Eeeeek!!!! I am missing it! We are smack dab in the middle of Sherlock Holmes Weekend! Who knew, eh? According to Brownielock's handy site, Sherlock Holmes Weekend this year, runs from November 2nd to November 4th. I find this very exciting. I must take time out of my busy life life and read a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Or watch Basil Rathbone portray the famous detective. Or maybe even watch the second season of Sherlock. Oh, the possibilities!
November is also National Novel Writing Month, and I am writing a novel. Well, I am sort of writing a novel. I started bravely, and for one day, all was good. Then I had a devastating attack of writers' block, and ended up tossing out all of the work from the first day, and starting over from scratch. So now I am behind and having to write madly to get myself back on track for finishing by the end of November. At present, by handy word counter is informing me that I shall not finish until January. This is alarming. I need to get a move on.
However, before I go, Bella tagged me a post or two ago, and I have not had a chance to respond to her properly. Since I do not know when I am going to be able to write a decent post again, I am going to take care of the tag right now. Here we go:
Eleven Random Facts:
1.) According to the Urban Dictionary, the word twee has three meanings:
1.) Something sweet, almost to the point of being sickeningly so.
2.) To be obnoxiously sweet or quaint.
3.) The sound a sparrow makes the moment it dies.
The first two definitions are obviously connected, but I have no idea where the last one came from. I now want desperately to write a sparrow's death scene into a story, so that I have a chance of using that word.
2.) I am wildly fond of Mumford and Sons' new CD.
3.) I am also wildly fond of piobaireachd.
4.) I can pronounce the word piobaireachd.
5.) I can sing the Cinderelly song the mice sing in Disney's Cinderella... and sound just like the mice do.
6.) Water does not boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit if you live it 6000 feet. It boils at 201 degrees. So there.
8.) There was a piper at the battle of the Alamo.
9.) In the first draft of the Fellowship of the Ring, Strider was not a Ranger. He was a hobbit named Trotters.
10.) There is no good response when a homeless man informs you that he is going down to the lake to get a free manicure.
11.) I really must get back to my novel.
And Now For Bella's Questions:
1.) Do you like musicals?
I like Gilbert and Sullivan.
2.)What is your favourite musical?
The Pirates of Penzance.
3.) If you could step into a book for a single day, which one would it be?
It is a toss up. The Lord of the Rings is the one that comes to mind first. However, I would dearly love to be on the run with Alan Breck Stewart, so Kidnapped is giving that a run for its money.
4.)Do you know what a "Silver Tongue" is?
5.) How does this quote end? "There is evil there...."
6.)Do you like having your picture taken?
No. Nor do I like taking pictures.
7.) Do you like cold or warm weather better.
Cold weather. Bring on the cardigans and kilted skirts!
8.)What is your favourite colour?
9.) Do you know how a war can be passed down for generations but only last 7 days?
Um... does this have anything to do with the Campbells and the MacDonalds?
10.)Who are three of your favourite authors?
G. K. Chesterton, Patricia McKillip, Robert Louis Stevenson, but not in that order.
11.) Do you know what a jean jumper is?
I do my best not to.