Friday, February 3, 2012

Print Release Dates, Quarter Mark, and Boys Being Boys

This has been a busy week. I've almost hit the quarter mark on the rough draft of The Hob, I got my February newsletter out, and I updated my website to show the two new contracts I got and the print release date of Artistic Vision. All during a week when the kids had half days.

The devastating results of Fart Wars. Thank God they didn't use action figures.
I kid you not. I'm trying to write a scene where Robin thinks perhaps Michaela might be the one in Shane's sculpture of his future, when I hear the children making fart noises at one another. I turn to look, and they are literally lifting their butts at each other and pretending to fart. I kept waiting for them to hold up score cards.

Or get a panel of impartial judges.
Thankfully, Robin and Michaela are getting along like oil and fire, so the writing went well despite the despairing cries of "Cheater! That was a real fart!" and questions like "If I use a lot of spit, does that make it a wet fart?"

I love my life. Really.

1 comment:

Louise said...

OMG! There are days when I am really glad that I have 2 girls. :D. Of course I may change my tune when they are teenagers. Glad to hear that The Hob is coming together.

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