Ah Gentle Reader, looking at the following list I realized it’s all podcasts, food, and exercise. Addiction meets passion meets necessity ~ my life in a nutshell.
- Tea & Jeopardy Podcast ~ It’s such a fun podcast, I’ve been basically mainlining all the back eps. I suggest starting with the first episode and working your way through, because there is a baby of story arc from one to the next relating to the jeopardy part.
- Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Krispie Treats ~ OK, they aren’t that great, but I coat them in powdered cinnamon and they are much better, especially with a big mug of tea.
- Forrest Yoga ~ I’ve just started a weekly class, this technique is new to me, but so far I’m enjoying it.
- Galactic Suburbia‘s Hugo wrap episode ~ I love these ladies. It’s fun to get an Australian feminist perspective from women with a range of professional relationships to fandom. I make a brief (if inaccurate) appearance in this particular episode, but I was more taken with hearing about how different their experience of this convention was from my own. It was if we attended entirely different events.
- Heirloom tomatoes ~ We here in California are DESPERATE for rain, but one of the results of all this heat is that tomato and avocado season seems to be going forever this year. Two of my favorite things in the world, nom nom.
- After the Jump ~ This podcast isn’t SF/F, it isn’t comedy, and it isn’t something you would ordinarily associate with me. BUT I think every single woman who runs her own business, particularly if it is art related, should be listening to it. No. Really.
- My new steppy steppy ~ So I bought this Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper for various reasons, most of which I’ll get into over on Retro Rack. Suffice it to say here that I’m genuinely lazy about exercise, frankly I just hate it. I know I should get over that but I go for work arounds. In the past I’ve found that a treadmill works well for me, because I just turn on the TV and walk (and for physical reasons it has to be low impact). But our apartment is tiny (like NYC tiny), in an old Victorian 3 stories up, so no possibel treadmill (not even the folding ones). This steppy steppy is the perfect solution. So far, I’m loving it. In fact, I am on it right now.
BOOK DE JOUR
- Tired of the hero’s journey?
- Frustrated that funny, romantic, and comforting stories aren’t taken seriously?
- Sad that the books and movies you love never seem to be critically acclaimed, even when they sell like crazy?
The Heroine’s Journey is here to help.
Multiple New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a clear concise analysis of the heroine’s journey, how it differs from the hero’s journey, and how you can use it to improve your writing and your life.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|1850s The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|weirdvintage-tumblr These Tekonsha, Michigan farm boys presumably raided
their mothers’ and sisters’ closets for this portrait, c. 1870s (via)
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The peephole parasol and the anti-garotting cravat … gadgets that never caught on
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
This Flowchart Explains The Severity of Different Types of Plagiarism
I have had a major revelation about the very end of the Finishing School series which is likely to result some fun side character short stories in the distant future, and perhaps even a spin off novel or two. Notes, outlines, thoughts, distractions, excitement!
Quote of the Day:
“He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg.”
~ P.G. WodehouseGail Carriger Recommends, Important For Authors