Good morning Everyone!
Here are some odds and ends from the weekend.
- A Trip to the Corner Drugstore
Yesterday I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. I had to wait just a few minutes, so I walked over to a revolving rack that sold little paperback books. I started laughing out loud when I read the title of one of them – How to Live Successfully with Screwed Up People. I thought about buying the book just to see how the author carried through with such a unique title, but the thought of someone close to me wondering why I would need such a book decided me against it.
However, once my prescription was ready, I told the lady behind the counter about the book. To my surprise, she smiled and nodded and answered “Yes, my mother bought it.” She added, “She has marked sections in it and put the names beside it of each of her children she thinks the section applies to.” That’s a real confidence builder, isn’t it?
Some time ago, I told you about the mysterious disappearance of pens from my junk drawer. (See, Of Waves and Pens). Recently, I found where some of them were hiding – I have a little pouch I carry in my purse for writing utensils, and about 10 of them had fled there, I can only assume for protection from the evil pencil conspiracy.
I learned something about copyright in the United States this weekend while reading the 2011 Writer’s Market by Writer’s Digest. Did you know that everything you write is immediately protected by copyright as soon as it is written? You do not have to have a registered copyright in order to be able to use the copyright symbol! (There are advantages to having a registered copyright, but we won’t go into that.) I thought that was way cool, and have immediately availed myself of this new piece of knowledge to proudly display my own copyright symbol at the bottom of my blog, just because I can!
Have a great day everyone!