Merry Boxing Day
ATTENTION WEST COAST RVers. There is a rare, convenient, FREE, dump station at the Travel America Center at the Buttonwillow truck stop at I-5 exit 257.
GOOD NEWS FOR WRITERS. Today is supposed to be a landmark book sales day, that is, sales of eBooks. All those new Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and Sony Readers, that were gifted yesterday are waiting to be filled up with internet downloadables, many of them priced in the $3.00 range. The author royalty on a $3.00 book is higher than on a $20.00 traditional book (now designated DTBs (Dead Tree Books). For all the havoc technology has wreaked in one area of the publishing industry, it has added still another enhancement to our lives and created opportunities within the industry.
“Good ideas are like dreams. If you don’t write them down at once, they slip away and cannot be found again.” A blogger saw this on Twitter. Although he failed to attribute it to the author, I liked it well enough to pass it on.
According to GalleyCal.com, Michael Cooper, better known as the poor sap Elizabeth “Eat, Pray, Love” Gilbert walked out on . Cooper’s wrote a book about focusing on his humanitarian work as recovery therapy from being blindsided by Gilbert. The book was canceled by his publisher because it wasn’t racy enough. How many lessons are in that report.
My friend, PATTY MORAN tells me the average life expectancy for people born in the US in 1940 was 63 years. My own lookup reveals it was less than 61 for men and over 68 for women. Whether you are male, female or one of the other genders, if you were born in 1940 you were supposed to have cashed in you chips by now. If you are reading this, you are probably someone who hit the Bonus Years Lottery. I hope you are using them.
There are 364 shopping days left until Christmas. If you are having trouble deciding what to get me, I am on the gift registry of every diesel pump and truck stop in the country. One $125.00-fillup is good for about 450, flat, gentle, highway miles. I drive so slowly that I can’t recall ever passing anyone.
Why isn’t there a local ordinance for car alarms that go on all night long?
The only universally recognized independent nation not a member of the United Nations is Vatican City.
Has anyone been to the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival in Fruita Colorado? My, friend, JANA LOPEZ, tells me since 1999, the 2-day festival in the 3rd week in May includes a golf tournament and pancake breakfast.
Too early to start drinking but need a zap? Or a couple of minutes of light therapy but your shrink doesn’t take your calls any more? Or do you simply miss Art Linkletter? There is a website for you. Check out, My Kid is Gifted at http://www.mkig.com