‘Tis the Season For Sun Pillars, Fa La La La La

It’s because of the ice crystals in the clouds. Seriously, you can look it up. Makes for pretty (and stretchy) sunsets in any event.

A New Spin on a Holiday Classic From Paul and Storm

This may be the best version EVAR.

Go thank (or curse) them for their efforts here.

A Quick Reminder re: Signed Books For the Holidays

Folks, today is the last day to get in an order for signed, personalized Scalzi books from Jay & Mary’s Book Center in which we can say with certainty that the books you order will arrive before Christmas. So if you were going to get these for yourself or loved ones (or even just liked ones) for that day, you should probably get that order in today. Clicking on that link above will tell you how to do it.

If you’re not worried about delivery date, or just plain like the thrill of uncertainty, I’ll still be signing and personalizing books ordered through the 20th of December. So even after today there will be another 10 days to get an order in.

On another note entirely, to the folks who have ordered books through Jay & Mary’s Book Center this year: Thanks very much, and I mean that with all sincerity. It’s a great little book store with really good folks, and every order that goes through them helps their business keep thriving. I really do appreciate it.

She’s Ready

“What? A strange man is going to come into the house through the chimney? Not on my watch!”

Yes, Daisy is all prepped to thwart Seasonal Home Invasion Man, aka Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, aka Nicholas “Saint Nick” Thaumaturgos. And she’s willing to lie on that dog bed all day long, all December long, if she has to. We told her it’s really only one night she has to worry about — that Santa fellow keeps a regular schedule — but what can I say. She’s the suspicious sort. And, well. If Santa does decide to make a December 10 attempt, won’t he be surprised.