In any case, I was recently interviewed by two local reporters, and the first article appeared on the front page of the Lifestyles section of Sunday’s Scranton Times. Here’s the piece.
Several of Toney’s friends called yesterday morning about it, so I guess my secret is out? Oh well. If I want to sell books, I can’t keep it to myself, right? It still makes me a little uneasy, though…
Over the weekend I posted something new at CrossroadsRoad dotcom. You can read it here.
I’m going to start updating CrossroadsRoad, occasionally, with personal stories that might appeal to folks who would also enjoy the novel. The Surf Report is all-over-the-place, and I want that site to be more focused and slowed-down. So, stay tuned, but don’t be expecting daily (or even weekly) updates. They’re going to be few and far between, but hopefully of good quality.
Over the weekend a hashtag game popped-up on Twitter, and I got all wrapped up in it. People all over the world were posting #fatbands — names of existing bands adjusted for fatness. For instance: Rage Against the Exercise Machine. Or, one of my favorites (by Aaron Starmer): Crosby, Crosby, and Crosby.
You get the idea, right? Here are the ones I posted:
My Morning Jacket Potato
The Velvet Wonderbread
The Hoodoo Ho-Hos
Crowded Waffle House
Teddy Seatbelt Extendergrass
XXL Cool J
Bear Claw Naked Ladies
Ben’s Five Folds
I think that’s all of them… Ridiculous. However, I’m proud of the Teddy Pendergrass entry. And, of course, Ham Halen. Heh.
Please use the comments link to continue with this stoopid thing. Stoopid but fun, and dangerously addictive (be careful!).
And finally, I received an email from Clive Bull today. A few weeks ago he suddenly announced he was leaving his legendary late-night radio show in London.
Shocked, I sent him a brief note of support, and he actually wrote back to me. It took a while, but he sent a very nice reply. He’s a class act.
And, I’d like to make that the second part of the Question of the Day (in addition to #fatbands): I’d like to know if you’ve ever had correspondence with a celebrity. It could have been via email or Twitter or handwritten letters, it doesn’t matter. I’d just like to know about it.
Please bring us up to date in the comments box below.
And I’ll try to post a real update tomorrow. Sorry for this quickie… But it’s slightly better than nothing, right? …Hello?
See you guys on Tuesday.
Have a great day!