Thursday, February 14, 2008

Until next time, Katie Couric...


JK Rowling had the sorting hat. We have the choosing shoes. (Please admire these beautiful new shoes Child #4 got for the Father-Daughter Dance.)

I really enjoyed playing Katie Couric. Perhaps a little much! I may dress up as Katie Couric for Halloween. I've been a pirate for the last three years, and it's time for a change anyway. Maybe I could talk hubby into going as Matt Lauer.

When it came right down to it, Child #4, not Eileen Cook, chose the winning commenter for a copy of the very well written, very funny, very why-isn't-it-longer UNPREDICTABLE.

I could've predicted (ha, ha!) that Eileen would cave on the who-gets-to-choose thing.

Why?

First off, Child #4 can tap dance, and Eileen, um, really can't. Sorry, Eileen, but it was bound to come out at some point.

Second, it's pretty tough to say no to child #4. Ask anyone in my family, including Child #1, #2 and #3, Dorothy the Dog, the two veiled chameleons and our newest addition, the rat. You might be wondering (or not) what happened to Squirtle, our mean, red-eyed dwarf hamster. Without going into all sorts of sordid details, Dorothy's a dog, and the hamster escaped from her cage and was wandering recklessly around our house...

Ahem. Back to Eileen Cook, Debut Author Extraordinaire.

The winner of Eileen's very very marvelous, very very funny debut novel is: Bill Clark of Greenwich Gossip

So, email me your snail mail addy at: barrieDOTsummyATgmailDOTcom

For those of you who didn't win, thank you for participating. Now, just go buy the book. You'll feel better; Eileen'll feel better; I feel better. It's a win-win-win situation.

I promise I will get all the books I owe into the mail this week. Thus fulfilling New Year's Resolution #5.

Oh, yeah, I keep forgetting to do this. Here's the link to the first chapter of Eileen Cook's UNPREDICTABLE.

17 comments:

Laura said...

awe...I did not win? I never win!

Well, guess I will go look for her book and buy it!

thanks for sharing!

Barrie said...

Laura--what are you doing up so late???

Christina Phillips said...

The shoes are very pretty!!

Whoops on the poor hamster. I'm afraid I know that feeling from the past. But do you really have a rat??!

Barrie said...

Christina, we really do have a rat. And it's totally creeping me out. It's very long. Yuck!

Mrs. Annie said...

See, there was this dog...I love it and completely understand about child #4. What is about that number? They get away with all sorts of random things!

Love the way you write!

Barrie said...

Mrs. Annie, you made my day!!!!

Sherry said...

I haven't been blogging around much lately but I've missed your wit!! And I love daughter #4's gorgeous dancing shoes!!! Adding Eileen's book to my list of TBR!! (and sympathies on the loss of the hamster...poor thing!!!!).

Patti said...

is it sad that i noticed how wonderfully clean your floor is...

J.K. Mahal said...

Thanks for the link. I've been wanting to read this book, It's on my "to buy" list.

Jen

Beth said...

One of the (many) great things about blogging - being able to promote the work of your friends. I've done it and have been pleased and proud to be able to!

I think at one time or another we've had just about every creature a child could ever want in this home - BUT - I drew the line at a rat!

Barrie said...

Sherry, I've missed you. Hope you're feeling better.

Barrie said...

Patti, you mean how clean THAT SECTION of my floor is. :)

Barrie said...

Jen, you'll love it. And I hope your writing goes smoothly.

Barrie said...

Beth, I will admit that I'm having a tough time with the rat. Although, there's a teeny tiny part of me that's starting to feel sorry for him. I almost bought him a toy at the pet store yesterday.

Larramie said...

Agree, Barrie. Why isn't UNPREDICTABLE longer?!

Kellan said...

You really have a rat? I just spent the weekend at a friends ranch that I lovingly call the "Mouse House" and I am telling you - I can't sleep in any house with mice or rats. Good to see you - take care - Kellan

Barrie said...

Larramie, thank you. I love it when people agree with me. :)

And, Kellan, I am not at all comfortable with a rat as a pet. Yuck!