Thursday, November 20, 2008

Under the blanket, reading

I'm not feeling bloggy today.  I think it's because I've been busy reading the storm of fantastic interviews that have blown through this week with the Winter Blog Blast Tour.   M.T. Anderson! Ellen Klages!  Tony DiTerlizzi! Mitali Perkins! John Green! (I want to read Paper Towns again after that juicy interview.  I missed some metaphorical stuff. Perhaps because I was laughing at pee in bottles.)

"Germany loves hedgehogs. There is a powerful organization, Pro Igel, that lobbies on behalf of the cute little critters. It has forced McDonald's to change the design of the lids on its McFlurry's shakes, since with the previous design, hedgehogs were getting their heads trapped and starving to death. Pro Igel ("igel" is hedgehog in German) also has conferences, education programs, and a Hedgehog Hotline. Plus, they do igel rescue."

I don't know. Maybe I should hibernate like hedgehogs do. First, I gorge on the WBBT interviews. Then I curl in a ball under a blanket and dream winter dreams of books yet to be written.  Call the Hedgehog Hotline when I need a McFlurry delivered. Dream some more. Hedge a bit. Hog a bit.  Tuck the blankie closer.  

Sounds good to me.


  1. I think everyone needs to hibernate once in a while. It's good for the soul and the creative juices.

    I concur heartily with you on the awesomeness of the WWBT. It has been so much fun to read!

  2. Aha. Hedgehogs. Get it now.

  3. Aren't all the interviews great, as always?! But I missed John Green. Gotta get caught up.


  4. Oh baby I wish I was there! I have a lot of blog blast to catch up on don't I?

  5. WBBT rocks, as does Colleen. Kudos to all of the participants, including you. The title of this blog post also rocks.

  6. And wathc the November snow fall. We had light flurries today. Yay!

  7. stumble. trip. fall.

    I meant, "watch," not "wathc."

  8. Hedgehogs hibernate? Who knew. I want to hibernate! With books and a good blanket of snow!


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