First off my heart felt apologies to anyone who has had the misfortune of trying to get hold of me the last two/three weeks. I’ve been even worse than normal due to a larger-than-usual workload. Any one who managed to get even one email/phone call/text out of me is a lucky sod indeed. All the rest of you – the good news is that the main time-eater ends on Wednesday, then I’m pootling back to the Homestead that weekend to recharge my batteries, and expect to be back to my usual effervescent self from the 6th of November.
Till then, please remember – it’s my sheer scattiness and email-dodging skills that make you all love me so much, right? 😉
From what I’ve seen of Canada in person and on the TV, I think it’s a lovely place. Different enough to be, well, different, but with enough of a European feel to make it feel like ‘home’ at the same time. I never really thought of Montreal as a place to visit till lately, but it looks nice.
One of my minions has some news: JB got married! Congratulations and bon chance JB 🙂
Apparently Harrison Ford feels fit enough to play Indiana Jones in the fourth movie. Ok, so he’s well preserved I’ll give him that. It’s just that they’re thinking of bringing Sean Connery back as Indy’s father. I love the first three movies with all my heart and I think that Sean Connery was an inspired choice for Papa Indy, but seriously – the age gap was never very convincing in the first films. Now it is just going to be unbelievable. *grumble* *mutter about silly sequels ruining favourite movies* *grumble*
I’ll still go and see it when (if) it finally gets released though 😀
I was tidying up my inbox the other day and came across this little gem that kept us amused one day when we really didn’t want to make bus passes (oh, the joyous jobs I held as a temp). Go on, I challenge you all to draw a pig.
We all know I have trouble with brevity, so I admire those who can put across their meaning with the minimum of wordage. WIRED magazine asked sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers to take a shot at writing six word stories. These are the results. My favourite is Margaret Atwood’s “Longed for him. Got him. Shit.“.
I was going to include a six word story of my own on this post, but I drew a blank. Can you think of any?
See, I’m not the only one who’s pants at corresponding. Writing, any writing, takes time and mental energy. I don’t like to dash emails off in a hurry, preferring instead to think things through – when you get an email from me it’s because I’ve taken the time to make sure it says what I really want it to say (well, a girl can try). Yes the delivery of an email might be more-or-less instantaneous, but that doesn’t mean you have to be careless with what you say.
That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
And to finish with the Sunday Funny: you have to ask yourself, geese (and penguins) may be evil, but what about the swans?
I was going to include the trailer for the Dixxy Chicks documentary “Shut Up And Sing” in the Roast, but Apple is saying ‘file not found’. The best I can do is link you to the main Weinstein Company page and suggest you watch it there. Sorry it has to be Flash.