We really should catch up like this more often.

We really should catch up like this more often. Bonding is good.

I don’t often use my blog to kvetch kibbitz about my life, but I thought you’d like to know what’s going on with me. I sure would if I were me. Hey wait, I am me…

My Other Gig

Sorry, Ladies. Ignorance of ignorant laws is no excuse for violating those laws. I had to turn you in for flirting.

Sorry, Ladies. Ignorance of ignorant laws is no excuse for violating those laws. I had to turn you in for flirting.

Anywho, I hope you remember I’m a Contributing Sunday Writer on the crew over at Legends Undying. I started a series over there yesterday that I’ll continue for a while. It’s all about the wacky laws that are still on the books in various states. I started with New York State because that’s where I live. And guess what? I’ve been engaged in some technically criminal behavior.  Check the post out. I’ll try to remind you to head over there every Sunday so you don’t miss your state to see if you, too, are up to no good according to arcane and just plain silly state laws.

I’m about to become a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

This occasion calls for a special celebration, so I picked up this fancy hat. Do you like it? I just can't wear it near smoke detectors or fire marshals.

This occasion calls for a special celebration, so I picked up this fancy hat. Do you like it? I just can’t wear it near smoke detectors or fire marshals.

I’m working really hard to launch my memoir this Sunday, 1/13/13 in e-book format on both Amazon and Smashwords. The paperback version will be available later in the month or early February. For all of you who were with me a year and a half ago when I was putting my story out on this blog, you’ll finally see the finished product. But don’t think you know the whole story! I left some surprises for the book and the book version is a much smoother read. It should be after all the editing! Plus the pictures I put in it are real ones of me and my family. It turned out to be a big book–almost 115,000 words and over 400 pages. It seems like a lot, but I’m 55 years old and a lot of crazy-pants stuff has happened to me.

I’ll be creating a new page on my blog for the book–a marketing page–so expect the look of my page to change a little. Just a little. But I have to work on that page with week.

My latest malady, which is probably yours, too

When I say I look and feel like a disaster site, I'm not lying.

When I say I look and feel like a disaster site, I’m not lying.

You know how much I love the holidays, right? Well, sometime during all that unwanted socializing and merry-making, I picked up the virus that my flu shot was supposed to protect me from. I am, like so many of you, among the barely walking and horribly coughing wounded. I look and feel like a disaster site.

So if:

  • you don’t hear much from me much in the near future and
  • what you do hear from me isn’t up to my normal standards of high jinks and monkeyshines

now you know why.

My sinuses and lungs are stuffed with grossickiness. All kinds of chemicals meant to deter said grossickiness are coursing through my body and have left a dent in my wallet. My taste buds are on strike and I’m really beginning to resent healthy people.  On top of all of this, those healthy people are telling me that this plague lasts for a longer time than the usual 7-10 days weeks. I’d sigh, but that would just throw me into another coughing fit.

Okay, enough of that. You’re caught up. Now I have to check the formatting on my book while propping myself up with pillows and pills.

Wish me luck!

I got tired of looking for an appropriate picture and this one made me smile, so I picked it. Golly, I do need luck...

I got tired of looking for an appropriate picture and this one made me smile, so I picked it. Golly, I do need luck…