First order of business?  Tamika is the winner of Thursday’s prize!  Wahoo!  Let me know what sort of image you’re looking for in the banner image and I’ll start working on it.  (I make no guarantees of speed on delivery, however, as I’m still getting accustomed to my Mac.)

Our grand prize drawing will be at 4 p.m. MST today.  That should allow people to get some last comments in so they can up their chances of winning.  I want to be fair.  I’ll be pulling names from a hat.  (And you might even get video of it!)
On to other news.  How many of you dream of reading this sort of biography about yourself?  “Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Circle Awards, Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor, and has received over 40 honorary degrees?  Respected [insert whatever here], loved by millions, spent five weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list, etc.”
Yeah, got me a little emotional last night.  A biography along this line was given for David McCullough last night at a concert I attended.  He was one of two guests appearing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their annual Christmas concert.  (Natalie Cole was the other.)  Totally got emotional.
And, yes, I’m LDS.  Deal with it.
But, I must admit, the thought crossed my mind a time or two, “That could be me someday.  I could be the guest narrator with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  I just have to write a killer book or ten and then I can do it.”
Yeah, I can dream, right?
December is rapidly passing me by.  Fortunately I’ve most of my Christmas shopping done.  I don’t know if I’ll finish draft 1 before my birthday.  (Which is a week from tomorrow.)  Sigh.  I feel so old sometimes.
Oh well.  If I don’t hit my birthday goal, it’s going to be bumped to Christmas.  That’d give me 6 extra days and I could still make the draft be my gift to myself.
Fingers crossed.
Until 4 p.m. my friends.