How to Grow Up (rerun)

I’ve received some questions about the Basic Instructions Calendar. I want to thank everyone who has asked, but the fact is that there isn’t a calendar for 2015, and I don’t think there will be any after that. My calendar publishers are great people, and they held on longer than most would have, but it just wasn’t going to be a profitable enterprise for them. Sorry to disappoint. Thanks for your interest.

Just a quick reminder that for the entire month of December my novels, Off to Be the Wizard and Spell or High Water are on sale over at Amazon US (The sale is only available to people in the United States. Sorry for the confusion). The Kindle editions are $2.00 and the paper versions are only $9.50.

As always, thanks for using my Amazon Affiliate links (USUKCanada).

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Reader Comments (14)

Books 1 & 2, bought! I'll check them out during the holidays.

December 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

This is a combover: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/ec/23/6f/ec236f1e14ad741aaf2fe11698e06904.jpg

Hunter S Thompson was just a bald dude.


Note from Scott: Really? We're going to have this discussion? ... Okay. I didn't say that he had a comb-over every minute of every day of his life. He did see the light eventually, but as for his earlier years ...

Exhibit A: http://bi4.us/1GRAyPG
Exhibit B: http://bi4.us/16u6xdS

December 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTim!

HST did not have a comb over. Do a google image search. He was bald, but made no effort to hide it, he kept what hair he had short and away from his bald spot.


Note from Scott: Really? We're going to have this discussion? ... Okay. I didn't say that he had a comb-over every minute of every day of his life. He did see the light eventually, but as for his earlier years ...

Exhibit A: http://bi4.us/1GRAyPG
Exhibit B: http://bi4.us/16u6xdS

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTruth

Noooooooooo!!! I've been greatly looking forward the calendar. I am now distraught.

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMonthy

Comb-over! HAH!!!

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

I'm sorry about the calendar. I was a yearly buyer; I know that's easy to say but in my case it's true. Anyway, that "don't confuse getting old with growing up" idea is a classic.

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Of course, Johnny Paycheck! Major influence on the contemporary Justin 'Bitcoin' Bieber. ;)

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWeileen

That's a shame about the calendars. I had the 2013 one and thoroughly enjoyed it, and the 2014 one is the only personal item on my desk at work. Disappointed I won't be able to keep the tradition going in to 2015.

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Scott: no one uses paper calendars anymore anyways. You could make an online calendar!

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersav

>>"the fact is that there isn’t a calendar for 2015, and I don’t think there will be any after that"

The world ends next month. You heard it here first, people.

"I'm old enough to have been rejected by your mother" is definitely going on my list of things to say to people. Classy; that's all I can say.

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterinductivelyWrong

Just one more that was looking for the calendar. I could justify hanging old ones up, but can't justify printing them on company ink/paper. Now I'll have to hate my coworkers directly rather than through veiled suggestions in Basic Instructions form.

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoeB

@JoeB: Yes, there are BI strips in several cubes in my office. All provided by me in as an, ahem, helpful gesture.

December 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Just use the 2009 calendar (if there was one).

December 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoy

"I'm old enough to have been rejected by your mother."

Classic.

December 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDED

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