Archive for the ‘Blah blah’ Category

Good news, everyone! It seems that my short story “The Monument” was accepted for volume 2 of The Lounge Companion. I’m very excited about the whole thing and I’m really curious to read some of the other pieces included on the shortlist. The book itself is allegedly going to be a bit thicker than last time, which should not only make it a great companion for any lounge but also a fierce weapon for self-defence!

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Mobile blogging

It’s interesting that nowadays you can basically blog from wherever you want. Although I have to say that the iPhone keyboard looks pretty weak compared to the Courier. I would love to write an update by hand!

Lions and lounges

Oh by the way, since last time I have actually been published in a short story anthology from Lion Lounge Press called The Lounge Companion. The story is called “The Endless Duel” and is, despite it’s name, only around 2,000 words long. However, if you do purchase a copy of your own you can in fact read it over and over again! So head on over there and give those good fellows at the Lion Lounge your money!

Tooth fairies

Lots of things happening today. For once, I got a wisdom tooth removed. It’s pretty painful, even though the procedure wasn’t overly bothersome. It’s mostly now, afterwards, that I’m knocked out by the pain. Thankfully, I’ve got my new computer to occupy myself with. Seems like the tooth fairy does exist, after all. I’ve just gotten it up and running with my new 24″ screen and all, and I just couldn’t wait to download some games to try it out. So I logged on to Steam to grab Left 4 Dead or something, but it’s taking ages to download! The games are so big these days that a regular DSL connection (24 mbit down, 10 up) just won’t do it. I’d really like a faster connection, but there aren’t any options, really.

Nose compadre

I’ve had a cold for a couple of days now (which I suspect comes from my girlfriend…) and I’ve come to understand the wonder that is the Nosebuddy. Yes, Nosebuddy – such an awful name for such a wonderful (and phallic!) thing. It’s one of those “new agey yoga thingies”, but despite the fact that our Nosebuddy has some kind of silly lotus flower on it (which should increase the energy flow through the bullshit chakra), it’s really all about running salt water through your nose. Yes, that’s it! Salt water! It’s amazing how some people have managed to make money on what is basically just a specialized utility for running water through the nose. Next step would naturally be to get a patent on some specific mixture of salt and water… perhaps even add another worthless mineral just to make it super exclusive!

Anyhow, starting these sicky, sucky days with running salt water through the system has been simply wonderful. Apparently it’s completely normal to do this up to three times a day, which seems a bit like overkill, but I can definitely see the attraction. In fact, I think I will up my own number tomorrow, even.

Proper work

Spent the evening fixing some stuff at home, using screw drivers and drillers – you know, proper tools for proper work. It’s easy to get satisfied by the measliest little job if it requires at least some strength. I guess that’s the future of urban vacations – sending city kids to the countryside to have them chop wood or paint houses. They’d have a blast!