Saturday, March 24, 2007

Catch Up

Now that I have a computer that does not predate Stonehenge . . .

Dad continues to improve. He's gone for short walks and has a good appetite, and isn't as disoriented or subdued as he was after the last surgery. He watched Casino Royale with me and Mom, and although he liked the movie he still thinks of Sean Connery as the only actor who can play James Bond. I don't have a favorite Bond actor, so I enjoyed what Daniel Craig brought to the role. He gives a very energetic, muscular performance, and makes it a decent flick.

Back in November I made a charity wager with Jim Winter on Dave White and Bryon Quertermous's novel race. Although Bryon held onto the lead for quite some time, Dave has finished his novel first, so I've made a donation to Habitat for Humanity in Jim's name. Congratulations to Dave for winning. Bryon, I'll have to cancel that nubile young book wench I had hired to serve you grapes, read to you and rub your feet after you won, but maybe next time.

It seems that some reporters and trade rag contributors have been lurking around here lately and e-mailing me with various requests for input, interviews and whatnot. I have enough to deal with right now and have (politely) turned them all down. However, they can still quote from my weblog content, which includes what you all post in comments. I don't want you to feel as if you have to censor yourselves, ever, but just be aware that whatever you post is fair game for them to use or misuse.

If all goes well, I'm hoping to return to my regular blogging schedule on Monday. In the meantime, I've got about ten thousand e-mails left to answer, so have a good weekend.


  1. I am so glad your father is recovering. Thanks for keeping us updated.

    I have yet to see Casino Royale, but I have to agree with your dad. Even though I liked Brosnan, he was no Sean Connery.

  2. Anonymous2:09 AM

    Once again, yaye for your Dad!

    >.> I am an obsessed Brosnan fangirl. Now my friend and I are debating whether Brosnan or Connery is best.

  3. Glad to hear your dad is on the mend. :)

  4. Anonymous12:59 PM

    So glad to hear about your Dad's progress. I quit watching James Bond after the first Pierce Brosnan effort. I'll give the new one a try. As to the reporters and trade rag contributors, the law of three applies.

  5. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Uhmm ... Thought Daniel Craig was in CASINO ROYALE, not Pierce Brosnan. Am I missing something? I agree that Sean Connery was the best and only Bond.

    Cherye Barta

  6. Nice to know your dad's recovery is underway. And welcome back!

    I really enjoyed Casino Royale and Daniel Craig as Bond. It's the first Bond movie I ever felt emotionally involved in. Bond movies are always entertaining but this one seemed to take it to a new level.

  7. Glad your dad is feeling better. I like Sean the best but I also liked Brosnan but haven't seen the new one yet to compare.

  8. Anonymous5:09 PM

    So glad to hear your dad is doing better!

    Yeah, I really liked Connery as Bond, and Brosnan did a good job, too. I've yet to see Casino Royale, though.

  9. I'm with your dad on Sean Connery. Glad he's doing well.

    I presume the 10k emails is after spam filtering? Welcome back.

    Stonehendge: The Computer. I like it. I see it as a wireless network with BlueTooth and tablet capability.

  10. Glad to hear the good news about your dad. I hope the e-mail-wading went okay, but since you appear to be back to your regular blogging schedule (yes, it's Monday, and I'm late with this post) I won't worry about the SPAM-pile eating you alive.



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