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« Reply #465 on: June 27, 2008, 07:40:45 AM »

Good luck afro

I've taken the day off to take my wife to lunch at a posh restaurant. It's her birthday today, so the diet's going out of the window and damn the expense smiley
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« Reply #466 on: June 27, 2008, 08:54:11 AM »

Just been down the pub saying goodbye to a couple of fellows who are retiring today. Time marches on, eh?
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« Reply #467 on: June 27, 2008, 12:51:55 PM »

Good luck afro

I've taken the day off to take my wife to lunch at a posh restaurant. It's her birthday today, so the diet's going out of the window and damn the expense smiley

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« Reply #468 on: June 29, 2008, 04:16:47 PM »

It's been another good weekend smiley

Had a nice meal on Friday, as planned, and my wife cried when she saw the dozen red roses I'd arranged for them to have on the table ready for her. Friday evening we ditched both kids at Cub camp for the weekend, returned to an empty house to veg out for the night.

On saturday, one of my wife's friends took her to London to watch Lloyd Webber's show, Joseph, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Meanwhile I got in some valuable writing time with a few bottles of beer and a Chinese takeaway (which involved a stand up argument with a copper because I'd allegedly gone down a road I wasn't allowed to go down in the car rolleyes Gave him a gobful of home truths and sent him on his way with his tail between his legs grin ).

Today we spent the morning vegging out, and then had a sunday roast at a local farm shop/restaurant before heading off to pick up the little darlings. I cooked steak with all the trimmings for tea (that's British for 'dinner'). Watched Doctor Who with the sproglings and here we are again. Sunday night. Wishing the working week was shorter and the weekends longer smiley
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« Reply #469 on: June 29, 2008, 07:57:07 PM »

Hey all! Poking my head in for a bit. Just got back from vacation and it looks like I'll be gone again for awhile because I've decided to move. It's crazy and impulsive, but what the hell? You only live once, right? I'm just not looking forward to another twenty hours in the car!
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« Reply #470 on: June 29, 2008, 10:47:17 PM »

Neat. Are you moving across the country or just between houses?
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« Reply #471 on: June 30, 2008, 03:33:56 AM »

Nice to see you stopping by, Angela. I hope you had a good holiday smiley Twenty hours in a car puts you a thousand miles away scratch The place you're moving house to wouldn't happen to be the place where you went on holiday, would it?

You're right, though - you only live once, and all that holds us back half the time is a phobic fear of change. Good luck smiley
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« Reply #472 on: June 30, 2008, 09:58:36 AM »

Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm moving from Texas to Arizona. And, yes, it was where I went on vacation! The trip's just a little over a thousand miles. It's a pretty big change for me, seeing as how I've lived in Texas all my life. I'm (usually) a creature of habit.  grin
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« Reply #473 on: June 30, 2008, 12:02:09 PM »

That sounds like fun! I moved from CT to the midwest, and it's been a wild ride!  grin
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« Reply #474 on: June 30, 2008, 03:39:31 PM »

Good luck with your move, Angela. I know of a couple of good writers who live in Arizona. It is tempting me...
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« Reply #475 on: June 30, 2008, 04:24:47 PM »

I visited Arizona (OMG) sixteen years ago and was amazed by how verdant it was - I was expecting landscapes out of a  Roadrunner cartoon. Apparently half of it is like that, but the other half is lush with plantlife. We stayed in Flagstaff for a couple of nights before moving on, and were kept up by freight trains running through all night blaring their horns.
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« Reply #476 on: July 01, 2008, 06:19:08 AM »

Ah, back from the netherworld and feeling human again -- I had to scramble to get that Terrifying Toys story finished, but after I sent it in, my friend emailed me his feedback, suggesting I cut about 500 words and flesh out the truly interesting part of the story.

Oh well. So maybe I can fix it up when it loses the contest and submit it somewhere.

One thing: I sent the story to AlienSkin as an rtf doc -- does that not preserve the italics? My friend says it didn't. Oops -- the story is hard to follow if you can't see that the toy's dialogue is italicized?

And ... did I really miss two whole flash cycles? Good grief!

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« Reply #477 on: July 01, 2008, 12:06:11 PM »

Thanks guys. Looking forward to the adventure.

Ed, I thought the same thing the first time I visited Arizona! Here's a picture of the area I'll be living in. It's much more beautiful in person. Besides, photography has never been my fortay!  grin

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« Reply #478 on: July 01, 2008, 02:24:24 PM »

Welcome back bint,

I was hoping to see the final draft of your terrifying toys story. I liked it. I tried coming up with something for the contest but can't seem to fit everything they want into the required word count. Good luck with your entry. Why did you have to scramble - isnt' the deadline July 30th?

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« Reply #479 on: July 01, 2008, 03:18:51 PM »

I was beginning to think you must be off on your hols, Bint.  afro

Re the italics, I'm pretty sure .rtf preserves them. You might lose them in .txt files, though. Like Elay, I thought the deadline for terrifying toys was the end of July rather than the end of June. Good luck with your subs smiley

Angela - that bit looks pretty dry, so I take it it's down south? scratch
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