And really, that's all I gots...
Okay, I lied. I've gots a little more.
First of all, someone really likes me! Jen B gave me an 'I Love The Blog' award, and since my blog is devoid of bells, whistles, and practically pictures of any sort, I've got to say I was tickled beyond measure. (I haven't given up on pictures, guys--I promise. When I'm done editing, I SHALL post a picture of Ladybug in the Pony Puke Triple Bucket of Boat Trash Pink Poncho...or the PPTBoBTPP, as I've never called it but am snickering about now!) Anyway, Jen's blog is wonderful--I'm TOTALLY enjoying the idea of a group of bloggers chatting about romance/paranormal/kinky sex books! And they're all SO nice!!! And they don't shun you for TMI, which is always a good thing as well. You are supposed to give the award to your own inspirations, but here's the thing.
I really only haunt nine, maybe ten blogs, on a regular basis--and that's the truth. My blogspace is my circle of friends--there are lots of folks out there I'd love to visit if I had more time, but I don't really, so I visit my circle and think wistfully of a desert island with margaritas and wifi. If you've seen me reply to you any time in the last year, you know I adore you--period, the end. j'et adore, mon amis--you all keep me sane, and thank you!
And that brings me to my next thing-- Holy Goddess, Queen of Cats, it's my 500th post! Yeah--I know what you're thinking. "Well, my numbers could be that high too, if I didn't edit and didn't post any pictures!" *sigh* Okay, knock me off my high horse... well, I'm sort of scared of horses, so I wouldn't really be on one. Maybe just knock me on my ass, we'll call it even, and I can get on with my blog-stone. (You know, like milestone, but, well, not?)
So, to celebrate, we'll do what we did last time--but on a smaller scale.
I'll be giving away one book--your choice, OR a skein of sock yarn (or two!)--again, your choice (color, type, etc.) to the person whose name I draw out of a hat. It's a humble prize, yes, but we're sort of in a humble place right now, and about the only thing we have lots of with which to share are my books and my yarn--and, dammit, I feel like celebrating! 500 posts! And you people really like me!!! I may even give out more than one skein of sock yarn! (I've been trying to match yarns with personalities for years now--I could just go hog wild!) This is all stash acquisition yarn, btw--yarn that's been given to me is being carefully hoarded, like Smaug the dragon hoarded gold (mine...all mine... precious...did you miss me, precious...yess... sweet sweet yarn...). There shall be no yarn mathoms in THIS household! (Although that's actually a pretty cool idea--maybe I'll start it. You know, now that I mention it... I'LL DO IT!)
Okay-this just in! For those of you who remember 'mathoms' from the Hobbit? To the winner of the contest, I'll give not only their own sock yarn, but also a skein of yarn designed to be a 'mathom'-- a recycled gift. This means that the winner of the contest will put their name on the yarn tag, and then the next time they send a package to someone, they'll include the mathom. Let's see how many people can pass this mathom along until someone breaks down and makes it into socks! (I like this idea...I'm thinking, even now, about a good mathom skein in my stash... ooohh, the possibilities!!!) (For the person who wins the book, how about one book for them, and one book to add to paperback book swap? Will that work?)
Okay--I like this! Anyone who wants in, say something cool in the comments, and your name, too, will be put in a hat.
So go ahead and comment--and I guess I'll go ahead and edit. *sigh*
However, since I've decided that when I'm done with this next edit, I'll do a short Teague and Jack installment to reward me for my efforts (since I'll have one more edit after that, and then maybe a long wait before submission, since we're, well, you know... part time and all...) and therefore, reward anybody reading for sticking with my excruciating navel gazing when dealing with the angst and aggravation this time around. Howzat sound? Sounds like a win/win to me!
Next post, I'll do Cute Kid Tricks--both mine and other peoples--but it might be rough. I was all set to go to my department meeting today--seriously, I had childcare lined up for both short people (a feat, since they're in two different places) but then... bump-bum-buuuuuummmmm... the babysitter called because Ladybug was sick. I'll probably be here tomorrow. With her. *sigh*
But at least I'll see you guys commenting for the contest. *brightens* It could be a decent day!