This is the best image of the cover I could find. Copied it off of Amazon. It looks like...trees? Snowy trees? Well, there were definitely snowy trees in my book :)
I'm excited about it. I love having the books releasing in hardcover, large print.
THANK YOU THORNDIKE for deciding to handle my books.
These are intended mainly for libraries. They're expensive.
But just in case you'd like one, a Christmas gift for an elderly person perhaps, and when they said "This is all you got me? One measely book?" You can say, "Hey, this cost a lot of money, Grandma. I spent plenty on you, quit whining!"
(I just love sweet holiday moments like that, don't you?)
And I think I'm good at it. Not great, but good. Better'n those lame frozen crusts.
So for Thanksgiving, sure, I'll make the pie. Pumpkin, right? No, we need pecan, too.
It's not that big a crowd. Plus we'll be stuffed. We don't need two pies. Puhleeeeeze, Mom, it's THANKSGIVING.
Sure, fine, whatever, I'll make a pumpkin and a pecan pie.
Uh, and can we have lemon meringue, too?
Three pies? Three? For the eight of us?
Over kill, with real killing considering we'll probably eat ourselves to death.
But it's my FAVORITE!!!!!! It's THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!
FINE! Three pies.
What do three pies have to do with The Planet of the Apes, you ask?
That moment above in the picture is the moment that Charleton Heston sees the Statue of Liberty's head laying on it's side in the sand. Remember? Remember the screaming? Remember how he fell to his knees and screamed with the horror and tragedy and total ruination of his life?
I had that moment, when I lay the third pie crust down on the pie pan and realized it was too small. About four square inches of crust too small. Not HUGELY too small, I'd have seen that coming and rolled the first pie crust out a smidgen thinner.
And that is how The Planet of the Apes, Thanksgiving, Pie and Mary intersect.
If you know the answer to any of these questions please notify me. Immediately.
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'...but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?
Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.
Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!
If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?
If corn oil is made from corn, & vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your...next question
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going?'
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table, you always manage to knock something else over?
1) If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you. 2) There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control. 3) Apple pays Chuck Norris 99 cents every time he listens to a song. 4) Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. 5) Chuck Norris can eat just one Lay's potato chip. 6) Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink. 7) Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise. 8) Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird. 9) There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live. 10) Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
The review isn't online yet, just the rating, but Keli Gwyn saw it and sent it.
Belle Tanner just buried her third worthless husband under a sprawling tree. Her main concerns now are her daughters and getting her cattle to market before winter sets in. She hires cowpuncher Silas Harden to help drive the cattle across the Rockies, a treacherous trip. Silas just escaped marrying against his will -- only to lose his ranch in the process. With both Belle and Silas determined never to get tangled up with marriage again, love seems bound to lasso them in. Will they survive the drive and make it to the winter unhitched? (BARBOUR, Jan., 320 pp., $10.97)
Connealy has written another wonderful historical, and her trademark humor is apparent throughout. There's also romance, adventure and even some suspense thrown in. Don't miss this great new read.
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LONGEST CALCULATOR WORD The art of calculator spelling--Type in numbers and turn the calculator upside down and you've got a word. The longest is 53177187714 which spells hILLBILLIES. Eleven letters long. A close second 378193771 or ILLEGIBLE with nine letters.
English is a language which permits the legitimate extension of existing words to serve new purposes by the addition of prefixes and suffixes.
This is sometimes referred to as agglutinative construction.
This process can create arbitrarily long words: for example, the prefixes pseudo (false, spurious) and anti (against, opposed to) can be added as many times as desired.
A word like anti-aircraft (pertaining to the defense against aircraft) is easily extended to anti-anti-aircraft (pertaining to counteracting the defense against aircraft, a legitimate concept) and can from there be prefixed with an endless stream of "anti-"s, each time creating a new level of counteraction. More familiarly, the addition of numerous "great"s to a relative, e.g. great-great-great-grandfather, can produce words of arbitrary length.
"Antidisestablishmentarianism" is the longest common example of a word formed by agglutinative construction, as follows (the numbers succeeding the word refer to the number of letters in the word):
establish (9) to set up, put in place, or institute (originally from the Latin stare, to stand)
dis-establish (12) to end the established status of a body, in particular a church, given such status by law, such as the Church of England
disestablish-ment (16) the separation of church and state (specifically in this context it is the political movement of the 1860s in Britain)
anti-disestablishment (20) opposition to disestablishment
antidisestablishment-ary (23) of or pertaining to opposition to disestablishment
antidisestablishmentari-an (25) an opponent of disestablishment
antidisestablishmentarian-ism (28) the movement or ideology that opposes disestablishment
The use of additional affixes could stretch the word to the oft-cited 'pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism' (34) or 'antidisestablishmentarianisticalized,' (36)