Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday This n That

I'm working through some shit right now, as you may have noticed from my Wanda Whiner posts or lack of posts altogether.  (Although I did better posting stuff at Outside the Box this week, so I've got that going for me.)  It's not personal stuff.  Personal stuff is awesome.  Work stuff blows.  And I'm back around to wondering why the hell I'm subjecting myself to this.  Don't worry.  This, too, shall pass. 

News stuff, too, is depressing the hell out of me.  Which is why I go fishing.

One easy way to tell a spotted bass from a largemouth bass is to feel their tongues.  Spotted bass have rough tongues.  Largemouth bass have smooth tongues.  (Or so I read somewhere.  I have no personal experience with largemouth tongues yet.  Next one I catch, I'll feel its tongue, though, so I know for sure if that's right.  It's correct with the spotted.)

Yesterday, I saw an osprey.

Someone ran over a pygmy rattlesnake about 100 feet from the house.  Yay!  Well, yay for the squishing - those things are nasty - but boo for the proximity to my home. 

Today is release day for my good friend, Silver James' novella Blood & Fire in the Kindle World of Paige Tyler's Dallas Fire & Rescue.  It's with her wolf shifters, so yay!  And it's only $1.99 right now.  I one-clicked a copy this morning.  Can't wait to read it.

Sometimes my fingers insert one homophone for another without consulting my brain.  I do know the difference between 'no' and 'know', and the 'they're there their' trio, and 'your, you're, yore', but my fingers aren't always certain.  If I slip up and use one where it doesn't belong, feel free to laugh at my fingers.  Maybe the shame will teach them to pay better attention.  ;o)

Okay, that's quite enough out of me this morning.  Anything in your 'this n that' basket today?


  1. Thanks for the shout out, B.E.! Ospreys are cool to watch and I never really fished for bass so you can't prove the difference by me.

    If you need to whine, rant, blow, scream, brood, or otherwise emote, you know where I am. Been there, done that--still do occasionally--and it's always nice to have a friend along to call "Shotgun!" :)

    I'm about to top off the word count on the next deadline. Then I have a quick proposal to write 3 chapters for by Nov. 1, then NANO and finishing up my Nov. 15th deadline on RDR#6. Fun times! Since I haven't written a word today, I need to get some in before my turn at the FB release party this afternoon at 4:00 our time. :) That's my this.

  2. Hugs on the work stuff. It can get depressing, I know.

    Yay for the osprey! How cool! Um, I'm soooo not into feeling a fish's tongue. But it ought to make a fun plot bunny. :-)

    I'm shocked - I wrote 6 pages tonight, 2300 words. I never get that many down in one session. Woohoo!