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Oct. 27th, 2013

diagonally parked
It's been a long time since I've posted. I moved away from sff to focus on non-fiction, so that's what's filling my days when not at the day job, but still like to pop in to see what everyone is doing. I expect I'll get back to sff one day....

Hacked MSN/Hotmail account

To all,

My MSN account was hacked. My apologies to all of you who may have received something from retrobabble (at) hotmail or Please delete anything you see from that account. The account has been frozen so hopefully you won't get anything more, but here's a hint: if it sounds sillier than usual from me, it really is. No, really.

Sorry about that. :P

Foodies at WorldCon

Cocktail Lounge
I won't be attending, but for the foodies in the crowd, I might suggest Roxy's at the El Dorado.  

Try the Watermelon salad - red and yellow watermelon on an basil pesto with feta, basil, and Kalamata olives. Sounds strange, but is to. die. for.

Also, if it's on the menu, the peach crumble is the best I've had in my life. If not, the strawberry souffle.

Tell your server or Jake, the wonderful chef there, that Kelly sent you. 

You're welcome.

Jul. 29th, 2010

So I'm reading Tanya Huff's The Heart of Valor. Military sf  (yes, I like military sf -- now you know.) There's a major who was basically rebuilt from a brain and a spine, and the standard joke among the grunts is, "Well, at least you know one officer who actually has a brain."

I snort, thinking, "Hah. Sounds like something sksperry jokes about."

Keep reading, see it a couple more times. The more I read, the more I think, "Gee, Steve might like this book." *headdesk*  Wasn't until page 85 that I'm going, "Waaaaaait a minute. Tanya and Steve know one another..." and turn to the dedication.

I should have known. Sheesh, I'm slow.

In other news, I had a nice visit with msisolak where we had a lovely lunch in the sunshine amongst flowers and fountains and she told me which book I had to snap into shape.

Don't mess with those who teach kinders, I tell you. I learned a new word: meek.  *attempts to look innocent*

Hah - we'll see how that goes...

Mar. 19th, 2010

Dyslexics of the world - Untie!
I'm walking into the local Walgreens.  A  bushy-bearded old man strides out, 6-pack in hand. He glares at me and waves his free hand.

"Damn Walgreens with Chinese goods!"  Wild-eyed, he waves to the parked Toyota. "Japanese imports wrecking our country."  Glares at me. "America's going to hell!"

Figured it wasn't a good idea to mention the person he's ranting to is Canadian...

Feb. 9th, 2010

Speshul snowflake
I've checked into my flight to NY, which coincidentally ties in with ANOTHER FRICKING SNOWSTORM which is only happening on Wednesday. Grrr.  Choices of huddling inside warm, fluffy hotel or venturing out to see the city I've wanted to see my whole life?


Just spent the last couple days looking for scarves, hats, and gloves - right now, that's pretty much like searching for the One Ring. You'd laugh at what they call scarves here. On the other hand, I have a jaunty cap that my corpse'll look particularly precious in while freezing to death. But in a jaunty way.

Pretty psyched though.  I'm getting up at 3am for a 7:30am flight.  I love traveling. No, really.

Feb. 5th, 2010

Dyslexics of the world - Untie!
Weekly report

Still not king.

I have shiny itty-bitty new Canon camera.

I head to New York next week along with some pretty fancy company. I hope I don't spill sauce down my new blouse.

Clients are coming in - funnily enough, referrals from people who DIDN'T go with us and wish they had. That makes me regretful and pleased at the same time, which is a weird combination.

All my friends are friends with each other, which means if you haven't already seen this, or this, or this, or this, and you can help the wonderfulness that is The Lisa, we thank you. We look after our own.

Jan. 30th, 2010

So I'm still here, still reading all your posts. I've been a busy beaver as always. I need to get out and do a bunch of exercising - there's a bit too much of butt to chair (and a bit too much...well, you know.)  I'm heading to New York next month for a couple of days to report on some industry-related products, but I won't have time to meet up with any of you there, which is sadness.

I've also got a bunch of things in the works for World Domination 2010 (tm) that I can't talk about yet, but once they solidify, you'll hear.* 

*Yeah, I use to hate when people did that too, but now I understand: you're so excited by what's happening, you've got to say something, else your head'll blow off.

Late, but done. D-u-n, done.

Was supposed to be done at the end of the year, but eh.

One novel set in 2034: solar storms disabling electrical power, wormholes, and Homo Sapiens 2.0.  414 pages.

I'll incubate this one. Yeah, incubate, that's the ticket and let it settle before tackling the rewrites.

Now I can start the book I really want to write  (a well of a city in a waterbound planet, lowly crevasse dwellers infiltrating the lofty architectural mages (who else can keep crumbling city from, you know, crumbling? Except that no one else is supposed to have the magic except them. Oops.), tiered city  caste systems, sekrit agendas!)

Yeah, in between the non-fiction proposal currently out to agents, a new website for World Domination 2010 (Type-A's a bitch, just saying) and, er, a day job.  Woo!

Yeah. I've had enough coffee for today...*jitters*

Blame Canada!

Heya, for all one of you who uses "Damn Canadians!" as the friendly greeting we all know and adore, did you know that a Canadian set  "Auld Lang Syne" to music? According to Wikipedia:

It's all about the Scots and the Canadians.  Next up, curling! *

Happy New Year, everyone!

*  Not really. I  just like hearing gnashing of teeth across long distances...

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