Posted by Nancy Northcott Nov 27 2015, 12:40 am
Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the day, whether or not you celebrated Thanksgiving!
Since yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US, of course, today is that frenzied day of marathon shopping known as Black Friday. The name comes from the goal of retail stores to make enough that one day to put them in the black for the year. Yeah. I won’t be helping. I’m all for businesses making money, but I hate crowds, especially frenzied ones.
I may venture out to our local independent bookstore, though probably not as it’s in a shopping center. I certainly won’t be going to the mall. Instead, I’m going to be working on my other Light Mage Wars Christmas story, “The Magic Christmas Guy,” which will be out next month. When I’m not doing that, I’ll be pondering the upcoming Star Wars film and maybe watching this video, Pentatonix performing the Star Wars themes at the American Music Awards:
We all love Star Wars around here, of course, and this video is fabulous. Watching the film clips in it reminded me of falling in love with Star Wars all those years ago.
If you’re not familiar with Pentatonix, you’re in for a treat. I discovered them last year when their video of “The Little Drummer Boy” got a lot of play on the internet.
I was watching this Star Wars video yesterday afternoon, with it blown up to fill my computer screen, while the boy hovered in the background. When the video ended, he said, “This movie better be good.”
It’s the holiday juggernaut film, with huge expectations built up. So we have our fingers crossed! And I’ll probably watch this video a few more times between now and the movie’s opening on December 18.
I caught last night’s episode of Haven–not a rerun, which was kind of surprising–after dinner, and we watched the first half of the Carolina Panthers vs. the Dallas Cowboys before our guests arrived. The Panthers won, 33-14, and it appears to us that both Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly are going to be very expensive for Carolina to retain, come contract time.
Today we’re just hanging out and avoiding any place that might have a crowd. I’ll be here in the Lair some and home the rest of the time, most likely. The cabana boys, gladiators, and hockey hunks will be conferring with Sven about decorating the Lair for the holidays, and the banditas will still be on holiday. Ermengarde is flying around, working off her big meal from yesterday, and the GR is holed up in his room, muttering about something. We’re hoping this doesn’t mean he’s thinking up trouble.
Feel free to join us before, after, or instead of hitting the holiday sales.
We’re also celebrating the release of Forget Me Not, an anthology to benefit Alzheimer’s and Brain Health. Caren contributed the Lakewood Confidential novella, which ties into her Cross Springs series.
The authors are also giving away a Kindle. For more details on the anthology and the giveaway, check out Caren’s website.
Meanwhile, kick back and hang with us a while. Sven has some pretty little sandwiches (no turkey), and the bar is open.
If you had a holiday yesterday, how was it? Did you go shopping today? If not, what are you doing instead? What would you like from the Lair bar?