Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-26

  • Back to work. Not looking forward to this day at work…tossed and turned all night. #
  • Lee made some of the best ribs I've ever had tonight. "Don't worry," he says. "The next batch will be better." #
  • Working on a chapter book for Ray. "Ordinary girl must save mom, known as Queen Bee, from smugglers of magical animals and humans." #
  • I'm calling it The Floating Menagerie. There's a boat. #
  • And don't say, "No 8 year old will know that word." Pfft. Like nobody learned a vocab word from a book before… #
  • So many, many, many things to do. Sleep happened to be #1 on my list this afternoon, though. #
  • 11/26: "You're not crying, either. Nice. I couldn't stand that, if the Queen Bee's daughter were a crybaby." #
  • @elizawhat Me, too. Which explains my lack of pronunciation skillz. in reply to elizawhat #
  • Dear Adobe, what could you possibly have to update this morning…again? Stop crying wolf, bitch! #
  • Going to the PPW April Write Brain tonight – It's pitch boot camp, yo! #
  • @barryschwartze Gotta blame the GOP for Rush hour. Get him off the radio, man! in reply to barryschwartze #
  • @ianthealy You and your damned hockey! See you soon 🙂 in reply to ianthealy #
  • WTF? A three-page permission slip?!? #
  • @ianthealy Nope. Florissant fossil beds. in reply to ianthealy #
  • I am drinking hot cocoa with a giant strawberry marshmallow. Because I said so. #
  • It's a strawberry marshmallow, too, from Rancho Liborio. #
  • Boo! Rejection in the mail today. Yay! Talking to project artist tonight! #
  • Why are form rejection letters always so smug? "I just wasn't enthusiastic enough about this submission." #
  • Okay, not always. The "this wasn't for me, but thanks for thinking of me" letters are appreciated. #
  • Don't subtly insult the people who might be paying your bills – or the people who look up to you. Even if you don't like their stuff. #
  • Getting ready for #ppwc. My freakin' website on my biz cards is outdated, dammit. #
  • @DaphneUn When including pages, always be sure to send the shoes! in reply to DaphneUn #
  • @DaphneUn Seriously, the only time I've seen you smug was after Catan. I'll believe it. in reply to DaphneUn #
  • @DaphneUn – I have a friend who's interested in coming to the open Nia house, but the website shows a master class on 13th/6p. Er? #
  • @DaphneUn I'll tell her it's the right one, then. Thanks! in reply to DaphneUn #
  • @jonahofthesea Grats! in reply to jonahofthesea #
  • Sad now. @ChuckWendig When I say, "I ate Five Guys," that's not what I mean… #
  • Shoot. I can't remember where I found this. "My Milk Toof." Show to all wee ones: #
  • Pikes Peak Writer's Conference starts today. I pitch to the EIC of Del Ray. Wish me luck 🙂 #ppwc #
  • @ianthealy You too! in reply to ianthealy #
  • @ChuckWendig Thanks 🙂 in reply to ChuckWendig #
  • So, last 24 hours: Fog, sunshine, hail, and snow. Yay COS! #
  • @maleesha I'm sorry you're not there! in reply to maleesha #
  • @ianthealy Yeah. In bed at midnight, SLEEP IS OVER at 6 a.m. #ppwc in reply to ianthealy #
  • Karen Albright Lin has a cookbook that includes folklore. I think I talked her out of a chapter so I can cook it and blog. #ppwc #
  • Here's Karen Albright Lin's "Cooking in Leaves" link: #ppwc #
  • Also, the tale on the website deals with the Dragon Boat Races. EIGHT SKILLED GENTLEMEN by Barry Hughart! Swoon… #
  • NIN and Peter Gabriel on the way to #ppwc this am. A good sign. #
  • Waiting for Godot–I mean my pitch appointment. #ppwc #
  • @ianthealy You say your smatypants comments to me in person! #ppwc #
  • Twenty pages requested! #ppwc #
  • In other news I may soon be a puppy momma! #
  • We now have a 11-month mastiff-[something] puppy! Welcome to Number 10 Ox. We pick him up at five today. #
  • Just got out of #ppwc. (Sniff!) #
  • The puppy pictures are up: #
  • I napped for an hour this afternoon. I am already at the point where my body hurts from exhaustion again. #ppwc #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-03


  1. Howdy!
    Are you still interested in seeing some of Cooking in Leaves. Don’t know what you’d prefer. I could send the Overview of what I plan to do with the book, the table of contents, a sample chapter with or without recipes and folktales. One story, one recipe and a description of the leaves. Whatever you’d like. Where do I send if you are interested and in what form. Karen

    • De

      Karen – I thought you had a recipe picked out already?

      I’d like to read as much as you’d like to share with me.

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