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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Echo's Bark Mitzvah

Happy 13th Barkday, Echo!







Today You Are a Dog! (because it's your Bark Mitzvah)

But you'll always be a puppy






because you believe you're a puppy.





Maybe even Superdog!

Friday, March 7, 2014

POETRY FRIDAY: Chat with Jama Rattigan about Antique Piano & Other Sour Notes

Woohoo!

Jama Rattigan interviewed me for Poetry Friday

about ANTIQUE PIANO & Other Sour Notes

on her blog!

I talk about poetry, humour, working with a cover designer, and more.

Take a look:

http://jamarattigan.com/2014/03/07/friday-feast-chatting-with-barbara-etlin-about-antique-piano-other-sour-notes/


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Echo Announces My Book's Birthday

I, Echo the Sheltie, have taken time away from my nap


to make an important announcement.


Barb's book is having a birthday today!



(Show some enthusiasm? Yeah, I can do enthusiasm. For enthusiasm, I'll need extra treats.)






You can get it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Antique-Piano-Other-Sour-Notes/dp/0992125804

or here:

http://decoowlpress.com


Just buy it, okay?

Don't make me beg.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Victor Borge and Dean Martin on Punctuation Marks

Funny video of the two comedians using Borge's audible punctuation--while singing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiGgnpUrP98

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Owl, Owl!

Yah for March!

It's a new month, so instead of "Rabit! Rabbit!" I'll say, "Owl! Owl!"


Hope you had a good Valentine's Day, with lots of chocolate, or whatever you like best.


What happened to February, you might ask?

I got away from this:



meaning, the weather, not Echo, although we did leave him behind
 
 
 
and saw lots of this:
 
 


 
birds of paradise at our hotel's garden





 
Our room's patio overlooked a marina.



We went here:


 
Seaport Village
 
 
 



 
We even had lunch (coffee and an apple) at Upstart Crow on Valentine's Day when the other places were busy. Then I wrote at my favourite inside table while M. browsed at books.
 Unfortunately, I missed out on an anticipated meeting with an online writing friend. Another one! :-(
 
 
 
 
Shelter Island, looking at naval base
 
 
 
 
Is this gull thinking of walking across the Coronado Bridge?
 
 
 
 
 

 
View of Coronado from Point Cabrillo
 
 
 

 
Chess set at Horton Plaza
 
 
 

 
Patio where I did some writing