Miscellaneous news!

In major appliance news:

I am the proud owner of a dishwasher! I wasn’t expecting to buy it quite so soon, but it turns out that the counter guys need to have everything in place before they can measure for the counters (even though the dishwasher is not the end of the counter – I told my dad to tell them that I’d crouch in the space we’ve left for it and they can pretend I’m the dishwasher, but apparently that’s not good enough). It’s not in place yet – it won’t be delivered until Friday. Would you like to see what it looks like?

The only downside is that it’s a Frigidaire brand dishwasher. Not that I have anything against Frigidaire per se, but my Hated Stove is a Frigidaire and I’m afraid seeing the new appliance will make it uppity. Hated Stove, you are on the list of big purchases:

  1. Dishwasher – Check!
  2. Wii
  3. Stove
  4. Couch
  5. Garage door opener
  6. Mattress

Your days are numbered, Hated Stove! Numbered!

In book news:

The next offering from the people who brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies have announced their next book: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Word on the street is that Seth Grahame-Smith has been offered, um, A LOT of money for it (even though he was just assigned to write Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). So quick, start thinking of a classic mash-up! According to the article at Publishers Weekly, the editor who thought of PP & Z has already heard A Farewell to Arms and Legs and The Corpse of Monte Cristo, so think again…

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