NaNoWriMo update

November 13, 2006

(apologies to feedreader people…having WordPress issues for the first time EVER tonight.)

Well gee whiz that election post was …fun … wasn’t it? Let’s get back to more…um…stupid things to talk about.

NaNoWriMo update!

My NaNoWriMo setup

I cranked out over 2700 words tonight and earned my first green box on my NaNoWriMo Progress Report. And I’m only on plot point 6 of the fourteen that I’ve written out. That doesn’t count the 6 or so I need after that in order for my intrepid amateur sleuths to solve the damn murder. Want to know whodunit? Highlight below.

A crazed widow who used to patronize the coffeeshop with her late husband is shooting anyone she sees who DARES sit in the comfy coffeeshop chair that hubby used to sit in.


Charlie’s unimpressed. (My God he’s huge!)

My weekend was very lovely and enjoyable indeed. Among other things, I watched “The Man in the Iron Mask” and found surprisingly good. Maybe Leo DiCaprio CAN act after all? The only distraction was the spectrum of accents. Leo’s California King of France — his foppish English accented advisors (Dr. House? Izzat you?) — his French-accented Mistress and mother, etc etc. I have the Music Man at home now, which seems quite charming. Thanks to work people, my Netflix queue is growing.

Speaking of movie recommendations…assume you have a very nice friend who hasn’t seen many movies in her lifetime. So that she can fully participate in common cinematic conversations, which movies would you suggest she put into her Netflix queue? Difficulty: No Monty Python.

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  • Lisa November 14, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Hello! So, you need movie recommendations? Since I don’t know what you really go for in a movie, I have found some that are ones I enjoy. Hopefully you can find a few that peak your interest!

    In no particular order…

    Say Anything
    You’ve Got Mail
    Sleepless in Seattle
    Much ado About Nothing
    Pride and Prejudice
    Sense and Sensibility
    Circle of Friends (the movie is decent, but the book is much better)
    While You Were Sleeping
    Galaxy Quest
    The Italian Job
    Singin’ in the Rain
    The Transporter
    Batman Begins
    The Family Stone
    Strictly Ballroom
    Runaway Jury
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – Extended Versions

    I am going to leave it at that for the moment. I don’t want to look to much like a movie junky!

  • johnnyblack November 15, 2006 at 9:23 am

    The Godfather (my favorite)
    Mommie Dearest (almost up there with “Godfather”)
    Primary Colors
    Farhrenheit 9/11
    Roger and Me
    Bowling for Columbine
    Santa Clause
    Waiting For Guffman
    Spinal Tap
    Citizen Kane

  • johnnyblack November 15, 2006 at 9:24 am

    What does “waiting for moderation” mean?

  • Kimberly November 15, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    Means I have a bajillion spam filters in place, and someone will type something about a m0rtgage or ref1nancing or 0xycontin and it ends up in my 100+ long queue of true spam comments.

    I go through them once a day, for the most part.

    Ah…Casino did it. I get lots of fake comments linking to online Casinos. 🙂

  • mr skin November 27, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    I really liked Batman begins. The genre of comic-book hero in cinema is not for everybody, like semi-standardized production-line films, but Mr Nolan does the hero justice in a well thought-out and meticulously crafted film. There is no need for hesitation at the cinema, Batman Begins delivers.