Terry was feeling back to normal by yesterday and woke up hungry, which is a good thing, because it was my turn. Whatever nasty bug hit her turned around and got me and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so sick in my life. I spent the day commuting between the bathroom and the couch and slept most of the time. Hopefully it will start to ease up a bit today like it did for Terry.
Since that’s about all I have new to report today, I’ll just fill you in on some random stuff I have not had room for in previous blogs. First off, we received and approved the proof of the print edition of Terry’s cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen. It is for sale on Amazon now.
I will probably tick off a few people with this, but to be honest, I don’t really care. I tell people over and over not to send me forwards about political stuff telling me Obama, Bush, or the Republicans or Democrats, or liberals or the conservatives or whoever are the devil incarnate. I also don’t want warm and fuzzy feel good forwards, and 99.9% of the rest of the forwarded crap that makes it to my Inbox. But there are some people who just don’t get it, even when I e-mail them back asking them not to send me things like that. I get a ton of e-mail every day and I just do not have time for such nonsense.
In the past I’ve tried blocking the e-mail addresses of people who ignore my requests, but my e-mail program only allows me to block a certain number of addresses. So the other day I got fed up and reported 7 e-mails as spam since the senders will not stop sending me forwards, and I wrote to tell them what I had done. I’m sure they didn’t appreciate that, but I don’t appreciate people imposing their crap on me either, and nothing else seems to get through to them.
The other day a regular blog reader wrote to tell me that he and his wife were in the market for a resale Thousand Trails campground membership and asked me where one finds them. They had found a couple of companies that deal in used memberships online, but wanted to eliminate the middle-man if possible. I belong to this Thousand Trails group on Facebook and have seen posts for memberships for sale on there occasionally, as well as on the RV Sites/Lots/Memberships for Sale section of the Escapees forum.
There are almost as many different memberships as there are campgrounds, and they do not all include the same benefits. Wherever you find a resale membership, be sure to get the membership number and call Thousand Trails at (800) 388-7788 and ask exactly what the membership includes and if there are any changes when it transfers ownership.
Be sure to enter this week’s Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook version of Birdsongs by my friend Jason Deas. It’s the first book in Jason’s excellent Benny James mystery series, a fast-paced tale centered on former FBI agent Benny James, who hoped to retire to a slower paced lifestyle on a houseboat but finds himself drawn into a murder investigation. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are automatically deleted. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
And finally, if you’re a mystery fan, our pal Donna McNicol’s Not a Whisper, the first book in her Klondike mystery series, is currently on sale for $2.99 at Amazon, saving you a buck. And don’t forget that Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series, is currently on sale for just 99¢ on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Thought For The Day – If a man says you’re ugly, he’s being mean. If a woman says you’re ugly she’s just jealous. But if a little kid says you’re ugly, you’re ugly.