Wednesday, June 28, 2006


My pirate name is:
Mad Jenny Kidd
Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!
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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Took me long enough

I think I've finally figured out why I've been so freakishly obsessed with my 'killer Survivor' story getting picked up. My anthology score happened because of people I met at conventions; if this one gets picked up, it's fully on my merit. They liked the story, period. Perhaps this will go a long way towards me feeling like an actual writer.

Friday, June 23, 2006

six more days!

We leave for Cali next Thursday, and I'm starting to get a little freaked out. I'm such a fucking homebody--I already miss the cats, for cryin' out loud. We're only going to be gone six days, and I've got a friend checking on them every other day, but I'm convinced that they'll be lonely, scared, and malnourished while we're away. Not to mention unloved and abandoned.

I went for a three-mile jog yesterday, which was good. I definately need to do it more often. The mini-tri is coming up in August, and for all my talk about doing it in under an hour, I haven't been putting in a lot of pavement time. Other priorities, I guess, such as writing and spending time with the husband and reading.

The writing front is okay. I only like one of the short stories I wrote this month, so I'm submitting that to an open anthology. The dark short-story contest will receive a re-configured old story of mine. I've resumed work on the book I let fall by the wayside to write more stories. I'd like to have a first draft done by August and a finished manuscript done by World Fantasy Con in November. Ideally, I'd like to have another book in the works by November, as well. Self-imposed deadlines are the hardest to keep.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A few random questions with answers

1. If your life were a drinking game, everyone would take a shot when ...

2. In the movie of your life, who would play you?

My answers:
1. I fart. A second possiblity would be when I curse.
2. Judy Greer

what would the soundtrack of your life sound like?

Here's mine:
1. Gloria/Laura Brennigan
2. Reubin James/Kenny Rogers
3. Thriller/Michael Jackson
4. Material Girl/Madonna
5. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun/Cindy Lauper
6. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go/Wham
7. I Want Your Sex/George Michael
8. Sweet Child O' Mine/Guns-n-Roses
9. Bad Medicine/ Bon Jovi
10. Take It On The Run/ REO Speedwagon
11. Ragdoll/ Aerosmith
12. Summer Nights/ Grease soundtrack
13. Once/ Pearl Jam
14. Smells Like Teen Spirit/ Nirvana
15. God Shuffled His Feet/ Crash Test Dummies
16. Zombie/ The Cranberries
17. Stay/ Lisa Loeb
18. Don't Speak/ No Doubt
19. Can You Feel The Love Tonight/ Elton John
20. Everything You Want/ Vertical Horizon
21. Underneath Your Clothes/ Shakira
22. Take Your Mama/ Scissor Sisters
23. Harder to Breathe/Maroon 5
24. Black Horse and a Cherry Tree/ KT Tunstall

Sunday, June 18, 2006

happy father's day

Goin' to my hometown today to buy my dad lunchn in honor of Father's Day. I don't think he really cares one way or another, it's just another day to him, but it's the 'daughter' thing to do. I always feel bad for Ken on days like this, because his dad has passed. Actually, now that I think about it, his dad's been gone for nearly seventeen years. Ken's lived as long without his father as with him. I wonder if he realizes it. Maybe I'll buy him a father's day card from the kitties today. Cheesy? Yep. But it will make me feel better.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I need to see a movie, already

Movies I want to see the summer:
The Da Vinci Code
Nacho Libre (okay, who doesn't love Jack Black?)

Movies I haven't seen but need to see, apparently, to be American
Bad Santa
The Godfather Trilogy
Old School
This Is Spinal Tap

Movies I love that everyone loves
Ocean's Eleven
When Harry Met Sally
Pirates of the Caribbian

Movies I love so much I know most of the words
The Princess Bride
Pretty Woman
A Few Good Men

Friday, June 09, 2006

goin' good

Stories are goin' good, I think. I've written a rough draft of one for the assasin open anthology, and I'm working on a "dark" story for a contest. That one is about half-done. Next I think I'll work on a script for the TV show "How I Met Your Mother" just for kicks. Not that I think anything will come of it ... but you never know. I don't even really know who to contact to submit the thing. I should probably do some googling and some e-mailing, see if what I can dig up.

Last week Ken and I got new flashy-dashy camera phones. I can't wait to take incriminating pictures of my friends for my own personal enjoyment.

And I lost two pounds this week. I've starting running again, so that's how that happened. Working out is key to keeping the lard off my ass. Some people can do it with diet alone ... not me. Gotta keep it up.