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Stories are never short.

Still working on that short story Aggie challenged us to a while back.

Feh.  Some short story.  Upwards of 15,000 words and 80 pages. Hoping to wrap that up soon.

There’s a teensy hitch however.  I noticed that the donor bone location for the neck fusion had a wee bit of… black.  Started messing with it and got black, red, and yellow ooze.  So, now I’ve had a nose swab, blood work, urine test, and tomorrow I go back for maybe a CT scan and a IV lock.  If I’m lucky I’ll get to do my own IV antibiotics for the next two weeks.

So it would explain why I’ve been so punked for weeks on end.   Joyjoyjoyjoyjoy.

On the good side the surgeon who did my neck was tickled with the improved arm strength.


Go check out Damon Darlin’s article at NYT.  Sausage wrapped in a webbing of bacon and then smoked.  5000 calories and 500g of fat.  Makes me want it all the more, it does.


It isn’t news but I’m still steaming about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the most humiliating SCOTUS member of my life to date.  She took that honor from O’Connor with her little remark:

I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. – SCOTUS’ Ruth Bader Ginsberg

At first when I heard that I thought it was a cruel joke.  Nuh-uh.

Seriously?  She has never read the Constitution?  You would think that ours wasn’t an attempt at those very things.  We’re a very young country as those things go and yet we’ve got a pretty darned old Constitution.  It allows for change but not frivolously so.  It isn’t meant to be a living document and it is meant to give the most freedoms possible.
Someone, please tell me why a Supreme Court Justice is someone who is misrepresenting us in other countries, in particular one with a really frickin’ shitty human rights record.  She’s a member of the highest court in the US, not a friggin’ liberal.   Ok, that didn’t come out right.  She’s not supposed to represent us in a lib capacity.

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Mixup Sunday

Installment #2 of the short story will be put up tonight.  So sorry folks, life keeps getting in the way of my thought processes.

For those of you who have an iPad and are sick and tired of Apple’s vision of how to be total @$$h*le$ with regards to interfacing with the rest of the world, you can try out an online service called OnLive.  I could spend a crapload of time trying to explain it or I could just post a link here.


The news article kind of focused on the wrong thing here.  A man was gored in Madrid.  That’s nice.  He was gored by a bull whose horns were intentionally loaded with wax and set on fire.  I am NOT a PETA freak.  I eat animals every single day and will never stop.  Even though I haven’t been in years I consider myself a hunter.  But focusing on the runner instead of the idiots who purposely gave a poor animal pure terror?  Come on, that’s criminal.

Torres said the bull charged the man, gored him and then stamped on his head, causing him “irreversible injuries.” He said he had offered his condolences to the man’s family, but would not cancel similar events scheduled for early Sunday.

“Although ours is a small town, many people from outside come to visit our feast dedicated to Saint Anton,” Torres said, adding that black bows had been tied to town hall flags as a mark of respect and mourning.


Apparently no understanding is given to a mother who authorized her son to get a tattoo memorializing his dead olver brother.  Arrest and bonding make more sense.

“Unfortunately, the mother has elected not to cooperate with the police any further in this investigation,” Wilkie said. “The tragedy of this is that the child’s tattoos are some sort of memorial to a sibling who was lost in a car accident a few years ago. I understand from the investigators that there are several memorial to the deceased child in the apartment where they live. It may be that professional or religious counseling for their/her grief would be more  helpful than anything.”

Why should the mother co-operate with officials who arrested her for something like this?  I don’t normally feel this way about police but bitez mon crank.  Since when do citizens need their police officers to suggest what we need for our grief process.


When is an owl swooping down to nab a rat-analogue news?  When the rat-analogue is saved by a real dog.

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A few days ago, LC Aggie Sith ordered her readers to come up with a short story.

I responded to the challenge but asked that she choose the genre in which to pitch my tent.  She lobbed a softball back at me:  old fashioned science fiction.

This was a blessing in disguise as I have had a monkey on my back for years and years, a story about teleportation.

Yes, it has been done before, more times than one can count, but I’d like to think this one is different.

Monday was the impossibly fast and cruel deadline.  I have only 3100 words or so and this will require 8000-10,000 words to finish it up.  Look for it on Wednesday.

I hope you are satisfied O’ Cruel Muse of the Sith.

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