Today, my friends, is Yellow Pig Day. (Waves at Sullivan McPig.) What do you mean, you’ve never heard of Yellow Pig Day?
So here’s how the story goes: Back in the 1960s, and psychedelic drugs might or might not have been involved, a bunch of mathematicians at Princeton became obsessed with the number 17 and came up with the idea of a 17-eyelashed yellow pig. Mathematicians began celebrating the day and collecting yellow pigs. Exactly how yellow pigs came into the whole business, I’m not sure, but apparently lots of mathematicians collect yellow pigs now. I collect alligators, so I guess I can’t cast judgment.
In case you missed recent posts, in honor of the upcoming fun at Authors After Dark, I’m doing a 30-Books-in-30-Days giveaway. Okay, really it’s so I can pare down my TBR pile. Open internationally, and the book is a mystery–I can only tell you it will be either UF, SF, Fantasy, YA paranormal, or PNR. If you win, you can give me a couple of genres and I’ll match them if I can but I”m a lot heavier on some genres than others. (I don’t have a lot of adult UF, in other words because there just isn’t much coming out anymore.) You can also choose any of my books except PIRATE’S ALLEY.
Today’s question, to be entered for a mystery book, is: If you could create a colored pig, what color would it be? Personally, I think a jewel-toned tie-dyed pig would be interesting!