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/
An Unlikely Coincidence - took the family + my mom on a steam engine train ride from Stettler to Big Valley. Did our site seeing, and the last place we stopped in was a garage with antique cars -- reminded me of Radiator Springs -- anyway, the docent there telling us about the cars and the history had a vaguely familiar voice. ...
My yappy chihuahuas bark their heads off at any & everybody walking by. The big tough pit bulls on the corner? Bark at everyone EXCEPT lil kids. Kids & babies go by, even the ones accompanied by grownups, and those pitties stand quietly at their fence, wagging their tails at the little humans :-D
I don't say it enough (or perhaps I never have) but I admire the hell out of Jimminy. He gets it done, even though half the time I have no idea what he's doing. And in a world of people who constantly brag about "keeping it real" he just does it.