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Monday, February 19, 2007

I totally forgot today was a holiday until my husband called about ten minutes ago and reported that he was at work already. Normally, it takes him about an hour to get to the university (and that's driving in the hov lane), but today, it only took him about thirty minutes. Which leads me the following, which I've been wanting to say for quite a while...

Dear Washington DC,

I've lived near/in/around you for a long time now, and I like your free museums, amazing festivals (like Shakespeare in Washington), and ornate looking buildings that always turn out to house something like the Department of Root Vegetables and Filing Cabinets.

However, I have to admit my love for you isn't as strong as it once was. Sitting in the car for an hour and a half to go thirty miles? Not fun! Trying to find a parking space downtown? Ha! And, finally, let me just say that although I understand the need for traffic lights, why must they always be set on a cycle so that you never (EVER) get through more than two green lights in a row? I've been trying for more years than I care to admit to make it through three, and still the score is me=0, lights=always win.


In other news, this week's contest is all about the supernatural. Since I'm giving away books that all revolve around it in one way or another, what's the strangest/spookiest/most supernatural thing that's ever happened to you?

You can tell me by commenting here, or by sending me an email (elizabeth at elizabethwrites dot com) Replies must be in by midnight EST on Friday, February 23rd, and then I'll draw four names at random and send each of those four people a book! Though you can only reply once, you can reply no matter where you live (I will ship books overseas), or if you've won something from me in the past.

Books I'll be giving away are: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, Tam Lim by Pamela Dean, Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, and Rhymes With Witches by Lauren Myracle.


Blogger Little Willow said...

I will hear my previous cats meow from time to time. Twinkie moreso than Spooky. Always makes me smile. Often makes me want to cry.

I know I've tripped over Twinkie. She loved to run past me on stairs and be underfoot/weave between feet and beat people to the bottom of the stairs.

My mother hears Twinkie too. She will call me and say, "Twinkie visited here today," after spotting a cat-shaped circle indentation on the sheets in her guest room. Note that she lives somewhere Twinkie never saw in her life. (As do I, but it's a given that Twink would follow me wherever I went.)

Hollywood just jumped on the laptop and hit random keys which, oddly, were part of the weird word verification below.

February 19, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Last month my mom, friend and I were out driving and a sheet of BLUE lightning flashed down all around us. Spooky, but very cool.

February 21, 2007 7:30 PM  

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