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12 April 2013 @ 06:52 pm
Rats...  
Well, once again I made it to the Top Ten of LJ Idol, and then got voted out! But I had a great time and wrote a lot of things I'm very pleased about, and made some new friends. :) Thanks to those of you who offered your support, especially those outside of Idol like tsuki_no_bara and deirdre_c. I'm sure there were more of you, but you've been quiet about it, so I can't say for sure.

What's next? Well, this was a bad time to get dropped from writerverse, because that really helped keep me writing original fiction between Idol rounds. However, that Justified story for the Fic Exchange isn't going to write itself, and I still have a single dangling prompt for 5_prompts that I keep trying to write. Other stuff will show up too—it always does. :O

Today's bike ride:
  • Two rattlesnakes on the bike path. I haven't seen one since at least Fall. Fortunately, neither was in my lane—they tend to like dappled shade, and I usually ride right over them. :O
  • A tom turkey putting himself on display for an entire meadow of oblivious females too busy pecking at bugs to even notice him.
  • Squirrel mating season, aka, Rodents running in front of the bike tires. Hate it! Some lizards darted out onto the shoulder on my Wednesday ride, and as soon as they spotted me they went right back into the grass. Because even lizards are smarter than ground squirrels. Gah!
  • Possible near-encounter with a bee down the bosom, but I think it backed out. Whew.

    Books: remember my discussion of Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey? I finished it and could not find the next in the series anywhere. Turns out it has not yet been published. Woe.

    TV: Thanks to a glitch in an episode of Justified, I persuaded my husband to start watching S2 of The Walking Dead. There's too much gore and grossness for both of us, but he remembered that it will not kill him. Finished Episode 2, in which Rick appears to be going off the rails. And his child is now a butthead, though a fairly competent one.

    Weekend plans, anyone? I'm desperately hoping to sell at least one of the two dressers we're advertising on craigslist. God, the flake factor is neverending there.

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    Entendre? Make mine a double.: Shakespeare got to get paiddeirdre_c on April 13th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
    Congrats on making it to the top ten in Idol! I think that's a fantastic accomplishment!!! <3
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
    Thank you! Both rounds were fun, and certainly helped me branch out in my writing.

    Love that icon. I think something like "Titus Andronicus" or "Cymbeline" deserves that even more.

    *blinks* I suddenly had a thought about a mashup or satire called, "Titus AnDROIDicus." That needs to be written!
    amodalie: Dame Edna amodalie on April 14th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
    Seems you liked Jasper Fforde's "Grey" then. I didn't know it was going to be a series, so thanks for the info! I'm still busy with the Thursday Next books, but his "Shades of Grey" was interestingly different.

    Congrats to making it into the LJ Idol TOP TEN! That's great. *applauds*:)
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 14th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
    Thank you! It was fun to compete, and slightly less insane than last time. :)

    I did like "Grey," and it turns out that the person who told me to skip it... had never actually cracked the book open. His opinion was based on the blurb on the back of the book.

    I suggested he try it, and now he thinks it's hilarious. ;)