Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Still Sick, But Hey! No Green Wig!

This lingering head crud is still kicking my ass (which isn't that hard since it's a fairly large target. A blind elephant could kick my ass), but I've managed to keep the word count flowing. I'm near 55k, which means I've only got another 25k to go before the rough draft is complete. Onward vegetarian vampire dude! I'm hoping Parker and Amara will be ready for an agent a couple of weeks after I get back from Disney World.

And in case you're thinking, "Damn, that cold is lasting a really long time", the Black Hole of Disease does not do things half-way. When I get sick, I get sick. It lingers, like a *bad in-law, sucking the life out of you while making you wish you were dead, yet feeling guilty about the fact that you look at the kids and say, "I dunno. My brain is on fire. Ask your father."

And finally, someone other than PJ posted pictures of me without the green wig! Andrea Becraft of Judging the Book By Its Pages managed to get some of the only RT pictures of me NOT in the green wig! She even got one of me in the scooter!

Wanna see?
The infamous Scooter. This year, I managed not to run anyone over. That's me and Andrea, by the way!

At the RT 2010 Giant Book Fair, showing off my Nook and my l33t PowerPoint skills. I had a slideshow going on my netbook the whole time.

By the way, I'm lovin' the new haircut, but I have to be careful. The other day I was playing with it and was horrified to find I'd styled myself just like Prince Valiant. That ain't good.

See? Not. GOOD. And this is one of the better Prince Valiant looks. *shudder*

P.S.: Did I mention I'm going to DISNEY WORLD? Once or twice, maybe? I think I said it at least two times a day at RT.

*MY in-laws ROCK. My MIL is one of my beta readers!

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"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

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

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"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