, I wish I had some one to do that too.

  26. You are too funny. A get a real kick out of your blog.

  27. My hubby’s ringtone is “My best friend” by Tim McGraw! He’s still IT after 28 years of marriage!♡

  28. LOL. My confession is I don’t have a clue how to do any of that with my phone. My smartphone is a lot smarter than I am!!!

    • I agree with you, Lee-Ellen!

  29. I always name my cars, my latest car is named Alek so when the dealership where I purchased the car calls, it shows up as Alek the car is calling me :)

  30. Wow!I bet you and Alfa man have a fun time with everything you do.All I got is when I go to my kidney Dr.they put you in a room and if you are really still the lights go out.Its pitch black until there’s movement .I make them go on a d off.I have a very boring life

  31. i never thought about chawnging the name of my contacts. my phone doesnt’ tell who is calling. my bluetooth tells me the number that is calling and that is best i have. i think my smart phone is older than that technology. it will show who is calling though. i don’t have anyone that i would change the contact name to at the moment.
    B-) :lol: :cool:

  32. Sooo…When I’m driving to work in the morning and the sun is just right behind me and there is no oncoming traffic…I wave to my shadow self. I giggle every time.

  33. I’m single and not dating but I think you have a great idea with Roarke and Ranger.

  34. I thought I was the only one that played around with phones. When anyone calls me it will say Luke Bryan calling, then it will start singing That’s My Kind Of Night by Luke Bryan the country music singer. I get all kind of looks and comments.

  35. I am really naughty, I use the Adams Family theme song for my Son, the youngest Daughter, and Husband. Before I purchased the ringtone I used the weird science fiction that comes with your
    i phone.

  36. I can’t think of anything too odd but one of my best friends has Siri call her Queen Natalie. Cracks me up every time I hear it.

  37. When my ex calls, his ring tone is the Darth Vader theme!! :whistle:

  38. I put the Darth Vader march theme song on my husband’s phone so that is what he hears when I call him.

  39. That so cute I need to start changing my contact names to something fun!

  40. My screen on my phone is Sam Heughan aka Jamie Fraser and people who dont know who he is…ask who he is…

  41. I have Siri call me “Mrs. John Cusack!”

  42. I would do the same but I would add Gibbs

  43. I have an ex-boyfriend who is labled “Idiot” on my phone and when he calls his ringtone is “An idiot is calling you”. I love your sense of humor.

  44. Well since we’re all confessing … I changed the name of my horse to Ranger. :oops: So … are you ready for this … I get ride Ranger! Wow its hot in here. (fans herself). Sigh.

  45. Jill, there is no way that anything I do, or have done can come close to your ventures. That is the reason that your books are so readable!

  46. This has been have a black truck? Sorry I had to ask I couldn’t help myself !

  47. Can’t think of anything really silly, but whenever hubby says anything I don’t want to answer, I tell him “go to bed!” Many times a day!

  48. My boyfriend has my name as Super Snatch! Lol! It was one of those posts, the first letter of your first name is…. he loved it and it stuck!

  49. I can always tell when my nephew calls his Dad – the Star Wars theme starts to play.

  50. :-) You are too funny! I’ll bet AM loves it, too. I’m sure I do all sorts of crazy things but all I can think of is the hubs and I named our cars, sorta by accident. He bought his first, and it is huge…and brown. I started to call is Moose. Couple of months later, I bought my car…a teeny, tiny hybrid that almost fits inside his. Soooooooooooo, thinking back to our childhood, if his car was Moose, thennnnnnnnnnnnnn mine had to be Squirrel, right??? Yeah, I know, totally wacko. :wacko:

  51. I apologize to inanimate objects when I inadvertently smack into them, knock them over, pull them out of the ground-plants instead of weeds-and that’s just for starters! :-P

  52. I refuse to change my husbands name in my phone only because he put it in there 11 years ago on our first date as “Nates hotline”
    Thinking he was all smooth… but it’s adorable! We sometimes play “The Who is older game ” with waitstaff!!! I am older but he always gets the vote!!

