My speaking/signing event went well at the Monticello library on Tuesday night. Thank you to the library and to everyone that came and listened
to me ramble on about my book. I really appreciate all the support.
There is also a fresh, wonderful 5-star review on Amazon which I am also very thankful for.
Right now I am blogging “live” from my garage as I am having a rummage sale. My mother is staying at our house for a few days helping out while I do this. As I sit here, she is doing my laundry, cleaning my house and baking brownies. I feel like the luckiest person alive. She just brought me out a hamsald sandwich, chips and grapes! This morning before I dropped Will off at school he said, “I really like it when Grandma stays with us, it’s like having two mom’s instead of one.”
Last night Will and Mac had tables set up and they sold lemonade and snacks at the sale. After Will made his first dollar he thought he would write his name on it (because he writes his name on everything) and he used permanent marker!
RIP Dick Clark, we will miss bringing in the New Year with you. Today the news is all about Dick Clarks passing so you may miss the news story about Greg Ham being found dead. Greg was in the band Men at Work, he was 58 years old and they have not yet determined if foul play was involved in his death.
Did you know that the singers/song writers were sued in 2007 for stealing the melody of their 80’s hit song Down Under from a girl’s campfire song written over 70 years ago? The song is called Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree. They lost the court battle in October of 2011 and were sentenced to pay 5% of royalties from 2002 forward. The statute of limitations prevented them from having to pay royalties from anything prior to that.
Sources say that Greg Ham had been upset about the ruling. But this isn’t the only drama that has occurred with the group. In 2007 Men At Work guitarist Ron Strykert was arrested for threatening to kill Men At Work singer Colin Hay. Strykert claimed Hay screwed him over on royalties. That kind of makes me wonder if he was mad at Greg Ham also. I suppose in a day or so we will know. I’m amazed at the things going on down under!
That’s it for today, my fingers are frozen. Have a great day!