First, the good news. Thanks to the twitter competition called #10bythen, (in which the participants try to submit at least 10 stories in a given month) I have received an acceptance.

My story, “When Ayanna Kapoor Waits,” has been accepted to On Spec. I’m really excited to be a part of this very cool magazine, and I can’t wait for the story to come out (sometime in 2011).

Now then, it’s raining acorns. There are a lot of trees around my house, and just stepping outside I run a risk of being “noggined:” The experience of having an acorn fall directly on your head.

It’s happened twice already. I’m prepared to declare a state of emergency. Don’t judge me; those acorns really smart!

Wear a hat, you say? Oh. Yeah, that’s a good idea.

State of emergency over.