December 28th, 2006


it always sounds like a good idea at the time

I dunno why I thought working this week would be a good idea.
It's boring. Lonely. Depressing. And I just want to be where everyone else is.
And it's not even like there's no work to do. Cause I have a huge deskful of it.


Hope you all had a happy holidays. I owe heaps of back blogs. Will try and get onto it.



POLAR bears might be facing extinction and should be on the US endangered species list, the Bush administration said today, in a move that could see a change in US attitudes on global warming.

Um, hello?! Is this thing on?!@?@?@ What the fuck did the stupid Bush adminstration think we were on about then?

Next they will be shocked that all coral reefs will be dead within the next 15 years.

2006: A Year in Shorts

I have 65 short stories from 2006 left to read before I compile my own Years Best list. I wonder if I will get it done by the 31st. I still haven't tracked down all the stories, so possibly not. The 65 is sans Ben Peek's publications cause he keeps saying, "oh have you read this?" and it's never on my list. Bloody Ben Peek.

Anyway, surely by now you know it is too much for me to ask to have a little reading respite at lunch without a vomiting scene. I know it. You know it. Today it was "Obituary Boy" by John Dixon and Adam Browne. A story actually that I originally slushed back when I read for ASIM. Yesterday it was something in Shadowed Realms Issue 9. I am safe nowhere. throughsoftair reckons everyone is going through their bibliography looking for their vomit story. So, if you have one, why don't ya whack it down in the comments here (title and author) and we'll do a quick tally. It has to be gratuitous though - I didn't mind the bit in 26 Lies/1Truth. Yes, yes there is one in there too. In fact .... looking back at least over the last 3 weeks of reading, I'd say I have not escaped, even in my trash reading (but to be fair, that was set in Hollywood which is rife with bulimics so may not quite be gratuitous or lazy).

Here's to better descriptive and emotive writing in 2007!

what the?!?!?!

So I just went to the bathroom like 10 minutes ago.

No issue

And then right this second there was a voice over saying that all the pumps and toilets and wash basins were back to normal and the airconditioning was coming back online soon.

I feel weird.