Don't forget to enter the Book Binge contest to win a $100 gift certificate. All you have to do is buy a copy of Demon Bound by Meljean Brook by the 15th and email them proof that you did.
Bottom line: if you think you will ever buy it, now is the time.
This sort of got me to thinking, what is the exact meaning of "by the 15th?" I never know the answer to that question, because it could mean midnight between the 14th and 15th, or it could mean 'at some point' on the 15th. However, they also said in their post "sometime in the next two weeks" and since they wrote the post on a Sunday, I'm guessing you'd have at least through Saturday the 15th. Plus, they're really swell girls and probably won't be big freaks about deadlines.
This got me to thinking about another issue that's been bugging me for years, but it's far too insignificant to bring up, but isn't that what a blog is for? My issue:
What's UP with NEXT???
What does "next [insert day here] mean?" Like, if I said, call me next Sunday, would you think it meant this coming Sunday, the 16th, or the Sunday after that? If it's Friday the 14th and I said call me next Saturday, wouldn't you think it meant Saturday the 22nd? Not tomorrow, Saturday the 15th? However, if it's Friday, and I say, Call me next Tuesday, why does that suddenly mean this coming Tuesday. Or does it? What is the crossover line?
It seems like when I was a kid, next whateverday meant not 'this coming whateverday' but the following one. But nowadays, it seems to mean this coming whateverday.
Put another way, because I guess I'm a dork, and possibly drank too much coffee, I used to think of it as this whateverday vs. next whateverday. This whateverday is the one coming, and next whateverday is the one after this coming whateverday.
Whenever people say it, I always have to clarify, like, "You mean this coming whateverday or the one after that?" and then the person will commonly, but not always say, "This coming whateverday." And then I'll think, why in tarnation didn't you say this whateverday? Why next? What does NEXT even mean????
Are you following? Am I crazy? Did I dream all this?
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