Yesterday I learned three important lessons.
1. Never, EVER bake a meatloaf in an aluminum pan.
2. Someone Up There really does try to warn us of bad things, like not baking a meatloaf in an aluminum pan, by doing things like having the cashier forget to ring up said aluminum pan at checkout, then have a little old lady ask, "Excuse me, did you really mean to buy this too?" and hand you said pan, and have the cashier ask if you really want to buy it, she'll ring it up separately. Take the hint: DON'T BUY IT.
3. Persistence pays off! I'm thrilled to announce that Realms of Fantasy is buying my short story, "Red." WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!