Going to set out to read "The Fairy (Faerie) Queen. If I am not back in two weeks send search parties armed with salt, iron, and caffeine.
Oh horror! My local(ish) library has completely rearranged my favorite section! Unannounced change, a lack of comfortable chairs; the horror!
There were signs of course. The truly comfortably couches that were my favorite hang out for the past ... oh sweet cousin time ... it has been the past two decades, disappeared a few weeks ago. Also the manga was threatening to completely take over the section. This is I suppose a logical step...were the couches really that old?
I will miss you my pea green reading stations!
Phrases I have learned over the last week.
Slightly Confused Chicken:
"Why did the funny looking Top Chicken put me in this cage and where did these 25 annoying balls of fluff come from?"
"At least there is plenty of food...."
"GET AWAY FROM MY FOOD ANNOYING BALL OF FLUFF!"
"Very well, you may sleep by me tonight. I guess you are not that annoying."
"The funny looking Top Chicken is bringing more food. I suppose I must teach these 25 helpless little ones how to eat it."
"Hey! Top Chicken! You have let the feeder run out and my 25 precious babies show signs that they will be hungry in a few hours! Fix this!"
"The Great Chicken help me I don't care if you are the Top Chicken and fifty times my mass, if you so much as look at my precious babies wrong I will rip you to shreds and feed them your entrails."
"Ah, my precious babies, the world is a beautiful place where the Top Chicken brings us slightly moldy blueberries, rejoice!."
And the winner of the "IT'S OVER 100!" Free Book Drawing for Tumblr is Undertheinnocentskies7787! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your book. And no I will not be the least bet upset if it shows up on E-Bay ;) Well, not unless it is one of those $0.01 priced books, that might upset me...
Anyway, things that I have learned from doing this.
1) Think about contacting the winners to see if they wan't their information released to the public before you release it AND preferably before the day you were going to release it resulting in a week's delay.
2) Camera phones are very useful.
3)When one has lost one's car key down one's pants leg and discovers this fact in the post office one might wait until one is back in the privacy of one's own car before retrieving it no matter how stretchy one's pants are and how easy it might be to get the key....
The scene. The inside of a station wagon containing two grown women.
Grown Daughter: -but get this-get this! It was actually chapter seventeen! *bursts out laughing*
Grown Daughter: *Stares out into the rain quietly.*
Also Grown Daughter: "I am such a nerd..."
Mom: "Well, I wasn't going to say anything...."
The scene: The checkout counter of the local Goodwill. Two lines at the checkout.
Now dear reader, let's play a little game shall we?
Do you que up behind the "woman of a certain age" and her middle aged daughter who are clearly about to begin haggling over a slightly damaged piece of furniture with the painfully young clerk.
Do you que up behind the woman with fifty delicate champagne glasses that are being meticulously wrapped by a ... meticulous,,, clerk while an eager first grader "helps"?
This author's body had decided that after a beating from the snow and concrete that today will be a day of rest.
First an OVER 100 FREE book drawing update.
Apparently doing a book drawing is a bit more complex than this author figured. It occurred to me that even if they wanted the book (who wouldn't?) folks might not be okay with someone using their name online without permission. So today the winner were contacted. When they get back to me with permission they will be announced. Then I will film the video on my new (used) phone. Which is also more complex than this author figured. So we will see how that goes. Also is my YouTube account even still active? *sighs*
Well onto some wonderful news!
Some scientists in Zimbabwe have discovered that a from thought extinct for decades is actually fairly extant. The diminutive "cave squeaker" (Artholeptis troglodytes) a fossil amber colored frog was first described in 1962 and wasn't seen again until December of 2016. A team of scientists from Bulawayo City followed an animal cry that none of them had heard before and found the deep amber male.
Look at that guy! Pretty lively for an extinct frog!
When three cats decide to "help" you fix the car it makes an excellent excuse for failing to post a promised something.
There are now over 100 followers on the Betty Adams Tumblr page. Thank you to all my wonderful followers! You keep me going.
Now as most of you are fairly clever you might have noticed that the 30th came and went without the promised book drawing post. (Bad Author! Not Professional!)
I will now unprofessionally blame things outside of my control. Including but not limited to a video that will be posted Sunday.
But fear not, the first Google+ drawing has been done, a winner selected, and the presentation process got way out of hand. For this I blame the influence of my brand new (very first) smart phone raising my expectations. The Tumblr >100 drawing should occur on Monday as scheduled.
Betty Adams is an up and coming author with a bent for science and Sci-fi.