Friday, August 31, 2012

What Day is It?

Wow, I must be getting really set in my ways.  I post on Tuesday instead of Monday and it throws off my whole week.  It's Thursday, right?  Only it's late in the day so you'll probably read this on Friday.

Well, TGIF, gang.

On Tuesday, I helped Maria Zannini celebrate the release of her new book, Mistress of the Stone, by offering a drawing for a free copy.  Everyone who leaves a comment on that post (unless they ask not to be included) will have a chance to win.  To give everyone a chance to enter, I'll keep the giveaway open until 5:00 PM next Thursday, September 6. 

 In fact, if I get 20 entries in the giveaway drawing, I'll give away a copy to two lucky winners.

So if you missed that post, go back and leave a comment here.

Looking ahead... on September 5, it will be my pleasure to host author Marilyn Meredith who will be telling us about her latest release, Raging Water.  Marilyn's also got a very special contest for us, so you won't want to miss it.


And on September 17, I'll be having fun with Alex Cavanaugh's latest blogfest, Genre Favorites.

Switching from books to TV.  When I was a kid (back in the dark ages), we had the three networks and maybe PBS and one independant channel that mostly showed old movies. New programming was on from fall to early spring. Summer meant reruns.

Then came cable networks. Now some of my favorites are wrapping up their season in the fall and the cliffhangers are everywhere. My favorite favorite? Burn Notice. Mike, Fi, Sam, and Jesse stranded in Panama after Mike's boss at the CIA tried to have them killed. 

How about you? Are you a fan of any summer cable network shows? What's your favorite? Did it end the season in a cliffhanger?

Funny of the Day:  (Someone told me this one today and I've just got to pass it along.)

It's Easter and the pastor has called all the little children, dressed in their Easter finery, to the front of the church to sit around him.

"Today is Easter," he tells them, "and you all look so beautiful. Today we're going to talk about the resurrection. Does anyone know what the resurrection is?"

One little boy raises his hand and the pastor says, "Wonderful.  Will you tell us what the resurrection is?"

The boy answers, "I'm not exactly sure but I know if  you get one lasting more than four hours, you gotta call a doctor."


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Burn Notice is one of my favorite shows! So is Psych. Yes, I do remember the days of only a couple channels. And UHF.
Thanks for mentioning my blogfest!

Linda G. said...

Ha! You got me giggling at your funny story again.

I love Burn Notice, too. That one always seems to end on cliffhanger.

Maria Zannini said...

I watch so little tv, I have not a clue what's on anymore.

TV was one of those activities that fell off my schedule when I started writing. Occasionally when something good comes on, I can catch it on Netflix or rely on the husband to tell me about it.

Thank you for the lovely offer to give away two books. Your are really too kind and generous.

I'm so glad you liked the book. That means a lot to me.

Julie Dao said...

I've never seen Burn Notice but I hear it is a great show! And I like the cover of that book, very dark and mysterious. Have a great weekend!

LD Masterson said...

Alex - Ah, UHF. Can you imagine trying to explain watching UHF to the cable generation?

LD Masterson said...

Linda G. - Take heart - Burn Notice will be back in November.

But you knew things were going to go badly as soon as Michael told Fi he would retire after they got Nate's killer.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - I watch almost nothing when it's actually on but I love to DVR my favorites to watch late at night.

And you're welcome.

Carol Kilgore said...

I watched Longmire earlier in the summer, but it's already had it's cliffhanger season ending.

Tara Tyler said...

saw that one coming and laughed thru to the end =D

game of thrones!!! just finished 3rd book and now have to wait for season 3 in march! ah!

LD Masterson said...

Carol - I've never watched Longmire. I'll have to catch it next season.

LD Masterson said...

Tara - You're quicker than I am. First time I read that joke I didn't see the punchline coming at all.