Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Catching Up is Hard to Do--When 15 Posts on Your Blogroll Are New!

Yep, it looks like I'm behind again.

I did four consecutive posts last week for Valentine's Day...and nothing since. I have a good excuse reason, I really do. I was sending material to my new publisher (big shout out to Miika and the rest of the team at Creativia), streamlining my social media activity, and skipping the Oscars telecast to watch a WWE pay-per-view, Fastlane. It was as huge a disappointment as the Oscars. Collin and I skipped the Oscars because we didn't really care which nominees won. We hadn't seen any of them. The movies we loved this year--Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 were snubbed in all of the major categories. Over at the WWE Network, things weren't much better. Predictably, most of the wrestlers we were rooting for lost their matches. The only match in which we'd be happy no matter who won was the main event pitting Roman Reigns against Daniel Bryan to satisfy some outraged fans who felt Bryan got cheated at the Royal Rumble last month.



Rocket Raccoon is NOT pleased at the Oscar snub....

For anybody who's been living on Mars for the past century, wrestling is scripted. The guys go into their matches knowing who's going to win. The legendary Undertaker, who won every one of his Wrestlemania matches for 21 years, lost last year to current part-time champ Brock Lesnar. Unlike other champions who must be able to defend their titles every thirty days, "The Beast" is usually watching the events from the comfort of his home. And now, adding insult to injury, it looks like the Undertaker will be competing against B-list "Superstar" Bray Wyatt at this year's Wrestlemania. For the unfamiliar, Wyatt could be the inspiration for the mutant characters in The Hills Have Eyes. His entrance theme should be Dueling Banjos from Deliverance.

That's no exaggeration. He's creepy.

But enough whining and complaining. I think I've finally caught up on my blog reading/commenting. If I've missed anyone, just give me a hard slap. And I just received the PDF, mobi and EPUB files for Chasing the Wind from my publisher, and they look great! In addition to the reformatted ebook, a paperback edition will be available (the one that's currently up Amazon/Create Space is an earlier edition).

Doing the happy dance now....





Yeah!


27 comments:

  1. Well, you've been exceedingly busy, after all!

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    1. Yes, but now that Creativia is handling all the technical stuff, things will be less hectic.

      I see your troll is back. Guess she has no life.

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    2. Glad they are making it less hectic for you. That's wonderful.

      I've not seen the troll yet. I keep missing all the action.

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  2. You have been quite busy! I somehow missed Mockingjay Part 1 in theaters. Can't wait to see it on DVD!

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    1. It's really good--I think it's due out on DVD soon.

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  3. Don't blame you for skipping Oscars. We used to watch them but not for the past few years. Who cares who wins what? Even if we didn't have to sit through all the awful acts to find out.

    So glad your new editions look good!

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    1. It's pointless to waste three-plus hours on an awards show when you're not rooting for anybody, Cheryl!

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  4. You'll still be busy. I haven't watched the Oscars for several years. Even if I do see a movie, they never like what I do. You'll really do the happy dance when they are up.

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  5. Welcome back. I'd wondered what you were up to.

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    1. Sometimes, Ivy, I wonder what I've been up to!

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    2. Good to see you blogging again. I know not everyone likes to blog each day, but if you did, I'd read 'em.

      Good stuff.

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  6. I pay close attention to the Oscars: The list of best picture nominees tells me what movies I won't bother to watch.

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    1. Mark, I've long suspected the Oscars are usually a consolation prize for movies that flopped.

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  7. Oh My Goodness you have been busy.
    I haven't watched the Oscars for many years.
    It is to long filled with off color talk that is suppose to be funny.
    Plus the films I like never win.

    cheers, parsnip

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    2. It had the lowest ratings in six years--but I'll bet it gets a Best Variety Show Emmy.

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  8. Haha! Love the happy dance, we all have one right! You should be happy with yourself, it's so easy to get behind, happens to me regularly, then it's full on to catch up.. So dance away Norma, just wish I could see :)

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    1. You wouldn't want to see me dance, Grace. It ain't pretty!

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    2. It can't be any worse than mine Norma :)

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    3. It can't be any worse than mine Norma :)

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    4. Maybe we should have a dance-off?

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  9. Haha! Love the happy dance, we all have one right! You should be happy with yourself, it's so easy to get behind, happens to me regularly, then it's full on to catch up.. So dance away Norma, just wish I could see :)

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  10. I used to watch wrestling and the Oscars. Not my thing anymore.

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  11. Poor Bradley Cooper. He doesn't need an award to know he's a good actor.

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