Winter-ish Updatery

I guess winter is here, right? The Christmas lights are up, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the 90mph Santa Anas are setting the hills on fire… You may have noticed my banner has changed (the first wave of some website changes to come). A new Ink Gorilla lurks in the banner, regarding visitors with a chary eye. The new banner is courtesy my amazing friend¬†Galen Dara, who captured ole IG perfectly. Galen, he’s amazing. Thank you. Galen also drew another ape from a story of mine for her 30 Characters challenge, which I love. There are some other wonderful characters in her feed, so go check them out. I’m still going full ahead on the novel, though some days it’s more like 1/4 impulse and the next day Warp 5. I’ve (mostly) grown used to the fact that this is the way that novels are made, or … Continue reading

Today is World Cocktail Day

Today marks the finale of World Cocktail Week, sponsored by the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. (yes, there is such a magical place and one day I hope to visit). The week-long celebration was established to promote appreciation for the cocktail’s historical culinary significance. Venues all over the country have planned special events for tonight, so check around and see what libations may be had in your neck of the woods! If you choose to stay in and mix your own, might I suggest looking here or here for some ideas? Also, I’m this week’s guest on the Parsec-nominated Functional Nerds podcast (as the resident “Booze Nerd”) so if you haven’t listened yet, today is a great day to check it out! Have a great weekend, everyone. Cheers!     … Continue reading