Just Call Me “Zombie Munchie”
Everyone’s entitled to a vacation once in a while, right? Well, this week-end I’ll be traveling to beautiful New Paltz to stay at a friend’s girlfriend’s ex-stepfather’s cabin. This is actually true.
I don’t know what we’ll do at said cabin. I don’t know if there’s a lake or if we’ll be barbecuing or setting one another on fire for fun. I just don’t know. And the horrible fact of the matter is that I’m left woefully unprepared blog-wise. Completely forgot Fuse #8, I did! I’m a terrible mother. So you’ll have to forgive me if nothing pops up for a day or two.
Now on to the fun stuff.
Jim Carrey is to star in A Christmas Carol. I have decided that it is secretly Jim Carrey’s goal to remake and star in every Christmas classic. Wouldn’t shock me a bit to see him next year as a somewhat lanky Ralphie in the remake of A Christmas Story. For heavens sake, why doesn’t he just remake It’s a Wonderful Life and get it over with? He already does a superb Jimmy Stewart. And who else remembers the Saturday Night Live skit he starred in where it showed what happened AFTER the movie ended? "Potter’s got the money? Let’s go get ‘im!" My husband’s family would religiously watch this skit every Christmas after finishing the Stewart film. And who can forget its stellar view of librarianship? "Take me back, Clarence! TAKE ME BACK!"
But I am so easily distracted. A delicious bite of podcasty goodness is coming to you via A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy. I’ve been toying with the notion of podcasting, but Liz wins for going out and doing a little of it. And she sounds so very nice.
Oh, and big news! Big big big news! Author illustrator John Rocco is doing new cover art for a reissue of Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, and . . . . "the latest in the series, which I cannot reveal the title. (But I read it, and it is good!)" Wow. Wow wow. A new Howl book? THAT is news, puppies.
Finally, two nuggets o’ gold from the ever wonderful BB-Blog.
If Charlotte had ever desired a little help with her clever webs, she need only have placed a quick phone call.
It gets weirder.
And with thoughts of Life As We Knew It still in my head, I’m fairly certain I would not survive if an asteroid hit the moon and I was stuck in New York. But how well would I survive a zombie attack, you may ask?
Guess I’ll never see Shawn of the Dead in quite the same way again.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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