Oh, yikes. I just bought the Holly Lisle book, Create a Plot Clinic. When I went to pay via PayPal, I noticed that once again, the Canadian dollar has tumbled and they’re only giving 83 cents to the dollar. I guess the days when the Canadian dollar was at par with the US dollar are gone. *sigh* That’ll affect my buying habits south of the border, of books mainly. Rats. I really liked not having to worry about that exchange rate.
Of course, Curly is headed to Florida in February so it’ll hurt just that much more when we buy American ‘spending’ money for him. And it’ll make a difference to any south of the border conference attendance for me next year. Not that I can afford ANY conference really. Unless I write a fantastic book and get a huge $1.25 million (Canadian) advance like Andrew Davidson got for his novel, Gargoyle. Yeah, right. Like THAT’s going to happen any time soon. Although considering this blog used to be called “Watch out for Falling Gargoyles” because I was working on a gargoyle story at the time, maybe I should haul out that story again. They wouldn’t even need to offer $1.25 Mill. I’d settle for one tenth of that. That would pay off my mortgage and all the rest of the bills and leave just enough to have some fun afterward.
Still, a girl can dream …
Oh, and talking about dreaming? Check out here for some dream-inspiring Toronto firefighters.