Thanks to the many people who forwarded me this link: Isaiah Mustafa is BACK as the Old Spice Guy. WOOO HOOO! I was quite vocal in my dislike of Ray Lewis as the Old Spice Other Guy, so this makes me very, very happy. I hope the commercials are as good as the ones pre-Lewis.
This isn’t romance-centric but I’m fascinated by the potential time-suck here: rumors are swirling about a streaming video service that will be free for Amazon Prime members coming very soon from everyone’s favorite fast-shipping monolith, Amazon.com. Would you use it? I use the Netflix app constantly, and stream movies through our Wii for my children, so if this were a possibility, I think my productivity alone would take a huge dive. I’m one of those people who can’t work and watch tv at the same time – so maybe I’m better off pretending I never saw this article.
And finally, with continued upheaval and general horror coming out of Egypt, here’s some news from Kristin about members of the romance community yet again stepping up to help one another: Stephanie Draven is asking folks to spread the word for an author who can’t promote her new release. Harlequin author Olivia Gates lives in Egypt (I hope I’m not endangering her by saying so – I noticed her website said not one word about her place of residence) and since internet access has been blocked for a few days now, Draven is asking folks to spread the word about Gates’ 1 February Harlequin release, To Tempt a Sheikh.
Yes, I’m squirming at bit at the irony that this is a sheikh romance—I’d like to tempt a peaceful and stable transition of government power in Egypt, but that doesn’t make for a good book title, does it? Tempted By Democratic and Uncorrupted Elections or The Passionate Yet Peaceful Transfer of Authority doesn’t really work, I admit, much as I’d like to see them happen.