If you've got more books than shelf space, think of donating them to the New Orleans Public Library. The library is looking for hardbacks and paperbacks, and books that the library can't use will go to fund-raising efforts or directly to families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Tell the post office you're making a donation, and your shipment can go library rather than book rate. You'll be saving on postage, and you can write the donation off your taxes.
The address is New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112-2007, attn: Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations. For more information, go here.
Or the toilet.
Worst was the time we checked out this (trendy) restaurant in Memphis that shall be unnamed. It was our 12th [!] meal, and they knew who we were and were watching. There was not a thing I could eat mostly undercooked fish. So I put most of it in my napkin and dumped it in the ladies room toilet. I swear it got stuck. Pounds of oily fish and a napkin.
Quick: Name the restaurant.
So says the press release for Rain, the third installment of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa. Rain is the latest graphic novel available at comic-book shops, conventions, and the authors Web site and it's from husband-and-wife team Martheus and Janet Wade of Memphis. He's the graphic artist; she's the co-writer and inks her husband's drawings.
And Shianndrea (I swear I saw someone wearing that nametag at Mapco, the other day.)? She's a "female butt-kicker." The earth's future is in her hands. You've been warned.