2012 is still going on, I think, except for dogs and cats and goats and stuff because they don’t know about years. But despite all this, I’ve just received word that Publisher’s Weekly has chosen The Troupe as one of their Best Books of 2012!
I found this out while waiting for a liquor superstore to open at 10:00 AM in a sketchy neighborhood, so it definitely brightened up my morning, which until this mostly featured grizzled homeless men who loudly complained that liquor stores should be open TWENTY-FOUR SEVEN, and bruised women carrying bitter silences. Fun stuff.
In other news, my son went as a gnome for Halloween, and despite being 19 months old he really committed to the part:
However, THIS is EASILY the GREATEST BABY HALLOWEEN COSTUME OF ALL TIME