I Got An Acceptance!

I am very excited to announce that a story of mine was accepted to The Creative Truth, a poetry/flash fiction publication. “A History of My Life in Six Glasses” is now available!

You can download the whole Volume as a PDF for free here, or give them money for the print copy here.

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Actually, it’s been available since August and I am just dumb. I submitted the story in July, received my acceptance then, and was told that publication would take place when the volume had enough pieces, so the publisher would let me know. Apparently the email got buried under my Mom’s Facebook Like notifications, because I never realized it was available. Earlier this week I thought ‘Hey, I ought to check on that,’ and was delighted to find I’d been accepted! YAY!

**** In Other News****

The big news is that the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the lease on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Although that’s great news, it’s also only the tip of the shitty iceberg (shitberg? GROSS) as apparently the DAPL intended to keep on drilling. It doesn’t seem that they are, but everyone, including the company, expects them to. Whether they still do seems to be up in the air.

Here’s some good news about the viewing habits of young people: More people in the 16-35 age bracket are watching Planet Earth 2 than any reality television. That is wonderful – I FUCKING LOVE Planet Earth and am super looking forward to season 2. I rewatched the whole series (it’s on Instant Watch!) — even the dreaded Polar Bear episode. You know, the one I swore I’d NEVER WATCH AGAIN. I had to return to the well, and I did. I’m not sorry. Although I did cry again.

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[weeping sounds] GODSPEED SWEET DESPERATE BEAR! YOU SLEEP AMONG THE ANGELS NOW!
This isn’t a new story, but I thought it was neat: a former CNN sales executive quit her job to help teach Malawi farmers about tech-sharing, so they can share their information with other people in the region.

And just for fun, here is The Rock singing “You’re Welcome,” from Moana.

I still haven’t seen it, but I’m going tonight (FINALLY) because I need a dose of cheerfulness, fun, and chicken wings at my favorite cinema grill.

Saturday night I have a holiday party, and Sunday I’m going to a wedding. So, full weekend ahead!

Have you got any weekend plans? Have you received any good news lately? Share it! I’d love to hear it!

Not Dead, Just Resting*

When the news gets too bleak I make a point to visit things like The Good News Network, so I can see that there are still good things happening in the world.

Just been busy writing and doing stuff. I’ve been watching Daredevil and  I’m on episode… 9? I would describe but SPOILERS.

The terrible news from Belgium has been on my mind, and on top of that I have friends struggling with health problems, so I’ve not been in the mood to blog much. I’ve been watching things, just not thinking too much about them, and writing a lot.

When the  news gets too bleak I make a point to visit things like The Good News Network, so I can see that there are still good things happening in the world.

Prince William Gets 40 Transport Companies to Fight Poachers

Muslims Take Stand Against Extremism

58 Celebrities Give 14 Million Dollars To Teachers in Their Hometowns – Samuel L. Jackson donated millions to classrooms in Chattanooga! Stephen Colbert paid for stuff in South Carolina!

Got a little entry coming up tomorrow about Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday! Stay tuned!

 

*But NOT in my house at R’lyeh. I’m too busy to sit around waiting for the folly of man to rouse me from my slumber. This little shoggoth has THINGS to DO.

I Got Nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award! Woo Hoo!

Here are the people I nominate. NOTE: If I nominate you and you don’t want to participate, that’s cool! No worries!

Yay!
Yay!

Thank you to Nalia Rose for nominating me! I never expected to receive anything like this!

And thank YOU readers, for continuing my enable my mad ramblings! I appreciate you so much, and love that there are so many people with similar interests!

The Rules!
The Rules!
  1. Thank the Person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. List the rules and display the Award.
  3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other Bloggers and comment on one of their recent posts to let them know they have been nominated.
Facts About Me
Facts About Me

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. I’m a shy weirdo introvert.
  2. I played the violin for seven years.
  3. I’m a Scorpio.
  4. I’m 5’2.
  5. I like experimenting with natural beauty products and methods, and have tried LOTS of different kinds.
  6. I LOVE to cook (and eat)!
  7. I am insulin resistant/Pre-Diabetic and control it with diet and exercise.
Nominations!
Nominations!

Here are the people I nominate. NOTE: If I nominate you and you don’t want to participate, that’s cool! No pressure and no worries! 

  1. Patrick Sponagle
  2. Flamingo Dancer
  3. Nicholas C. Rossis
  4. #HowEllaGotHerGrooveBack
  5. YellingRosa
  6. Suchamuse

Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Never: Horror Movie Ice Cream Flavors!

Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Never: Horror Movie Ice Cream Flavors

I found this delightful link in a forum I frequent and it gave me many hearty chuckles!

Cool Down With Ben And Jerry’s Horror Movie Ice Cream Flavors

I would NOT be able to pick just one! And so many delightful horror movie memories!

Some examples:

never

ice22

ice8

And THE BEST:

ice14

“Come get some.”

Gonna skip the Human Centi-Peach though. Gross.

(All content belongs to the wonderful artists who created them – well done!)

In Lieu of Real Content, Another Link!

Taking a break at work I read this wonderful hilarious article from the wonderful hilarious people at Filmdrunk, a publication combining two of my favorite things. GOD can they do comedy!

Forgive me!

I have been lazy!

Well, not lazy. I work 40 hours a week and then write between 20 and 30 the rest, on top of housework, social engagements, reading, cooking, and exercise. I haven’t been this productive in YEARS and it is awesome.

But I have been a lazy blogger!

And I’m doing it again! 

Taking a break at work I read this wonderful hilarious article from the wonderful hilarious people at Filmdrunk, a publication combining two of my favorite things. GOD can they do comedy!

Please enjoy this post of theirs, which boiled down is basically The Rock Should Be In All the Remakes.

8 Movies We Should Remake With The Rock.

The “Jaws” poster had me crying at my desk. I’m not even playing.

ALSO –

Anybody else on the edge of their seat for the Hannibal premier tonight? I hope they stream it right away like they did with Constantine!