Thursday Thirteen! – Paige Tyler – New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Modern Conveniences I Absolutely Love!

Since yesterday’s post was an excerpt from my novella Living in the Past, a time-travel romance in which the heroine goes back to the 15th century, I thought I’d post about how much I love those modern conveniences!

  1. Straight irons (I think straight and sleek is sexy – at least for me it is!)
  2. Laptop computers (love mine!)
  3. The Internet (what did we do before it?)
  4. Electricity (candles aren’t romantic if you have to use them all the time!)
  5. Indoor plumbing (wells and outhouses – let’s not go there!)
  6. Air conditioning (love the warm weather, but I love to come inside to ac!)
  7. Microwave (gotta love the convenience!)
  8. Washer and dryer (what’s not to love?)
  9. Dishwasher (otherwise we’d be eating off of paper plates all the time!)
  10. Planes, trains and automobiles (it’d take way too long to get anwhere without them!)
  11. Contact lenses (love mine!)
  12. Sunless tanner (being tan is sexy – at least I think so!)
  13. The Hitachi Magic Wand (’nuff said, girls!)

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Tempest Knight says June 14, 2007

Great list, Paige! I’d add iPod, TV, DVDs, movies, and radio. Hehehe! 🙂

Loribelle Hunt says June 14, 2007

Great list! I’m all about 2 and 6 lol!

R.G. ALEXANDER says June 14, 2007

Great List! I love plumbing and a/c. I do. We have an ongoing affair that I wouldnt trade for anything.LOL

Elizabeth Parker says June 14, 2007

This was a fun list. I love historical times, but these conveniences sure make life easier!

Jennifer Shirk says June 14, 2007

Oh, how true!

And the remote controller for the gas fireplace! (just like our forefathers) LOL!

Rhonda Stapleton says June 14, 2007

What a faboo list. Amazing how we take all these conveniences for granted…I don’t know how I’d make it without my connection to the mother ship! (internet). LOLOL

Robin L. Rotham says June 14, 2007

Our dishwasher died — and now we use TONS of paper plates. 😀

You know the other one I don’t have that I really, really miss? A garbage disposer. It sucks having to scrape the plates outside in the yard.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan says June 14, 2007

I definitely couldn’t live without my contact lenses. I can’t stand wearing glasses anymore. Now I’m off to check out #13.

Kate Willoughby says June 14, 2007

I love all modern conveniences! Is the magic wand a personal pleasure item?

Amelia June says June 14, 2007

Hitachi, yes!

Also, mail order floggers. Dude, can’t get any better 🙂

(hm, maybe that was tmi)

shelley says June 14, 2007

I totally agree. I’d like to add hot and cold running water. Try camping in Africa for seven months – let me tell you. Running water coming out of taps is a huge thing!

Ava Rose Johnson says June 14, 2007

Where would we be without straightening irons?Think of the frizz, lol.

And the internet, what a damn good invention!

Kissa Starling says June 14, 2007

I am a slave to a few of those myself. I don’t do the flat iron though. My hair is wildly curly- hmmm, maybe I need to try one!

Gina Ardito says June 14, 2007

There are just too many modern corn-veniences to mention! But you made me giggle with a few of your choices. Rock on, baby!

Adelle says June 14, 2007

Great list! Happy Thurs 13 🙂

Diana Castilleja says June 15, 2007

Totally with you on the convenience factor… I wouldn’t make it. Seriously, power outages alone drive me nuts!

paigetyl says June 15, 2007

Tempest – Thanks! I’m with you on the TV and totally wanted to put it in there, but I couldn’t fit it in! LOL!

Loribelle – Thanks! Me, too!

RG – Thanks! I so know what you mean! Gotta have ’em!

Elizabeth – Thanks! I so agree!

Jennifer – Thanks!

Rhonda – Thanks! Oh, I know! Gotta have it!

Robin – We don’t seem to have much need for a garbage disposer, but I’m with you on the dishwasher!

Bernadette and Jennifer – I know! I love mine! Ooooh, and you’ll absolutely love the Magic Wand!

Kate – Me, too! And yes, the Magic Wand is a personal pleasure item! Actually, it’s the best personal pleasure item in my opinion! Run, don’t walk, to your favorite online sex toy store to get one!

Amelia – Yes, is right! And don’t worry about mentioning the floggers. I write spanking stories, remember? LOL!

Shelley – Oh yeah, gotta have the indorr plumbing!

Ava – A big, resounding yes to both of those!

Kissa – You so have to get a straight iron! They’re the best!

Gina – Thanks!

Adelle – Thanks!

Diana – Me, too!


Heather says June 15, 2007

I’ll trade you the straight iron for the blow dryer. Since suffering whiplash several years ago I have to dry my hair or the cold, wet hair hanging down my back causes my neck to ache horribly. Great list!

Sophisticated Writer says June 16, 2007

Mp3 players, hair dryers, DVDs and laptop computers – Yay!

Anonymous says June 27, 2007

Self-tanner, absolutely! The sun is overrated — it causes wrinkles and skin cancer (NOT sexy). But a nice healthy glow from a bottle/tube is harmless and looks great. 🙂 — Erica

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