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Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Okay. I think the Red Bull just hit me. Let's try this thing again.

First off, the car situation actually worsened yesterday, so this morning I'm going to begin by plugging the eBay auctions. If you've been thinking about picking up a copy of the (sold out) hardback of Low Red Moon, or getting an extra copy of Murder of Angels, or taking advantage of the tag-end of our $10 Silk sale, this would be a really frelling good time to do so. If you want something and don't see it listed, e-mail Spooky at lowredmail@mac.com and she'll try to accomodate your needs and desires and whatnot. Please, have a look. "Buy it now" would be nice, if it's in your budget. Your purchases will be greatly appreciated. I know I sound like a goddamned televangelist, but there you go. Thanks.

Oh, and I promise Jesus won't get a dime of your money.

Yesterday was a spectacularly awful day. Just a series of unfortunate events, as Mr. Snickett might say, combined with some truly vile weather. Someone needs to tell the frelling meteorologists that we're just a couple of days shy of spring. The weather gods clearly have no idea. Cold and rain, rain and cold. Temperatures hardly better than freezing (and more of that today). Mud. Dark grey skies. Me trying to get a dead battery out of Spooky's car and stripping a nut because I was shivering too much to hold the wrench steady. Having to slog out to Borders, then the market. Yuck. I will not set foot outside this house again until the weather gets frelling warm! I can do that, you know. Self-imposed isolation. It's one of my superpowers. So, yes, an evil day yesterday, and then I only slept three hours.

And yet, despite all the chaos, I managed to write an extremely respectable 1,616 words of Chapter Three of Daughter of Hounds yesterday. I will almost certainly finish the chapter this afternoon. I have hope for this book once more. Day before yesterday, I passed the 200-page mark. It moves forward.

We'll be doing the St. Patrick's thing this evening. These days, other than Halloween, it's about as close as I get to observing a holiday. I'll hang my Irish flag on the front porch, and for dinner I'll be cooking a brisket of corned beef with cabbage and a pot of colcannon. We'll have Guinness. If we have enough Guinness, I'll probably wind up playing the frelling Pogues until the neighbors start hurling rocks at the house. So — Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig agat!

I shall most likely not wear anything green.

I was thinking last night, when I was trying not to fall asleep, that I'd write something today about networking as it pertains to publishing, about how I used to be very good at it, when I wasn't quite so Howard Hughes, how I hardly make the effort these days, how that might not be such a good thing, and so forth. But It's 8:44, and I suppose if I have to be awake at this hour, I should be writing, not talking about writing, or, worse still, talking about publishing. So, we'll do that later.

Thanks to wookie_jedi for the drad twilek icon. Now, if someone would just send me one of Jean-Baptiste Immanuel Zorg...

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robyn_ma
Mar. 17th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
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greygirlbeast
Mar. 17th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
Whoa! Thank you!
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greygirlbeast
Mar. 17th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
sláinte chugat

Gesundheit!

Er...I mean, Gurab amhlaidh duit.
mb2u
Mar. 17th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
um...tacos belgrande, heh heh...
wookie_jedi
Mar. 17th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks to wookie_jedi for the drad twilek icon.

You're welcome! :-)
asru
Mar. 17th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
I have just returned from a St Patrick's Day outing - great, except for the novelty hats! I read at the weekend that there might be various stouts aside from Guinness on offer, including one brewed with melted chocolate bars, but alas, no such luck.
Hope you enjoy your evening!
opalexian
Mar. 18th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
OMG hawthawt iconage, almost as hot as the Queen herself! ^^

DEAR GOD, you want a Zorg icon!....a friend has some awesome Fifth Element icons, but none of him...yet... >_> (Bizarre aside-the 'You like my HAT!??!? ktch ktch ktch' guy? Was the adorable Matthieu Kasovitz from Amelie. Just about passed out when I found out, but it sure as hell is him X D)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 18th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
You like my HAT!??!? ktch ktch ktch' guy? Was the adorable Matthieu Kasovitz from Amelie.

Indeed, it is. Cool.
setsuled
Mar. 18th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
Thanks to wookie_jedi for the drad twilek icon.

Weird. I only just found out about her character last night when I downloaded a player model of her for Jedi Knight 2. There's an entry for her at StarWars.com.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 18th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Weird. I only just found out about her character last night when I downloaded a player model of her for Jedi Knight 2

I think we first see twileks in Return of the Jedi. Jabba has one as a slave.
setsuled
Mar. 18th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
I think we first see twileks in Return of the Jedi. Jabba has one as a slave.


Yes, I know. And perverts like me know where to pause the movie where her top comes off.

Anyway, your icons are photos of another, specific Twi'lek--Aayla Secura, whose profile I linked to. She had a cameo appearance in Episode 2 and in the Clone Wars cartoon series. Apparently, she was originally created for a comic book series but Lucas was so taken with her he decided to put her in the movie.
happyspector
Mar. 18th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
Too bad he didn't cast Hugh Jackman as Quinlin Vos while he was at it.
styggian
Mar. 18th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
You can't really see the text anymore but it'll still do for an icon.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 18th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: You can't really see the text anymore but it'll still do for an icon.
You can't really see the text anymore but it'll still do for an icon.

Thank you!
styggian
Mar. 19th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC)
Re: You can't really see the text anymore but it'll still do for an icon.
My pleasure.
The text you can't see says "Zorg. A businessman without scruples,
specialising in trafficking weapons."
dirtyredsecrets
Mar. 18th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
You're writing a new book? Looking forward to it. Like the title.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 18th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
You're writing a new book? Looking forward to it. Like the title.

Heavens, when am I not writing a new book. I think I've been novelizing pretty much continuously now from summer 1992 onward...

That's scary.
happyspector
Mar. 18th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
Funny you should sport an Aayla Secura icon, Cait, 'cause in Republic (the only corner of SW EU to ever truly enamor me), she reminds me of you for some reason (or maybe of a Jedi version of N'arath, but there's one of them trixy fine lines again, now ain't there?).
greygirlbeast
Mar. 18th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
Funny you should sport an Aayla Secura icon, Cait, 'cause in Republic (the only corner of SW EU to ever truly enamor me), she reminds me of you for some reason (or maybe of a Jedi version of N'arath, but there's one of them trixy fine lines again, now ain't there?).

Was she the twi'ek girl in Knights of the Old Republic? The one with the wookie sidekick? I only played a little of that game.

Hmmmm.

I think the twi'leks appeal to me for much the same reason that the Nebari do.
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