Here's a short ghost story, in a more sci-fi setting. If you like it (and you have not already), you might check out my book of fantasy short stories. More info on that at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to link to this story if you think others might enjoy a short … Continue reading A Story for Halloween
Since Halloween is this week, I thought I would give you some links to things that fit the season. Here are ten facts about Halloween you may not have known: http://on.mash.to/1972Yrz What is not to love about bats: http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/whats-not-to-love-about-bats?Wt.mc_id=googleplus Some tips on carving pumpkins, in case you haven't done yours: http://homecooking.about.com/od/howtocookvegetables/a/pumpkincarving.htm Some pretty pictures of … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween Theme
I had to take one of the foster kitties up to the shelter to see their vet last week. Winston has been losing weight and seemed a bit "off". Nothing specific, just not himself. The vet initially thought it was hyperthyroid, since weight loss in older cats is often a sign of thyroid issues. They … Continue reading Monday Musings: Cat Troubles, NaNoWriMo: Yes or No?, and Other Stuff
They say everybody is good at something. I guess it goes for countries, too: http://thedoghousediaries.com/large/5414.png Need a killer cake for a Halloween party this year? Try this one: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2013/10/22/haunted-ghost-cake-fantastically-frightening-frosting/ Are you an aspiring writer? If you are not listening to I Should Be Writing, the podcast of Mur Lafferty for those who want to be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: What Countries are Good At, Glowy Ghost Cake, ISBW Plug, and Dr. Who 50th Trailer
The BaldMan started his new job today. He's been out of work for about 14 months, so this was a very good thing. It must feel kind of odd to him- getting up, driving to MA, being in a work environment again, all that. It's kind of odd here, too. The house seems strangely quiet. … Continue reading Monday Musings: New Job, Old Dog Sleeping, NaNoWriMo Approaches, and Dinner Plans
Rating: 4 stars I recently had the occasion to spend an evening with our five-year-old grandson, and, after watching the last half of Finding Nemo on the TV, he wanted me to find another movie to watch. I looked through the programs coming up, and found that Wreck-It Ralph was about to start. I hadn't seen … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Wreck-It Ralph
I did not know about this. Probably a good thing, as there might not be enough of it left to claim the record: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/10/world-s-largest-peanut-butter-cup-built-in-vermont-94993.html As the internet meme goes: Just Shut Up And Take My Money!: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=UT02506#.Ul7MJFAqiq0 http://nerdapproved.com/approved-products/doctor-who-gold-dalek-mr-potato-head-coming-soon/#!lDmZ9 Another in the list of sorta-creepy, but sorta-not abandoned places. This time a closed Wizard of Oz … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Huge Peanut Butter Cup, Mr. Potato Heads for Whovians, Wizard Of Oz Theme Park, and Carved Pumpkins
Last week was a week full of good. I have to admit, lately, I have been feeling that there has not been a whole lot of that around me lately. I know it isn't true, but sometimes, the "stuff" just gets you down. Last week, though, was just one really nice week, start to finish. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Trifecta Week!
Some of these are probably NSFW, but there are some truly hysterical (and horribly bad) book covers here:http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/hilariously-bad-book-coversThink you pay a lot for your beer? Check these out:http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/beer-bottle-sells-for-2000?icid=stnwsltr%7Ckitchendaily%7CdailyThese are really fascinating photographs. Animals have taken over abandoned houses in a Finnish forest. The photos are hauntingly beautiful:http://bit.ly/1b8i7YJIf you have a fear of heights like I … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Bad Book Covers, Expensive Beers, Animals Take Over Abandoned Houses, and Base Jumping in Kuala Lumpur
Yes, I know- there was no post yesterday. I had a long and tiring weekend, and I did not get it written. And I wanted to wait to make the following announcement: Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy, my first book published as an author-publisher, is on sale today. It should be available … Continue reading Tuesday Timewarp: Today is the Day!