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Wuv Doesn’t Ask Why. Yes, Wuv.

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Yes, wuv.  I’m being cute about it because I can.  A number of folks were featuring blog posts about what they were thankful for before the holiday, only I wanted to hold off a bit, see how the holiday went, collect my thoughts and then give it a shot.  I’m glad I did because having my guy home and spending time with my folks brought some memories and ideas bubbling to the surface.  For instance, the Pookster and I were talking about what our official song is.  Officially, it’s Friends and Lovers by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson.  Given a modern day spin because of how long it’s taken us to tie the knot, I’d say After All These Years by Journey.  Unofficially, though, he bought a CD for me shortly after we started going out because of a certain song title.  Care to guess by who?

Once Upon A Time For Christmas: Artists Offer Something Unique For You

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I had an idea a few weeks back when I started putting my list together of things I wanted to buy folks for Christmas. And then it occurred to me…there are a huge number of artists out there like myself who have something unique to offer that you can’t buy in a store.  Why not see if any of them out there were willing to go the extra mile and offer folks a chance at buying a gift that’s signed and/or personalized?

Kage Trek: The Search For A F***ing Christmas Tree

Monday, November 21st, 2011

“Consistency is the root of all repetition.”

I responded with that in an IM to someone at work last week.  He thought I was being a smart ass, but the truth is I had no idea what it meant, what it was supposed to mean or what relevance it may or may not have in my life.  I don’t even know why I’m bringing it up now.  Things haven’t exactly made much sense the last seven days, so why not one more thing?  Remember when I blogged last week about starting a new Christmas tradition?  Oh, the angst of that decision.  I literally made myself physically sick for two days this past weekend dealing with having to buy a new Christmas tree.

Classic Blog Post: That Character Who Slept With His Cousin…By Marriage ONLY

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Original Publication Date: 4/02/08

Hej och nagonting!

That was Swedish for hi and…something.  I thought about doing this whole thing in Swedish, then figured it just wasn’t worth having my account blocked by everybody out of frustration.  I’ll save that for my dayjob.

So, what’s in store for you in this exciting issue?  One of the suggestions my publisher made to help get potential readers interested in your (my) work is to have the author (me again…cuz it’s all about me) interview one of the characters in the upcoming story.  That sounded like fun, actually, so I sat down with the main character of this (and my first) book, Andy, and scared the living hell out of my partner by asking questions from the part of me that didn’t write the book and answering with the part that did.  I figure I’ll try to do this with a couple of the characters as the release date gets nearer.  In fact, if any of you have read the first chapter of the Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins on my site and would like to e-mail me a question for any of the characters, I’ll be sure to have them answer it.  The prospect of this also scares my partner, but that’s okay.  His discomfort makes me giggle.

Here goes…

It’s All About Starting New Traditions, But Including Star Trek

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Did you know that a small, kinda largish number of people don’t keep up with me on my blog?  I know, crazy, right?  I’ve been documenting my progress on Operation Decorate-Before-My-Guy-Comes-Home-For-Thanksgiving on Facebook for the past week–I told you all about it in my previous blog post–and I gotta tell you, it’s an uphill battle.  Even worse, an unexpected uphill battle.  I have this thing with establishing a tradition and then sticking with it.  When it comes to Christmas, it starts wayyyyy back in my childhood.  Dad would put the tree up–I’d help–then I’d decorate.  This changed when I turned 14, though.

The Sarcastic Appeasement of Debriefing: A Tale Of One Pookie

Monday, November 14th, 2011

His full name: Pookalicious Wookie Buns.  My shortened name for him: Pookie.  His mission: to serve as the official ambassador to the Grandmonster from everyone else in the modern, mortal and civilized world.  His preferred language: sarcasm.  His primary form of torture on his loving, wholesome and angelic partner: sarcasm.  The only known response to this form of torture from his aforementioned loving, wholesome partner: sarcasm.  His secondary form of torture: introducing new technology.  The only known response to this form of torture: unknown.  Yes, my guy was in for less than 24 hours this weekend and when he flew back out, my brain was left reeling.  Satiated from the expectation of pleasing him, but reeling just the same.

Classic Blog Post: A Civil Infraction and My First Would-Be International Stalker

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Original Publication Date: 3/25/08

You’ve had a day where you’ve come to realize you’d have been better off staying in bed, right?  We’ve all had them…unless you’re Paula Abdul because, well, she’s a gift to us all.  I’m not.  And, incidentally, today was my day to realize I should have just stayed in bed.  Except I really had to pee when the alarm went off.  Before, actually.  However, the trip to bathroom and back would have been far quicker than going through what I eventually did.

Guess What My Pookie Has For Me!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Here’s a perfectly unrelated-to-anything-else-going-on-at-the-moment random thought; why does split pea soup go in smelling like split pea soup and come out still smelling like split pea soup?  I can’t quite figure that one out and I only ever remember to ask when I’ve actually eaten split pea soup the night before.  And it’s not like I can ask Pookie, mostly because his lips start moving, only there’s nothing I want to hear coming out of them.  Speaking of my little nest of vipers, he’s due back from Hong Kong on Saturday for less than 24 hours before he flies back out again.  I’ve missed him despite whether or not he’ll admit to missing me, though he says he’s got something for me.  Oh, yes.  He’s got something for me alright!

You Look Like You Swallowed A Goat!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Sylvester Stallone and I were chatting on the phone yesterday evening–I was trying to pump him for details about The Expendables 2, which he refused to give–and marveling at how the universe enjoys having its fun with us.  For Stallone and his career, it would be…what…D-Tox?  Did you see D-Tox?  Exactly.  For my folks and I, the most recent would be having their truck die on the road Saturday afternoon.  I had to push the vehicle into the middle lane, something that shocked the hell out of me that I was able to do.  The panic of all the traffic behind us probably helped.  Truth be told, I had some difficulty walking Saturday night and it wasn’t because of my preferred method of having difficulty walking.  He’s over in Hong Kong right now cleaning up evidence of the Grandmonster’s latest victims.

Classic Blog Post: My E-mailed Response to Rep. Sally Kern

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Original Publication Date: 3/12/08

This was my response sent to Rep. Sally Kern after listening to her speech on gays that was posted on YouTube (over the weekend).  It didn’t strike me at first to actually post it here, but since it’s still in the news and people are talking about it, I figure it couldn’t hurt.  I didn’t want to take the low road and tell her what I thought using 4 and 5 letter words that came right to mind, so it took a bit of revision.  Here it is: