Monday, December 13, 2010

Vacation Time





Hey everybody. I’m taking the rest of the year off. I’ll be back in 2011! So have a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, or Fabulous Festivus!

50 Comments:

Blogger The Golden Eagle said...

Aw . . . I'll miss you all the way until 2011!

I hope you have wonderful few weeks! :)

1:01 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Happy Holidays Everyone!!~

2:34 PM  
Blogger Erin_Flight said...

See you then! Have a wonderful time.

4:44 PM  
Blogger evenescence2196 said...

festivus!! i loooove seinfield :))

5:14 PM  
Anonymous DefyingDancer said...

Have a good Christmas! Will there be any scoop on Kiki Strike 3 soon?

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, have fun. but a few questions. . . .what happened to the shadow city store? do you have a release date for kiki 3? and where will i get weird news now until you're back? hmm. well, i do enjoy reading the posts from a while back. they are still interesting. and there'll be lots of distractions too. . . .hope your weeks off are fun and not even a little boring.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Kira said...

haha i love festivus! "and as i rained blows upon him, i thought there must be another way! and that's when i cameup with festivus for the rest of us!" merry christmas, happy festivus, happy new year, all that good stuff! (i can't wait for next year because thats when kiki strike 3 comes out! i thought it'd never happen!)

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Your Conscience said...

Really Kirsten? You are going to abandon these poor irregulars for the rest of the year!? With nothing but a crumb of odd news to survive on? Think about it...

6:57 PM  
Blogger Some Lost Melody said...

bahahaha Festivus best holiday ever XD Love that show.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll miss you Kirsten. What will we do without our (FFF's) fabulously freaky facts, while you're away?

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time off. See you next year!

Robert in San Diego

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have fun/weird family or local holiday traditions they'd like to share?

On the first day of Hanukkah the "in San Diego" family traditionally invades a large bookstore, where we select books as gifts. And judging by the family menorah protocol, we're all pyromaniacs. Seriously, we had eleven menorahs in play, leading to a total of 99 candles on the eighth day.

My digital camera doesn't have an exposure setting for "indoor bonfire."

Robert in San Diego

Robert in San Diego

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Hana said...

Happy Holidays :D
We'll miss you!!

2:59 PM  
OpenID deepasm said...

> Anyone have fun/weird family or local holiday traditions they'd like to share?

I guess we do.
Traditionally, the first part of our exam session takes place the whole week before New Year. Luckily, I was able to pass the physics exam beforehand, and there are only four left… Anyway, getting through exams while others are having fun is weird indeed =)

Happy holidays!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holiday traditions?
not really. . . .but my birthday is usually the last day of, second to last day of, or first day back from winter break. this year, its the second day back. so its basically like, "happy birthday! time to go back to school-you get to wake up early, do homework, and see all the freaks at your school again! yay!"
yeah. happy birthday to me. thank you so much, teachers. :P
and then they wonder why i'm grumpy.

the menorah bonfire/bookstore invasion thing is funny, though. my friend would have fun with that- she loves playing with candles and bonfires, and also loves reading. (though i doubt she'd think combining the two would be any fun. i wouldn't, either.)

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats too bad. I mean for me!

7:19 PM  
Blogger The Narrator said...

WE'LL MISS YOU!! D:

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Ari the Awesome said...

Have an AWESOME Christmas! I'll miss your blog posts, but between my birthday tomorrow, Christmas, and new year, I'll be really busy anyway. Enjoy you're holiday, and have a merry Christmas!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ari the awesome: your birthday is tomorrow? well then happy birthday!! if you went to my school, your present would be getting a couple weeks off school. (dunno bout other school's schedules for vacations.) lot better than me, i get to go back to school from vacation for my birthday :(.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Ari the Awesome said...

Thank you, anonomous. You're right, it is a pretty awesome gift to get two weeks off from school. Today was our last day before winter break. =)

5:39 PM  
Blogger Alli The Totally Wicked Novelist said...

I feel so sorry for that toad. Also, okay, happy holidays! :)

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays! I hope you'll have a good few weeks!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have a good holiday.

I'm getting The Eternal Ones for christmas and I'm so excited!!!!!!! I can't wait until the 3rd book of Kiki Strike is out, you have to tell us at least something about it.

i will miss reading your fun interesting facts while your away. how am i gonna spend my boring holidays now?

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Book publishing is kind of like movie making -- the release dates have to be scheduled in advance so that you're releasing books all year. Even if Kirsten's done with Kiki Strike III, and that includes the editing, proof reading, fact checking, etc., someone still has to illustrate the cover, do the book design and page layout, check to make sure the computer didn't eat a page, send that to the printing plant, schedule the printing, schedule the binding, arrange the shipping and bookstore orders, AND ensure the publisher isn't releasing all their "Young Adult" novels with strong female characters all in the same month.

The bonus, despite the pent-up reader frustration, is some of these schedulers at the publishing company also arrange the book tours and in-store appearances.

Robert in San Diego, awaiting further announcements myself.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

since i have nothing else to say. . . .best christmas song ever is father christmas by the kinks. its funny :). also, its funny if your brother is opening a present about the same size, shape and weight of an iphone box (and hes been wanting an iphone) and it turns out to be a piece of wood. (also makes you wish for a video camera.)

3:13 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

for my family christmases the children are given a box of matches and told to go make a fire- wait, no thats birthdays... ok on christmas we sell pagan children to one another and eat poisoned food to see what it'll do to us. its fun...

4:52 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

Have a great holiday!

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mushroom cloud: what.....???

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will Kiki Strike 3 come out? I am dying already

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday jesus!!

1:49 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

its true anonymous! and on easter we pelt eachother with plastic eggs! :)

3:11 PM  
Blogger L~ said...

Have a wonderful break! I hope in 2011 you make the move to Twitter!!!

9:59 PM  
Anonymous BAH said...

WHEN IS KIKI 3 COMING OUT???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Very insightful, Robert of San Diego. Made me think about how frustrating the book industry is. Ugh.
Well, hope you guys had a Happy Holiday, and will have a Happy New Year! 2011 here we come! :)

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Jeez, people, leave poor Kirsten Miller alone. She has a life outside of this blog, including writing all those books you clamor for.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

Noooo don't leave! D:

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else check to make sure their new 2011 calendar and planning book have the phases of the moon, or am I just weird about bicycling at night?

Robert "it doesn't really matter because I use LOTS of lights" in San Diego

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when you're anonymous, it doesn't matter what you say. A frail voice in the background forgotten, shoved out of blithe reality into the damp rain. Another year means i will grow older, let time wither me apart. Another year means that you wake up knowing that time is so frail it might break. But then one day you hear the bells, and think it could be better, that the world just might go on spinning. Happy holidays my friends

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Readers:

I'm with Hazel. Kirsten needs a vacation as much as any of us. Also, with the short days (or long days if she's south of the Equator) she'll have more time to take her own advice and be mysterious.

Robert in San Diego

11:27 AM  
Blogger Some Lost Melody said...

:O L and Kira on the same blog? Oh no XDDD

PS: Whoo L!!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

Sigh. I guess it's not the new year there yet. I saw the midnight Sydney fireworks last night, and they were really cool. I'm sorry, though, to say my highlight of the night was the best cake I have ever tasted. I'm just that kind of person- a sucker for a good cake.

I hope you've had a great holiday Kirsten- I know I have.

Happy New Year Irregulars!

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 2011 everybody!!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy new year!! i wish i had gotten to see fireworks, i missed them on fourth of july too :(. and i love them, theyre like a cross between explosions and twinkle lights. so pretty!! though somebody set off one on halloween. haha pretty

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Ananka, did zou hear about the nig cave that just turned up in Vietnam? http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110103/ts_yblog_thelookout/explorers-discover-spectacular-caves-in-vietnam

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A tradition my family has for New Years is to go out in the yard/balcony
at midnight and bang pots to "bring in the new year." My mom claims that its an old Scottish tradition, but im 98% sure its a revenge on our next door neighbor for playing Bob Marley on High night before Halloween.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone else hear about the big ol' cave that was discovered? it reminded me of here :).

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110103/ts_yblog_thelookout/explorers-discover-spectacular-caves-in-vietnam

it's biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

You-all might be interested in this: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20027217-504083.html

Some thieves tunneled into a Buenos Aires bank. Yes, tunneled. (!!)

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its jan 5 where r u kirsten??

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

Do you have any new years traditions, Kirsten?

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you Kirsten?

It's my birthday today! :)

10:47 AM  

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