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Viva Las Vegas!

Despite my affinity for the song*, few of the lyrics to “Viva Las Vegas” apply to my recent trip to Sin City.

I gambled, not at all.  Of the thousand pretty women, I only saw a few fairly attractive faux show girls working their “Pictures with a Show Girl” schtick on the Strip. The neon flashing and the one-armed bandits crashing have even been mostly replaced with LED screens and push buttons. But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have a “swinging” time, it just means that  Doc Pomus &  Mort Shuman didn’t take into account going to Las Vegas to see magic.

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Magic Monday, 1/28/19


I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I’d combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead.

Last week I put in motion a plan to head to Las Vegas in a few weeks. And one of the acts I plan on seeing is Mac King. The rope trick is one of those old standards that can be new and fun with the right presentation. And if you have a few more minutes, King has a great story about this trick.

It’s Monday! What Am I…

…reading?

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of Lifetime
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Two library books that I had on hold became available within 24 hours of each other.

It’s bad form to complain about an overage of things to read, isn’t it? And, apparently, I’m on a book-to-movie kick.

…doing?

More of the usual. Now that New Year Fest is in the rear view mirror, it’s time to get Spring League going. Probably a lot of blog posts this week. And I really need to get some writing done!

What *was* I doing?

Magic Monday ~ Aug. 29, 2016

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I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I’d combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead.

Mac King returned to Fool Us last week. My husband hadn’t seen his first performance and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t shared it before!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Descent into the Depths of the Earth (Greyhawk Classics, #3) Shatterday The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe

I should be able to finish one last book from my 15-ish Books of Summer list. That book will be: Descent into the Depths of the Earth by Paul Kidd. It’s humorous fantasy. Which is what I’ve taken to writing. Maybe. Kinda. Sorta. … I also plan on getting a few short stories read by old friends Harlan Ellison and Edgar Allan Poe.

I am very much looking forward to autumnal reading.

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Magic Monday ~ Something Fishy

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I like Mondays. On Monday, I am refreshed from the weekend and exhilarated by the possibilities of the week ahead. I also like magic. I like its history, its intersection with technology, and its crafty use of human nature. I figured I’d combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead.

I figured since it’s Lent…

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

TerritoryI finished both The Rosie Project and Mrs. Houdini last week. I’ll have a review of the former tomorrow and the latter closer to its publication date. Since I’m a good two months away from the next ARC pub date and a few weeks out from Outlandish Lit’s Weirdathon, I decided to reach for a book from my own damn shelves.

According to Amazon, I purchased Territory in 2013. So far, the fantasy elements are light and the depiction of Tombstone, AZ is grimy and good.

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What Am I Writing?

Added front and back matter to Bounded in a Nutshell and the table of contents. I thought I had some issue with how I did the table of contents for The Martian Engineer’s Notebook, Compiled, but I don’t see what it was now. This week, I need to put together a cover, a blurb, and keywords. Shooting for a 2/29 release.