Whoa! Where is my head these days? On Monday, November 24, I told you about a great upcoming blogfest I found over on Lydia Kang's The World is My Oyster, but I forgot to post the logo/link on my sidebar. It's there now. This is a one day event, happening on December 16, so there's still plenty of time to join in.
Now for the bigger oops - I totally missed announcing the start of Maria Zannini's Christmas blog series, Do It Yourself Christmas.
Maria's lined up a great series of guests who are posting on Christmas food, crafts, and traditions. Even better, many of the posts include special giveaways. What more could you ask for? It started Wednesday so you'll want to go back and catch them all. My contribution will be posted on December 21. It's a recipe my family has loved for generations so I hope you'll come by. The link to this one is also on my sidebar so you won't forget.
Is everyone getting ready for Christmas?
Groaner of the Day: An enterprising journalist decided to get the scoop of the day by photographing the fearsome phantom that lived in the spooky old mansion house at the edge of town.
When he entered the house, armed with only his camera, the ghost decended upon him, moaning and wailing and clanking chains.
"I mean no harm; I just want your photograph," the journalist said bravely.
Surprisely, the ghost liked the idea and posed for a number of shots. The happy journalist rushed back to his darkroom and began developing the photos.
Unfortunately, they turned out to be so underexposed that the ghost couldn't be seen.
The journalist was so distraught, he went to a local pub to drown his sorrows. Some friends happened by and asked what was wrong. With a sigh, he told them,
"The spirit was willing, but the flash was weak."