Monday, May 29, 2006

Extra-curicular activities

So, I've been working diligently on a Star Wars fan fic.

Writing is something I've always wanted to try, and writing about "The Big Guy", as many of my fellow Vader fans call him, has always been something I've wanted to do.

So I'm doing it. I'm thinking of this as a dry run at the whole writing thing. Who knows... maybe some screenplay I've written for tv may one day appear on the Fox channel for some sitcom. ;) But I have no plans on giving up my day job: I like coding too much.

Where will I post the story? Will I even be brave enough to post the story?

Not sure. I have another website I could use. Would like to post it here, but there are some racy spots, and I'm not sure what Blogger's viewpoint on that is.

Will keep you all posted. Uhm, assuming any of you want to read my weird little story. ;)

I have most of it written... uhm, depending upon when I finally decide I'm actually done with it. It keeps getting longer and longer... I have yet to get to what I think might be the dramatic final scene, and even that scene isn't what I want to end this story on.

So, we'll see how this goes. Wish me luck. Or tell me that the Force will be with me, whatever. ;)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Comic Relief

So, last weekend, my husband W and I planted 2 avocado trees, and 4 tomato plants. In order to get the ground to cooperate, my husband wet it down significantly. Then after the trees and plants were in place, they got another good drink.

Our German Shepherds, Boss and Ellie, wanted to be a part of everything. Everything! Needless to say, our shoes were muddy, our pants were muddy, our shirts were muddy, our hands were muddy. And our dogs were muddy.

We did our best not to bring our mud inside. W got on the phone with his Dad, talking about the feeding and caring of tomato plants and avocado trees.

I went to the garage and stripped. (A week later, my shoes are still sitting on top of the trash can, waiting to be washed.) I came back in, grabbed Ellie's choke chain, and headed for the sliding glass door. Called Ellie in. Boss tried to come in too, W wrangled him back outside to wait his turn.

Ellie knew the drill, and wasn't going to have any of it. W got to watch me lose my grip, and chase Ellie around the house, buck naked. He was trying not to laugh into the phone... he was still chatting with his Dad.

Ellie ran to the front door. I ran into the bedroom, thinking she might run in there for her crate, her favorite hiding place. She had other ideas. She ran in to the bedroom alright, but she then jumped up, in all her muddy glory, ONTO OUR BED, to cower.

W heard this unholy shriek come from me!

After some yelling and chain yanking, Ellie and I finally both ended up in the shower.

Ellie was terribly cooperative once in the shower. I felt horrible for having screamed and yelled at her.

Boss was next, then I took a shower, as did W. Let's face it: you wash your animals first, then you clean up from washing your animals. ;)