Sunday, November 30, 2008

RRW Christmas Exchange on Facebook

For all you book lovers out there, you are invited to visit the Red River Writers Christmas Exchange on Facebook at There are over 200 books listed along with videos and other postings. Always fun to browse unique indie titles especially for the holidays (warning: also very addictive). In fact if you aren't doing anything this cyber Monday, come take a gander. If you are busy, the event runs through 12/21, so stop by later.

I will admit I am new to Facebook and still bumbling my way around, but it is the RRW Writers Christmas Exchange. If you aren't part of the Facebook community, come join and be friend us.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Free Kibble

I received an email today from Free Kibble that their site has generated enough kibble to feed over 500,000 nutritious meals to homeless dogs and cats across the country. If you are not familiar with this site,, was created by Mimi Ausland, an Oregon 12-year old, who wanted to help feed hungry animals. Every day you can go to and answer a trivia question (Bow Wow Trivia) and they will donate 10 pieces of kibble to animal shelters to feed hungry dogs. Then you can go to and play Meow Trivia to help shelters feed hungry cats.

If you haven't been to this site, check it out. It is a fun and wonderful way to support our loving fine furry friends.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Charles Schulz Birthday

A little trivia here. Today would have been Charles Schulz 86 birthday. The creator of Peanuts was born November 26, 1922 and past away from colon cancer February 12, 2000. Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950 and ran for nearly 50 years without interruption and appeared in more than 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries.

To get your daily dose of Snoopy, you can visit Peanuts free online library at and coming soon, a brand new

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Sandman World’s End Volume 8 by Neil Gaiman

Two co-workers are driving back to Chicago late one night when it starts to snow. Despite the fact it was June, Brant did not think this odd, just slowed down from eighty to sixty. He thought about waking Charlene but she was sleeping so soundly. That is when something huge and strange ran out on to the road causing Brant to lose control of the vehicle through a fence, down an embankment before crashing into a tree. After pulling Charlene out of the wreckage the two made their way through the storm to an Inn, The World’s End.

At the Inn, they encountered individuals and creatures from different realms and times than their own. As the visitors waited out the storm they gathered and shared their stories. From the politics of Faire to an air burial in Necropolis Litharge, each of tales takes you on an imaginative and sometimes mystical journey. But what drew all these strangers to the World’s End? What is behind this epic storm? And will Brant and Charlene be able to make their way back home?

World's End is one of my favorites of the Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman. Rich imaginative storytelling where you never quite know where the path is leading you, but you are loving the ride. It is really a story within a story and sometimes there is even a story within that story.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pygmy Hippo

I heard about this on the news last night, I had no idea there even were pygmy hippos, but my gosh, how CUTE!!! My sister said that her beagles would be bigger than this.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sister's Halloween Party

Still recovering from the Annual Martin Macabre All Hallows Eve Ball from this past weekend. My sister puts it on and it is always a “spooktacular” event from the intriguing invitations to the eerie edibles.

She totally out did herself on the invites, which were coffins...and not the kind out of paper. They were decorated miniature wooden coffins with the invites inside. And did I mention they glowed in the dark? Oh yes my fine fiendish friends, they so glowed in the dark.

She served spider-spun confections, phantom pizza pies, and chilling desserts. Her table decorations were simply sinister and I was quite impressed with the feature she had at the head of the table, though it was not.

Witch Hats
Table Decor
NuggetAfter devouring our feast, we all gathered around and watched the lyrical tale of personal hygiene gone awry, Sweeney Todd.

It was a marvelously macabre evening.

Here is one of the awesome invitations she made:

Coffin Invitation
Coffin Invite
Coffin Invite

Tuesday, November 4, 2008