Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
Eugie Foster

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Comcast's unreliability is really ticking me off. Our cable modem, which we pay a criminally high monthly fee for, is running at the ever-so-impressive speed of dial-up. Time to get out the tar and feathers!

In my never-ending search for whimsy, I came across a product that made me pause and blink. It's Pawlish, nail polish for pets. Yep, you can paint your pet's nails red, purple, and blue. The website declares that "Mom can use Pawlish too! Fido will love having the same color nails!"

At first, I thought: "This is incontrovertible proof that the devil walks among us." And then I scrolled down the page and found a testimonial from a pet owner, and not just any pet, but a skunk owner. And there were pictures of the skunk (let me emphasize these are not pictures of Hobkin) wearing Pawlish. To my growing horror, I found myself going "Awww! Doesn't she look precious with her nails all blue?" and speculating whether they had any plans for a goth color line. That's when I realized that the devil is sneaky and sly with his seductive guile and temptation.

Fortunately, Hobkin would never stand for the indignity of having his nails done. If I so much as came near him with a bottle of Pawlish, there would be blood. Alas, just when I thought my immortal soul was saved, I remembered what we did to him three years ago. Yup, going to hell in a handbasket.

Warning: There is some nudity on the voting pages. Not safe for work or kiddies!


Writing Stuff

Received my replacement check from 9 (after a Greek bank strike caused the original to get returned) for their translation of "The Adventures of Manny the Mailmobile." Grumph. They didn't include the fee my bank tacked on for a returned check to their payment. Leaves me a having to eat it. Feh. But at least I got paid. And I'll forgive them if they buy more of my stories . . .

New Words: 600ish on "The Better To . . ."
Bridging scene written, and I'm at zero draft. Huzzah! It clocks in at around 7.2K. In my relief to have it done done done, I immediately foisted it upon fosteronfilm to first reader. He, being the supportive hubby that he is, read and critiqued it while I was sleeping and I woke up to a page and a half of suggestions that I need to ponder. Urg. But in a good way. So yeah, I think it's likely that I'll get this up at Critters next week.

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