I am annoyed. Just thought I would write that down so I can move on and get all of the annoyance out of my head.
I love the white chocolate mocha at Starbucks. White Russians are also yummy, especially with the homemade Kahlua that a friend made.
I still need to purchase christmas gifts for my family. I'm going to buy everything on Amazon and have it all shipped to phoenix, easy.
ANGELA directed by Luc Besson is a really good movie. I rented it last night and loved it.
Woke up this morning and Carl suggested we have cranberry pancakes. They were wonderful. I don't know the recipe he used. I'll have to ask him so I can post it for others to try.
Honeycrisp apples are my new favorite variety. Just a few moments ago I went to the kitchen to cut my apple. And it occurred to me that apples are smaller at the base and wider at the top. So I flipped the apple upsidedown so that it was more stable when I cut into it *DING* *ding* a lightbulb went on! Why did it take me my whole life to come to this realization?
Funny how things happen like that. How some days a simple common action like cutting an apple can become a whole new experience.
How strange and beautiful. I am happy to hear that it can live a long life.
Read article here
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation,
there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless
ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits
oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help
one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events
issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of
unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man
could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you do, or dream
you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it
now." -W. H. Murray
I had an incredible Saturday. Here's the summary:
1. Went out to breakfast with my friend Jessica Buck to discuss marketing and promotional ideas for Eraserhead Press. Had a wonderful time, came away with some great ideas.
2. Met up with Froggie and went to the Free Geek "Geek Fair". If you don't know it, Free Geek is a wonderful non-profit organization in Portland that recycles computers and technology and provides them to people in exchange for community service. They have a kick ass facility with art gallery and game room etc. This year's Geek Fair included some pretty good indie rock bands, the "smashtacular" which was incredible to watch (people smashing old computers, printers, etc with a sledgehammer), jugglers, a dunk the nerd dunktank, hard drive shuffleboard and more. (ATTN: Terrasa and Britton if you are reading this click the link to check out Free Geek, you guys would love this place).
3. After that, Froggie and I went to a little cafe up by Mt Tabor and I had an iced coffee and a cupcake. A chocolate cupcake with a pile of blue frosting! It was so cute and tasty, I can't remember the last time I had a cupcake :-) Then we went for a walk around the reservoir.
4. Then it was over to Ft. Vancouver for an old-timey baseball game. I am not a sports fan, but this was so much fun. The park volunteers reenacted an 1867 baseball game with the original rules. Here's a site I found explaining the rules. The main differences are that the pitcher throws underhand and must pitch to the batter's preference and the ball is considered caught if caught on the first bounce. They had beautiful period costumes. I cheered for the Occidentals and my team won the game vs the Shermans (who were dressed as union soldiers).
5. After the game we went to Amnesia for a beer. As we arrived there was a group of Cubans who had pulled their car up onto the sidewalk next to the beer garden and were blasting salsa music. As I walked past sort of swaying my hips to the music a random guy approached me and we danced. I don't dance salsa, but I know how to follow a lead, so I followed along and got into it. He was a great dancer and it was awesome. He asked me where I learned to dance like that and I told him I tango, he told me that I was the best American girl he had danced with. Which, I figure, is probably the thing he says to every American girl, but I didn't let that stop me from taking it as a compliment. It was fun!
So that was my day and it was perfect weather, about 75 degrees, alternating between a nice gray overcast with some sporadic sprinkles and a sun dappled sky.
Hi friends, I have been kind of quiet on here lately, but I have awesome news to announce. We have just launched the Bizarro Central website!! I have been hard at work on this for months now and I am very proud.
Love Bizarro fiction? This is the place for you! Don't know about Bizarro fiction? This is the place to learn more!
Bizarro Central is the major hub for the Bizarro genre. It acts as a resource for all those new to Bizarro, a fan site for those who love Bizarro, an online community, and an online bookstore.
With fiction, articles, comics, podcasts, author profiles, interviews, reviews, and much more.
Right now we have fiction by Steve Aylett, D. Harlan Wilson, Vincent W. Sakowski, and John Edward Lawson.
There's a Bizarro comic, "The Eye Hand of the Carolinas," by Andrew Goldfarb.
And a podcast of Mykle Hansen reading from his upcoming Bizarro novel "HELP! A Bear is Eating Me!" ... the gruesome comedy about a go-getter business man who is trapped under his SUV in the middle of the woods and slowly being eaten by a bear. Mykle is a great performing reader, so subscribe to this podcast and hear a chapter a week for free, before the paperback is released in October.
I hope you check it out. Post in the forum and say hi.