Honest, people, I am touched by your concern. But sometimes I don't say anything for the simple fact that, occasionally, I have nothing to say.
I read a lot of rejection letters, some of them even my own, you might be surprised to know. Or not. (You're a bunch of evil trolls.) One of the common reasons for rejection seems to be the ever present, "It didn't hold my interest."
Have publishers been hiring a plethora of first readers with ADD lately? I mean, really. Some of these manuscripts are only a few measly pages long! Well I for one am not going to stand for it anymore. I'm going to be proactive.
That's why I suggest that from this day forward, we all submit our stories in bright, shiny font. Use sparklies if you have to. Something that blinks would be even better. I bet that will hold their feeble-minded attention.
(I feel another, "Dear Steve. No," coming on.)
CFSATE (Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering--trust me, it sounds more impressive than it is) is having its Christmas party tonight, and I'm going. (Yeah, me!) I will be feasting, drinking (yes, Diet Pepsi counts) dancing (or a close approximation thereof) and general merry making. (I have all the ingredients for my paper mache piñata of General Merry, and promised his wife the first whack!) I have promised to stay out of trouble, not make the officers cry (again), and basically behave myself. Yeah, right.
There's a good reason why Pen wraps all of our Christmas presents; when I do it they wind up looking like Frankengifts. Nothing a direct lightning strike wouldn't fix.
And I did too so behave myself at the party last night. Nothing to see here. Move along, move along. (These are not the droids you are looking for.)
I can't win. My reading glasses haven't arrived yet. Grrrrr. (Grrrr because they haven't arrived, and Grrrrr because I actually need the durned things in the first place.) In the meantime, the Doc gave me these drops to put in my eyes.
Problem is, my eyes burn when I don't use them, and my vision goes all blurry when I do. And I have about as much luck getting the drops in my eyes as I do getting the golf ball in the....er...golf hole. No doubt there's just as much crying involved in either endeavour.
And they migrated our server at work last week. Migrated to where, I have no idea. I was kind of hoping it migrated south, and I could go with it. Regardless, when they migrated the server, they didn't bother to migrate our links to it, or our rights, so I can still see the drives with all my information and work on it, I just don't have access to it anymore. And for some reason, everything else is slower now: Internet access, email, freece....er...everything. All I can say is, "Gee guys, thanks for the upgrade."
Seven things to do before I
So I ran out of gas again last night. Not only is my car on its last legs, but apparently it now has the gas mileage of a Ford Navigator. Luckily, I was only a couple of blocks away from home at the CanEx (a Canadian military PX) this time. Oddly enough, the same guy that gave me a ride home the last time I ran out of gas was there, and gave me a ride home this time, too. I'm thinking of trashing my car, and just paying him to drive me around.
And, in case I forget to say it later (cause I'm an idiot, eh) Happy Holidays to all my LJ buddies. Just knowing you all this year has made my life so much better. (Even if you do say nasty things about me in the comments section. Okay, especially when you say nasty things about me in the comments section.)
The 4 Things Meme (Serious, for once.) "It's all Jenni's fault, eh?"
FOUR JOBS YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE:
FOUR MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AN OVER:
1. The Mummy
3. The Matrix
4. A Knight's Tale
FOUR CITIES YOU'VE LIVED IN:
3. North Bay
FOUR TV SHOWS YOU LOVE TO WATCH:
2. My Name is Earl
3. Battlestar Galactica
FOUR PLACES YOU'VE BEEN ON VACATION:
3. Disney World
4. Niagara Falls
FOUR WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY:
1. Talk Entertainment
3. SciFi Wire
FOUR OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS:
1. Fazio's in Oshawa
2. Mediterranean Grill in Victoria
3. Sweetwater Supper Club in Toronto
4. Moxy's in Victoria
FOUR OF YOUR FAVOURITE FOODS:
2. Poutine râpé
3. Fillet Minion
FOUR SCHOOLS YOU'VE ATTENDED:
1. Trenton High School
2. Loyalist College
3. Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering
4. Master Wei Min Ho's Dojo
FOUR THINGS YOU FIND YOURSELF SAYING A LOT
1. It was like that when I got here.
2. Not again!
3. For the good of your physical well-being, I would suggest that you rephrase that.
4. No way!
FOUR PLACES YOU'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
3. Greek Islands
So the holidays have been great so far, and lucky me doesn't have to go back
to work until the 9th. Pen spoiled me rotten, as usual. And the rest of the
family helped, too.