Working And Playing

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242016

That’s what we have been doing. I spent much of the day yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and Miss Terry was proofing things as I printed them out. There was a good stiff breeze blowing and I was really tempted to go down to the beach and do some kite flying, but there wasn’t time for it.

But we did get to play, too. When my cousin Berni got off work at 5 o’clock, we picked her up and went to a place called Brann’s Steakhouse for dinner. We ordered an appetizer and something to drink and chatted until her husband Rocky got there, and then the four of us ate together. Brann’s has about a dozen locations in Michigan. I don’t think the menu selection is quite as large as Texas Roadhouse, but everything we had was good.

After dinner we went back to Rocky and Berni’s apartment and played Mexican Train and had some of Miss Terry’s delicious chocolate cake. And of course there were a lot of laughs shared around the table.

The other day Rocky showed us something really interesting, an online service called Curiosity Stream that has all kinds of videos from hundreds of content creators. Rocky streams it to his television. I was really impressed with the variety of documentaries and how-to videos available, everything from history and aviation to cooking, science news, do-it-yourself projects, health, travelogues, and a lot more. For anyone with unlimited bandwidth who likes to learn, it’s really cool.

Back at home, I had about a dozen e-mails to answer, including one from someone complaining about how rude RVers and RV parks are toward animal lovers. He said they have five dogs and acknowledged that yes, they do bark a lot, but he thinks it’s terrible that the last six RV parks they have been in have asked them to leave early because of complaints about their animals. Fellow, I’m thinking that if six parks in a row want you to take your dogs and leave, the problem might be inside your RV.

Since releasing my new book Stillborn Armadillos Monday evening, sales have been very good. It climbed up to #2792 in all of Amazon yesterday afternoon. And as of last night it already had two five-star reviews! Thank you to everybody who purchased the book, told their friends about it, and shared a link to it on Facebook. I really appreciate it.

Somebody asked if this means I’m not going to be doing the Big Lake mystery series anymore. Don’t worry about that, there’s still a lot happening in Big Lake and as soon as I get the new issue of the paper out, I’ll be back to writing again. I will probably alternate between the books in the series, just to shake things up a little bit.

Thought For The Day – If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they’d eventually find me attractive.

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