random, end of the week stuff

March 22, 2013

Some bullet points for a lazy blogging Friday:

  • Women are people.  Apparently, this still needs to be said.
  • Four days until Kitty Rocks the House is out!
  • And after that, I’ll show you the cover for Kitty in the Underworld.
  • Re: Justified.  I believe Harlan County has now surpassed Cabot Cove as the most dangerous place, per capita, in the fictional world.
  • After reading a huge number of books/stories in Dec.-Jan.-Feb., I seem to have hit a slump.  I’ve got plenty to read, it’s just that I’m not in the mood for any of it.  Going to try to fix that.
  • There’s nothing quite as satisfying as finding the thing that’s been stinking up the fridge.  It was chicken in a tupperware container.  It’s gone now.
  • Progress on the gown:  skirt and bodice are constructed.  Next up:  sleeves.
  • Me, I love spring snows.  They’re wet and mushy and beautiful, and mean we’ll actually have a green summer for a little while.
  • The Cormac novel is at about 33,000 words.  Have frequently considered that I should not be watching Justified while writing this.  Oh well.
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14 Responses to “random, end of the week stuff”

  1. Nonny Says:

    It was stinking up the fridge from INSIDE a tupperware?!!!!!

  2. Adam. Says:

    Midsomer Larva is pretty dangerous too.

    And if you should happen to be in a quiet English village and someone casually mentions that their aunt Jane is coming to visit, just run now.

  3. Adam. Says:

    Parva…Midsomer Parva.

    Apparently this tablet has an auto(de)correct function.

  4. Calico Says:

    The Cormac novel is at about 33,000 words. Have frequently considered that I should not be watching Justified while writing this. Oh well.

    As an avid fan of Justified and the Kitty universe, I fail to see how this is a problem. :)

  5. Amy Says:

    “Women are people. Apparently, this still needs to be said.”
    Ooh. I’m sorry, I’ve always felt that obvious. What happened?

  6. Carrie V. Says:

    Oh, nothing specific, just realizing that all the anti-woman, rape rhetoric of the last year or so can be explained when you realize that there seems to be a large chunk of people who seem to believe that women aren’t actually people.

  7. Jaws Says:

    It seems to me that Cormac is an uncredited inspiration for Justified

  8. Amy Says:

    Has Cormac ever passed through Harlan County or Nobles Holler?

  9. Carrie V. Says:

    I’ll be forever grateful to “Justified” for giving me a way to explain Cormac to people. “These are the kinds of people Cormac was hanging out with when he was about 19-20.” Colorado has its own Harlan Counties. I’ve heard some crazy stories about Ward, which is up in the mountains near here, for example…

  10. WanabePBWriter Says:

    Colorado also has a history of biker gangs from the 60s and 70s.

  11. David Bowles Says:

    I’ll chime into “women are people” theme with a quote from Alec Baldwin: You know your party’s in trouble when you read this: A: The rape guy lost. B: Which one?

    Between this and arguing with Tea Partiers that the Soviet Union really did have thousands of women in combat who really did kill thousands of Nazis, I’ve had enough of that crowd. The same pro-gun, pro-2nd amendment crowd can’t accept that guns made hand to hand combat not as important, so the Soviet Union was able to do this.

  12. Carrie V. Says:

    David — I’ve got a story about Lidia Litviak, the world’s first woman fighter ace who flew for the Soviets in WWII, in an upcoming anthology! My stance goes like this: if someones arguing about whether or not women can/should do something, chances are they’ve actually already done it — many times, throughout history — and the story got buried.

  13. David Bowles Says:

    Well, there you go. I agree that likely many exploits of the fairer gender have been lost. Who knows what tales were in the Library of Alexandria? Remember, the ancient world was not as limiting of women as the post-Christian world.

    To me, this is even more true in modern combat. Guns really do equalize the playing field a lot. I think the major hurdle for the US is the sheer amount of gear our people have to carry. If our soldiers had the equipment burden of WWII, it would work out for women a lot better. Unfortunately, equipment burden brings physical might back into the equation after guns took it out.

    I know you are a military brat, let me know if you think this is more or less true.


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