Friday, October 19, 2007


"How do people make it through life without a sister?"

~Sara Corpening

So yesterday morning, I developed a splitting headache. This is a little unusual for me, because I rarely get them. I thought maybe it was because I didn't have my morning latte, but I don't usually get caffeine headaches, and I don't drink lattes *every* day.

Skip forward 5 hours or so, to noontime, when I opened my email at work and found 3 messages from my father, telling me that early that morning, my sister fell in her kitchen (the circumstances are too long to get into), knocked herself unconscious, and gave herself a concussion and a head wound that required 7 stitches...

Weird, huh? Just a coincidence, or actual sympathy pains from 150 miles away? I know twins have that kind of telepathic connection, but I didn't think regular sisters did. Still, she and I are pretty close. (She'll be fine, though she's required to stay out of work for 3 days. I told her to quit drinking so early in the morning ;)


I'm happy to share the good news that I will have a number of articles featured in a couple of places, over the next few months. The Samhellion has taken on two for their upcoming issues (no $$ but my book cover will be featured in both issues), and WOW! just told me they're interested in one "How 2" column for their January ezine issue and a *feature article* for their February issue. So I'm happy about that ~ anything to get my name in a few more places! And how ironic (or sad) is this: the 2 articles for WOW will likely pay more than I've received in royalties from One Night in Boston, so far. Ah, well. Good thing I'm not living on my writing (yet!)...


And now, of course, the Friday Feast. Enjoy!

Appetizer If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
Hmm, maybe a German shepherd - 'they're strong, tough, beautiful, and loyal. I'd like to think I'm some of that too :)

Soup What does the color purple make you think of?
Harold and the Purple Crayon!'

Salad Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning?
About an hour, if we're talking school (work) days.

Main Course How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them?
On my side, 10 first cousins, but they're all a lot older than I, and live in other parts of the country. On my husband's side, though, there are something like 20+, and they almost all live within 25 square miles and grew up together. Big difference.

Dessert Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for.
Allie Loves Baseball! (Even though the Indians lost last night and now have to go back to Boston to win the's OK...they will!)


Eleisia said...

Agree with your appetizer.
Harold and the Purple Crayon, you must be a writer!
Happy feasting!

Michael said...

That's really good news about the articles, Allie. Congrats!

Sorry the Indians lost. Oh, well.

Yen said...

First, congrats on your good news! And then great feast you have here too!

Mine is up here;
Friday's Feast
Happy FF!

bunnygirl said...

That's terrific about the articles! And I confess to being a little jealous of you for having a close enough relationship with your sister to get sympathy headaches. I'd be happy just to get a phone call from my sister!


tegdirb92 said...

loved your purple answer!! Great feast served this week.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Loved your dessert. Have a great FF and weekend. :)

amy said...

loved your feast, hubby would have enjoyed this as well

Laane said...

Congrats with the featured articles.

Great feast!

Have a happy weekend.

Laane's feast