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3:45 am – Why does Bailey always manage to sleep exactly where my legs should go?
8:44 am – The sound of sleet wakes me up. Today exemplifies November: grey skies, minimal leaves on the trees, cold and wet.
9:15 am – Still sleeting when I get out of bed to let Bailey out and retrieve gym clothes from the car.
9:30 am – Meta moment. I write the explanatory live post blog. And then write that I’ve written it.
9:42 am – Sleet has turned into gentle snow. Not that I was feeling lonely on Thanksgiving, but I don’t feel alone now.
More updates after the jump
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Without an abundance of plans for the day, I’ve decided to fill some of my Thursday with letting you all know what I’m up to. Yep, no mere status updates on Facebook from me. It’s a live blog. Or at least as live as I feel like making it.
It could be funny. It could be sad. It could be mind-numbingly boring. Who knows? This is just the explanatory post. Come back later and click Thanksgiving in the tag cloud to see what’s happening. Read on for more background below.
One of the nice things about working in publishing is access to PR Newswire. Sure, I use it to see what new developments are coming in healthcare, but I quickly discovered I could receive press releases about all kinds of stuff.
I set up a profile to deliver entertainment, food and book news. Not everything that comes through is about Quentin Tarentino walking a red carpet for the release of Inglorious Basterds. Some releases are more … specific to their target audiences. Or just plain weird.
Here are some of my favorites. My comments are in italics. Continue reading
“Santa’s coming. Santa’s coming.”
That’s what I kept saying this morning as Eckie and I waited outside the front door and the sound of sirens filled the air. It’s the last Sunday before Christmas. The day when Santa returns to the North Pole.
Happy Halloween. To celebrate, I’m sharing some of my favorite ghost stories. All but one are by Algernon Blackwood, who wrote most of his short stories around the turn of the 20th century. The Lost Stradivarius is one of those spooky stories that stays with you after you’re done.
The stories below are linked to Project Gutenberg. Gutenberg is a great resource for reading almost everything that’s in the public domain. Over 25,000 texts are in its collection. It’s got fiction, nonfiction, historical stuff. It’s a fun place to poke around. The links are to the stories’ home pages where you can download text or html files from a variety of mirror sites.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite spooky tales. Enjoy!
The rest of Gutenberg’s Blackwood