Well, here we are...it's blog day again and, as the title says...I got nuthin! I have had a fairly calm and pleasant week, so no rampant stupidity to rage against. I don't have a new release looming, so no frantic last minute scurrying or shameless promotion, and I'm not slaying any dragons, so no whining or freaking out. So I guess I'll just do a simple year-end summary to tie a bow around 2022.
I had two new releases this year, which are humming along, selling a few copies here and there. So if you or anyone you know needs a good (funny) fiction read, share Murder by Dummies with them. If a heart-tugging nonfiction read is what they need, be sure to tell them about Life with a Demented Drama Queen.
(Okay, maybe just a little shameless promotion.)
Remember the coffee creamer post where I was begging for ideas on how to survive the onslaught of holiday creamer flavors that bumped my preferred flavors off the shelves of the grocery store for months at a time?
Well, I'm pleased to report that I am surviving the holidays nicely thanks to tips from our readers. I have taken to mixing my own creamer using half and half, artificial sweetener, baking flavor emulsions, and a little heavy whipping cream. I tried some of the flavored sugar free coffee sweeteners, but the flavors were all "off" as far as I was concerned. What I found was that the baking flavorings (emulsions) actually worked the best and gave me a flavor that I felt more closely aligned to what I felt it should be.
The difference between my solution and the off-the-shelf option is virtually undetectable and since it is mostly dairy products, it is most likely much healthier for me than whatever crack they are putting in the branded creamer products.
Our feline companion has survived the year in fine form. He made out like a freaking bandit on Christmas, with several new toys. While he loved the purring kitten and purring sloth (why a sloth purrs, I'm not entirely sure), but the toy that really caught his attention was the huge, fuzzy mouse that glows in the dark. Took us a while to realize that the reason he loved it so much is that the darn thing is filled with catnip.
Which just goes to show that we each have our own brand of crack.
NOW, BRING THAT BAD BOY ON...LET'S ROCK IT!
I intend to ride this sucker like it was a rented mule. How about you guys? You in?
So…that’s my story, obsessive and optimistic, and I’m stickin’ to it. Hang on tight now ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!