Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jeff Jarvis on #nbcfail

#nbcfail economics — BuzzMachine: "I still believe that if NBC gave the fans what they wanted rather than trying to make them do what NBC thinks it wants, NBC could win by growing audience and engagement and thus better serving sponsors. I ask you to imagine what Olympics coverage would look like if Google had acquired the rights. It would give us what we want and make billions, I’ll bet."

This one smells like strawberries

This one smells like strawberries

While we were at Pactola Lake this weekend, I took a moment to scratch off a little bark & sniff this tree. This particular one smelled like strawberries. I haven't done this in years. It was delightful.

If you're not familiar with this practice, the idea is that you scrape off just a little bit of outer bark, just sort of flaking it off with your fingernail, until you get to that pinkish layer underneath. Then you sniff it, and it can smell like strawberry, vanilla or chocolate. I remember doing this a lot as a kid.

Have you ever done this? Do you still do it? Have you never heard of this and just think I'm crazy? Let me know in the comments. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ain't it the truth...

I know I'm a much more productive writer, more patient and supportive wife and mother, and all-around better person full of energy and bliss tomorrow. But every morning when I get up, tomorrow has moved on.

DOGHOUSE | Tomorrow

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"I have no choice – I must write." [Quote]

Considering the innumerable artistic avenues open to you, why did you choose to write a novel?

"You presume that I had a choice? Writing is my compulsion and my passion. I have no choice – I must write. It has been that way for me since I was first able to hold a writing instrument in my fingers. Sometimes it feels like a curse, but mostly it is a gift, and the licence to live other lives and adventures, simultaneously. I wouldn't rid myself of the compulsive writing disease if I could."

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Darth Lumbergh

sci fi fantasy Star Wars - Darth Lumbergh

I love this. That is all.

The two wheeled kind...

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The two wheeled kind..., a gallery by wuntokess on Flickr.
I'm still working through last year's Sturgis pictures (QoP*), but a couple I posted last weekend made it into this cool gallery on Flickr.

*Queen of Procrastination

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pepper Pots in her own Iron Man suit?

photo via Wyjeb.pl
That would be so cool!

SDCC Marvel Panel Teases Pepper Potts In Iron Man Suit For Iron Man 3 | The Mary Sue: "During the Iron Man 3 panel, Favreau revealed that the possibility of Pepper getting her own suit has been kicked around more than once by the production team: “We almost did it a few times; we talked about it a lot. I think we all share your enthusiasm for that, and we all want to see Gwyneth kick a little ass,” he said.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Confession time (Here it is, my deep dark horrible secret)

This may put my "Joss Whedon Fan" card in jeopardy, as well as any geek cred, but it will certainly prop me up as Queen of Procrastination. It's hard to even type it...who knows if I'll ever be able to say it out loud. Are you ready?

Here it comes...

*clears throat*...


Okay, now, really, I'm going to type it...


I just watched "Firefly" and Serenity.


I know, I know.

The worst part is that this is a show I always meant to watch. When it aired in 2002, I just never seemed to catch it when it was on. I was also still in a bit of Buffy mourning and wasn't really ready to accept Joss in a new "relationship" with another show, so I wasn't trying all that hard to catch it. And then, just about the time I felt ready, it was gone. Cancelled after a single season.

Once we got Netflix, both "Firefly" and Serenity went into our queue almost immediately, but there just wasn't any urgency to watch them. And while there has been a sort of background hum of Firefly memes all over the internet for the intervening years, in the last year it all seems to have amped up and I kept coming across things I didn't get because I hadn't seen the show. And then, amazingly, I started running into spoilers. Spoilers. After TEN years. Iknowright? Crazy!

So we finally started watching, and it took a few months, but now we're done and I get to mark something off my list. (Is it bad that I just typed "life" instead of "list" there?) I feel like I've washed away a deep, dark secret.

By the way, it was completely unplanned that we timed this to coincide with the tenth anniversary Firefly panel at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend (which I have yet to see. I marked a grainy YouTube video to watch later...though hopefully not ten years later). That was a total coincidence, although a bit of a nice one.

And now, I'm going to go catch up on "Doctor Who." I'm literally years behind. *more geek shame*