Thrilling news, particularly for those of you who are me: My Alt Text column for Wired has won an Honorable Mention for the Angele Gingras Humor Award given by the National Press Club. This is actually my third Honorable Mention for that award, but I figure if I keep showing up to the awards ceremony and eating their appetizers, at some point they have to give me the actual main award just to avoid awkward conversations.
So, towards that end, I'm driving down to D.C. to accept the award in person at a nice little dinner thing they put on. However, that puts a sudden lump in my gas budget that's reminiscent of an anaconda swallowing an okapi.
(I know anacondas and okapi don't live on the same continent. I just like the words.)
Normally, of course, I would just put something up for sale on Craigslist, then rob the buyer at gunpoint when they came to pick up my "baseball card collection," but I'm in Canada at the moment and guns are surprisingly difficult to come by. So instead I’m putting on:
The First Irrannual Dogs & Sorcerers Post-Birthday Sale!
Specifically, I'm Somebody's Fetish shirts are a big honking two bucks off through Monday. So if you've been considering buying one for yourself, or someone you love, or someone you wish would put a shirt on, now is an excellent time to buy a random number between one and twelve. Also, they're now officially in stock and being shipped by the strong, yet gentle hands of my aunt and uncle in California, so you can enjoy the peace that comes with buying something that exists.
Thanks much, I'll send out Montreal postcards before I take off, and post photos from the awards thingamashindig.