Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The "Mostly" Full-Color Diner Cover
Last time I posted a link to the cover of Coach's Midnight Diner
#2 the main illustration was only in black and white. Not so any longer.Check out
the amazing. (A few details to still be filled in, but still ... wow!)
Labels: Coach's Midnight Diner
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Diner #2: Order's Up!
Coach Culbertson has posted the author list
and story order for Issue #2 of Coach's Midnight Diner
. My story, "Hinky Jenks," appears fourth.Pre-Order
Labels: Coach's Midnight Diner, In Print, Writing
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Honorable Scientist
Earlier this week Phil took an honorable mention for his project in his school's science fair. His experiment investigated if a light bulb painted black would get hotter than a standard light bulb. We set up the bulb
inside a styrofoam ice chest, poked a digital meat thermometer through the side, flipped a switch
connected to a couple 6-volt batteries, and voila!
, yes it does.
Phil's project was kept on display
in the school's library this week along with all the other winners.Judge's comment
.Phil and his award
Labels: Philpix, Science, Third Grade
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Midnight Diner: Free Cover
Coach Culbertson has put a draft of the Issue #2 cover up on the "in progress" Midnight Diner
site. Putting the "we so" in awesome there.
My short story "Hinky Jenks" is slated to appear in the second anthology. Start saving your pre-order money.
(If you've already got the Andy Jackson, but don't have Ish the First
(my short "In R'lyeh, Jesus Walks" took an Author Choice award), it's only a Hamilton away...buy two.)
Labels: Coach's Midnight Diner
Hunting Hula Hoops
It appears there's a hula hoop season here in Dallas, and it doesn't start for two more weeks. Dollar General: Out of stock for two weeks. Target: Out of stock for two weeks. Walmart: "We usually have them, but we're out now. Check back in a couple weeks."
The Mattel store that was open in Richardson end of last year is closed. Ditto Plano's Toys R Us.
Fortunately the U.S. Toys store in Plano has them and let me poach a couple out of season. Shhhhhh.
And why do I need the hoops of hulage? Venn diagrams, baby! Venn diagrams.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Top Half Million
The Team Spike
Facebook flair is up to 54 users as of this morning. 5200% growth for the week. And a new stat showed up, Overall Rank.
That rank? 493,891.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Fun with Flair
Over the Christmas break I finally spent some time on Facebook
, updating my status every day or two, chatting occasionally with friends (though we usually switched over to GMail chat), and messing about with flair (little buttons with fun sayings and/or pictures). Even made some of my own flair. So far the most popular is Team Spike
(I made "Team" flair for all the major Buffy the Vampire Slayer vampires -- including the short-lived Vamp Willow -- to go old-school on all the Twilight
Right now I'm without Photoshop on the MacBook, so I grabbed pix off Google Images
and manipulated them using FotoFlexor
online before uploading them Facebook.
Thus far I've made seven pieces to "express myself" -- far short of the requisite 37 pieces, though I do have another 27 pieces on my profile page. (Only four more and Stan
, the Chotchkie's manager, will quit nag-nag-naggin me...)
Labels: Facebook, Flair