I’m practicing my Dutch. All of it.
How am I doing?
Do I sound like a native yet?
“Goede Woensdag” is supposed to mean “good Wednesday”, which is as close to “happy Wednesday” as I could get with my language tutor… google translator 🙂
I’m pretty sure the Dutch are famous for their chocolate – I am technically Dutch after all, and I am very fond of chocolate – I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this… I think that makes it a perfect language to speak on Would You Read It Woensdag while we are snacking on Iets Chocolade (Something Chocolate!). I may go healthy this morning and have strawberries dipped in chocolate. I’m feeling virtuous 🙂
So let’s see… I have a few things on my mind… I just can’t seem to remember what any of them are right now….
As you know, I am having an epic battle with my comments which is driving me nuts. I would love to know everyone’s opinion: should I continue to try to get Disqus to work, even though I am unable to communicate with intelligent life over there and for nearly four weeks now they have alternately ignored my pleas for help and failed to answer my questions, OR should I cut Disqus loose even though it means losing 22 months of comments on this blog (that’s ALL of them, if you’re wondering!) This is like one of those agonizing “would you rather” questions – you know, like would you rather be bald or covered in hair (a question I’m sure you all devote a lot of thought to :)) – neither alternative bears thinking about!
So that was one thing. PLEASE tell me what you think I should do. Or better yet, tell me if you know how to FIX THIS PROBLEM!
Another thing was, I wanted to let you all know that if you need bookmarks, postcards, flyers, or other swag of various types, Alison Hertz is your one stop shop! Sorry if it sounds like we suddenly took a break for a word from our sponsors 🙂 but she is amazing! She designed 2 brand new book marks for me – one for Punxsutawney Phyllis and one for Can’t Sleep Without Sheep – and they are gorgeous! Want to see?
|sorry you have to turn sideways for this one 🙂|
Aren’t they great? They have very nice backs to, but this is the pretty side 🙂
Alison is wonderful to work with, does a superb job for a reasonable price, she’s prompt, and she makes the process so easy that even I can do my part (and here I’m talking about how she delivered the book marks to me exactly the way they needed to be done so that I could upload them to gotprint without breaking the internet or causing a rift in the space-time continuum.) Need I say more?
So definitely email her if you need anything like that!
So, I’m pretty sure there was something else… it’ll come to me at 4 in the morning… but let’s move on to our pitch for today, shall we?
Today’s pitch comes to us from the lovely and talented Catherine. She is a British Ex-pat living in Canada with her family. She writes picture books and children’s poetry. You can find her on her blog at http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: She doesn’t have one! She needs your help! Please make suggestions!
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Lord Flatulence and Lady Piddle have to make leave of their plumber, Mr. U-Bend for an emergency in the neighbouring kingdom. Mr. U-Bend is accosted en-route by the village paupers and their plumbing requirements so the Princesses in the neighbouring Kingdom set off to find Mr. U-Bend, but so too does Prince Constant, son of Lord Flatulence and the most needy of all subjects to keep his plumber to himself.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Chocolate covered strawberry anyone?
Have a goede Woensdag! 🙂