QUIBBLES & BITS
Yay, yay, yay, yay. Danny made the finals of So You Think You Can Dance. Despite bad edits. Despite the jidges (misspelled on purpose) pompous assertion that he was "arrogant," and that he "couldn't connect with the audience." Obviously, he connected just fine. And what's even better, talent won out and. . .wait, where am I? Oh yes, my Dead Guy blog.
Starting over again...
Yay, yay, yay, yay. Dead Guy's own Abby Zidle was kind enough to send me the following:
Top 10 Romance Fiction by Booklist
Adieu, My Love. By Lynn M. Turner. Avalon.
Agnes and the Hitman. By Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. St. Martin*s.
Billionaires Prefer Blondes. By Suzanne Enoch. Avon.
A Distant Magic. Mary Jo Putney. Del Rey.
The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter. By Mary Ellen Dennis. Five Star.
Let's Misbehave. By Lisa Plumley. Zebra.
Rough and Ready. By Sandra Hill. Berkley Sensation.
Soul Song. By Marjorie M. Liu. Dorchester.
Tempting. Susan Mallery. HQN.
Virgin River. By Robyn Carr. MIRA.
Yay, me. I mean, yay Mary Ellen :-)
In case you're wondering why I listed (the 10 top Booklist) romance novels on a mystery blog, I am Mary Ellen Dennis and The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter is a "paranormal history-mystery-romance." But it costs more than $6.95, so please request it at your library.
Okay...it's summertime and I'm in a really good mood, so let's have some fun, eh?
Here are some fun facts that you might (or might not) be able to use in your
1] A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
2] A whale's penis is called a dork.
3] An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
4] A rat can survive longer without water than a camel.
5] A "jiffy" is a unit of time representing 1/100th of a second.
6] Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
7] George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
8] Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps. (My guess is that Fess Parker didn't!)
9] In the 40s the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it "Bitch."
10] A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size.
11] It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary. (Take that all you authors who have set your books in Siena and named your protagonist Mary!)
12] Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the frat house with drawings of his characters.
13] On April 15, 1912, the SS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. . .including, of course, Leonardo DiCaprio :-) Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of Robertson's fictional ship was the Titan.
Now. . .who can add a fun fact?