• Ad Hoc at home – Thomas Keller: Recommend for beginner+. Typical home cooking at a superlative level. #
  • The Pleasure Is All Mine – Suzanne Pirret: Solo cooking, refined, with the female version of Anthony Bourdain. Saucy. #
  • An Edge in the Ktchen – Chad Ward: Knife skills book inspiring me to get a Japanese waterstone (actually, two). #
  • The Vengeance Quilt done. "If anyone would use last rites to accuse someone of murder, it was Eileen…" #
  • The Zombie Apocalypse site is up! http://www.doompress.com/ #
  • Only two rejections over the weekend. I'm waiting for the mail truck with just a touch of dread. #
  • The good news is that I have twelve stories out right now; somebody's got to like ONE of them. #
  • I should eat something. [Looks at belly roll.] Maybe not any more Lil' Debbie snacks. And after yoga. #
  • Cirque du Freak – Darren Shan: Tiiiight YA adventure. Not especially deep, but fun and fast. Not if you hate spiders, though. #
  • Help! Is playing WoW/online MMORPGs considered "nerdy" among high school students anymore? #
  • I'm reading a friend's ms. and he's acting like it's on same level as DnD in the 80s. #
  • Trying to save a beloved character from an abandoned short story… #
  • Using Google maps to drive along a street seems a LOT like playing Myst. #
  • Re-draft of Paid (time travel story) done: "I decided to start at the present and work my way backward; it’s weird but it saves work." #
  • "My mother-in-law's a travel agent for guilt trips." -Quote from anon contributor to writing exercise at PPW Write Brain w/ Deborah Coonts. #
  • Excellent Write Brain. Left with inspiration to turn a standalone into a series. #
  • Good thing I haven't written the proposal for that yet… #
  • Dreaming of a manga-type YA series… #
  • Off to the post office. #
  • Zombie campfire songs, from Celina: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/1harkin.html "He's got a whooole femur…IN HIS HANDS!" #
  • Sat down for a few minutes to find something in a box. Now it's noon. #
  • Does anyone else find it hard to get rid of stuff that's a kick in the gut? Really? I wanted to remember THIS? #
  • Scrapbooks: an excuse to keep one of something and get rid of everything else. #
  • <—-Mental today. Flee! #
  • Revolution Girl Utena seems closely related to the Dark Tower series (the ending) and Kate Bush's Hounds of Love (theme). #
  • Heard 30-yo woman bitching about how easy kids have it. Ray 2.5 hours of homework and karate…While 30-yo had time to whine on the radio. #
  • Nevermind; that was UNCYCLOPEDIA. Damned funny, though. #
  • Sent proposed characters for murder mystery expansion pack (for Lei'd to Rest at Freeform Games). Pleeeeease can I do these ones? #
  • Wait, it's NOON? #
  • Starting the pork. Ohhh yeah. Four batches of ropa, 1 green chili, 4 BBQ, 1 cubano! #
  • BLT with havarti. #
  • I had a post-wedding-cake sugar apocalypse. #

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