Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year, Day 2

Sorry I didn't get around to anyone's blog yesterday. I spent most of the day on the couch watching football. Unfortunately, there weren't many good games. Lots of blowouts.

As is my habit these past few years, I got a few items submitted right after midnight on New Year's, including a resubmission of "Love in the Time of Cybersex." I have some poetry I want to resubmit today. I also realized that I forgot to post about the December Illuminata publication. My Writer's Block column last month was on "Emotion and Medium in Writing," in Volume 6, Issue 4, and as always you can download a free copy of the newsletter here.

Now it's off to check folks blogs, but I leave you with some pics that Lana took from our front driveway near midnight on New Year's eve.

Happy New Year!



19 comments:

Erik Donald France said...

Happy 008 to y'all and cheers on new submissions (and publications). Love the starburst fireworks, too . . .

Julie said...

I'm with Eric, and thanks for the link to your article. Good new year, this one, and every best wish for 2008...

Steve Malley said...

Let's hope the new year brings you heaps of recognition for your writing. Your stories are *way* awesome!

(Why yes, Talera book 2 *did* just arrive...)

Julie said...

....did you hear the story of the American lady on a tour of Windsor who asked why the Royal Family built their Castle so close to the Airport?
(:

You a computer gamer?

Lisa said...

Happy New Year to the Gramlich family -- I am about to send in my order for some personalized signed books! -- I got busy over the holidays, but I'm catching up now. Happy New Year!

Travis Erwin said...

Nice pics. I have the day off tomorrow so I too plan to get some submissions out.

Ello said...

Nice pics Lana! Hope you had a lovely new years!

Church Lady said...

Happy New Year to both of you! Great pics!!
:-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, yeah, they came out pretty good, although I wish we could have seen the trees which formed the backgrounds.

Julie, and to you too. That American tourist story sounds so right. What dweebs. And yes, but only a game called Age of Empires.

Steve Malley, thanks so much. I really appreciate your appreciation. Cool.

Lisa, whoo hoo! I hope you like them, and happy new year to you as well.

Travis Erwin, gotta have a few minutes here and there to get stuff out.

Ello, yep, Lana is pretty good with a camera.

Church Lady, thankee. And to you.

Travis said...

Wow! Those pictures are terrific!

Good luck with the submissions.

steve said...

Charles--"Love in the Time of Cybersex." The title alone is worth publication. I'll have to wait till next Wednesday to read your column. I couldn't get back to Elkhart this "weekend" because of some severe lake-effect snow, and I'm on dial-up. It takes eons to download a PDF file.

Julie's joke for some reason reminds me of a joke a British tourist played at Colonial Williamsburg. He asked the docent, "What side did Virginia take in the Civil War?" She was a bit taken aback, and said, "Why sir, Virginia was the heart and soul of the Confederacy."

"Sorry, ma'am," the Englishman said. "I meant the English Civil War."

Lana Gramlich said...

Good luck w/the resubmissions, baby!

SQT said...

I agree with Steve, "Love in the time of Cybersex" is a great title. It begs to be read.

Happy New Year!

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis, yeah, the pics are cool. And thanks.

Steve, LOL on the Civil War joke.

Lana, thankee baby.

SQT, I like the title myself.

the walking man said...

When does school start again? lol Good new year to ya Charles and Lana.
May it be filled with success on every front specially the Durfee grading pattern.

Peace

mark

eric1313 said...

I wish we had fireworks, besides the rifle and pistol launched kind. Even out away from Detroit, the rednecks like to squeeze off a few rounds to let the neighbors know they're armed and alert.

Snowed like crazy crazy up here. It's starting to get old.

Good luck on all fronts, especially in regards to publication.

Michelle's Spell said...

Happy 2008 to both you and Lana! Sitting around on the couch has been my favorite activity as I am sick with a wretched cold -- but I'm getting caught up with lots of reading and even started a reading journal per your suggestion from an old blog (I decided January would be as good as any to see how many books I read a year and what I actually do read -- should be interesting). Good luck with the publications!

Charles Gramlich said...

Mark, too soon. January 7 I go back to work.

Eric1313, they have the funfire in New Orleans too. I'm glad to be out of the city.

Michelle, sorry you've been sick. I've had some sinus problems but not enough to get me down. Hope you feel better soon.

Julie said...

Charles, I had to laugh - we've had every computer game in the book over the last decade with sons keen (half life, halo etc) - but I've played aoe for x years as a form of relaxation - keep meaning to upgrade to Age of the Gods.

Git bashing we call it...