Month: February 2011

Recent discoveries from the heart of the Zombie Jungle

In spirit of Mr Feinberg’s Haiku:

I found three bottles:

Two untouched Vodka Cruisers

Empty Corona


50,000 words

I should be so very, very pleased with myself, but to tell the truth, most of the time it’s like this:

” At Sea. Miserable and full of self-doubt with intermittent moments of euphoria.” 

That’s from artist Joanna Logues, when describing how she feels when she paints.

The year of painting dangerously

As I wiped my brush idly over the deck rails, I thought:  I could paint for a year, the house would look magnificent, and that could be a goal.  The fence is 85% painted, the last 15 % being that which can’t be reached by any ladder in our possession, even standing on tip toe.  And seeing as the back yard could, arguably, be counted as a jungle, standing tiptoe on a ladder with a black paint brush in your hand is quite dangerous.  For suburbia at least.  Especially when the least little bit of of black paint on the neighbours’ side could lead to something along the lines of the zombie-unicorn wars. 

Yes, real life seems vaguely disappointing some days.  I want to live in The Culture.

To E or not to E

Ebooks:  Good for taking down to the station to await the return of young zombies, Bad for reading in bed.  Good for books you want to catch up on but don’t want to pay too much for, bad for something I think I might seriously Love.  Confession:  bought Terry Pratchett’s I shall Wear Midnight as an ebook, mostly because I didn’t want to pay $50 for it.    Hole in theory:  TP is much much better than the hard copy book I just bought at the bookstore, hoping to hide it in the credit card purchase of textbooks.    BUT there’s no way I would buy something like  Audrey Niffenegger’s The Night Bookmobile as an ebook.  (OK, moot point as she doesn’t like to epublish)

But if they can somehow get the pictures to move….?  Then all bets are off.