Saturday, April 04, 2009

Blow job of the day?

This is a camera showing Mt. Redoubt in Alaska. (Why, what did you think I meant?)

A different view of Mt. Redoubt can be found here.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A cat haiku for Friday

I was looking up Ernest Borgnine on to see how old he is (92!) and saw a lovely haiku by a user named Crazykaese.

Small brave carnivores
Kill pine cones and mosquitoes,
Fear vacuum cleaner

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Wipeout" on the banjo

I was in the middle of working on receipts for expenses and so on, when I got pinged by a cousin with this little nugget.

I think we've seen it demonstrated that you can play just about anything on a banjo. But it's not the banjo that's really unusual in this; it's the washboard.



Bill Murray and being rich and famous

Was talking to Brenda on AIM this evening and it occurred to me that I'd not added this story about being rich and famous to my blog.

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany years and a couple dozen books ago, I was in the middle of my 2nd & 3rd books (it was a simultaneous thing--hint: don't do this). I remember coming home and walking in the front door and saying to Patricia something completely fatuous about being rich and famous. She looked thoughtful and said "You know, Bill Murray was being interviewed on TV today and the interviewer started flipping him a little shit and said, 'Well, you haven't handled fame very well.' And Bill Murray got really bristly and looked right into the camera and said 'All you boys and girls out there in Televisionland who think you want to grow up to be rich and famous, let me give you a piece of advice: try "rich" first and see if that doesn't do it for yuh!'"

I found that to be an excellent piece of advice and I've tried to practice this to a large extent: given a choice between "rich" and "famous," I've gone for "rich" whenever possible. And you should, too.


Twitter--oh, dear God....

So, despite a distinct feeling that I had Plenty Of Other Things To Do, I signed up on Twitter yesterday. This was largely in response to Brenda Huettner's noodging to do so, but I did sign up of my own free will. So, I encourage you to follow my tweetstream on Twitter if you're there, but it's going to be more of a tweetpuddle this month. I've got plenty to do work-wise this month and there's not going to be a lot of Twitter movement on my part.

Oh, and congratulations to Phylise Banner on her engagement!