At the start of this week new week, I have grave news.
A dear friend of mine has left us over the weekend, a most terrible accident. I'm still trying to keep it together, but since most of you never had the chance to meet my friend, this is my way to keep our memory alive. This one goes out to you, my dear friend ...
Our friendship began at Wal-Mart, a place kind of boring.
At a time when my brain was storming new stories.
I trusted your drive, confiding each and every plot.
When memory failed, you were there, backing me up.
We worked on three stories together, over four years.
A book for my wife, a high epic, and YA with fears.
I swear I was with you, more than I slept.
Then came the tragedy - you fell, you slipped.
I heard the crash and I looked down.
I saw you there, shattered on the ground.
I gathered you up and tried not to cry.
Why did I let you go, why oh why?
I'd cry even more if I wasn't so needy,
Having transferred our work to another PC.
So long and farewell, to a fellow busy bee.
Rest in pieces, my ever faithful, USB ...
*sniff* Sorry ... gotta get a tissue ...
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Okay, joking aside, I did lose my USB over the weekend, seconds, and I mean seconds, after I transferred everything onto my PC. Huge sigh of relief since it really did contain four years of work. Now it's all in a new USB and my notebook, so let this be a gentle reminder to be sure to backup your stuff often. You never know when crap happens.
I think that "Mr. Butterfingers" gag last week jinxed me ...
Anyway, I've been bombarded by spam lately, in the comments and my email, so I've taken some measures by doing an experiment this week, so I apologize in advance for screening comments with word verification. It's only for a week. That might be long enough to make the bots go away? It better. I like to eat Spam, not read it.
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Feel free to visit these awesome bloggers who've joined us since last week! Here's your honorary Shout-Out, you two!
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Update: This is one of those grr weeks. That's what happens when I don't have a chance to squeeze a single new word in, just editing CP feedback, but I can't say this coming week will be any better (kind of hard to concentrate when people come to your door for candy every couple minutes). What's the hang up? Winterizing, mostly, but I really can't complain. Knowing what's going on along the East Coast right now is concerning. Thankfully they've had plenty of warning to store up and evacuate. To my friends along the EC, I wish you well.
How was your weekend, guys? What item have you accidentally destroyed and mourned over? What's your favorite Spam flavor?
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