AJ and I decided to make a long weekend of it because of the release of the new Star Trek film. We’ve been waiting for it for four years, so we took Thursday off and saw it in Lino Lakes that afternoon.
There are lots of advantages to seeing a matinee. People are still at work, kids are still in school, and the tickets are cheap. We paid $5.50 each to sit in an almost empty theater. It was great. We put our feet up on the chair backs in front of us and slouched to our heart’s content because there were no heads in front of us.
It was our first time at this theater, and we liked it. Very nice, very large lobby, and seventeen screens. We’ll probably go there again. Continue reading
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The answer to the question in the title is easy: it’s cheaper. And really, I have little complaint with the guy who patiently walked me through the installation and setup of the new modem, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
The other day, I came home early from work. It was so nice outside, I couldn’t stand to be at work longer than my daily minimum, which is four hours. I zipped home, hauled my laptop, portable table, and a chair out to the stoop, and started editing.
Working outdoors is the best, isn’t it? Once in a while, you can look up, take in what’s happening in the neighborhood, and return to your task refreshed. Several people stopped by to say hello; I like that, too. I’m starting to settle into my new place, always a good feeling.
AJ was still at work, so I got tons of editing on the current manuscript done before deciding it was time to think about dinner. I’d just started cooking when I realized the internet was down; the power light on the modem was RED, never a good sign. Continue reading
Tonight, I am proud to be a Minnesotan. After the Senate passed the bill, rainbow flags went up on the bridge nearest me. They’ll be there all week.
Tonight, the governor signed the bill as he said he would. Thank you, Mark Dayton. Always knew you were one of the good guys.
I hear a HUGE party is happening at the capitol as people celebrate. I despise crowds, so I took a pass, but I’m jumping up and down about it. This is a first, very important step toward equal rights for ALL. Continue reading
This morning, I got up, sat down at the computer, and began to write.
Yes, I am writing again. The new WIP is going well so far. I like the characters, the story is interesting, and I became so involved in it this morning, I forgot to post to the blog.
Also, I am currently editing a wonderful story, beautifully written. I cannot tell you how great it is to edit something that reads so well. I almost feel like I should pay the author for the privilege of being allowed to read it before everyone else.
I also have Safeword by AJ to look forward to. That should be arriving in the next week or so. I know many of you are anxiously awaiting this one. I am no different. Early on, I read a couple chapters, but then I insisted he not share anymore until it was ready to edit. Continue reading
AJ asked me how the new job was going. Now that he’s finished Safeword, he’s becoming aware of things around him again.
So I told him about Cleavage Girl. She’s twenty-three, has long hair colored red, and every other day, bursts into tears over some drama or other. I’ve named her Cleavage Girl (CG) because she wears club clothes to work which often bare half her tits. Backless, (mostly) frontless, see-through… much of it inappropriate for a professional place of business, but the boss never says a word to her, and when CG twirls in front of her desk to show off a new dress, she says, “Very nice” or “I like that color.”
We work in a gorgeous brick house (the boss and her husband live upstairs), and few customers visit, so what the hell, right? Except CG is in the process of covering herself in tats. A devotee of ink, she takes time off work to add to her collection. Yesterday, she showed me the new color that had been added to what is going to be a full sleeve when it’s finished. There are words crawling up and down the inside of her arms. Geometric shapes and designs cover much of her legs. Continue reading