- Thanks again to all the people who read and provided feedback on my middle grade novel. Since Anita missed out on the public recognition last time, I want to thank her for her detailed suggestions on the first three chapters and for pointing out some important things later in the book. I'll get to work on those today. The book should be done* today and I'm sending it to Secret Asian Man tomorrow. Wish me luck.
- Saw District 9 last night. Awesome, if you like that sort of thing. And by "that sort of thing," I mean sci-fi, aliens, and decapitations.
- Just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain** and I'm now out of books. Headed to the library today. Any suggestions? Keep in mind that my local lending library has, like, 200 books, so you might suggest things that are a bit older.
- So I took a swim with my cell phone and ruined it. Dried it out for three days and it still didn't work. Since we don't have a land line, it needed replacing, so I went to the Verizon store and explained my situation and the guy came out with a used phone that he sold to me for sixty bucks. The phone looks like this, except it's covered in scratches and generally looks like it went eight rounds with Tyson. I was disappointed, but then I got home and was complaining to my wife. I was all, "My old phone (meaning the one I had before the wet one) was better than this piece of [excrement]." And then that little light bulb went on over my head as I realized I still had that phone! I'd given it to my daughter to play with. So, found the phone and today I'm taking back the piece of junk and getting my money refunded. And the moral of this story is that I am often stupid.
*it will never actually be done. Even when it's done.
**I liked it. You should read it. There was one part where I almost laughed and cried at the same time.