At 10:41am ET the envelope containing the Neutral Zone manuscript, cover letter, plot summary and self-addressed stamped envelope for the return notification went into the postal system. Next stop: Random House for the Twenty-Sixth Annual Delacorte Press Contents for a First Young Adult Novel. Yes, I made the entry deadline! (Yes, on the left is [...]
… John Lennon rolling over in his grave. I realize that Yoko Ono approved the use of Lennon’s voice and image for a One Laptop Per Child message, but that doesn’t make it right. The OLPC mission—creating educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop—is great. [...]
New Moon was a let down after the very enjoyable Twilight. I have issue with how Stephenie Meyer paints Bella in this book. Oh woe is her… Edward’s decided he needs to be out of her life for her own good and she simply can’t live with out him. To drive this point home there [...]
I do watch more on G4 than just Ninja Warrior and Unbeatable Banzuke. One of the newer things that I’ve become a fan of is Movies That Don’t Suck. Among the movies playing under this banner are Fight Club, Tron, The Toxic Avenger, The Terminator and Timecop. The best part of Movies That Don’t Suck [...]
It’s a special year-end Geek Out post. Rather than compiling specific movie, music, book or [insert topic here] list, I decided to do the top 10 from all aspects this year. Here we go… 1) My husband, Will: We celebrated 13 years together and 11 years of marriage in 2008 and it’s awesome (of course). [...]
We spent Christmas evening with Billy Elliot: The Musical. The show was everything the critics said it was (as in BRILLIANT) and it was the perfect topper to a lovely Christmas day. I loved the original Billy Elliot movie and have looked forward to this show since it opened in London in the spring of [...]
What a delight to find the original Yule Log on WPIX this morning. Turns out CBS got the story wrong. WGN America (available on cable and satellite) used the new log and radio programs. It was wonderful to spend the morning with the original log! Here’s the scoop from The Chicago Tribune.