I'm feeling a bit melancholy today. I finished my novel-in-progress last night, typing "The End" around 11:30 p.m. All of my cute little caterpillars are gone for the season, and I only have three Monarch chrysalides left. It's raining, thirty degrees colder today than it was just 48 hours ago. Officially, there are just two weeks of summer left, and then I go back to work, and the view from my office window changes from squirrels scampering amidst nodding flowers to neon signage for Slim & Chubby's bar and the Electric Beach tanning salon.
To cheer myself up, I made a list of funny names:
Nipples McGinty (this is a variant on the old favorite, “Tits McGee”)
At least two of these are real names--care to guess which ones?
Here are some other more cheerful things to check out:
Fellow Deb (Class of '07) Mia King's follow-up to Good Things, Sweet Life, is now in bookstores everywhere. It has been chosen as a featured alternate for the Doubleday, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club book clubs, and I can't wait to read it. To celebrate the launch, Mia is offering readers a chance to win one of 25 “Life is Sweet” chocolate, cookie and signed books gift baskets valued at over $80 each! Just visit her website to enter.
Also, my blogging buddy Manic just told me about a contest being held over at Betty Confidential; enter to win the same flatiron styling tool Jennifer Aniston uses, or some Starbucks gift cards. You have 'til September 15 to enter. And tell 'em Jess sent you.