Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Not Dead Yet...

In case you were wondering. Still upright and breathing if not blogging or reading blogs much. There's that pesky big project still dogging me! I wanted to stop in today just to wiggle my toes at anybody who dared (or chanced) in here to lift the sheet. It's not pretty but no putrefaction yet...

For the kind souls who held up their hands as potential book critics, I am revising away. Since it will cost about $50 for each copy of the manuscript I'm only going to print a few and maybe try to circulate them to more than one reader.

January is doing its thing around here. Today's banner is not, alas, a recent picture. We have had a few blue sky days but nothing as good as this lately. Lots of freezing rain and up and down temperatures that have turned all the snow that got compacted in driveways and parking lots into smooth ice... More treacherous as one ages.

Here's one little Shackletonism that I have been meaning to record. (A reward, I hope, for those who got this far). We were driving to the town dump when Adele's new release, "Set Fire to the Rain" came on the radio. You know I'm a fan, so I turned it up. Shack shouted from the back.

"You couldn't set fire to the rain unless it had some gas or something in it! And do you know how many people you would kill if you did set fire to the rain? Including yourself? Do you know how much property damage you would cause?"

(Well, it was funny at the time).

A few days earlier the song from the new Twilight movie came on - the chorus is "I Will Love You for A Thousand Years" (That might be the title too. Whatever). Anyway, Shack shouted out after a time or two through the chorus.

"A thousand years and that's it. Then we are through. It's a thousand years and not one minute more!"

5 comments:

R. Sherman said...

You've got one funny kid.

Snow I don't mind, but ice I hate. Everybody (except me) becomes a complete idiot, whereas, I just go back to bed.

Cheers.

Nan said...

He's funny with that literal sort of humor I love!
Hey, what if you emailed us parts to read? You shouldn't have to spend a penny.

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hey R - I'm with you. Snow is prettier and lot less treacherous so long as you drive slow. Your coping strategy is ideal.

Hey Nan - Thanks for the kind words and the suggestion. The book is over 400 manuscript pages and that's just too much to read on a screen, I think. (at least a regular old computer screen). I waited forever to print a copy and I am finding it a very different experience to read it from a piece of paper... at last. So, we'll see but I am leaning toward old fashioned paper in a binder sent out with return postage....

Lulu LaBonne said...

Always great to hear from Shack. I've been away sorry, but I'd love to read your book if you want any more eyes on your 'script. x

Nan said...

Whoa! I thought you wanted the readers of your blog to read like ten pages! I don't believe I'm qualified to read a whole book and offer advice.