July 2008

Out of it?

Okay, what happened to July? I’m seriously feeling out of it.

But apparently I shouldn’t feel out of it at all. It’s come to my attention that supposedly I’m living where it’s at.

Here’s reason #1 I’m where it’s at:

The 2010 G8 Summit is coming to a resort near you…er me. Gack!

Here’s reason #2:

Camp Rock was filmed near me. Cool!

And you can probably judge my mental age by my reactions to those tidbits of info.

(Keep in mind that when I say near, that actually means within an hour’s drive. Round here that distance is like right in my backyard!!!)

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Write with Robert Munsch!

Want to help write a story started by Robert Munch and help out the cause of literacy at the same time?

During the Great Muskoka Novel Marathon, in which writers gather in a big room to get away from everday distractions and do little else but WRITE! (and raise money for adult literacy), the Muskoka Literacy Council is inviting everyone to dust off their keyboards and participate in a story relay.

So, if you’re like me and at this point in time you know your family would go to that place that’s apparently sometimes found in a handbasket if you were to be absent for that long, between Friday, July 11, 2008 at 8 p.m. and Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m. you too can have a little literary fun without leaving home.

Here’s how the Story Relay works. Three writers have begun three separate stories. Robert Munsch has started a children’s story, Mel Malton’s is a mystery, and Roy MacGregor’s feels a little historical. Add a word or a few sentences to the story. See what others have added. At the end of the event the authors will come back and complete their tales. Interestingly enough, while Robert Munsch is renowned as a bestselling Canadian children’s author, both Malton and MacGregor have also written for kids as well as for adults.

For all the details and the how-to on participating in the Story Relay go to www.simcoemediagroup.com/relay/

Find out more background on Munsch, Malton, or MacGregor, visit each author at their website:
Robert Munsch at www.robertmunsch.com
Mel Malton at www.hmelmalton.com
Roy MacGregor at www.screechowls.com

Learn more about the Muskoka Literary Council, and the Muskoka Novel Marathon at the MNM blog.

Happy writing!

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Lucky Odometer

In honour of the seventh day of the seventh month, here’s a shot from last fall of my lucky odometer. Not often you see that!

But here’s the thing: Like all things in life, everything depends on how you look at it.

This is a lucky odometer if you believe the number seven has some significance. So what’s my problem?

Using my feeble math skills, these sevens mean there’s only 2,223 km left in my lease agreement. So take my average km usage per month X the 10 months left to go on the lease = the fact that I seem to be, well…Robertsoned!**

**(Canadian proprietary noun: a threaded metal fastening device featuring a unique square indentation on the head. More on Robertson.)

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