The tie-breaker goes to Cindy with her guess of 3,200. Thanks for playing everyone!
4. Viva la Vida, Coldplay
5. Girl And The Ghost, KT Tunstall
6. 1 2 3 4, Feist
8. Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
16. Soul Meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie
There you have it. Well chosen, says I, though I donâ€™t know how he could have passed on Kyrptonite (or the rest of the Coldplay, for that matter). Perhaps heâ€™ll enlighten us as to his choices. Those of you who got three answers right (Melissa, Tianna , Maggie , kristi , Cindy, and Alison) can answer our tie-breaking question anytime in the next twenty-four hours (if I somehow neglected anyone who got three right, feel free to answer too):
Whatâ€™s the total number of audio files on Douglas Wilsonâ€™s ipod? Closest answer wins the itunes card and the sweet taste of victory.
(What Would Douglas Wilson Download?)
So in case you havenâ€™t noticed, Iâ€™ve been a bit absent. I miss you all, really I do. And special thanks to those of you (you know who you are) who take time to remind me of my obvious abdication of blogging duties. Too much to say and not enough time to distill the brilliance. But you knew that already. And there are all those crafts Iâ€™ve been doing.
To make up for my Femina neglect (and since I still have nothing at all of interest to say), Iâ€™ve decided to stage a contest. Read More
So, Iâ€™ve been a lame blogger these past weeks.
There, Iâ€™ve said it out loud, and admitting something is the first step towards improving, isnâ€™t it? Usually not, but it always feels therapeutic, and now my guilt is somewhat alleviated. Onward. Onward.
Since inspiration has yet to find me (or I, it), Iâ€™ve decided to add a new category called â€œHappy Heather.â€ Here youâ€™ll find random things I come across that brighten my day. Todayâ€™s â€œHappy Heatherâ€ is for Bekah as itâ€™s a news story from her new homeland. Enjoy.
SANTA TOLD TO SLIM DOWN FOR CHRISTMAS TO ‘SET A GOOD EXAMPLE’
Santa is being told to shift the pounds before Christmas – because the obese saint is failing to set a “good example” for children.
The traditional children’s hero, best known for feasting on mince pies left out on Christmas eve, has always sported a bulging midriff.
But shopping centre bosses are giving the well-wisher his marching orders – to the nearest gym – to tackle the increasing problem of obesityâ€¦
Read the complete story at the Evening Standard’s thisislondon.co.uk
Iâ€™m going to take an opportunity to plug ye olâ€™ husband and his book, Leepike Ridge. Have you bought it yet? If not, click here now, right away. Makes a good Christmas gift. And pre-order 100 Cupboards while you’re at it.
Thereâ€™s an interview up today on a site called Novel Journey. Iâ€™m posting an excerpt below which paints a good picture of a typical day in the life of the Nate Wilson people.
Novel Journey: Can you give us a view into a typical day of your writing life?
NDW: Well, itâ€™s not exactly normal. Read More
Who am I?
I have been told (by my husband) that I really should give a sort of quick hand-wave at a self-bio before I really start â€œblogging.â€ I donâ€™t want to. And if this blog were really all about me pursuing my own interests, then I wouldnâ€™t be writing this. Take a picture: this is me being sacrificial. It wonâ€™t happen again. So where to begin the painful (though brief) process . . .
“Begin at the beginning, and when you get to the end, stop.” The Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland.
Letâ€™s call this,
Heather: A Brief (and very incomplete) History
My Husband Made Me Read More