~~ "She has so many aliases, you'd think she was a spy!" ~~

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Pay attention to the signs

We had every intention of going to a friend’s birthday party tonight, and then afterwards to see Forever Vinyl. But the friend is in Long Beach (a good hour and a half away) and the band in Torrance, and we didn’t get home from the metal casting workshop (1/3 of the site tokens for Black Oak Lodge are done! And they look awesome! Umberto and William are awesome!) until 5 (because we had to stop at Michael’s), and then I got out of the shower at 5:50 (the party starts at 7) and the first two shirts I tried on were inexplicably dirty and then my tights had a run and a hole in them, and the present wasn’t even wrapped yet, and I said, “Self, the Universe is trying to tell you something.”

So we’re staying home. I’m going to work on a short story, watch a movie, snuggle with Ken, maybe order pizza or eat the rest of the frozen junk food we bought for Thanksgiving), catch up on e-mail, and maybe do some handwork project, because I’m still in a crafty mood thanks to an afternoon of casting and hanging out with crafty people. And lo, it will be good.

Friday, February 06, 2009

More charity goodness!

I’m delighted to report more “sales” to a new charity anthology! This one is Coming Together: Al Fresco, and proceeds will benefit Conservation International. (Again, I say “sale” only in that the works will be published; I don’t get paid.)

But what a table of contents! Along with my story (“Outside in the Rain,” as Andrea Dale), I have a Sophie story written with Teresa (“Slow Burn”). I’m not allowed to reveal the entire list yet, but I can tell you it’s chock full of excellent writers.

You can pre-order the book here if you so desire! (Publication date is Earth Day 2009.) Remember, it’s for a good cause!

Edited to add: Here's the full TOC!

Adam & Eve on a Raft (Robert Buckley)
Afternoon of a Faun (Helen E.H. Madden)
Anal Alley (Sommer Marsden)
Ask for It (Jude Mason)
Blonde on a Harley (Teresa Noelle Roberts)
For Want of a Woodpecker (Ripley Patton)
Foreign Parts (Rachelle Le-Monnier)
Hailey's Comet (Jae Knight)
Happy Endings (Jamie Hill)
Hidden in Fog (Teresa Noelle Roberts)
Mahalo (Allison Wonderland)
Making Rain (Angela Caperton)
Midnight Ménage à Trois (Heather Smith)
Natural Tease (Arya Rewan)
Outside in the Rain (Andrea Dale)
Pantheism 101 (Alessia Brio)
Paradise Valley (Michelle Houston)
Reclining Buddha (Lisabet Sarai)
Rites of Consummation (Nicole Gestalt)
Silver Bells and Cockle Shells (Shanna Germain)
Slow Burn (Sophie Mouette)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Rita Winchester)
Sparrow Takes Flight (Giselle Renarde)
The Journey Home (Jasmine Black)
The Roof (Selena Kitt)
Untouched Perfection (Moondancer Drake)
Wet as Spring (Robin Elizabeth)
Wildlife (Randy Foster)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Weirder things have happened...

Can writing about an anemiac make you anemic? Because I'm feeling awfully wibbly and wee bit lightheaded right now…

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I caved. So sue me.

One Word Answers:

1. Yourself: luscious
2. Your partner: beloved
3. Your hair: purple
4. Your mother: amusing
5. Your father: stubborn
6. Your favorite item: indefinable
7. Your dream last night: forgotten
8. Your favorite drink: Chardonnay
9. Your dream car: flies!
10. The room you are in: media
11. Your ex: fond
12. Your fear: multilegged
13. What you want to be in 10 years? multipublished
14. Who you hung out with last night? Ken
15. What you're not: balanced
16. Muffins: meh
17. One of your wish list items: Lawrence
18. Time: ticking
19. The last thing you did: bubblebathed
20. What you are wearing: little
21. Your favorite weather: Welsh
22. Your favorite book: yes!
23. The last thing you ate: rye
24. Your life: better
25. Your mood: contemplative
26. Your best friend: missed
27. What are you thinking about right now? stories
28. Your car: Swedish
29. What are you doing at the moment? this
30. Your summer: hot
31. Your relationship status: precious
32. What is on your TV? lots
33. What is the weather like? arid
34. When is the last time you laughed? now

Brilliant quote

[Snerched from the delectable Shanna Germain]

“Murder is a crime. Writing about it isn’t. Sex is not a crime, but writing about it is. Why?”  ~Larry Flint

Sunday, February 01, 2009

SCA Funny

(From Alexander, who got it from someone else): This year's Superbowl is Pennsic v. Estrella!