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Ack! Vacation Interruptus
We were enjoying a lovely vacation day at the cabin yesterday until our neighbor called. Our house alarm was blasting. The alarm is monitored, or so we thought, so I waited for a call from the alarm company who would then dispatch the Sheriff to check the house. No call, so I called them. They didn’t receive a signal that our alarm went off.
Long, boring story short, I hopped in the car and made the 1 1/2 hour drive home to see what the problem was. Today, I am waiting for the alarm company to come between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00. (Yeah, right. Service companies always say that, and then show up at 5:30.)
But . . . lucky for you, waiting for the alarm company gives me time to torture you with a Strong vs Weak Word post! You lucky, lucky people, you!
Now, don’t “look” at me that way. That’s not nice.
There are many ways to look AT someone/something. (A future post will take a “look” at looking FOR someone/something.)
The look in their eye said they would sell their soul for a morsel of Robin’s wisdom.
Oh. Come. On.
The evil glint in their eye scared Robin off.
I looked at Robin’s writing and vowed to emulate her style.
My advice is to look elsewhere.
I tore apart Robin’s writing advice and realized it was all lies. Lies I tell you!
The agent looked at Robin like she was a stalker.
Robin stalked me.
The agent eyed Robin and decided to call the police.
Robin looked stunned when they slapped the handcuffs on her.
I’m surprised. She knows the drill.
Robin reeled and threw a right hook at the police officer.