  53. I rarely use my cell so no silliness there for me!!

    What silly thing do I do? Can’t think of any thing at the moment! Maybe telling you I call the cat I am taking care of His Majesty as he is treated like a king by his owners. :grin:

  54. My husband’s co-worker has the ringtone with sirens going off saying “WARNING! WARNING! YOUR WIFE IS CALLING”. When my husband tried to use the same one with me, I downloaded the one of a gunshot for him.

  55. When my son was born I had my own nickname for him…Pooter. I have no idea where or why, it just came out one day. I have my phone set for text messages to voice, so when he text or calls it tells me it’s Pooter. ☺️

  56. It is not wrong. Yum two of my favorite characters. There are a few more that would be nice.

  57. Nope, not wrong at all!
    I have a friend that I put a n my contacts as one of my leading men, that I adore. She has done the same for me! Lol, so when she calls me a picture of my leading man comes up on my screen!

  58. I guess I am not that clever but now that I know….
    My son likes to give fake names at Starbucks, such as batman, so the batista had to say mocha for batman (or whatever name he is using) :yahoo:

  59. Oh yes, Rourke, Ranger, James Alexander Malcolm McKenzie Fraser, on and on

  60. I have this really hot picture of a young dark headed guy with a 5 o’clock shadow as my husband’s face on my phone when he calls. My husband is over 50 with blonde graying hair and no facial hair. LOL. I love it when he calls me!!

  61. I have a coworker that puts his coffee in the microwave to reheat it. He usually forgets it. I have started to put his coffee in the microwave and than reminding him that he left his coffee in the microwave. He says he doesn’t remember putting it in the microwave. Most of the staff in our office is aware of my actions. We have a good laugh.

  62. My friends and I all have goofy nicknames. They’re in my phone as said nicknames. If something happens to me, I really want someone to have to call and say “Is this Felicia Fancybottom?” Or “Is this Cleopatra Jones?”

  63. I tend to give my kitchen and household appliances etc names. I also curse them using those names. When Herbie, the ugliest light stand you have ever seen, started playing up, he was told to shape up or ship out. He came good.

  64. My 16yr old son has Siri call him “Master”. So when I need to call him, I have to address him as “Master Cowan”!!!

  65. My husband is named “Lover” in my phone. When I ask my kids (teenagers) to call their dad from my phone they are mortified to be calling “lover”! :oops:

  66. I love that idea! Maybe rotate it with Aragorn & Legolas as well! :)

  67. If it’s an audible message, I do hope you found one with the right accent for Roarke (sigh). I used to put silly pictures in my phone for different family members and used appropriate songs for their ring tones. My mothers tone want serious, my sisters was Rock n Roll or something lighter… depending on her current attitude.

  68. The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies so I have all my family ringtones play songs from the movie. My sister does a great imitation of the cowardly lion so her ringtone is him crying when Dorothy slaps his nose. My 19 year old nephew’s is “If I only had a Brain”. I won’t tell you who has “Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead”!lol

  69. Not really silly, but I love having Bon Jovi songs as my ring tone.

  70. Okay. Got a programmable B.O.B. Gave first set of, uh, good vibrations, my hubby’s initials. Haven’t told him yet…

  71. I love having ring tones that make me smile.:-)

  72. I spend hours reading romance novels and am totally hooked!

  73. I’m a big Springsteen fan… hubby gets a Springsteen ringtone so he can *think* he’s the boss in the house. :D

  74. My daughter put her name in my phone as “your favorite “. I have two other children. :lol:

  75. What a great idea! If you have an iPhone, you could also make it call you something else (my iPhone, courtesy of my 10-year-old, currently calls me Darth Vader).

    I have a sign in my classroom that says you may only interrupt during math workshop if there is fire, flood, bodily fluids, or Payton Manning in the room. hehehe

  76. Cannot think of anything lately offhand.

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