The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Whisky Advent Calendar

Whisky Advent Calendar by Master of Malt

Whisky Advent Calendar Lets You Booze in the Days Leading Up to Christmas

Perfect for that ‘one in every family’. Click the title for full story.

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order 

Check out this awesome cover for Historical Fiction Author Susan Spann’s debut novel!

CLAWS OF THE CAT is the first of The Shinobi Mystery series about a ninja detective in medieval Japan, due out next July. To help Susan celebrate her unveiling, drop by her blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. CLAWS OF THE CAT cover reveal and contest!

Apparently, Amazon has been removing reviews. Best Selling Author Joe Konrath tells us about his experience in Amazon Removes Reviews.

High Concept Blogging: Achieving Bloggy Goodness in Record Time by Jenny Hansen at More Cowbell.

Best Selling Author, Social Media Jedi, and Founder of WANA Int’l Kristen Lamb is offering a blogging course. As her original guinea pig, I can’t recommend her classes highly enough. Blogging to Build an Author Brand

Two of my favorites in the same place, Donna Newton and Julie Glover. British Invasion: Donna Newton Chats about English

November isn’t just a month to honor the mustache, it’s a month to raise Prostate Cancer Awareness. Join Nigel Blackwell for Movember and keep yourself or your guy healthy.

Sunday is Veterans Day, a time to remember and thank the people who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe. Today, my hat is off to Admiral Willard. Admiral Willard’s Above and Beyond Performance in the face of interrogation from Congress reminds us of the many and varied duties and responsibilities of our service men and women around the world. How this guy didn’t crack up laughing is just beyond me. Now that is some serious training and discipline.

My profound thanks to all of our Armed Forces and your families for your service. Whether you are a clerk in a stateside supply office or you are on SEAL Team Six, you are an important part of making our country strong.

Seems the only thing people universally want to keep from the election season is the Campaign Poll Daddy Question of the Week. 🙂

All the best to all of you for a week of not tipping Guam.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse

19 comments on “The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Whisky Advent Calendar

  1. susielindau says:

    You forgot to mention something…..

    I hope the people talking in the back of the room heard me, but how could they not hear my bellowing voice… 🙂
    Love Susan’s creepy clawed cat cover..

  2. J Holmes says:

    Wow. I see more affinity for frequent whiskey than I anticipated. This is really disgusting and low class. Don’t people know about cognac, brandy and fine Spanish sherry? What sort of nation of impatient drunks are we becoming?

    Dear God, next thing I know someone will be offering Walmart Brand Vodka. Get a grip people!

  3. Dave says:

    Is Guam-tipping related to Cow-tipping?

  4. Whiskey Advent Calendar. I need one to pair with my Chocolate Advent Calendar.

  5. Julie Glover says:

    Watching that last video, I was wondering whether Representative Hank owned a Whiskey Advent Calendar and had whooshed through all of the days in one sitting–right before that hearing. Isn’t it fun to watch congressional hearings? You learn such important stuff like: Guam is a small island, and don’t call Barbara Boxer “ma’am.” I hope next they’ll invite Big Bird to come testify about whether PBS should get government funds. Would we even notice a large yellow bird in U.S. Congress, or would he fit right in with the other oddballs?

    Thanks for the shout-out! LOVED having Donna on my blog. And congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    • Piper Bayard says:

      I suspect you’re right about Representative Hank. And congressional hearings? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. As far as Big Bird goes, he has a bank account that is the envy of third world dictators. I’m hoping he will be one of the rich targeted for redistribution, as in he can redistribute his own funds to PBS rather than mine to subsidize him. Perhaps he should go to Congress. He can’t do much damage since we’ve just had the least productive Congress in history, and it looks like we’re all set for round 2. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. I’m glad to see that at least some people take the Christmas holidays seriously. I think I’ll make my own calendar this year by lining up empty shot glasses. I’ll make the big decision as to what to put in them (water or whiskey) by flipping a coin.

    Course, I have have to flip the coin a few times to get the right answer…


  7. Texanne says:

    Oh, I think we’re all going to need a lot of Southern Comfort and Moon Pies “going and/or leaning forward.”
    (The Southern Comfort is only to help get the Moon Pies out of my mustache.)

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