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Here I am again, awake at an ungodly early hour on the weekend. Typical.

Watched Bubba Ho-Tep yesterday. Matthew and I are of the opinion that it sprang into existence from an unnatural union of alcohol, a brain storm session with Bruce Campbell cracking everyone up with his "aged Elvis" impression, and someone saying "Wouldn't it be funny if . . .?"

It was fun and quirky, but I feel no need to see it again.

Writing Stuff:

1.4K on the "Island Love Story." It's officially a novelette now. I decided to go with my original concept. I'm heading into the homestretch. There's a flashback in it. Usually I try to avoid flashbacks, but this one seems unavoidable. Eek.

Going to brew some tea, curl up with my laptop, and see if I can't finish this over the weekend.
I'm feeling:
awake awake
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On July 3rd, 2004 06:07 am (UTC), davidbain commented:
"Bubba Ho Tep" is an old Joe Landsdale story. Go Joe!
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On July 4th, 2004 05:07 am (UTC), eugie replied:
I stand (sit) corrected! Err, are you sure there wasn't alcohol involved?
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On July 4th, 2004 05:09 am (UTC), eugie replied:
I'm actually intrigued enough to seek out the short story. While I was watching it, the thought popped up that this felt like material coming from a short . . .

Plus the idea of an "Elvis Lives" anthology makes me grin.
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On July 3rd, 2004 10:37 am (UTC), reudaly commented:
I know Joe - though I haven't been able to get my copy yet, I feel deprived - and Joe is one weirdly wired dude. His brain is just in that overly caffienated, alcoholed, weird place.

I love him!
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On July 4th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Perpetually caffinated and sozzled. What a lucky, lucky writer!
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On July 4th, 2004 05:36 am (UTC), reudaly replied:
Yes. He is. He's also the kind of writer you can go up to and say "Your books warped my brain!" and he'll pretty much buy you a drink.

I impressed a couple of my writer friends when I first started out in the convention circuit by holding my own in a conversation with Joe and a couple of other equally weird guys. Or was it frightened?
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On July 3rd, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC), fahkingnut commented:
Being a son of Memphis and a fan of Bruce Campbell, I absolutely loved it!!! You do have to wonder if Joe didn't play like Mad-Libs with a d20 and an issue of Time magazine as the source.

Love & Hugs,
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On July 3rd, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC), ex_angeldove677 commented:
I have one of those weekend sometime too. Try drinking "camomile tea" at night. And perhaps add a "melatonin" to it (you can buy them in pills at a drugstore)...then see if that works. Gosh, I hope you get some sleep sometime...
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