People Are Strange…

Cue the Doors song. . . .  The other day, I was walking The Dog, and we came across something that struck me as a little. . . odd.  Luckily, I happened to have my handy iPhone camera with me.

From a few feet away, I saw this box leaning against someone’s house:

Curious, as The Dog and I walked by, I looked to see what was written on the box:

“IF YOU WANT THIS FOR YOUR DOG, CAT TO PISS ON– TAKE IT[.]  HAVE FUN.  Put a Plastic Bag on one corner.”

I laughed out loud at the “Have fun” part.  Okay. . . I get that this person was trying to be neighborly and all, but are there really that many people walking around, looking for a stray mat for their dog/cat to “piss” on?  I do appreciate, however, the helpful advice to “put a plastic bag one one corner.”

Shockingly, from what I saw, they didn’t have any takers.

In other (very exciting!) news. . . on Friday, I found out from my editor that Something About You has gone into its third printing!!  Whoo-hoo!  Thanks to all of you for that.  : )

Oh–and I’m hoping to be able to share the cover of my next book, A Lot Like Love, soon.  Meanwhile, I’ve turned in my proposal for Book 5 and should start writing the book next week.  More to come on that front soon!

7 thoughts on “People Are Strange…

  1. Lea says:

    LOL How generous of the neighbour Julie. What can one say but seriously?

    Hey congratulations on Something About You! Well deserved!


  2. Sophiegunn says:

    So cool on the 3rd printing!

    Now, see, this isn’t weird. It’s fate. The universe was trying to tell you, “Stop taking up all this precious time walking your dog. Let him take care of himself on this handy mat so you can get the next book out.”

    (Don’t forget the baggy on the corner and get back to work!)

  3. Gigi says:


    Just wanted to let you know I truly enjoy your books. I like the humor that comes with the romance. Very refreshing. The fact that I actually read your books from cover to cover is a testament to your gift. I am so looking forward to more of your writing.

  4. Terri says:

    Hello, Julie:

    I just discovered you tonight/this morning by sheer accident. Hunting for women lawyers-turned-authors who have strong female protagonists. It looks like we share similar backgrounds to a certain extent (although my babies are teenagers now, I have a few more gray hairs than you, different practice areas at BigLaw, etc etc).

    As I’m reading about you on your site, I see that one of the news articles has almost the same title as my blog, only in reverse. Kinda funny!

    In any event, I’m glad I found you – I’m looking forward to reading your work!

    All the best, and congratulations on your success.

  5. Julie says:

    Hi Gigi! Thanks for dropping by! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the books. 🙂

    Terri: too funny–it sounds like we do have a lot in common! And I love the blog name–I’ll have to go check it out.

  6. kelliejwin says:

    Too funny! One man’s junk in this case didn’t seem to be anyone’s treasure. Congrats on the third printing. Can’t wait for the next book. I’ve re-read the 3rd one several times.

  7. Terri says:

    Thanks, Julie! If you ever get a chance, I’d love any comments you might have on the blog and esp on the novel excerpts.

    Me, I’m particularly interested in reading your “Sexiest Man Alive” novel. In my story, my protag has an affair with her (smokin’ hot ) divorce client – a huge no-no, as you know…but 99.9999% of the ethics opinions are male attorneys who have affairs with their female clients. I also reversed genders re: which spouse is the tough, put-business-first kind of person. My story isn’t a romantic comedy-type story like yours. Probably because I spent TOO many ears in the trenches (with fugly clients who never, in a million years, made me consider risking my license!) :<)

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