Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232021

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about today.


Since we were out of town all day Sunday on our trip down to Lake Wales to see our friend Chris Yust, I had planned to get a lot of writing done in my new book yesterday. But instead, I spent hours, no exaggeration, hours on the phone with Consumer Cellular, trying to get them to either fix the Samsung Galaxy S10+ phone I got just last summer or replace it. About half the time I don’t get calls, even when I’m sitting next to the phone and in a good signal area, and the other half of the time when I try to make a call, as soon as I push the Send button, it just goes back to the dial screen. Terry got the exact same phone at the same time, and hers works just fine. Once again, as they did a month ago, the techs made me jump through a dozen hoops that didn’t solve the problem, and then had me do yet another factory reset, which did no good. A very nice young woman name Renée was working with me, and the last I heard, they’re trying to get Samsung to replace the phone. I sure hope so because this is frustrating, and I cannot afford to spend any more days messing with it.


Though I didn’t get any writing done, Miss Terry was busy. She proofed the last few chapters I wrote, and today I will make corrections to them and then send them off to my second proofreader.


How would you like to be reading my new book on a brand-new Kindle Paperwhite? Better yet, how would you like to be reading my new book on a brand-new Kindle Paperwhite that you got for free? My friend, author Ken Rossignol, is holding a drawing for a free Paperwhite, and you can enter at this link. Give it a try, and good luck to you!


For a few years now, we have been sleeping on a Serta memory foam mattress and enjoyed it. But lately, both Terry and I have been experiencing a lot of pain in our hips, shoulders, and backs when we go to bed, and we were both tossing and turning all night long. So the other day we went to the Denver Mattress Company and ordered a new doctor-recommended mattress with an adjustable powered base. It was delivered yesterday morning, and so far, we are really impressed.

The nice lady who waited on us was very attentive, had us try quite a few different mattresses, answered all our questions, and actually talked us out of the more expensive model we were going to buy because she felt that the one we got would be the better choice for us. She works on commission, so the fact that she was willing to talk us down impresses me. And, if we decide we don’t like it for any reason, we have four months to return it for a full cash refund or credit toward another mattress. It wasn’t cheap, but as someone said the other day, how much is a good night’s sleep worth?


More good news on the Covid vaccine front. I told you last week that our daughter Tiffany and her husband Kenny were able to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine back in our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. Then, we learned yesterday that Tiffany’s eighteen year old daughter Hailey will be getting her shot on Thursday. And even more good news, my son Travis in Alabama will be getting his first Moderna shot today. The only place he could find an opening was about an hour and a half away, but it’s worth the drive.

Both Travis and Tiffany have told us we can expect visitors very soon. That’s fine, we are looking forward to it. Tiffany swears it’s because she has missed us so much, and I believe her. But I know that sneaky son of mine, and I know he has an ulterior motive. He’s got a birthday coming up, and he’s wanting Terry to make him a vegan carrot cake. We can handle that, too!

Thought For The Day – If I can make at least one person smile, or pee their pants a little bit, or maybe spit out their drink, my day was not wasted.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Potpourri”

  1. GL with your new bed, it will probably help. When I was in college, I spent a summer delivering Craftmatic adjustable beds all over NYS. That was the original adjustable base bed I think. Heavy suckers, I was a lot stronger in those days! Had some great road trips where we’d be gone for the week. Sort of like camping, a lot of the motels we stayed in were worse than the 5er!

  2. Our first Smart Phones were Samsungs and they never worked like they should. We’ve since been using LGs and never had a problem in Five Years.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

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