It seems like I have a half-hundred little things I want to write about, but not enough time to do any of them justice.
So today you get a hodgepodge of miscellany. A hodgelany. If my regular blogs are nutritiously balanced meals, served with an eye for presentation... well... then this blog is going to be more like you coming over to my house and eating fish sticks directly off the cookie sheet while sitting on my couch. Tasty, but strictly no-frills.
Item 1) What I dressed up for this Halloween.
If you hadn't already heard the news, crawl out from under your rock and look HERE.
"Ah yes," Dumbledore thought to himself. "That young Potter is a lovely bit of crumpet if I've ever seen one. I wonder if he'd fall for the old 'pull something out of my hat' routine...."
"Five points for Gryffindor!"
My accomplice in the photos is none other than my lovely ladyfriend, Sarah. It really wouldn't have been a funny costume if I hadn't been able to chase her around the party all night, groping shamelessly by the punchbowl and occasionally making suggestions that would make a fanfic author blush.
Item 2) Name of the Wind just made Publisher's Weekly's list of the top 150 books of the year. There were only seven books in the Sci-fi/Fantasy category, so I'm pretty flattered by that.
Item 3) Name of the Wind was also named one of the top ten Fantasy/Sci-fi books of the year by Amazon.
Item 4) Name of the Wind is the only fantasy novel to make it onto both of those lists.
Item 4-a (corollary) I rock the house. And, by virtue of association, so do you.
Lastly, because the blog has been getting swamped with spam advertising comments, you now have to do one of those mildly irritating security countermeasures in order to leave a comment. Please don't let this dissuade you from making your usual witticisms. I crave them, and if they are not forthcoming, I may curl into a wretched emo ball and weep piteously.