Just like in real life, the outskirts of publishing are pretty boring.
Picture Book #3
"Caveman Chopper Rescue"
Caveman no like watch friend get eat by dino. Caveman make chopper. Rescue friend from dino.
Pretty self-explanatory. I love it when a caveman refers to himself in the first person as "Caveman," that makes me laugh. There is a whole new generation of children for whom a "Flintstone" is just a chewable vitamin. And I don't think anybody under 30 remembers Captain Caveman. I think the caveman is absent from the childhood entertainment landscape right now. I really like the caveman.
Had a big day yesterday. Two major milestones: first of all, I got my 50th follower! Thanks Abby! (I wish following a blog were as easy as "friending" someone on Facebook--then I'd have a zillion followers. Unfortunately, the Google Friend Connect thing is kind of a drag. Click on that, if you haven't, I'd feel so much cooler if I had lots of followers.)
Second, I finally performed "The Turtle Trick" in New Super Mario Bros. You know, where you bounce on the turtle on the stairs and get 99 extra lives. I could never do that in the original game--I tried SO hard as a kid. But I finally pulled it off in the new game. Big moment. It's pretty neat, in NSMB, if you have 99 lives, Mario loses his hat.