Tuesday, November 1, 2011
But 1) we actually had a fine turnout this year! 2) the Lego kids came, along with various other adorable neighbor children; one was a carhop, and she brought not a bag but a tray! and 3) it's not good to blame trick-or-treaters or Snickers bars for my own lack of self-control when it comes to chocolate, nougat, peanut, and caramel, as pointed out in this fine rant and factual article from Today I Found Out! It tells us 1) the Snickers bar was named after a horse 2) the actual calorie count of a Snickers bar. And there's a recipe for Snickers pie.
It's November 1st, the start of National Novel Writing Month, so good luck to all those participating formally or informally by 1) writing a novel and/or 2) producing a certain word count per day toward a novel. If you want to officially participate, you can go here, to NaNoWriMo, to sign up. In April, they do Script Frenzy, and they also have a writing program for young people.
I just read Superior Donuts, a play by Tracy Letts, in which novel writing features! What a wonderful play. It takes place in Chicago, specifically Uptown, and I lived just north of there and recognize all the references. Plus, an actress I knew way back originated the role of Randy, a police officer, in Chicago and on Broadway, so I am delighted for her. My folks saw this in its original Chicago production at Steppenwolf, and loved it.
**pause to find out**
Yes, of course. At Krispy Kreme. Thanks to Yelp for the info and the photo. Yeah, Yelp, yeah, Krispy Kreme, thanks a lot.
**pause to inject selective memory erasure serum**