Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Super Mario Bros.

I have a confession.

Hi, my name is Rose and I love Super Mario Bros.

There. I said it. It's not even a new version of the game. It's the old-school, blocky, crappy graphics one. I can't stop playing it. So, when I saw this video on YouTube, I laughed my head off. Enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Stuff that's flippin' sweet.

1. This trailer. (I heart Star Trek.)
2. The Ender's Game world and the amazing mind of Orson Scott Card.
3. Facebook. Specifically, hooking up with old friends from the Godfather's Pizza era who know way too many embarassing things about you.

So, what about you? What's flippin' sweet in your world lately?

Monday, June 30, 2008

And now, back to Wake Island.


I think my upcoming trip to Hawaii has inspired me to work more on Wake Island. There are several places I'd like to visit as part of researching both wips, but the place I'm most excited about is the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific (aka Punchbowl). The 98 POWs that remained on Wake Island during the war were eventually executed. Their remains were moved to their final resting place in the Punchbowl.


I know (not personally) of a few guys who were of the 98 and I'd like to pay my respects. I'm sure dad knew them, too. Punchbowl actually used to be an ancient sacrifice site then a firing range during the '30s and eventually became what it is today. Construction for this cemetary began in the late '40s.
I've updated my word count meter and have to say, if you are a friend reading my blog, this is why I've been so quiet (psssst KWC). I have to put my head down and power through until this baby is done. I realized last night I have been working on this since '04, so I say it's time to be done. I've only got one other project (Leaping Place of Souls) going and I refuse to let myself start any more until I'm finished with one of the wips.
I'd like to mention that I've been reading Bill Taylor's RESCUED BY MAO and so far, it is one of the best reads on the subject of what happened to the Wake Island guys. If you are a WWII buff, go buy it. It is one of the best stories of bravery, selflessness and guts out there. Also consider the History Channel production WAKE ISLAND: THE ALAMO OF THE PACIFIC.
Off to work!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

School's out.



Heh heh. I loved The Muppet Show when I was little. This stuff would never fly now.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sort of tagged by Suze.


Well, not really. She doesn't really tag which is good because she's probably way faster than I am and I'd always be it. This here post is really in response to her blog.

Rules of the "tag":

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.

The book? Michael Palin Diaries 1969 - 1979: The Python Years.

The bit from p. 123:

When we arrived there, about thirty people were sitting around tables in a dark basement, drinking.

Slowly but surely, it became obvious that we could not get away without some sort of cabaret. Eric and Terry first took the microphone and, after some opening banter, asked for questions.


I really ought to be writing, but I think I'll go read this book.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Suck it up, Rose.

I just figured out what comes next in the Wake Island wip. But I'm tired. {whine}

If I am serious about finishing this wip by August, I'd better suck it up.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chad Vader



Ha ha ha ha ha!

Neat-o

I discovered while stalling, I mean getting ready to write, that if you do a Google search for hermaphrodite cow I show up #8 in the list. Which I find very exciting for some reason.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ahhhhh.

What a great afternoon.

It started off with a great morning. DH went to the cleaners before I even got out of bed and stopped off for coffee on the way home. Mmmmm. Then, I got to have lunch with a couple of kick-ass chicks, Kathy and kc. 'Cept the Bleu Ribbon Burger is sitting in my gut like an anvil.

I got home just in time to see DH off on his trip and now I'm just hangin' with the girls who are out front and yelling for me to join them. And it is sunny out.

I hope y'all are enjoying your day, too!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Laugh o' the day.


Star Trek and Monty Python? What more could a girl ask for?

Writing...


Yesterday I added a word count do-dad here for Wake Island. I even made tremendous (for me) progress yesterday but I'm not updating the word count on the meter until I catch up to the word count already listed there.