Look at the panda.

| October 31, 2008

Missed a blog post because I’m going down south to be at my sister’s wedding.  Making  bit of a vacation out of it, so I was at the Atlanta Zoo today.  So here is a cute panda picture: And more cuteness. . . And now a lizard, a real big lizard. . .

Punting with German Muppet humor

| October 29, 2008

No time to blog much.  So here’s some surrealism for you (much more surreal if you don’t know German and have fond memories of Sesame Street.)  (via Weird Universe.)

Oh Noes! The Internet died.

| October 28, 2008

Over the weekend my DSL=gone. (Last post was actually in the queue before the outage)  And while I had a tech scheduled to come out, the line problem fixed itself sometime early Monday.  The roughly 36 hours without the Internet brought home exactly how much we rely on it now.  Especially when me and the […]

So how much to refinAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

| October 27, 2008

Online mortgage ads are just getting weirder and weirder. However, the woman in this one seems to have just realized the balloon on her interest only loan is due.

YouTube Playlist

| October 25, 2008

Because I post a lot of YouTube videos on my blog, I have created a playlist that compiles them all. Also, I’m putting up links to social networking-type things up on the sidebar to the right, under the search box. Things like my YouTube channel, and my Facebook page.

Greenspan to Congress: “Oops, My Bad.”

| October 24, 2008

Well he’s shocked, shocked I tell you.  Quoth the Fed Chair who served under presidents and congresses of both parties, we’re suffering from a “once-in-a-century credit tsunami.”  He explains his shockedatude by saying to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: “That is precisely the reason I was shocked because I’d been going for […]

Writing in circles

| October 23, 2008

I’ve always thought of myself as a primarily linear writer. I start writing on page one, and I keep writing until I reach the end. I rarely, if ever, skip around while writing a draft. I’ve occasionally written a dramatic scene from the center of a book before writing the material around it (The first […]

Urban Fantasy Butt Parade

| October 22, 2008

I’ve mentioned before the preponderance of a certain type of fantasy cover. Now SciFiGuy has compiled the entire cover trend into a helpful educational video. (via Smart Bitches.)

And the title is:

| October 21, 2008

Pending confirmation from DAW, the title is going to be either: Journalists and Dragons: Stories of the Cleveland Portal or Journalists, Dragons and Dwarves: Stories of the Cleveland Portal I think I’m more partial to the second one. UPDATE: Sheila didn’t like the word “Journalist” so the title will be: Dragons and Dwarves: Stories of […]

Over the Hump

| October 20, 2008

Just a little small celebratory post, I’ve passed the halfway mark in both the Apotheosis trilogy and the current book Heretics. Which, since this is the middle book of the trio, it sort of makes sense both milestones would coincide. Yesterday the Hamsters eviscerated another 20K of this draft and I was reminded of exactly […]