Posts Tagged ‘martha wells’
So yesterday I moved all the things and today I all my muscles hate me.
Kahuna was like “you rearranged the furniture again?” but really, it isn’t my fault. We have the most poorly designed living room in the history of living rooms. Seriously, it has one wall and a billion entryways and doors. There is just nowhere to put anything. I do like how the sunroom turned out and once all the stuff is back up on the walls I’ll snap a picture.
Sigh. Pinterest is my Waterloo. I just…it’s always ‘one more page and I’ll go fold laundry” or “just a few more pins and I’ll get back to work” and then an hour has passed and I am still scrolling.
Terribleminds interviewed Martha Wells on her new series.
You can now play Angry Birds on Facebook.
The Carpels are looking for a bass player. They are in Birmingham (the one in England, not Alabama) and you can contact them on twitter @thecarpels if you are interested.
For several months I thought Steve Madden was a football player and that he designed quilts and bedding in the off season…
Okay, maybe I have a cold since I am contemplating a mug of hot tea and watching HGTV. Off to make lunch for Scooter.
My new Captain America earrings arrived yesterday! I was going to take a picture of me wearing them until I realized I am really bad at trying to photograph myself with the camera on my phone. Now I have all these bizarre pics of my ear at weird angles.
Sci-fi writer Martha Wells discusses finishing her lastest book and other writer-ly things.
Catch a first chapter preview of Throne of the Crescent Moon on author Saladin Ahmed’s website.
I have a terrible craving for pimento cheese sandwiches. I blame shoreacres for this problem.
Becky Chambers over at The Mary Sue discusses the ‘Hey Sweetheart’ scenario in RPG video games. I am not a fan of the DA:O Alistair example she uses since I think it is there to foreshadow a plot point, rather than to remind us that we are girls. The endless ‘pretty one’ remarks we have to endure later in the game and the ‘I dare you to slice open my bare midriff‘ female Dalish armor however, are excellent examples. Nice article and interesting discussion in the comments section.
Bleh. Did the whole ‘go have your bloodwork done or we won’t insure you any more’ thing Kahuna’s work requires every year. Forgot to tell the lab tech I can’t do latex so I came home with a rash all over my incredibly sore arm.
I have scoured the Amazon site and can’t find my pre-order for Serpent Sea by Martha Wells anywhere. Sigh. I keep thinking I saw a tweet where someone had a few signed copies left so I may go check that out and pick one up from them.
According to Google, it would take 41 hours to drive to E3 from my house.
If I were Tony Stark I would invent a device so every time I walked through a door ‘Fire‘ by Viv and the Revival would play. It would be like having my own personal theme song. People would still be humming it after I left the building. Captain America would (in a long-suffering tone) tell me to keep it off the coms during battle and that no, I could not organize a cheerleading squad and band to play the song live every time I smacked Dr Doom or a Hydra agent with a repulsor blast. Sigh…Cap never lets me have any fun.
Okay, maybe I really need another cup of coffee.
How is it only Wednesday?
So we were watching the H50 premier and McGarrett was doing push ups and I was like, oh please, his hands are twenty miles apart. McGarrett is/was a Navy SEAL and not just any Navy SEAL, but Steve the SuperSEAL. Seriously, we are supposed to believe he gets those muscles and SuperSEAL abilities by doing normal, wide-spaced push ups? He couldn’t have been doing, I don’t know, divebombers maybe? Diamond push ups? Feet up on the bunk push ups? One arm push ups? Any of those would have been more realistic for his character’s conditioning and abilities.
Explain to me again why I just can’t just post a Ryan Bingham video everyday and call it a blog?
Martha Wells’ new novel, The Serpent Sea is available for pre-order at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. (no cover art yet which is too bad because the cover I saw was cool) While we
impatiently wait for it to release and ship, Wells has put a shiny new short story, The Almost Last Voyage of the Wind-Ship Escarpment, up on her website. Read the story for free and if you like it, pop something in her tip jar.
