Tuesday, November 24, 2009

National Novel Writing Month: 7 Steps to Perfection

57,538 words. The first reviews are in:

7 Steps to Perfection

"A tale of intrigue, inconsistently told!" J. D. Salinger (Don't believe it? Ask him for public comment...)

"An unbelievable story--let me say that again--unbelievable!" Vice-President Joe Biden

"A refreshing alternative to my book, and maybe truer! You betcha it's on my bedside table, right next to my *wink* Ruger .44!" Rogue Maverick, Sarah Palin

"If we'd had to read this aloud on "Radio Rock" we'd have scuttled that ship in the time it takes the Queen to kill a pint of gin! If the ship had had to listen, she'd have scuttled herself!" Rhys Ifans, Gavin in Pirate Radio.

"A ship can't sink that fast." Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Latenight Stumptown: 50,000 words later...Let's Roll, Dude!

I finished my NaNoWriMo tonight and it seems like I might need a vacation from writing. Meanwhile, there's the Xmas letter to do. But Dolly-girl and I went bowling tonight with neighbors to celebrate Kevin's 51st Birthday. At first, it seemed like we might all need help bowling our ages. In my first game, I didn't!










But I finished strong with a 163 in the 4th game! A spare in the 1st with strikes in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, with a spare in the 5th. If only I could have put together a good 6th through 10th frame. Oh, well, who cares. We weren't Bowling for Dollars!






It was quite the blast! It was even more fun after they turned the black lights and mirror balls on...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Noontime in Portland: The 2009 Christmas Tree Arrives

I happened to be walking by Pioneer Courthouse Square today when they were unloading the 2009 Christmas Tree. I don't know where it came from, but it arrived today and was put in place in the square. Several buses and a MAX train arrived at about the same time as the tree. The crane operator was very skilled--the tree was slung about halfway and one-third of the way up the length. As it was lifted, the operator manipulated the cables though a blck and tackle so that the tree was lifted and moved form horizontal to vertical. Nice job!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

A Interlude in Stumptown





The blog is on a break while Jack participates in NaNoWriMo. I'm at 36% of the goal as of November 6, 2009.

50% as of November 10, 2009. I think this evening will be a good writing night--it's dark and stormy...

I'm on chapter 6 of 9 or 10.

I'll keep you posted...