Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Looks can be deceiving

While it APPEARS that I have once again fallen COMPLETELY off the planet, I am in fact still around, though I am finding myself with NO TIME WHATSOEVER to post anything here and/or read and comment anywhere else. So once again, I will regale you with tales of coming attractions. Keep in mind my tendency to fall off the planet, however, and don't hold your breath on the aggressive execution [BOOYAH!] of said coming attractions. (The booyah will only make sense to you facebookers who are my friends. And then only if you read my wall. It will make sense to the rest of you after I post the story of my grandmother's memorial weekend, which is one of the coming attractions I will list below.) Since I am starting to get ahead of myself in the parentheses, let me go ahead and list coming attractions now. Some of them have been listed before in previous posts like this one, but as they haven't been done yet, they are still coming. So I give you, in no particular order, the COMING ATTRACTIONS:

  • November notes
  • December digest
  • The first part of January before I started posting again... something (yeah, I'm still working on this one)
  • Buncha books, issue 8
  • Bumcha books, issue 9 - the James Patterson edition
  • Buncha books, issue 10 (yes there are THAT many in the queue)
  • My grandmother's memorial weekend trip
  • Another thing or two that I had thought of before that now I can't remember
  • Another look-alike thing where I say something about the American Idol contestant Danny something-or-other looking like Robert Downey, Jr. Oh, scratch that since now I've already said it.

Now that you're all BREATHLESS WITH ANTICIPATION, I will depart until next time. Except for one thing...

Becky, you might have noticed you never received the book you won. Let me point out the obvious: The US postal service, which for the most part does a pretty decent job, sometimes SCREWS UP. It seems that sometime between October and now (which, WTF? it's MARCH), the package was destroyed, except for CONVENIENTLY the portion of the wrapping containing the delivery and return addresses and the postage (what is up with THAT?), which they returned to me with an apology form letter. So Becky, I feel bad. I owe you a book. No winner on my blog should end up empty-handed. So here's what I'm going to do:

I mooched a book called The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond from Bookmooch. After three months of not receiving it (you know what THAT'S like), I mooched it again from another person. Both copies showed up within a day of one another last week. I will be sending you one of the copies. I hope that's OK. I'm sorry the original prize didn't make it.


Jess said...

I won a book from you too, I think. Ooo I have to send you my new address! Will do that now!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

jess - Yes, you did. I meant to ask for your address in this post, too, but forgot.

Nowheymama said...


That is all.

Shelly said...

USPS for the win! Aren't they awesome?!

Anonymous said...

This is the second "I'm really not dead" post I've read today. Something must be in the air.

Earl Capps said...

Welcome back!

Becky said...

AHAHAHAHA. Sorry I didn't respond sooner (limited internet at work lately), but that is TOTALLY ok! And you are awesome for even going through that much work. LOL.

ps. The USPS totally does suck sometimes. Seriously. But, what would we do without them? Oh well.

Thanks again!

the cubicle's backporch said...

I guess someone at the USPS wanted to read that book. REALLY BADLY.

Astarte said...

Ooh, I can't wait to read more Pinklebottoms!!!! Hurry up with the book posts!!