Weekly Recap – May 31st, 2013

The long weekend was nice, especially since I’ll be working over the next upcoming two. Oh well. In not just good news, but the bestest best news, my wife took home three awards from MisCon – Best Fantasy Short, Audience Favorite and Best in Show (best overall short film). I’m so proud of her and can’t wait until she begins her next …

Weekly Recap – May 24th, 2013

In the (slightly paraphrased) words of Ice Cube, “I got to say it was a good week.” Hours lost at the day job were minimal. I spent some much needed “we time” with my wife. She’s flying out of town tomorrow for MisCon 27, a film festival/sci-fi convention in Montana. I’m a little jealous I won’t be going with her, but …

Trip Report – Universal Studios Hollywood

We left around 10:00AM. Universal Studios is 50 miles away, so in LA weekday traffic, that’s about an hour-and-a-half if we’re lucky. We were, with some assistance from technology. The ‘live traffic’ feature in Google Maps is brilliant. We zigged when the GPS told us to zag, allowing us to skate past the parking lot that was the 101 freeway. …

Studio Intermission

I’m taking a rare day off from work and heading out to Universal Studios Hollywood with my wife. Neither of us have been there in a long time. To give you an idea of just how long, my memories include the (original) Battlestar Glactica ride: Standing next to a freshly caught Jaws: And sitting behind the wheel of KITT: I wish …

Weekly Recap – May 17th, 2013

For the most part, this week was pretty uneventful. I grabbed some tea with a good friend, read more of my research books, made some noise about why it’s taking forever and a day to write my novel, and admired my wife’s handiwork. How about I share some great articles I came across this week? Building Professional Relationships by Jae Dansie …

Fruits of our Labor 2: Beyond Thunderdome

As I droned through my office job the past two days, my wife and mother-in-law decided to don their Bob Villa beards and get their hands dirty. The result? I’m thinking of attaching tiny weapons to the mesh walls so if the critters do get in there, they can entertain us. “Two gardeners enter, no squirrel leaves.” (If you’ve never …

Fruits of our Labor Lost

Well, that was tragic. Overnight, one berry totally gone and the other left with teeth marks. I hope this isn’t some sort of metaphorical omen about my marriage. Or maybe it’s somewhat literal… At some point, a giant squirrel will eat me and just take a nibble out of my wife. Any tips on garden defense? A moat and a …

Weekly Recap – May 10th, 2013

The weather was strange this week. It would rain buckets at night and the following day, the sun would shine through a cloudless sky. Not that I’m complaining. The tomatoes and strawberries that we’ve been growing have been happy. I’ll try to snap some photos of the strawberries this weekend. A couple of them are turning a magnificent red. The …

Weekly Recap – May 3rd, 2013

My schedule has been a little screwy this week and will continue into the weekend. Lots of off-hour work going on. Rereading that, I kinda sound like a weatherman. — I managed to crank out a few entries this week. Another article in my Techniques of the Selling Writer series. A slightly funny health scare. And last, but certainly not least, …