Archive for the ‘Yee-haw!’ Category

I Got My Money Back

January 9, 2007

You know that canceled convention I went to last month? The one that turned into a very shiny backup bash where the stars showed up anyway, without being paid to show up?

Today my credit card company issued a full refund of the ticket price, in the form of a credit.

Now I can finally break down and enter the digital age. I’m going to buy a DVR so I can record every episode of Drive–which is scheduled to begin on March 1. The machine I’m getting does not require Tivo–it has its own built-in tuner and functions just like a VCR for recording. This will be best for me, since I’m too cheap to (a) get digital cable, so I have analog (and yes, this machine has an analog tuner) and (b) pay for Tivo. So there.

Woo-Hoo!

November 26, 2005

Some of you (those with too much time on your hands) may have wondered about the light bloggage around here lately.

I did not announce it ahead of time, but I decided it was high time I got off my dead rear end and wrote the book I’ve been threatening to write for years.

No, really. I am participating in National Novel Writing Month and today, just now, I hit my goal of 50,000 words, so I am officially a “winner.” Here’s the proof, screen-captured from my user profile on the NaNoWriMo website:

What do I get for doing this? Nothing much… only the satisfaction of a completed rough draft of a novel, and a nifty little certificate (which I have to download and print out myself) that says I completed the challenge.

In truth, I have written slightly over 50,000 words, and it’s definitely a rough draft… but the story is not done, so my new goal is to finish the story before the end of the month.

And it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Do the math. You only have to write an average of 1667 words a day to make 50,000 in 30 days. I’ve met some cool people (several other locals are doing it too) and two others have already “won,” with a couple of others hot on the trail.

So, if you’ve ever wanted to write a book… consider doing NaNoWriMo next year. It’s a blast! And it works!

Yay Ith!

July 25, 2005

While minding her own business, she got a trackback from Michelle Malkin!

Woo-hoo! You go, girl! Let’s hope a Michelle-a-lanche is in the making here!

This Should Be Good

April 27, 2005

The Serenity trailer is up.

How, oh how, shall we survive until the movie opens on September 30?

Even in a tiny box on the computer screen, you can see that the special effects are several orders of magnitude better than what they were able to accomplish on the (short-lived, alas) TV series.

And if you somehow missed seeing Firefly on TV, you can rent it at Blockbuster on DVD. 4 discs, 14 episodes. Better yet, buy it.

Some juicy bits of dialogue from the movie trailer:

Malcolm Reynolds: As sure as I know anything, I know this: I aim to misbehave.

River: They’re coming.
Malcolm: I think we better go.

Jayne: Let’s be bad guys.

Wash: This is gonna get pretty interesting.
Malcolm: Define interesting.
Wash: Oh God, oh God, we’re all gonna die?

Malcolm: I don’t murder children.
Bad guy: I do.

Bad guy: It’s worse than you know.
Malcolm: It usually is.

Zoe: It’s a fair bet the alliance knows what’s coming.
Malcolm: No. They’re not gonna see this coming.

Bad guy: I want to resolve this like civilized men. I’m not threatening you. I’m unarmed.
Malcolm: Good. [pulls gun and shoots bad guy]

Hat tip: Ith

Oh My Gawsh…

March 27, 2005

… the young-uns in Florida are getting hitched!

Get on over there and say congratchamalations to the kids!

Congratulations…

December 5, 2004

… and a bunch of bananas to Ith!

You go, girl!

Yeah, I Know…

November 29, 2004

… me and about 30 gazillion other people got them…

… but it’s very, VERY cool to get a Christmas card from the White House! 🙂

On the back, the painting is identified as The Red Room, The White House, by Cindi Holt, oil on canvas.

Then, in very small print: “Paid for by the Republican National Committee http://www.rnc.org”

Then the Hallmark logo.

Let’s see, now… church and state co-mingled, with the Bible verse quoted inside the card… and on the back, the President is clearly “in bed” with an eeeeevil big corporation, i.e. Hallmark.

/sarcasm

Blast From The Past!

November 16, 2004

An old co-conspirator from the 1996 RNC chat room has turned up. Well, he was never actually gone; in fact, he was the Bush-Cheney re-election webmaster most recently, and has done numerous other things. With the election over, he has now returned to blogging.

Welcome back to my universe, Patrick Ruffini!

UPDATE: Well, that’s a fine how-do-you-do! The aforementioned Patrick Ruffini has threatened my life! (Scroll down to comment #30.)

::sulking::

UPDATE 2: Awright! Tony‘s got my back! Look out, Ruff! Now you have to be nice! Neener neener!

::evil grin::

Monty Python Lives!

November 10, 2004

Which “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” character are YOU???

You are Dennis the Repressed! A political activist way ahead of your time. Everyone is always out to get you...but you'll fight the dirty bastards to the death!
Which Monty Python & the Holy Grail Character are you REALLY?

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(Hat tip: Kilabe)

Celebrate!

November 5, 2004

I’m off to Alba-quirky for a weekend writers’ workshop. Patrick has graciously given his devoted slave enough time off this morning to give me a ride to the airport.

I leave you with this happy re-run from 4 years ago. Be sure and turn up your speakers! And enjoy!