Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Day Off: Mostly

I’m away for a day and all kinds of things happen. Had to go into work early this morning to close out some stuff for the school year. Then the psychology faculty got together for lunch and a few beers in the French Quarter. I had a spicy rabbit stew, which was delicious but hot enough to make my tongue wince when the next bite was coming in. I cooled it down with some Bohemia, Negra Modelo, and Abita Amber.

While I was away from the net a number of things happened. First, Patricia Abbott posted my piece on writing Swords of Talera as part of her wonderful series on “How I Came to Write this Book.” You can find it here if you’re a mind to. Thanks, my friend.

Then I got a note from the talented Jodi MacArthur letting me know that I’d won a copy of what looks to be an awesome CD called A Pale Horse Named Death, and it’s autographed by Sal Abruscato. Thank you, Jodi. I’m looking forward to listening to this one.

Finally, I got word that Cold in the Light is now for sale as an ebook from the Google Ebookstore. I’d heard this was coming but didn’t expect it until next year. I actually have no idea what formats you can get it in. All I know at the moment is the link is here.

And now I’m going to try and visit a few of the 170 plus posts on my Google Reader. I won’t be making it all the way around before I crash.
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29 comments:

Sidney said...

Sounds like a pretty good day!

Travis Cody said...

Ditto to Sidney's comment about a good day.

Cheers!

David Cranmer said...

Jodi has a rich taste in music. I often leave her site up and running just to listen to the music. I'm sure you will enjoy.

Deka Black said...

Enjoy your day off. (Hmm, rabbit stew). Myself must spend this day cleaning some furniture. Dirty furniture is ugly to see!

sage said...

I'm pretty fond of Negra Modelo myself and think it would go well with rabbit stew. Congratulations!

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Good news all around, Charles, assuming the rabbit stew didn't bark back ...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some good news there!
And 170posts? Damn, I have way more than that waiting for me this morning.

Jodi MacArthur said...

Sounds like a good day to me. Cool about the review at Patty's and congrats on the google e-book! I wonder if google will come out with an e-book reader?

You're welcome and congrats. You'll like the heavy metal. ;-) I'm writing a new novel to it now, along with opera and solo cello tunes. Weird mix now that I think of it.

J

ps. Glad David enjoys the music! I do too.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And thank you Charles for reminding us all that the most important aspect of writing a book is finding a subject that means something to you.

Heff said...

Heff has done the Negra. It's good beer, unless you drink ELEVEN of them, lol !

ivan said...

Oh, it was a dark and stormy knight.
You made Wikipedia!

Charles Gramlich said...

Sidney, purty good indeed.

Travis Cody, yeppers.

David Cranmer, I do too. Good stuff there, which is more than I can say of most sites with music.

Deka, I've eaten rabbit quite a lot but never quite so spicy.

Sage, by that time I could scarcely taste the beer, but the buds came back. :)

Don, no problems last night with the stew and all is well today.

Alex, it gets to be a burden after a while, man.

Jodi, thanks much. I do like the music at your site. I don't always like the stuff I find playing at blogs.

Patti, thank you for running the piece. Ultimately that's what I want out of my writing experiences.

Heff, that would be a little stiff. I think I only had about 8 beers total and some were the much lighter Abita Amber.

Ivan, One of my students commented on that last year. He seemed far more impressed than if I'd written a bestseller.

Cloudia said...

Congrats with Aloha
from Hawaii, Charles!

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BernardL said...

Good day in New Orleans with food and beer.... oh yeah!

Steve Malley said...

Good stuff! Usually I step away for a day and I get surprises like the shop running out of alcohol swabs...

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, thankee.

Bernardl, I don't miss it when I'm not there but I do enjoy it when we get together for a day.

Charles Gramlich said...

Steve, I'm not longer chair of the department so if something runs out it's not my fault. :)

Chris Phillips said...

Glad so much good happened on your day off.
any day w/ beer for lunch should be good.

Charles Gramlich said...

Chris, you are correct, sir.

Evan Lewis said...

Rabbit stew. Got the recipe?

Ron Scheer said...

You need to get out more often...Good work, bud!

Charles Gramlich said...

Evan, I fear not. wish I did, though I might ease off on the spice just a bit.

Ron, now that I'm off for a week or so I will be doing a bit more of it.

laughingwolf said...

grats for all the neat stuff, charles :)

Erik Donald France said...

Congratulations on a number of fronts, nicely rounded with a veriety of tasty beers . . .
And happy holiday break!

Erik Donald France said...

i.e. variety . . .

jodi said...

Charles, Hot rabbit stew and a few beers sounds like a nice way to relax. Good for you--you needed it!

Mary Witzl said...

170 posts? How do you DO that? I suspect you've got a tight-fitting tunic under your teacher's suit with a big red S on it.

Charles Gramlich said...

laughingwolf, thanks, man.

Erik Donald France, "verity" was pretty close considering that "In wine there is truth," Or beer.

jodi, it was much enjoyed.

Mary Witzl, most of the time my undersuit has "W" on it for wimp.
:)

john smith said...

bagus banget. it's totally nice photos. i prefer it thus rare... Muahhh...Alcohol Swabs