Friday, December 19, 2008

The Blog About Being Lazy

Okay, not really. I'm not lazy, but I am really busy. I can't spend all my time visiting and then writing posts about eggs, can I? No, I have to try to fit the occasional book around my busy blogging schedule. Plus, I have this annoying distraction from my writing - it's called a family. And so, for the next couple of weeks, I'll be taking a break from the excitement of the Blogosphere. I plan to eat lots of eggs, drink lots of egg nog, sleep late, and oh yeah - celebrate Christmas!

Whatever holiday you celebrate - Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, Solstice, or something I haven't thought of - I hope you have a happy and peaceful celebration. See you in the New Year.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I Am the Egg Nog

Went back to the hideously addictive Blogthings site the other day. I don't know what's up at Blogthings, but when they see me coming, they think eggs. . .

You Are Eggnog

Rich, sweet, and probably a little drunk. Everyone who knows you tends to get a little fatter.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I Am the Egg Man

I took the great breakfast food quiz at Blogthings and it turns out I am the Egg Man. Goo goo kachoob.

I do love me a big, old-fashioned farmhouse breakfast, though. In fact, I am really eggs, bacon, pancakes, grapefruit and a side order of scrapple. Yes, scrapple. Now that's some good eating, folks.

Truthfully, most days I eat a nice bowl of organic cereal with soy milk and an english muffin. And if I have time to live it up, I might throw in a couple of slices of Canadian bacon. The eggs, pancakes and scrapple - that's just my fantasy breakfast. And a good thing, too. If I ate that way everyday, I'd be dead by now. So it's like Farmhouse Breakfast with Scrapple is who I fantasize about, but Shredded Spoonfuls with Silk is who I married.

Kind of like the difference between that fantasy guy in your head (say, Daniel Craig and his really big gun) and the really sweet, dependable guy you married. Daniel Craig would be a fun ride, but it would probably kill you even quicker than the scrapple. Ask Vesper Lynd.

You Are Eggs

Traditional and totally grown up, you truly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

You don't skimp on nutrition or quality. You're likely to take the time to make yourself a decent meal each morning.

You're a great cook, even if you aren't a showy one. You can make a feast out of simple ingredients.

The food you eat may be basic, but you prefer to think of it as classic.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

We Have a Winner - Er, Winners

It's been pointed out to me that I was a little unclear about the contest giveaway for the Christmas Ride clue on my blog. Some people thought there would be one winner for the blog and one winner for those who signed up for the newsletter. So to be fair, I'm going to pick one winner from the blog posts and one from the new newsletter subscribers. And I'll definitely try to be clearer about the contest rules in the future!

So from the blog posters, the winner is (drumroll please): Carlabuck Carlabuck, come on down! You get to choose either a $10 Amazon gift certificate or an iTunes gift certificate. Email me at and let me know which one you'd like to receive.

The newsletter subscriber who wins the other $10 gift certificate (either Amazon or iTunes) is: tigger9lt. I'll be contacting you via email this weekend to find out which certificate you want.

Congratulations to both of you! For those of you who are curious about how I picked the winners - I used the highly scientific method of having my son pull a name out of his Crocodile Dundee hat (or perhaps it is now his Hugh Jackman hat). This is the same careful methodology I use to decide what story to work on next.

For anyone who didn't guess, the correct answer is: Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas.

The big Christmas Ride prize of a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate is still up for grabs. If you'd like to enter here's what to do:

Add this Christmas carol to your list of carols for the Christmas Ride Grand Prize. Attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice! Send it to by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008!

For today's clue, visit Susanne Saville’s blog at And if you missed the first clue, you can go back to the first blogger's post and start from there. To do that, visit Patsy Parker at