My favorite TV series (maybe of all time although Wiseguy with Ken Wall was really ahead of its time and is right up there with my all time favorites) renewed for a third season (but not coming back until Sept 2010!!)
Did you see the series finale? Gemma on the lam, Jax’s baby kidnapped, Zobelle a rat (one who got away—at least for now) and the ATF bitch still causing trouble.
WOW!!!! How can I wait until September???
Cool pic by Facebook pal William Forsche
Everyone recovered from tryptophan overdoses? I’m still experiencing them since I LOVE turkey sandwiches… I had dinner at the home of good friend Clay who along with another San Diego transplant, Sam, did all the cooking. Pics at end.
Ever wondered what a marketing department does? Most authors I know certainly have.., but here’s a tongue-in-cheek New Yorker article that I fear may be closer to the truth than we would like to think…
And for Jane Austen fans, a New York Times’ article to tickle your imagination.
New Theory Offered on Jane Austen’s Death
Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF Published: December 1, 2009
A British medical researcher believes she has answered the longstanding question of what killed Jane Austen— and it wasn’t her foreboding of today’s wave of Austen-horror mashup books. The Guardian reported that Katherine G. White of the Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group has written an article for Medical Humanities magazine in which she says that Austen probably died of tuberculosis caught from cattle. Ms. White examined correspondence from Austen, who died in 1817 at age 41, as well as recollections from her family, and concluded that she probably did not die of Addison’s disease or lymphoma, as medical researchers and biographers have speculated. “While lymphoma would be one possible cause of the exhaustion, recurrent fever, bilious attacks and rheumatic pains described by Austen,” Ms. White wrote, “disseminated tuberculosis affecting the joints and liver — probably of bovine origin — would offer a simpler explanation.”
Syfy has signed on to pick up 13 episodes of "Haven," a thriller based on Stephen King's novella "The Colorado Kid."
"Haven" reps the first project to be produced for Syfy outlets around the globe (except Canada and Scandinavia).
That's because Universal Networks Intl., the newly rebranded global channels unit of NBC Universal, had already signed on to co-finance the Stephen King drama "Haven."
Universal had secured the exclusive pay TV rights across the globe, except for the U.S., Canada and Scandinavia. Now, Universal Networks Intl. domestic sibling Syfy adds a U.S. outlet as well.
E1 is the studio producing and distributing "Haven."
AND James Marsters is going to appear in a new SyFy series called "Caprica." He appears briefly in the trailer here.
Here’s a pic of the third Anna Strong book published in Norway. Title translates to Blood Keeper….
And all three so far:
For the writers out there, from one of my favorite sites The Writer’s Forensics Blog:
Cocaine and Pepper Spray: A Lethal Combination?
Posted in Cause & Manner of Death, Poisons & Drugs, Police Procedure by D.P. Lyle, MD on
November 25, 2009
So you’re out for an evening of doing fuzzy rails with your buddies and on the way home you’re pulled over by the police because you’re having a little problem staying between the lines — pun intended. Of course the officer will ask for identification but your coked-up brain will misread this as a threat so you go off on the officer. A word of warning — this is never a good thing to do to someone who carries a gun, or in this case, pepper spray. So the cop, rather than shooting you, sprays you with pepper spray and you go down never to rise again. Then people stand around a hole in the ground and talk about what a good guy you were and what a jerk the cop was for killing you with pepper spray. Could happen.
I know Mario mentioned this in his blog, but it is worth repeating—for those in the area, December 11 Barnes & Noble is partnering with Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book in a Holiday Bookfair benefit. Here’s the voucher and complete schedule. If books of any shape and size are on your shopping list, please consider purchasing them on December 11. Mario and I will be in attendance at 6 with goodies to share. We’d love to see you.
Pics from Vickie-- don't they look like they are having fun?
And some from our feast:
Host Clay with hubby in the background (the one NOT at the sink working)
Cooks Clay and Sam
Our beautiful table
Guests Brent and Rick Digging In!!
Not too late to share pics of your own--send them to my website. After all, from Thanksgiving to New Years, it's all just one big holiday, right?
A BIG PS-- I said in the beginning that Ken Wall starred in one of my all time favorite shows--Wiseguy.
Looks like fun, Jeanne. I'll see if the hubby took pictures. I spent most of thanksgiving hiding in the corner trying to finish my ms. We were at my siter in laws, so believe me, it was better for everyone this way, lol.
So, the other day, the tot and I are driving home and she starts sining a song that I know as a drinking song. I'm like, "um, honey, where did you learn that..." and she's like, "school." I tell my husband and he asks what song it is. I start singing and he starts laughing. Aparently it's a camp song. (And aparently I hung out in g-rated bars in college). Uh, yeah, lol. Well, at least she's not learning catholic school drinking songs...