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I Really Did Plan on Posting This Weekend

But I didn't.

I saw the meme about favorite children's books, but didn't do that.

I did finish my critiques for my writer's group, along with a hasty re-write of the first chapter of my Billy the Kid book; hopefully I'll get some good feedback on it.

My brain hasn't been working properly in months.



The Dishwasher is Fascinating:


Now what's in here?:




The Wrigley Mansion, another "Wow, Phoenix DOES have architectural landmarks!":


The shot was taken from the Esplanade, over the Biltmore (both the shopping center and the neighborhood), and it's that big white building in the foothills there. I have to take it with my big camera sometime, which will get some better detail. (And yes, it IS--or was, anyway--those Wrigleys. As in gum. Now it's a fancy upscale restaurant and a lot of convention/meeting space for rent for parties, weddings and the like.)

I love these condos:


It's really a much prettier building from the front, but hard to get to a place to take a shot of it (have to make a special stop and take some pictures along 24th Street) -- these are the condos where John McCain has one of his many residences. Very nifty-looking, with those cheese-slice balconies sticking out without any apparent support!


Sunday we saw The King's Speech, which was pretty damned awesome. And while I agree that Colin Firth warmly deserves all the accolades that he's been getting, so, too, was Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter is breathtaking, remarkable, astounding -- I SO believed she was the woman who would someday become the lovable "Queen Mum"! I've always liked her, but in this--? Loved her. But everything about it was good.

Now we have to see True Grit, and I shall try to NOT compare every frame to the first movie. (I'm trying not to call it a "remake," because I know it's not, but I do hope I don't have a problem, since I do love the first version so much.

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cornerofmadness
Jan. 25th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
you're ahead of me i'm still on the second story (and bored oh so freaking bored). i have nothing fiction wise yet either

cute kitty

neat mansion

those remind me a bit of my condo in Cleveland
wildrider
Jan. 25th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
I don't know how much longer I can handle two of them. I don't know why we turned down the guy who actually wrote good fiction. (And the texting in the opening paragraphs and critiques is REALLY getting on my nerves. For God's freakin' sake, type out YOUR, not YR!!! We're not texting, we're TALKING. She does it in email, too; I swear, I stared at her last note to me for fifteen minutes before I figured out what she was saying.

*calm, must be calm*

I want to get up there some time. It's supposed to be gorgeous.

cornerofmadness
Jan. 25th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
I haven't even gotten to the texter yet. I have no idea about that guy. I didn't say no to him i know that.

but yes the last two in, need to be the first two out

I'm sure it is gorgeous.
wildrider
Jan. 26th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
At least there's not too much from either.

I don't remember his name, but Annie sent out a sample of the writing, I said I liked it, and the next thing I saw was her saying he'd been voted down. *shrug* I guess I was the only one who liked him.

cornerofmadness
Jan. 26th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
Yeah and just realized if I printed out yours and Dori's I don't have them. i'll have to go check to be sure i DO have them

eta- I thought I said I liked him as well

Edited at 2011-01-26 02:20 am (UTC)
wildrider
Jan. 26th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
You must have Dori's, since you gave hers back to me. If you don't have mine, let me know.

So you and I, I guess. I'd love to find out how that voting fell out.

cornerofmadness
Jan. 26th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
i have them both but no idea why they aren't in the big printed out pile

me too honestly. And why did we not have to vote on the other two (well i know why not on Jean since she's a friend of Chris (or is that Karen, no Jean I think)
wildrider
Jan. 26th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
IIRC, there was a sample of each and a "what do you think?" and I said I wasn't qualified to judge non-fiction, neither interested me, and I preferred the fiction writer.

Ah, well. I made the rude assumption they were accepted for other reasons than because of their writing credentials.

cornerofmadness
Jan. 26th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
hmm you know you're right, Karen's was given with the guys and Jean came later

and yeah, i hate non fiction as far as critiquing goes
wildrider
Jan. 26th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, well. We make the best of it.

There really wasn't that much this time. Mostly re-writes of old stuff and several people missed, so I only saw new stuff from you and Chris, with song lyrics from Scott and not much else.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 26th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
nods, yours was a rewrite wasn't it? I'm kind of tired of rehashing one story in particular a dozen times
wildrider
Jan. 27th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
My last one wasn't, not technically, but you've already seen the original, so for you it may have been.

This new one is, though, but it's practically a complete re-write of Chapter One, so it's SORT OF new...

cornerofmadness
Jan. 27th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
okay yeah I'd forgotten I'd seen your newest one (which btw didn't save in my files I noticed but luckily i hadn't deleted it yet. what's up with our files not saving??)

I do sort of remember it. I got a little farther on this before i petered out originally
wildrider
Jan. 28th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
Ah, well. Hopefully a complete re-write will help. I really had hopes for this story -- I carried it around in my head for a decade before I finally got it DOWN!
cornerofmadness
Jan. 28th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
we shall see. At least you got it down.
framefolly
Feb. 2nd, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Love the Churro and AZ pictures -- makes me homesick!
wildrider
Feb. 3rd, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
AZ misses you, too!

*hugs!!!*

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