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  • June 20th, 2008 | 10:49 AM
Five things on Friday - the random edition

1 - Jim Averbeck, author of IN A BLUE ROOM, is blogging! You can read my (your) interview with Jim here. I added a feed to LJ so we don't miss a post. You can add it too:jimaverbeck  I also added a feed for Lynn Hazen, author of Shifty, Cider Rabbit, and more! You can add her here: lynnhazen Just remember when you read posts via a feed and you want to comment, it is best to click through to the actual blog to post or they won't see the comments.

2 - I am entering 3 days of insanity as I have determined I WILL finish the work-for-hire stuff by the time I go to bed Sunday night. That would be early and a week ahead of schedule but I need that stuff out of my head now.

3 - I am planning the garden, front and back. It will be easier once the cement is out next week (provided I survive all the jackhammering.)

4 - Even though it is already 93 degrees on my patio I am drinking hot chai. I don't know why except I am a creature of habit and cold chai just doesn't do it for me.

5 - I am filled with guilt that I forgot to post about the wonderful contest that newport2newport held last week. I had a big post written in my head that didn't make it to the page. To that end, I want to challenge everyone to post a note of encouragement that to another blogger in spirit of newport2newport and give that blogger a shout-out in someway. Not because there's a contest, but because we can and should encourage each other. It's a tough world out there. It helps to have a friend to hold your hand when you cross a busy street.
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June 20th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
YAY for Jim's blog! And GO YOU on everything!

I am looking forward to re-instituting First Thursdays with you come August!
June 20th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Me too! I miss you and our talks.

And maybe I'll be writing something other than work-for-hire (oh please) by then too!
June 20th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome! And maybe I'll be close to done with my current draft! See you in August!
June 20th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Go, go. The work-for-hire is probably the best kind for you to be doing with a jackhammer background.

I drink hot tea, too. I just tell people that the sweating cools me off, like when a dog pants. Hey, they already think I'm crazy...
June 20th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oh no...these books will done by the time I go to bed Sunday and the jackhammering isn't until next Friday or Monday. So it will be my garden planning plant kid time.

Maybe I'll do retail therapy and just make sure the cell phone is within reach. :-)
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