December 2008

Another Geek Christmas.

We had a couple of people over for the 2nd annual Geek Christmas. It went very well; we played Warhammer and stuffed ourselves. Thanks to Rob and Sheena for coming over and to Lee for magnificent grilling ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas!

Greeting Cards.

Becky over at Beckland needs to start writing for Hallmark: When youโ€™re sad โ€” I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When youโ€™re blue โ€” I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you. When you smile โ€” I will know you are …

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Smug of the Day.

So I’m working on edits on Alien Blue and I have to totally rewrite a scene because I’d condensed sixteen years into seven (e.g., one of the characters went from thirteen to sixteen) and because it just, in general, sucked. I’m supposed to be done with major rewrites, damn it! There must be some way …

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Recipe: Lee Chili

Chili for Lee. 2 T dried chili pepper (not chili powder)1 T cumin1 1/2 lbs chorizo1/2 lb summer sausage, cubed1 T olive oil4 cloves garlic, minced2 Anaheim peppers, seeds removed, diced4 chipotle chilis in adobo, seeds removed, minced1 T salt2 15 oz cans pinto beans4 15 oz cans tomatoes (2 before the cooking for a …

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Just Plain Weird.

Note to self: Check this out sometime; it looks like pure MADNESS. Repo! The Genetic Opera stars Anthony Steward Head, Paris Hilton, Terrance Zdunich: The premise: in the not-too-distant future, an epidemic of organ failure prompts the rise of GeneCo, which both provides replacement organs and finances the loans to pay for them. Miss a …

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Again, an Auntie!

New baby: Jillian! Congratulations to my brother Matt and especially to my sister-in-law Erica. Also to big brother Liam, who will probably be the most protective, sweetest big brother ever ๐Ÿ™‚ Update: Yep.