Rattling the Tin Cup

Well, I just got a call on the phone from my wife, and we are not going to be able to take the children Christmas shopping this year, because we had promised a stranger in need, a friend of my daughter, to send her back to China; and the ticket prices hopped up between the time we borrowed money from a family friend, the time it arrived, and the time required to put it on the credit card.It just vacuumed away the entire Christmas shopping money. No toys this year.

So if anyone wants to get his favorite science fiction author a donation, here is the link to John Scalzi!

On the other hand, if you want to help me out for Christmas, please click the Tip Jar button to the right. Donations gratefully accepted.