Archive | June 2013

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Poor decisions, I make them

There’s a tradition among me and my coworkers of going out to lunch every Friday in advance of our weekend revelry. Well, their weekend revelry. My weekends generally consist of falling asleep in my recliner, driving the family (or assorted individual family members) between Points A and 8b, and trying to attend to as few […]

Again with the whining and the excuses (or, Starting a new novel, revisited)

Well, that didn’t last long. Just a mere three weeks ago, I was basking in the glow of having finished a draft of OTHER THING.  I had nothing but time on my hands, which I happily spent trying not to send myself to Happy Acres Sanitarium by fretting over whether those 48,000-ish words were ickier […]

Unrelated things you should know about

Some people get to travel to interesting, exciting places for business. New York City, Paris, London, New Orleans, Las Vegas.  I also get to travel for business from time to time. And when I do, boy, do I ever get to go to some, um, smallish, largely unknown places. Places that occasionally might appear as […]

A mundane haiku, because it’s been awhile since I haiku’d

            Between book projects. Added a “Contact Me” page Look up! See the tab? What? They can’t all be pure, unadulterated brilliance. Hey, if you don’t like it, I encourage you to use that fancy new “Contact” tab above, pick your preferred manner of correspondence, and send me a few (or […]

The making of a sandwich, the dawn of a sandwich-y revolution

Right about noon on Thursday, I found myself knee-deep in a familiar predicament: I’d forgotten to bring anything to work with me suitable for lunch-time consumption.  What was I do? Scrounge from desk to desk, begging for ancient granola bars ferretted away in desk drawers for emergency use only?  Ignore the roiling pangs of hunger […]

42: A word of caution for Taylor Swift

Because I have an eight year old daughter, from time to time I find myself no longer in complete control of my own music choices.  And that’s the story I’m sticking to as for why I was listening to Taylor Swift’s latest earworm, 22, a week or so ago. At the same time, the Puddinette […]

A movie in 100 words or more: Man of Steel

[Author’s note: While I usually try to squeeze my thoughts about a motion picture into a scant 100 words because, hello, I’m Wordy McWorderson and can go on word rampages that’d make Godzilla’s time in Tokyo look like day camp, I thought too many thing about Man of Steel.  Sometimes you just have to know […]

I’m a gamer on hiatus; lend me your thoughts

Depending on how long you’ve been reading the blog here, you might already be familiar with the idea that, by and large, I’m happy to wear the mantle of the adult male techno-geek.  I like all the approved types of geek fiction, see all the exciting geek movies, and generally live my life hopelessly filled […]

Filling my Monday with a little Wild Rumpus

I probably should be inside at the computer concocting some long-winded, spittle-flinging, cockle-searing rant about how the kids these days don’t appreciate all the NSA snooping my tax dollars are paying for. Our how I seem to be somehow missing all the important summer movies this year as my calendar has, with good reason, thus […]

8 short years ago, everything changed when a new lady came into our lives

Remember the day my only daughter was born? No? Well, luckily, there’s a post for that. Why do I mention it?  Well, today is her big day; It’s the Princess Puddinette’s birthday.  And while it’s hard to believe she was born only 8 short years ago, it’s not hard to think of all they ways […]