This is just too much damn fun. I enjoyed it so much, I had to watch it twice. Amazing what some people come up with.Read More To get you in the Christmas spirit…or, alternatively, get you groovin’.
Today’s quote comes courtesy of my two hours in the dentist’s chair, during which Dr. McDrilly said, with drill poised above my mouth: Just let me know if my knee starts pulling on your hair. Oh, the images that evoked.Read More Quote of the Day
I go to the dentist today. This is the fifth time in as many weeks…so you can tell I’ve been having a great freaking month here. All the others have been new or replaced fillings, plus a cleaning. But today…I get crowned. If you’ve never gotten crowned, let me tell you…it’s fun. They use the […]Read More Getting Crowned
Dear Man on the Next Street: Please stop removing every tree and bit of brush on your property. First of all, I can’t take one more weekend listening to your goddamn chainsaw all day. Secondly, the trees and brush serve as insulation between your children and my disgust with their taste in music. Next summer, […]Read More Note to my Neighbor
Update on the smoking front: I’m only having a few cigs a day. It’s not quite quitting, but it’s better than I was doing before. Now, on to the meat of this post: Character names. Kelly Parra blogged today about having similar character names in several of her books. In her case, the protagonist’s names […]Read More Smoking Update and Character Names
Every year, the Great American Smokeout comes along in November. And every year, I don’t find out about it until sometime in the afternoon or evening, or even the next day. Well, today I found out around noon. So, no excuses. No smoking for the rest of the day. Haven’t had one since 11:50. Ate […]Read More Kicking Butt (well…not really)
This game is way too much fun.Read More P.S.
One of my friends recently said, “Writers are professional decision makers.” He got the quote from somewhere else, not sure where–but it’s true no matter where it originated. Every word, sentence, paragraph, scene, chapter break…whose POV do I use here? What’s going to happen next? What’s her motivation? Is it strong enough to make her […]Read More Professional Decision Makers
I think I just got spam that was just an excerpt from Pride & Prejudice. That’s all it was. Very strange.Read More Literary Spam
Last night, the TV in our bedroom died. It had a good life–10, 15 years–but still. Today, I was leaving–well, trying to leave–for a dentist appointment, and…the car wouldn’t start. It has gas–three quarters of a tank. Oil was changed and inspection performed last week. The antifreeze/coolant light had been coming on, so I hadn’t […]Read More Things fall apart