26 July 2003

Er . . . I'm just testing Blog This! Very exciting. Need a blog? Go to BLOGGER. Right, end of test.

23 July 2003

Hee hee. This is sooo funny (link swiped from Teresa Nielsen Hayden's blog, Making Light). Brought tears to my eyes. But then I have a rather peculiar sense of humour.

22 July 2003

I was just having my lunch, watching While You Were Out, and I saw a commercial. For a book. Yes, a television commercial for a book. I don't think I've ever seen a book advertised on tv before, but I guess St. Martin's thought tv was the perfect venue for pushing To the Nines by Janet Evanovich. Is this the wave of the future? Some strange impulse makes me want to buy the book just because it was advertised on tv. Not because I'm susceptible to advertising. No, because maybe if I buy it and it sells really well, other publishers will see how promoting their books on tv can be effective. The thought of seeing as many book ads in commercial breaks as ads for tampons and phone companies just amuses me. But I'm weird.

13 July 2003

Free comics I haven't yet blathered about, and which I haven't packed:

  • Rocket Comics
  • The Best of Dork Storm
  • Peanutbutter and Jeremy
  • Alternative Comics
  • The Metabarons #11

There are, of course, a few more that I haven't reviewed, which I did already pack. But that's the list. I'll actually say something about them a little later. Right now I need some lunch. Then I need to exercise, especially as I didn't exercise yesterday.
I was right. It's all the gym teacher's fault.
It's only the end of criticism again? This essay makes me want to finish my Free Comic Book Day roundup (yet another thing I haven't finished), but I think I packed most of the books -- except the ones I'm not keeping. Now I have to go back and see which ones I've already talked about. Not that I'm going to singlehandedly save criticism. I'm probably not even a very good critic (of comic books, at least). Right . . .
Why so little blogging? Er . . . Faint shame, I think. I haven't finished the novel (hardly worked on it in fact), haven't done much with the interconnected short stories, have hardly touched my comic. And I didn't even finish teaching myself to juggle. I do have the fact that I'm madly packing for our move at the end of the month as an excuse. It's a pretty lame excuse, though. Blogging doesn't take up that much time.

01 July 2003

Lookit that. It's been a month since I last posted anything. And here I was going to keep this thing up to date. I guess not much has happened.