Friday, August 08, 2008

Contest winner and update on Tommy

The winner of a signed copy of Victoria Dahl's A Rake's Guide to Pleasure is...MEME! Yay! MEME, send your mailing address to me at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com, and I'll pass it on to Victoria.

In other news...our foster dog Tommy got adopted! He left us a week ago to go live with a very nice couple and their very active nine-month-old puppy, who will provide him with a lot more exercise (and possibly a heart attack) than Meadow ever could. The new mom reports that he's doing fantastic.

In writing Spencer's short story, I've revamped (ha! Get it?? I kill me.) his playlist, adding a few more familiar tunes and rearranging the rest so they flow better. (Y'know, so it's like an actual DJ put it together and not someone who quickly added 20 era-appropriate songs to get the site ready in time for the book launch.) It's a great playlist for a Friday in the summertime, so enjoy!

I've got company coming this weekend, so I've gotta go clean the house and buy food and figure out how to make the dishwasher child-safe (the bottom piece fell off--the part that the fixit guy opens to work on the wiring--and now there's a gaping hole, which is perfectly safe as long as you don't stick your hand in there--in other words, if you don't act like a little kid).

Wish me luck.


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Now playing: Ritchie Valens - Come On, Let's Go
via FoxyTunes

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6 Comments:

Congrats on getting Tommy a new home. that's awesome. Good luck with company. :)

Posted by: Blogger Ruby (Mouth) at 8/08/2008 11:19 AM

Do you still have the bottom piece of the dishwasher? If so, tape it back on, more securely than you think would be necessary. If not, scrounge up some cardboard and do the same.

Right after our daughter was born some friends came by to bring us a casserole. Their two small kids quickly demonstrated exactly how un-childproofed our kitchen was - it was literally their first stop once the door closed.

Sorry, was I supposed to be more reassuring? Oops.

Posted by: Blogger Dave S. at 8/08/2008 12:36 PM

I hope you're surviving the weekend!! :)

Posted by: Anonymous Jess at 8/09/2008 4:29 PM

Yay, I'm so happy puppy found a good home. :)

Congrats to the giveaway winner. :)

Posted by: Blogger Rebekah (the_littleminx) at 8/10/2008 10:32 PM

Congrats on Tommy getting adopted...it sounds like he will be very happy there.

How is your weekend going? Did you make the dishwasher child safe?

I hope that you are having a wonderful time.

Posted by: Blogger Lori T at 8/10/2008 10:33 PM

Thanks for the advice, Dave! We tried taping it but it kept falling off, so we went with the cardboard.

Thanks to everyone for the congrats on Tommy and the good wishes for the weekend! Everyone had a wonderful time, especially the kids and Meadow. I was stunned how much she loved being around them--it was a whole new side of our dog.

More on that tomorrow!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 8/10/2008 10:59 PM

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