One thing I've learned from this? I'm never forcing myself to give up any food item ever again ever. Geez.
IN OTHER NEWS:
It's almost November! And you know what that means! NaNoWriMo! The good news: I've written my stupid trilogy based on last year's NaNo, and I'm ready to write something COMPLETELY NEW! The bad news: I have nothing to write it on!
Basically, what I need is an AlphaSmart. The oh-so-sexy minimalist's laptop, basically a portable word processor with a keyboard is what it is. I'm going to be running this way and that, working from the eight in the morning until five at night, then going to class for three more hours after that. And if I have anything to do with it, I'd like to participate in write-ins if I can. So, the only way I can do NaNoWriMo and have any hope of winning is to have said AlphaSmart. I stole syntheticjesso's to write my last two books, but SHE is going to be using hers for NaNoWriMo.
So here is my proposition to YOU: If you donate something (and I mean ANYTHING, a dollar, a nickle, whatever) to my "Holy Cow Chewbob Needs an Alphasmart" fund, you will have, bestowed upon you, the opportunity to create a dare for this November's novelling adventure. And whatever it is, I HAVE to use it at some point in the book. The more you donate, the larger part your dare will play in the story. And when I finish it and put it up on LuLu, I will put YOUR NAME on a very special Thank-You page RIGHT AT THE FRONT OF THE BOOK.
You may be asking yourself, "What's a dare?" A dare is pretty much anything you can come up with that you think would be hilarious to read in a book. Or make it more difficult for me to write. Or something embarassing to write, or whatever you want.
Now you may be saying to yourself, "Man, I really want you to write about cow-tipping Monkeys in Tibet! How do I donate?" I'm glad you asked that. You can send it to my paypal account at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will not only get a place in a novel, but also my undying gratitude! And isn't that worth something? No? Donate anyway.