Thursday, July 26, 2007

Back and Better Than Ever (Mini-Post)

I'm back from my first residency at Vermont College. Met a lot of cool, smart people. Learned a lot of new things. I'll post more in detail this weekend--after I've had a chance to catch up with the real world.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Things I was supposed to do before Vermont College...

1) Finish revising the first three chapters of Righteous: Well, I'm close (if you consider close being stuck somewhere in Chapter 2). But I'm still hopeful that I can at least stay on my schedule of getting the first half revised by the end of next month.

2) Finish updating my website: For anyone paying attention, I think I originally said that I'd have the revised site up and running by March. Well, March has come and gone, and the website still looks the same. I promise, I plan to get revised content up by September (or sooner, depending on when I get the final cover art for My Life as a Rhombus - hint, hint).

3) See Transformers: Yeah, I know--WTF is Michael Bay thinking, putting red flames on Optimus Prime. But it could be worse--he could have made a movie like Superman Returns.

4) Spend quality time with Mrs. V: Well, it seems that Mrs. V is actually looking forward to me being out of the house for a while...which means that I'll either be greeted with new furniture, new paint, or a new dog by the time I return.

Okay, so this is probably my last post until I get back from VC. See you guys when I get back. I think I'll have some amazing things to report on when I return.

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Missing In Action

I got a message from Miss P today saying that she hadn't heard from me in a while. I checked the date on my last post and realized that it has been a while since I've dropped in. Things have been really busy and stressful here for the past month, but finally life returned to somewhat normal this week.

So let's see, what have I forgotten to tell you guys....

1) Remember when I said that Mrs. V liked my face better without the beard? Well, apparently, when Mrs. V said, "I really don't like the way your beard feels," what she actually meant was, "I really don't like the way your beard feels, but I like it a lot better than how you look without the beard, and I really don't think you should cut it."

Unfortunately, I didn't realize any of this until after I shaved. Which only proves that husbands should not try to please their wives.

2) I saw Ocean's Thirteen. Not as good as Eleven, but a hell of a lot better than shit on a screen Ocean's Twelve. And really, George Clooney is pretty damn cool. I think I have a man crush on him, because suddenly I have the urge to walk around in a tuxedo and drink scotch and say cool shit that doesn't really make sense (but still sounds cool).

3) I found a nice, inexpensive desk for $85 at Eurway (it was a floor model - regular price is $219). It's constructed of durable melamine laminate (which I think is just a fancy word for plywood). But it's a lot better than the current $50 desk that I bought from Staples six years (and four moves) ago.

4) I've decided that I think I want to write a three book series. Now I just have to figure out what the series will be about.

5) I start my first residency at Vermont College in a week!!