After I get these chapters I want to add churned out, hopefully by (tomorrow or Thursday) err, okay today, since I just realized I lost a day and it already IS Thursday, I will hole myself up in the bat cave and do another read-through/edit. I know I have a tendency to write sloppy sentences because I'm trying to keep the voice, so I need to catch those STAT.
And then I QUERY. Again.
Oh, can I just mention how much Mamalu rocks? She tolerates my need to send her late-night chapters for feedback, and she always tells me when it's just plain weak. I wub her for being honest and putting up with my constant emails, lol.
Greenville Front: I'm kind of annoyed that the spellchecker thinks that Greenville is spelled wrong. Anywho, I am officially booked for my Greenville trip, so I will need to play with my resume before I go, and tweak my cover letter. I'm excited! And constantly mentioning that I'm going to Greenville. But I need a break from Pennsylvania and mothers. And I'm so ready to see everyone and try to find a starting place. I'm also looking forward to BBQ and baseball. I desperately wish I could bring gifts for the Poohlettes and the Boomlettes, though. Maybe a small lottery win will allow that.
Speaking of taking a break from Pennsylvania, I consider it a major sign to leave because lately, earthquakes and tornadoes seem to go hand in hand in the Mid-Atlantic states and New England. What's up with that? Granted, Mamalu in California would mock East Coast earthquakes. That one a few weeks back felt like the quarry blasted a big rock, and nothing more. Nobody I know felt the Ottawa-centered quake (well, aside from the Canadians I know), but apparently it was felt in some parts of Pennsylvania.
Yesterday's storm was rather mild here, but it was odd. On the backside, once most of it passed, it starting acting like the leading edge of a storm, when everything blows and the clouds look menacing. It was weird enough that I went to the door to see what was going on, and I saw some cloud funkiness on the backside of what went through. Saw some cloud lowering, and a base forming, but I couldn't tell if I was seeing it well, since the sun was coming out and kind of obscuring the view. But my brother stopped by and said he saw it as well, confirming the ick. Luckily that storm didn't produce, but they got hit again in the Campbelltown area. A few years back they got hit with an F3. At least yesterday's was just an EF0. /weathergeek
Oil Spill Front: I see no ass-kicking. Hello? BO? I can has ass-kicking now? Hellooooooooooo. *echo*
(Okay, I do rather enjoy the fact that in the last several weeks, a select group of usually foaming-at-the-mouth Dems that tend to clog my feeds with their rah-rah rhetoric and "teaching opportunities" have fallen deathly silent. Ah, bliss. No Borg-like attempts to assimilate the masses lately.)
Ed "Jazz Hands" Rendell is the latest governor to have rumors of infidelity thrown at him. No confirmation if it's true, at this point. I don't know if I buy it. I mean, it's Ed Rendell. *insert Sideshow Bob-style shudder here*
Television Front: Deadliest Catch makes me cry now. God, I hate that Captain Phil died.
Garden Front: I need to take a pic of my cuke. The thing is totally growing sideways. I'm also under some kind of stupid-beetle attack. They are trying to take over the back yard. And land in my hair. Must find a way to kill them. My tomato plant took a hit yesterday in the storm. It was knocked over by the wind, but luckily a tomato cushioned the blow. *sigh*
Reading Front: I continue trucking on through the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series, thanks to Boom. Just starting E is for Ergonomic, or whatever its called. I tend to get the titles wrong. :) She sent a book called Garden Spells that I adored. Quirky and cute without being obnoxious. A blend that is hard for me to find, so I give it five thumbs up. If I had five thumbs, I mean. I forget the author's name though, and am too lazy to go downstairs to retrieve the book.
Eating Front: I am, as ever, dedicated to eating total trash, and have picked up a couple pounds, which threatens my ability to retain my new status as a size medium shirt wearer. Also threatening that status is the fact that I've discovered it is TOTALLY possible to eat a pan of Rice Crispy treats in two days.
Mmmmm. Rice Crispy treats....
So there you have it. The most pointless blog ever posted. Now, I'm off to scavenge through my manuscript to find where I need to add that final pinch of conflict. Toodles, my lovelies.