The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Pizza Hut Perfume

Yes. This is real.

OMG! You got me Pizza Hut Perfume! I always wanted to smell like a pizza! . . . Said no woman ever.

Pizza Hut Perfume

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

Hemingway’s Seven Writing Secrets by Colin Falconer. One seriously interesting blog.

Renee A. Shuls-Jacobson challenges us to a word game in One Sill A Bull.

Molly Campbell makes some great observations about defining moments in writing and what not to do. Defining Moments

Pet whisperer Amy Shojai tells us how to take care of our cats and dogs now that winter is upon us. Cold Protection for Hot Dogs & Cats

Free and discounted books for charity. Gifts Aren’t Only from Santa by Angela Orlowski-Peart.

Marcy Kennedy tells us Seven Strategies Villains Use to Trick Their Victims.

Two of my favorites in one place, Tiffany A. White and Ellen Degeneres. Ellen and the Twelve Days of Giveaways

A lone artificial tree has become a symbol of hope, defiance and recovery for the residents of Union Beach, N.J., which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Rescued Christmas Tree Lifts Wrecked Town’s Spirit

Who’d have thought?  Leonard Nimoy sings The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. Seems oddly appropriate.

And now for the question of the week . . .

All the best to all of you for a week of smelling more appropriate than a pizza.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse

The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . The Twinkie is Dead

After two bankruptcy filings and a bitter strike, Hostess Brands, Inc. is liquidating. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I post this blog, I’m heading out to buy up all the Twinkies for my Apocalypse Survival kit. Dear God, what’s next? Spam?

Image by Larry D. Moore, used under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License

Click here for the full story. Twinkies Maker Hostess to Liquidate Company after Strike

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order 

Google Cameras Map Popular Grand Canyon Trails via Senator John McCain. No, this isn’t about Benghazi. It’s about mapping the Grand Canyon. Really. And it’s cool.

The 20 Worst Wrestling Characters of All Time via Screen Writer, Best Selling Author, and downright Jolly Good Fellow Ryne Douglas Pearson.

Amber West brings us A Fairy Tale Showdown at Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday.

Air New Zealand is ever clever with this Middle Earth Airline Briefing. Just in case you can’t bear to wait for The Hobbit to come out. How fun is this?

Holmes and I are featured bloggers at the SocialIN Network. Today I’d like to welcome our newest SocialIN bloggers, International Best Selling Author Vicki Hinze who is posting in Writing–Live!, and the 21st Century Erma Bombeck, Paige Kellerman is posting in Family Humor.

Are You a Candle or a Mirror? by Vicki Hinze.

On the Island of Misfit Pants by Paige Kellerman.

So what’s your excuse? New York Times Best Selling Author and Fun Lady Allison Brennan tells us hers, and why they’re all crap. Murder She Writes–Excuses

Geriatric pets are always a challenge, but Thriller Author and Animal Behavior Specialist Amy Shojai has some great tips . . .

Caring for Your Aging Cat: 9 Common Conditions & What to Do

Caring for Your Aging Dog: 8 Common Conditions & What You Should Know

Wendy Williams did her part to Save the Twinkie when she hosted opera singer Hai-Ting Chinn, who sings us all of the ingredients we can find in a Twinkie. No wonder the cockroaches will be feeding off of these for thousands of years after the human race is gone. Via my hometown friend, Bob Farkas.

So inquiring minds want to know . . .

All the best to all of you for having what you need.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse