Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Harlequin Holiday Goodness, Toy Bat Caves, And The Real SoCalBloggers

If you haven't heard already, today marks the first day of the awesome sauce Harlequin Historical Holiday Giveaway. Twenty-two Harlequin Historical writers are hosting an advent calender, where every day you'll visit a different writer. Daily prizes will be offered and at the end of the whole shebang - one random commenter from one random day will win a Kindle 3G! Wowzers! Contest is open to residents of the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Full list of rules can be found here and the advent calender, complete with links, can be found here.


For the librarian who has everything, behold! The Fisher Price Super Friends Bat Cave! It's got a working draw bridge and comes with a grappling hook. It also comes with a neato Batcycle. What it doesn't have is a library. I mean, I know Wayne Manor must have a library, but I'm guessing it's full of musty ol' leather bound editions. Uh, not romance novels. Bruce Wayne is pretty awesome, but something tells me he doesn't have Harlequins in his library. Oh well, no man is perfect.

Many thanks to one of my longtime Internet buds, Barbs, for the link. Oh to be a kid again....


Ever wish you could jet off to sunny southern California and hang out with the fabulous babes that are the SoCalBloggers? Do you get pea green with envy when you read about our get-togethers at area bookstores and restaurants? Do you curse our very existence when we admit that we were all lazy sods and none of us took any pictures? Well wonder now more! Because here is artist Vinnie Tartamella's amazing life-like rendition. Yes, this is what it's really like!

As the resident Batgirl, I have to say that I normally don't look that snotty. My guess? Hey, I like poker, but where for the love of God is the cheesecake?!?!?!

Thanks to Big Sis for posting this gem on her Facebook.


Hannah said...

My 4-year-old has the Batcave and it's one of his favorite toys. One of my favorites, too, because it's provided me many hours of uninterrupted reading time ;) I can confirm that the's no library in the set, but perhaps Batman reads on the Kindle for Bat PC? It does have a working elevator and a soundproof chamber which are both very cool.

Lori said...

Hahaha!!! We do kinda look like that some days, don't we? (and yes, we're all superheroes!)

*Goddess* said...

WOW! I didn't know you played cards during your get togethers!

Hmm, why is Batgirl's boobs covered??? She looks like a nun compared to the rest of 'em!

Wendy said...

Hannah: That's a good point! Batman might be reading ebooks - what with all those computer monitors he tends to have in the Bat Cave.

Lori: I thought the artist did a credible job capturing our likenesses :)

Goddess: Batgirl believes that less is more :)

nath said...

Well there might not be a library, but it comes with your very own Robin! :)

and great picture LOL. Now, you know which pic to post every time you guys get together :)

JamiSings said...

Eh, Batman's too busy fighting crime to read anything. He has a library, it's just full of porn because splitting his time between being Bruce Wayne and being Batman he has no time for real relationships.

However, he does disguise his porn as dusty, leather bound tomes.

Oh, BTW, that OC Idol thing - I won. But more important, we raised $1,700 for the United Way.

Wendy said...

Nath: Hmmmm, Robin might be the next best thing to my own private cabana boy....

Jami: WOOHOO! Congrats on the Idol win! That is WAY awesome!