Tuesday, July 19, 2005

One of those catch-up posts

I'm not sure why I haven't made even a cursory post in almost a week. I always intend to, but never get around to it.

We saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Saturday. It was good, especially if you don't try to compare it to the classic Gene Wilder version. I'll review it (along with the other movies I haven't caught up with) tomorrow, I hope.

I'm gearing up for Turkey City on Saturday. It's been so long since I've workshopped, and this one is going to be pretty grueling. There are thirteen of us to be read and critiqued in one day. Four people so far have sent out stories via email so we can get a head start. I finished my story today, but I really want to go over it a little more. With luck, I'll send it out tomorrow. I hope it isn't entirely crap, though compared to the others who are going to be there--multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Ted Chiang, for instance--it will probably be one of the weaker pieces, if not the weakest. Hey, that's OK, I'm just getting started here.

You should check out the Guns, Germs, and Steel miniseries on PBS. And the book, for that matter.


  1. Yes, I heard that this miniseries was good.

    And yeah, I heard that movie was good too!

    Good to see you post something else. That space shuttle photo looked lonely.

  2. I had read the Guns, Germs, and Steel book piece by piece in the bookstore around when it came out, and just got around to buying it after watching the first part of the series. Very good stuff.

  3. Are ya going to be available Sunday? :)