Three Dog Night

 Posted by at 2:35 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102013

Last night was definitely a three dog night here in Apache Junction, with the wind blowing and the temperature dropping down to 33º. It was so cold that I was tempted to call my pal Chris Yust and see if I could borrow a couple of her poodles to keep my feet warm. But please don’t tell her that or I’ll never hear the end of it.

Between the cold, the fact that I’m avoiding the sunlight as much as possible until this skin treatment is finished, and because I’m working on the new issue of the paper, I never went outside until late in the afternoon, and that was just long enough to dump our holding tank.

Miss Terry was just as busy, catching up on her paperwork and then making one of my favorite dinners, anchovy garlic aioli. It’s quick and easy to make and is delicious. Terry shared the recipe a while back, and you can find it here. I keep hoping Terry will get back to her recipe blog, but I think the only way that’s going to happen is if I hire a secretary/bookkeeper/circulation manager to take over some of her other duties.

And of course, there was the usual pile of e-mails to sort through. One was from a fellow who sent me a fifteen page outline of an idea he had for a book that I should write, with his input, and that he was sure it would be a bestseller that would make us both rich. Every author I know gets approached like this this over and over, and I was tempted to reply like one of my author friends does, saying, “You’ve got just one idea for a bestseller? Wow, I’ve got hundreds of them! But I wish you luck with yours.” I keep telling Terry that I need to have Greg White figure out some way to install a USB port in the side of my head so I can get all of the book ideas in there out to my computer. And, NO, Greg, that doesn’t mean I want you coming at my cranium with a soldering iron and a screwdriver!

If you want something different to read today, check out my friend Sharon Delarose’s King of the Forest, which is part of her An Acre of America Backyard Nature Series, is free today on Amazon. You’ll never look at a patch of grass or a woodlot the same way again.

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Bad Nick managed to get some keyboard time yesterday, too, posting a fun new Bad Nick blog titled Dad Lied. Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

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