Friday, May 29, 2009

Holy Frijoles!

I have a culinary soulmate!

In fact, this guy is worse than I am. I didn't know that was possible!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"No civil rights movement has ever failed. Some are just ongoing"

Don't miss this post by Libba Bray!

Also, don't ever miss a chance to fight for equality in all things!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The jokes, they maketh it "tolerable."

I keep my full-on hater status regarding Twitter but I've read a few things like this and then I think the jokes make Twitter's existence tolerable.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz

Is this for real?

Am I late to this party?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I would argue that there's no one in the world that knows as much about video games while not actually being a gamer than me. Well, ok, I'm a bit of a social gamer and gems* such as Resident Evil: Leon and Portal will institute the no-playing-while-sgwordy-is-out-of-the-house rule but I would still classify myself as a non-gamer.

However, a constant environment of gaming can actually turn out to be rewarding at times. For instance this line totally cracked me up: "I can tell by how little she's wearing that I'm supposed to like this character yet I feel myself turning on her."

So much about video games is revealed in that hilarious statement. (courtesy of Unskippable over at the Escapist)

*And yes I realize I recently posted a couple Assassin's Creed videos but as you probably noticed Altair broke my heart. Well, I should probably blame Ubisoft...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Ass is Off

Time: 17h45 (GMT+1hr)

I think I am 25min shy of the goal but my contacts are about to pop out of my dry eyes and I feel pretty good about my progress so I think it's time to call it a day. Also, my marginally helpful helpers really need to go outside.

Items of note:
1. Completed Chapter Ten and sent it to my First Reader. I'm not totally happy with it (esp the way it ends) but happy enough to move on with the story and that's the important thing right now.
2. Activation is at about 3000 words (goal of 7500) and Mr Musacha says the story is interesting enough that he's excited to read more. Definitely what you want to hear during the first part of a story.
3. Got some character profiles underway and did some research for both items I worked on today.

All in all a good days work from the Captain's Chair (along with monkey pants and DH) so I'm just off to find my ass.


Didn't get to my sandwich yet but when doing some online research I found this bit of awesomeness:

In a science fiction novel, if I describe what's on a desk, the reader will use this to figure out the level of technology in the society.

In a mystery novel, if I describe what's on a desk, the reader will understand that one of those objects is a clue.

In a literary novel, if I describe what's on a desk, the reader will understand it to be a metaphor for the protagonist's mental state.

- James D. Macdonald, discussing Reading Protocols, 6 Apr 2009

Still Writing Your Ass Off?

The fun continues from here and here. I've got about 3000 words on the short story (title Activation) and I think it's time to head back to chapter ten. Actually it's time to wrap up chapter ten but I'm not sure how I want it to end. It might be time for some more outlining.

Actually what I really need is a lunch break to get me through my last few hours of work. So I think I will make a sandwich and have some DH (finally! something good about the initials DH as I can never support the designated hitter).

Time: 15h45 (GMT+1hr)

Anyone else excited for the Preakness today?

Keep Writing Your Ass Off

Still with it and have smoothed out chapter 10 a bit and am expanding an outline for a non-related short story.

To set the scene:

The Captain's Chair

Where the genius is created

The monkey pants (and two marginally helpful helpers)

Time: 12h56 (GMT+1hr)

Write Your Ass Off

And so begins my from-the-captain's-chair participation in the NYWC write-a-thon.

Important things to note:
1. I'll be wearing monkey pants for the duration
2. Delicious Happiness will definitely be in attendance
3. The Captain's Chair rocks the house

I'm starting with character worksheets.

Time - 10h08 (GMT+1hr)

Friday, May 15, 2009

When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

It appears you should look straight at it!

(hat tip: Mr Musacha)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

You Never Forget Your First Love

And even if it rips out your heart and stomps it to shit in front of the glowing ring of light you're putty in its hands when it comes back.

Love is in the Air

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The! TOT tried to play blog-balderdash

but something is weird with the server. will try again soon, but need
to head to beddy-bye

i did enjoy the irony that my comment was for a made-up computer
generated word
, and my posting encountered tech difficulties in trying
to enter a computer-generated word to verify my post about a different
fake word!

Fretertles was my made up word, which didn't work for my post at this time
But, suggested definition: very environmentally unfriendly S American
tortillas made with turtle meat

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sableye Yearns for Freedom

This is Sableye. He lives on my left thigh and has not seen the light of day for many moons. Is anyone else sick of winter?

This does make me feel a special kinship with Jocelyn and her desire for freedom to love her William. So much so that she would live with the pigs. And I quote, "Yes, William, with the pigs. With the pigs." If you are not moved by such a passionate answer than you have a heart of stone. This is my opinion and it is beyond contestation!