Post de Miscellani

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): I've Got A Date With A Dream by Benny Goodman.

This is a post of pure randomness. I have links, but not enough to make a linky love. But I can't just leave them out in the cold. That would be sad. And of course I have me jumping into a pile of leaves. You just can't miss out on that. ;)

First, more costumes! Yes yes Halloween is over, but if they can put Christmas trees up in August, I can post links for Halloween coolness up two weeks late. When I asked for literary costumes I can honestly say I didn't think of the publishing industry, but really, who would be more gung-ho than them? Luckily, Publisher's Weekly has very kindly provided me with a post with more literary Halloween costumes than I could shake a dead foot at. I think the vampire Alice in Wonderland has to be on of my favorites. Although, dressing up as the districts of Panem in The Hunger Games? That just reaches a whole new level of awesome.

The second one I honestly don't want to share, but it's for a good cause, so I must. You see, there is an auction going on at Leave A Mark for a marked-up copy of If I Stay by Gayle Forman. This is a seriously one-of-a-kind book because it contains notes, hidden inspiration for scenes or whatever else the author decided to put in there. Yes, handwritten by the author. I want it. I didn't want to tell you about it. But all the money goes to charity. So go ahead, steal it from under me. :)

And now for my lovely praise to fall. I love fall, I love the colors and how everything looks so bright and beautiful and ready to sleep all at once. And guess what? I raked leaves for the first time in years. College without a yard (or a rake for that matter) will do that to you. I'm sure many of you are shouting that I can come do yours too, but really, it was wonderful. I keep discovering over and over that it is the simple things in life that make everything so wonderful. That became the highlight of my day. And yes, I totally jumped in those leaves.

Happy late Veteran's Day and fall of the Berlin Wall!


Frankie Diane Mallis said...

I love that picture of you! Fall is my favorite too! Everything about it, the colors, the food, the weather, the holidays-it rules! And thanks for posting the bid link, I forgot to check on that.

Heather Zundel said...

Frankie - I was surprised how much it cushioned my fall (I was more than a little afraid you know). Is fall your favorite season?

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I used to love that simple pleasure, until my evil husband whispered a tale about spiders in my ear.

Heather Zundel said...

Sweet Vernal Zephyr - Good thing you didn't say that until now! *shudder* Yuckie. Luckily all I had attached to me was a whole heck of a lot of broken bits of leaves.