Archive for October, 2011

The lost blogpost is recovered!

This is Part 3 of ‘Goodbye Mr Clark, Thanks for the Shoes.”   Links to parts 1 & 2 appear at the end of this post.   Remember that scene in Aladdin where they find the hidden treasure? They sing.  They dance.  It’s a whole Busby Berkeley production. You wanna know what’s better? Being the first […]

WooHoo! We choose Our Favorite Canadian.

                      I keep running into Zombie Boy — and in the greatest places.  Recent encounters have been related to favorites like Thierry Mugler, a Lady Gaga video and, more generally, body art & mods and zombies. That’s right, I said it:  I’m pro-zombie.   Gaming readers […]

Editor’s Notes on ‘Our Favorite Canadian.’

To say that the selection of Our Favorite Canadian (OFC) has been difficult, well, that would be one helluva understatement.  It’s been a 3-week drama featuring non-stop bickering and petty treachery. There are, of course, many people to thank, some of whom actually deserve the recognition.  However, a number of these people notified us via […]

My bliss point? It’s at the intersection of Borderlands and Halloween.

People are fascinating.  They are jam-packed with stories and ideas and opinions.  Makes it real easy to make friends with them. But keeping those friendships alive is a lot harder.  At least for me.  I still haven’t figured it out.  What am I doing wrong?  And how to figure out what’s going wrong? I’ve consulted […]

LuckyGirl victorious following bitter 4-hour smackdown at Toronto’s AGO Member Room

LuckyGirl, seeking productive workspace for next month’s NaMoWriMo, arrived at Toronto’s AGO at exactly 11:00 this morning.  Having made her way thru the subway and streetcar system, she approached her destination with what can only be described as grit and determination.  There was writing to be done this day and, dammit, she was going to […]

The Good, the Bad, the Intolerable and the Inevitable.

As previously reported, I’ve accepted the NaNoWriMo Challenge.  This means I have to write an entire book in no more than 30 days.  The 30 days in which this will occur are, unlike so many things in life, actually set in stone.  (Okay, not stone, not literally.)  I cannot begin the book until November 1st […]

I wake up screaming.

I’m not kidding, I really did wake up screaming.  It happened just about 20 minutes ago.  And it wasn’t one of those low moaning semi-waking cries for help that sometimes happen when you’re running from zombies. This was, in Ting’s words, a full-on blood-curdling scream. My throat still hurts from the effort. Ting just came […]

A brief history of motorcycle girl-gear

Note:  the links and pics in this posting are off-line atm … will reload them this weekend…. Take a look at this photo and tell me what you see.  I can see three things. A gorgeous red Harley on the PCH. A set of nice Vanson leathers on LuckyGirl. An awful white helmet. Eeesh.  How […]

LuckyGirl Makes a Decision

When I heard about National Novel Writing Month, I thought it was a goof — how the hell could anyone write an entire 50,000-word novel in only 30 days?  And there’s a competitive aspect to it?!  Impossible! So I did a quick skim of the website and learned these astonishing facts: 200,000 people signed up […]

Kitty Grow-Lamp

  Was looking thru iPhoto tonight, hoping to find a picture of my sister & brother-in-law with their two dogs.  Along the way, I found this picture taken in our second Melbourne apartment. It is Watson, our Maine-Coon.  He is on his favorite pillow, a furry one named the Mother Pillow.  With Watson, atop the […]


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