Thursday, August 16, 2012

oh boy, don't I feel like a horse's ass

This morning I erroneously reported that Gene Wilder died. I swear I either heard the news or someone told me but no matter how I first heard it I should've double checked the facts. What a hack! My apologies to everyone who came by and thought it was true and thank you to those who kindly pointed out that perhaps I was mistaken.


Meanwhile the great give away goes on and here's what's left to win:

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn (three books) Tad Williams, fantasy. Highly recommended - by Library Journal and me!

Otherland (four books) scifi/fantasy (I'm reluctant to give this series up but (*gritting teeth*) I will. For you.

The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic (the first  in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series)

Twlight et al (all four books)Stephanie Meyers

A first chapter critique

Roget's Super Thesaurus



All you have to do to win is be a follower and comment, even if it's just to tell me which prize you'd like. Now for today's question: when was the last time you did something stupid (like pre-decease one of your favorite actors AND announce on your blog) and what was it?

Do tell, because idiots love company :)

29 comments:

  1. I actually went to look it up and saw an "end" date on Wikipedia and articles linking to an obit. But I never saw any official news, so I thought it was true.

    I once blasted an email to everyone in my addr book after the Virginia Tech shooting. The email claimed a family had suffered other tragic events immediately following their college-aged child's death in the shooting. I had received the heartfelt email from another friend. It was a hoax. And for the life of me, I can't figure out why anyone would begin to circulate such a crazy story in the first place.

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    1. I can't even pinpoint where I heard the erroneous info regarding gene Wilder but I'm sure glad he's alive. Glad I'm not the only that's hits post or send a little too soon:)

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  2. No worries on the Gene Wilder reporting~ life's been crazy lately and I missed that post of yours, so I missed the worry :) About an hour ago I was making dinner and I left the door open to get air in the hot house. A bunch of flies got in, and I managed to kill all but two. Those two kept flying around the kitchen, mocking me. I was swiping with a towel right and left, but kept missing. Finally one landed right on a knife that I'd just washed and put on the drying towel beside the sink. It was one of three knives I'd been chopping with. Like a moron, I took the bait.

    The fly lived and the knife barely missed it when it flew onto the floor. Smart girl, aren't I?

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    1. I'm just glad he's still alive - Gene Wilder that is, not the fly!

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  3. Well, I did it again...for some reason when it is late at night, I can find whatever tear-jerker movie is on cable (right now, it is Shadowlands), and watch it over my wise husband's objections, only to be reduced to a bawling, running-nosed, splotchy faced wreck right before trying to go to bed.

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    1. Meet Joe Black always gets me. Haven't seen Shadowlands - I'll have to check it out :)

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  4. That's all right. Wasn't until later I realized it hadn't happened.

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    1. Yeah, I feel like an idiot. Sadly, it isn't the first time and it won't be the last!

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  5. Yeah, we looked but couldn't find anything about Mr. Wonka being dead. Glad he's not.

    Cheers.

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  6. Hi, Marcy,

    Don't sweat it, we all make mistakes.... EVERYONE has at one time or another put their size "whatever" in their mouth.

    I've done it so many times, I can't begin to pick out one in particular. My mouth has a mind of it's own. LOL.

    LOVE the giveaway. You are too sweet Marcy.

    I would enjoy reading the first collection Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn OR the one you don't want to give up, Otherland.

    I love fantasy so either one would be AWESOME.

    I hope you are enjoying your lovely summer in Maine. BTW I really love your banner photo.

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    1. Usually I'm a little more careful about what I right. I'll certainly be more careful next time!

      And that awesome header pic was actually taken by my son. He really snaps some good ones.

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  7. Yay!!! He lives! :-) Take care
    x

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    1. I'm quite glad I was mistaken!

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  8. I missed that post. I once opened up an unknown link and had to put in a password and...yeah, got hacked. I will never open up an unexpected link again.

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    1. ack! I haven't done that yet - I'm so paranoid about that stuff that I'm uber careful.

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  9. i thought i had heard he died too--glad he didn't!

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  10. Oh no! LOL! I'd feel terrible too if I'd done that.
    I'm glad you've taken your foot out of your mouth to tell us about your wonderful giveaway prizes! ;O) Awesome!
    I have an old Roget's Thesaurus that I absolutely love. Memory, Sorrow,Thorn and Otherland sound intriguing.

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    1. yes, I have two, which is why I'm giving one away. And both the Tad Williams series are wonderful.

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  11. Otherland sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. And I'm glad to hear Gene Wilder is still alive and kicking. Nooo, I NEVER do anything embarrassing in social networking. (I'm repressing that time when I tweeted one agent with the same first name of the one I REALLY wanted to tweet!!)

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  12. Shew, well, I'm glad he's NOT dead! We all make mistakes. I can't think of an interesting mistake to share right now, but that's definitely not because it hasn't happened, ha!

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    1. true, we all mistakes; I'd just rather mine could remain unseen. Lesson learned - I hope!

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  13. "I'm not dead yet!" Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    :)

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    1. ha! another one of my all time favorite comedies.

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  14. You nearly had me but when I went to check there was nothing. Oh. Gene. You are still among the living. It was fun reading up on all his latest tho'. Interesting stuff.

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    1. so sorry for my mistake. I know how much you fancy him :)

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