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July 18th, 2006

10:01 am
Okay, maybe I don't suck after all.

So, I started to write the "a vampire and a mechanic walk into a bar" story...and then I realized that most of the dialogue could be modified for the current piece. Alcohol is a wonderful lubricant, and I got them railing about their respective bosses and members of the opposite sex in their lives... and now we have kissage. Yay. And Mal walking in. *snerk*

In other news, Da Boy came running into the house this morning and said "Bridget bit a bird!" And at first I was all, oh, good, dog finally got some of her own back, because the magpies and starlings steal her food all the time. And then I go out to see what's the what...

And it was a mourning dove. :(

At first, I thought it was okay except for some missing tail feathers, so I put it in the front yard, and it walked away and seemed okay. But after awhile, it hadn't moved from where it stopped, so I called animal control, and they asked me to put it in a box for them, and they just came and got it. During the recapture, I noticed that it does have a wing injury. So, they're probably going to put it to sleep. :(

But I got to meet the new neighbor lady, and she has a four-year-old boy and a 20-month-old little girl, and is very nice, and Da Boy is playing over at their house right now. *does a little dance* Peace and quiet! Maybe I'll get to finish this thing!

08:13 pm
*does a little dance*

The random_urges fic-o-doom has a finis at the end of it. I just need a title and a last-minute edit, and to format it into chapters (because, dude...7000 words). Go, me!

Da Boy requested "The Incredibles" tonight, and I was only too happy to oblige. OMG I LOVE THIS MOVIE.

In writercon news, I went to the bank and got some usable money, so that's taken care of. And another fic came in for the Writer's Salon...so I have to go to Wally World and pick up another folder for it. I still haven't critted the other four. *wibbles* I also need to pack, but that shouldn't really take long, because I'm a very light packer.

And why did no one tell me that Alan Dean Foster had written a trilogy of books wherein a guy gets kidnaped by aliens so they can sell him as a pet because he's a "cute" alien himself? And there's a talking dog! DUDES!

Also, I just finished jimbutcher's first "Codex Alera" book, and it was made of awesome. OMG I love that man. As a writer, of course.

WriterCon in two days. *flails*

ETA: LICORICE ALTOIDS. *flails some more* Someone check my pulse; I think I just died and went to Heaven...

10:19 pm
Fic for random_urges Rare Pairing Ficathon

Title: Making Memories
Author: babies stole my dingo (agilebrit)
Fandom: Firefly/Angel crossover
Rating: PG-13 (default)
Length: Short story (a little over 7,000 words)
Disclaimer: Joss is the genius behind these characters; I am but a lowly follower. I make no money from any of this, so please don't sue me.
Feedback: Concrit adored! If you see something that can be improved upon, please let me know.
Written for: random_urges Rare Pairing Ficathon. Request was from bookishwench and was for either Angel/Inara or Spike/Kaylee, finding some comfort in each other, and chocolate cake (real food!), with no non-con.
Notes: Takes place post-OiS, pre-comics, and I used Spike/Kaylee, because, really. Who could resist that? Many thanks to the flist for putting up with my whining and moaning constantly about this fic, the Hubby for his excellent suggestions, and bigsciencybrain for making sure it didn't suck before I posted it.
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