Mergers and Acquisitions, the new album from Have Gun Will Travel, will release on November 1, 2011. Starting Friday September 23, 2011 you can pre-order the album from Suburban Home Records and receive a digital download. And a coozie.
Okay, I am done for today but tomorrow, there will be another Ryan Bingham vid. You have been warned.
So I took yesterday off (mostly) from the internet. I played Oblivion and napped with the baby and just kind of vegged the day away.
Martha Wells has the first chapter of her next book, The Serpent Sea, up on her blog. Pop over and read it for free. I have a review of her Cloud Roads that will be going up some time next week. Once I, you know, finish it.
I have a short article on Blacklight Retribution up over on GamingHUD. Mechs people. It has MECHS!
I don’t listen to much Gospel. Maybe a little by default from Mavis Staples but I don’t seek it out. So I was very surprised by how much I liked Charlie Spraggs.
Beautiful voice. Check out his Reverbnation page for information about him and his music.
Eight days till vacation!!!
The ‘Bit just wandered in. She hasn’t washed her face or brushed her hair but she has checked her Twitter account. Priorities, she has them.
Micah Schnable has finished recording his new album. Virgil Dickerson says “the plan is to have it out by the anniversary weekend.” That puts the release sometime in September. Check out a vid of Blame it on Geography, from the new album and also up in the featured spot on the blog today.
I know it is supposed to be three things make a post but I can’t think over the Go-Go’s song stuck in my head this morning. Off to make lunch. Or drink another cup of coffee. Or both.
Okay – first off a big thanks to SuperTech Josh for fixing my blog. There was a thing (not the Thing – just a thing) and my blog was down and he took care of it. Then I went in and made some changes he suggested and such. Then I deleted all visible pages except the main. I’ll put them back up sometime this weekend but I am tired of the spam coming in. I think I’ll set them as no-comment and just avoid the whole mess.
The universe has decided I am never writing this mud review. Seriously, every little thing that could possibly get in the way of me finishing it (cause I have most of it down) has happened. Still, I slog on.
I am up to my eyeballs in new music and still havent put any up for listening. Maybe this weekend I’ll just dump all of it on one player and give a short description of each in a post.
Martha Wells was guest of honor at ApolloCon 8 which is, cool of course but the most awesome thing was she got to tour NASA. All the NASA that is NASA. Inside modules control rooms and she took pictures! Check out her blog posts for pictures.
I ran across The Mary Sue – a blog on geek girl culture and picked up the featured video.
While I haven’t encountered the problem on muds I do run across it on graphical games from time to time. The guy will be so heavily armored I wonder how he can breathe, much less move or fight and my character will be stuck wearing a chain mini-skirt and a ”silk with decorative metal swirls’ war bra.
You all should read Bra Melting by Janni Lee Simner
So I am doing the One Hundred Push Ups challenge. Have made it to week two, day three, middle column. I may be in week two day three for a while because, much to my surprise, push ups are really hard.
I also reached a limit on what my knee will do so I have started weight training and exercises specifically for bad knees. I was hoping I could work up to around two miles but it is pretty clear I need more muscle around the knee and a little more flexibility in it before I try and increase my running distance. I have thought about cycling but I am (this is embarrassing) afraid I’ll hit a bump and fall off, smashing my knee to bits. I was a little worried about adding in weights but after a couple of days (I do weights M-W-F) my knee is feeling good this morning. Very solid. If it holds thru the cardio I will be a happy camper.
My copy of The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells is on it’s way. I may even get it today. I would dance happily about the room in joyful anticipation, but uh, I am too sore from the push ups.
In some odd cosmic crossing of the time and space streams, Bruce Mcallister sent me a copy of Dream Baby for review. I will do so…as soon as Kahuna and I negotiate which one of us has first possession and reading rights. I was sort of in the lead until I got the email about Cloud Roads (since I didn’t want to pause in the middle to switch books). However, Kahuna is already reading a novel so I may just snag Dream Baby and stealth read while he is distracted.