Wow, guys. I'm grateful for your comments on the queries yesterday. You were absolutely right, and I've already started tweaking the query with your suggestions. And thanks to Bevie and Kiersten, I grew a backbone and submitted Query 2 to Evil Editor. It's on the lineup, with just four queries in front of it. I can't wait for the shredding to begin ;)
Now for a change of pace (and to illustrate the vast chasm between JB's movie tastes and mine) here is a Gmail chat conversation between JB and me while I was at work yesterday:
(Background: JB [my hubby] is on a year-long sabbatical from work in order to take classes toward his master's degree in aerospace engineering, so he's at home a lot during the day. His work is paying him to do this--I know, not fair. But it does leave him time to catch up on Netflix movies.)
JB: Is it okay if I watch "Next" without you?
Me: Yeah. what is that?
JB: It's got Nicolas Cage in it and he can see like 5 minutes into the future or something
Me: oh. yeah go ahead and watch that without me. Now if Colin Firth could see five minutes in the future, that would be a different story.
JB: He would see me kicking him in the butt.