Thursday, June 01, 2006

Surreys and Death, among other things...

So as promised on Tuesday, here we all are in our cornball surrey on the boardwalk in Ocean City -- unfortunately Eric's girlfriend Carolyn is not in the pic as she was the photographer...the photo we got the unsuspecting tourist to take was horrible and completely cut off Carolyn's head so I couldn't post it. Notice the only one smiling is Julie, because she is driving and well, she's a maniac and the rest of us were hanging on for dear life. Nah, in all fairness, it was a lot of fun because as you can see by her determined expression, it was her goal to run as many yuppies over as possible within an hour's time -- she got extra points if she hit power walkers wearing big-ass iPod headphones ignorantlly and obliviously blocking the specified surrey lane on said boardwalk. I mean, come on. It's not rocket science. There are three clearly drawn lanes in each direction on the boardwalk. Bicycles on the left, surreys in the middle, pedestrians, who have the widest lane, on the right. But no, we have our power walkers who not only choose the surrey lane but walk in pairs so you can't even pass them without getting hit head-on by some lunatic in the bike lane going in the opposite direction who thinks he's Lance Armstrong.

Enough of that. Let's talk about music. In stalking my son on Google, I found Mike Keneally's forum board. Look at all the mentions of Eric! And in case you don't know who Mike Keneally is, here's his website. So to say this is cool is putting it mildly.

Hey, did you know DC Comics has decided to make Batwoman a lesbian? Read all about it here. Good for them. Up yours, conservative Bush asswipes!

And also as promised -- or should I say threatened -- here I am in my official Neil Gaiman Death t-shirt. And yes I know -- I have very cool refrigerator magnets and the reason I'm wearing sunglasses is that we'd just come in from walking the dog and I made Julie snap the photo before she left for class and there wasn't time to think properly...she was rushing me cos' she was late. I really am the least photogenic person I know, but wtf, the t-shirt looks good, anyway.

Oh okay. I always wear dark glasses. Just call me Blind Lemon Jello.

And yeah, I'm still sitting on some writing news but I haven't been given the official okay to say anything yet so maybe tomorrow? Oh well. Speaking of writing, today I hope to get another chapter or two done though the noise level from the construction next door seems to be getting worse and I didn't think that was possible. If it's not ninety degrees again today, I'll probably take the dog to the park with my journal and pen. Eric and Julie are doing intense rehearsing for their upcoming tour with Adrian Belew and then Eric will probably take off to hang out with friends; Julie and Matt are going to see Radiohead at the Tower if nothing else, maybe I can adjust my body clock and do some serious writing tonight. I'm starting to have painful nightmares over how long it's taking me to finish editing/writing this novel and self-destructive is just not my style!



Susan Henderson said...

Great photos, and that's awesome about Batwoman!

You're doing just fine on your novel. Clear two hours to write and it'll happen.

Myfanwy Collins said...

Love these photos Robin! WHAT IS YOUR NEWS??!?!?!

RobinSlick said...

Thanks, Sue. And I'm trying but I can't force it. It's so noisy in here I'm in tears and I'm almost afraid to go out because I swear, I expect heavy machinery to come crashing through my wall any minute from next door.

Myf, my news is the same as yours...I'm just waiting for permission to link and announce. Now in other news, the sequel to Three Days should be out probably any day because it was ready in time for RT which I unfortunately could not attend last week and I just got an email from the publisher that things are moving. I haven't sent my alleged memoir out yet because I'm still not happy with it and I'm still working out its many kinks...which would be a hell of a lot easier if I had somewhere quiet to work.

Sigh...not a good day here. I need to find a way to cheer up somehow.

David Niall Wilson said...

Ah Robin...go Google Neil and look at pictures...while wearing heavy ear-protection. When in the Navy we used to wear those big Mickey Mouse ears all the time if the noise from machinery grew to be too much...good luck with revisions...great pics...great news in that interview with Adrian the other day...

And just because Myfanwy knows the news doesn't mean the REST of us wouldn't like to know (lol)


peanut and planet said...

hey, pay no mind to the new username thing. this is jessica.

i mentioned surreys to my lovely boyfriend who is from south jersey and he went off on a 10 minute rant. that said, i applaud the running over of people in the wrong lanes. i like "accidently" stiff shouldering upenn football players who are walking six abroad on spruce. they are so pleasantly surprised when the little chick blocks her way through.

i want to know news as well. impatient. very, very impatient.