People always ask me how we can operate so smoothly here in Disco-Land, since the three of us share big personalities, strong opinions, and love of the limelight. So, I thought I'd explain a few things about the Disco Mermaids and our very Democratic policies.
First, we are unusually lucky that the three of us agree on most of the important things, like which movies to see (if Colin Ferrell's in it...we're there!), where to eat (love pizza, burgers, and anything milkshake-y), who will drive (me...don't know why, I just always do), and which movie stars we'd want to smooch (Jessica Alba, anyone??).
There are very few things we disagree on, and we pretty much avoid those topics. Like, I won't name names, but one Disco Mermaid doesn't like a particular female presidential candidate that Jay and I LOVE, so sometimes that causes friction. And two Disco Mermaids LOVE dogs, and one is afraid of them, so sometimes Jay gets mad at us for making fun of him.
But when we really need to make a critical decision about something, we always put it to a vote. Two-thirds wins. No appeals, no re-counts. Here's an example of a recent Disco Mermaid voting record:
Color shirt Jay should wear for first speaking engagement: 1-Brown, 2-Pastel color that enhances his skin tone
Does Eve's book need another revision? 2-Yes, 1-No way; it's perfect!
What should we wear for the SCBWI conference theme party? 2-Something comfortable, 1-Something skanky-trashy
What should Robin work on next? 3-Funny Middle Grade...It's unanimous!
Should Eve cut her hair and get bangs? 2-Yes! 1-What are bangs?
And, yes, having three of us does get a little tricky sometimes, because when you have an odd number of BFF's, somebody's always left out. Unfortunately, sometimes that somebody is me...like the other day when we were playing at my house, and Jay and Robin voted that every day of the week that ends in "day" will from now on be "Make Fun Of Eve Day,"...Then, I wasn't so down with the whole democracy thing.
Love to the DM's! Tomorrow's officially been renamed "Mon" so no busting on the Evie...HA!