Sunday, February 14, 2010

He Will Receive Blessing from the Lord and Vindication from God His Savior. (Psalm 24:5)



The smack-middle of February! What a great place to have a holiday, eh? Love love love love... pardon me while I grumble bitterly into my root beer...

Well, at least most normal people seem to enjoy Valentine's Day... in fact, some people propose marriage on this day! Like a certain someone I know... Vye, you sly dog you! Congrats to Vye and Rebekah, who got engaged today. How romantic! Yet another thing I wish I could be (I mean romantic, not engaged)... fine, V&R, rub it in! Cruel!

Actually, this means I can now follow through with the romantic interactions of their characters in my Fantasy novel... I told myself going into this novel that I would not have any bad guys, and I would not put in any romance or relationship stuff at all... it would just be a straight-up action/adventure without any mushy stuff... but I've already added two bad guys to the story - though not an Evil Lord Ruler type. And I was toying with the idea of having Vye's character develop a romantic interest in another character, and thought Rebekah's character would be the logical choice... now it can happen, awkwardness-free!

Harsh Segue! OWWW!!!!

I don't give a crap about the Olympics... I'm sorry....

Another Harsh Segue!!! Please! I'm still stinging from the first one!

Wifey ran a half-marathon today. Yep, she ran a race on Valentine's Day. She had a great run - her best ever, she said. I bought her a new iPod shuffle for VDay. 60 bucks, well spent. It made her happy, that's all that matters. She used it today in her half-marathon. And since her name is Marla and she's a runner, I will now tell people that her name is short for Marlathon. And on days when she runs a half, I will call her Half-Marlathon. Then the world will make sense...

Like this Old Spice commercial...



It's been a while since I posted something from This Is Why You're Fat... most of their entries of late have included bacon... seems to be the ingredient of choice for the anti-slim everywhere. Here's a particularly cool one...


Turtleburgers: A ground beef patty, topped with cheddar cheese, wrapped in a bacon weave, with hot dog segments for the appendages. If that isn't the coolest thing I've seen all month... I would eat all three of those right now, if I could...

But I can't! So instead, I am eating up Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson. Great tale, really top notch. I'll definitely write a review of it when I finish it this week or so... I don't want to rush it... some books you need to savor! I also added The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss) back to my Shelfari gadget over there on the right margin... it's been about a year since I first read it, and I want to read it again! Besides, I expect an announcement any time now for the release date of the next book in the series, The Wise Man's Fear. He submitted the manuscript a few months back now... hopefully it will be released before summer.

Otherwise, I will be releasing a lot of wind, in protest....

Actually, I'm sure I'll be releasing a lot of wind regardless... sadly, it's what I do. Hey, we all need hobbies...

:O AAAAAAAA!!! I'm turning 40 this year!

Sorry... that realization sneaks up on me more and more frequently lately. I think it just likes to see me jump....


And with that, ladies and gentlemen, I am done. Congrats once again to two of my favorite people - Vye and Rebekah. May you live happily ever after. By the way, don't ask me for marriage advice! :X

(Psst! Hey, Vye... Joseph is going to be an awesome brother-in-law... you can quote me on that!)

Dave

8 comments:

Avari said...

Dave! How funny you were going to do that with your novel. I would be interested in reading what you would write about that lol. Isn't this insanely crazy? Ahhhh!

Did you have a good Valentine's Day?

I like your picture at the top. It looks kinda sad.

logankstewart said...

I love Old Spice commercials. There's one where Bruce Campbell does a version of "Hungry Like the Wolf." Classic.

Yeah, it's about time for me to re-re-read Name of the Wind again, too. Yay Rothfuss!

Crystal said...

That poor box in the top pic! Maybe he's sad because it's raining and he's going to get soggy.

Congrats to your wife on running a half-marathon. I wanna run in race one of these days.

Ummm... those high protein, high fat turtles look tasty. But I can feel my arteries clogging just by looking at the pic.

That poor nun!!! Hehehe!

Rebekah said...

Thanks for the mention Dave!

I know it was previous, but your stats are pretty crazy. Well, I know I enjoy your writing.

Joseph said...

lol, thanks for the plug, Dave :)

Dang, those Turtleburgers look delicious.

Vye said...

Interesting thoughts on the book. I'm still chomping at the bit to read it or any new samples you have. :)

That Old Spice commercial was entertaining.

Those turleburgers X_X

Thanks for the face time on your blog. I agree with you: Joe will be a good brother-in-law. Consider yourself quoted.

Have a good week. Talk to you soon.

Abbie said...

Yay Rebekah and Vye! lol, you seriously were going to include something similar in your novel? thats awesome :D
I like that opening picture... very cool actually. Those turtle burger things look good but i'd cut off the appendages 'cause i wouldn't want to eat something looking like a turtle! thats mean...

Kristopher A. Denby said...

Man, I can't wait for Wise Man's Fear! I'd put aside all of the waiting, dusty volumes in my ever-increasing stack of books-to-read for this one sequel!