Archive for March, 2010

Want To Know How I Found Out Today Was Saint Patrick’s Day?

March 17, 2010

Actually, you really don’t, but the next reminder I had is when they told me what day it was on The Price Is Right, which is something of a tradition for me to watch when I’m sick.

Clearly I should not have taunted Happy Fun Ball.

(Here’s a hint, the first reminder did involve the color green.)

Tuesday Status Update

March 16, 2010

Hello . . . world?  What did I just say yesterday?

And I did too say “please!”

Monday Status Update

March 15, 2010

Still moving slowly and carefully in what is the best kind of precaution (i.e., one that is likely unnecessary), but otherwise back to a normal schedule again.  Yet another round of sickness seems to be making its way among my friends and family, but so far I’ve remained untouched.

You hear me, world?  I said so far I’ve remained untouched!

Let’s keep it that way, okay?

Please.

Random Thought As I Crossed Over One Of Those Swinging Suspension Foot Bridges

March 12, 2010

I’m not sure at what exact point it happened, but there came a point where I just stopped skipping as I walked.  If there was ever a time to pick up the habit again though . . . this is it.

(This was quickly followed by skipping down the bridge, sending it swaying and bouncing, if not madly, exactly, more than a little irritated, at least.  Reactions of the other people on the bridge was mixed . . . but amusing.)

Random Thought As I Walked Around The Casino Today

March 11, 2010

I want a lot of things out of life, but there’s very little that I want that I’m willing to refuse to be happy if I don’t get it.

Tombstones

March 10, 2010

Relax, I’m not being morbid, just pressed for time.

In the course of a conversation earlier today, I mentioned in regard to hurting myself recently that in the past I had “done worse, noticed later, and learned less.” 

It’s not perfect, but I swear that’s the start of my perfect tombstone inscription. 

Maybe tomorrow I’ll have time to perfect it.

. . . And

March 9, 2010

. . . I think I’ll just go with “the less good news.” 

I came damn close to blowing my hands out again, which would be bad news, but since I noticed right before it got really bad, I’m calling that good news enough to balance out at least some of the bad.

But I still got careless, and I admit it, so I’ll be working slowly and with deliberate care this week, both on the editing and on my posts here.

I’m gonna get this balancing act right someday . . . honest.  Someday soon even.

Today, for instance, would be good.

The Good News . . .

March 8, 2010

This actually looks promising:

Teaser trailer for the upcoming Buck Rogers series

And this is just awesome:

A clip featuring a young Buck trying to convince his Mom (Erin Gray) and his Dad (Gil Gerard) to let him join the Air Corp during WW I

And in case you don’t automatically place the names, that is Erin “Col. Wilma Deering” Gray, and Gil “Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers” Gerard  of the old “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” television series.

Of course, no amount of quality teasers and/or guest appearances make a show great, they can only whet your appetite and raise your hopes, and having seen so many hopes dashed in my time, I have only one thing to say to the people behind this project:

I’m looking forward to the finished product, good luck, and DON’T SCREW IT UP!

On An Unrelated Note

March 5, 2010

The editing is coming along, and though the process drags at point (I have complained elsewhere about my decision to include time travel in this book), it is coming along. 

Even so . . . sometimes I feel the need for inspiration, and this week I found it in the story of a man who (it is rumored) got a six figure advance for a book titled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Yes, there’s a story behind that, and it’s even more than halfway reasonable, but from now on, whenever I despair of the process of writing and selling a book, I shall always remember that someone sold a book called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  In a world where that can happen, any and all books can eventually find a buyer.

You Can Just Skip This Story, If You Like, Mom (Part Four)

March 4, 2010

And with that said, I think that just leaves me with two more questions to answer:

“Shouldn’t this topic have been labeled PG-13?”

Maybe, but I figure with judicious omissions I brought it down into the PG range, and just didn’t feel the need to label it.

Besides . . . I didn’t think of it.

“Why did you say ‘Funny you should ask that” when asked why you didn’t go for it?”

Because the question was preluded by the question “Were you afraid _____ would find out?”, and as soon as I talked to her after the incident, I was like a kid giddy from the fact a stranger had offered them candy, gushing “You’ll never believe what happened to me!”

I told you I wasn’t afraid of her finding out, and that the only practical chance for her to do so was if I told her.

What did you think I meant?