I forgot to mention this earlier.
On Paperback Writer's blog, there is this post, which I found via Miss Snark (I do believe).
It is funny. Read it and enjoy.
And then watch out for ninja agents rappelling from the rooftops.
Also, coming soon: Additional links to blogs by Patricia Wood, Holly Kennedy, Nadia Cornier, Jennifer Jackson, The Rejecter, and anyone else on my favorites list under Writing Blogs that I haven't included yet.
Neat words I just found as I opened my dictionary to double-check my spelling of rappel (I'd missed a 'p'):
purfle: 1. to decorate the border of 2. to adorn or edge with metallic thread, beads, lace, etc. --n. an ornamental border or trimming, as an inlaid border of a violin.
Then, while looking for purfle to type up this:
pyrexia: same as FEVER, from the Greek pyrexis, feverish-ness <>
putamen: the hard stone, or endocarp, of certain fruits, as of the peach and the plum, or the shell of a nut.
Make of all that what you will.