Thursday, March 09, 2006

Robin Slick and Neil Gaiman - together again at last

Ha ha - so here is our official portrait. I can thank David Niall Wilson for his photoshop skills and the fact that despite being a brilliant, respected writer, he has a nine to five job working for the government and therefore has plenty of time on his hands during the day.

Here we are taking a stroll on the beach. Neil is obviously cold blooded (he's really bundled up, isn't he?) while I on the other hand am always hot... it just me or does Neil have three arms? Woo hoo - I like those possibilities.

Actually, in case you are reading this blog today for the first time, you need to know that I have a running joke here that I'm in lust with Neil Gaiman and in the comments section of yesterday's blog post, David Niall Wilson and I giggled back and forth about the various uses of photoshop after he presented me with a photo of yours truly and the evil, ugly Kenny Chesney. David was then kind enough to make it up to me by sending me Neil and Robin photos.

And the reason I'm messing around here now is that I really needed a laugh. I know I have a very cool, interesting life but every once in a while, reality rears its head and my said life is far from perfect so I figured I'd use this forum to let off a little steam by having some fun with these pics.

Oh crap, here's Neil with my decapitated head in his backpack as a result of spending a couple of hours listening to me babble non-stop during our walk.

Oh nooo...I bet he's going to bury it in the snow among all those trees where no one will ever find me.

And to think - a mere few hours ago we were out frolicking in the sunshine.

Sigh...I'll never learn to shut up, will I.

Neil, you could have just stuck a gag in my mouth. (Oh right, I might have liked that.)

Anyway, as you can tell, my legs and torso made it home okay, but did you ever try and get dressed while missing your head? I'm guessing a turtleneck sweater is out of the question today.

Oh well. I'll be back. I'm going out in search of a new brain -- I'm thinking I'll take Lorrie Moore's -- and for a head...hmmm...Catherine Zeta Jones? Catherine is gonna be pissed as hell to find herself stuck with my out of shape body, but trust me, Lorrie Moore will bitch slap her if she puts up a fuss.


Ack, in reality it's back to writing/revising my new novel and struggling with self-doubt.

The usual.



Myfanwy Collins said...

oooooh!!! I love, love, love these photos! ha! My favorite is the two of you on the beach.

David Niall Wilson said...

I can't believe you didn't post the Kenny Chesney photo...being in his fan club, and all. Won't they take away your tractor privileges? (heh). Seriously, though, I did those at lunch time...and what's wrong with Neil having 3 arms?

Have fun with the novel. I have one of my own to finish, and it's recalcitrant.


David Niall Wilson said...

Oh, and in case you wonder (lol) The lady in the photo with me is NOT a photoshop construct, she really loves me (wink).


Ellen said...

OMG! Those pictures are HILARIOUS! And I agree with Myf--the one on the beach ROCKS.


Susan Henderson said...

Ha! These gave me a big smile.

David Niall Wilson said... more...because it had to be done...



Ms. Lori said...

My vote goes to the "disembodied head in backpack" one. LOL!

Susan Henderson said...

Sigh. Robin won't post today because she doesn't want the Neil Gaiman picture to move any lower on her blog....

David Niall Wilson said...

(lmao) She could just RE-post the pics...or better yet, use one of them as her blog pic...


katrina said...

I am HOWLING with laughter. You've brought tears to my eyes, you funny woman you!!!!


RobinSlick said...

Ha ha, you guys are all as crazy as I am.

That makes me happy beyond belief.

Look at this, I work on my novel for one day and I get accused of deliberately leaving up those pics.

Naturally, you are correct. I giggle every time I look at them and I really do need a reason to laugh right now.

But I did spend the day upstairs writing. I have far too much fun with all of you during the day on line and the temptation to email back and forth is just too great. I'm back to writing in longhand.

Well, at least today, anyway.

Susan Henderson said...

He is some kind of beautiful, isn't he?

Okay, I'm off to get something done. David took the kids to Chinese school and I get to stay home as a treat. Must. Not. Waste. My. Free. Time. On. The. Computer.

Stephanie said...

I'm with Lori -- love the one of the head.

kathryn said...

Oh you tease - I believed you! I thought knowing Robin - she's done it! *sigh* One day...