Coastal Magic Convention

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Friday, October 24, 2008


So much has happened this week, and will happen, I don't know quite where to start.

Well, okay; let's start with the good stuff, because the bad stuff is pretty bad.

I got the final book on Cat of a Different Color (YAY!), and it looks absolutely gorge. It is totally fierce. And I got to chat on Chatting With Joyfully Reviewed! That was a lot of fun! (I'll have to try and chat there a little more often!)

On the truly busy side, work is progressing on Save A Horse. Why am I working on that? I realized that the deadline for the cowboy anthology at Samhain is December 1, that's why! So I need to get a move-on if I want to submit Save for that. Travis is not happy, but he's being a good sport about it.

My tenth wedding anniversary is tomorrow (love you, Dusty! Here's to thirty or forty more years) and we still don't know what we want to do to celebrate.

Our plans have been put on temporary hold for the other reason I'm kind of flaky this week, aka the bad news. I found out Tuesday that a cousin passed away suddenly. It was a total shock, because he was in such good health! He was the same age as my mother, worked out, didn't smoke or drink, yet he had a heart attack while in Washington on business. We're waiting to find out when the funeral will be, so our plans are on hold until we hear back.

So yeah, I didn't want to say anything until the week was drawing to a close. I didn't want anything to be colored by the bad, but of course I know I haven't been completely on my game this week. So this weekend I will be mostly out of touch as I wait to see what's going on with my family.

So as much as I love Cat, and my chat with Joyfully Reviewed, the best part of this week? Ten years with my husband.

Love you, sweetheart.

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Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford