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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Picture Tag

I was tagged by a couple of people with this one.

Here’s the instructions:

1. Choose a search engine.
2. Pick 5 random blog friends.
3. Think of a word or phrase that you describes each friend.
4. Do an image search of that word or phrase.
5. Pick an image to represent your friend - share it.

So, here are my friends, their words and pictures:

Kat - Exquisite

Rayna - Strength

Karma - Ingenue

Xmichra - Kindred

Lisa - Rogue

Friday, April 07, 2006

I took this from Kat

She took it from Kaliblue, who took it from Leesa who took it from Memphis Steve and he took it from ???? .... Feel free to take it as well...

1. Last kiss? Was very smoochy.

2. How do you flush the toilet in public? With my foot whenever possible.

3. Do you wear your seatbelt in the car? Yep.

4. Do you have a crush on someone? Hmm...

5. Name one thing that you start to get tense about if you are close to running out of it: toilet paper

6. What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble? No one I can think of.

7. Favorite pizza topping: cheese and fresh garlic

8. Finish this sentence: if my life was a sitcom my theme song would be...

He was raised by astronaut chimps
who lived in outer space
But one wacky thing just led to another
and he joined the human race

Or something like that. If my life were a sitcom, there'd be space chimps in it.

9. Do you pop your knuckles? can't

10. What song do you dislike the most when it gets stuck in your head? Just about anything that's stuck in my head. I have a great little tune for getting songs unstuck from my head. My buddy Al made this up way back in the day.

I've got a song that'll get on your nerves.
I've got a song that'll get on your nerves.
I've got a song that'll get on your nerves.
And here's how it goes.

11. Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head? Nope, cuz now I've got Al's song in my head instead.

12. What are your super powers? My powers are vast and unknowable.

13. Peppermint or spearmint? uuuhhhh... pudding?

14. Where are your keys? Dresser.

15. Who's answers to this questionnaire do you want to hear? All my most favorite blogger buddies of course! You know who you are! (This is Kat's answer, but it fits)

16. What's your most annoying habit? just one?

17. Where did you last go on vacation? I actually have not gone on a vacation in quite some time. I've vacationed at home, but not gone away.

18. If you could punch one person in the nose and get away with it, who would it be? Dick Cheney.

19. What is your best physical feature? I've been told it's my smile, though I rather like my eyes.

20. What CD is closest to you right now? The "Josie and the Pussycats" soundtrack. What? Shut up.

21. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator? Cheese, juice, leftover something

22. What superstition do you believe/practice? Karma.

Someone deleted 23 and 24, so Memphis Steve gets to make up new ones!

23. When you're in a public place and your underwear gets up your crack do you sit there and take it, or do you dig it out and let the world deal with it? I try to maneuver my ass in such a way that it slides loose, failing that, I find a quiet corner and take care of it.

24. If you could murder 5 people and get away with it, who would they be and why? Yeah, I'll write about punching people on the Internet, but I'll pass on the murder talk. ;)

25. Do you talk on your cell phone when you drive? I prefer not to.

26. What are your favorite sayings? I have a lot, many of them profane.

27. What song(s) do you sing most often in the shower? I usually work on story plots in the shower, or do silly improv comedy. No, I'm not kidding.

28. If you could go back or forward in time would you and where would you go? Whenever I could screw with things the most.

29. What is your favorite Harrison Ford movie? Raiders of the Lost Ark.

30. What CD is in your stereo? Liz Phair's self-titled album.

31. What OCD qualities do you have? I organize and reorganize my books and movies, often creating new organizational systems for them each time I do it. Often, they are the only things organized in the house.

32. how many kids do you plan on having? 1

33. If you could kiss anyone famous who would it be? Kate Winslet

34. Would you really want to kiss someone you didn't know? I have. :)

35. What do you do when no one is watching? Recite my favorite movie scenes.

36. If they made a movie about your life, what actor/actress would play you? John Cusak.

37. Would you rather die in a blaze of glory or peacefully in your sleep? Blaze of glory.

38. What candy, from when you were a kid, do you miss the most? Peanut butter cups. I used to love them, now I can barely stomach them. :(

39. what is your favorite movie? I cannot possibly pick just one. Though my tastes are well documented elsewhere. :)

40. Favorite musician(s)/bands you've seen in concert? Juliana Hatfield, Tilt... I've seen a bunch of great shows.

41. Have you ever been in love? Oh my yes.

42. Do you talk to yourself? All the time.

43. Is there anybody you just wish would fall of the face off the earth? There are quite a few. None of them are likely to read this, however. ;)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

A Few Things

Hiya. Okay, I have a few things to say, so here they are:

1. My wretched cold. Bleh. I don't know what this thing even is. It doesn't really feel like a cold, but it isn't acting like allergies either. I don't feel "sick". I'm not run-down, achy or feverish, but I'm blowing my nose like crazy and I woke up this morning coughing my lungs up. Okay, maybe it wasn't actual bits of lung, but what came up was all manner of ugly. Charming, yes? So, my body is currently pissing me off. I've taken to the couch with my laptop, a pile of comic books and some DVDs in the hopes that a day of sloth will enable my system to focus on evicting whatever vile thing has taken up residence in it.

2. Gratitude. Big thanks to everyone who has been reading and commenting on Amorlia. I really do appreciate it, and I've been seeing from my stats that a lot of people are actually reading the whole thing from the beginning. This makes me happy. :) Also, extra thanks to everyone who has plugged the story on their own blogs. Lisa, in particular, has driven my hit count up considerably in the last two days.

3. Some shameless self-promotion. I have just published a new collection of short stories. It is called The Spontaneous Manifesto, and it is the final and definitive collection of all the Spontaneous Fiction stories. It contains everything from the first three books, as well as all the stories I posted after publishing Gods & Zombies but before I started Amorlia. It's available on SF in the "Spontaneous Bookstore" section, but you can also get to it by clicking on the link in this post. I'm selling it for $14.95, which is actually half the cost of buying the other three collections separately AND it contains a bunch of previously unprinted stories. It's a bargain, I tells ya!

4. April 1st. For most folks, today is a day of random prankishness. But to me, April 1st will always be my mom's birthday. So, Happy Birthday Mom! :)

5. Shout-out to Kat. While we're celebrating, I should mention that April 2nd marks the one-year blogiversary of our very own Ms Blogger 2006 runner-up, Kat. She's been doing the blog thing for a whole year now (which is forever in internet time) so stop on over and wish her a big ol' happy. Kat has been a constant supporter of my writing almost from the beginning, and she's a swell gal to boot. Happy Blogiversary, Kat!

And that's it for me today. There will be a new chapter of Amorlia on Monday, even if I have to swim through a sea of mucous to post it. How's that for a pleasant image in your head? ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!