But I digress. (plus, that is just too painful to think about any longer) Perhaps I should have called this blog "Tristram Shandy's Blog." :-P
Oh, but before I forget, HALELLUJAH, JAFFAR! 1) I finished that review book!!! and 2) The publishing company replied to my email and stated that they were aware of the errors (attributed to some sort of software glitch) and, because it's a print-on-demand setup, the new books will be unmarred by the aforementioned atrocities.
I smell chicken! Look!
I meant to attempt some sort of Tom Swifty post. But I'm not sure that that can be done, barring my resorting to referring to myself in the 3rd person and speaking in dialogue. So in lieu of that, I will just post some plain ol' Swifties (perhaps stretching the rules just a little) and hope that you will add your own. ^_^
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"Someone's punctured my tire," Tom said flatly.
"I hope you don't expect me to wait out here in 12-Degree weather," Jane said icily.
"I'll walk you home," he said, switching from his regularly operatic timbre, to a more pedestrian tone. (Ark ark!!)
Er, there doesn't have to be any continuity between them. That just sort of happened. OK, now I'll give you both barrels - the worst of the worst up with which I can come. ;)
"A Teutonic man! Guarding sheep in the field," she barked. (sock!)
"$500! That's a lot of dough," she said, her voice rising incredulously. (pow!)
"Personally, I can't stand Theodore Geisel and that thing in the hat," she said cattily. (oof!)
addendum : wow, I just read the Wikipedia thing I linked. They have some REALLY good ones. I'm going to have to use my Jedi powers to come up with some better ones! (she said Forcefully)