Saturday, September 16, 2006

Paging Graham Powell, Paging Graham Powell...

How do you get in touch with someone when their email keeps bouncing back? The charming Mr. Powell did ask about being notified when the new Spinetingler appeared. Alas, his virtual bouncers seem to think I’m trouble.

I suppose they wouldn’t be the first.

So, Graham, I tried. ☹ Sorry. Perhaps I’ll try pigeons. Morse code? Or smoke signals. Could be a little tricky and no doubt I’ll regret that Spinetingler has such a long name.

Anyway, as I mentioned, the new Spinetingler is up. And not just the new Spinetingler, but the all new Spinetingler, which contains the missing review. I felt so bad, we plugged it on the home page.

And here it is, for those who downloaded already: Stephen Blackmoore reviews Stuart MacBride’s Dying Light. The new, improved version of this issue. Vastly superior. Yes, we knew you were anticipating this review so much, we had to make you wait. Make you grovel, protest...

But really, I screwed up. I think on a purely subconscious level, I might have missed it because Stuart was so insidious, he’s everywhere in this issue. Damn! I counted four distinct places he was mentioned in this issue.

Must be part of his evil plan to rule the world.

Although I must admit, I liked the chubby-cheeked MacBride reference best. ☺

Kevin passed another course, btw. This is one he took a few months ago. He just got the certificate and marks back. Another 94%. He’s pleased.

And he’s off again, on another course. What will I be doing? Well, some Scottish author was on a radio program yesterday. I might listen again while I’m finishing the press kits for Killer Year.

I received a copy of Bill’s book and am anxious to read it. I’ve promised to have it done by B’con.

I’d rake leaves but with all the rain, I doubt I’ll get out there.

In fact, this whole Mother Nature doing whatever she wants thing is getting old. I need to get some yard work done before it snows. My dogs don’t like the rain and it makes it hard for me to do what needs to be done around here.
What else is new?

The charming Betty, someone I knew online and met in person at Harrogate, sent me the Dr. Phil test. How did I do?

Dr. Phil test: 47

Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical and always interesting; someone who’s constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.

No snickering.

And on that note, I bring you this, which is in direct contradiction of the ‘kind, considerate’ assertion. Something for those who like to laugh at others. I know. I’m cruel. And I’m also not responsible for the title on it, but the guy is sort of funny to watch.

If I was the person there and it was a snake or a big spider, I’d be out of there.


Anonymous said...

So here's my problem with weather dude-judging by the map behind him, he lives in Florida. How has he not had to deal with cockroaches before?!

Sandra Ruttan said...

LOL Norby! I don't know!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

"The sun will come out tomorrow" *she ducks* ...LOL! Have a great weekend!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Bonnie, I hope you're right! You have a great weekend too.