My posts have been full of gloom and grump of late, so I wanted to make a post of airy lightness and fluffy skunks. And then my network card belly-uped, so I can no longer access the Internet on the computer upstairs, Hobkin sicked up his lunch, and HP still hasn't shipped back my laptop.
*gurgle* Calmblueocean. Calmblueocean!
I could really use some humor. Fortunately, my flist/reading list is chock full of excellent writers, Hobkin, though ill is still undeniably cute, and the AP occasionally throws me a bone.
The bone(r): Dick Cheney Shoots Fellow Hunter. Yup. Our country's esteemed VP went quail shooting and shot a lawyer. Nope, it's not an Onion article. This is legit.
Okay, that giggle fix was unmitigated schadenfreude. Bad me. (*snerk*) For something completely different (and wholesome), skunk pictures:
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This is the sight that often greets me when I wake up in the morning.
And as a continuation of this positive post (brought to you by the letter "G" and the number Pi), I discovered that Jason Sizemore nominated "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me" for the Southeast Science Fiction Awards (SESFA) 2005 Best Short Fiction category.
Okay, back to my regularly scheduled grousing . . .
"how often do you sneak a skunk or two into your writing?"
Undoubtedly far more often than I ought to! To date, Hobkin's been the direction inspiration for around half a dozen stories, and the indirect cause of quite a few more. The fuzzwit's got character!
Good luck with the nomination for your story. And thanks for the reference to the Cheney fiasco. How could it have been an accident if the man walked up behind him?? Now what does our "esteemed" VP have against the Texas head of funeral parlors?
Our country's esteemed VP went quail shooting and shot a lawyer.</a>
So Dick sprayed a lawyer...with pellets.
I feel sorry for the lawyer, and Dick probably feels like crap over it, but...
Why do I get this feeling that jibJab's preparing a cartoon over this as we speak?
And Hobkin has personality to spare. He could be a movie star.