Congratulations to Dru - winner of Friday's Caption Contest. I've contacted Dru about her choice of prizes. Thanks to all who commented and/or left captions.
I had a bit of a downer a couple days ago. Received a rejection on a short story I'd submitted to a national magazine. It wasn't the rejection that stung so much as the timing. The submission guidelines gave a three month turn-around time on responses. Mine took less than two weeks. Evidently, the first person to read it gave it a thumbs down and immediately hit the 'send rejection' button (one of the drawbacks of electronic submissions).
Until that form rejection letter arrives.
* sigh *
Best wishes to my Jewish friends on the beginning of Passover. May your celebration be a joyous one.
I'm currently enjoying: Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
Groaner of the day: There was this guy who supported his local Little League team by making the bats for them in his woodshop. On game days, he would place the bats under a hedge near the street, and someone from the team would pick them up on the way to the ballpark.
One day, some Japanese children came to the guy's door, and asked if they might play in his yard they even offered him a Japanese dollar if he would come out and play with them. The guy agreed and joined them. He was having so much fun romping and cavorting with the children, that he completely forgot there was a game that day, didn't get the bats out, and the team had to forfeit.
The moral of the story is that if you ever get a yen to gambol, be sure to hedge your bats.
(Oh my Lord, that's awful.)