Monthly Archives: December 2007

Query Does Not Equal Submission

This is one of those things that may seem horribly obvious to some but is a lot less so to many other people trying to fight their way out of the slush pile: a query is not the same as … Continue reading

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Pie Update

Umm… maybe a touch too much cayenne.  Jim loved it, but I detected a slight bitterness and too much bite.  And I didn’t seal the crusts together quite right so the juice boiled out on one side.  It was still … Continue reading

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Tis the Season of Pie

I promised Jim pie… so pie we shall have. Today is Spicy Apple Pie day, so I have to trot out and get the rest of the stuff–all I currently have is the raisins, bourbon, sugar and cayenne pepper. I’ll … Continue reading

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Not Bad for Christmas….

So… Christmas was nuttily merry this year, if in a low key way. The hubbling and I had a lovely dinner with Cherie Priest, her hubby, and their bud Alex, then went off to view Alien vs Predator: Requiem–review of … Continue reading

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How well do you know your Holiday songs? Take the Chicago Tribune Carol quiz and find out! I got 96%–damn that Jingle Bells! I’d never even heard that verse. (Hrmm….)

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Pumpkin Pie and Periodontists

I’ve been a little less than communicative lately.  Kind of tired, feeling a little burned out and in need of more Christmas that isn’t the stress end of the holiday stick.  So the other day I went out and bought … Continue reading

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I Can Haz Chinese?!

Yes I can! While I was rolling around in bed, the Traditional Chinese version of Greywalker arrived. It’s kind of a nifty book: trade paperback with end folds and a promo band (not shown in this pic) around the outside. … Continue reading

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