Can't Win for Losing

Monday, August 29, 2011
I hope everyone on the east coast is doing okay today and survived last week. I've heard lots are without power, some people have flooded homes, and many more sustained wind damage. Doesn't seem to matter where you live these days, some natural force is out to get you: Earthquake, hurricane, tornado, avalanche, blizzard, flood, drought. I swear, the grasshopper plague had descended on my house.

Can't win for losing, huh?

Ergo, I don't recommend moving to some region of the world to get away from one natural disaster, because you'll probably just move right smack into the middle of another.


So last week, I decided to wash my car. Spent eight bucks at the drive through so I wouldn't have to leave the kid inside by herself. After getting it all shiny and spotless clean, I started home. When I reached my gravel road, I slowed way down, making sure not to kick up any dust and ruin my nice, clean car. I have to drive only half a mile on gravel to make it to my drive way. It was the longest half mile I ever drove. Despite my creeping, crawling speed, when I got home, a thick layer of dust covered the entire, freaking automobile.

Just can't win for losing.

Next time, I think I'll drive as fast as I can down the gravel road so no dust had time to catch up with my car!


So, I submitted this story I wrote a couple months back. Worried it wasn't explicit enough for this publishing house, I heated up the bedroom scenes. And it sold within twenty-hour hours, which is frankly a record for me. But once I got halfway through edits, I learned it was too graphic. Now I'm busy toning down the bedroom scenes. Sigh.

Honestly, you just can't win for losing.


Curious to know exactly what "can't win for losing," meant, since it has become my life lately, I looked the phrase up this week. And I found an answer on Yahoo Answers that I just love. Someone said it means, "When you put yourself out there and settle for less, you still don't get ahead."

I am currently of the opinion that everyone should, as Dr. Seuss says, "Be who you are because those who mind don't matter and those who matter won't mind."

Hope you all have a good week.


  1. I'm with Dr. Seuss! Congrats on the sale. :)


  2. Oh my goodness, that's so true.

    That's GREAT about the sale though!

  3. I love that quote because it's so true, but I didn't know it was Dr. Seuss. Cool :)

    Congrats on your sale!

  4. Congrats on the sale! Seuss is a genius. I alway go with Seuss!