So my friend's novel is officially out today, and you all should read it. She's right up there with Steven King (I mean, literally, since her name is Shelly King, she's just to the left of him). It's called "The Moment of Everything" and it's about a high-tech worker, a used bookstore, and a cat, I think. http://shellyking.com/
AAARGH my wife has been looking for a teaching job for 5 years now. Had a great interview on Tuesday, and got an email this evening saying that they're trying to call her references (which basically means they want her for the position) but none of them are answering.