Thursday, April 4, 2013

What I'm ... (April 4, 2013)

The Disaster Diaries: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan — The closest thing to a real Doc Savage talks about how he got apoca-paranoid when he son was born and what he did to prepare for the worst. Each chapter starts with a doomsday scenario, which is followed by a how-to for surviving it. Powerlift your way out of an earthquake!

Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book by Stephen Markley — A tongue-in-cheek but true(?) tale of one man’s journey to write and publish the very book he’s writing about writing and publishing the very book he’s writing.

Finishing up a short story about a boy, an old man, and a snowplow.

Poised to rip the top off my novel Leaving Home and plunge my hands into its steaming guts.

Listening to: 
Lincoln: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Williams — Nicely orchestrated, mostly classical. I haven’t seen the movie, but I kind of like the music.

Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield — Makes me want to be THE son of a preacher man.

House Hunters International — Because I live in New Hampshire, and it’s fricking cold.

Community, Season 1 — It took me a couple of episodes to get into it, but now it’s like potato chips. I can’t keep the bag closed.

Labatt Blue – Way good when its cold.
Coffee -- A friend brought me a can of the good stuff back from Puerto Rico in return for not letting his cats die.


  1. You might have a fight on your hands to be that son of a preacher man: one of the few songs I'd consider ending my life-long abstention of karaoke for.