Friday, February 11, 2011
What's a Nice Guy To Do?
Posted by Humphrey Brown
for the Domestic Diva Mysteries
by Krista Davis
Hi. I'm Humphrey. You may not be aware of this, but I wasn't supposed to be a recurring character in the Domestic Diva Mysteries. That's a little bit insulting, isn't it? The thing is that I'm a bit of a nerd. I make Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory look macho. There, I've said it and put it on the Internet for everyone to see. I -- am -- a -- nerd.
When I was in grade school, I had a whopper of a crush on Sophie. I used to ride by her house on my bike after school in the hope I might get a glimpse of her. She says she knew that I existed, but I'm not altogether sure of that.
Of course, that means I went to school with Natasha, too. Who thought she'd ever end up being famous? Actually, I guess she thought that. I know she ignored me. She still does.
That's my problem. Women see right through me like I'm not there. I wouldn't mind if Sophie broke up with Wolf, but she insists that's not going to happen. For a while, in The Diva Takes the Cake, I thought Sophie's sister might go for me, but she married Craig. Then I fell head over heels for a sexy policewoman in The Diva Paints the Town -- that ended very badly.
They say nice guys finish last, and I fear that's me. What's a nice guy to do? All I want is to meet a woman, but they run from me. So here we are again, with Valentine's Day looming. Everywhere I go there are chocolates and big hearts and flowers, and my plans for Valentine's Day are to go home alone, build a fire alone and eat a microwaved dinner -- alone. Anybody know a woman who would like a nice mortician?
Humphrey Brown wormed his way into Krista Davis's heart and became a regular in The Domestic Diva Mysteries. Krista continues to search for an appropriate love interest for Humphrey, but he always picks the wrong woman when she's not looking. Read more about The Domestic Diva Mysteries at divamysteries.com and sign-up for the newsletter. Barring unforeseen events of must-know-now magnitude, Krista promises not to send the newsletter more than four times a year. If you're hungry, stop by Mystery Lover's Kitchen where mystery writers cook up crime . . . and recipes!