Saturday, November 29, 2008


Just thought I'd leave a little love note to my new kick-ass phone, the Verizon G-Zone (I know--how fitting, right?) made by Casio. I needed something that could take being dropped, thrown, kicked, buried, burned, eaten by a python, sunk in a ship 4 miles beneath the ocean's surface and have it's heart cut out by a vicious native tribe making a virgin sacrifice. And this is it, baby!

I had a hell of a time getting one, since they've been discontinued and ebay sellers are very much like the aforementioned native tribe, but I finally have one now and it will never leave my side. I'm gonna shower with this thing. And then once it's all shiny and clean, I'll play hackeysack with it in my oldest toughest boots and kick it off my deck onto the concrete ten feet below.

This is gonna be fun.

If you need a tough phone, get your mitts on one of these things. I don't know if they use them in the military or not, but they definitely should.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The G-Hawk

Yes, the rumors are true. Though I am too old and dorky for a mohawk, I now have one just the same. Behold:
Also, those are Transformer sunglasses to boot. I'm morphing into Tank Girl more and more every day.

Special thanks to Angie, the girl who cut it for me. Super-cool chick; hope to hang out with her and her gang again soon.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bizarro Con

Here we are, on the eve of my great adventure to Portland and Bizarro Con. I'm going down a day early--hopefully I'll be able to make myself useful somehow. I'm pretty excited. I'll be getting to see some amazing peeps--and make new friends to boot. Always a good thing.

Should be a lot of fun. I'll be doing at least one panel that I know of, judging a reading contest, attending an awards ceremony (two of my books are nominated) and drinking, drinking and--oh yeah--drinking. I also intend to pick up some new books, because you just can never have too many bizarro books in your library.

Other than that, I finished my novella SWARM OF FLYING EYEBALLS and with any luck that'll be seeing the light of day in the nearish future of 2009. Nick sent me a possible cover for it and I nearly fell out of my chair. It is THAT fucking awesome! I can't wait for everyone to see it.

Now I just have to decide which project to tackle next. I have a bunch of things in various stages of completion, so I should probably work on one of those. We shall see...

Currently reading The Tormenteds by Andersen Prunty (great stuff!) and just started Widdershins by Charles de Lint. Listening to a good bit of metal lately, as I tend to do in the winter for whatever reason.

Now, I think I'll go drink some coffee and fiddle with words until it's time for Fringe. Until next time...


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gays get fucked over again

Thanks a lot, California. Stellar show of bigotry yet again.

You know what I think would be awesome? If straight people who support gay rights would just simply stop getting married themselves until EVERYONE is treated fairly and allowed the same basic human rights. That act of rebellion would hit enough people in their precious wallets and be such a show of solidarity that it would be impossible to ignore. It would be interesting to see how many put their money where their mouth is. Do you truly support gay rights? Prove it.

I know it won't happen but I'm pissed and it sure does make a nice fantasy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cool Beans

I think my lucky bandana cinched the deal. That and my skull collection, of course.

mail in deed is done

Very tempted to vote for McKinney but in the end I just decided that this election is too important, and regardless of what some people will have you believe, there IS such a thing as a wasted vote. Sorry, but it's true. I hope Obama is at least a little bit of what he claims to be. I hope he really does care. Like my old friend Agent Mulder used to always say, "I Want to Believe." Time will tell, I guess, the way it always does. Let the games begin.