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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
  I blew off work for the afternoon
  38 hours, 10 minutes (and counting), 1600 words
That is how close I am to finishing my 2005 National Novel Writing Month novel, which I think I'm going to call "The Best Woman".

Last year, I only made it to about 25K words, so my excitement about achieving a goal I've always had for myself (writing a novel) is palpable. Palpable, people! If you were in the room with me, you would be able to touch it.

When I'm finished, I'm going to spend the next month sleeping as much as I possibly can. When I'm awake, I'm going to plot out my novel for next year. I don't have any ideas yet, but I bet once I get a good night's sleep, I'll get at least one.

In January, I'm going to print out "The Best Woman", and get out the red pen. I hope to get it to a point where I can show it to people without shame.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
  Turkeys have tongues!

Did you know that? Kim?
Sunday, November 13, 2005
  One last look...

Obsession with Firefly's movie Serenity over? Well, no, not quite. But I will try to cut way back on posting about it. Thought I was done doing so, in fact, when I came across an actual bucketful of images from the movie at this site: Joss Whedon's SERENITY (CHUD.com). Which is where I found the image featured in this post (top left). They may get somewhat cranky about my importing their jpeg. And then block access to it from here. They're kind of "in your face" over at CHUD.

Not to worry, though. Because there's an even better site for Firefly images and info. But only for Firefly. Nothing for Serenity, but what they have for Firefly is plenty. Two Evil Monks' Guides is the place. The Two Evil Monks never completed work on the site, however, so not every episode is uploaded. But what can you expect? They're evil monks, remember? Still, some fun captures from the series are available, with evil (aka "witty") commentary. Such as...

"Fixed the nonsensical Bible, saw yer crazy hair, so... Keep walkin', preacher man."

[Edit: Damn! Post some fun links to images from a great TV show and an awesome movie based on that now-cancelled show, and what happens? Someone brings to your attention a majorly cool site you've completely overlooked. The Two Evil Monks still provide links to a network of Firefly-related sites, and caption shots from the episodes with amusing remarks which make me laugh. But for images, you'll have a tough time finding a place which rivals Can't Take The Sky - a Firefly site. As an example, there's "I'll be in my bunk." (Which is good for a laugh if you've seen the episode "War Stories" and know the context.) Would really like to put the image up here, but Julie is so polite about requesting this not be done that the guilt cannot be borne. Since I'm here, what else? Well, there are links a-plenty out there, easily found. But, just for straight info, FireflyWiki.org is excellent. Movie site - not official (as far as I can tell) is sort of interesting, but for movie info it really has to be the truly official Serenity DVD - Serenity Movie (Universal Studios), where among other things you will learn the DVD of the movie is going to be in stores this December 20th. A kind of time capsule still maintained by Fox (in order to help sell their phenomenally hot DVD set of the series, of course): FIREFLY - complete series (Fox). FireflyFans.Net is probably the best fan-site available. Okay, that's it. I think I'm done editing this post, but you never know...]
Saturday, November 12, 2005
  I dislike motor vehicles

and I totally do not support the "that which does not kill us will only make us stronger" theory.

How about "that which does not kill us will likely drive us to the grassy knoll armed will rolls of tinfoil singing "zoom zoom zoom" "?

Yeah, I'm behind that.
Thursday, November 10, 2005


Via Planetdan
Wednesday, November 09, 2005

On my daily visit to Pop Culture Junk Mail, I read this post.

I like this.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I usually take one or two of my kids to vote, but they've been/done, so I took my friends two children who loved the process. And don't ever think that MTV's marketing campaign is not effective,as the kindergartener who voted with me today asked, "Mrs. M, did I just rock the vote?"

Saturday, November 05, 2005
  I have some time on my hands this morning, a rare treat

although it all ends in about 20 minutes. Typically, August thru November is footballfootballfootball and basketball takes up the entire year. Why did I raise gym rats?

ANYway...one of those quiz things *yawn*

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

  Once upon a time...
...these two people of Irish-Catholic descent, met and fell in love under a portrait of JFK.

They married and had a child, though disappointed that the baby was a girl. (That would be me) They decided to have another go at it, and child number 2 was born on November the 4th.

She was adored by her parents, and early on, adored by her older sister. I even liked her fivehead.

The older sister (just to remind you, that would be ME) began to notice something. Child number 2 was captivating and intelligent, she was vocal and charming. She was the shiznit of the household and she was taking all the attention away from child number 1. She required not one, but two people to feed her.

She was bossy too.

Whenever our parents had our relatives over, they would fawn all over child #2. I was getting pushed out of the picture, literally. ( I would be the one slumped over in the red shorts, behind my aunt's back, she would be the one cushioned in her bosom)

She hated dressing up, and she could not wait to get outside and play with the boys.

Despite all that, she remains to be one of my most favorite people in all the world. I enjoy hanging out with her. She is intelligent and funny, opinionated and compassionate, talented and cute. I love and adore her.

Happy Birthday!

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