First lines of 2011

This is one of my favorite memes. It’s a look at the last year, through the first line of my first blog post of each month. Oh, the things one runs across while researching.  I have, of late, been pondering the rituals of mourning.  I’m absolutely delighted to announce that I’ll be attending Baycon this year as …

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First lines of 2010

I love this meme.  Here’s the first lines from my first blog post of each month of 2010.  It turns out to be a fascinating look at how my life has changed over the past couple of years.  Even just looking at the first lines in 2010 shows that I did a lot of travel …

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What Book Are You Reading Now?

Here’s a simple Meme…answer the following questions: What Book Are You Reading Now? Why did you choose it? What’s the best thing about it? What’s the worst thing about it? Here are my answers… Storm Front: Dresden Files #1 by Jim Butcher I’d heard good things and he’s also represented by my agent. The character, …

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First lines of 2009

One of my favorite memes. Here’s the first lines from my first blog post of each month of 2009. January — 4 cups chopped pears February — Hey! Evil Robot Monkey made Locus’s 2008 Recommended Reading List. March — New York was scheduled to get fourteen inches of snow today. April — In the world …

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Bacon on my husband

me:Did you see the ridiculous traffic that post is getting? Scalzi: Not surprised. Everyone loves foam. me: The only thing that would be more popular is if I taped bacon to it. Scalzi: I dare you to do the bacon thing. me: Oh you are playing with fire there, mister. Scalzi: It has to happen …

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Haiku meme

Haiku2 for maryrobinette thirty four peopleand a woman is validor recognized @ Created by Grahame

Happy Day 8

While not labled as such, the sale to Gardner Dozois was clearly day 7 of the happy things meme. Today? I have set my phone’s ringtone to be the hailing whistle on Star Trek the original series. Also, my phone has a tricorder on it now. This is true geeky happiness.

Happy Days meme

The rules on this one are simple. For 8 days, post 1 thing every day that made you happy. Then tag 8 other people. Here’s mine. Last night I sat in front of the fire in my parents’ house with Rob and talked to my folks. Look! The stockings are hung by the chimney with …

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According to the Typealyzer the writing on my website indicates that I am a ESTP or one of “The Doers.” The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities. The Doers are happiest with action-filled work …

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Favorite childhood toy

In the comments on the 100 things meme, David Loftus wrote, “Was particularly charmed by ‘saved a favorite child toy’ would love to know what that was for other folks.” You know what? I would too. So let me introduce you to Lassie. That’s the extremely tattered stuffed animal in the corner there. She’s a …

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According to the genderanalyzer, there’s a 99% chance that my blog is written by a man.

100 things meme

Matthew Jarpe, whose blog I quite enjoy, posted this meme today. He says: In RADIO FREEFALL I used the word meme to describe a mind virus that forces a person to obsess over a single thought until he commits suicide. In retrospect I should have picked another word. Since I wrote the book that word …

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