From my son's friend: "Getting called a name is just like getting a hit that knocks the happiness out of you." Same can be said for rejections. Or arduous dental appointments.
For those of you who aren't aware (and who could that possibly be?), my cyber-gal Cynthia Lord (who I don't KNOW, know, but kind of know from the blue boards) won a Newbery Honor this past week for her fabulous mid-grade Rules. I grin because when it came out I annoyed our local library about it so much they went out and bought two copies. Now I can go in to the library and say "I told you so". I won't, but I could.
On this date: In 1979, Dukes of Hazzard debutes.