Monday, November 30, 2015

Mini Movie Monday!!!

This isn't one of my videos, but I love it. I see myself as Charlie, surrounded by people who are somewhat delusional and wildly optimistic. I haven't been invited on a trip to Candy Mountain, but because of this video, I'll be wary.
Plus, I'll keep an eye on my kidneys.

My Weekend Playlist

This doesn't include the stuff I am forced to hear at work. This is what I chose to listen to the last couple days.

Schoolboy Crush--Average White Band
Seventies funk from Scotland. I love anything from the 70s.

Beach Bump--Baby Ford
Late 80s electronica/house/whatever. Get up and dance!

Fetish--Baby Ford
More electronica.

Early 90s house music. Just a little higher, indeed!

Sunlight Bathes our Home--Clinic
If cowboys made dance music, I think it would sound like this.

Turn to Stone--ELO
More from the 70s.

Hooked on Bach--Louis Clark and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Yeah, it was published by K-tel. This was back in the day when you could release an instrumental and it would be in the Top 40. AND be popular. (This wasn't released as a single though.) Dad bought me this album, which I listened to constantly.

Joy--Apollo 100
Released as an instrumental. Showed up in Boogie Nights. Epic.

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps--Doris Day
Going retro here. Doris needs to know if her potential lover is going to shit or get off the pot. An earlier, classier, more sultry version of Single Ladies.

La Habanera--Yello
Swiss electronica with a touch of Latin American music. If this doesn't make you want to get up and dance, you're dead.

Pinball Cha Cha--Yello
More Latin influence on this one as well. If you still don't know who these guys are, if you've seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off, they're the Oh Yeah guys. Are these guys worth a listen? ¡Claro que si!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

More Inappropriate Workplace Hilarity

One of my department co-workers was talking about a customer. Apparently the customer was shaking primer by hand at home, and when he opened the lid, the primer exploded onto his face.

My favorite manager was asking my co-worker about the incident, when I said, "it's such a bummer when men explode all over themselves."

The manager looked at me and said something like, "I don't appreciate those kinds of comments directed at young men such as myself and your co-worker."

I just smiled. I can get away with shit like this because I am DAMN good at my job (I had a customer ask for me by name tonight) and because this particular manager loves me like a daughter.

Even though I'm much older than he is.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Mini Movie Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't forget to post the video! And this is a brand-new video! I drove down the famous Lombard Street!

Take the Survey!

Doing research for one of my grad projects, so if you read erotic fiction, take my survey. It's totally anonymous, so unless you are dumb enough to sign your name, I won't know who you are.

Take the survey here:

I would like enough responses to put together a fancy graph for the proposal, so it looks like I actually did research.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


It's all fun and games until your co-worker sticks her finger into your mouth.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Less than 48 hours after returning from a totally validating week in San Francisco (seven agents are interested in my manuscript), my car breaks down. Then, I forgot to take my house key and jump drive off the key ring. My neighbor, who has my spare key is not home. I had to call a locksmith.

Thanks, Fort Wayne. I missed you too*.

*Not really.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Mini Movie Monday!

There are complaints that video games are super violent, but back in 1800 whatever, or perhaps 1900 whatever, you could pay money to see a hanging. Behold, The English Execution.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

National Lampoon's California Vacation

After worrying about it for weeks, I'm in California for a writing conference. So far, so good.

Mr. Bill was a stowaway. He hid in my new handbag, and then complained about being hungry. I explained to him no way was I shelling out $4 for a tiny fucking can of Pringles. Once he saw the prices, he understood.

So we shared a Coke Zero (it was free) and some pretzels I brought from home.

Mr. Bill was very impressed with the view from steerage economy class. We got lucky--the person who had the center seat didn't show up. More leg room for me and the lady sitting in the aisle seat.

Mr. Bill catching a nap. I can't sleep on the plane.I fly so infrequently, it's tremendously exciting when I do, and that interactive screen that showed the maps and all the different views and what the outside temperature was way better than an $8 movie.

I saw a chair like this in a 'zine, and that chair was going for $1,600 in an vintage furniture store in NYC. It's a "Jacobsen Egg Chair." However, the person who wrote about it for the 'zine paid something like $25 at a thrift store. Modern In Designs has a chair just like this for a mere $695. A real Jacobsen Egg Chair would run you around $5,999. I'm gonna see if I can drag this downstairs and have the guy at SFO shrink-wrap it for me so I can take one home. These have to be the coolest chairs at San Francisco International Airport.

Somehow, I'm not surprised to see a yoga room in a California airport. But it makes sense--after sitting for hours, a good stretch is just what you need.

Due to the unfortunate placement of this sign, I will forever associate San Francisco with Starbucks, even though I know Seattle is to blame.

Since my novel is in a hot genre, if I get an amazing book deal, this is my next car. It's only $88K and change.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mini Movie Monday!

This semester has been hard for me. It took me several weeks to get going. And tonight, the computer I was working on decided to shut down, then turn back on. My USB drive was plugged in, and not only did I lose my folders for my classes, but I lost my novel.


Thankfully, the novel is backed up on a couple of jump drives here at home, and it is still on my laptop. The schoolwork...well, I uploaded a couple of projects to Blackboard, and I'm hoping I can still retrieve them. They will be the older versions and not the newer revised ones, but I guess that's better than nothing. Considering how much I've struggled with the projects, maybe it's not such a total loss...and it seems like we have to upload everything anyway, so I'll survive.

So no original video tonight. I intended on one, but I found something that sort of sums up how I feel right now.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Mini Movie Monday!

One of the fun things about having an old car is the quirks it can have. My speedometer was registering zero even though I was going 30-40 mph. Yes, I know the check engine light is on. It comes on, it goes off, it comes on, it goes off...