Daily Dish

Musings, ramblings, and miscellaneous writer neuroses of RITA award-winning comedy and New York Times bestselling author Alesia Holliday.

Monday, September 25

A great reason to eat chocolate . . .

The 2006 Pink and White M&Ms campaign is scheduled to run from August 15 through October 31, 2006, with Masterfoods promising to donate 35 cents for each 14-ounce package and 50 cents for each 21.3-ounce package of the candy sold during that period. Again, no mention has been
made of a maximum donation cap for this year.

So get your chocolate fix for a good cause!

How I nearly got kicked out of Colonial Williamsburg

The problem was that my young son and even younger daughter were standing there watching the enactment where they were threatening to tar and feather a loyal supporter of the King for speaking out against Patrick Henry and the Revolution.

The problem was that they dragged the guy over to a post RIGHT IN FRONT OF US and pulled up his shirt and had a bucket of hot tar and my daughter started crying.

So naturally I couldn't stand for that. There may have been boos. Perhaps words like "If your cause is so weak that you can't allow dissenting voices to be heard, then you've already lost" may have been said. (To my surprise, one of Patrick Henry's cousins did come up and shake my hand and say "thank you," so that was cool.)

Then we ate ice cream and talked about how precious our freedoms are and how lucky we are to have them.

Wonderful place. We're definitely going to go back.

And don't get me started on Busch Gardens and HalloScream. To a Halloween junkie like me, it was wonderful!

Tuesday, September 19

Talk like a pirate!

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!! Which I'm doing quite well, since I have a miserable cold! And in other news, the cover quotes are rolling in for ATLANTIS RISING - I'm so excited! Or, I would be if I didn't feel like warmed-over death.

Friday, September 15

I wanna go to Exile Island

Okay, the new Survivor. Not sure yet. The obvious ploy of "let's create a controversy by segregating the tribes" didn't faze me, since it's all about ratings and those producers are all ratings whores. But am I interested enough to keep watching? Unknown. The self-important writer who stole somebody's chicken ending up on Exile Island was pretty funny.

And, really, there are days I'd like to be on Exile Island. With nobody asking for anything, wanting anything, no telephone . . .

Of course, with a few amenities.

Tuesday, September 5

Don't dis the romance novel!

Of all things, Dear Abby is trapped in some archaic view of what romance novels are all about. Go to the To Be Read blog to read more.

Monday, September 4

It's prize time again!!

Join me at the Literary Chicks blog and play TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE for the chance to win cool prizes!