All is not as it seems

Hello, Friday Fools! 

I hope that everyone has been keeping well and reading all sorts of things--anything. Books. Poetry. Magazines. Blog posts. The back of cereal boxes. I added poetry, but I don't always "get" it--basically, things that light you up. While I'm bummed that April Fool's Day didn't coincide with my Friday Tomfoolery, I still got my own April Fool's gift--my freshly formatted and re-edited print version of The Reluctant Bandit landed on my front porch! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 An epic journey later, they've arrived. Thank you to those who ordered and have been patiently waiting! I really appreciate you and will be sending them out.

Why did I go to all the trouble after the fact? Well, I ran out of copies and needed to reorder. I always knew that I needed to fix the cover and the interior formatting when I reordered. It made no sense to go to all that cost and trouble and not fix the mistakes that were made in the text itself. The basic story is the same, some extra ironing took place (old joke, but Chief says I'm no good at ironing 😄). I've freshened-up some of the language in places, some word choices, and those pesky typos and "Word changed my word" moments. To my horror I found the word "sucked" in a horribly inconvenient scene. Technically it fit, but it "ain't right." 😧 To say it made me sad is an understatement. I felt a jumble of things, none of them good. At any rate, it's ready and it's beautiful. If you haven't read Charlie and Annabelle's story, do give it a try. It's heaps better than the back of a cereal box and loads more entertaining, if I do say so myself. (Disclaimer: I was an avid cereal box reader as a child...AND there's a Mandalorian cereal! Susan sent me and the boys two boxes 😃💚)

I'm still working on book 2 which is Jimmy's story and I've written a few blog posts in the past couple of weeks. I did have a belated Mandalorian moment to share. Chief didn't want me writing about that until we knew what was going on. It's all good, even though I've been poking fun at my "pirate face," which is much, much less pirate-y. I did write a few blog posts about the eye doctor's office shenanigans, It's worth the price of a parrot, but I'm slowly letting that one go.

I will say that the new thing I torment my friends and family with is the threat of ventriloquism. I can talk without moving my lips (for the most part and only in short bursts) 😂 Stupid people tricks. I may just give a serious whirl. 😁

I'd share my latest TV obsession with you, but that came and went as well: WandaVision. Gah! So. Good. In a very meta sort of way. 

Well, I promised myself to keep these shorter, but I may've broken another promise to myself. 🤨  Do or do not, there is no try. 💚

With that, I hope everyone is well and that you find something funny, curious, or thought-provoking to brighten your days. 

Take care and thanks for reading The Friday Tomfoolery and any links to my blog shenanigans (although the post on the book Monogamy is a more serious reflection on the novel and the author's use of the word "monogamy.") 

Give me a holler, I'd love to hear from you. 🤠

-Ami

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