Random Thursday: Links, flinches, and small victories

Today has been a bit of a random roller coaster . . .

•   Got slapped down over a badly crafted comment over at Betsy’s;

•   Received some great comments on a work-related writing project;

•   Discovered my library books are overdue, which is ironic and embarrassing; 

•   Scored a free eCopy of Bill Cameron’s One Day from the ever-generous Alison Janssen over at Dead Guy (she’s giving away Anthony Neil Smith’s Yellow Medicine this week—go check it out);

•   Realized I have the skin of a sixteen-year old and the body of a forty-year old, which seems both backwards and unfair;

•   Sampled the world’s best garlic dressing for lunch and found my peppermint gum afterward—no, I don’t think this is related to my skin, why?

•   Poked myself in the eye with the pencil I was trying to stick behind my ear;

•   But it was the eraser end of the pencil;

•   Received some shout-outs from various blogging friends (thanks, guys!);

•   And finally admitted that my new athletic shoes have broken me in first.  Talk about—say it with me—the agony of defeat.

I’m calling it even . . .


 Small Victory:

 Jane found the missing piece of her umbrella—she won’t tell me where—and I managed to reassemble it without loss of blood.


Today’s paper mentioned that Psychostick, a self-styled “humorcore” heavy metal band, is approaching our area on their Unleash the Dumb Tour.  According to the article, their style is an irreverent counter to the typical anger-fueled metal stage shows.

Their single, “Flesh Eating Roller Skate Holiday Joyride” broke the top 20 on Billboard’s Holiday Chart.

So of course I had to check ‘em out.

If Weird Al Yankovic wrote for AC/DC, it might sound something like this . . . kind of a heavy Tenacious D.

I’m now humming “This isn’t a Song, it’s a Sandwich”  (lyrics are here).

Definitely hearing the cheese today.  . .


Slightly Larger Victory:

Finally reworked that one scene so there’s a wound, a blood trail, and little loss of dialogue or crucial information.  Whew!

Now I can get on with my life, such as it is.


 And just to class the place up a little, here’s Stephen Fry in a contemplative mood:


12 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Links, flinches, and small victories

    • That comment to Phil was funny! And he’s a sweetheart, so no worries. (Jeff once called me a phony bitch and told me to go rot in hell. I bided (bode?) my time and delivered a stinger that I hope he’s still feeling. That guy is a . . . Well, never mind.)

  1. I was in my own slapfest at Betsy’s so I didn’t even read about yours. Just went back to take a look. I have to disagree. I think your initial comment was pretty funny.

    When do you find time to work on your WIP?

    Love that Stephen Frye. I want to bottle him.

  2. I don’t know this Betsy’s, but interwebs slap downs suck a bag. Nothing like being oversensitive and jumping the gun via a medium where it is IMPOSSIBLE to convey body language, tone of voice, etc. See what I did there? Automatically take your side and hate on the other party of the thing in which I am uninvolved. Does that count as another blog-shout out? Please register as shoutage.

    PS. teenage skin plus current age body. I haz it. WHAT THE HELL MAN. I thought there would be perks. Perks!

    PPS. Stephen Fry oh Stephen Fry the love. I haz it.

    happy weekend. I hope you continue to win or at least tie with the universe, there.

    • Duly registered—thanks! 🙂

      PS. I was promised clear skin and flying cars by the time I was thirty-seven—the future lied.

      Have a great weekend yourself!

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