Thursday, November 25, 2004


Some people are happy with thousands. I pounded out 849 words and I'm ecstatic. Each to their own. :-p

(Plus I worked through a major plot dilemma. GOTTA have a good reason for death and mayhem.)

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Give a hammer to a baby...

Another installment of "What the Hell was I Thinking."
A lesson for stupid people:
Do NOT go buy a set of thinning shears from the drugstore thinking you'll be able to wield them with as much dexterity as your hairdresser.

Where the *#$& is my toque?

Friday, November 19, 2004

What the hell was I thinking Chronicles

OMG. I have a video of a theatre performance that I did back in May. (May? Close enough.) We had an absolute rockin show and all felt really good about it, until we saw the video.
My daughter just plugged it into the VCR the other day looking for a movie, and GAWD, was that depressing. Some time has gone by, the show is out of my mind, and I SUCK. I sat shocked as I watched myself recite lines like it was the first time I've read them and didn't know what I was doing. DEPRESSING. My life long theatrical habit has come to a bitter end.

Monday, November 15, 2004


I finally picked up and read Julie E. Czerneda's new book "Survival". It's the first in a series of three. I really enjoyed it, once I got into it. Set in a futuristic coastal British Columbia, it was kind of neat to be reading about a setting that I recognize. I'd recommend the book to anyone who enjoys SciFi. The end takes a turn for the more far-out, but as always, there's a lesson to be learned.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

First interviews

I interviewed three prospective employees the other day. It was kind of fun. Now I need 20 more, and all will be well.

Monday, November 08, 2004

What the hell was I thinking.

I signed up at National Novel Writing Month, with the intent to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Who was I kidding? I thought it would help me finish the novella and get into the next one, as I don't need 50K words in the first. *SNORT* I've a grand total of 473 new words. Ah well.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Business Woes

As many people in business, I'm having troubles dealing with OTHER PEOPLE. How do you folks out there dealing with the mass public manage the pretentious, the two-faced, the greedy, the whiny customer? I'm usually so optimistic about things in general, but then I run across these types of people and it's like a slap in the side of the head. It really gets me down.
I have to learn to take it all in stride, I guess. Any tips?

Bad bad blogger

I've been swamped and haven't made the time to blog. I apologize to my three readers.

VCon was a blast. I had a great time. Everyone I met was so positive and upbeat, which was a much needed change from the bitching, whining and stressful crap I've been dealing with. I came home feeling emotionally recharged. It lasted about two days. *wink*

I met Lynda's publisher, Brian Hades and his wife from Edge. What a great couple. We had a lot of fun together. I'm going to do a small bit of editing as a test project for Brian, to see if I have a clue as to what I'm doing. I'm very excited about that, as it's always been something I've wanted to do, but I haven't had the time yet. Soooon.
Karl from Neo-opsis was kind enough to take me to the ferry, on his way home to Victoria. The magazine sales are growing steadily, which is good to hear. Karl & Stephanie have invested a lot of themselves into it, and I wish them the best of luck. (I keep nagging for a press release from them to boost sales in my hometown. - EXPOSUREEXPOSUREEXPOSURE)
The Egyptian exhibit in Victoria was great, though I was very tired and slightly hungover from four late nights. My oh-so-sweet buddy Jim and I spent two hours in the exhibit. There was a lot of stuff, but I was slightly disappointed to see that it was mostly the same sort of stuff - statues, wall paintings (hieroglyphics), with a bit of intricate jewellry, a couple little mummified animals. A great funerary mask. I was hoping for more everyday things - dishes, vases, cosmetics, wigs, clothing. They are more difficult to transport, which was a huge issue. But I'm glad I went.