Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Some String's Trying to Get Me

This morning, while working out, I innocently tugged at a string hanging from the side of my shirt and managed to rip a chunk out of my finger. Ouch. I carried on with my day, started laundry, read the internet, and just discovered this:

What in Tar Nation is going on? (And yes, those are Corona pajama pants, courtesy of my sister, several Christmases ago.) The strings are out to get me!


In serious, writerly news, my aunt has given me the go-ahead to talk about the promotion for her book, Freezing Point, that I helped with. She's doing a "World Tour" with her book, sending it to readers in different countries, where they take pictures. I had fun toting the book to the beach, among other places, so go check out her blog!


Finally, here's a picture of the sunset the night before all the rain came.


colbymarshall said...

I used to have a pair of PJS like those!

Melanie Avila said...

I must say, they are not mine. The blue pants used to be mine, but he commandeered them.

Melody said...


I'm going to the conference your aunt put together. This is so cool! I can't wait to meet her and tell her that I read your blog.

Right now I'm singing, "It's a small...," well you know the rest.

Melody Platz

>The Writer’s Comfy Corner

Melanie Avila said...

That IS cool! I'd love to go but I can barely afford to fly home every six months to renew my tourist visa. Writing conferences will have to wait.

She's very nice & definitely tell her you read my blog. Have fun!

spyscribbler said...

Oh my gawd is it pretty there. Gorgeous. Wow.

Yeah, Melanie, it would be nice to meet you at a writer's conference some day! :-)

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, if I ever make it back to the Midwest on a permanent basis, I'll be all over the conferences!

auria cortes said...

Beautiful sunset. Thank you for sharing it with us. Now I feel going out and taking some pics.

Janna Qualman said...

Crazy string thing.

Cool! A World Tour? I'm goin' to check it out now.

And, last but not least, B-E-A-utiful sunset!

Melanie Avila said...

My cousin & her dad are already on there!

Janna Qualman said...

PS. I just requested an ARC, per the site. How neat! I hope they still have plenty of available copies.

Melanie Avila said...

Oh, that's so cool!! I have no idea how many she's already sent out, but she just launched it so I hope you get a copy. Let me know what you hear. :D

Turkey Lurkey said...


If you want to destroy my sweater, just hold this string as I walk away.


Melanie Avila said...